PREVIEW: Pats Begin Five Game Road Swing In Swift Current
Regina, Sask. – The Regina Pats play the first of five straight road games tonight when they head to Swift Current to take on the Broncos at 7:00 p.m. at the InnovationPlex.
The Pats enter tonight’s game with a 10-10-1-1 record and 22 points, tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference while the Broncos come in at 10-9-1-0 with 21 points, tied for seventh in the East.
HOW TO TUNE-IN
The Regina Pats look to get back in the win column tonight following a difficult 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday inside the Brandt Centre. Regina’s only tally came from Tanner Howe who scored for a third straight contest. Ewan Huet got the start before being pulled for Kelton Pyne after Huet allowed five goals on 23 shots. Pyne came in and gave up just one goal on 13 shots.
The final shots were 36-29 for Edmonton. The Pats finished 0-4 on their power play and 2-3 on their penalty kill.
It’s now a stretch of five straight road games starting tonight as the group looks to snap a four game road losing-streak in Swift Current after a couple moves this week.
18-year-old forward Anthony Wilson made his Regina Pats debut on Wednesday after being acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings for Matteo Michels. Pats GM Alan Millar then made a few trades on Thursday morning, acquiring 17-year-old winger Logan Peskett from the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for a pair of late round draft picks before dealing 18-year-old defenceman Carter Herman to the Saskatoon Blades for a seventh round pick.
Meanwhile, the Swift Current Broncos are coming off a 6-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday at home, snapping a mini two game losing-streak. Tyson Laventure led the way up front with three points (2G-1A), while Caleb Wyrostok (1G-1A), Rylan Gould (1G-1A) and Owen Pickering chipped in with multi-point games. Brady Birnie and Ryan McCleary rounded out the scoring for the Broncos, and Reid Dyck made 34 saves.
The Broncos finished the game 2-4 on their power play and 5-6 on their penalty kill. The final shots were 37-25 for Medicine Hat.
Swift Current wraps up their six game homestand today, as the Broncos have gone 3-2 over their last five games. Since coming back from their B.C. swing (where they were 1-4 on), the Broncos have gone 6-3 over their last nine games.
|Team Record||10-10-1-1 — 22 points||10-9-1-0 — 21 points|
|Division Ranking||4th East||3rd Central|
|Conference Ranking||6th Eastern||7th Eastern|
|Past 10 Games||3-6-0-1||6-4-0-0|
|Last Game||6-1 L vs Edmonton (Nov 15 2023) Final||6-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Nov 14 2023) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(15/79) 19.0%||(21/86) 24.4%|
|PP (Home)||(7/46) 15.2%||(10/43) 23.3%|
|PP (Away)||(8/33) 24.2%||(11/43) 25.6%|
|PK (Overall)||(23/111) 79.3%||(23/95) 75.8%|
|PK (Home)||(10/66) 84.8%||(9/48) 81.3%|
|PK (Away)||(13/45) 71.1%||(14/47) 70.2%|
|PP vs. Opp.||(0/3) 0%||(0/6) 0%|
|PK vs. Opp.||(0/6) 100%||(0/3) 100%|
|Leading Rookie||Temple (4-2-6)||Coupland (4-6-10)|
|Most PIM||Vaughan – 46||Ward – 31|
|Leading Scorers||Howe (14-15-29)||Ward (8-17-25)|
|Berge (6-18-24)||Laventure (9-12-21)|
|Valis (6-11-17)||Caswell (7-13-20)|
|Spencer (4-9-13)||Filmon (6-14-20)|
|Whitehead (7-5-12)||Gould (6-13-19)|
|Last 5 Games||6-1 L vs Edmonton (Nov 15 2023) Final||6-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Nov 14 2023) Final|
|4-2 W vs Brandon (Nov 12 2023) Final||5-4 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 10 2023) Final|
|7-5 L @ Brandon (Nov 11 2023) Final||5-1 L vs Wenatchee (Nov 8 2023) Final|
|2-1 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 8 2023) Final SO||4-1 W vs Everett (Nov 5 2023) Final|
|6-2 L @ Saskatoon (Nov 5 2023) Final||4-3 W vs Portland (Nov 3 2023) Final SO|
|Leading After 1st||4-2-0-0||6-3-1-0|
|Leading After 2nd||7-1-0-0||7-1-1-0|
|Tied After 1st||2-1-1-0||3-2-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||1-1-1-0||2-1-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||4-7-0-1||1-4-0-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||2-8-0-1||1-7-0-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||4-2-0-0||1-4-0-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||5-8-0-1||8-5-1-0|
|1 Goal Games||3-2-1-1||3-2-1-0|
|2 Goal Games||5-3-0-0||1-2-0-0|
|3 Goal Games||0-1-0-0||5-3-0-0|
HEAD TO HEAD (0-1-0-0)
The Pats are 179-155-19-8-6 vs. the Broncos, all-time.
|October 22||Regina||Swift Current||4:00 p.m. CST||L, 2-1|
|November 17||Regina||Swift Current||7:00 p.m. CST|
|December 2||Swift Current||Regina||7:00 p.m. CST|
|February 2||Swift Current||Regina||7:00 p.m. CST|
|February 16||Swift Current||Regina||7:00 p.m. CST|
|February 17||Regina||Swift Current||7:00 p.m. CST|
The Last time the Pats played the Broncos was on October 22, with Swift Current edging Regina 2-1. Tyson Laventure and Clarke Caswell scored for the Broncos and Zackary Shantz scored for the Pats. Regina finished 0-3 on their power play and 6-6 on their penalty kill.
Last season the Pats went 3-2-1 against the Broncos, going 2-1 at home and 1-1-1 on the road, outscored by them 22-to-21. In 2021-22, the Pats went 3-3-0 against the Broncos, going 1-2-0 at home and 2-1-0 on the road. The Pats are 12-9-2 over their last 23 meetings against the Broncos.
- 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov 22 – Regina Pats (10-10-1-1) at Medicine Hat Tigers (13-6-2-0)
- 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov 24 – Regina Pats (10-10-1-1) at Edmonton Oil Kings (6-12-0-1)
- 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov 25 – Regina Pats (10-10-1-1) at Red Deer Rebels (6-9-0-3)
- 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec 1 – Regina Pats (10-10-1-1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8-8-4-1)