Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Pats @ Warriors: Game Night

From the Pats website....

Head To Head:
This is the second of 8 meetings between the Regina Pats and the Moose Jaw Warriors. The first came back on September 25th with the Warriors escaping the Brandt Centre with a 5-4 victory. Quinton Howden scored the winner in the 3d period on a penalty shot. Brandon Davidson, Brett Leffler, Tomas Hricina and Jordan Weal all scored for the blue and white, while Dawson Guhle stopped 29 of 35 shots in the loss.

This Season against the Warriors:
Scoring: GP G A Pts
Brandon Davidson 1 1 1 2
Tomas Hricina 1 1 1 2
Brett Leffler 1 1 1 2

Special Teams: 2009-10 Season Series:
Power Play – 2/7– 28.6% (0 shg against) Sept.25th Moose Jaw 5@ Regina 4
Penalty Killing –3/4 – 75.0% (0 shg) Oct.7th Regina @ Moose Jaw 7:00
Nov.13th Moose Jaw @ Regina 7:00
Nov.14th Regina @ Moose Jaw 7:00
Jan.8th Moose Jaw @ Regina 7:0
Jan.29th Moose Jaw @ Regina 7:00
Jan.30th Regina @ Moose Jaw 7:00
Feb.23rd Regina @ Moose Jaw 7:00

Last Action:
One of the most dominating weeks in years finished up with a 7-3 win over the Red Deer Rebels. Matt Delahey had one of his best career offensive performances with a pair of goals and an assist. Also scoring was: Kyle Mulder, Jordan Weal, Michal Poletin, Graham Hood and Brett Leffler. Dawson Guhle snagged his second straight win.
The Pats won their second in a row Friday night with a convincing 6-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos. Jordan Eberle picked up 2 goals, while his line mates Brett Leffler and Jordan Weal also had multiple point night. Kyle Mulder, Killian Hutt and Matt Strueby also scored for the Pats while Dawson Guhle stopped 22 shots for his second win of the season.
The return of Jordan Eberle is defiantly the cure to the Pats offensive woes. He came in and was put on a line with Jordan Weal and Brett Leffler and it was instant magic. The trio combined for 6 goals and 11 points in a 9-3 bombing of the Prince Albert Raiders. Jordan Weal picked up the hat trick, Brett Leffler had a goal and 3 assist, while Jordan Eberle had 2 goals and 2 assists. Also scoring for the blue and white was Matt Strueby, Killian Hutt and Brayden Metz. Damien Ketlo was a quiet story on the night, stopping 30 of 33 shots, including a pair of breakaways in the first period.

Injury Report:
Garrett Mitchell (Thumb) – 4-6
Games lost to injury – 8 games

Top line is....tops:
Forward Jordan Eberle returned to the Pats line-up last week after a strong Edmonton Oiler training camp and he combined with Jordan Weal and Brett Leffler for a fantastic week. The trio scored 11 timed and picked up 25 points in the three Pat wins.

Eberle topping the charts:
Jordan Eberle is currently the Pats active leader in goals with 107 for his Pat career. This puts him in a tie with Rhett Gordon (Pats 92-96) on the modern Pats all-time goal list (1966-present) just one goal back of Len Nielsen (82-87) and 2 back of Gary Dickie (85-89) and Rob Tudor (72-76). Eberle’s 212 points puts him past Jeff Shantz (89-93) and is now 2 points back of Darren Veitch (76-80) on the all time points list.

Another Weal of a Week:
For his 4 goals and 5 assists, Regina Pats forward Jordan Weal, was named the Boston Pizza WHL player of the week. This was the second time that Weal has been named a player of the week in his career. He was the P.O.W. for the first week of the 2008-09 season.

Davidson flying under the radar:
18 year old rookie defenceman, Brandon Davidson, is continuing his stellar rookie campaign. He is 5th in team scoring, while also in the top ten in defensive and rookie scoring.

Guhle filling the void:
With Damien Ketlo nursing a tender groin, rookie goaltender Dawson Guhle has filled in admirably with back-to-back wins this week. He now has 3 of the 4 Pat wins this season.

Leffs is best:
In his 5th season as a member of the Regina Pats, 20 year old forward, Brett Leffler, has been one of the top players in the WHL. He is 2nd in the league in scoring, 2nd in plus/minus and 2nd in assists.

Little man, big stick:
The Pats acquired Killian Hutt earlier last week from the Portland Winterhawks, and the fireplug sized forward made and instant impact with a pair of goals and an assists in his first 3 games as a member of the blue and white.

The week of his career:
18 year old forward, Kyle Mulder, had a total of 2 goals and no assists in all of last season. In the 3 games this week, he doubled that total with 2 goals and 2 assists.

Streaking:
*Brett Leffler is on a 6 game point streak (4g 8a)
*Jordan Weal is on a 5 game points streak (6g 5a)
*Jordan Eberle is on a 3 game point streak (4g 4a)
*Killian Hutt is on a 3 game point streak (2g 1a)
*Kyle Mulder is on a 3 game point streak (2g 2a)
*Brandon Davidson has points in 4 of his last 5 games (1g 5a)


Milestones:
*Jordan Eberle is the active Pat career leader in points with 212. He is also the current active Pat career leader in goals (109), assists (103), points (212), game winning goals (23), power play goals (40) and shorthanded markers (8).
*Brett Leffler scored his 60th career goal against Swift Current last night and 12 minutes away from 400 penalty minutes for his career
*Matt Delahey is 5 games away from reaching the 200 games played.
*Colten Teubert is 12 away from 400 career penalty minutes.
*Garrett Mitchell is 10 games away from 150 in his WHL career.
*Matt Strueby is 2 away from 40 career WHL goals

Pats in the NHL:
The National Hockey League season kicked off last week, and there were 10 former Pats on NHL rosters:
Derek Morris (Pats 95-97) – Boston Bruins Brad Stuart (Pats 95-99) – Detroit Red Wings
Derek Boogaard (Pats 99-00) – Minnesota Wild Josh Harding (Pats 01-04) – Minnesota Wild
Barret Jackman (Pats 97-00) – St. Louis Blues Todd Fedoruk (Pats 97-99) – Tampa Bay Lightning
Colton Orr (Pats 02-03) – Toronto Maple Leafs Rick Rypien (Pats 01-05) – Vancouver Caucks
Boyd Kane (Pats 94-98) – Washington Capitals Garnet Exelby (Pats 00-01) – Toronto Maple Leafs

Team Make-up:
16 Year Olds (93) – 2 (Bell, Borstmayer)
17 Year Olds (92) – 6 (Slobozian, Favreau, Hood, Rieder, Weal, Guhle)
18 Year Olds (91) – 9 (Davidson, Hutt, Pym, Sparrow, Gardiner, Mitchell, Mulder, Poletin, Ketlo)
19 Year Olds (90) – 4 (Teubert, Eberle, Hricina, Metz)
20 Year Olds (89) – 3 (Delahey, Strueby, Leffler)

Leaders:
Goals – Jordan Weal (5) Assists – Brett Leffler (8)
Points – Brett Leffler (12) Plus/Minus – Leffler (9)
PIM – Travis Sparrow (23) PPG – Jordan Weal (2)
SHG – Eberle/Leffler (1) GWG – 3 tied (1)
Wins – Dawson Guhle (3) GAA – Dawson Guhle (3.19)
Sv. % - Damien Ketlo (.905)

Next 5 Games: (all times local) Last 5 Games:
Oct. 9th v/ Calgary 7:00 Oct. 3rd Regina 7 Red Deer 3 W
Oct. 16th v/ Kamloops 7:00 Oct. 2nd Regina 6 Swift Current 1 W
Oct. 17th v/ Lethbridge 7:00 Sept. 30th Regina 9 Prince Albert 3 W
Oct. 20th @ Prince Albert 7:00 Sept. 27th Saskatoon 4 Regina 1 L
Oct. 21st @ Saskatoon 7:05 Sept. 25th Moose Jaw 5 Regina 4 L

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