Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year's Clash: Pats v Raiders Game Notes

Prince Albert Raiders (14-21-2-2) @ Regina Pats (11-20-5-1)
Tonight 7:00pm Brandt Centre
6:35 Pre-Game Show 620 CKRM
WHL WebTV

The Lowdown
This is the 4th of 8 meetings between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Regina Pats and the 4th time in 5 games that the Pats have faced the Raiders. Their last meeting the Raiders went up 4-1 after the first period of play; the Pats cut the lead to 4-3 after 2, but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 6-4 loss. Juraj Roznik scored his first ever WHL goal, while Dyson Stevenson picked up a pair of assists in the loss. They will play four more times after tonight’s game with two at the Brandt Centre and 2 at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert

From Hockeytown North:
The Raiders are just 4 points ahead of the Pats in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs and the Pats have a game at hand. They are coming of a pair of losses this past week against the Saskatoon Blades

Who’s who:
Prince Albert
RW – Jonathan Parker – The 19 year old forward is the defending WHL player of the week with 4 goals and 5 assists in the 3 games against the Pats.
RW – Mark McNeil – The 17 year old forward is ranked 27th in the ISS and 6th in the WHL NHLCS rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft.
C – Justin Maylan– The 19 year old former Moose Jaw Warrior is 5th in scoring for the Raiders and has a goal and 4 assists in 3 games against the Pats

Regina
LW - Jordan Weal – Leads the Pats in all offensive categories and is in the WHL’s top 5 scorers. Is on a 5 game goal streak, and has 9 points in the past 5 games
C – Colin Reddin – Had a 5 game point streak end Tuesday night against Swift Current, but scored the shoot-out winner in the 4-3 victory
LW – Lyndon Martell – Scored his 1st WHL goal to tie Tuesday’s game with under a minute left in Tuesday’s win. He also added an assist in his first game as a Pat.

At the Mac’s
The Pats had 12 players from their 50 man list play in the prestigious Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary. Two players, Morgan Klimchuk (1st rd, 2010) and Mitchell Fyffe (list) played in the tournament all-star game. Goaltender, Cory Nygarrd was fantastic for the Winnipeg Wild, going undefeated at 3-0 and got the Wild into the semi-finals.

U-17’s:
Chandler Stephenson and Pat prospect Landon Peel are both playing for Team West at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg. Stephenson scored in yesterday’s 5-2 Team West win over the Czech Republic. This upped their record to 1-1 in the tournament and will face Ontario tonight.

Next Action:
The Pats will finish off this short 3 game home stand tomorrow night as the Calgary Hitmen make their first appearance at the Brandt Centre this season. Their lone meeting in mid-December in Calgary saw the Hitmen come from behind to defeat the Pat 4-3 in overtime, for ticket information head to http://www.reginapats.com/.

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