Saturday, February 06, 2010

Pats v. Ice Game Notes


Pats vs Ice
Regina Pats/SaskTel Hat Night
Regina Pats (23-25-3-4) @ Kootenay Ice (34-17-3-5)
Tonight 7:00pm Brandt Centre
6:35 Pre-Game Show 620 CKRM

The Lowdown:These two teams will play each other for the second time in 6 days, with the Ice winning the last match-up on Monday night in a shoot-out 2-1. That was the make-up game from the postponed January 27th game that was delayed because of bad weather

About the Ice:With a record of 18-2-1-0 in their last 21 games, the Ice are one of the hottest teams in all of the WHL. Because of this fantastic streak, they have now climbed into 2nd spot in the Central Division and 4th in the Conference.

Who’s who: The Ice have one of the most dynamic and speedy top lines in the WHL in Steele Boomer, Dustin Sylvester and Kevin King:

Player: GP G A Pts.
Dustin Sylvester 51 28 46 74
Steele Boomer 54 21 34 55
Brayden McNabb 47 15 35 50

Jordan Eberle picked up 2 goals in the Pats 4-3 shoot-out loss last night

Player: GP G A Pts.
Jordan Eberle 40 38 38 76
Jordan Weal 55 24 48 72
Matt Strueby 52 29 15 44

The Race: With just 17 games left in the WHL season, the Pats are currently 7 points behind the Moose Jaw Warriors for the 8th and final playoff spot, and 8 back of the Prince Albert Raiders for 7th.

On the ice tonight: There are 9 other games tonight in the WHL with the Pats keeping a keen eye one other game with the Red Deer Rebels in Swift Current to face the Broncos.

Free Hats Tonight:The Regina Pats will have a have giveaway night tomorrow at the Brandt Centre. Fans who enter the door will get a Pats hat courtesy of SaskTel

They are all big games: With the Pats in full chase mode in the Eastern Conference playoff race, every game is important from here on in. Here’s how the rest of the schedule breaks down: 17 games (7 home/10 away), 15 v/ Eastern Conference, 11 East Division, 2 B.C. Division.

Goaltending is Key: Since coming back from his shoulder injury on January 13th, Damien Ketlo has been solid between the pipes. In 10 games, he is 5-1-0-4 with a 2.50 GAA and a Save % of .926.