Game Day: Pats v Warriors

MOOSE JAW (31-18-0-2)at REGINA (17-25-6-1)
Today, 7 p.m., Brandt Centre
Radio: 620 CKRM

Key injuries: REGINA — F Nils Moser (knee, day-to-day), C Chandler Stephenson (foot, day-to-day). MOOSE JAW — F Brayden Cuthbert (concussion, 1-2 weeks), F Spencer Edwards (shoulder, 1-2 weeks).

Overview: Tonight’s game puts a wrap on the second home-and-home matchup of the season between Regina and Moose Jaw. The Warriors swept a previous back-to-back set in early November, prevailing 3-1 at the Brandt Centre and 5-3 at the Crushed Can. The teams met again in Regina on Dec. 3, with Moose Jaw outgunning the Pats 9-6 . . . Without Edwards — a known Pat killer — the Warriors are deprived of their captain, a key offensive threat and the team’s best checker, who would likely match up against Jordan Weal’s line. Edwards has four goals and six points in three games against Regina this season. LW Antonin Honejsek leads the team with five goals and nine points in four contests versus the Pats . . . Weal leads Regina in the series with two goals and six points . . . The Warriors made one deal at the Jan. 10 trade deadline, acquiring import F Sebastian Svendsen from Prince Albert for import F Michal Hlinka, along with third- and sixth-round bantam picks . . . With Friday’s 4-3 loss in Moose Jaw, the Pats fell three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, which now belongs to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Courtesy Greg Harder - Leader Post
on January 29, 2011 by Kevin Shaw |