Pat ChatDecember 5, 2011 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Regina Pats
Friday, December 2nd Vancouver Giants (4) Regina Pats (1)
The Pats returned home after three weeks away from the friendly confines of the Brandt Centre, but the Vancouver Giants had other ideas as they spoiled the homecoming with a 4-1 victory. The game was tied at one heading into the third, but a pair of Giant's goals 36 seconds apart was the different. Andrew Rieder (5th) scored the lone Pats goal in the second period
Saturday, December 3rd Regina Pats (5) Red Deer Rebels (3)
The 12th annual Teddy Bear toss was a success on and off the ice as the Pats took home a 5-3 victory and a ton of stuffed toys were collected for local hospitals and organizations in Regina. The Rebels opened the scoring and held a 2-1 lead after the first period. The Pats scored twice in the second and twice in the third for the 5-3 victory. Jordan Weal was great again with a goal and two assists, while Trent Ouellette had the best night of his career with one goal and two assists as well as a +3. Chandler Stephenson, Colton Jobke and Morgan Klimchuk also added goals for the Pats in the victory.
Sunday, December 4th Regina Pats (2) Brandon Wheat Kings (0)
It was the first meeting of the season between the Pats and the Brandon Wheat Kings and for the first time since the 08-09 season, the blue and white were able to win on the road in Brandon. The Pats picked up goals from Dominik Volek and Jordan Weal, while Matt Hewitt stopped all 33 Brandon shots for his first career Western Hockey League shutout.
Quote of the Week
"The play of our defence was key.all six coming together and along with our goaltending (from Matt Hewitt) was one of the main reasons why we were able to win tonight"
-Regina Pats General Manager, Chad Lang on post game show after the 2-0 win in Brandon.
Tuesday, December 6th - Pats @ Raiders 7:00 Art Hauser Centre
This will be the first time that the Pats and Raiders have met since a home and home series back in mid-October. The Pats were able to sweep both of those games by scores of 4-1 and 5-2. The Raiders have won back to back games heading into Tuesday led by Mark McNeil's 3 goals and 4 assists over the two victories.
Friday, December 9th - Pats @ Warriors 7:00 Mosaic Place
This will be the fourth meeting of the season with the Warriors winning the previous three games. The last coming in overtime in Moose Jaw on November 18th by a 3-2 score. Quinton Howden is one of the very few returning players invited to Canada's World Junior training camp beginning Saturday in Calgary
Saturday, December 10th - Pats @ Blades 7:05 Credit Union Centre
This will be the third time this season that these two long time rivals have met with the home team winning each of the first two games. Avalanche first round pick, Duncan Siemens was a surprise non-invitee to Canada's World Junior training camp as he leads a strong group of Blade defencemen.
Sunday, December 11th - Blazers @ Pats 6:00 Brandt Centre
This is the first and only time this season that the Blazers will pay a visit to the Brandt Centre. The last time the Blazers were in Regina was on October 16th, 2009 with the Pats falling in overtime 5-4. Flyers 7th round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, Brendan Ranford currently leads the Blazers in scoring with 32 points in 25 games heading into this week.
In The Community
A ton of stuffed toys were collected this past Saturday night during the Teddy Bear toss as the Pats were able to defeat the Rebels 5-3. The players will tour local hospitals and organizations playing Santa Claus and delivering the toys to children.
Here's the rest of the busy week for the Regina Pats in the community with a big thanks to the Regina and Area Food Bank during their Christmas drive at all of the Regina Malls
Wednesday December 7th
-Teddy Bear Deliveries at the General, and Pasqua Hospitals and the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre at 10:00am
Thursday December 8th
-Regina and Area Food Bank 12 Days of Christmas at all 5 Regina shopping malls 10:00am - Noon
-Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - Superstore (Rochdale Location) 10:00am - Noon
-St Gregory School - Read to Succeed
In The Locker Room
- Jordan Weal passed Jordan Eberle for 12th on the all-time Pats points list with 311 points
- Chandler Stephenson has 8 points in his last 8 games.
- Colton Jobke has three points over the Pats two wins this weekend
- Matt Hewitt collected his first aver WHL shutout this past Sunday in Brandon
- The Pats are one win away from equaling their win total on the road from last season with 9.
Through the Looking Glass
Dane Schioler SmallThe second pick in the 2011 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft is playing with the Winnipeg Hawks in the Winnipeg Midget-AAA League. He is currently leading the Hawks in scoring and is 7th overall in league scoring.
Dane played in the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup in Moose Jaw a month ago for the silver medal winning Team Manitoba Club. He finished the tournament with two goals and three assists in four games.
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