Pats vs Red Deer Rebels Gameday PreviewDecember 5, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats
Wednesday, December 5th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.
Regina Pats (11-15-2-2) Red Deer Rebels (17-11-1-1)
For the third time this season, the Pats and Rebels match up against each other. The teams split the first two meetings of the season with Regina winning at the Brandt Centre and the Rebels victorious at the Enmax Centrium. Colton Jobke leads the Pats with three points against the Rebels this season. At the other end of the ice, Charles Inglis led the Rebels with two goals against the Pats before being traded to Kamloops. The Pats look to break out of a four game slide. Meanwhile, the Rebels have been on a tear winning seven games in a row. Tonight's game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m.
Lead Up: Pats Can't Overcome High Powered Raiders
The Raiders picked up where they left off Friday with a strong effort against the Pats. Matt Hewitt held Regina in the game early with some great saves, but couldn't stem the tide as the Raiders would score two in the first then three in the second and third periods. Colten Mayor scored both goals for the Pats to total four points in his last two games.
Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night
The big night is finally here as Jordan Eberle's number 7 will be raised to the rafters of the Brandt Centre. Jordan will be available for an autograph session during the first intermission of tonight's game. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the game early to be in their seats for the pre-game ceremonies.
Breaking a Slump
After being held pointless for three games, Colten Mayor busted his slump this weekend with points in all three games. He has five points over that span (3G, 2A) and 18 points on the season. Mayor's two goals Sunday night pushed his career points total to 80.
For the first time in eleven games, Morgan Klimchuk didn't register a point against the Prince Albert Raiders. Over the sixth longest point streak in the WHL this season, Klimchuk totaled 22 points.
The Pats goaltending duo of Matt Hewitt and Teagan Sacher is one of the best one-two punches in the league. The tandem is one of seven in the league in which both goalies feature a SV% over .900 (Hewitt - .914, Sacher - .901).
- The Pats powerplay ranks 7th in the league at 21.7%
- Dyson Stevenson leads the Pats with 46 penalty minutes on the season
- Lane Scheidl is eight points away from 150 in his career
at Saskatoon - Saturday Dec. 8th, 7:05 p.m. - Credit Union Centre (CKRM)
vs. Saskatoon - Sunday Dec. 9th, 2 p.m. - Brandt Centre - Family Day/Teddy Bear Toss (CKRM)
vs. Prince Albert - Thursday Dec. 13th, 7 p.m. - Brandt Centre - Thirsty Thursday (CKRM)
Western Hockey League Stories from December 5, 2012
- Pats Fall to Red Deer 5-1 - Regina Pats
- Cougars Captain Brock Hirsche Announces Retirement from WHL - Prince George Cougars
- Tigers Donate $5000.00 in Scholarships to 40th Hockey Hound Bantam Tournament - Medicine Hat Tigers
- Blazers Name Willick as Captain - Kamloops Blazers
- Trevor Linden Returns to Medicine Hat this Weekend - Medicine Hat Tigers
- Broncos Call up Gawdin - Swift Current Broncos
- Teddy Bear Night Saturday, December 8th - Lethbridge Hurricanes
- Jordan Eberle Honoured Tonight - Regina Pats
- Pats vs Red Deer Rebels Gameday Preview - Regina Pats
- Silvertips Lose Heartbreaker in Portland - Everett Silvertips
- Blazers Down Broncos 2-1 - Kamloops Blazers
- Brendan Leipsic Nets Four Goals in 7-5 Winterhawks Win over Everett - Portland Winterhawks
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