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Pats End Western Canada Swing in Edmonton

December 4, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats News Release


Edmonton, Alta. - The Regina Pats take on the Edmonton Oil Kings to finish off their Western Canada road trip today at 5:00 p.m. Sask. time inside Rogers Place.

The Pats are coming off a 5-1 win over the Prince George Cougars on Friday to improve to 4-1 over their road trip. The Cougars scored first early in the opening frame, but the Pats bounced back with five unanswered goals throughout the game to secure their 13th win of the season. Connor Bedard scored twice, while Tye Spencer, Tanner Howe and Easton Armstrong added the others. Drew Sim made 30 saves for his third straight win. The final shots were 31-29 for the Cougars. The Pats went 2-5 on the power play and 7-7 on the penalty kill.

Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oil Kings are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday at home. Rhett Melnyk scored Edmonton's lone goal in their fourth straight loss. The final shots were 24-11 for the Blades. The Oil Kings went 4-4 on the penalty kill and 0-4 on their power play.

The Oil Kings are coming off a 50-14-3-1 season with 104 points which was good for second in the WHL, eventually leading to their third WHL championship (2012, 2014, 2022), in their fourth finals appearance in the last 10 years, defeating the Seattle Thunderbirds in six games. They reached the Memorial Cup where they went 1-1-1.

MATCH UP

Regina Edmonton

Team Record 13-12-1-1 - 28 points 4-21-1-0 - 9 points

Division Ranking 4th East 6th Central

Conference Ranking 6th Eastern 12th Eastern

League Ranking 10th 21st

Past 10 Games 5-4-1-0 2-8-0-0

Streak 1-0-0-0 0-4-0-0

Last Game 5-1 W @ Prince George (Dec 2 2022) Final 5-1 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 30 2022) Final

Home Record 5-5-0-1 2-8-1-0

Away Record 8-7-1-0 2-13-0-0

GF 104 51

GA 106 122

PP (Overall) (31/113) 27.4% (15/119) 12.6%

PP (Home) (12/46) 26.1% (8/66) 12.1%

PP (Away) (19/67) 28.4% (7/53) 13.2%

PK (Overall) (31/131) 76.3% (36/118) 69.5%

PK (Home) (8/46) 82.6% (15/54) 72.2%

PK (Away) (23/85) 72.9% (21/64) 67.2%

PP vs. Opp. (3/13) 23.1% (3/10) 30%

PK vs. Opp. (3/10) 70% (3/13) 76.9%

Leading Rookie Suzdalev (15-17-32) Hodnett (4-9-13)

Most PIM Vaughan - 44 Finnie - 44

Team PIM/GM 15.3/Game 13.9/Game

Leading Scorers Bedard (26-33-59) Melnyk (7-8-15)

Howe (17-19-36) Hodnett (4-9-13)

Suzdalev (15-17-32) Finnie (5-7-12)

Svozil (4-28-32) Hauf (3-9-12)

Valis (11-14-25) Boyko (5-5-10)

Last 5 Games 5-1 W @ Prince George (Dec 2 2022) Final 5-1 L vs Saskatoon (Nov 30 2022) Final

9-3 L @ Kamloops (Nov 30 2022) Final 5-3 L @ Swift Current (Nov 26 2022) Final

6-5 W @ Kelowna (Nov 29 2022) Final OT 5-2 L @ Swift Current (Nov 25 2022) Final

9-5 W @ Victoria (Nov 26 2022) Final 6-1 L @ Medicine Hat (Nov 23 2022) Final

3-0 W @ Vancouver (Nov 25 2022) Final 4-2 W @ Lethbridge (Nov 19 2022) Final

Leading After 1st 10-1-1-0 4-0-0-0

Leading After 2nd 11-0-0-0 2-0-0-0

Tied After 1st 2-2-0-0 0-7-0-0

Tied After 2nd 2-4-0-0 1-4-1-0

Trailing After 1st 1-9-0-1 0-14-1-0

Trailing After 2nd 0-8-1-1 1-17-0-0

Out Shooting Opponents 6-6-0-1 0-3-0-0

Out Shot by Opponents 6-6-1-0 4-17-1-0

1 Goal Games 4-3-1-1 1-2-1-0

2 Goal Games 1-1-0-0 3-3-0-0

3 Goal Games 4-5-0-0 0-5-0-0

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Radio: 620ckrm.com

Stream: WHL Live

HEAD TO HEAD (2-0-0)

The Pats are 32-24-2-0 vs. the Oil Kings, all-time. 17-5-0-0-0 at home & 16-13-0-0-0 on the road.

Date Home Away Time Result

September 29th Edmonton Regina 7:00 p.m. MDT OTW, 4-3

November 9th Regina Edmonton 7:00 p.m. CST W, 7-3

December 4th Edmonton Regina 4:00 p.m. MST

March 8th Regina Edmonton 7:00 p.m. CST

It's the third of four meetings this season between these two clubs. The Pats went 1-3 in the 2021-22 season series against Edmonton, being outscored 23-to-15. The Pats are 5-8-2 over the last 15 meetings since the 2018-19 season against Edmonton. The Pats 2-5-0 over their last seven meetings inside Rogers Place.

Edmonton Oil Kings

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-

18 Luca Hauf 2 2 3 5 2 1

14 Marshall Finnie 2 1 2 3 2 2

7 Ethan Peters 2 1 2 3 2 0

17 Gavin Hodnett 1 0 3 3 0 2

29 Mason Finley 2 1 1 2 0 -2

9 X Carson Golder 2 1 1 2 4 -3

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%

30 Kolby Hay 1 0 0 1 0 63:01 4 3.81 0.892

40 Ronin Geraghty 1 0 1 0 0 60:00 7 7.00 0.774

Regina Pats

# Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-

98 Connor Bedard 2 3 5 8 6 4

27 Borya Valis 2 3 3 6 0 4

29 Tanner Brown (total) 3 0 6 6 2 5

RD 2 0 4 4 0 5

REG 1 0 2 2 2 0

43 Tanner Howe 2 2 2 4 2 3

91 Alexander Suzdalev 2 1 2 3 0 0

# Name GP W L OTL SL Mins GA GAA SV%

33 Drew Sim 2 2 0 0 0 123:01 7 3.41 0.851

HEADLINES

The Pats are 4-1-0-0 on their Western Canada road trip with one more game remaining on it. Over the Pats last five games, they have a plus-4 goal differential (24GF-20GA).

Connor Bedard extended his point-streak to 26 straight games with his previous career-high was 22 set last year. He's also recorded a multi-point game in 12 of his last 14 contests with 37 points (16G-21A) during that time. He also has goals in eight of his last 11 (13G).

MILESTONE WATCH

Connor Bedard is 2 assists away from 100 career assists.

BY THE NUMBERS

59: Number of points (26G-33A) in 27 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL, while his 26 goals are first, and his 33 assists are also first...the North Vancouver, BC product also leads the WHL in power play points (24).

30.6: Shooting percentage for Alexander Suzdalev this season is second in the WHL (15-for-49)...the Washington Capitals 2021 third-round pick had has points in 12 of his last 13 games (9G-14A-23PTS)...his 11 power play goals are first in the WHL.

171: Shots on net in 27 games this season for Connor Bedard leads the WHL, as he is averaging 6.33 per-game, while he averaged 5.25 shots on net per game last year, with 326 shots in 62 games, leading the league.

7: Seven game point-streak (2G-14A-16PTS) for Stanislav Svozil heading into tonight's action...the Columbus Blue Jackets 2021 third-round pick is tied for second amongst all WHL defencemen in points with 32 (4G-28A) while first in assists...he is also second amongst all skaters in assists.

24: Power play goals for the Regina Pats over their last 15 contests, having scored at least one power play marker in 15 straight games...during that time, the Pats man-advantage has gone 24-for-66, running at 36.3%...overall, the Pats power play is third in the WHL at 27.7%.

36: Points this season for Tanner Howe is tied for eighth in the WHL...his 17 goals are also tied for fifth while his 27.9% shooting percentage is third...per eliteprospects.com, the Prince Albert, Sask. product is projected to score 44 goals and 93 points this season...due to his late birthday, he is not draft eligible until next year...Howe is riding a five game point-streak coming into action today (7G-3A).

COMING UP

7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 - Regina Pats (13-12-1-1) at Prince Albert Raiders (10-15-2-0)

7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 - Calgary Hitmen (12-7-3-1) at Regina Pats (13-12-1-1)

5:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 - Regina Pats (13-12-1-1) at Winnipeg ICE (23-4-0-0)

7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Spokane Chiefs (5-17-0-1) at Regina Pats (13-12-1-1)


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