Pats Look to Continue Streak against Blazers
November 30, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats News Release
Kamloops, B.C. - The Regina Pats continue their Western Canada road trip today in Kamloops against the Blazers at the Sandman Centre at 9:00 p.m. Sask. time.
The Pats are coming off a 6-5 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday, improving to 3-0 over their Western Canada road swing. Alexander Suzdalev capped off a four point outing (2G-2A) with the overtime winner. Stanislav Svozil matched his career-high in points with four, recording four assists and Borya Valis also tallied three points (1G-2A). Drew Sim recorded his second straight victory, making 39 saves. The final shots were 44-34 for the Rockets. The Pats were 3-4 on the power play and 3-7 on their penalty kill, allowing four power play goals against for a second straight game.
The Blazers meanwhile are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday. Moose Jaw led 3-0 going into the third, and the Blazers scored twice in the final frame to make it a one goal game. Logan Stankovan and Daylan Kuefler scored for the Blazers in the loss, while Michael Schnattinger made 26 saves. They have now gone 2-2-2-0 over their last six games.
The Kamloops Blazers are gearing up to host the Kia Memorial Cup. Last season the Blazers went 48-17-3-0 with 99 points, finishing fourth in the WHL. They lost in seven games to Seattle in the Western Conference Finals.
Team Record 12-11-1-1 - 26 points 11-5-3-1 - 26 points
Division Ranking 4th East 2nd B.C.
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 5th Western
League Ranking 11th 12th
Past 10 Games 5-4-1-0 6-2-2-0
Streak 3-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 6-5 W @ Kelowna (Nov 29 2022) Final OT 4-1 W @ Prince George (Nov 26 2022) Final
Home Record 5-5-0-1 5-3-2-0
Away Record 7-6-1-0 6-2-1-1
GF 96 75
GA 96 48
PP (Overall) (27/105) 25.7% (26/94) 27.7%
PP (Home) (12/46) 26.1% (11/55) 20.0%
PP (Away) (15/59) 25.4% (15/39) 38.5%
PK (Overall) (29/117) 75.2% (12/80) 85.0%
PK (Home) (8/46) 82.6% (6/33) 81.8%
PK (Away) (21/71) 70.4% (6/47) 87.2%
PP vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%
PK vs. Opp. (0/0) 0% (0/0) 0%
Leading Rookie Suzdalev (14-16-30) Pearce (0-2-2)
Most PIM Vaughan - 37 Kuefler - 29
Team PIM/GM 14.7/Game 11.8/Game
Leading Scorers Bedard (22-32-54) Stankoven (14-19-33)
Howe (16-18-34) Bankier (15-8-23)
Suzdalev (14-16-30) Kuefler (11-9-20)
Svozil (4-24-28) Levis (5-15-20)
Valis (11-13-24) Minten (7-12-19)
Last 5 Games 6-5 W @ Kelowna (Nov 29 2022) Final OT 4-1 W @ Prince George (Nov 26 2022) Final
9-5 W @ Victoria (Nov 26 2022) Final 3-2 L vs Moose Jaw (Nov 25 2022) Final
3-0 W @ Vancouver (Nov 25 2022) Final 6-1 W @ Tri-City (Nov 23 2022) Final
5-2 L @ Winnipeg (Nov 19 2022) Final 3-2 L @ Portland (Nov 19 2022) Final OT
9-5 L @ Winnipeg (Nov 17 2022) Final 4-1 W @ Vancouver (Nov 18 2022) Final
Leading After 1st 9-1-1-0 10-0-2-1
Leading After 2nd 10-0-0-0 11-0-0-0
Tied After 1st 2-2-0-0 1-3-0-0
Tied After 2nd 2-4-0-0 0-0-2-1
Trailing After 1st 1-8-0-1 0-2-1-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-7-1-1 0-5-1-0
Out Shooting Opponents 6-5-0-1 9-4-2-0
Out Shot by Opponents 5-6-1-0 2-1-1-1
1 Goal Games 4-3-1-1 0-1-3-1
2 Goal Games 1-1-0-0 2-2-0-0
3 Goal Games 4-5-0-0 4-2-0-0
WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
Stream: WHL Live
The Pats are 15-27-4-4-1 vs. the Blazers, all-time, going 9-11-3-2-1 at home and 6-16-1-2-0 on the road.
It's the Pats first matchup against the Blazers since Dec. 11, 2019, as Kamloops defeated Regina 4-2 at the Brandt Centre. The last time the Pats were at the Sandman Centre was Nov. 20, 2018 as Regina defeated Kamloops 3-2 in regulation. The Pats are 2-2-1 over their last five meetings against the Blazers but have won their last four road contests against the Blazers dating back to the 2012-2013 season.
Connor Bedard extended his point-streak to 24 straight games which now passes his career-high of 22. He's also recorded a multi-point game in 10 of his last 12 contests with 32 points (12G-20A) during that time. He also has goals in six of his last nine contests (9G).
The Pats are 3-0 to begin their Western Canada road trip with three more games remaining on it. Over the Pats last three games, they have outscored their opposition 16-to-10. The three straight win ties for the longest winning-streak of the season. Their three straight wins on the road is also their longest of the season.
54: Number of points (22G-32A) in 25 games for Pats captain Connor Bedard leads the WHL, while his 22 goals are first, and his 32 assists are also first...the North Vancouver, BC product also leads the WHL in power play points (21) and is first in power play assists (16).
31.1: Shooting percentage for Alexander Suzdalev this season is first in the WHL (14-for-45)...the Washington Capitals 2021 third-round pick had has points in 10 of his last 11 games (8G-13A-21PTS)...his 10 power play goals are first in the WHL.
154: Shots on net in 25 games this season for Connor Bedard leads the WHL, as he is averaging 6.16 per-game, while he averaged 5.25 shots on net per game last year, with 326 shots in 62 games, leading the league.
8: Goals for Borya Valis over his last 10 contests, as he has scored in six of his last 10 games with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points during that time...on Nov. 9 vs. Edmonton, the Denver, Colorado product recorded a career-high four points, as well as his first career hat-trick.
20: Power play goals for the Regina Pats over their last 13 contests, having scored at least one power play marker in 13 straight...during that time, the Pats man-advantage has gone 20-for-58, running at 34.4%...overall, the Pats power play is 6th in the WHL at 25.7%.
5: Five game point-streak (2G-10A-12PTS) for Stanislav Svozil heading into tonight's action...the Columbus Blue Jackets 2021 third-round pick is tied for third amongst all WHL defencemen in points with 28 (4G-24A) while tied for first in assists...he is also first amongst all defencemen in power play assists (16) and power play points points (18).
7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 - Regina Pats (12-11-1-1) at Prince George Cougars (13-10-0-0)
5:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 - Regina Pats (12-11-1-1) at Edmonton Oil Kings (4-20-1-0)
7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 - Regina Pats (12-11-1-1) at Prince Albert Raiders (10-13-2-0)
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Calgary Hitmen (12-6-3-1) at Regina Pats (12-6-3-1)
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