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12-21-2005, 04:38 AM
Holiday & Weekly Update
(reginapats.com)

Regina Pats Holiday & Weekly Update (Dec. 19, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006)

Where The Team Stands: The Pats enter the holiday break in second place in the East division with a 20-13-0-1 record and fourty-one points, five behind division leaders Moose Jaw & Saskatoon ... The Pats sit sixteen points ahead of Brandon & Prince Albert ...

Roster Update: The Pats have twenty-six players on their current roster, including two goaltenders, nine defencemen, and fifteen forwards ... Ten have been drafted by the Pats ... Ten have been acquired via trade ... Five were protected list additions ... One was selected in the CHL Import Draft ...

Leading Pat: Eighteen-year-old Petr Kalus has twenty-one goals and twelve assists for thirty-three points ... Troy Brouwer of Moose Jaw continues to lead the league with fifty-five points (twenty-eight goals, twenty-seven assists) ...

Injuries: Denis Tolpeko will be out of the line-up for a few more weeks while recovering from surgery in November ... Eighteen-year-old defenceman Derek Reinhart is week-to-week with injuries to his shoulder & ribs ... Defencemen Spencer Fraipont & Andy Schenn are lost for the season ...

One Year Ago: On December 19, 2004 the Pats began their holiday break with a 9-22-2-3 after dropping a 4 - 3 decision to Saskatoon ...

Special Teams: The Pats are sixth in the league with their power-play that is capitalizing on 18.5% (33/178) of man advantage opportunities ... Pats penalty-killers have an 83.3% success rate, (155/186) tenth best in the WHL ... Matt Robinson leads the team with two short-handed goals this season ...

Home Ice Advantage: The Pats 15-4-0-1 home record this season is third in the WHL, behind Kootenay (16-1-0-1) & Calgary (17-3-0-0) ...

Shutout: David Reekie's thirty-save shutout vs. Moose Jaw on Friday was the first shutout posted by the Pats since Nov. 16, 2004 when Dustin Slade shutout Swift Current on home ice ... Reekie's shutout was the first of his WHL career ...

Power-Play Leaders: Pats rookie Petr Kalus is tied for the league lead with ten power-play goals this season ... Jon Bubnick of Portland, Tim Kraus of Vancouver, Blair Jones of Moose Jaw & Justin Keller of Kelowna also have ten man-advantage markers ...

McDonald Rejoins Team: The Pats recalled seventeen-year-old forward last week ... McDonald played 23 games with the Melville Millionaires scoring eighteen points after being assigned to the SJHL team in October ... McDonald had a point in his first game back on Friday, assisting on Ian Duval's goal ...

Twenty-Win-Mark: Saturday's victory over Prince Albert gave the Pats twenty-wins this season ... The last time the Pats won their twentieth game was on February 22, 2004 ... The Pats won 24 games during the 2003-2004 season ...

Out of a Slump: Seventeen-year-old forward Ian Duval had goals in back-to-back games last weekend ... Prior to the weekend Duval had two goals in twenty-eight games ... Last season Duval had eight goals in his rookie season ...

Three In A Row: Second year forward Justin Bernhardt has a goal in three straight games ... Bernhardt has fourteen goals this season ... Last year in his rookie campaign the Yorkton native scored five goals in an injury plagued season ...

Scoring Change: On Friday night Kyle Ross was originally credited with a goal scored by a Moose Jaw defender into his own net ... The WHL changed the scoring on Monday and Justin Bernhardt is now credited with the goal ...

Special Teams In Fine Form: The Pats have moved up the league rankings in both the power-play and penalty-killing departments ... The gave up a power-play goal for the first time in thirty opportunities on Saturday night vs. Prince Albert ...

No Shootout Needed: Saturday's 4 - 2 win over Prince Albert was the first time in three games that the Pats haven't needed a shootout to defeat the Raiders ... Both previous meetings in October at Brandt Centre were decided after scoreless overtime sessions ...

Thin Bench: The Pats will be without sixteen-year-olds' Brett Leffler & Nick Ross during the team's six-game road-trip as they compete in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge for Team West & Team Pacific respectively ... Petr Kalus is also expected to miss the entire six-game trip while with Team Czech Republic at the World Junior Hockey Championships which begin on Boxing Day ... The Pats will begin the trip in Brandon on December 27th with eighteen healthy skaters ...

Prospects at U-17: Joining Leffler & Nick Ross at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be a pair of Pats prospects ... Sixteen-year-old's Matt Delahey & Derek Hulak will suit up for Team West ...

Mac's Tournament: The Pats will have five prospects playing in the annual Mac's Major Midget Tournament in Calgary over the holiday season ... Jordan Eberle & Jeff Wright of the Calgary Buffaloes, as well as Jeff Bosch of the Saskatoon Blazers, Trent Rumple of the Moose Jaw Warriors & Curtis Kulchar of the P.A. Mintos will all compete in the prestigious international invitational tournament ...

Drafted Players: Petr Kalus - Boston Bruins (2nd Round, 39th Overall), Derek Reinhart Columbus Blue Jackets (6th Round, 177th Overall)

Upcoming Week:
Monday, December 19 - Sunday, December 25 (WHL Holiday Break)

Next Week:

Monday, December 26 Practice 7:00-8:30PM (Exhibition Stadium)
Tuesday, December 27 Game vs. Brandon - 7:00PM Keystone Centre
Wednesday, December 28 Game vs. Swift Current - 7:30PM Centennial Civic Centre
Thursday, December 29 Practice (Lethbridge TBD)
Friday, December 30 Game vs. Lethbridge - 8:00PM Enmax Centre
Saturday, December 31 Game vs. Kootenay - 7:00PM Cranbrook Recreation Complex
Sunday, January 1 Off Day
(All Practices at Brandt Centre, unless otherwise noted and are subject to change)

Week In Review:
Friday, December 16 - Moose Jaw 0 @ Regina 5 - Record (19-13-0-1) - Attendance 4294
Goals: 1 - Bernhardt (12)
2 - Bernhardt (13) from K. Ross & Schira
3 - Pyett (6) from Senseman & Duval
4 - Robinson (11) from Fuder & Festerling
5 - Duval (3) from Senseman & McDonald
Goalie: David Reekie (30 Saves, 0 GA)

Saturday, December 17 - Prince Albert 2 @ Regina 4 - Record (20-13-0-1) - Attendance 3247
Goals: 1 - Fuder (4) from Schira & N. Ross
2 - Duval (4) from Deck & Bernhardt
3 - Schira (3) from Bernhardt
4 - Bernhardt (14) from Deck (EN)
Goalie: David Reekie (12 Saves, 2 GA)

Kalus vs. Canada: European sniper Pert Kalus will play an exhibition game with Team Czech Republic vs. Canada on Tuesday night in Kamloops in preparation for the World Junior Hockey Championships beginning next week ... The Canada/Czech Republic game is on TSN, beginning at 9:30PM ...

Pats TV On Thursday: Voice of The Pats Rod Pedersen hosts Pats TV this Thursday at 6:30PM on Access 7 ... Rod's guest this week are Pats coach Curtis Hunt and veteran players Kyle Deck, Kyle Ross & Tyson Sievert ... An new episode of Pats TV will also air on Thursday, December 29th when Rod hosts a media roundtable with Chris Hodges of CTV, Dan Plaster of Global TV & Mitchell Blair of Rawlco Radio ...

Fundraise With The Pats: The Pats Have A Unique Fundraising Program For Your School, Team & Non-Profit Organization ... For more information contact Kristin Hensrud by calling 522-PATS or emailing Kristin directly at khensrud@reginapats.com ...