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01-10-2006, 04:28 AM
Regina Pats Weekly Update (Jan. 9, 2006 - Jan. 15, 2006)
[From reginapats.com]

Where The Team Stands: The Pats currently sit in third place in the East division with a 23-18-0-1 record and fourty-seven points, two behind Moose Jaw and five points behind division leading Saskatoon ... The Pats sit fifteen points ahead of Prince Albert and sixteen ahead of Brandon ...

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

Leading Pat: Nineteen-year-old forward Garrett Festerling moved into the team lead in points over the weekend with four assists in two games ... Festerling has eleven goals and twenty-three assists for thirty-four points ... Troy Brouwer of Moose Jaw leads the league with fifty-seven points (twenty-eight goals, twenty-nine assists) ...

Injuries: Veteran defenceman Derek Reinhart is listed as day-to-day with a sore shoulder that was originally injured in November ... Sixteen-year-old forward Brett Leffler is expected to miss another week with a shoulder injury ...

One Year Ago: On January 9, 2005 the Pats had a 11-25-2-4 after dropping a 1 - 0 decision to Brandon on home-ice ...

Special Teams: The Pats are seventh in the league with their power-play that is capitalizing on 18.8% (43/229) of man advantage opportunities ... Pats penalty-killers have an 82.6% success rate, (190/230) twelfth in the WHL ... Matt Robinson leads the team with two short-handed goals this season ...

Power-Play Produces: The Pats power-play scored a season-high four goals on Saturday night ... Kyle Ross, Kyle Deck, Matt Robinson & Justin Berhardt had the man advantage goals ...

Patterson Traded: On Wednesday the Pats traded eighteen-year-old defenceman Curtis Patterson to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a 2006 seventh round bantam draft choice ... In fifty-nine games with the Pats in parts of two seasons, Patterson had six assists and thirty-four penalty minutes ... The Saskatoon product will join his brother Colin who is playing his twenty-year-old season with the Cougars ...

Home Ice Advantage: The Pats 17-4-0-1 home record this season is fourth in the WHL, behind Kootenay (20-1-0-1), Medicine Hat (17-2-0-2) & Calgary (18-4-1-0) ...

On a Roll: Twenty-year-old forward Matt Robinson has seven goals in his past eight games since the holiday break ... Robinson scored the game-winning goal last night vs. Brandon in the third period ... Robinson's thirty-one points this season is a career high ...

Shutout For A Third Time: Medicine Hat blanked the Pats 7 - 0 as they finished up their six-game road trip last Wednesday ... The shutout defeat was the third time the Pats have been blanked this season ...

Happy To Be Back: The Pats returned to home-ice for the first time in three weeks on Saturday defeating Lethbridge 6 - 3 ... The team followed up Saturday's win with a 4 - 1 decision over Brandon ...

Festy Lends A Helping Hand: Veteran forward Garrett Festerling set a career-high with three assists in Saturday's 6 - 3 victory over Lethbridge ...

Six-Pack: The Pats scored six goals in two separate games last week, matching a season-high ... Four third period goals lifted the team over Red Deer on January 3rd ... Kyle Deck's pair paced the Pats six goal effort on Saturday vs. Lethbridge ... The Pats have scored six goals five times this season ...

Power-Play Leaders: Pats rookie Petr Kalus is in a three-way tie for third in the league with ten power-play goals this season ... Former Pat, Jon Bubnick, now of Portland leads with thirteen man-advantage markers ...

McDonald Will Stay In Queen City: Seventeen-year-old forward Ryan McDonald who was called up as an affiliate player from Melville of the SJHL last month will remain with the Pats for the remainder of the season ... McDonald scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's victory in Red Deer ...

Tolpeko Returns: Denis Tolpeko returned to the Pats line-up on Saturday for the first time since severing a tendon above his ankle on November 23rd in Seattle ... At the time of his injury Tolpeko was leading the team with twenty-eight points in twenty-one games ...

Keeping The Lead After Two: This past weekend the Pats improved their unblemished record of 18-0-0-0 when leading after two periods ...

Molson Cup Update: Petr Kalus won the second segment of the Molson Cup which was awarded on Saturday night by Ron Nugent of Molson Canada ... Justin Bernhardt finished second, while Kyle Ross was third in Molson Cup Standings from November 9 - December 28, 2005 ...

Ross Keeps Scoring: Sixteen-year-old rookie defenceman Nick Ross scored goals in back-to-back games over the weekend for the first time in his WHL career ... Ross returned to the line-up on Saturday after leading the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in scoring for defencemen with eight points in six games ... Ross and his Team Pacific teammates finished fourth in the tournament ...

Trade Deadline Tomorrow: The WHL Trade Deadline is tomorrow at 4:00PM local ... Fans can follow Pats transactions on reginapats.com and link to whl.ca for all trade activity at the deadline ...

Top Prospects To Be Announced: Tomorrow the Canadian Hockey League will announce the list of players who will compete in the 2006 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 18th ...

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

Upcoming Week:
Monday, January 9 Off Day
Tuesday, January 10 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM
Wednesday, January 11 Game vs. Prince Albert - 7:00PM Brandt Centre
Thursday, January 12 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM
Friday, January 13 Game vs. Red Deer - 7:00PM Brandt Centre
Saturday, January 14 Game @ Prince Albert - 7:00PM Art Hauser Centre
Sunday, January 15 Practice 11:30 - 12:50 (Exhibition Stadium)
(All Practices at Brandt Centre, unless otherwise noted and are subject to change)

Week In Review:
Tuesday, January 3 - Regina 6 @ Red Deer 2 - Record (21-17-0-1)
Goals: 1 - Festerling (11) from Senseman & Schira
2 - Bernhardt (15) from K. Ross & Deck
3 - Robinson (15) from Fuder & Duval
4 - McDonald (1) from Bernhardt & K. Ross
5 - Pyett (7)
6 - Robinson (16) from Senseman & Deck
Goalie: David Reekie (26 Saves, 2 GA)

Wednesday, January 4 - Regina 0 @ Medicine Hat 7 - Record (21-18-0-1)
Goaltenders: David Reekie (6 Saves, 4 GA)
Linden Rowat (26 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, January 7 - Lethbridge 3 @ Regina 6 - Record (22-18-0-1) Attendance - 4061
Goals: 1 - K. Ross (11) from Robinson & Pyett
2 - Deck (3) from Robinson & Pyett
3 - Deck (4) from Festerling & Robinson
4 - Robinson (17) from Fuder & Festerling
5 - N. Ross (2) from Festerling
6 - Bernhardt (16) from Schira & Duval
Goalie: David Reekie (27 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, January 8 - Brandon 1 @ Regina 4 - Record (23-18-0-1) Attendance - 3240
Goals: 1 - Fuder (5) from Festerling & Robinson
2 - Robinson (18) from K. Ross & Pyett
3 - N. Ross (3) from Bernhardt & Duval
4 - Sievert (5) from Bernhardt
Goalie: David Reekie (25 Saves, 1 GA)


Olympic Pin Sets On Wednesday: Fans in attendance at Wednesday's game vs. Prince Albert will have the opportunity to win one of twenty-four Hockey Canada 2006 National Men's Hockey Team Official Pin Collection Starter Kits courtesy of the Leader-Post ...

Pats TV On Thursday: Voice of The Pats Rod Pedersen filmed the Pats on the road for this week's edition of Pats TV, which will air on Thursday at 6:30PM on Access 7 ...

Women's Night This Friday: All women over eighteen will receive an entry at Friday night's game vs. Red Deer to win a variety of prizes from Pats participating sponsors ...

Stadium On Sunday: The Pats are scheduled to practice at Exhibition Stadium on Sunday to accommodate the clean-up of the Hillary Duff concert at Brandt Centre this Saturday ...