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03-15-2006, 01:41 AM
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Regina Pats Weekly Update (Mar. 13, 2006 - Mar. 19, 2006)

Where The Team Stands: The Pats have a 38-26-1-4 record and sit in third-place in the East division with eighty-one points ... The Pats are eleven points back of first-place Moose Jaw and three points behind second-place Saskatoon ... The Pats are fifteen points ahead of Brandon are twenty-two ahead of Prince Albert ...

Roster Update: The Pats have twenty-six players on their current roster, including three goaltenders, eight defencemen, and fifteen forwards ... Twelve 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 & Eighteen-year-old forward Petr share the team lead in scoring with fifty-six points each ... Festerling has twenty-one goals & thirty-five assists, while Kalus has thirty-six goals & twenty assists ... Twenty-year-old Matt Robinson is one point behind with fifty-five points (thirty-four goals & twenty-one assists) ...

Injuries: The lone Pat listed on the injury report is rookie netminder Linden Rowat who is out indefinitely with a hand injury ...

One Year Ago: On March 13, 2005 the Pats had a 11-49-4-6 record after a 8 - 1 home-ice loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers ...

Special Teams: The Pats have the sixth-ranked power-play in the league scoring 70 goals on 376 man-advantage opportunities (18.6%) ... The Pats penalty-killing team jumped up to eighth in the league this week allowing 60 goals on 391 short-handed situations (84.7%) ...

Hot-Hot-Hot: The Pats, Saskatoon Blades & Kootenay Ice are the hottest teams in the league with wins in their last five games ...

Down To The Wire: The Pats & Blades each have three games remaining in the fight for home-ice in the first round of the playoffs which will open on Friday, March 24th ... If the teams are tied in the standings the team with the highest win total has the tie-breaking advantage ... Should the teams have the same win total Saskatoon would have home-ice as the Pats were 3-4-0-1 in their eight meetings this season ...

Road Warriors: The Pats five-straight wins have all come on the road with wins in Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Calgary, Red Deer & Lethbridge ... The last time the team won five-straight road was in the fall of 2004 when the team won road games from Oct. 8 - Nov. 6 in Red Deer, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw (2) & Prince Albert ...

Veterans Return: Nineteen-year-old captain Kyle Deck returned from a knee injury on Wednesday while nineteen-year-old Tyson Sievert returned to the line-up on Saturday after missing nine games with a separated shoulder ...

Reekie Honoured: Veteran netminder David Reekie has been the goaltender of record for all five victories and this morning was named the Greyhound WHL Player of the Week ... Reekie recorded a 1.75 goals against average, a 0.940 save percentage, 110 saves and four road wins last week as he improved his record to 30-17-0-3 this season ... Reekie is the first Pat to win 'Player Of The Week' honours this season and is the first Pat to win the honour since Jon Bubnick won the award on Nov. 8, 2004 ...

Reekie Hits Thirty-Win Mark: Reekie's thirtieth victory last night made the veteran netminder the first Regina netminder to win thirty games in a season since Donald Choukalos recorded a 33-21-2-2 during the Memorial Cup season of 2000-2001 ...

Blanking The Bronco's: Reekie's shutout win over Swift Current on Wednesday was his second career WHL shutout ... Reekie's first shutout came on December 16 vs. Moose Jaw ...

Tight Games With Speedy Creek: Wednesday's game in Swift Current was the first time this season that a game between the Pats & Broncos was decided by more than one goal ... The Pats had a record of 5-1-0-0 vs. Swift Current this season, including four victories at Brandt Centre ...

Overtime: The Pats 2 - 1 victory in overtime on Friday in Calgary improved their record to 4 - 1 in the extra session this season ... The Pats have played in eight shootouts at the conclusion of overtime and have a 4 - 4 record in shootouts ...

Game-Winning Robinson: Matt Robinson's overtime winner on Friday night was his third straight game-winning goal ...

Red Deer Sweep: Saturday's 5 - 3 victory in Red Deer gave the Pats a sweep in the season series with Rebels ... The Pats were 4-0-0-0 vs. Red Deer this season ...

Leading After Fourty: The Pats improved their record to 29-0-0-0 when leading after two periods this season with wins in Swift Current, Calgary & Red Deer last week ...

Berny's Streak: Veteran forward Justin Bernhardt has five assists in the last three games ... Bernhardt is sixth in team scoring with fourty-four points (twenty-two goals, twenty-two assist) ...

Streak Snapped: Matt Robinson had his six-game goal-streak snapped last night in Lethbridge ...

Captain's Update: Nineteen-year-old captain Kyle Deck had four assists in his first four games back from a knee injury last week ... Deck leads the team with thirty-seven assists, which ranks him seventh in the league among defencemen ...

Fuder Ends Drought: Jordan Fuder had goals in back-to-back games over the weekend to give him ten goals this season, a career high ... The nineteen-year-old veteran had goals in back-to-back games for the second time this season ... Prior to Saturday's game in Red Deer, Fuder had gone nineteen straight games without a goal ...

MacDonald On The Score-Sheet: Rookie forward Jason MacDonald had a timely assist on Fuder's goal in the third period last night in Lethbridge ... The assist was the first for Macdonald since November 26th vs. Kelowna ... MacDonald had gone pointless in twenty previous games ...

Kalus Strikes Quickly: Kalus's two goals 1:49 apart last night to tie the game and give the Pats the lead was the second time this season that Kalus has cored twice in a period ... Kalus had a pair of goals in the third period in a 6 - 4 loss to Kelowna on October 7th ...

Rare Comeback: Last night's come from behind victory improved the team's record to 4-22-0-2 when trailing after the second period

Success On Sunday: Yesterday's victory improved the Pats record to 6-2-0-0 on Sunday's this this season ...

Central Record: The Pats are 17-5-1-0 vs. central division opponents this season ... The team will close the regular season in Medicine Hat on Sunday ...

Penalty Killers Having Success: The Pats have successfully killed twenty-nine straight short-handed situations ... The last power-play goal surrendered by the Pats was in the second period of the home finale vs. Moose Jaw on March 4th ...

Leading Rookie: Petr Kalus leads all rookies in the WHL in power-play goals with fifteen this season ... Kalus is third in overall rookie scoring with fifty-six points in fifty-seven games ...

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

Upcoming Week:
Monday, March 13 Off Day
Tuesday, March 14 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM (Exhibition Stadium)
Wednesday, March 15 Game vs. Prince Albert 7:30PM Art Hauser Centre
Thursday, March 16 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM (Exhibition Stadium)
Friday, March 17 Game vs. Brandon - 7:30PM Keystone Centre
Saturday, March 18 Playoff Pep-Rally - 12:00PM - Southland Mall
Sunday, March 19 Game vs. Medicine Hat - 7:00PM The Arena

Week In Review:
Wednesday, Mar. 8 - Regina 2 @ Swift Current 0 - Record (35-26-1-4)
Goals: 1 - Robinson (32) from K. Ross
2 - McDonald (5) from Festerling & Robinson
Goalie: David Reekie (33 Saves, 0 GA)

Friday, Mar. 10 - Regina 2 @ Calgary 1 (OT) - Record (36-26-1-4)
Goals: 1 - Kalus (33) from Pyett & Bernhardt
2 Robinson (33) from K. Ross & Deck
Goalie: David Reekie (20 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, Mar. 11 - Regina 5 @ Red Deer 3 - Record (37-26-1-4)
Goals: 1 - Festerling (21) from Kalus & Deck
2 - Kalus (34) from Bernhardt
3 - Robinson (34) from Tolpeko & Pyett
4 - K. Ross (22) from Bernhardt & Deck
5 - Fuder (9)
Goalie David Reekie (34 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, Mar. 12 - Regina 4 @ Lethbridge 3 - Record (38-26-1-4)
Goals: 1 - Schira (5) from Bernhardt & Festerling
2 - Fuder (10) from MacDonald & Deck
3 - Kalus (35) from N. Ross
4 - Kalus (36) from Bernhardt & Festerling
Goalie: David Reekie (23 Saves, 3 GA)

Southland Mall Pep-Rally: This Saturday fans are invited to the Southland Mall for a 2006 Regina Pats Playoff Pep-Rally ... The Pep-Rally will take place at Centre Court, beginning at 12:00PM and will include a message from Head Coach Curtis Hunt and team captains ... K-9 & the Pats girls will also be in attendance, handing out tattoos during the autograph session ... Access Communications will also be on location filming a playoff episode of Pats TV ...

Delahey Named Top Defenceman: Sixteen-year-old defenceman Matt Delahey was named the SMAAAHL's Top Defenceman recording five goals and nineteen assists while adding seventy-one penalty minutes in thirty-nine regular season games ...

Pats TV: Join Rod Pedersen on Pats TV this Thursday at 6:30PM with guests Terry Perkins, Jordan Fuder, Kyle Ross & Cliff Mapes ...