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nivek_wahs
03-28-2006, 12:28 AM
Regina Pats Weekly Update (Mar. 27, 2006 - Apr. 2, 2006)

Where The Team Stands: The Pats trail their best-of-seven first-round playoff series with Saskatoon 2 - 0 after the Blades held home-ice with a pair of wins this past weekend ... On Friday the Pats dropped a 3 - 2 overtime decision, while on Saturday night the Pats lost 4 - 1 to their provincial rivals ...

Roster Update: The Pats have twenty-eight players on their current roster, including three goaltenders, nine defencemen, and sixteen forwards ... Fourteen 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 Kyle Ross leads the team in playoff scoring with a goal and an assist in two games ... Six other Pats have recorded a point in the series; Kyle Deck, Petr Kalus, Justin Bernhardt, Garret Festerling, Logan Pyett & Denis Tolpeko ... Pyett leads the team with six penalty minutes in two games ...

Injuries: Rookie netminder Linden Rowat is out for five more weeks after having surgery on his finger earlier this month Eighteen-year-old defenceman Derek Reinhart is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury Eighteen-year-old forward Scott Brownlee is day-to-day with a concussion ... Ian Duval, Brett Leffler & Michael Senseman are each day-to-day with the flu ...

Ouch!: Nineteen-year-old forward Tyson Sievert left Friday's game and missed two full periods after taking a stick in the face, which required twenty-nine stitches ... Sievert went to Saskatoon's University Hospital for repairs and ended up returning to the game for the start of overtime ... Sievert wore a full face-shield on Saturday night ...

Special Teams: The Pats are 1/13 on the power-play in their series with Saskatoon Regina has given up three power-play goals in eleven opportunities (72.7%) ... Both the power-play and penalty-killing units are ranked thirteenth in the post-season ...

Finally Home!: The Pats will play their first home game in nearly a month tomorrow when they host Saskatoon in Game Three of the playoff series ... Game Four will be played on Wednesday night at Brandt Centre ... The last home game for the Pats was on Saturday, March 4th vs. Moose Jaw ...

Affiliate Help: Last week affiliated players Derek Hulak & Matt Delahey joined the team when their midget clubs were eliminated from the playoffs ... Hulak played in Saturday's game, filling in for affiliate player Scott Brownlee who is recovering from symptoms of a concussion suffered on Friday ...

Second-Team All-Star: Last Tuesday, Pats captain, Kyle Deck was named a Second-Team Eastern Conference All-Star, after posting four goals & thirty-eight assists in sixty-two regular season games ... Earlier this month, Deck was named the Pats Top Defenceman for the third consecutive season ... Deck, a native of Sedley, was also the recipient of the Mike Kartusch Humanitarian of the Year ...

Date Changes: Last Wednesday The Pats, Blades & WHL announced date changes to the first-round series due to building availability in Saskatoon ... Game Three is now being played on Tuesday, March 28, while Game Four will be played on Wednesday, March 29th ... Game Five, if necessary will be played in Saskatoon on Friday, Mach 31st ... If necessary, Game Six will be played in Brandt Centre on Tuesday, April 4th ... Game Seven, if necessary will be played on Wednesday, April 5th in Saskatoon ...

WHL Playoff Series B (Regina vs. Saskatoon)
Game One - Friday, March 24 - Regina 2 @ Saskatoon 3 (OT)
Game Two - Saturday, March 25 - Regina 1 @ Saskatoon 4
Game Three - Tuesday, March 28 - Saskatoon @ Regina 7:00PM
Game Four - Wednesday, March 29 - Saskatoon @ Regina 7:00PM
Game Five - Friday, March 31 - Regina @ Saskatoon 7:00PM * if necessary
Game Six - Tuesday, April 4 - Saskatoon @ Regina 7:00PM * if necessary
Game Seven - Wednesday, April 5 - Regina @ Saskatoon 7:00PM * if necessary

Tickets Available Now: Individual tickets for the Pats first two home playoff games vs. Saskatoon are on sale now at the Brandt Centre Box Office, located in the east-lobby of Brandt Centre, or by calling 781-9300 ...

First Playoff Game: Twelve of the Pats twenty players in the line-up on Friday night were playing in their first career WHL Playoff game ... David Reekie, Nathan Heinen, Colten Teubert, Craig Schira, Jason MacDonald, Justin Bernhardt, Ryan McDonald, Petr Kalus, Levi Lind, Scott Brownlee, Nick Ross & Jordan Fuder were all making their playoff debut ...

Career Night For Reekie: Eighteen-year-old goaltender David Reekie made a career-high fourty-nine saves on Friday night in the teams 3 - 2 overtime loss ...Reekie's previous career-high was on October 1, 2005 when he made fourty-one saves ...

Rosco's First: Nineteen-year-old forward Kyle Ross scored his first career WHL playoff goal on Friday ... Friday's game was Ross's fifth career playoff game ...

Playoff OT Loss: Friday's loss was the first playoff overtime loss by the Pats since March 26th, 2003 in game four of a first-round series with Brandon ...

Deck Snipes: Pats captain Kyle Deck scored his first goal since January 7th on Saturday night ...

Did You Know?: The Pats scored four goals in a period four times in the regular season; November 4th vs. Swift Current, November 22nd vs. Everett, January 3rd vs. Red Deer & March 3rd vs. Saskatoon ...

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

Upcoming Week:
Monday, March 27 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM (Brandt Centre)
Tuesday, March 28 Playoff Game #3 vs. Saskatoon - 7:00PM - Brandt Centre
Wednesday, March 29 Playoff Game #4 vs. Saskatoon - 7:00PM - Brandt Centre
Thursday, March 30 Practice 2:30 - 5:00PM (Location TBD)
Friday, March 31 Playoff Game #5 vs. Saskatoon * - 7:00PM Credit Union Centre
Saturday, April 1 TBD
Sunday, April 2 TBD

Week In Review:
Friday, Mar. 24 - Regina 2 @ Saskatoon 3 (OT) - Record (0-0-1)
Goals: 1 Kalus (1) from Festerling & Bernhardt
2 - K. Ross (1) fro Tolpeko
Goalie: David Reekie (49 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, Mar. 25 - Regina 1 @ Saskatoon 4 - Record (0-1-1)
Goals: 1 - Deck (1) from K. Ross & Pyett
Goalie: David Reekie (20 Saves, 3 GA)

5,000 Banners: The first 5,000 fans in attendance on Tuesday & Wednesday will receive a special edition Pats playoff banner ...

Tickets Available!: Individual tickets for games Three & Four vs. Saskatoon are available at the Brandt Centre Box Office Visit the Box Office in the east-end of Brandt Centre or charge by phone by calling 781.9300

Come Early: Media partner Global TV will unveil a new Pats playoff video prior to the start of Tuesday's game ... Fans are encouraged to be in their seats at 6:55PM ...

Molson Cup Presentation: Ron Nugent from Molson Canada will make a presentation the 4th Quarter Molson Cup segment award winners as well as the Overall 2005-2006 Molson Cup just prior to the start of the second period on Tuesday night ...

Game Five Bus To Saskatoon: If you are interested in taking a Pats Fan Bus To Saskatoon for Friday's game (if necessary), please contact Jan Hockley (522.5604) or jhockley@reginapats.com ... The bus trip includes transportation from Brandt Centre to Credit Union Centre and a game-ticket in a special Regina Pats section ... Cost of the trip is $45 ... The bus will return to Regina immediately following the game ...

Pats TV: Pats TV will be taped immediately following Wednesday's game The thirty-minute show, hosted by Rod Pedersen will air this Thursday on Access, at 6:30PM ...

MNP WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS:

East Division:
(Series A) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. Brandon Wheat Kings (Series Tied 1 - 1)
(Series B) Saskatoon Blades vs. Regina Pats (Saskatoon Leads 2 - 0)
Central Division:
(Series C) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. Swift Current Broncos (Medicine Hat Leads 2 - 0)
(Series D) Calgary Hitmen vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (Series Tied 1 - 1)

KAL-TIRE WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS:

B.C. Division:
(Series E) Vancouver Giants vs. Prince George Cougars (Series Tied 1 - 1)
(Series F) Kelowna Rockets vs. Kootenay Ice (Series Tied 1 - 1)
U.S. Division:
(Series G) Everett Silvertips vs. Tri-City Americans (Series Tied 1 - 1)
(Series H) Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winter Hawks (Series Tied 1 - 1)

First Round Match-ups are based on Division Rankings ... 1st vs. 4th, and 2nd vs. 3rd.
Second Round Match-ups are based on Conference Rankings ... 1st vs. 4th, and 2nd vs. 3rd ... All Series for the 2006 WHL Playoffs are best-of-seven ...