Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Time... Pats and Warriors Tonight in the Queen City

The Warriors are heading to Regina tonight for their third meeting of the season. The Warriors won the first two in November. The Warriors are 15-11-0-1 on the season; the Pats are 7-15-4-1.

Past Game Recaps:
November 5th in Regina
A low scoring game of 3-1 was the result of the first meeting between these teams. Pats Captain Garett Mitchell scored the first of the night and the only goal of the first. Three straight Warriors goals put away the another Warriors win. Goals were scored by Edwards, Grant (his first of the WHL) and Howden (EN). Both teams were 0/2 on the PP. Warriors fired a season high of 46 shots.

November 6th at Moose Jaw
Eight goals were scored the following night… and a ton of penalties. Michael Sagen scored at 2:52 followed by a goal from Myles Bell and Brandon Davidson all on the first 12 minutes of the first. The Warriors would literally fire back with four straight goals from Rowinski, Howden, Honejsek, and Rielly. An onslaught of penalties taken by the Pats (10 in total) would lead to 3 power play goals. A six player fight would result in Davidson, Frazee, Mitchell, MacMaster, Bowman and Paradis all taking game misconducts. Final score 5-3. Warriors took 17 shots in the first period.

Past five games…
The Pats are coming off of their BC Road Trip, going 1-5-0-2. Damien Ketlo played in net in all but one of the road trip games. The Pats last home win came against Brandon in a 4-1 decision.

The Warriors are 4-1 in their last five. The only loss came in Prince Albert with a close 3-2 loss. Thomas Heemskerk held down the crease for all five games. Heemskerk had a season high saves in his last game with 46.

Topping the Teams
Moose Jaw
Quinton Howden- 30 points
Dylan Hood- 28 points
Antonin Honejsek- 21 points
Cody Beach- 21 points
Spencer Edwards- 20 points

Regina Pats
Jordan Weal- 32 points
Thomas Frazee- 30 points
Brandon Davidson- 24 points
Carter Ashton- 22 points
Myles Bell- 19 points

Eastern Conference
Saskatoon 41 pts
Kootenay 40 pts
Red Deer 39 pts
Med Hat 35 pts
Swift 32 pts
Moose Jaw 31 pts
Lethbridge 27 pts
Edmonton 24 pts
Prince Albert 24 pts
Brandon 24 pts
Regina 19 pts
Calgary 13 pts

Leading the League…

Sam Fioretti and Morgan Rielly each have 14 points and are tied for 12th place in the top 20 rookies in the WHL

Brandon Davidson and Myles Bell rank in the top 20 defensemen in scoring. Collin Bowman has 4 power play goals, putting him 4th in the league in that category.

Dylan Hood and Dallas Ehrhardt have 5 game assists streaks, combining for 12 points.

Special Teams
The Warriors have made a huge improvement to their special teams numbers in November. They have jumped into 6th place in the league with a 21% success rate on the Power play. Team penalty kill sits at 78.4%.

The Pats PP is at 20.6% and their PK is at 75.6%.

Last season the Warriors went 7-1 during the regular season against the Pats. In the past 5 years, the Warriors are 22-2-1-2.

Warriors are 10-1 after leading in the 2nd
The Pats have 120 Goals Against, the Warriors have just 88
The Warriors have just 3 power play road goals this season
The Warriors have an away record of 5-5
Cody Beach leads both teams in PIM’s with 94

Who to watch for tonight....

Moose Jaw

1. Quinton Howden- Getting an invitation to World Junior Camp next week will undoubtly fire Howden up.... he has a solid 7 points in his last 5 games.

2. Dylan McIlrath- back in the line up after missing 6 games; McIlrath will be an asset for the tribe.

3. Dylan Hood- Still in a point streak that has lasted since the last time these two teams met, Hood has been solid for the Warriors.


1. Carter Ashton- Also receiving an invite to World Jr Camp, Ashton has 14 goals for the Pats.

2. Brandon Davidson- A veteran D-man for the Pats, Davidson is #3 for Regina.

3. Garrett Mitchell- Captain for Regina, had quite a game against the Warriors back in November, where he recieved a 10 minute major for his fight with Collin Bowman. Mitchell is a tough customer.

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