FRIDAY NIGHT CHL HOCKEY ON SPORTSNET

Nov 16, 2012 - 08:04 MST

GIANTS PATS LIVE ON SPORTSNET – Brett Kulak and the Vancouver Giants (6-13-0-0) take on Morgan Klimchuk and the Regina Pats (9-12-1-0) on Friday night in Vancouver, B.C.

Friday’s match-up between the Giants and Pats can be seen live on SPORTSNET (7:00pm PT).

The Giants are coming off a 4-3 shootout win over the visiting Prince George Cougars on Sunday to improve to 4-4 over their last eight games, but remain in fifth place in the B.C. Division.  The Giants are 4-7-0 on home ice this season.  Vancouver found out they have lost their top scorer, Marek Tvrdon, for the rest of the season.

The Pats shut out the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 on Saturday in Regina for their third victory over their last four games, and currently sit in fifth place in the East Division.  The Pats have won just twice through their first 10 road games.  Klimchuk leads the Pats with 11 goals this season.

It’s the only meeting of the season between the Pats and Giants.  Vancouver won last season’s only encounter with a 4-1 victory in Regina on December 2, 2011.  The Giants have won the last four meetings versus Regina.