TUESDAY'S WHL MATCH-UPSTue Feb 12
PATS HOST TIGERS LIVE ON SHAW – Dyson Stevenson and the Regina Pats (20-30-3-3) take on Trevor Cox and the Medicine Hat Tigers (27-26-2-1) in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s match-up between the Pats and Tigers can be seen live throughout western Canada on SHAW and SHAW Direct channel 299 (7:00pm CT).
The Pats skated to a 7-3 win over the Wheat Kings in Brandon on Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing skid, and remain in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Stevenson has a goal and two points in three games versus the Tigers this season.
The Tigers edged the visiting Kootenay Ice 3-2 on Sunday in a key Central Division match-up for their second win in a row, and currently hold a three-point lead over Kootenay for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Cox scored twice, including the winner, on Sunday versus the Ice.
In other WHL action on Tuesday, Shane McColgan and the Saskatoon Blades (31-21-0-3) welcome Adam Lowry and the Swift Current Broncos (27-24-3-2) for the second time inside the last five days.
The Blades are coming off a 5-2 win over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday, one night after beating the Broncos 4-1 in Swift Current, for their eighth consecutive victory, and currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Blades sit just two points back of Prince Albert for the East Division lead, and hold a game in hand on the Raiders. McColgan has points in four straight games, and leads the Blades with 40 assists this season.
The Broncos downed the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings 3-1 on Sunday in Swift Current for their second win in a row, and currently sit tied with Lethbridge for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Broncos are 10-14-1-1 on the road this season. Lowry has scored three goals and four points over his last two games, and leads the Broncos with 36 goals this season.
In Kennewick, WA,, Justin Feser and the Tri-City Americans (31-21-1-2) host Cody Sylvester and the Calgary Hitmen (36-16-1-3) on Tuesday.
The Americans dropped a 5-2 decision to the Chiefs in Spokane on Saturday night for their second loss in a row, and currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference. Feser is set for his 305th consecutive regular-season game versus the Hitmen, and is just six games behind the WHL all-time record for Iron Man streak.
The Hitmen are coming off Saturday’s 4-3 overtime victory in Kent, WA, over the Seattle Thunderbirds for their third straight win on their U.S. Division tour, and currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. Sylvester, the Hitmen’s leading scorer, played his 300th career game on Saturday versus the T-Birds.
In Moose Jaw, SK, Morgan Rielly and the Moose Jaw Warriors (18-29-3-6) battle Mark McNeill and the Prince Albert Raiders (31-20-2-3) for an East Division clash on Tuesday.
The Warriors are coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook on Saturday for their third loss in a row, and currently occupy 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Rielly has seven goals and 39 points in 44 games this season.
The Raiders fell 3-0 in Swift Current to the Broncos on Saturday night for their third loss in four games, and currently cling to a two-point lead over Saskatoon for first place in the East Division. The Raiders are 3-7-0 over their last 10 games away from home.