After dropping a pair of games to Swift Current on the weekend, the Regina Pats welcome the Prince George Cougars to the Brandt Centre tonight in a 7:00 pm start.
Assistant coach Dave Struch says making sure the team hasn’t lost any confidence after losing a pair to the Broncos is key.
“Well, it’s important, but it’s also important to make them understand the level of play we need to be at to be at the top of the food chain.”
Ryan Kubic is expected to get the start tonight for the Pats. Since coming over from Saskatoon in a trade deadline deal with Libor Hajek, Kubic has stabilized the goaltending position, and hopes are he can carry the load through the playoffs and Memorial Cup.
Kubic says being the number one guy is not an issue for him.
“I’ve been a number one guy in the WHL for years,” said Kubic. “My mindset has never changed. I haven’t been a backup since I was 15-16 (years old). So, in my mind, I’ve always been the starting guy and that’s how I approach it.”
The Pats go into the game trailing 3rd place Brandon in the Eastern Division by six points.
620 CKRM will have the game for you starting with the pre-game show at 6:35.