Tuesday, August 26, 2014


REGINA PAT WHITE TEAM

TOP THE BLUE TEAM IN A SHOOTOUT



August 25, 2014 - From the Regina Pats Web Site -
 
Sam Steel had a three point night in White's 5-4 shootout victory over Blue.

Regina, Sask. - The Regina Pats finished 2014 Training Camp with the annual Blue and White Game as Team White, coached by Kelly Markwart and Garrett Mitchell, took a 5-4 shootout win over Team Blue, coached by Doug Trapp and Dyson Stevenson.
 
It didn’t take long for Team White to get on the board when Sam Steel got the scoring started just 49 seconds into the first period.  Connor Gay picked up the lone assist.  Team Blue found a response five minutes later when Dane Schioler walked into an Austin Wagner pass with a rocket of a slap shot, blowing it by Daniel Wapple.  The two early markers rounded out the scoring for the squads in the first period.  Shots in the opening frame favoured Blue 15-10 over White.

The first half of the second period went by without another marker, and both Daniel Wapple and Tyler Fuhr would head to the bench in favour of young goaltenders Jordan Hollett and Kurtis Chapman.  Wapple made 19 saves on 20 shots while Fuhr stopped 10 of 11.  Shortly after the switch, Steel found the back of the net again as he finished off a play from Gay and Braden Christoffer. Just when it looked as if White was headed to the third period with a 2-1 lead, Darcy DeRoose busted in off the wing and snapped a wrist shot five-hole on Hollett to tie the game with just 30 seconds left in the period. 

In the final stanza it was Team Blue’s turn to get an early marker as Rykr Cole jammed the puck to the back of the net, giving the dark side its first lead of the evening.  The advantage was short-lived, though, as after Kurtis Chapman stopped a breakaway opportunity from Logan McVeigh, a pass heading back up ice hit the skate of Maximilian Kammerer and bounced back in behind the Blue goaltender to even the scoreboard 3-3.  With time dwindling, Team White regained the lead with a powerplay marker when Steel found Christoffer to the far side of the net and the over-age forward buried the go ahead strike.  Team Blue found a last burst, desperate to tie the contest and Jared McAmmond got some space before snapping a shot to the back of the net to tie the contest 4-4 and force the shootout.  Shots through sixty minutes were 37-26 in favour of Team Blue.

The shootout saw Jordan Hollett and Kurtis Chapman both turn away their first shooters before Connor Gay solved Chapman with a nice backhand over the goaltender’s pad.  Hollett then stoned Sergey Zborovsky, giving Sam Steel the chance to end the game and the rookie slid puck behind Chapman to seal the evening in favour of Team White.

Steel finished the night with three points (2G, 1A) while his linemates Connor Gay (2A) and Braden Christoffer (1G, 1A) each ended up with two points.  Team Blue spread around the scoring, featuring four goal scorers and no player with more than one point.

The Pats get a couple of days to recuperate and practice before they open the Extreme Hockey Pre-Season Tournament August 28th against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7:00 p.m.

Pats Head Coach and Senior VP of Hockey Operations John Paddock talks about the Blue and White game and gives his thoughts on 2014 Training Camp  -   Play Video

Tuesday, August 19, 2014



REGINA PATS COMPLETE
COACHING STAFF
WITH DARRIN McKECHNIE

August 19, 2014



Taken From the Regina Pats Web Site:

Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Darrin Mckechnie as Assistant Coach.  The Pats alum joins Head Coach and Senior VP of Hockey Operations John Paddock and fellow assistant coach Dave Struch behind the bench for the upcoming season.

“I’m honoured to be brought on board by the organization I played for,” said Darrin McKechnie.  “It’s like a dream come true.  I never really thought this could happen this fast.  For any coach in the Regina area, the Pats are looked at so highly and to be a part of it I’m very excited, especially being an alumni.”

McKechnie was the head coach of the Regina Capitals of the SSMHL last season, leading the team to the Saskatchewan Midget-AA Championship after a 24-6-6 Regular Season.  For the 2012-13 campaign, Darrin coached the Regina Pat Blues of the SBAAHL to the best record in the South Division at 22-4-1.  Prior to coaching in minor hockey, McKechnie was an assistant coach for the University of Regina Cougars from 1996-2000.

The Regina resident played with the Pats from 1986-1988, amassing 164 points (82G, 82A) over a 144 game WHL career.  Following his junior days, McKechnie went on to play for the University of Regina where he is third all-time in scoring with 169 points (76G, 93A) in 132 games.  McKechnie’s 76 goals and 93 assists are both second in school history.  During his time with the Cougars (1988-1993), Darrin was named the Canada West and CIS Most Sportsmanlike Player (1992) and a Canada West Second Team All-Star (1993).

"We are extremely excited to have Darrin McKechnie join our coaching staff,” commented Regina Pats President Todd Lumbard.  “As a former player Darrin has first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a Pat.  His tireless work ethic combined with the ability to teach and connect with players will be great assets to our team.  We had Darrin in our sights for several weeks and are thankful the pieces fell into place allowing him to join our staff!" 

Following his time at the University of Regina, McKechnie joined the Regina Police Service where he is currently a Staff Sergeant and has been serving for 21 years.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Regina Pats New New Coach

JOHN  PADDOCK 

 

Photo: from the Internet


From the Regina Pats Web Site:

Regina Pats Announce Structure for the Future!

August 06, 2014
Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is proud to announce the hiring of John Paddock as Head Coach and Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations. The Pats are also happy to confirm Chad Lang continues in his role as Senior Vice-President involved in the hockey and business sides of the organization.

Paddock comes to the Queen City after five seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers as Assistant General Manager.  Last season, he served as one of the Flyers’ assistant coaches as the team compiled a 42-30-10 record en route to a berth in the playoffs.

“I am very happy to be joining the Regina Pats,” commented John Paddock.  “It’s an exciting time for the ownership group and myself as we join forces to build a model WHL franchise the people of Regina can get behind.  It will be great to get started!”

Before his time with the Flyers, Paddock spent 21 seasons building extensive coaching experience with both NHL and AHL teams.  The Oak River, MB native is a member of the AHL Hall of Fame (2010) and the third winningest coach in league history with a record of 589-438-98.  He was named the AHL Coach of the Year for the 1987-88 season and is the only coach to lead three different franchises to Calder Cup Championships (Maine–1984, Hershey–1988, Hartford–2000).  Paddock’s tenure includes head coaching in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets (1991-94) and Ottawa Senators (2007-08). 

“We are very excited to welcome John to the Pats family!” said Regina Pats Governor Anthony Marquart.  “His extensive hockey experience in coaching and management is an asset as we work to build a solid foundation and develop our hockey club for future success.  We went through an exhaustive search to find the right fit for our hockey club and in John we found exactly what we need.”

Prior to stepping behind the bench, Paddock played  nine seasons of professional hockey in the AHL and NHL, winning two Calder Cups (Maine–1978, 1979).  John played his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings from 1972-1974.
Paddock will be introduced at a media conference prior to the Pats’ 2014 Training Camp opening August 21st at the Cooperators Centre.  The Blue and White play their first pre-season game August 28th at home to the Moose Jaw Warriors.

“Overall, this revised structure ensures a focus on sustained hockey development and commitment to winning while having in place a business operating model focused on an enhanced fan experience,” continued Marquart.  “We are committed to bringing a Memorial Cup to Regina and the proper structure is the first step.”

“Under the ownership group we had the opportunity to discuss our organization's structure,” explained Chad Lang.  “Recommendations were brought forward on both sides of the operation that will aid in the organization's short and long term goals.  The organizational restructure allows me to focus my efforts to work alongside Todd Lumbard and the ownership group while remaining committed to assisting all staff on both sides of the organization.”

“Chad has been instrumental during this entire process.  His knowledge of our league, recommendations and tireless efforts allowed us to bring on John Paddock and positioned our organization for future success.  We are very pleased Chad continues in his role of Senior Vice-President as we move forward,” Marquart concluded.

he race to become the next head coach of the Regina Pats has reached the finish line. The Leader-Post has learned that the WHL club has agreed to terms with John Paddock – a long-time AHL and NHL bench boss. … Continue reading - See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/category/sports/#sthash.RB3oxvHW.dpuf

he race to become the next head coach of the Regina Pats has reached the finish line. The Leader-Post has learned that the WHL club has agreed to terms with John Paddock – a long-time AHL and NHL bench boss. … Continue reading - See more at: http://blogs.leaderpost.com/category/sports/#sthash.RB3oxvHW.dpuf




Friday, June 27, 2014

Regina Pats Announce Changes to Coaching Staff


June 24, 2014 - Taken from the Regina Pats Web Site:

The Pats announced today that Head Coach Malcolm Cameron, Assistant Coaches Bill McGuigan and Josh Dixon will not be returning for the upcoming season.

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today that Head Coach Malcolm Cameron, Assistant Coaches Bill McGuigan and Josh Dixon will not be returning for the upcoming season. The search for a new coaching staff will begin immediately.

 

Malcolm Cameron has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Cameron joined the Pats in 2011 as an assistant coach and spent last season as head coach. Prior to joining the Pats he spent the previous seven seasons in the ECHL coaching in, Long Beach, Texas, Florida and Elmira.

 

Josh Dixon informed the team of his resignation June 17th, 2014. Dixon joined the Pats in 2011 and has been an assistant coach with the hockey club for the past three seasons.  Prior to joining the Blue and White, Dixon was the Head Coach for the Okanagan Hockey Academy varsity team.  He also spent time as an assistant coach in the ACAC. 

 

Bill McGuigan informed the team of his resignation June 5th, 2014. McGuigan joined the Pats last season as an assistant coach.  Prior to his time in Regina, McGuigan spent time as head coach of the Summerside Western Capitals, Miramichi Timberwolves and Charlottetown Abbies.

 

The organization would like to sincerely thank all three coaches, Malcolm, Bill and Josh for their service to the hockey club and wish them the very best as they move forward in their careers.

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

REGINA  PATS

2014 DOUG WICKENHEISER

GOLF CLASSIC

** Photo's from the Face Book Site **


This Years Champions: 

Boston Leier, Dyson Stevenson, Chandler Stephenson, Lane Scheidl

 

  This year's tournament was the most successful ever, 

raising $12,000 and counting!

 

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

 REGINA PATS PRESENTS

SHOOTING FOUNDATION

STICKS on ROSE STREET

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

Mike Sillinger, Jamie Heward & Jordan Eberle

 

Taken from Regina Face Book Site 

Here are some shots from the opening ceremonies of Sticks on Rose. The event has raised over 100 thousand dollars for charity in the last two days!

Todd Lumbard and Anthony Marquart were out for the ceremonial face off with Pats Alumni and Shooting Stars founding members Jamie Heward, Mike Sillinger and Jordan Eberle.

K9

 JORDAN  EBERLE

 

CHANDLER  STEPHENSON 

Click on pictures to enlarge:

Gallery

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 REGINA PATS

SIGN  BANTAM  PICK

LUC  SMITH





From: Regina Pats Web Site:

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang announced today the team has signed forward Luc Smith to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

Smith was the Pats’ 3rd round pick (60th Overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  The pick the Pats used to select Smith was acquired in a trade with Brandon for Draft Day Considerations.

“It’s a good experience,” said Smith.  “I know the hard work starts now, this is a big step in my career and I’m enjoying this day for sure.”

Smith suited up in 35 games for the St. Albert Sports Raiders of the AMHL in 2012-13.  The 6’5”, 202 lbs forward totaled 11 points (8G, 3A) and 48 penalty minutes in the regular season to go with 5 points (2G, 3A) and 26 penalty minutes in ten playoff games.

“I think it’s an exciting day,” commented Pats Director of Scouting Dale McMullin.  “Luc’s a big bodied player which is the type of lineup we’re trying to build here.  He’s a great kid with good family so it’s a good day.”

The signing comes after Smith participated in the Pats Spring Prospects Camp this weekend in Regina.

Saturday, May 24, 2014



EX-GREAT REGINA PATS

ALUMNI - GLENN RESCH'S

MOTHER PASSES AWAY



REGINA LEADER POST:  Photo: Glen Resch - from Web Site


ELLA RESCH  - Published: 2014-05-24 
With sadness in our hearts, our family would like to announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Mrs. Ella Resch was born Ella Bertine Nesvold on May 12, 1922 in Crane Valley, Saskatchewan. Ella passed on May 18, 2014 at the age of 92. Joe and Ella were married April 20, 1945. For the past two years, Ella had been a resident of the Lutheran Home. Joe was a devoted caregiver to Ella for many years in their home and then by her side, each day in Regina. Most afternoons, you would find the two of them lying side by side on the bed in her room, holding each other. Joe and the family would like to thank the staff at the Lutheran Home for the excellent care and dignity they provided Ella. Joe and Ella began their married life in Moose Jaw, where both worked and fell in love at Swifts Meats. They moved to Regina in 1949. Ella had many interests with her knitting, sewing, baking, and quilting. Ella was a devoted mother and always said, "her greatest love and accomplishment, was having 6 wonderful loving children". Her hobbies and interests in her later life, turned to donating and committing her crafts to the Outreach Program, which she did for many years. Ella was always a giving and generous person to those who were less fortunate. Joe and Ella's other passion throughout their life was country music, dancing and the many Polka Festivals that they attended. She is survived by the 'love of her life' Joe, children Gloria (Gerry), Sandra (Lew), Glenn (Diane), Diana (Jim), Candas and Penny (Ron), 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. Ella's legacy shall remain her devotion to Joe and her family. In former years, many will remember Ella at a ballpark or hockey arena supporting her family. Ella displayed relentless determination to help create Regina's first dedicated softball fields for girls. Today, we all know it as the Northside Minor Girls Softball Fields. The Girls Softball League as well as these fields, have been home to many young girls over the years. Ella will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. It was Ella's wish to have no formal memorial. We will honour her with all our cherished memories and the love we shared.

By: Ron C. Johnston - I can still remember at the Northside for three years Ella's Bantam girls always finished in first place.  Ella and Joe's daughter was their number one pitcher. I was a Coach at the time and my team always finished second, right behind them. Then I became a Canadian Professional Umpire and did some of their games, as the team went up through out the Divisions. 

 


NEW OWNER PROUD OF BEING

A  PATS  GOALTENDER 


New owner proud of being a Pats goaltender

Thursday, May 15, 2014

REGINA PATS ALUMNI

OBITUARIES - EX-ASSISTANT TRAINER 

1973-1974

WAYNE  "DEACON"  ZUROWSKI



REGINA LEADER POST:

Wayne Zurowski

Published: 2014-05-14-Regina, SK
Wayne Zurowski ("Deacon") passed away in Regina on May 10, 2014. Born in Earl Grey, Sask., on December 3, 1938, Wayne was predeceased by his parents Jake and Ella (nee Vollhoffer.) He is survived by his brother Ted, Ted's wife Eileen, their children Monica (Terrence Spath) and Maureen, her children Mackenzie and Mason DePatie (all of Calgary) and numerous relatives and friends. Wayne's family expresses deep appreciation and thanks to dear friends Joe and Florence Manz, Bill Beckett, along with cousins Loreen Coghill and Howard and Monica Vollhoffer. They all provided love and support to Wayne during his recent illness. Prior to retirement, Wayne was a long-time City of Regina Parks Department employee. He was a generous brother and uncle, a loyal friend, and an avid sports fan. His favourite teams were the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Blackhawks and Regina Pats. In the 1970s, Wayne was an assistant trainer with the Regina Caps, Regina Pats and Roughriders. A highlight of this time for Wayne was when the Pats won the Memorial Cup in 1974. Loved always, Wayne is already missed. A Celebration of Wayne's Life will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., on Sat., May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m., followed by Interment at Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Regina Humane Society in Wayne's name.

PHOTO OF WILF MARTIN - 1961-62

BROTHER-IN-LAW OF SUPPLIER: 

EUGENE PARRANTO


 

REGINA PATS 1960-61

 FRONT COVER YEAR BOOK

Supplied by: Eugene Parranto

Monday, May 12, 2014

REGINA PATS - NEW OWNERSHIP


PRESS CONFERENCE


MAY 05, 2014




Thursday, May 1, 2014

PHOTO  of  EX-PAT  CLARK GILLIES 

WITH HIS WIFE PAM

 

AS  HE  IS  NOW - 2014

2014 - WHL BANTAM DRAFT 

REGINA PATS - PICKS

 

 

VIDEO:  Regina Pats Chad Lang talking about the first two draft picks interviewed by:  PHIL "THE THRILL" ANDERSON, Radio CKRM

http://www.reginapats.com/video/

 

REGINA PATS  -  ROUND 1 - # 13 - PICK: Jordan HOLLETT, Goaltender, Langley, B.C., Height: 6:02, Weight: 175, Previous Team: Okanagan, Date of Birth: March 1, 1999 

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“We are proud to select Jordan Hollett,” said Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang.  “He’s a big, athletic goaltender who we feel can be an important part of the Regina Pats moving forward.”


99 Born Goaltender Jordan Hollett, OHA Bantam AAA Team is one of the Top Ranked 99 Born Goalies going into this years WHL Bantam Draft being held  May 2014.  Jordan has been a client with MGD Goaltending since his family moved to the Province in the Summer of 2007  from Eastern Canada.  Jordan developed a strong bond with Goalie Coach Angelo Maggio and has been a fixture around their training facility in Langley, BC, for the past 7 years,   not only working with his Goalie Coach and Mentor but volunteering his time to assist with MGD’s Goaltending Camps and Programs thru the Spring/Christmas and Summer, where he is passing on his passion of the game to the future goalies coming thru their programs.

Jordan and the OHA Team recently competed and won Gold  in the 36th John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Tournament, January 16-19, 2014 in St. Albert, AB – The tournament is held annually and is one of the Prestigious  Tournaments in Canada.  The tournament selects and  invite some of the Top Teams from Western Canada representing (BC,AB,SASK,MAN) along with teams from the US, this year even had representation from Europe HC Kometa,Czech Rep.
Jordan was also named Top Goaltender of the Tournament and selected to the Tournament All Star Team:

Tournament Stats    GP 7   Wins 4    Loss 0    Ties 0     s/o 0   GAA1.75     Saves 87  SV% 0.926
OHA Team Stats       GP 25 Wins 20 Loss 5    Ties 0     s/0 6   GAA 1.57

Some Quotes:

  • His technically proficiency is above and beyond expectations!
  • His work ethic (and a major growth spurt) are the two main factors to consider in being one of the top 99 Goaltenders.

Recent Articles:

2014 JRMT Tournament All Star teams  http://bit.ly/1bsP8UD
2014 JRMT Tournament Tournament MVP Awards http://bit.ly/1gAEY1D
2014 JRMT Champions http://bit.ly/1bsQkqN

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REGINA PATS  -  ROUND 2 - # 35 - PICK: Erick GARDINER, Centre, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Height: 5:11, Weight: 160, Previous Team: Humboldt Broncos, Date of Birth: March 21, 1999 

 

 

Gardiner is from Humboldt and was captain of the team last season. He is the younger brother to Prince Albert Raiders forward Reid Gardiner.

 

"Erik is an intelligent play maker who see ice well," commented Regina Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang.  "He provides the opportunity to make players around him better, has scoring ability and strong character."

2013-4 - SEASON: Bantam AA - GP: 31, G: 24, A: 37, PTS: 61 

 

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NEXT TWO ROUNDS:  ROUND

 3 - # 57 -REGINA TRADED TO VICTORIA, ROUND 4 - # 79 TRADED TO CALGARY

NEXT REGINA PATS PICK:   ROUND 5 - #101 - PICKED: Riley BRUCE, Left Defence, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Height: 5'10" Weight: 152, Previous Team: Winnipeg Hawks, Date of Birth: 5 April 1999, Shots: Left, Plays in the Winnipeg AAA Bantam League.

 

 

2013-4 - SEASON: Bantam AAA - GP: 28, G: 6, A: 17, PTS: 23, PPG: 3, PIM: 165  -  Play-Off Games, G: 3, A:5, PTS: 8, PIM: 62.  Chad Lang says, "Bruce plays hard, skates well and is hard to play against.  

 

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The Pats traded their 6th round pick in 2015 for the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6th round pick in this draft. 123rd overall.

Round 123rd pick:   Pats selected: defenseman Garrett Ewert from Kamloops, Chad Lang says, "He is a big mobile defenseman who moves the puck well and is very strong defensively." 






















Plays Defence, Height: 6"1, Weight: 168, Shots: Right.


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Round 145 pick:   Pats selected: Left Wing Carson Welke, Yorkton UCT Terriers Bantam AA, Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160

 

1913-14 Season: GP: 30, G: 27, A: 37, PTS: 64, PPG: 4, PIM: 109 - Play-Off: G: 14, A: 19, PTS: 23  - No Photo available

 

Chad Lang says,  "He is a character player who can bring his skills in every type of game. He has a balanced blend of scoring ability and play making skills. His strong work ethic and gritty play allows him to be a strong playoff performer."

 

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ROUND 8 - #167 th - PICK: Zachary Cox, Right Winger, from Rocky View, Alberta, Date of Birth: 19 February 1999, Height: 6'0", Weight: 150, Last Played for Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA, 1913-14 Season: GP 32, G: 17, A: 13, PTS: 30, PIM: 22 - No Photo Available

  

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ROUND 9 - # 189 th -  PICK: Gary Haden, Center, also from Airdie Xtrem Bantam AAA, Height: 5"8, Weight: 140, Played: GP: 33, G: 39, A: 31, PTS: 70, PIM: 42

 

  

Gary Haden, playing against Lethbridge Golden Hawks.  Photo: Rocky View Publishing

     

Lang says, "Haden is a smooth, quick centerman with soft hands and a finishing touch around the net. Equal parts goal scorer and playmaker, he can make any linemate look good. Clever operator with great vision and anticipation." 

 

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 ROUND 10 th. - # 211 -  PICK: Adam Sandstrom, Defence, Height: 6'1, Weight: 160, plays for Red Deer Rebels White Bantam AAA.  Played in 33 games, G: 4, A: 14, PTS: 18, PIM: 50, Shots: Left  -  No Photo Available

 

Chad Lang says he is a big mobile defenseman. A good puck mover and plays a good positional game. Also has a good hockey sense. 

 

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 ROUND 11 th. - # 232  -  PICK: Robert  Holmes, Date of Birth: 22 July 1999, Left Wing, playes for Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA.  1913-14 Season: Played in 26 games, G: 2, A: 7, PTS: 7, PIM: 18  -  No Photo Available

 

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lumbard Excited to be Part of Pats' Ownership


Bruce Luebke - has the following story on his blog: Click on following -   Luber's Lounge


Former Brandonite and Wheat King Todd Lumbard
will have a prominent role in the new ownership group of the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats.

The sale of the Pats was officially approved by the WHL's Board of Governors Wednesday, with the new ownership group in Regina is headed by local businessman Anthony Marquart.

Other members of the Queen City Sports and Entertainment group include Lumbard and fellow Regina businessmen Gavin Semple, Shaun Semple, and Jason Drummond.

"I don't think that desire to be involved in hockey ever leaves someone. After playing hockey, it's been something that I've always desired to get back into and this was a dream of mine to be an owner in this league," said Lumbard on Wednesday, "Having this opportunity, I just feel so fortunate to be part of it and, for me, it's very exciting to be involved in the game of hockey in such an interesting way. I'm looking forward to re-engaging myself with hockey. It's something I've missed being part of for the last several years."

Lumbard's role with the Pats will be more than part of the ownership group, as the 50-year old will taking over as Team President.

"I will be spending a fair bit of time with the Pats as President. Of course, we'll have a general manager that really will conduct the day-to-day business, but I'll be the direct contact between the general manager and the ownership group," said Lumbard, "I'm really looking forward to being involved, in more than just as an owner, being somewhat involved in the operations of the club."

The negotiations to purchase the Pats took over a year, with the sale expected to officially close by the end of May.

In the meantime, Lumbard expects to begin his duties as Team President immediately.

"First things for us is getting to know the people in the organization, right from our general manager all the way through, learning about how they operate and what they do. And then moving forward with some of the plans we have in conjunction with our staff team to implement some of the things that we want to do," said Lumbard, "We have an ownership group that is very strongly invested in the community of Regina, which we hope bodes well for corporate sponsorship involvement and, also, season tickets sales, interest in the team and those type of things."

WHL BOARD 

APPROVES OWNERSHIP TRANSFERS


The WHL Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the transfer of the Prince George Cougars ownership from Rick Brodsky to EDGEPRO Sports and Entertainment Ltd., and the Regina Pats from Russ and Diane Parker to Queen City Sports and Entertainment Group Ltd.

The new Prince George ownership group is led by local businessman Greg Pocock along with partners Ernest Ouellet, Raymond Fortier, and John Pateman. Former Prince George Cougars and current NHL players Dan Hamhuis and Eric Brewer are also key members of the new ownership entity.

The Prince George Cougars franchise relocated from Victoria twenty years ago. Rick Brodsky has been the only owner of the Cougars WHL franchise since it began operations in Prince George in 1994.





The new ownership group in Regina is headed by local businessman Anthony Marquart, who takes over the franchise from Russ and Diane Parker who have owned and operated the Pats franchise for the past 19 seasons. The other members of the Queen City Sports and Entertainment group includes prominent Regina businessmen Todd Lumbard, Gavin Semple, Shaun Semple, and Jason Drummond.

“The WHL is fortunate to have attracted two very high calibre ownership groups who are fully committed to whatever is necessary to take the Prince George Cougars and the Regina Pats franchises to a new level,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “We are confident that fans will enthusiastically embrace the local ownership groups and bring long-term stability to these WHL markets.”

It’s anticipated that both sales will close prior to the end of May. Further details will be announced in the near future when the new ownership groups conduct media conferences in both Prince George and Regina.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


REGINA PATS (WHL)

SOLD  to  5  LOCAL  BUSINESS  MEN


    Regina Pats deal said to be close to $7.5 million 

 

Parts taken from an e-mail, this date from my Cousin Will Klein - When you think back, we bought the team in 1979 for I believe $250,000 (may have been $500K) and sold it six years later for $1.5 million. And now it has sold at $7.5 million. Obviously Parker still harbored the local animosity of being an out-of-towner.

 

From Regina Leader Post:  Marquart’s group also includes former Pats goaltender Todd Lumbard. It has been reported that businessmen Jason Drummond, Shaun and Gavin Semple are also part of the locally based ownership team.

OWNERS are:





















Left:  Anthony MARQUART and Wife Nanette - Photo: by Michael Bell, Regina Leader Post News Paper - President of Royalty Developments

Right:   Todd LUMBARD - Photo: Speers web site -  President of Speers Funeral Chapel -  (Ex-Regina Pat Goalie) 1982-83 season

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Shaun and Gavin SEMPLE - Brandt Entertainment Inc. and Brandt Tractor Ltd. - Photo from web site




Kelly and Jason DRUMMOND - DGC Entertainment Inc.  - Photo: by Michael Bell, Regina Leader Post News Paper

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For full story click on following:  Rob Vanstone story -   Regina Leader Post 

Update story by Vanstone:   April 24, 2014 5:19 PM -    leaderpost

WHL SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETING TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS FOR OWNERSHIP TRANSFERS

April 23, 2014

The WHL's Board of Governors will review applications to transfer the ownership of the Prince George Cougars and Regina Pats WHL franchises.

Courtesy WHL Release:


CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today a special meeting of the WHL Board of Governors has been scheduled for Wednesday April 30, 2014 in Calgary to review applications to transfer the ownership of the Prince George Cougars and Regina Pats WHL franchises.  The meeting will take place at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary at 8:30 am, prior to the WHL Awards luncheon.

The owner of the Prince George Cougars, Rick Brodsky has entered into an agreement with Mr. Greg Pocock of EDGEPRO Sports & Entertainment Ltd., to purchase the Prince George WHL franchise.  Mr. Pocock is the head of a group consisting of local Prince George businessmen and former WHL players who formed EDGEPRO to purchase the Cougars franchise.

It was also announced today the ownership of the Regina Pats franchise, Russ and Diane Parker, have agreed to sell their franchise to a group of Regina businessmen headed by Anthony Marquart.  Mr. Marquart has formed Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group Ltd., to acquire the Pats franchise.

Both franchise purchases are subject to the approval of the WHL Board of Governors.  In order for the transfers of ownership to be approved, a two-thirds majority vote is required from the WHL Board of Governors at the April 30 meeting.

Should the transfer of ownership applications be approved by the WHL Board of Governors, the sale transactions will close later in May, at which time the new ownership will be in position to take control of the franchises.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014


REGINA  PATS  of  the

 

WHL  (WESTERN  HOCKEY  LEAGUE)


to  be  SOLD

 

by: Ron C. "Scoreboard" Johnston

 

 


Rumors have it that the Parker Family have sold the oldest existing franchise in the world to a local Regina Group.  This report came from the Moose Jaw radio station CHAB, this afternoon (Tuesday, April 22.  Could this group be Mike Sillinger, Jamie Heward and Jordan Eberle group that have been trying to buy the team for the past several years.



1974   REGINA  PAT  MEMORIAL  CUP  CHAMPIONS


to  CELEBRATE  THEIR 40th.  ANNIVERSARY


THIS JUNE


by: Ron C. "Scoreboard" Johnston


I have been told that our last Memorial Cup Champions will meet together on the week-end of June  15th.  With the Wickenhiser Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday followed with the banquet Sunday Evening.  This banquet will be open to the public.  For further info on this keep watching this web site.


Front Row: (Left to Right) Randy McCormick, Ken Gibson (Stick Boys)   2nd. Row: Ed Staniowski, Bob Turner (Coach), Greg Joly, John Weber (Assistant Manager), Dr. Jim Chatwin (Physician), Rich Uhrich, Del Wilson (General Manager), Bob Leslie   3rd. Row:  Wayne Zurowski (Assistant Trainer), Clark Gillies, Bill Bell, Dave Faulkner, Mike Wanchuk, Jim Minor, Rob Laird, Dennis Sobchuk, Norm Fong (Trainer)   4th. Row: Glen Burdon, Drew Callander, Mike Wirachowsky, Mike Harazny, Rob Tudor, Kim MacDougall, Jon Hammond, Dave Thomas


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  Alumni - Past and Present

 

CLARK  GILLIES

 

Played: 1971-72 to 1973-74 

 

Left Wing  -  Shot: Left - Number 9

 

ONE of the 1974 Memorial Cup Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past:   Rookie Year 1971-72                            and                                  Present 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alumni - Past and Present

 

Lieutenant-Colonel  Ed STANIOWSKI

 

from a hockey player to the Army

 

 

Played: 1973-74 to 1975-764 

 

Goalie

 

ONE of the 1974 Memorial Cup Champions

 

 Past and Present

 

















Picture to the Right was taken when Eddie played in the Alumni Game several years ago.  Photo: By Ron C. Johnston


  Alumni - Past and Present

 

Al DUMBA

 

Played: 1973-74 to 1975-76

Assistant Coach - Regina Pats: 1991-92 & 1992-93

Coach - Regina Pats: 1993-94

Colorman - CKRM - Regina Pat Games: 13 Years  

 

Right Wing

 

ONE of the 1974 Memorial Cup Champions - Was a Rookie that Season

 

Past and Present Picture

 

 

Alumni - Past and Present

 

Kim MacDougall

 

Played: 1972-72 to 1973-74 

 

Defenceman - Shot left

 

Coach - Regina Pat Blues: 1980-81

 

ONE of the 1974 Memorial Cup Champions 

 

 Past and Present Picture

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

BRANDON - 5 vs. REGINA PATS - 3

PLAY-OFFS - GAME ONE


Summary by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

First: Period:  Every thing went the visitors way, as they scored four times in the opening period. Three minutes into the period, Regina Pats Chandler Stephenson hit the goal post. Brandon came right back as Jayce Hawryluk scored at 3:05 over the glove side, assisted by Jessie Gabrielle. Pats got caught on Brandon's second goal, as Wheat Kings had their 1st line out while  Pats had their 4th line.  Jessie Quenneville scored on a rebound at 8:34, assisted by Gabrielle and Hawryluk. Brandon went up 3-0 on a power play, Peter Quenneville scored on a slap shot at 14:36, assisted by Ryan Pilon and Ryan Pulock. Two minutes later a Regina Give away resulted in Brandon's 4th goal, as Ryan Pilon scored on a slap shot to Dawson MacAuley's glove side at 16:46. At that time MacAuley was replaced by Tyler Fuhr.

Penalties: Regina - Bost Leier (Interference) 13:39; Eric Roy (Delay of Game) 17:42

Score: Brandon - 4, Regina - 0; Shots: Regina - 15, Brandon - 13

Second Period:  A Brandon give away along the boards resulted in Pats first goal, as Morgan Klimchuk scored at 3:13, assisted by Chandler Stephenson and Dayden Hunt.  Pats made it closer as Bryan Hunt scored a power play goal at 10:51 on a hard shot, assisted by Boston Leier, and Connor Gay. Brandon went up 5-2 as Ryan Polock scored on a back hand at 16:45, unassisted. Just one minute later Regina came back and Connor Gay scored.  Chandler Stephenson shot on goal and Gay scored on the rebound, also assisted by Zgraggen. With approximately 2 minutes remaining Regina Pats hit their 3rd goal post by Logan McVeay.

Penalties: Regina - Kyle Burroughs (Holding) 8:33; Brandon - Nejezchleb (Interference) 9:26; Brandon - Jayce Hawryluk (Unsportsmanlike); Regina - Jessie Zgraggen (Unsportsmanlike) 9:39; Regina - Dmitays Sinitsyen (Kneeing) 13:25

Score: Brandon - 5, Regina - 3; Shots: Regina - 13, Brandon - 9

Third Period: