Variations of both curling and hockey had been played for many
generations prior to the naming of the playing area, but the origins of
the modern, indoor ice rink can be traced back to Montreal, where the
first organized indoor game was played at the Victoria Skating Rink
in 1875. While the surface dimensions of the rink were basically what
you would find at an NHL rink today ( 85 ft × 200 ft or 26 m × 61 m),
the organizers of that first game made the wise decision to use a puck
instead of a ball in order to protect spectators from flying objects in
lieu of the now traditional boards.Located in central Montreal, it was
home to the Montreal Winter Carnivals of the 19th century, and was also
the location of the first Stanley Cup playoff games in 1894. The
Victoria Skating rink was sold in 1925, and today the site is home to a
Regina Leader Post: - Friday, November 6, 2005 - The Regina Pats always knew there was a chance they would end up trading Daniel Wapple. The only surprise was how quickly it came to fruition.
coach/GM John Paddock pulled the trigger on Thursday when the veteran
goaltender was dealt to the Vancouver Giants for a fourth-round pick in
the 2017 WHL bantam draft.
Wapple was one of four 20-year-olds on
the Pats’ roster — one more than the league limit. Regina didn’t have to
make a decision until the return of captain Colby Williams, who’s ahead
of schedule in his recovery from a severe arm laceration.
Even though Williams won’t play this weekend, it could happen sooner than later.
was inevitable that an overage had to move but I probably thought it
would be at a later date,” said Paddock, who settled on Williams and
forwards Taylor Cooper and Aaron Macklin as his three 20-year-olds. “I
don’t know if all signs pointed towards Daniel (being the odd-man out). I
don’t think they did but circumstances popped up (and impacted) the
Although the Pats would have received a 14-day
grace period to make a move after Williams returned, their timetable
changed when Vancouver came calling with a deal that Paddock didn’t
think would be on the table for long.
So he jumped at it.
goalies have moved in the league already this year and there was no
compensation,” Paddock noted. “We were able to get a decent pick so it
was the right time. It was the right time for Daniel for sure. I believe
and hope it’s the right time for us, but I think it was as much about
him and a place he could go where the coach was really going to stake
this year’s future on him. That was the biggest factor. Vancouver was
going to go somewhere else (if the deal didn’t happen). He was their
Wapple’s departure will have a domino effect on the
Pats’ roster. Not only does it clear the way for promising backup Tyler
Brown to become the starter, it also creates room for top prospect
Jordan Hollett, a first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2014 bantam draft.
Pats called up their goalie of the future on Thursday from the Ridge
Meadows Flames of the B.C. junior B ranks, where he went 3-4-1 with a
3.29 goals-against average and .923 save percentage, facing an average
of 42 shots per game.
“He’s a young goalie with lots of
potential,” said Paddock. “I don’t think this is really a league for
16-year-olds but you have to start somewhere. We have a plan for the
future. At some point Jordan Hollett had to get here and start playing
The Pats are taking a similar approach with Brown,
who will get a chance to prove he can handle the No. 1 job. The
18-year-old netminder has been a standout in at least three of his five
starts this season, going 2-3-0 with a 3.65 GAA and .903 SP.
Brown’s best performance may have come Saturday, stopping 38 of 41 shots in a 4-3 OT win over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
hasn’t done anything I didn’t expect him to do,” said Paddock, adding
that Brown has “the complete trust” of his coaches and teammates. “He
improved every day he was here from last year on. He’s a good goalie in
So is Wapple, who took control of the No. 1 job
after being acquired midway through the 2013-14 season from the Medicine
Hat Tigers. The Saskatoon native went on to post a record of 46-23-5-7
in Regina with a 3.01 GAA, .907 SP and two shutouts. He also backstopped
the club to the second round of the playoffs last season for the first
time since 2007.
Despite his accomplishments, Wapple was an
obvious trade candidate due to the fact that he’s in his final junior
season and the Pats are building for the future.
With him gone, the future is now for Brown and Hollett.
don’t know if (Wapple) was holding them back as much as it’s the big
picture of the organization,” added Paddock. “This is still a young
team. It’s necessary for the future years when there can be no mistake
and (the goalies) have to be top-notch.”
The Regina Pats and the Western Hockey League are mourning the loss
of legendary Pats builder and a co-founder of the league as Del Wilson
passed away Thursday morning in Campbell River, BC at the age of 88.
Del was a scout in Western Canada for the Montreal Canadiens when he
was appointed General Manager of the Regina Pats in 1955. He spent 15
seasons as the Pats General Manager until joining the Canadiens as a
full time scout for the 1969-70 season. He was also instrumental in the
formation of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League in the mid to late
60’s, the organization that has evolved into the current Western Hockey
Wilson was the general manager for the Pats when they won the
Memorial Cup in 1974 and he was in attendance this year in Moose Jaw
when the Warriors entertained the Pats in the first game of the season
to mark the league's 50th anniversary.
Del has left an indelible mark on the Regina Pats and the WHL that is
still felt today. The Regina Pats will honour Del with a moment of
silence during a home game this Saturday against the Victoria Royals.
- Grab your sticks and runners! Home Depot Street Hockey with the Pats
makes its return on Saturday, October 24 at both the Rochdale and
Victoria East Home Depot locations.
Stop by Home Depot between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Pats players will be
split between the two locations to play a good old fashion game street
hockey with fans of all ages in the parking lot of both locations.
Players will also be available for autographs and pictures.
Be sure to bring your sticks, weather appropriate attire and your game face!
REGINA PATRICA: - I received this e-mail about a year ago: - Patricia Green -
My maternal grandfather was on the board of the Regina Patricia hockey
team about 90 years ago. My grandmother was in the hospital giving birth
to my Mom while the Patricia were winning an important game. My elated
grandfather went out to celebrate the two events while my grandmother
slept. They had not had a chance to talk about names yet so my
grandmother was very surprised to hear the nurse say in
the morning "Patricia is a very beautiful name for a beautiful
daughter". My grandfather was so excited and while in a celebratory mood
told the team he was naming his daughter after them. I have a little
silver cup that was given to her by the team commemorating her birth! My
grandmother grew to like the name but it was not a subject you brought
up with the two of them!
Casey Lawford Al Dreger Todd Johnson Mike Sillinger
Regina Pats: The 18th Annual Wickenheiser Golf Classic was played Monday, August
24, 2015 at the Wascana Country Club. 150 golfers came together for a
fun day of golf in support of Regina Palliative Care Inc. and its Caring
Hearts Camp initiative.
As always seems to be the case, the weather couldn't have been better
with a clear skies and warm day for the tournament. Because of the
efforts of the staff at Wascana Country Club, the course was in
fantastic condition and the food enjoyed by everyone was second to none.
Thanks to the generosity of golfers and sponsors, this year's
tournament raised over $15,000 for the Caring Hearts Camp initiatve.
KEN DORATY: - Just received this picture in an e-mail from his son
Gerry. Ken is the one on the right. Does anyone know the other two
subjects. NEED HELP ON THIS. If you can help in any way please e-mail me at - email@example.com -
90 years of memories. No, we are not celebrating 90 years from the time
the Regina Pats were formed, that was last year. Or the Saskatchewan
Roughriders, they are celebrating their 100th birthday next year.
Actually it is 90 years since the Exhibition Stadium was built.
heard in the spring of 2009 that the Exhibition Stadium doors where
going to be permanently closed sometime in 2010, and will eventually be
demolished. Since the opening of the Agridome (now Brandt Centre) in
1977, the Exhibition Stadium today is used for agricultural exhibitions,
minor hockey, broom ball, and other special occasions. It is presently
the oldest standing hockey arena in Canada still in use. Now, with a
new six-rink multiplex slated to go online at Evraz Place in December,
Exhibition Stadium has officially reached the end of its life cycle. I
thought it would be nice to write a story and put it on my Regina Pats
History and Regina Pats Alumni Web Site. Should I put it on now or wait
until January? Then I remembered that the rink was built in 1919, so
that meant that it would be celebrating its 90th birthday on December 4th, this year, (2009).
am sure many are not aware that the Amphitheatre and Winter Fair
Building was located on the same spot as the present Regina Exhibition
Stadium. (Sketch by William P. Argan)
building was erected in 1913 and opened in February, 1914. The rink
ice size was 85 feet by 200 feet. The seating capacity was 5,000. The
total cost $130,000.
The building was turned over to
the 77th Battery when war was declared in 1914. The structure was
used as a military barracks and drill hall until fire destroyed it
on December 18th, 1917.
Our nephew visited
us at the end of June and I took him to visit the old rink where his
father had played. He took something like 60 pictures both inside and
out. How the rink had changed. The outside walls, made of brick, had
certain areas where the bricks were falling showing holes. I almost did
not recognized the inside of the main part of the rink. The centre
clock and the press box high in the rafters were both gone. The
well-known pillars, the wooden seats and cement steps were still there.
Here are just a few pictures showing how the outside bricks are falling
away from the building.
North-East Corner of the Rink What use to be the Main Entrance – North Side
East Side – Looking north (Pasqua Hospital in the background)
One of the Old Dressing Rooms
It brought back good old memories
new Stadium, later to be known as the Exhibition Stadium, was situated
just east of Pasqua St. and south of Dewdney Avenue, behind the Grey
Nuns Hospital now named the Pasqua Hospital. The ice service was from
east to west and was known for its many pillars around the rink. The
broadcast booth was situated high in the rafters of the Stadium on the
south side and the only way a person could get to it was by the long
steel ladder that went straight up to the door. When I was with the
Pats, I could remember tucking my game book under one arm and climbing
up with the other arm, step by step. The east end of the rink had the
ice surface come right to the brick wall, there were no seats and it had
a high wire screen . Above the ice was a long press box with open
windows, plus the goal judge was seated at the centre of that box high
above the goal. High above the centre of the ice, was the time clock
under an “Export Cigarettes” sign. See the picture below.
In the mid 1960's and 1970's the east gate (which is shown open in the right picture)
led out to where the cows and horses were located during the cow and
horse shows. Just to the right were what use to be the new dressing
rooms, (Regina Pats and Visitors). The press box is located just to the
right of the sign “next Pats home game” The goal judges box was located
right above the goal mesh.
The rink was built of bricks
and as I looked at the rink, probably for the last time, I could see a
section on the east side where the bricks had fallen out leaving a big
hole. The long wooden seats and wooden back benches were still around
the north, west, and east area of the ice surface.
Oh how I can
remember those special children games, where prizes were handed out to
the kids. The attendance was up to near 6,000 or more. The kids were
everywhere, even hanging onto the the steel ladder to the press box.
rink was opened at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 1919, with
nearly 3,000 spectators present. They saw a program of fancy skaters,
Anna Munkin, Lillian Egan and Henry Bronk. Then followed open skating
until 10:00 p.m. Nine days later, the first hockey game was played on
Friday, December 19, between Vics and Moose Jaw Maple Leafs in the
Senior Leagues home opener at 8:30 p.m. Reserved seats were $1.00 or 75
cents with rush seats at 50 cents.
rink would become the largest west of the Winnipeg Amphitheatre. Ninety
years plus one month later, the rink was no more. January 2010 the rink
doors will close for the last time. (Photo: right - Winnipeg Amphitheatre - Manitoba Archives)
Leader mentioned that the rinks' name would be called "Stadium"
submitted by Mrs. W. G. Styles in a name contest . In 1935 the Stadium
name was changed to the Exhibition Stadium.
called the Queen City Gardens Limited, President Jack Hamilton, was
created August 13th, 1938, and they decided to shelve the idea of
the new downtown rink and approached the Regina Exhibition Board
regarding leasing the Stadium rink. They ordered an ice plant from
Canadian Ice Machine Company on October 20th. At the same time they
bought an ice maker from Frank Bauman of Minneapolis. The ice plant was
finally finished at the end of November, in time for the opening game of
the new Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League. They also made improvements
to the rink: open waiting room on the east side, repairs to the ladies
washroom, players dressing rooms remodeled, plus a new paint job all
over the rink. The Stadium name was changed to the Queen City Gardens.
Stadium was known for its many steel pillars throughout the rink. The
Regina Pats played at the rink from 1920 until the club was disbanded in
1934. Then they reorganized in 1946 and played there until 1977 when
they moved into the new Agridome.
(Photo: Bryan Schlosser, Leader-Post files)
people said that Foster Hewitt was the first to ever broadcast a hockey
game. Hewitt broadcast an amateur hockey game March 22, 1923, but Pete
Parker broadcast the first professional game eight days earlier on
Regina Radio Station CKCK.
The following was taken from the Regina Leader-Post, March 14, 1972, by Sports Writer, Ron Campbell.
was March 15, 1923, the radio listeners in this area were surprised to
hear the first complete professional hockey game ever broadcast in
Canada. The broadcast originated from the Exhibition Stadium and was
carried by CKCK radio on Hamilton Street. At the time it was operated as
part of the Morning Leader, with a studio on the fifth floor of the
the play-by-play that night was L.D. "Pete" Parker who was visiting the
city as part of the radio station's 50th Anniversary observances being
held that year. "It was just an experiment" said Pete, recalling that
fabulous night. "Bert Hooper was the whole radio department at that
time. He did everything, broadcasting and engineering. Bert was always
looking for something new as far as broadcasting was concerned and,
while I had done some, I guess the main reason why he asked me to do the
play-by-play was because I had always been a real hockey nut." said
Pete. (Sketch by William P. Argan)
was the first game of the Western Canada Hockey League play-offs
between Edmonton Eskimos and Regina Caps leading to the Stanley Cup.
The broadcast went off pretty well and caught all of our listeners by
Pete called the game from high in the
rafters on the west side of the Stadium where the present broadcast
booth is located; however, a special closed-in box was built to house
Pete and he used a cradle-type telephone and an amplifier.
1955 the City of Regina was celebrating their Golden Jubilee and the
entire Memorial Cup series was played at the Regina Exhibition Stadium.
The officials for the game were both from the east, Charlie Delziel of
Montreal and Len Corriveau of Quebec City.
It had Turk
Broda, goalie of the Toronto Maple Leafs back in the 1950's, coaching
the Maple Leaf farm team, Toronto Marlboros. The Marlboros' won in five
games, having the last two games going into overtime.The last game was
played before 5,718 fans.
Throughout the five games,
there were 25,821 spectators attending, almost 8,000 more than witnessed
last year's final in which St. Catherine Tee Pees defeated the Edmonton
Oil Kings in five games.
Regina Transit Buses lined
up in front of the Regina Exhibition Stadium waiting for the fans to
depart from the Memorial Cup game.
(Photo:Regina City Archives Photo)
was noted in the second game Saturday, that the Stadium Manager, Bob
Gillies, announced seats sold-out, standing room only at $1.00 per
There never was a Pats team that won the
Memorial Cup at the old Exhibition Stadium. The Regina Pats had only
three chances, in 1952, 1955 and 1969. The only team that did win was a
team approximately 500 miles away from a northern Manitoba mining city,
the Flin Flon Bombers in 1957.
Flon Flon Bombers
finished in first place in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League that
year with 88 points, twenty more than the second place Regina Pats. The
Bombers went on to defeat the Ottawa Canadiens and ex-Pat's Murray
Balfour in the Memorial Cup in seven games. The first three games were
played in Flin Flon, the rest of the series was then moved to the Regina
Photo: Flin Flon Bombers – Web Site
building is expected to be demolished sometime down the road as part of
a long-term revitalization plan for the exhibition grounds.
people, even our current customers, love the quality of the ice in
there and have fond memories of the building." noted Evraz Place
President and CEO Mark Allan, "but it's clearly at the end of its useful
lifespan. That was something we subsidized so the community could have
ice. As soon as we have the new ice we're not going to subsidize that.
One of the things I've found in my six years here is if we have too many
sacred cows on the property ... it contributes to our demise. It's at
our peril that we ignore these things and don't face them. Just because
something is difficult to do doesn't mean we won't do it. We're going to
step away (from the Stadium). We'll try and do it respectfully but we
will step away."
Allan said he's open to ideas about how to go about honouring the facility which was a long-time home to the WHL's Regina Pats.
important to respect what the building has contributed to the
community." he said. "We'll be putting our heads together on that this
fall. We will make some sort of a gesture. I don't want to make it a
bigger issue because I just don't have a choice in what I want to do but
I want to be respectful as we step away."
Pats player and coach Al Dumba about the Stadium and the memories
immediately come flooding back. They begin when, as a youngster, he
watched his heroes like Fran Huck and Bill Hicke, then they continue
with his first training camp at age 14. He remembers standing in line
outside the office of GM Del Wilson, waiting to learn if he had made the
team. He recalls being in awe from his first meeting with head coach
Bob Turner who had won five Stanley Cup rings with the Montreal
Canadiens. Dumba also remembers the brawls that were a regular
occurrence, never to forget the infamous night in the 1973-74 season
when Tiger Williams and other members of the Swift Current Broncos led a
revolt into the stands.
"There are lots of old funny
memories that we talk about all the time still." said Dumba, now the
colour analyst on Pats' radio broadcasts. "I still skate in there two or
three times a year at least. You can see some of those old rooms. It
brings back a lot of thoughts about old teammates and everything."
said, Dumba insists shutting the doors is for a higher purpose and he,
for one, is a believer in progress. "It's going to be sad -- we're going
to think about it -- but at the same time you always want to see bigger
and better things." He continued, "You don't want to live in the past
but you sure want to remember the past. Hopefully there will be
something done when it is taken down, maybe some type of monument or
something just to kind of help people remember. If they could save maybe
a piece of it or a part of it, I'm not sure what they could do. It
would help if they could do something nostalgic with it." Much of that
nostalgia -- although certainly not all -- is associated with the Pats.
may sound like an oxymoron but I have good memories of Exhibition
Stadium." former Pats star Dennis Sobchuk said. "I remember the chicken
wire, the people, and the horse smells. The Regina Pats were the team.
If you tuned on to TV or radio or read the paper, it was all Pats. You
thought it was the epitome of junior hockey. You would go into
Exhibition Stadium and your eyes would be wide open. It was like going
to the old Montreal Forum."
Darrell Davis interviewed
Gord Berenson on April 7, 2008. Berenson said that while in Regina he
stopped to see the Brandt Centre, home of the Western Hockey League's
Pats, without realizing the decrepit Exhibition Stadium was still
standing nearby. He said, "When I was a kid, really a kid, like 11 years
old, my mom would wake me up at 5 (a.m.) so I could get to the Stadium
every Saturday morning.'' said Berenson. "I knew how to get into the
Stadium. I would go in there and skate in the dark until the games
started at 8. That was my favourite day -- I couldn't wait for Saturday
There is a person who was previously
associated with the Pats and is almost as old as the rink. Murray
Armstrong is 93 years old. He played and coached in that old Regina
Exhibition Stadium. Even two players whom he coached in the 1950's, Bob
Turner and Lorne Davis, played and coached in that rink.
Canadian MacDonald Brier was held at the Regina Exhibition Stadium in
1955. The Brier was started back in 1927 and up until1955, the largest
attendance for the Brier was 32,000 which was the previous year at
Edmonton. In 1955 at the Regina Exhibition Stadium, the attendance was
51,725. It was only the second time that the Brier had been held in
Saskatchewan, it had been held in Saskatoon in 1946.
1955, the MacDonald Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship was held
at Exhibition Stadium in Regina. The Saskatchewan team, wearing white
sweaters were skipped by Garnet Campbell of Avonlea, playing on Sheet D,
(the second sheet from the right). Campbell and brothers Don, Glen, and
Gordon won all 10 of their games to give Saskatchewan its first Brier
Photo: Saskatchewan Archives Board R-B1159
May 7, 1958 there was a large concert, consisting of Sam Cooke, the
Eberly Brothers, George Hamilton, Paul Anaka and many more.
were many other great performances: Louis Armstrong, The Ice Capades
and the Shrine Circus. As mentioned the rink was called many names,
another was "The Barn" and one that I started to use "The Cow Palace".
There were many more activites at that old rink.
1966, Regina Leader Post, dated September 9, the Winnipeg Symphony
Orchestra performed. The orchestra, under the direction of Victor
Feldbrill, gave a matinee performance for students at 3:30 and then the
main "pop" concert at 8:15 p.m. In 2002 the Womens's CIS Hockey
Championship was held at the Regina Exhibition Stadium, from February 28
to Sunday, March 3. The Gold Medal game as played at 2:00 p.m. on
TSN-TV. It had Alberta defeating Laurier 5-2.
Band in 1971 performed at the Exhibition Stadium, featuring the 10th
Field Regiment RCA Pipes and Drums (P/M George Crawford; the Wa Wa Shrin
Pipes and Drums (P/M Duncan Fisher-Ex-Regina Pat); and the Fraser Pipe
Band (P/M Doug Lutz)
SPA Archives Photo
World's Curling Selection
committee choosing site for 1973 Silver Broom World Curling
Championship... They were checking out the Exhibition stadium in
Regina.. The building was in darkness and the committee were having
difficulty seeing anything.. When all at once the door at the end of
the stadium opened up and the massed bands came forward as the lights
came up .. this was an idea of Doug Lee and George Crawford that was
credited with the committee choosing to bring the event to Regina in
Also the Montreal Canadiens played some Exhibition games in the rink. Louis Armstrong performed and the list goes on.
Jun 30, 2015 - 15:02 CST Written By: Regina Pats Staff, Regina, Saskatchewan
– The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce Graham Tuer has
joined the organization as a Scout and Liaison to Hockey Regina.
Graham Tuer’s name is synonymous with hockey in the Queen City having
been involved with the sport for over fifty years. The Regina native
has coached and/or managed hockey teams at every level of minor and
junior hockey in Saskatchewan. Tuer served as the Regina Pats’
Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel in the early
‘90s and was recognized by the club as one of the organization's
‘builders’ in 2008. In addition to his work with the Pats, Tuer managed
the Regina Pat Canadians, winning an Air Canada Cup national Midget-AAA
championship in 1988. In 2007, Hockey Regina recognized Tuer by naming
a tournament, the Graham Tuer Bantam AA Tournament, in his honour.
The Regina Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2012) has been on the board
of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey league since 1983 and was an
important contributor to creating the Saskatchewan Development Model.
Throughout his career in hockey, Tuer scouted for numerous WHL Teams and
NHL Central Scouting. He was awarded the WHL Distinguished Service
Award in 2010.
This spring, Tuer was awarded the Hockey Canada Order of Merit
(West), recognized as an individual who has served amateur hockey
“I’m happy to be back and pleased with the organization and how it’s
taking shape,” commented Graham Tuer. “In my discussions with the
coaching staff, I was very impressed with their vision and the empathy
they show toward their players and their development. It was difficult
for me to leave a great organization like Kelowna, but it is wonderful
to be a part of the Regina Pats again. I’m told it looks natural for me
to be a Regina Pat.”
MOORE, Kenneth Strath -(Born: 17, February, 1910, in Balcarres, Saskatchewan – Died: December 1982) -
Played for the Regina Pats during the 1929-1930 season.
He was a player who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics.
1932 he was a member of the Winnipeg Hockey Club the Canadian team
which won the gold medal, (Winning 5 games and tying one game: (Canada
needed a win or a tie to secure a gold. In the final game played against
the United States to 2-2 tie in a game called after three scoreless
overtime periods). He played one match and scored one goal. Moore was
one of Canada's first indigenous Olympians and a member of the
Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan, although his parents were
originally from Northern Manitoba. He married Edith Mae McDougall and
has one daughter, two granddaughters and one great grandson. He died in
Kenneth Strath Moore, a member of
the Peepeekisis First Nation, was born in Balcarres, Saskatchewan the
third of eight children. When his two older brothers died attending
Residential School, his parents moved the family to Regina,
Saskatchewan, where they became one of the initial First Nations
families to reside in that city.
At a young age, Moore
demonstrated athletic ability which was matched only by his
sportsmanship. One of the early indications was the Eilers’ Medal,
awarded to a player in the Regina Junior Hockey Association who, in the
estimation of the fans, was looked upon as “the cleanest athlete”.
would excel at hockey, baseball, lacrosse, rugby, basketball, speed
skating, and every sport he played, receiving years of glowing coverage
in newspapers in Regina and throughout Western Canada. In newspaper
articles, Moore is described repeatedly as “the outstanding player for
his team” and a “super sniper” who “possessed a terrific shot … and a
turn of speed that carries him out of many tight spots”.
a family of extremely modest means, Moore’s parents James and Edith
sacrificed to provide him with the equipment he needed to participate in
sport. All family savings went to purchase skates, jerseys and other
equipment. His athletic ability enabled him to win scholarships and
achieve an education. At a time when few Canadians, and almost no
Aboriginal Canadians, attended university, Moore’s athletic ability
enabled him to win scholarships. He attended Campion College and Regina
College on athletic scholarships, where he captained hockey and rugby
teams, and was described as “the most versatile athlete in the College." In newspaper articles Moore is described repeatedly as "the outstanding player of his team" and a "super sniper" who "possessed a terrific shot ... and a turn of speed that carries him out of many tight spots." At a time when few Canadians, and almost no Aboriginal Canadians, attended university, Moore's athletic ability enabled him to win scholarships.
Added by: Ron "Scoreboard: Johnston - The Olympics, however, were not the end of Moore’s career. He was a
member of the Kimberley Dynamiters in 1936 when they won the Allan Cup
and he was invited to tour with them for the 1937 World Championships.
Before he could leave, however, he was dropped as a member of the team
for unknown reasons. He then shifted to coaching, first with the St.
Boniface Athletics of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, then the
St. James Canadians.
following story: given by permission of the University of Regina - The
Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, story by Jennifer Rattray (her
Moore toured the country as a member of
the Regina Argonauts Baseball Team at the age of just 15. Moore was a
National Junior Hockey Champion with the Regina Pats, scoring the
winning goal with 40 seconds left in the game to bring home the Memorial
Cup in 1930. Moore won two Allan Cup National Hockey Championships, and
in 1932 reached the pinnacle of his career when he traveled to Lake
Placid, New York, to play in the Olympic Games where he received a gold
medal. That gold medal made history, as Moore is believed to be the
first Aboriginal person to win an Olympic gold medal.
success marked his athletic life, tragedy would mark Moore's personal
life. Only three of his siblings survived to adulthood. In addition to
losing his two older brothers at residential school, a younger brother
Percy died as a teenager in a grain elevator accident, and Moore's
youngest brother Lloyd died in the Second World War aboard the St.
Croix. His brother Victor survived the war, winning the Military Cross
for distinguished and meritorious services in battle.
Moore's achievements would be extraordinary. In the 1920's and 1930's
in Canada, Moore's achievements are heroic in nature. Moore represents
excellence and the particular poetry that occurs when talent and heart
come together to overcome poverty, prejudice and tragedy.
his retirement from sport a Winnipeg newspaper noted that "It is
doubtful if any other athlete in Canada has a record that will stand up
to that of Moore's." Moore gave back to the community by coaching the
St. Boniface Athletics to the MAHA Junior North Division Hockey
Championship title in 1942 and 1943, and the St. James Canadians to the
south junior titles and the Provincial Junior Hockey Championships in
In 1976 the Kimberley Dynamiters team Moore played
on was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, and in
1987 the Winnipegs, Moore's 1932 Olympic Hockey Team, was inducted into
the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of
REGINA -- Part taken from Rod Pedersen's web site: The Moose Jaw Warriors spoiled the Regina Pats' party. On the
night the Pats' unveiled their splashy new video scoreboard before a
season high 6484 fans, former Pats forward Jack Rodewald scored the
winner on the powerplay at 3:34 of overtime as the Warriors skated off
with a 4-3 victory Friday in the Brandt Centre.
Taken from Rod Pederson Web Site: Take a minute, close your eyes, and think of the best times of your
life. Then imagine, for one magical night, to have the opportunity to
go back to that time in your life. For me, that's the case tonight when
the Regina Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors at a sold out Brandt Centre
in Regina. With the regular Voice of the Pats Phil Andrews away at a
wedding in Jamaica, I've been called up to broadcast the action on 620
CKRM and will be reunited with my old radio partner of 15 seasons, Al
Dumba. This is Slapshot meets Hot Tub Time Machine! You
can add to the excitement the fact the Pats' new state-of-the-art
digital video scoreboard will be unveiled in a special pregame ceremony
and you come to realize this is one of the biggest nights in the
franchise's 98-year history. Thanks again to the Pats for the
opportunity. Like Richie Hall said about being hired in Winnipeg this
week, "This has rejuvenated me". Same here.
away at the Northcott Care Centre in Ponoka, AB on November 10, 2014 at
the age of 71 years.
Robert was predeceased by his father Van Cleve,
mother Hazel, sisters Beverley Seddon and Rita Johnstone. He is survived
by his only nephew and niece, Jeff Johnstone and Jocelyn Holt of
Robert was born in Regina, Saskatchewan November 10, 1943.
Hockey was a passion for Bobby where heplayed for the Regina Pats hockey team 1960-1961. He attended and graduated
from Martin Collegiate High School in 1962. Following his graduation, he
enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed in Victoria, B.C
In 1969, he moved to Calgary where he attended SAIT and
earned a degree in steam engineering. He was hired with Suncor and
worked in Fort McMurray then resided in Calgary where he worked for many
years with the City of Calgary as a steam engineer.
He enjoyed cooking
ethnic cuisine, having family BBQ's and going to watch movies at the theatre. He loved watching hockey games and taking trips to the
mountains, especially Banff.
At the families request, no services will
be held. Memorial tributes can be made directly to the Huntington
Society of Canada, 102-5636 Burbank Cres SE, Calgary AB T2H 1Z6 (phone
A special 'Thank You' to the staff at Northcott Care Centre for their
care for Robert and specifically to Margaret Stephanson for her many
years of companionship.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19, 2014
John Jack Chandler passed away on Monday, January 25, 2010 at the age
of 76 years, after a struggle with COPD and cancer.
He was predeceased
by his father John Dave; brother Bill; and brother-in-law Len Moore.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years Daryl; children Mark
(Bev), Guy (Donna), David and Michael; grandchildren Michelle, Jennifer
(Chad), Brett, Denine and Creeson; great grandchild Paytyn; mother
Fern; siblings Doreen Moore and Luella (Rich) Milne; as well as many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jack was well known in the
community for his participation in local sporting activities including
playing for the Regina Pats as a Right Winger (1951-1954) and Old Timers hockey.
Jack was influential
in the Regina mechanical industry, working with Honeywell Controls for
37 years. His passion was his family and their life at the beach, Jake
from the Lake.
A CELEBRATION OF JACK'S LIFE will be held at Regina
Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, January 29, 2010 at
10:00 a.m. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to Wascana Grace
Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK S4R 8P6 or to Regina Palliative Care
Inc., 4F 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Family and friends are
invited to sign the online book of condolences at www.regina-memorial.ca .
Published in The Leader-Post from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2010
Gordon Maurice "Moe": Moe Young passed into his forever sleep December 8
He is predeceased by his mother and father, Marie Montgomery
and John Fredrick Young, his brother Fredrick Young and his first wife
Left behind to celebrate his life are his wife of 30 years
Sheila Adams and their blended family Debbie (Nigel), Nancy, Shauna
(Dale), Sharon (David), John (Linda), 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great
Grandchildren as well as his sister Jean Edwards (91 years young) and
Moe started his life in Regina, Saskatchewan March 23, 1928,
the youngest in his family. Moe's passion was sports including hockey
and golf. Hockey became his primary focus. He first played with the
Regina Abbotts as a Junior Hockey player (1942-1945), then the Regina Pats
assumed the franchise (1946-1947).
He turned professional with the
Boston Bruins organization and played for the Tulsa Oilers 1948-1951
then the Tacoma Rockets 1951-52. During that time he suffered one of his
many major concussions that included a stick hit to his right eye
leading to loss of sight.
In the fall of 1952, he went to Trail as
playing coach of the Smoke Eaters where he stayed until 1955. In 1956 he
moved to Kelowna to join the Packers and stayed with them until 1959.
He was one of the major team members during the Packers' eight game
tour of Sweden and Russia in November 1958.
In1958 the Kelowna Packers
won the Western Canadian Championship and made it to the Allan Cup
Finals placing runner up to the Belleville McFarlands. Due to the
overall achievement in 1958, the Kelowna Packers were selected to carry
Canada's name in the International Hockey Exhibitions in Sweden and
Russia in November 1958. They were the first Canadian team to play
Canada's national game in Russia. And the Packers won the tournament!
Moe won many awards during his hockey career. He was second in the WHL
total points race in his final year with the Packers in 1959. He won the
Most Valuable Player award in 1952 and 1953, and was coach of the WHL
all-star team while he was in Trail. The Fans of Trail wanted him so
badly a public subcription
was taken up to buy his contract from Boston while he was still in
When Brian Roche went east to play hockey halfway through the
1960-61 season, Moe took over the Kelowna Junior Buckaroos as coach and
lead the league to the final against Kamloops. In November 2008, Moe
along with his 1958 Kelowna Packers teammates were the first team to be
nominated and selected by the Sports Legacy Committee to the Central
Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum in the Team category.
During his off
season in 1951, Moe won the position as captain of the Willingdon Cup
Golf team for Saskatchewan held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Moe was
also the non-playing captain of the BC Willingdon Cup gold team in 1953.
Moe always felt one of the highlights of his golfing career was playing
with Stan Leonard on his Regina Tour at the Wascana Golf and Country
When Moe arrived in Kelowna in 1955-56 he joined the Kelowna Golf
and Country Club with a 2 handicap. He went on to win the
Low Interior Amateur in 1958, the Ogopogo Open and then won the Kelowna
Golf and Country Club Open Championship in 1963. Moe was president of
the Kelowna Golf and Country Club 1963-1964.
Moe had many varied
experiences in both work and travel. He sold cars
winning the Master Salesmanship Award in BC in the middle 1950s, and
was the Sports Director and Local Sales Manager for CHBC, including the
nightly sports report. He also tried his hand at being his own boss.
Above all he valued his family.
We will all carry many happy memories of
his keen sense of humor and welcoming home, especially in his many
happy years with his amazing wife, Sheila. Moe's family thanks Dr. M.
Bobyn for amazing support and to all the wonderful caring folks who
looked after Moe at the Good Samaritans Mountainview Village Care home
in Kelowna. In keeping with Moe's wishes there will not be a funeral.
Moe's immediate family will be gathering at a later date to share many
happy stories. In lieu of flower please feel free to make donations to
Alzheimer's research or charity of your own choice. Condolences may be
sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
the third year in a row, Pavel Padakin scored the “teddy bear goal” for
his team as the Regina Pats prevailed 4-2 over the visiting Brandon
Wheat Kings in WHL action on Wednesday. He twice accomplished the feat while with the Calgary Hitmen.