Thursday, September 30, 2010

Junior Hockey's Royal Franchise:

The Regina Pats

Honoured by the International

Sports Heritage Association

2010 Communication


The International Sports Heritage Association has bestowed one of its highest honours on a recently released publication which chronicles the first 90 years of the Regina Pats.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (SSHFM) in conjunction with co-publisher, the Leader Post Foundation, is pleased to announce a First Place Award in the International Sports Heritage Association’s (ISHA) 2010 Communication Awards.

Junior Hockey’s Royal Franchise: The Regina Pats, published under the auspices of the SSHFM’s Sport History Project, won in the category of Books or Exhibit Catalogues for an Institution with an operating budget exceeding $250,000. This marks the fourth time that the SSHFM has won this award category with a submission from the Sport History Project. The last time was in 2007 with the publication, The Hilltops: A Canadian Junior Football Legacy, co-published with the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club.

Junior Hockey’s Royal Franchise: The Regina Pats was written by Darrell Davis and Ron Johnston (who did all the research). It represents the first comprehensive recorded history for the 90 year old Regina Pats Hockey Club.

(Photo: Roy Antal, Regina Leader Post files)

The awards will be formally presented at the upcoming ISHA Conference at the San Diego Hall of Champions in San Diego, California on October 13, 2010. See photo below -

ISHA, first known as the Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame, was formed in 1971. Today, with 130 member organizations representing five continents, ISHA is dedicated to helping member institutions better preserve history and educate future generations on the importance of sport as history.


2010 ISHA Communications Awards

Category - A

Books or exhibit catalogues less than US $250,000
1st Place -

National Art Museum of Sport, “Where sports become art, Where art reveals sports”

Books or exhibit catalogues more than US $250,000
1st Place -

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, “Junior Hockey’s Royal Franchise: The Regina Pats”


The book is still available in hard cover through the Publishing Company. Scroll down on right side for order form.