Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced this afternoon that the 4th Trans-Canada Clash between Regina Pats and Moose Jaw Warriors alumni has been cancelled due to the Warriors' inability to field a team.
The event was to be played on Saturday, January 29th 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Regina Pats Vice-President of Operations Cliff Mapes: “We are disappointed that we were forced to cancel this year’s Trans-Canada Clash alumni game but I am more disappointed for the fans that look forward to this game every year. I was confident that the team we had assembled this year would have put on a very good show for the fans and lead us to our fourth straight win. We are currently working with other WHL teams that are interested in pursuing a home-in-home Trans-Canada clash style alumni weekend and we hope to make an announcement real soon.”
The Pats alumni have won all three of the previous Trans-Canada Clashes with the games being played in front of full-houses at both the Moose Jaw Civic Centre in 2008 and 2010 and the Brandt Centre in 2009.
The weekend will not be completely void of hostilities as the Highway One rivals will face each other in their traditional late-January home-and-home series. Friday, January 28th, the Pats travel to Moose Jaw. Twenty-four hours later on Saturday, January 29th, the Pats entertain world junior star Quinton Howden and the rest of the Warriors at the Brandt Centre.