Saturday, March 19, 2011

REGINA PAT - AWARDS


NICK PAPPAS MEMORIAL TROPHY – (ROOKIE of the YEAR

The Trophy was present by Nick's son, Ernie and family. Nicholas was the owner of the Balmoral Cafe at 1832 Hamilton St., also President of the Regina Pats – 1931 to 1933




1966-67 - Ron GARWASIUK1967-1968 - (NO AWARD)1968-1969 - (NO AWARD)
1969-1970 - Rick PRESTON1970-1971 - Nellie GREEN1971-1972 -Dennis SOBCHUK
1972-1973 Mike HARAZNY1973-1974 Rob TUDOR1974-1975 Al DUMBA
1975-1976 Gerald MINOR1976-1977 Dirk GRAHAM1977-78 Gerry GALLOWAY
1978-1979 (NO AWARD)1979-1980 Ron FLOCKHART1980-81 Dave MICHAYLUK
1981-1982 Dale DERKATCH1982-1983 John MINOR1983-1984 Selmar ODELEIN
1984-1985 Mark JANSSENS1985-1986 Brad HORNUNG1986-87 Dareen McKECHNIE
1987-1988 Rod HOUK1988-1989 Kevin KALLER1989-1990 Gary PEARCE
1990-1991 Louis DUMONT1991-1992 Jason SMITH1992-1993 Jeff FRIESEN
1993-1994 Perry JOHNSON1994-1995 Josh HOLDEN1995-1996 Derek MORRIS
1996-1997 Brad STUART1997-98 Barret JACKMAN1998-99 Karel MOSOVSKY
1999-2000 Filip NOVAK2000-01 Chad DAVIDSON2001-2002 Josh HARDING
2002-2003 Rick RYPIEN2003-2004 Dustin SLADE2004-2005 Logan PYETT
2005-2006 Petr KALUS2006-07 Jordan EBERLE2007-08 Garrett MITCHELL
2008-2009 Jordan WEAL2009-20102010-2011 Jordan WEAL
2011-20122012-20132013-2014



THOMAS W. WILLS TROPHY – (MOST VALUABLE PLAYER)

The Trophy was present by Thomas Willis – a Jewellery Repair and Engraver

1969-1970 - Gary BROMLEY1970-1971 - Larry WRIGHT1971-72 - Dennis SOBCHUK
1972-73 - Ed STANIOWSKI1973-1974 - Mike WANCHUK1974-75 - Ed STANIOSWKI


THOMAS W. WILLS AWARD – TOP SCORER - (WRIST WATCH)

The Wrist Watch present by Thomas Willis – a Jewellery Repair and Engraver

1969-1970 Scott SMITH1970-1971 Larry WRIGHT1971-1972 Dennis SOBCHUK
1972-1973 Dennis SOBCHUK1973-1974 Dennis SOBCHUK1974-1975 Dave FAULKNER

HUB BISHOP MEMORIAL TROPHY – (MOST SPORTSMANLIKE)

Donated by Thomas W. Wills
1970-1971 - Dwight BIALOWAS1971-1972 Al BARRETT1972-1973 Rick Uhrich
1973-1974 Mike Wanchuk1974-1975 Les Grauer1975-1976 Greg Ing
1976-1977 Larry Ell1977-1978 Doug Wickenheiser1978-1979 Brian Varga
1979-1980 Darren Bobyck1980-1981 Jock Callender1981-1982 - Jock Callender
1982-1983 John Bekkers1983-1984 Taylor Hall1984-1985 Len Nielson
1985-1986 Tim Ianonne1986-1987 Darren McKechnie1987-1988 Craig Endean
1988-1989 Brad McInnis1989-1990 Mike Sillinger1990-1991 Jeff Shantz
1991-1992 Gary Pearce1992-1993 Nathan Dempsey1993-1994 Jeff Friesen
1994-1995 Rhett Gordon1995-1996 Curtis Tipler1996-1997 Perry Johnson
1997-1998 Kyle Calder1998-1999 Alan Manness1999-00 Ryann Annesley
2000-2001 Brett Lysak2001-2002 Kevin Korol2002-2003 Tyson Mulock
2003-2004 Lance Morrison2004-2005 Jonthan Bubnick2005-2006 Kyle Ross
2006-2007 Garrett Festerling2007-2008 Jordan Eberle2008-2009 Jordan Eberle
2009-20102010-2011 Brandon Davidson


CHARLES L. JOHNSTON MEMORIAL TROPHY – (DEFENSEMAN)

The Trophy was present by his son, Ron "Scoreboard" and his mother Marion. Ron was the first Regina Pats and WHL Statistican - Charles played as a Defenseman for the Moose Jaw Monarchs in 1922, the first Interlocking team to play the Pats.






1971-1972 John Dobie1972-1973 Greg Joly1973-1974 Greg Joly
1974-1975 - Mike Harazny1975-1976 Gord Wappel1976-1977 Kevin Krook
1977-1978 Darren Veitch1978-1979 - Trevor Bowering1979-1980 Darren Veitch
1980-81 Garth Butcher1981-82 Garth Butcher1982-83 Gary Leeman
1983-94 John Minor1984-85 John Minor1985-86 Robert Dirk
1986-87 Brad Millar1987-88 Brad Millar1988-89 Jim Mathieson
1989-90 Kevin Haller1990-91 Jamie Heward1991-92 Derek Eberle
1992-93 Jason Smith1993-94 David Wilkie1993-94 - Nathan Dempsey (Tied)
1994-95 Perry Johnson1995-96 Dion Zukiwsky1996-97 Derek Morris
1997-98 Brad Stuart1998-99 Barret Jackman1999-00 Barret Jackman
2000-01 Filip Novak2001-02 Filip Novak2002-03 Filip Novak
2003-04 Kyle Deck2004-05 Kyle Deck2005-06 Kyle Deck
2006-07 Logan Pyett2007-08 Logan Pyett2008-09 Matt Delahey
2009-102010-11 Brandon Davidson

BARKER'S TROPHY – (MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Presented by the Barker's Jewellery – 1860 Hamilton St.
1977-78 Gerald Minor1978-79 (No Award)1979-80 - Doug Wickenheiser
1979-80 - Darren Veich (Tied)1980-81 Garth Butcher1981-82 Dave Michayluk
1982-83 Dale Derkatch1983-84 Dale Derkatch1984-85 (No Award)
1985-86 Robert Dirk1985-1986 - Len Nielsen (Tied)1986-87 Len Nielsen
1987-88 (No Award)1988-89 Mike Sillinger1989-90 Troy Mick
1990-91 Mike Sillinger1991-92 Frank Kovacs1992-93 Jason Smith
1993-94 Mike Walker1994-95 Chad Mercier1995-96 Rhett Gordon
1996-97 Perry Johnson1997-98 Ron Petrovicky1998-99 Barret Jackman
1999-00 Barret Jackman2000-01 (No Award)2001-02 (No Award)
2002-03 (No Award)2003-04 (No Award)2004-05 Rick Rypien
2005-06 (No Award)2006-07 Kyle Ross2007-08 Logan Pyett

MURRAY “TORCHY” SCHELL MEMORIAL TROPHY - (TOP SCORER)

The Trophy was given in loving memory of Torchy. He was a member of the R.C.M.P. and the Western Canada Scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Was liked by all Junior hockey players everywhere.

1982-1983 - Dale Derkatch ....1983-1984 - Dale Derkatch ...1984-1985 - Kevin Nielsen ....
1985-86 Tim Iannone1986-87 Craig Endean1987-88 Craig Endean
1988-89 Mike Sillinger1989-90 Mike Sillinger1990-91 Mike Sillinger
1991-92 Frank Kovacs1992-93 Louis Dumont1993-94 Jeff Friesen
1994-95 Jeff Petruic1995-96 Josh Holden1996-97 Josh Holden
1997-98 Ron Petrovicky1998-99 Brett Lysak1999-00 Brett Lysak
2000-01 Brett Lysak2001-02 Kevin Korol2002-03 Kevin Korol
2003-04 Dan Waschuk2004-05 Rick Rypien2005-06 Petr Kalus
2006-07 Jordan Eberle2007-08 Jordan Eberle2008-09 Jordan Eberle
2009-10 Jordan Eberle2010-11 Jordan Weal


BOOSTER CLUB AWARD (UNSUNG HERO)
1977-1978 - Dirk Graham .....1977-1978 - Larry Ell (Tied) ....1978-1979 - Jeff Lasiwka .....
1979-80 Bart Hunter1980-81 Brent Pascal1981-82 Brent Pascal
1982-83 Lyndon Byers1983-84 Lyndon Byers1984-85 Brad Lauer
1985-86 Mark Janssens1986-87 Ray Savard1987-88 Jim Mathieson
1988-89 Kelly Cholowetz1989-90 Jamie Heward1990-91 Mike Risdale
1991-92 Mike Risdale1992-93 Mike Risdale

MINUTE MUFFLER – (UNSUNG HERO)


1992-1993 -Mike Risdale .........1993-1994 - Jeff Helperl ......1994-1995 - Joe Bouvier
1995-1996 - Russ Newson1996-1997 - Perry Johnson1997-1998 - Boyd Kane
1998-1999 - Ryan Thomas1999-2000 - (No Award)2000-2001 - (No Award)
2001-2002 - Jeff Feniak2002-2003 - Jeff Feniak2003-04 Jordan McGillivray ..
2004-2005 Braden Appelby2005-2006 Craig Shira

(UNSUNG HERO)

2006-2007 - Craig Schira ..2007-2008 - Michael MacAngus .2008-2009 - Garrett Mitchell .
2009-20102010-2011- Art Bidlevski

MOST POPULAR PLAYER – (NO TROPHY)

1978-1979 Dirk Graham1979-1980 Brian Varga1980-1981 Darren Bobyck ....
1981-1982 Barry Trotz1982-1983 Dale Derkatch ....1983-1984 Dale Derkatch
1984-1985 Selmar Odelein1985-19861986-1987 Bryan Wells
1987-1988 Dareen McKechnie .1988-1989 Gary Dickie1989-1990 Troy Mick
1990-1991 Mike Sillinger1991-1992 Frank Kovacs1992-1993 Karry Biette

MUTT and JEFFS AWARD – MOST POPULAR PLAYER

1993-1994 - Karry Biette1994-1995 - Chad Mercier1995-1996 - Chad Mercier
1996-1997 - Dimitri Nabokov ...1997-1998 - Ron Petrovicky1998-1999 -Brett Lysak
1999-2000 - Matt Hubbauer2000-2001 -Matt Hubbauer ..2001-2002 - Matt Hubbauer ..
2002-2003 - Matt Hubbauer2003-2004 - Dustin Slade2004-2005 -Rick Rypien

 

BILL HICKE MEMORIAL TROPHY
(MOST POPULAR PLAYER)

Known to the Hockey world as “Billy the Kid” Played for the Regina Pats in the mid 1960's and Coach - Manager and part owner of the Pats from 1985-86 season to 1994-95.




2005-2006 - Petr Klaus2006-2007 - Tommy Tartaijone2007-2008 - Jordan Eberle
2008-2009 - Jordan Eberle .2009-2010 -2010-2011 - Garrett Mitchell ...

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – (NO TROPHY)

1979-1980 - Mike Blaisdel ..1980-1981 - Jock Callender1981-1982 - Jeff Crawford
1982-1983 - Doug Trapp1983-1984 - Kurt Wickenheiser1984-1985 - Kevin Ekdahl
1985-1986 - Kevin Kuntz1986-1987 - Gary Dickie1987-1988 - (No Award)
1988-1989 - Cory Peterson1989-1990 - Frank Kovacs1990-1991 - Greg Pankewicz .
1991-1992 - Jeff Shantz1992-1993 - (No Award)

CKRM TROPHY – MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
1993-1994 - Dion Zukiwsky ...1994-1995 - (No Award) .....1995-1996 Boyd Kane
1996-1997 - Kyle Calder1997-1998 - (No Award)1998-1999 - Travis Churchman .

LABATT'S THREE STAR AWARD -

MOLSON (1986-87) CUP - (TOP VOTE GETTER)


1980-1981 - Jock Callender ..1981-1982 - Dale Derkatch1982-1983 -(No Award)
1983-1984 - (No Award)1984-1985 - Doug Trapp1985-1986 - Mark Janssens ..
1986-1987 - Tim Iannone1987-1988 - (No Award)1988-1989 - Mike Sillinger
1989-1990 - Troy Mick1990-1991 - (No Award)1991-1992 - Frank Kovacs
1992-1993 - Louis Dumont1993-1994 - Jeff Friesen1994-1995 - Chad Mercier
1995-1996 - Rhett Gordon1996-1997 - Josh Holden1997-1998 - Boyd Kane
1998-1999 - Brett Lysak1999-2000 - Don Choukalos .2000-2001 - Brett Lysak
2001-2002 - Garth Murray2002-2003 - Josh Harding2003-2004 - (No Award)
2004-2005 - Rick Rypien2005-2006 - Petr Kalus2006-2007 - Kyle Ross
2007-2008 - Jordan Eberle2008-2009 - Jordan Eberle2009-2010
2010-2011 - Jordan Weal

PLAYER'S PLAYER – AWARD

1984-1985 - Alan Acton1985-1986 - Alan Acton1986-1987 - Mark Janssens .
1987-1988 - (No Award)1988-1989 - Jim Mathieson .1989-1990 Jim Mathieson
1990-1991 - Kelly Chotowetz ..

BOOSTER CLUB - PLAYER of the YEAR AWARD

1988-1989 - Rod Houk1989-1990 - Frank Kovacs ...1990-1991 - Mike Sillinger
1991-1992 - Frank Kovacs1992-1993 - (No Award)1993-1994 - Mike Walker
1994-1995 - (No Award)1995-1996 - (No Award)1996-1997 - Terry Johnson
1997-1998 - Ron Petrovicky ...1998-1999 - Brett Lysak1999-2000 -Matt Hubbauer ...

GARDEN MARKET IGA – PLAYER of the YEAR AWARD


2000-2001 - Brett Lysak ......2001-2002 - Matt Hubbauer ....2002-2003 - Josh Harding ....

REGINA PATS PLAYER of the YEAR AWARD
2004-2005 - Rick Rypien ......2005-2006 - Dennis Topeko ....2006-2007 - Kyle Ross .......
2007-2008 - Logan Pyett2008-2009 - Jordan Eberle2009-2010
2010-2011 - Jordan Weal

SCHOLASTIC AWARD

1988-1989 - Rod Houk1989-1990 - (No Award)1990-1991 - (No Award)
1991-1992 - Nathan Dempsey .1992-1993 - (No Award)1993-1994 - Perry Johnson .
1994-1995 - Perry Johnson1995-1996 - (No Award)1996-1997 - Perry Johnson
1997-1998 - Barret Jackman1998-1999 - Garth Murray1999-2000 - Garth Murray
2000-2001 - (No Award)2001-2002 - (No Award)2002-2003 - Todd Davison
2003-2004 - Derek Reinhart2004-2005 - David Reekie2005-2006 - Linden Rowat
2006-2007 - Linden Rowat2007-2008 - Jordan Eberle2008-2009 - Alex Pym
2009-20102010-2011 - Tyler Borstmayer



MIKE KARTUSCH MEMORIAL AWARD - MOST COMMUNITY MINDED

Mike was the General Manager of the Regina Pats Bantam, Midget, and Juvenile Teams from 1948 to 1955. Manager Pat Blues 60's and 70's.

Presented by his Son, Wayne, (Ex-Regina Pat; Ex-Referee WHL and President of the SJHL)



1996-1997 - Chad Mercier1996-1997 - Joe Bouvier1997-1998 - Drew Kehler
1998-1999 - Chis Anderson1999-2000 - Don Choukalos2000-2001 - Curtis Austring
2001-2002 - Curtis Austring .2002-2003 - David McDonald .2003-2004 -Andrew DeSousa .
2004-2005 - (No Award)2005-2006 - Kyle Deck2006-2007 - (No Award)
2007-2008 - Kirt Hill2008-2009 - Victor Bartley2009-2010
2010-2011 - Garrett Mitchell


Saturday, March 12, 2011


GREAT RIVALRY BETWEEN the

REGINA P
ATS and MOOSE JAW


by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston



The old and the new.



The year is 1958, the Moose Jaw Canucks became the newest entry in the Saskatchewan Hockey League. The club had a very short stay in Moose Jaw due to their new rink (the Civic Centre) not being completely finished. On Thursday, January 1, 1959, the club moved their franchise to Weyburn for the remainder of the season and were called the Weyburn Canucks. Moose Jaw's first season was a dim one as they only won 11 games, lost 36, and tied 1 game for 23 points and were in last place in a seven team league.



(Note: The poor lighting and how low the lights hang) - (Photo: Chris Carton)

A lot of people never liked that rink, calling it an old dumb with a sinking roof. I can remember my first time in that rink. I got my nickname at that old rink. Way back on Tuesday, October 12, 1965, as I was leaving the dressing room Ernie Hicke (younger brother of Bill) called out, "Hey Scoreboard". I responded and that name stuck with me ever since. Sitting in the press box at that same game, you could not see the west side due to the sinking roof and lights.


(Photo: Moose Jaw Arena Fire - August, 1955 - was in my Dad's Collection)



(Photo: The rink - after the fire, August 27, 1955)

The new rink is being located downtown, near where the very old rink (the Moose Jaw Arena) use to be located. My dad played in that old rink back in the 1920 and 1921 season. Charlie Lorne Johnston played for the Moose Jaw Monarchs who were the first team to play in the Interlocking League between Moose Jaw and Regina. Back in those days a league may have played as little as 4 to 6 games a season. That old rink was built in 1910 on Ross Street and was burned to the ground, on August 27, 1955.

The first Interlocking League was during the 1921-1922 season. There were four teams, two from each city: From Regina it was the Patricia and Campion College, while from Moose Jaw it was the Monarchs and Crescents.

INTERCITY FINAL STANDINGS ......
.. GP ..
. WON .
. LOST .
.. GF ..
.. GA ..
. PTS .
* Regina Patricia55030
9
10
* Moose Jaw St. Andrew Monarchs53216116
Regina Campion College62418274
Moose Jaw Crescents61510272

On Saturday, February 11th, Moose Jaw Monarchs were leading 4-2 against the Regina Patricia with only 10 minutes left in the third period. The game was played at the Moose Jaw Arena Rink. The local fans saw Regina score 2 goals within 5 minutes to tie the contest. Shortly afterwards, Pats notched the winner.

Note:
* - Moose Jaw Monarchs did not finish the league schedule game against the Patricia, February 15th, due to the fact Regina Patrica had already clinched first place. Moose Jaw Monarch's Stan Evans tied Harvey Haismith of Regina Patricia for the scoring race. Both players played 5 games, had 7 goals, no assists for 7 points.



(Above photo - was in my Dad's Collection)

Junior hockey between the two cities goes way back to the 1890's. It was 1894 and the January 25, 1894, edition of the Regina Leader newspaper stated, "Hockey is Fast becoming the greatest winter sport in Regina." The city of Moose Jaw, hearing that Regina was participating in the game, challenged their neighbour city to a series of hockey games. The winner would recieve the Silver Cup.

February 21st, 1894 - saw the first game played at Regina and the hometown boys won 8-2. One week later Moose Jaw won back the Silver Cup at the Flour City. Moose Jaw lost the third game on March 14 in Regina, the game being lopsided.

February 7, 1896 - once again saw the two cities participate in a two game series. The first game was played in Moose Jaw. Their local newspaper, Moose Jaw Times, wrote, "The Regina boys will have to be clever indeed if they wish to defeat the Moose Jaw Javites." Regina won the game 6-4. The game did provide some entertainment as it states that there were three fights in the game. The following game in Regina had the home team win with the same score 6-4.

March 23, 1897 - the evening paper came out every Thursday and one year later, on March 25, the Regina Leader reported "On Monday evening a very interesting game of hockey was played in the Regina Rink between the Juniors of Moose Jaw and Regina. The team line-up was as follows:

Moose JawPositionRegina
J. CreaghGoalBruce McInnis
William Hannah .....................
PointLou Eddy
William Rollo........... Cover Point ...........
Gary Gillespie
J. RolloForwardF.G. England
J. HaighForwardCharlie S. Pringle
J. ChristieForwardGeorge Carmichael ..............
D. WhiteForwardMervis Feely

At the close of one hour's play the score stood 9-5 in favour of the Regina team. It was a good game and one from which the seniors might take a few pointers. Bad feelings, contentions, etc., were entirely absent not withstanding the fact that play was, at times, "fast and furious." So fast that in the first half Regina scored seven goals to Moose Jaw's one.

On Thursday, April 1, the Leader read, "The last game of the season was played in Moose Jaw rink Friday evening last. In the two games played, Regina has scored 15 goals to Moose Jaw's 9 and have the honour of holding the Assiniboia Championship."

Only changes in the line-up were Jack Stuart in place of George Gillespie for Regina, and W. Bellany in place of William Hannah for Moose Jaw. Regina had a 3-1 lead by 12 minutes. From then until half-time the puck was kept well in front of Moose Jaw's goal. In the second half it mentioned that at about the five minute mark, Regina's Lou Eddy was trying to make one of his great rushes on Moose Jaw's goal when he broke his skate. Time was called for 10 minutes to replace his skates. Final score was Regina 6, Moose Jaw 4.

After the 1921 Inter-City League the two cities once again competed during the 1923-1924 season. That year there were only two teams in the league. Regina Patricia and Moose Jaw Canucks. Both teams played each other six times, with Patricia finishing with a record of 4 wins, 2 losts, 28 goals for and 21 goals against.

It wasn't until the 1927-1928 season that a Moose Jaw team competed in and Inter-Locking City League. That year it was the Regina Pats and Regina Falcons joining as one team. The new club became known as the Regina Monarchs. Howie Milne took over coaching from Al Ritchie due to Amateur hockey rules which would not permit Ritchie to coach the team from the player box due to connections with the professional aggregation (coaching the Regina Capitals). That year it was the Moose Jaw Maroons playing along with Regina Monarchs and Argos. The Maroons finished last with 6 wins, 5 losts, 15 goals for and 52 goals against.

By the 1930's Moose Jaw were playing in there own league. Three years in arrow the Regina Pats met Moose Jaw Cubs in a home and home total goal series for the Southern Saskatchewan Final. On February 24, at Moose Jaw the Pats won 5-0 and two days later at Regina the Pats won 3-0. Once again the two same teams played in the Saskatchewan Southern Final the following year. On Monday, February 29, at Moose Jaw, the Pats won 1-0 and Wednesday, March 2, Pats won 3-0. In the 1932-1933 season Pats met Moose Jaw Cubs this time in the Sought Saskatchewan Semi-Final. Tuesday, February 14, at Moose Jaw, the Pats won 1-0 and on Thursday, February 16, the Pats won 4-0.

With the Regina Pats disbanding in 1934, the Pats did not meet until 1946 when the Abbott and Commandos make a team. The two were amalgamated and we had the new Regina Pats Hockey Club. It was the Regina Pats once again with Moose Jaw Canucks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. That year Moose Jaw one of the best player to ever come out of the Wheat City in Metro Prystai who happened to come back and coach in 1960.

One of the most unusual goals had to be during the 1946-1947 season during the league final. It was on Wednesday, March 12, at Regina. It was the clinching goal by Dunc Fisher in the final period on a fluke goal as he scored on his own rebound off the radio broadcasting booth above the Moose Jaw net!

In 1948, the two teams left the Saskatchewan Hockey League and joined the new Western Junior Hockey League and that season Moose Jaw Canucks finished in first place, while the Pats ended up in third. Both teams stayed in the league until the 1954-1955 season when the Canucks had a bad season only winning 5 games in a 40 game schedule. The following season Moose Jaw dropped out of the league.

It wasn't until 1958, when the new Moose Jaw Civic Centre was built that Moose Jaw and Regina Pats once again had their rivalry. Moose Jaw Canucks were once again was back in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League along side the Regina Pats until the 1965-1966 season. The following year, both clubs joined the brand new Western Hockey League. That year the league was called the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League. As you can see Moose Jaw and Regina Junior Hockey rivalry goes back along ways.

The last several years even the Alumni have gotten into it, calling the game the Trans-Canada Clash.. The first game was in Moose Jaw, on
January 1989, when the Regina Pats Alumni scored in the last minute by Kurt Wickenheiser winning a wild one 10-9. Since then Regina has won ever game.

On Saturday afternoon, February, 9, 2008, at the Regina Brandt Centre, Regina Pats Alumni edged the Moose Jaw Warriors Alumni 3-2. In 2009 there was no game.

Saturday, January 30, 2010, at the Moose Jaw Civic Centre, at 1:30 p.m. Regina Pats Alumni Team win their third straight game over Moose Jaw Warriors, 7-4. There was no game in 2011 due to Moose Jaw not being able to dress a team.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A TRIBUTE TO

REGINA LEADER-POST

PHOTOGRA
PHER ROY ANTAL


By: Rob Vanstone - Regina Leader-Post Sports - Sunday, March 6, 2011

Taken from: the Regina Sun Community News - (Regina Leader-Post)



(Photo: Roy Antal - Regina Leader-Post file)

Roy Antal is not the retiring sort.

As long as I have been at the Leader-Post - and for 16 years preceding my arrival - Roy has been one of the key people at my favourite newspaper. He has always been good for a laugh, or a chat.

Many of his perfectly timed one-liners have turned me into a puddle. If I am having a blah day, I often waddle into the photographers' sanctuary, armed with a snide remark or hoping to hear one from Roy.

But, a few weeks back, one of Roy's comments was rather sobering. He told me that he was retiring. I did not respond to this with any grace. Selfishly, I urged him to reconsider...please?

My powers of persuasion are not what they should be. On Friday, March 11, Roy will mark his final day at the Leader-Post, ending a remarkable career that dated back to 1970.

Yes, 1970. I delight in reminding Roy that I was in kindergarten at the time. I have also informed him that, as a voracious reader of the Leader-Post since 1971, I was well aware of his good name long before I first staggered into the newsroom in 1986.

I knew all the names...Roy Antal...Don Healy...Patrick Pettit...Bob Hughes...Robert Watson...Murray Mandryk...Nick Miliokas...John Swan...Marlon Marshall...Darrell Davis...Gregg Drinnan.

It still boggles the mind that I have had the privilege of working with these great people. Once upon a time, they were bylines (or photo credits) on a page of newsprint. They all became colleagues and friends.

Time marches on though, and eventually there comes a time to turn the page. Faster than I could have imagined. I have become part of the furniture at the Leader-Post. My first day at the paper feels like yesterday, but yesterday was actually 25 years ago in May. It is discomforting to think that I am closer to the end of the career than the beginning, because it still feels like I just got here.

Why has time flown by so quickly? The people.

Each day, I walk into the office and realize that I am not just surrounded by colleagues. I am among great friends.

I tend to gravitate toward people who are capable of cracking me up and fortunately newspapers are havens for individuals who enjoy a laugh.

That is especially true with regard to Roy.

He is also an exceptional photographer, which explains the longevity. From a sporting perspective, this is a man who took photos of local sporting legends such as Ron Lancaster, George Reed, Dennis Sobchuk, Dale Derkatch and Kent Austin.

Add to that list Doug Wickenheiser, Ed Staniowski, Roger Aldag, Harvey Mazinke, Ray Elgaard, Sandra Schmirler, Marj Mitchell, Darian Durant, Gene Makowsky, Jordan Eberle...

I could go on forever, and I wish the same could be said of Roy's career, but he made the decision that 41 years was enough, and am I to take issue?

So here's to Roy Antal - a fine professional and and even better man.

***********************************************************************************************************

by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

I can even go back further than Rob Vanstone. I have known Roy since 1969.

Every time I saw Roy, he always had his camera with him. At every sports function, at many Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Awards and various other functions, especially when I was with the Regina Pats. He even came to our home to take pictures for stories in the sports section.

The sports world will miss you Roy. I wish you all the best in your new job (retirement) it is the best job of them all.

RE: REGINA PATS HISTORY

WEB SITE - BEING DOWN


For some unknown reason the site was shut down by GOOGLE, it seems the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. My account has been paid, why they shut it down I do not know. Working on the problem, I hope they have it up and running very soon.

Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TWO EX-REGINA PATS

STILL PLAYING FOR

RUSSIA - MOSCOW DYNAMO



by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston


Filip Novak and Denis Tolpeko both are still playing for Moscow Dynamo of the (KHL) Kontinential Hockey League in Russia.

Photo's are not aloud to be down loaded. To see both photo' s - click on: http://en.khl.ru

Next: click on teams - scroll down to Moscow Dynamo - then team roster, scroll down to Injury List for both players.
EX-REGINA PATS

BRETT LYSAK - 1996-97 to 2000-01




HK Acroni Jesenice (Slovenian team) playing in the

AUSTRIAN ERSTE LEAGUE - 2010-2011

HAS PLAYED in: ITALY - 2005-06 to 2006-07 and

DENMARK - 2007-08 to 2009-10

EX-REGINA -

TYSON MULOCK - 2001-02 to 2002-03





ISBAREN BERLIN POLAR BEARS

(DEL) - DEUTSCHE EISHOCKEY LIGA - (GERMANY)

2010-2011