Friday, February 3, 2012

1931-1932 Season - Once again the league had three Regina teams, Pats, Monarchs, and the Canadians, playing home and home series schedule. Pats went through the league schedule with Ken Campbell posting four shutouts. Pats finished with 4 wins, 16 goals for; Monarchs 2 win, 3 losses, 9 goals for and 9 goals against; Canadians 1 win, 3 loses, 4 goals for and 20 goals against.

1931-1932 Regina Pats Roster - Goalie - Ken "Shutout King" Campbell Defense: Alex "Curley" Kerr, Hartzel "Moose" Stinson, Alex Motter Centre: Pete Leminski, Murray Armstrong, Alex Motter, Jessie Rittinger Right Wing: Earl Nicholson, Kenneth Kipp, Steve Albulets Left Wing: Reg Strong, Don Deacon, Lionel Doling Coach-Manager: Al Ritchie Trainer: Bob Bentley

League Finals - Tuesday, February 9, Al Ritchie's Regina Pats were up to season form as they had no trouble with the Monarchs, downing them 7-0 at the Stadium. Monarchs wound Pats defenseman "Curley" Kerr and Hartzel Stinson just too much to bear, as the rear guards would not let them near the Regina Pats goal.

On Wednesday, February 17, Pats triumphed 9-0 over the Monarchs, winning the City Championship series. They took the two game series 16-0. Don Deacon, second string wingman played a fine game and gathered in 2 goals for the winning Pats. The other marksman was Kerr with 3 goals.

Southern Final - Monday, February 29, after sixty minutes of exciting hockey, the Regina Pats emerged victorious over Moose Jaw Cubs 1-0 at Moose Jaw. They were fortunate to escape with the win. Early in the second period Alex Motter lifted a high shot that one of the Moose Jaw defenseman attempted to pull down. Yhe defenseman only deflected the puck toward his own net and the puck was in the twine before goalie Kenny Davis could even move.

On Wednesday, March 2, Regina Pats setback the visiting Moose Jaw Cubs 3-0 at the Regina Stadium. Eight games to date, including league play and play-off this winter, Pats have scored 36 goals without allowing a single goal.

Provincial Finals - Friday, March 4, two days later, the smartest junior hockey team to invade Regina for many years, the Saskatoon Wesleys held Al Ritchie's Pats to a 2-2 deadlock. Unleashing their best attack in the second period, the Wesleys gained the respect of every one of the spectators who watched the game at the Regina Stadium. It was in that period that the northerners overcame a one goal lead. Then they were content playing defensive hockey. With the game deadlocked, they were taking advantage of home ice for the next game.

On Monday, a lone goal shot from centre ice in the opening minutes of the game by Saskatoon defenseman Jim Haight, gave the Wesley a 1-0 victory at the Saskatoon Arena. The Wesleys won the first junior crown since 1926 for Saskatoon. the shot appeared to surprise Ken Campbell, Pats goalie, who made a jump for the puck but missed it. The puck sailed right under his arm into the net.

Saskatoon Wesleys lost to Winnipeg Monarchs in the Abbott Cup. The Monarchs went on to lose the Memorial Cup against the Sudbury Cub Wolves.