Friday, February 3, 2012

1983-1984 SEASON

Nanaimo was purchased by Vancouver businessman Ron Dixon who had the franchise moved to New Westminster. Later Dixon moved the franchise to Kennewick, Washington (Tri-City) Americans.

1983-1984 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Jamie Reeve, Larry Dyck Defense: Jason Meyer, John Miner, Selmar Odelein, Rick Herbert, Stu Grimson, Frank Joo, Robert Dirk Centre: Dale Derkatch, Tim Iannone, Kurt Wickenheiser, Bob Lowes (Captain), Len Nielson Right Wing: Lyndon Byers, Brent Fedyk, Jeff Lawson, Stu Grimson, Walter Shutter Left Wing: Doug Trapp, Kevin Clemens, Brad Lauer, Taylor Hall, Allan Acton, Troy Edwards Coach-General Manager: Bob Strumm Assistant Coach: Barry Trapp Trainer: Karl Jones

Dale Derkatch went to the Canadian Olympic Team training camp and returned on Tuesday, October 4th. Dale scored three goals and had two assists in his first game back against Prince Albert. The next game, play in Winnipeg, he scored four goals and had three assists. On Sunday November 13, Dale is called backed to the Olympic Team for several weeks. At the end of December he is off, this time with the Junior team in Sweden for the World Tournament.

Tuesday, January 31, with Dale back playing with the Pats, he records his 417th point breaking the club record previously held by Dennis Sobchuk at 416 points. Derkatch moves into second place as WHL all-time leading scorer. Dale once again passes Dennis Sobchuk, this time as he scored his 193rd goal as a Pat.


Player Name GoalsPlayers NameGoalsPlayers NamesGoals
Dale Derkatch193Dennis Sobchuk191Doug Wickenheiser158


Players NameTeam Played Points Players Name Team Played Points
Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings511Dale DerkatchRegina Pats480

Regina Pats finished in first place in the Eastern Division, with 48 wins, 23 lost, 1 tie, 426 goals for, 284 goals against for 97 points.

Dale Derkatch finishes third in the League scoring race with 72 goals, and 87 assists for 159 points. Right Winger Taylor Hall is selected to the First League All-Star team. Regina Pats' defenseman John Minor and Doug Trapp tied with Medicine Hat Murray Craven for Left Wing on the Second All-Star Team.


Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophySelmar Odelein
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyTaylor Hall
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyJohn Miner
Most Valuable PlayerThe Barker TrophyDale Derkatch
Top Leading ScorerTorchy Schell Memorial TrophyDale Derkatch
Most Improved PlayerNo TrophyKurt Wickenheiser
Most Popular PlayerNo TrophyDale Derkatch
Unsung HeroBooster Club AwardLyndon Byers
Top Play-off PerformerNo TrophyJamie Reeve

EASTERN QUARTER PLAY-OFFS - Sunday, March 25, Calgary coach Marcel Comeau saw his Wranglers drop a 9-4 decison to Regina Pats at the Agridome. The line of Dale Derkatch, Lyndon Byers and Taylor Hall were the big guns for Pats. Wranglers' goalie Ross McKay was kept busy as Pats fired 52 shots.

Monday, March 26, Bob Strumm’s boys skated to a 6-3 victory over Calgary at the Agridome. Difference was Regina’s Lyndon Byers scoring on a shorthanded break-a-way and three power play goals scored on Wranglers' netminder Chris Churchill. Lyndon Byers, playing with a cold and taking short shifts, was still able to score three goals and an assist.

Wednesday, March 28, Pats' Doug Trapp sent the puck into an empty net at 18:25 of the third period as the Pats downed the Wranglers 4-1 at Calgary’s Corral. Wranglers' coach Comeau tried everything to get his club back into the game. Down 3-1 he pulled his goalie with over two minutes remaining in the game.

Friday, March 30, Regina downed Calgary 9-5 at the Stampede Corral to take the series four straight. Lyndon Byers scored three times and Selmar Odelein, along with Dale Derkatch, contribued two goals each for Regina. Allan Measures produced three goals for the Wranglers.

EASTERN ROUND ROBIN - Tuesday, April 3, Brandon lost 5-1 to the Regina Pats at the Agridome. Dale Derkatch was Pats top marks man with two goals and two assists.

Thursday, April 5, Regina lost at Medicine Hat’s Convention Centre 5-3. Quick goals at the start of the first two periods hurt Pats. Tigers held a 2-0 lead by 3:29 minute mark in the second period. They struck early and held a 4-2 advantage by the 2:55 mark.

Monday, April 9, Pats trailed 3-1 after the first, then tied a WHL record when they scored eight goals to down Brandon 10-8 at Keystone Centre. Regina led 9-6 going into the final period. Taylor Hall triggered three goals for the Pats while Ferrano also scored three goals for the losers.
Friday, April 13, Allan Conroy was a one man show as Medicine Hat shutout the hometown Pats 3-0 at the Orange Agridome. Conroy scored all Tigers goals. The scoring was all over before many of the fans had even found their seats at the start of the game.

Round Robin Standings ........ G. P.WonLostG.F.G.A.PTS
Medicine Hat Tigers4401798
Regina Pats42218174
Brandon Wheat Kings40415240

EASTERN SEMI-FINAL - Sunday, April 15, Lyndon Byers' three goals and one assist helped Pats to a 6-4 victory at the Regina Agridome. It was Brandon’s fifth straight loss as Regina fired 48 shots at Wheat Kings' goalie Ron Hextall. Dale Derkatch had four assists.

Tuesday, April 17, Wheat Kings took a 6-2 victory over Pats at Brandon Keystone Centre. Ray Ferraro and Dave Curry both with two goals apiece, were the big scorers for Brandon.

Wednesday, April 18, it was all over in the first period as Dale Derkatch scored three goals to help Regina to a 8-2 win over Jack Sangster’s team at the Agridome. Regina won the best of three series two games to one. Derkatch finished with three goals and added two assists. Kurt Wichenheiser had two tallies and John Miner contributed four assists for the Pats.

EASTERN DIVISION FINAL - Friday, April 20, a lucky bounce goal at 8:20 of the opening period helped the Pats win 4-3 over Medicine Hat at the Regina Agridome. Pats' Brent Fedyk scored on a long shot by Robert Dirk. Tigers' goalie Gary Johnson skated behind the net to play the puck, it took a sudden rebound in front of the net and Fedyk had the wide open net to score.

Saturday, April 21, Down to only four defenseman, Regina were still able to down Medicine Hat 6-2 at the Regina Agridome. Pats scored four goals in the middle stanza, Byers with three led the second period outburst and John Miner tallied twice.

Monday, April 22, Medicine Hat scored with one second remaining in regulation time but it was Regina that was celebrating as they won 4-3 at the Medicine Hat Convention Centre. The Tigers outshot the Pats 51-22 and could only look over their shoulders in frustration. With Medicine Hat down 4-2 they tried everything. It was too late as Al Conroy scored at 19:59.

Tuesday, April 24, the Medicine Hat fans came up with a new idea. They threw beach balls on the ice after every goal scored by the Tigers. It worked as the hometown boys downed Regina Pats 5-3 at Medicine Hat. Once again Pats' goalie Jamie Reeve was outstanding in the first two periods as Regina led 1-0 going into the final frame. The Tigers pumped in four straight goals by the nine minute mark. Reeve faced 48 shots.

Thursday, April 26, Regina trailed 5-4 going into the third period at the Agridome. In the last two minutes and eleven seconds, Pats struck for three straight goals to down Medicine Hat Tigers 7-5. Doug Trapp scored at 16:49, a deflection off a Dale Derkatch shot to tie the game. At 18:02 Fedyk scored the winner from Bob Lowes who was coming from behind the net. He shot to the slot where Fedyk was waiting. Fedyk shot the puck under goalie Gary Johnson’s pads. Trapp scored his second, the insurance goal, at 19:19.

LEAGUE FINAL - Sunday, April 29, Bill LaForge’s Kamloops Jr. Oilers downed Regina 7-4 at the Kamloop’s Memorial Arena. With Oilers having a weeks rest, they were fresh and ready. The top Kamloops scorer was Dean Evanson with three goals.

Monday, April 30, the Oilers erupted for five goals in the middle frame, then coasted to a 8-2 victory over the Pats at Kamloops. Tony Vogel, former Pat centre, had two goals and two assists while Dean Evason finished with three goals for the Junior Oilers.

Thursday, May 3, Pats downed Kamloops 7-3 at Regina Agridome. With the game decided, penalties racked up as it began reaching the final minutes. Taylor Hall had three goals and and an assist for the Pats.

Friday, May 4, Jeff Lawson’s goal at 15:42 of the third period lifted the Pats to a 4-3 win over Kamloops at the Regina Agridome. The goal brought over 24 beachballs out of the stands onto the ice. It was beachball night. For Lawson, it was the biggest goal of his career, as it helped to tie the game.

Sunday, May 6, Pats defeated Kamloops 4-1 witnessed by a record Agridome (6,150) crowd. Reeve was the big difference for the Pats as he faced 43 shots. It was Pats’ power play, clicking on three chances.

Tuesday, May 8, Kamloops Oilers won a 4-3 victory over Regina at the Memorial Arena. Junior Oilers’ Dean Evason scored at 19:18 of the third period to tie the game and force overtime. Bryan Stewart then scored the winner at 18:30 of the extra period to provide the Kamloops victory.

Wednesday, May 9, Regina struggled to produce the tying goal only to have Kamloops' Dean Evason score at 18:20 of the third period. Witnessed by an overflowing crowd at the Kamloops Memorial Arena, that big goal helped the Oilers down Regina 4-2 and make their first trip to the Memorial Cup.

Dale Derkatch scored two goals. He finished the post season with 12 goals and 41 assists for 53 points in 23 play-off games, a new WHL record. Only one Pat player has recorded more points. Ron Garwasiuk in the 1968-69 season when he played in 26 games, scored 31 goals, had 32 assists for 63 points.

Kamloops Junior Oilers represented the (WHL), while from the east it was the host Kitchener Rangers (OHA) and Ottawa 67’s who were now playing in the (QMJHL). In the final it had the Ottawa 67’s playing Kitchener at the Memorial Auditorium. Ottawa won 7-2 and their first ever Memorial Cup.

Front Row: Jamie Reeve, Lyndon Byers, Jeff Lawson, Barry Trapp (Assistant Coach and Manager), Bob Lowes, Bob Strumm (Coach and Manager), Dale Derkatch, Taylor Hall, Larry Dyck Second Row: Olga Wegner (Office Manager), Karl Jones (Athletic Therapist), Jason Mever, Doug Trapp, Frank Joo, Stu Grimson, Robert Dirk, Rick Herbert, Selmar Odelein, Brad Lauer, Bob Huber (CKRM Color Man) Third Row: Kevin Clemens, John Miner, Kurk Wickenheiser, Brent Fedyk, Al Acton, Tim Iannone, Len Nielsen