Saturday, February 4, 2012

1984-1985 - SEASON

Lorne Humphreys and a group of Moose Jaw businessmen purchased the Winnipeg Warriors from previous owners Albert DeFehr, Marsden Fenwick and Bob Cumming. They moved the franchise to the mill city. The Warriors are playing in the 2,750 seat Civic Centre.
Edmonton Oilers ended their involvement with the Kamloop franchise. Kamloops renamed the club Blazers. It became community-owned.

1984-1985 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Jamie Reeve, Ed Jones, Jamie Dubberley, Dean Shaw, Ian MacIsaac Defense: John “The Cannon” Miner, Selmar Odelein, Robert Dirk, David Korol, Kevin Ekdahl, Frank Joo, Gerald Bzdel, Kevin Kuntz, Brad Obrigewitsch, Dan Logan Centre: Len Nielson, Al Acton, Tim Iannone, Mark Janssens, Kurt Wickenheiser, Brad Hornung Right Wing: Brent Fedyk, Bryan Wells, Dale Derkatch, Kerry Clark, Ken McIntyre Left Wing: Doug Trapp, Brad Lauer, Kevin Clemens, Stu Grimson, Shawn Byram, Troy Frederick N/K: Dave Drozda, Mike White Coach-General Manager: Bob Strumm Assistant Coach: Bob Lowes Trainer: Karl Jones

The fourth game of the schedule, Doug Trapp set a new club record getting seven assists in the game. Regina Pats downed the visiting Seattle Breakers 12-3 before 2,262 fans. At Moose Jaw on Tuesday, November 13, twenty-one game suspensions were handed out. Pats had 225 total minutes and Warriors had 117 minutes in penalties for a total of 342 minutes by both teams. Bob Strumm and four players were handed five game suspensions.

On Friday, March 15, over age Dale Derkatch returned from a hockey season in Italy. Dale scored three goals and had two assists as Pats down Brandon 12-1. Regina Pats finished in third place in the Eastern Division with 87 points.

Defenseman John Minor tied Calgary’s Dan Murzyn on the League’s First All-Star Team.

Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyMark Janssens
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyLen Nielsen
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyJohn Miner
Top Leading ScorerTorchy Schell Memorial TrophyLen Nielsen
Most Improved PlayerNo TrophyKevin Ekdahl
Most Popular PlayerNo TrophySelmar Odelein
Unsung HeroBooster Club AwardBrad Lauer
Three Star AwardLabatt CupDoug Trapp
Player's PlayerNo TrophyAllan Acton
Top Play-off PerformerNo TrophyBrent Fedyk - Doug Trapp (Tied)

EASTERN QUARTER-FINAL - Tuesday, March 26, Doug Trapp's goal at 1:45 of sudden death overtime lifted the Regina Pats passed Saskatoon Blades 5-4 at the Regina Agridome. It was the 51st shot against Saskatoon goalie Mark Reimer that was the big one. Coach Marcel Comeau brought the 17 year old Reimer to Saskatoon only a week before from the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta League.

Thursday, March 28, was a night that Saskatoon coach Comeau and his players would rather forget as they boarded their bus back to the northern city. The final score on Agridome scoreboard read REGINA 17 SASKATOON 3. In the game the 2,395 fans saw three WHL records broken and they tied another. Most goals by one team (17), a new WHL record. A total of 75 shots were peppered at Reimer and Greg Holtby, with 33 shots in the third period, both new WHL records. Both teams scored 20 goals and tied a WHL record. Pats scored seven goals in the first and third period.

Friday, Thursday, 29, Doug Trapp's empty net goal gave Pats a 6-4 victory over Saskatoon at Saskatoon Arena as they eliminated the Blades three straight in the best-of-three series. Pats scored three unanswered goals in the final period to wrap it up. Trapp finished with two goals while Mike Morin tallied twice for the Blades. In the three games, Regina took a total of 166 shots at the Saskatoon netminders.

EASTERN DIVISION SEMI-FINAL - Tuesday, April 2, Kevin Guys' goal in the third period turned into the winner as Medicine Hat Tigers edged Regina Pats 3-2 at the Convention Centre. Matt Kabayam won the face-off in the Pats zone and was able to pass the puck to Guy in the slot. He let a high wrist shot go and scored at 17:12 of the third period.

Wednesday, April 3, Medicine Hats' Gordon Hynes' three goals helped the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the visiting Pats. For defenseman Hynes, it was his first WHL hat trick.

Friday, April 5, Goalie Gary Johnson had luck on his side as the Tigers edged the Pats 4-3 in front of a large Regina Agridome crowd of 5,928. In the Tigers' dressing room, Johnson was looking back to a shot that hit the post (Pats’ Brent Fedyk in the third period), plus a deflection shot (Dale Derkatch) off Frank's shot and ( Dale Derkatch ) off Joo that ended in the crowd.

Sunday, April 7, the winning goal had John Minor load his cannon and fir

e a wicked 40 foot slapshot to give Regina a 4-3 victory at the Agridome. The big goal came at the

3:24 mark of overtime. Selmar Odelein jammed the puck passed Tigers' goalie.

Tuesday, April 9, Johnson at 18:02 of the third period forced the extra period. Medicine Hat scored a 4-3 overtime win against Pats and took the series. Regina were out shot 51-20 and were minus five of their players for the game. Pats' goalie Jamie Reeve finished his junior career with an outstanding performance. The game winner came at 27 seconds into overtime. Medicine Hat had a two-on-one break from their own blue line. Conroy took a pass from Bassen and went to the far side and slipped it passed Reeve.

(John Miner "The Cannon" - Photo - Leader Post file)

Front Row: Jamie Reeve, John Miner, Doug Trapp, Bob Strumm (Coach and Manager), _________, Bob Lowes (Assistant Coach), Stu Grimson, Al Acton, Ed Jones Second Row: Karl Jones (Athletic Therapist), Olga Wegner (Office Manager), Kevin Ekdahl, Kerry Clark, Frank Joo, Robert Dirk, Mark Janssens, Brent Fedyk, ________, Stew MacDonald (Marketing) Third Row: Len Nielsen, Kevin Clemens, Selmar Odelein, Brad Lauer, Tim Iannone, Bryan Wells, Dale Derkatch