1990-1991 - SEASON
In the second week of November, Pats set a new club record as they were involved in five consecutive one goal deciding games. Three went into overtime. It started Tuesday, November 13, when the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the Pats 3-2 in overtime and ended on the west coast swing, Friday, November 23, at Tri City in overtime.
FIRST WHL GOAL BY A GOALTENDER - Thursday, January 5, Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Chris Osgood made WHL history. He lofted a 185 foot shot that skipped at centre ice and slid the rest of the way. The puck then deflected into an empty net off the left post at 19:34 of the third period. Swift Current had just pulled goalie Dennis Sproxton for an extra attacker. The Medicine Hat Tigers won 4-2.
Regina Pats Defenseman Jamie Heward and Centre Mike Sillinger selected to the WHL Eastern first All-Star Team. Regina Pats finished fifth in the Eastern Division with 77 points
REGINA PATS AWARDS:
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Rookie Award||Nick Pappas Memorial Trophy||Louis Dumont|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Hub Bishop Memorial Trophy||Mike Sillinger|
|Top Defenceman||Charles Johnston Memorial Trophy||Jamie Heward|
|Most Valuable Player||The Barkers Trophy||Mike Sillinger|
|Top Leading Scorer||Torchy Schell Memorial Trophy||Mike Sillinger|
|Most Goals Scored||No Trophy|
Mike Sillinger and Frank Kovacs (tied)
|Most Improved||No trophy||Greg Pankewicz|
|Most Popular||No Trophy||Mike Sillinger|
|Player's Player||No Trophy||Kelly Cholowetz|
|Unsung Hero||Booster Club Award||Mike Risdale|
|Leading Vote Getter||Molson-Cooper Three Star Award||Mike Sillinger|
|Top Play-off MVP||No Trophy||Dusty Imoo|
EASTERN QUARTER PLAY-OFFS - Friday, March 22, Pats two goals in a span of 16 seconds in the third period gave Regina a 4-3 victory before Prince Albert Raiders stunned fans at the Communiplex. Home fans saw Pats defenseman Jamie Heward rip a slapshot. It went between goalie Byron Dafoe's pads at 13:53 of the third period to tie the game. Seconds later Jeff Shantz found the loose puck and sped down the right side. He used left winger Jamie Splett as a decoy. Shantz sent a wrist shot at 14:09 that decided the game.
Saturday, March 23, Frank Kovacs' overtime goal gave Regina a 4-3 triumph over Prince Albert at the northern city in front of 2,115 fans. Kovacs, who set a WHL record with four overtime goals during the season, scored at 3:41 of the extra period. It was Kovacs' second goal of the game.
Sunday, March 24, Pats' Mike Sillinger recorded six points as Regina downed Prince Albert 6-2 at the Agridome in front of 3,667 spectators to take the best of three series three straight. Sillinger's three goals and three assists were one point shy of the clubs play-off record which was set by Dale Derkatch in 1982. Mike's line mate Frank Kovacs applied two goals and three assists. (Photo Ad: Peter Loubardia - Kevin Shaw Collection)
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL - Saturday, March 30, Regina had a 4-1 lead only to see Medicine Hat Tigers come back for a 5-4 victory at Medicine Hat. Tigers top line of Jason Miller and Jason Krywulak scored two goals apiece.
Sunday, March 31, Medicine Hat struck for five unanswered goals in the second period and went on to a 7-2 triumph over the visiting Regina Pats. Tigers top line struck once again as Clayton Norris and Stacey Roest had two goals. Mike Sillinger and Louis Dumont scored for Regina.
Tuesday, April 2, Tigers netminder Chris Osgood turned aside 35 Pat shots as Medicine Hat blanked Regina 3-0 at the Agridome, before 4,425 fane.. "We never got any great bounces," Sillinger said. "We had break-a-ways, open nets, but we could not buy a goal." The only player to score for Medicine Hat was Jason Prosofsky, who just happened to record his first WHL hat trick.
Wednesday, April 3, Regina Pats outplayed the Tigers on Wednesday and came up with a big 7-2 win at the Agridome. Pats led 7-1 before the Tigers scored two late goals in the final stanza. Frank Kovacs was Pats top scorer with two goals. Dan Kordic had two for the visitors.
Friday, April 5, Medicine Hats' Jason Miller's four goal performance beat the visiting Regina Pats 8-3 Friday, at Medicine Hat. Miller ended any Pats hopes when he struck for all the three second period goals when the Tigers were ahead after the opening period.
Spokane Chiefs swept the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL final. Drummondville Voltiguers (QMJHL) was the host team. Chicoutimi Sagueneens was the other team from Quebec, while Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds were from (OHA). In the Memorial Cup final Spokane Chiefs downed Drummodville.
(Photo: Royal Photo Studio - Regina Pats Collection)
Front Row: Dusty Imoo, Graham Tuer (Scout Co-ordinator), Brad Tippett (Coach), Ted Knight (Owner-Goveror), Bill Hicke (Manger-Owner), Mike Sillinger, Morley Gusway (Owner), Olga Wegner (Office Manager), Roland Duplessis (Assistant Coach), Mike Risdale Second Row: Harvey Keck (Chief Scout), Michael Souliere (Therapist), Brad Scott, Jason L'Hirondelle, Terry Bendera, Jamie Heward, Frank Kovacs, Kelly Chotowetz, Hal Christiansen, Greg Pankewicz, Mark “Torchy” Simpson (Equipment Manager), Robert Jamont (Public Relation and Marketing) Third Row: Louis Dumont, Devin Derksen, Karry Biette, Heath Weenk, Jamie Splett, Colin Ruck, Garry Pearce, Jamie Hayden, David Veale, Jeff Shantz, Derek Eberle