Saskatoon part-owner Rick Brodsky, along with his brothers Bob and Jack and Father Nathan, purchased the Victoria Cougars from Bob Vrancraert. Brodsky kept the clubs “Cougar” name and play their games in the old 1,800 seat Coliseum.
1991-1992 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Mike Risdale, Berry Becker, Jason Claque Defense: Derek Eberle, Jason Smith, Nathan Dempsey, Heath Weenk, Niko Ovaska, Jason Morris, Vernon Beardy, Hal Christianson, Jamie Hayden, Rob McCaig, Kelly Harris, Brad Bagu, Jason Young Centre: Jeff Shantz, Louis Dumont, Trevor Hanas, A. J. Kelham, Jeff Frieson Right Wing: Frank Kovacs, Chris Constant, Gary Pearce, Karry Biette, Nikas Barklund, Darcy Jerome, Josh Erdman, Craig Kinney, Devin Grimeau, Tony Frenette, Greg Story Left Wing: Lloyd Pelletier, Jason Gibson, Terry Bendera (Captain), Ken Richardson, Russ Gronick, Danny Pilling, Brad Scott N/K: Kelly Harris, Jason Young, Mike Crespeigne, Gib Tucker Coach: Brad Tippett Assistant Coach: Al Dumba General Manager: Bill Hicke Trainer: Mark “Torchy” Simpson
Regina Pats Right Winger Frank Kovacs is selected to the Eastern Second All-Star Team. Regina Pats finished in seventh place in the eight team Eastern Division and out of the play-offs that season.
REGINA PATS AWARDS:
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Rookie Award||Nick Pappas Memorial Trophy||Jason Smith|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Hub Bishop Memorial Trophy||Gary Pearce|
|Top Defenceman||Charles Johnston Memorial Trophy||Derek Eberle|
|Most Valuable Player||The Barkers Trophy||Frank Kovacs|
|Top Leading Scorer||Torchy Schell Memorial Trophy||Frank Kovacs|
|Most Goals Scored||No Trophy||Frank Kovacs and Lloyd Pelletier (Tied)|
|Most Improved||No trophy||Jeff Shantz|
|Most Popular Player||No Trophy||Frank Kovacs|
|Player-of-the-Year||Booster Club Award||Frank Kovacs|
|Scholastic Player||Molson-Cooper Trophy||Nathan Dempsey|
|Unsung Hero||Booster Club Award||Mike Risdale|
|Heart and Soul Award||No Trophy||Karry Biette|
|Leading Vote Getter||Molson- Three Star Award||Frank Kovacs|
That year Seattle Thunderbirds were the Memorial Cup Tournament host. Kamloops Blazers were the League champions taking Seattle in six games. From the east it was Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from the (OHA) and Verdun College Francais (QMJHL). Kamloops beat Sault Ste. Marie 5-4 in the final, the winning goal scored with only 14 seconds remaining on a Zac Boyer break-a-way.
(Photo: Royal Photo Studio - Regina Pats Collection)
Front Row: Barry Becker, Dale Vossen (Assistant Coach) , Graham Tuer (Head Scout), Al Dumba (Assistant Coach), Ted Knight (Owner), Frank Kovacs, Morley Gusway (Owner), Brad Tippet (Coach), Bill Hicke (Manager-Owner), ___________ Second Row: ________, Nathan Dempsey, Jeff Shantz, ______, Garry Pearce, Heath Weenk, ______, ________, ________, Jamie Hayden, ________, Louis Dumont Third Row: ________, Derek Eberle, Mark “Torchy” Simpson (Trainer)