Saturday, February 4, 2012

1993-1994 - SEASON

On December 28, Assistant Coach Al Dumba took over Coaching duties from Coach-Manager Bill Hicke who stayed on as manager.

1993-1994 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Mike Walker, Chad Mercier Defense: David Wilkie, Natham Dempsey, Dion Zukiwsky, Shaw Collins, Perry Johnson, Ross Parsons, Chad Wilchinsky, Vernon Beady, Jeff Helperi, Cadrin Smart Centre: Karry Biette (Captain), Cory Dosdall, Louis Dumont, Scott Loucks, Joey Bouvier, Russ Hewson, Randy Toye, Russ West Right Wing: Karry Biette, Jeff Petruic, Rhett Gordon, Steve Downy, Jessie Rezansoff, Cory Dosdall, Russ Gronick Left Wing: Jeff Friesen, Ryan Phillips, Jeromie Kufflick, Judd Casper, Brandon Coates, Darby Walker, Chris Zulyniak Coach-Manager: Bill Hicke (Manager - December 28) Assistant Coach: Al Dumba (Coach - December 28) Assistant Coach: Ross Mahoney Trainer: Mark “Torchy” Simpson

Rod Pedersen started play-by-play radio broadcasting with CKRM and became the longest running Regina Pats broadcaster. He was raised on a farm near Milestone, Saskatchewan (57 km south of Regina) - He also broadcast from CFSL Weyburn, CKBI Prince Albert, and is currently with CKRM Regina. On October 28, 2007, at Lethbridge, Alberta, Rod Pedersen, announced his 1,000th Regina Pats hockey game after 14 years of broadcasting. (Photo: Rod Pedersen - CKRM file)

In the final Eastern Division standings there was only a five point difference between the third place Lethbridge Hurricanes at 75 points and the seventh place Regina Pats with 70 points. Defenseman Nathan Dempsey was the only Pat to make the all-star team. He was selected to the second team.

On Thursday, January 6, 1994, Regina Pats sent Louis Dumont to the Kamloops Blazers for defenseman David Wilkie. Louis scored 27 goals in 29 games with the Pats and had 11 in 27 games for the Kamloops Blazers.

Regina Pats' Jeff Friesen finished eighth in the WHL scoring race, played in 66 games, scored 51 goals, had 67 assists for 118 points. Defenceman Natham Dempsey was selected to the second Eastern All-Star Team.


Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyPerry Johnson
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyJeff Friesen
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyDavid Wilkie and Natham Dempsey (Tied)
Most Valuable PlayerThe Barkers TrophyMike Walker
Top Leading ScorerTorchy Schell Memorial TrophyJeff Friesen
Most Points - LeagueBilly Hicke-Dennis Sobchuk TrophyJeff Friesen
Most ImprovedCKRM TrophyDion Zukiwsky
Most Popular PlayerMutt and Jeffs AwardKarry Biette
Unsung HeroMinute Muffler AwardJeff Helperl
Leading Vote GetterMolson-Three Star AwardJeff Friesen
Heart and Soul AwardNo TrophyScott Loucks
Humanitarian AwardKarcher AwardKarry Biette
Scholastic Player AwardCanadian Airlines MedalPerry Johnson

EASTERN QUARTER PLAY-OFFS - Friday, March 25, Brandon Wheat Kings' Mike Maneluk's two goals sparked the club to a 3-2 victory at Keystone Centre before 3,312 fans. His second goal proved to be the winner. The shot hit the blade of defenseman Dave Wilkie's hockey stick and went up underneath the crossbar.

Saturday, March 26, Brandon downed Pats 6-2 in front of 3,240 spectarors at Brandon. Marty Murray led the Wheat Kings with two goals. Brandon scored two empty net goals.

Monday, March 27, A fifteen minute post game brawl erupted after Regina edged Brandon 4-3, at Regina as 3,499 watched. Wheat Kings where handed 114 of the 184 penalty minutes because of the incident. Jeff Petruic's second goal (a goal mouth scramble) at 16:19 of the third period became the winner. (Photo: Kevin Shaw - Collection)

Tuesday, March 28, Brandon beat Regina 8-3 at the Agridome as 4,075 saw the Wheat Kings take the best of five series in four games. Darren Ritchie led the Kings attack with three goals and two assists.

In the western final, Kamloops Blazers took the Saskatoon Blades to the limit and became Memorial Cup Champions. Laval Tital were the Tournament host that year with Chicoutimi Segueneers the other (QMJHL) team. North Bay Centennial represented the (OHA). In the final the Blazers clinched the Cup with a 5-3 victory over Laval.

(Photo: Royal Photo Studio - Regina Pats Collection

Front Row: Mike Walker, Louis Dumont, Bill Hicke (Owner-Manager-Co-Coach), Karry Biette, Al Dumba (Co-Coach), Cory Dosdall, Chad Mercier Second Row: Vernon Beardy, Randy Toye, Jeff Helperl, Nathan Dempsey, Jesse Rezansoff, Ross Parsons Third Row: Rob Herring, Jeff Petruic, Kelly Remple (Director of Marketing), Ted Knight (Owner), Morley Gusway (Owner), Graham Tuer (Director of Scouting), Russ Gronick, Judd Casper Fourth Row: Rhett Gordon, Jeromie Kufflick, Dion Zukiwsky, Chris Zulyniak, Perry Johnson, Jeff Friesen, Mark “Torchy” Simpson (Trainer)