Saturday, February 4, 2012

1998-1999 - SEASON

Ryan Thomas played but 5 games with the Regina Pats in 1996-97 season, then goes and plays one year at Tri-City, before returning back to the Regina Pats. At Saskatoon, on Wednesday, June 17, the WHL approved the transfer of the Edmonton Ice to Cranbrook, B.C. The franchise will be know as the Kootenay Ice. They play out of the 1,600 seat Cranbrook Memorial Arena.

1998-1999 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Donald Choukalois, Matt Cockell, Chad "Husky" Yaremko, Shaun Fleming, Chad Davidson Defense: Gerad Adams (Captain), Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman (Captain January 22), Chris Anderson, Colin Taylor, Scott Balan, Drew Kehler, Thomas Johnman, Kyle Kautz, Brent Bartel, Andrew Kaminsky, David Maruca, Richard Andrew, Brett Bartel, Randall Dyck Centre: Brett Lysak, Ryan Thomas, Matt Hubbauer, Garth Murray, David Maruca, Grant Jacobson Right Wing: Radek Duda, Karei Mosovsky, Travis Churchman, Matko Malbasa, Allan Mannes, Zack Row Left Wing: Kyle "Grease" Calder, Todd Fedoruk, Colin Kobza, David Maruca, Kevin Sauerette, Shane Lanigan, Drew Norman, Jason Steenbergen, Kyle Freadrich, Ryan "Red" Geremia, Devon Francon, Grant Jacobson Coach: Parry Shockey Assistant Coach: Tim Tisdale, ( Coach October 15) Goalie Coach: Chad Mercier Assistant Coach: (Thursday, October 15) Assistant Coach: Drew Callender Manager: Brent Parker Trainer: Schad Richea Equipment Manager: Brad Harrison Director of Scouting: Todd Ripplinger Director of Marketing Public/Media Relations: Scott Clark Account Executive: Mike Jenkins

On Thursday, October 15, General Manager, Brent Parker announced he had fired head coach, Parry Shockey. Tim Tisdale, who joined Pats as an assistant coach on July 1, became the club's interim head coach. Former goalie, Chad Mercier, the team's goal tender coach and administrative assistant, became the new assistant coach.

Wednesday, March 17, Saint Patrick's Day, the Regina Pats wore green uniforms for the first time against the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings in a WHL game. The third largest crowd of the season (5,531) saw the Regina Pats wear a new look. The green jerseys were auctioned off during the game through a silent auction. The proceeds from the auction were handed over to the Hospitals of the Regina Foundation as they ended up with $ 8,270 for the Pediatric Units at the General and the Pasqua hospitals. This became an annual function. (Photo: Regina Pats in their Green Uniforms – Regina Leader Post file)

Monday, November 9, at 30 Tim Tisdale, became Pats full time coach and the youngest modern head coach. At 22 Chad Mercier becomes Pats youngest ever assistant coach while General Manager Brent Parker, at 33, is the league's youngest General Manager.

Saturday, December 5th, a game against the Prince Albert Raiders, Regina Pat all-time leading scorer Dale Derkatch "The Rat's" sweater # 16 was retired. He is the franchise career leader in goals (222), assists (269), and points (491). Dale played three full seasons (1981-1984) and four games in 1984-85 season with the Regina Pats.

On Saturday, February 27, the S.J.H.L. Kindersley Klippers' backup goalie, Shaun Fleming, earned a shutout for the Pats as he stopped all 44 shots directed his way. Regina Pats downed the Swift Current Broncos 1-0. Regina Pats finished fifth in the six team Eastern Division with 53 points and out of the play-offs.

Regina Pats Forward Brett Lysak is selected to the Second Eastern All-Star Team. Ex-Regina Pats/Calgary Hitmen Brad Stuart won the Bill Hunter Trophy for WHL Top Defenseman, while Scott Clark won the St. Clair Trophy for Marketing and Public Relations.


Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyKarel Mosovsky
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyAlan Manness
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyBarret Jackman
Most Valuable PlayerThe Barkers TrophyBarret Jackman
Most Goals - LeagueLandmark Inn Torchy Schell Memorial TrophyBrett Lysak
Leading Scorer - LeagueBilly Hicke-Dennis Sobchuk TrophyBrett Lysak
Player of the YearBooster Club AwardBrett Lysak
Most Popular PlayerMutt and Jeff's AwardBrett Lysak
Unsung HeroMinute Muffler AwardRyan Thomas
Hardest WorkerBooster Club's Herb Gellner AwardBarret Jackman
Most Community MindedMike Kartusch Memorial AwardChris Anderson
Most Improved PlayerCKRM TrophyTravis Churchman
Scholastic PlayerCHL Canadian Airlines MedalGarth Murray