Saturday, February 4, 2012

1999-2000 - SEASON

The league followed the same format as the NHL in deciding overtime league games in the 1999-2000 season schedule. A five minute overtime period with each team playing with four players, instead of five during the regular season game. A team scoring a goal in overtime is credited with two points and a victory in the win column. The team giving up a goal in overtime gets one point and the game is counted in the Regulation Tie (RT) and the loss column.

1999-2000 REGINA PATS ROSTER - Goalies: Don "Chuko" Choukalos, Shaun Fleming Defense: Chris Anderson, Richard Andrew, Scott Balan, Brett Bartel, Barret Jackman (CAPTAIN), Thomas Johnman, Andrew "Killer" Kaminsky, Justin Lucyshyn, Filip Novak, Colin Taylor, Matt House, Brent Timmerman Centre: Brett Lysak, Matt Hubbauer, Grant Jacobsen, Ryan Thomas Right Wing: Karel Mosovsky, Kevin Saurette, Joey Bastein, Justin McCool Left Wing: Ryan Annesley, Travis Churchman, Alan Manness, Garth Murray, Derek Boogaard, David McDonald, Jason Steenbergen, Nyger Morgan, Jonathan Parker, Travis Swyripa, Curtis Austring Coach: Tim Tisdale Assistant Coaches: Chad Mercier, Drew Callander Manager: Brent Parker Marketing and Media/Public Relations: Obe Davis Assistant General Manager: Reid Pedersen (February 14, 2000) Trainer: Schad Richea Equipment Manager: Corey Osmak Director of Scouting: Todd Ripplinger Director of Comuunications: Jim McLarty

Shaun Fleming, Regina Pat's back-up goal tender, celebrated his fifth birthday On February 29, 2000. Fleming - a leap-year baby - was born on Feb. 29, 1980.

Pats finished the league schedule with 28 one-goal games, winning 16, loosing 12, breaking the club franchise record held in 1989-90 at 25. The Pat finished in third place in the Eastern Division with 75 points. (Photo: Shaun Fleming - Kevin Shaw Collection)

After 48 years service as doorman and security at the old Exhibition Stadium and Agridome, big Rudy Silzer retired. He will be missed. When he was on duty at the Pat games, he was often called into action. Many a time, whenever a pane of glass was knocked out, they had Rudy replace it. With his big hands and size, he was able to put the new sheet of glass into place all by himself, otherwise it was a two man job.

There were many times I can remember when a fracas occurred in the stands and Rudy would grab someone at the back of the neck. Lift them off their feet, and carry them out of the stadium. I am certain they already miss you Rudy.

On Wednesday, April 28, Ed Staniowski learned that he had been selected as WHL goaltender on the MasterCard all-time team. "I'm excited" Staniowski stated to the Leader Post Sports Editor, Greg Drinnan. Ed spent four seasons 1971-1972 to 1974-1975 with the Pats. He led the team to the Memorial Cup title in 1974 and was named Canadian Major Junior Hockey Player-of-the year the following season.

Friday, February 18, prior to the Prince George and Regina Pats game, another great moment arose for “Steady” Eddie Staniowski. He and Big Clark Gillies, who both played together in the early 1970's, had their sweaters retired above the rafters of the Agridome. Their sweaters #1 and #9, brought the total number of sweaters that have been retired to seven. The first was #17- Billy Hicke, #14 Sobchuk, #8 - Brad Hornung, #16 - Dale Derkatch, and #12 - Doug Wickenheiser.

(Photo: Ed Staniowski (Left) and Clark Gillies (Right) - Don Healy - Leader Post file)

Tuesday, May 11, the WHL announced that Brent Sutter, a 36-year old native of Viking, Alta., is the new owner, general manager, president, governor and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels.
Regina Pats Defenseman Barret Jackman is selected to the Second Team Eastern-Central All-Star Team.


Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyFilip Novak
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyRyann Annesley
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 AwardMatt Hubbauer
Leading Vote-GetterMolson Cup - Three Star AwardDon Choukalos
Most Community MindedMike Kartusch Memoiral AwardDon Choukalos
Plus-Minus AwardNo TrophyFilip Novak (+9)
Face-0ff AwardNo TrophyRyan Thomas
Scholastic PlayerCHL Canadian Airlines MedalGarth Murray

EASTERN QUARTER FINALWednesday, March 29, at Saskatoon Place, before 3,313 fans, Regina Pats upset the Blades 6-4. Saskatoon scored first at the 5:21 mark of the opening period only to have Mosovsky find a loose puck under the Blades goaltender Ondrick thirty seconds later. Brent Lysak made it 2-1 for Pats at the 18:04 mark as he scored when Mosovsky hit the goal post. Regina upped the score to 4-1 after the second period on Landon Boyko and Kevin Korl's goals. Pat only scored two shorthanded goals during the regular season and equaled that feat in the third period when Matt Hubbaur and Joey Bastien both scored. Bastien was Pats top scorer with one goal and two assists.

Friday, March 31, at the Regina Agridome, in front of 4,709 fans, Pats scored two goals each period to down the Blades 6-1. For the second game in a row, Bastien scored his second shorthand goal in the third period. In the first period both Pats goals were scored by the defencemen Barret Jackman and Filip Novak. They were both shot from the right point and scored in the left upper corner of the Saskatoon net. Pats scored two goals each period. Novak was Pats top scorer with one goal and two assists.

Saturday, April 1, at Saskatoon, 4,303 fans saw the Blades turn the game around as they shut out the Pats 3-0. All the damage came in the first period, when the Blades scored two goals. The score stayed 2-0 until the dying moments of the final period when the Blades scored into an empty net as Pat coach, TIm Tisdale, pulled Donald Choukolas for an extra attacker.

Monday, April 3, at Regina Agridome, before 4,214 spectators, Saskatoon Blades had all the luck in the first period as they came out victorious 6-3. In the opening period they took a 2-0 lead plus hitting two goals, as well as a power play and a shorthand goal. There were six goals scored in the middle frame, three goals by each team. Pats Joey Bastien was top scorer with two assists and Regina's top series scorer with two goals and five assists for seven points. Saskatoon's Shybunka was the Blades top scorer with three assists.

Wednesday, April 5, with the series tied at two games apiece, Saskatoon's goaltender, Cam Ondrik, recorded his second shutout in a row before 5,582 witnesses at Sask Place. The Blades scored two early goals and a 3-0 first period lead in defeating the Pats 4-0. Shaun Fleming replaced Donald Chickalos after the fourth goal at the 5:06 mark of the second period. Fleming stopped all 17 shot directed at him. Garett Bembridge's two first period markers and Matt Cusson's three assists made them the Blades top scorers.

Friday, April 7, four goals in the first period helped the Regina Pats to a 7-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades. Pats 5,087 fans saw Regina come out flying, scoring only 12 seconds into the game when Lysak won the face-off and Anderson scored his first ever play-off goal. The goal broke the old record of 16 seconds back on April 19, 1969, at Dauphin, Manitoba. Brett Lysak scored at the 49 second mark and the Pats were ahead 2-0 before many of the specators were even in their seats. Regina took a 4-0 lead going into the second period. Saskatoon scored their only goals in the middle period, while Pats added three more in the third period. Lysak was Pats top marks man scoring his fourth and fifth goals of the series and added one assist.

Saturday, April 8, with the series tied at three games apiece, the series moved back to Saskatoon. Pats opened the scoring at 11:21 of the first period on only their third shot of the period when Mosovsky scored on a power play goal. Both teams came out of the period tied 1-1 with the Blades outshooting Regina 14-3. The second period was a complete turn around as the Pats outshot Saskatoon 21-8. The closest Regina came to scoring a goal was Brett Lysak hitting a goal post. The turning point came at the closing of the period when Pats defenceman. Filip Novak, got a major for checking a Blade player from behind. Saskatoon came out flying at the start of the third period, scoring two quick power play goals in the five minute span. The Blades went on to score two more goals to record a 5-1 defeat over the Regina Pats before a large crowd (7,172) and take the series four games to three.