2002-2003 - SEASON
Twenty year old Matt Hubbauer underwent successful surgery November 15, at Toronto. He had an abnormal growth, a benign tumor in the left sinus area, which had forced the Pat’s player to miss the first 37 games of the regular season. Matt returned Wednesday, January 1st, ,as Pats lost to Brandon 4-2 at the Agridome.
Friday, December 27, at Brandon the Regina Pats and Brandon Wheat Kings battled to a scoreless tie after full regulation time. Pats right winger Cotton Orr scored at the 2:24 mark in overtime, assisted by defensemen Chris Schlenker and Brennan Champman. (Photo: Matt Hubbauer - Kevin Shaw Collection)
February 25, at Brandon, Regina Pats had recorded their 14th. tied game of the season when they tied the Wheat Kings 1-1, only to be one short of the WHL record of 15 held by New Westminster and Calgary. In the same game Pats played their 21st. overtime game of the season breaking a WHL record. Regina Pats finished in fourth place in the Eastern Division with 69 points
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Goaltender||Del Wilson Trophy||Josh Harding|
|Marketing/Public Relations||St. Clair Group Trophy||Reid Petersen, Regina |
Anne-Marie Hamilton, Kelowna (tied)
REGINA PATS AWARDS
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Rookie Award||Nick Pappas Memorial Trophy||Rick Rypein|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Hub Bishop Memorial Trophy||Tyson Mulock|
|Top Defenceman||Charles Johnston Memorial Trophy||Chris Schlenker|
|Most Goals - League||Torchy Schell Memorial Trophy||Kevin Korol|
|Unsung Hero||Minute Muffler||Jeff Feniak|
|Most Popular Player||Mutt & Jeff||Matt Hubbauer|
|Top Voter Getter||Labbatts Trophy||Josh Harding|
|Play of the Year||Garden Market IGA||Josh Harding|
|Most Community Minded||Mike Kartusch Memorial||David McDonald|
EASTERN QUARTER FINAL – Friday, March 21, Regina Pat's all star goalie, Josh Harding made 48 saves in a losing cause as 3,806 watched Brandon downed the Pats 3-1 at the Brandon Keystone Centre. A turnover by a Pat's defenceman caused the game winner. Tyler Dyck scored at 4:03 of the third period on a deadly backhand shot while standing alone in front of the net. He received a perfect pass from Rick Kozak and Dyck shot the puck high to Harding's glove side. Brandon's Lance Monysh opened the scoring at 1:05 of the second period, Peter Dvorak tied the score at 1-1 at the 7:04 mark on a power play goal. Tim Konsorada scored Brandon's insurance goal at 15:14 of the third period. (Photo: Josh Harding - Kevin Shaw Collection)
Saturday, March 22, David McDonald scored at 5:25 of the sudden death overtime in helping the Regina Pats take a 2-1 upset victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings at Brandon Keystone Centre in front of 3,920 fans. Once again it was Josh Harding keeping the Pats in the game. I n two games the goaltender has made 83 saves. “Josh has been doing that for the last three to fourmonths.” said assistant coach, Chad Mercier. Josh was outstanding, especially in the third period, when he made two saving stops. Greg Watson scored Brandon's lone goal 21 seconds into the second period. Pat's Kyle Ladobruk tied the contest with 4:11 left in the second period, on a 2 on 1 rush. He scored on a hard high shot to the glove side.
Tuesday, March 25, Jordin Tootoo of Brandon scored the game winner at 7:20 of the second period as the Wheat Kings scored a 3-1 victory over the Regina Pats as 5,014 spectators took in the game at the Regina Agridome. Brandon broke the the game open with three goals in just over six minutes in the second period. Regina opened the scoring when Peter Dvorak slid home a rebound from the goal crease at 17:21 of the first period on a power play. Brandon's Rick Kozak scored by deflecting Jonathan Webb's point shot at 2:52 of the second period. Tootoo followed by scoring on a power play shot to the top corner of the net at 7:20. Ryan Craig then scored on a quick release shot at 8:54.
Wednesday, March 26, Eric Fehr's goal with 2:57 left in the first period of overtime lifted Brandon to a 2-1 win over the Regina Pats at the Agridome, as 5,095 fans saw the game. It gave the Wheat Kings a 3-1 lead in the best of seven series. Fehr scored as he carried the puck over the Regina blue line and let a hard wrist shot go from the right face-off circle. It went off the far post passed Pats goalie, Josh Harding. Brandon made it 1-0 as Ryan Craig scored on a power play break-a-way goal. Pats then evened the score in the second period when Craig Lineker scored his first WHL goal at 4:47. “It was a hard fought game” said Pats coach, Bob Lowes.
Friday, March 28, Wheat Kings downed the Regina Pats 4-2 before a sell-out (5,438) at Brandon Keystone Centre crowd in the deciding Eastern Conference game. Pats were minus veterans, Chris Schlenker and David McDonald, due to injuries and Orr because of a suspension.
It hurt the Pats as Brandon took an early 3-0 lead in the second period, after goals by, Lance Monyk, Jordin Tootoo and Josh Garbutt. Pats made it close as they came within one goal on Rick Ryren's and Matt Hubbauer's goals, just 3:47 minutes apart in the mid point of the second period. Brandon Rick Kozak scored the assurance goal at 11:26 of the third period. Regina was outshot 212-92 in the series.
In the Memorial Cup Tournament, Quebec Remparts were hosts and Hull Olympiques from (QMHL). Kitchener Rangers (OHA) and Kelowna Rockets (WHL). In the final played at Pepsi Colisee, Kitchener won over Hull 6-3.