2003-2004 - SEASON
Regina Pats All-Star goalie Josh Harding is traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings for rookie goalie Dustin Slade. Harding goes on to brake Brandon's shut out record, while Slade lasts but one year with the Pats. Due to on ice anger, is traded to the Vancouver Giants, where he become a star with the club.
During the regular schedule, the Regina Pats where involved in 15 shut outs. The Pat had six shut outs; Dustin Slade had 4, while Josh Harding had 2. Regina also had 9 shutouts against them. Regina Pats finished fourth in the Eastern Division with 59 points.
REGINA PATS AWARDS
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Rookie Award||Nick Pappas Memorial Trophy||Dustin Slade|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Hub Bishop Memorial Trophy||Lance Morrison|
|Top Defenceman||Charles Johnston Memorial Trophy||Kyle Deck|
|Most Goals - League||Torchy Schell Memorial Trophy||Dan Waschuk|
|Unsung Hero||Minute Muffler Trophy||Jordan McGillivray|
|Most Popular Player||Mutt & Jeff Trophy||Dustin Slade|
|Play of the Year||Garden Market IGA||Rick Rypien|
|Scholastic||Regina Pats Trophy||Derek Reinhardt|
|Most Community Minded||Mike Kartusch Memorial||Andrew DeSousa|
EASTERN DIVISION SEMI-FINAL - Friday, March 19, Moose Jaw Warrior's goalie Mike Brodeur, had only 19 shots in helping his club to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Regina Pats in front of 2,811 at the Civic Centre. It was Brodeur's first career play-off goal. Pat biggest chance came at 8:33 of the opening period, when Paul Albers was stoned by Brodeur on a break-a-way. Moose Jaw's Ashton Rome scored six minutes later. Thomas Fleisham and Masi Marjmaki scored goals in the second period. Fleisham's goal was a blow to the Pats. His goal came right off their own end as Pats were preparing to go on a power play. Near the closing of the game Pat's goalie, Dustin Slade, left his goal crease to deliver a shot at the head of Moose Jaw's Cam Lilly and received a match penalty, plus being ejected from the game.
Saturday, March 20, Regina were without goaltender Dustin Slade, who was suspended indefinitely. Pats out hit and outworked Moose Jaw, only to come short in a 4-2 lose in front of a sellout (2,945) at Moose Jaw's Crushed Can. Pat's scored first, when Jon Bubnick scored at 5:27 of the first period, on a perfect cross ice pass from Dan Wasnick. Robin Kovar upped the score on Pat's second power play goal at 2:07 of the second period. Moose Jaw struck for thee goals, Kyle Brodziak, Ashton Rome and Aaron Richards, just 8:19 minutes apart to give the Warriors a 3-2 lead after the second period. Rome closed out the scoring into an empty net with six seconds remaining.
Tuesday, March 23, Regina Pats lost 5-1 in front of a poor (4,001) Agridome turnout. It was mistakes, give aways, and mental lapses that hurt the Pats. Moose Jaw rookie Kenndal McArdie, scored on a break-a-way due to a turnover at Pat's blue line at 4:58. McArdie made it 2-0 with 1:41 left in the opening period. With just 47 seconds elapsed into the middle frame Rick Ryan, on another Pat turnover, gave Moose Jaw a 2 on 0 break-a-way, Ashton Rome scored. Moose Jaw led 4-1 after the second period. A clearing attempt by Pats Kyle Ross went right on Johnny Boychuk's stick blad. Boychuk fed the puck to Kyle Brodziak whod was standing alone infront of the net, net had all night to score into the empty net. Regina David McDonald scored Pats lone goal in the second period.
Wednesday, March 24, Pats lost 4-1 before another poor fairwell crowd (3,628) at the Regina Agridome. Moose Jaw had swept the series four straight. Regina had failed to get passed the first round for the sixth consecutive season. Kyle Brodziak and Arron Richards scored power play goals 36 seconds apart in the first period. Brodziak and Ashton Rome scored second period goals. Lance Morrison scored Pats lone goal on a power play at 11:49 of the second period. Moose Jaw had period leads of 2-0 and 4-1 after the second period. The third period was scoreless.
Tyson Sievert wearing the old 1920's uniform – (Photo: Greg Johnson Photograph - Regina Pats Collection)