2004-2005 - SEASON
On September 16, Regina Pats Hockey Club along with 620 CKRM announced that Sarina Mytopher will be joining “Home Depot Regina PatsHockey broadcasts this season. Mytopher will handle the play-by-play duties while Rod Pedersen fulfills his Saskatchewan Roughrider broadcast commitments. Sarina will also join Pedersen, and colour commentator Al Dumba for Pats home games throughout the entire season. The Western Hockey League has no prior knowledge of a female play-by-play broadcaster in the history of the league. (Photo: Sarnia Mytopher - CKRM Rod Pedersen - file)
Voice of The Pats - Rod Pedersen, “Sarina was by far the most talented and qualified candidate once the position became open. I can’t wait for our listeners to hear what she is able to do. Sarina joins the Pats broadcasting crew after spending several years in Swift Current where she worked as the morning news announcer and colour commentator for the Swift Current Indians baseball club, as well as a play-by-play announcer for the Swift Current Midget AAA Legionnaires. Sarina began with 620 CKRM in February of 2004 and is currently the weekend news/sports announcer. Sarina’s first play-by-play broadcast will be Saturday, September 18, when the Pats travel to Brandon.
On May 7, Regina Pats hired new coach Curtis Hunt for the following season. Last season Curtis coached Moose Jaw Warriors.
Monday, July 5th. Ex-Pat player Mike Blaisdell becomes Assistant Coach. He played for the Pats in the 1978-1979 season. Mike was a successful coach in Europe. The past three years coaching the Sheffield Steelers in the British Ice Hockey Super League. (Photo: Coach Curtis Hunt - Regina Leader Post - file)
Regina Pats broke a club franchise record, going 14 games win out a win. The previous record was during the 36 game winless streak in 1976-77 season. At the end of the season, Regina Pats had finished in fifth place with 34 points and out of the play-offs.
PAIR SWAP STORIES FROM REGINA PATS EARLY DAYS
Taken from the Regina Leader Post (Sunday – Sun Community News, February 27, 2005, by Jolie Toews: Since the Pats hockey club has been around for 87 years, it's uncommon to come across former Pats who are older than the club itself.
Rae and Inglis, Regina residents, each played one season with the Regina Pats. Rae played during the 1929-30 season when the Pats won the Memorial Cup as a first string center.
“When coach Al Ritchie spoke, you moved.” Rae said. “He was hard in one way, because he wanted you to do what he wanted. He was the master and he knew what you should do, and yet he never skated. He never had a pair of skates on. But he knew the game and that was the important thing,” he commented.
John Inglis joined the Pats during the 1933-34 season. Before Inglis played for the Pats, he was a goalie for the Lumsden Monarchs. Inglis said he was “lucky in a way to become a Pat in 1933. Jimmy Franks was the Pat's goalie, but he was over age that season. So they were in need of a new goalie.” Inglis said. As a goalie, Inglis had a few cuts and bruises since goalies in those days didn't wear masks. A scar on his right cheek tells its own story of the dangerous job of a goaltender.
(Photo: Former Pats John Inglis (left) and Len Rae (Right) - Regina Lead Post (Regina Sun)
Greg is entering his 8th season in the Western Junior Hockey League. His first seven were spent with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Prior to joining the Warriors, Greg earned his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in 1995.
This is his first season with the Regina Pats. He is certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Athletic Therapist, certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.
(Photo: Greg Meyer - Regina Pats - file)
REGINA PATS AWARDS
|Type of Award||The Trophy Name||Players Name|
|Top Rookie Award||Nick Pappas Memorial Trophy||Logan Pyett|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Hub Bishop Memorial Trophy||Jonathan Bubnick|
|Top Defenceman||Charles Johnston Memorial Trophy||Lyle Deck|
|Most Valuable Player||The Barker Trophy||Rick Rypien|
|Leading Scorer - League||Billy Hicke-Dennis Sobchuk Trophy||Brent Hill|
|Unsung Hero||No Trophy||Braden Appleby|
|Most Popular Player||Fans Choice||Rick Rypien|
|Sholastic Player||Regina Pats Trophy||David Reekie|