Tuesday, September 25, 2012

REGINA PATS - TRADE UNDERWOOD

Blue and White down to four 20-year old players on the roster

September 25, 2012

From the Regina Pats Web Site


Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have completed a trade with the Red Deer Rebels, acquiring a 4th round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, sending 20-year old defenceman Brandon Underwood to the Rebels.

The move brings the number of overage players on the Pats roster down to four including Matt Hewitt (G), Lane Scheidl (F), Andrew Reider (F) and Colton Jobke (D). 

Underwood suited up for 54 games with the Pats last season as well as their first two games of the 2012-13 campaign.  He totaled thirteen points in 2011-12 and featured a combined plus-8 plus/minus rating during his time in Regina.

“It’s always tough when you have to move a veteran player.  Especially one who has been a tremendous teammate and leader within our locker room,” says General Manager Chad Lang.  “Given our 20-year old situation we wanted to provide Brandon an opportunity to continue his career in the Western Hockey League.”

Underwood makes his return to the Brandt Centre Friday, October 5th when the Rebels visit the Pats to start off Thanksgiving Weekend.   Tickets for that game as well as any Pats home game are available through Ticketmaster by calling 543-7800.  For information on Group and Season Ticket sales, call the Pats Office at 522-PATS or visit ReginaPats.com.