Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pats Postpone Eberle Jersey Retirement

October 03, 2012

New date to be determined


Regina, Saskatchewan -  Due to the NHL lockout and the Edmonton Oilers decision to assign Jordan Eberle to their AHL team in Oklahoma City; the Regina Pats have been forced to postpone the Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night scheduled for October 9th, 2012.

 “It is extremely disappointing to us that the NHL lockout has affected us in this manner,” says Pats President Brent Parker.  “We scheduled the night to be in advance of the NHL Season and with everyone expecting a work stoppage we were very comfortable with the October 9th date. What we didn’t foresee, nor could we have, was Jordan being assigned to the AHL.  With preparations underway for their season starting October 12th, the Oilers were not in a position to release Jordan to attend this special night. We are certainly not going to proceed without Jordan and his family in attendance, thus we have decided to postpone the night. We will work with the Edmonton Oilers organization to find another time when we can proceed with his jersey retirement.”

Jordan Eberle on the chance to return to Regina for the event.  “It's a huge honor to have my jersey retired and I always love coming back to Regina to see friends and family. I can't wait to share this event with them and the fans who supported me throughout my junior career.”

 The new date for the Jordan Eberle jersey retirement night has yet to be determined.