Friday, March 30, 2012

2011 - 2012 SEASON

REGINA PATS - TAKE ON A BRAND NEW COACHING STAFF
by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

July 26, 2011 - Regina Pats announce Brand New Coach Pat Conacher - Pat has combined 21 years of professional hockey experience as both a player and coach. He recently served as an Assistant General Manager-Assistant Coach with the Chilliwack Bruins. Prior to his time in Chilliwack, he was the Head Coach of the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), Assistant Coach of the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), Assistant Coach of the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) and Assistant Coach of the Canadian National Team.
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August 3, 2011 - Regina Pats General Manager Chad Land announced that Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon will be the new Assistant Coaches. Malcolm comes to the club with a impressive coaching resume. He has spent the past nine seasons as a Head Coach in the ECHL, missing the playoffs just twice in that span while twice taking teams to the conference finals. Three all-star games and a runner-up for coach of the year three times highlight his coaching career in the ECHL. Prior to coaching pro, Malcolm was an assistant coach with the Acadia University Axemen (CIS) for two seasons where the Axemen won back to back Atlantic University conference titles. Josh: He brings with him a strong coaching background in the CIS and with the prestigious Okangan Hockey Academy where he was the Head Coach for the varsity team this past season. Prior to that Josh was an assistant coach with the Mount Royal Cougars (ACAC). University of Calgary and Carlton University.
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August 15, 2011 - General Manager Chad Lang announced the hiring of Rob Muntain as goalie coach. Rob brings an extensive resume working with young goaltenders across Saskatchewan. With the Saskatchewan hockey Association (SHA), Rob put together the goaltending curriculum while he was the head goaltending consultant. He has also had a role with Hockey Canada in the development of young goaltenders not just in Saskatchewan, but across the country. Highlights include: Hockey Canada's National Women Under 22 Development Camp and the Nation Goaltender's Coaches Workshop. Rob is currently an officer in the Regina Police Service.

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Team Roster: Goalies: Matt Hewitt, Adam Beukeboom Defenceman: Brandon Underwood, Brandon Davidson, Kyle Burroughs, Colton Jobke, Martin Marincin, Luke Fenske, Art Bidlevskii Centre: Jordan Weal, Tanner Olstad, Morgan Klimchuk, Trent Ouellette, Dryden Hunt Left Wing: Lyndon Martell, Lane Scheidl, Chandler Stephenson, Dyson Stevenson, Dominik Volek Right Wing: Jack Rodewald, Nils Moser, Andrew Rieder, Matt Marantz, Coach: Don Conacher Assistant Coach: Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon Goaltender Coach: Rob Muntain Athletic/Trainer: Greg Mayer Assistant Trainer: Darien Engelhart

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It has been an up an down hill for the Pats. At one time they were in first place, only for a moment, then slipping down to seventh place in the Eastern Division. The race at times has only been a few points between first place and eighth. A good example was on Saturday, February 4th, at Regina, the Pats faced the Lethbridge Hurricanes. They out shot them 47 to 13 with Ex-Pat Damien Kelto in net for the Lethbridge. Pats lost 3-2, before 5,002 home fans.
By Sunday, February 12, 2012, the WHL Scoring Race had but 5 points between first place and seventh. The same is happening in the League Scoring Race, for a day Jordan Weal was in first place, but keeps going from second to fourth in a very tight race.

Friday, March 16, there was only 3 points separating 5th place Regina Pats an 8th place Brandon Wheat Kings.

Saturday, March 10th, at the Regina Brandt Centre - Pats were down 4-0 less then a minute into the third period, then Pats score 5 goals in less then 7 minutes (6:49 minutes) to take the lead 5-4. Final score Regina Pats 6, Brandon Wheat Kings 4. Chandler Stephenson scored three goals.

Regina Pats rename their “Unsung Hero Award” award the “Rick Rypien Award”

During the season I posted a poll for the following: Would you like to see the Regina Brandt Centre Ice Clock back. The results were over whelming - YES - 44 to No 5.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011 - First Ever WHL League Game At Moose Jaw Mosica Place - The Pats are coming off a penalty filled 5-2 preseason victory at Co-operators Centre last night. Lyndon Martell picked up a goal and an assist while Tanner Olstad, Mikael Jung, Dyson Stevenson and Chandler Stephenson all added singles. Matt Hewitt and Adam Beukeboom combined to stop 21 of 23 shots.

(Photo Sketch - of the new Mosaic Place)

(Picture of the new Mosaic Place)

(Picture of the inside - Ice Service)
Tonight marks the first time a game will be played at the brand new Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw and it's very fitting that the best rivalry in the Western Hockey League has the honour.
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October 12, 2011 - was Regina Pats Athletic Therapist-Trainer Greg Mayer's 1,000 game (including Moose Jaw Warriors, Hired July 3, 1997 and Regina Pats).

Greg is entering his 15th WHL season and seventh with the Pats. His first 7 were spent with Moose Jaw. Prior to joining the Warriors, he earned hi Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia in 1995.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and Certified Atheltic Therapist (CATA). Greg operates a hockey specific conditioning business in the off-season. He also served as a trainer with the Team Canada U-18 (2000) and World Juniors (2001, 2010 winning silver).

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Thursday, February 9, 2011 - Practice at Strasbourg - The Regina Pats headed north to Strasbourg on Thursday, February 9, for our very first "Regina Pats Community Practice presented by STC". Check out all the pics from our practice and family skate! Thanks again to all the fine people of Strasbourg for having us out for the day!







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February 10, 2012 -
CHL AND WHL LAUNCH MOBILE NETWORK -
The Canadian Hockey League and MRX today announced the launch of 63 new league and team websites specifically designed for viewing the CHL Network on mobile devices.



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February 01, 2011 - Pats Radio Play-by-Play Announcer leaves - The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today, that Broadcasting and Communications coordinator Dan Plaster is leaving the organization, as of February 18th, 2012, to join the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in a community relations role. Plaster has been with the Regina Pats since August 2008, originally as the Director of Communications, then moving into the broadcast booth at the start of the 2010 season.

Regina Pats President Brent Parker “We appreciate the time, effort and commitment that Dan has made to our organization and we wish him all the best in this new opportunity. It is flattering to us that the Roughriders have recognized the good work we have done in the community and chosen to recruit one of our employers to enhance that area of their operation. The timing for us is not the best by any stretch but this is a unique opportunity for Dan and we certainly did not want to stand in his way.”

Regina Pats Vice President of Business Operations Cliff Mapes “I am extremely happy for Dan and at the same time disappointed to see him leave us. Dan has been a committed, hard working, reliable employee and will be very difficult to replace. I want to thank Dan for the years he has given us and wish him all the best as he moves on to working in football.Dan Plaster, “I would like to thank Brent, Cliff and the entire Regina Pats organization for allowing me the pleasure of working for one of the premier franchises in junior hockey. I'm grateful for the experience, but even more, I will cherish the people I have worked with and the life-long friendships I have forged in my time with the Regina Pats.”
********************It has been announced that Pats new play-by-play announcer will be Phil "The Thrill" Andrews of CKRM Regina. Phil started his play-by-play in the third period of Saturday, February 11, 2011 game, with ex-announcer Dan Plaster as the colorman. For Phil what a thrill the game was tied 1-1 at Regina. Pats scored two goals by the 2:14 mark of the period and has been broadcasting the rest of the Pat games.

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REGINA PAT AWARDS:

Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyMorgan Klimchuck
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyChandler Stephenson
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyBrandon Davidson
Most Goals - LeagueTorchy Schell Memorial TrophyJordan Eberle
Top Scorer - LeagueBilly Hicke-Dennis Sobchuk TrophyJordan Eberle
Unsung HeroRick Rypien (First Year)Adam Poleskii
Most Popular PlayerBilly Hicke TrophyJordan Weal
Most Community MindedMike Kartusch Memorial AwardTanner Olstad
Player of the Year - MVPRegina Pats TrophyJordan Weal
Leading Vote-GetterMolson Three Star AwardJordan Weal
Scholastic Award
Jack Rodewald

Friday, March 9, Regina Pats won a big victory over Moose Jaw 5-4 before a sell-out at Brandt Centre. It will be in the the first time since the spring of 2008 that the Pats have been in the play-offs. Last game of the Season: It had to be one of the wildest finishes ever in the East Conference. By the time the evening was over, only 1 point separated 5th to 8th place. Kootenay dropped from 5th to 8th. It was Saskatoon finishing in 5th with 83 points, Brandon 6th with 83 points (Saskatoon had 40 wins to Brandon's 39); Regina Pats finished with 82 points, with Kootenay was in 8th (Regina Pats had 37 wins to Kootenay's 36). Regina Pats will play Moose Jaw Warriors in the first round of the play-offs.


Friday, March 23, Regina Pats Head Coach - Pat Conacher, selected as Eastern Conference nomination for WHL coach of the year.
He was using words like “surprised” and “honoured.”

Play-offs: Eastern Division Quarter Final -


First Ever WHL Play-off Game At Moose Jaw Mosica Place -
Friday, March 23 -Regina Pats went 2 for 4 on the power play, while it was Moose Jaw only 1 for 6, as the visitors won 3-2 before 4,714 spectators at Mosaic Place. Regina Pats scored first, a power play goal by Stevenson who took a pretty pass from Jordan Weal and jamming it past goalie Luke Siemens. Moose Jaw responded on the power play with 25 seconds remaining in the first period when Cam Braes passed to Howden. In the second period with Moose Jaw on a power play, Trent Ouellette saw Olstad skating down the boards, flipped the puck high out of his zone and Tanner Olstad skated under it, scoringa the short-handed breakaway. Pats fought off 4 straight penalties
Regina killed off four straight penalties in the second period before Moose Jaw tied the game with 2:46 left, Sam Fioretti picked up the puck and scored on a hard shot to the high part of the net.

Early in the third period, Moose Jaw on a power play had rookie call-up Brayden Point did a wrap around shot, which Pats goaltender Matt Hewitt blocked with his pad. It was under review, no goal, which gave the Pats an up lift. The visitors got into penalty trouble, 6 consecutive penalties. Finally the Pats got a chance on a power play, Stevenson, his second goal, picked up Jordan Weal's rebound shot and scored at 6:52. Moose Jaw had only lost 3 games at home during the season. Regina Pats goaltender Matt Hewitt was was # 1 Star making 31 saves on 33 shots.

Saturday, March 24 - It was all Moose Jaw in the second game as they ran all over the visiting Regina Pats to the tune of 8-1 before 4,714 fans at Mosaic Place. Cody Beach and Eric Arnold each scored 2 goals and had 1 assist for Moose Jaw to tie the series at 1-1. The route started in the first when Tanner Eberle came from behind the net and sent a pass a cross the crease to Beach, who had just climbed off Pats defenceman Artem Bidlevskii, scoring into the open net. The Warriors went up 2-0 early into the second period on a power play, as Kenton Miller skated between the face-off circle and scored at 1:59. Just over 3 minutes later it was 3-0 as Beach tipped in Dylan Mciirath's high shot off the cross bar. Then 3:21 later, Beach scored again, as he skated from behind the net and passed to Eric Arnold. Pats then changed goalies, but it wasn't over yet, as Adam Beukeboom had to stop the final 5 shots, including a break-a-way by Andrew Johnson. Just 1:39 into the third period, on a wrap around, Johnson made it 5-0. The Regina Pats finally scored 4 minutes later, when Dyson Stevenson scored on a long shot, that surprised Warrior goaltender Luke Siemens. Then moose Jaw scored 3 goals in 41 seconds: Cam Braes, Sam Fioretti and Eric Arnold for the lop sided score.
Tuesday, March 27 - Moose Jaw Warriors forward Cody Beach was suspended for Game three for a derogatory comment to the Regina bench in game two at Moose Jaw. The first period heart the home club as they lost 5-3.

Before a sell-out crowd of 6,372 fans, the visitors took a 2-0 lead just 50 seconds into the period. Quinton Howden scored 2 goals as Moose Jaw led 5-1 after the first period. The second period was scoreless. The only great chance was Regina Pats Chandler Stevenson hitting the goal post with 6:40 left. Regina tried a come back but it was to late as they scored 2 goals in the third period both by Wayne Scheidl.

Wednesday, March 28 -  Moose Jaw wins 5-4 in the second overtime period before another sell-out. It was 15 year old Brayden Point scoring his 2nd play-off goal at 6:15, scoring a back hand on a rebound. Moose Jaw took a 1-0 lead after the first period. Warriors went up 2-0 as Henry scored as the puck bounced off the back boards at 2:31. Pats Jordan Weal scored at 6:54 on a turn over. Moose jaw then went up 3-1 as Eric Arnold scored on a power play at 18:43. Pats scored with only 30 seconds remaining in the period as Kyle Burroughs scored on a long low shot.  In the third period Pats took the lead 4-3 on a 2 on 1 break. Martin Marincin skated towards the goal, receiving Dyson pass at 5:48.  Less then 2 minutes later Marincin scored his second goal, a hard shot from the point at 7:20. At the 12:44 mark Pats Dyson Stevenson got a 5 minute major for clipping . Moose Jaw tied the score at 15:51 with 2 players on top of Pats goaltender Matt Hewitt!

Friday, March 30 -  Adam Beukeboom took over goaltending for the Regina Pats.  It looked bad for the Pats after the first period, they were out shot 14-0 and down 4-0. Regina scored the only goal in the second period, when Oullett scored at 9:36 on a turn over, shooting from the point. In the third period Pats made it 4-2 on another turn over which went right to Lane Scheidl, scoring under the goaltenders arm at 7:51. James Henry scored at 17:27 to give Moose Jaw a 5-2 victory and the series 3-1.
                      REGINA PATS and MOOSE JAW 

                               PLAY-OFF SERIES

 Taken from Rod Petersen's blog:    http://rodpedersen.blogspot.com

This is something that I agree - Well said Rod


* It took awhile but it seems everyone is engrossed in this Pats-Warriors first round WHL playoff series which continues tonight with Game 5 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.   The Warriors lead the series 3-1 and are looking to close it out this evening.  Hockey people from across the league are sending notes and asking what's going on while fans from other centres like Swift Current and Saskatoon are writing into this blog or chiming in on our radio show about the series.   What else did you expect?  Fines, suspensions, overtimes, sold out arenas, damaged property, etc.   This is exactly what I expected when we learned the top two rivals in the CHL would collide.

* The series should be 2-2 in my opinion, but sadly it's not.  There will be no further referee discussion here.  One of the Pats' parents emailed me a story about the referee in question and his role in getting an MJHL coach suspended for 12 games not that long ago.  Meh, I don't expect much from these guys anymore.

* The greatest, and worst, thing I ever heard yelled from the crowd came during Game 3 on Tuesday night.   "Hey ref!  I thought you were supposed to be on OUR side!!"

* It will be an extremely difficult row to hoe for the Pats tonight without suspended forward Dyson Stevenson and injured captain Brandon Davidson.  The word we received yesterday is that Davidson is done for the series with an upper body injury.    Still, as several from across the WHL have said, the Pats aren't out of it yet.

Monday, March 26, 2012

REGINA PAT ALUMNI

BEATTIE RAMSAY


Defenseman Beattie Ramsay was born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, in 1895, and went on to enjoy tremendous success in all levels of the game junior, collegiate, international and the pros.

By Permission: Taken from Joe Pelletier - WebSite - Greatest Hockey Legends - Beattie Ramsay starred in the OHA Sr league from 1919-1924 as opposed to playing in the newly formed National Hockey League. His first three seasons in the OHA was spent with the University of Toronto and his final two years were with the Toronto Granites.

The Granites are a special team in hockey history. Formed by ex-servicemen from World War I, the Granites represent Canada in the first Winter Olympics games in 1924. Hockey was first played as a demonstration sport in the 1920 Olympics, but at the Summer games. The Winter Games were not created until 1924. That Granites team boasted superstars like Hooley Smith, Harry Watson and captain Dunc Munro - Beattie Ramsay's defense partner. The team was managed by William Hewitt.

The Olympic team consisted of just 7 skaters plus two goalies. Ramsay and Munro were the only two defensemen on the team, thus they must have played most of the game. The games back then were all 45 minutes long except for the gold medal game.

It was a cake walk for the Granites team, as they captured the first winter Olympics gold medal in history. In 5 games the Granites scored 110 goals while giving up only 3! Harry Watson led the way with 36 goals, an Olympic record. He included a 13 goal game against the Swiss and 11 against the Czechs.

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(Part taken from - Hockey Hall of Fame - Legends) (In 1924 Ramsay went with the Granites to Chamonix, France, to compete in the Olympic Games. The Canadian squad, coached by Frank Rankin and featuring stars such as Cyril "Sig" Slater, Reginald "Hooley" Smith, Harry Watson and Dunc Munro, won the gold medal. The team blasted Czechoslovakia 30-0, Sweden 22-0 and Switzerland 33-0 in the preliminary round, before defeating Great Britain 19-2 and the U.S. 6-1 in the finals. Ramsay contributed to the deluge of goals with a hat-trick against the Czechs, five goals against Sweden and a pair against the Swiss. Ramsay also had the honor of refereeing contests between France and Great Britain.)

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Ramsay scored 10 goals. He was considered to be the more defensive of the pairing as Dunc Munro was more likely to jump into the offensive attack. He scored 16 goals.

Interestingly, in the early Olympics, players served as referees for matches they didn't play in. Beattie Ramsay, a great skater and student of the game, refereed the France-Great Britain and France-USA contests.

The Granites team disbanded soon after their Olympic triumph. Ramsay opted to end his playing career and turn to the world of coaching. He accepted an Ivy league offer from Princeton University where he coached for the next three years.

In 1927-28 Ramsay accepted the Toronto Maple Leafs offer to come play for them. Perhaps a bit homesick, it was a great opportunity for Ramsay to come back to Ontario and to further his career in hockey. Though he hadn't played in any competitive games for 3 years, he quickly established himself as a steady and reliable defensive blueliner. He played in 43 games, recording 2 assists and 10 PIM.

That proved to be Ramsay's only NHL season.

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By: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston - In 1929 he went back to Saskatchewan where he coached the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League from 1928-32. Following year coached Prince Albert Mintos from 1932-34 and Regina Aces 1934-36. Beattie was also a construction engineer and President of the Regina Pats Junior Hockey Team since their re-organization in 1946-47 until his death.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2011-2012 - WESTERN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

The start of the season, Regina Pats had a brand new coaching staff: Head Coach - Pat Conacher; Assistant Coaches: Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon; Goaltender Coach: Rob Muntain

It had to be one of the wildest finishes ever in the East Conference. By the time the evening was over, only 1 point separated 5th to 8th place. Kootenay dropped from 5th to 8th. It was Saskatoon finishing in 5th with 83 points, Brandon 6th with 83 points (Saskatoon had 40 wins to Brandon's 39); Regina Pats finished with 82 points, with Kootenay was in 8th (Regina Pats had 37 wins to Kootenay's 36). Regina Pats will play Moose Jaw Warriors in the first round of the play-offs.


EASTERN DIVISION

TEAM.GP..W..L...T...RT.GFGAPTS
Moose Jaw Warriors ...........................................
72
45
19
6
2
258
213
98
Saskatoon Blades
72
40
29
1
2
268
250
83
Brandon Wheat Kings
72
39
28
1
4
273
257
83
Regina Pats
72
37
27
6
2
230
214
82
Swift Current Broncos
72
27
37
2
6
216
272
62
Prince Albert Raiders
72
2145
3
3
219
312
48

CENTRAL DIVISION

TEAM.GP..W..L...T...RT.GFGAPTS
Edmonton Oil Kings ............................................
72
50
15
3
4
310
193
107
Calgary Hitmen
72
44
25
2
1
273
221
91
Medicine Hat Tigers
72
42
24
2
4
255
209
90
Kootenay Ice
72
36
26
6
4
222
201
82
Red Deer Rebels
72
32
34
1
5
204
231
70
Lethbridge Hurricanes
72
29
42
0
1
225
292
59

WESTERN DIVISION

TEAM.GP..W..L...T...RT.GFGAPTS
Kamloops Blazers ................................................
72
47
20
2
3
290
211
99
Vancouver
72
40
26
2
4
255
234
86
Kelowna Rockets
72
31
31
4
6
217
242
72
Victoria
72
24
41
3
4
233
325
55
Prince George Cougars
72
24
46
0
2
166
257
50

U.S.A. DIVISION

TEAM.GP..W..L...T...RT.GFGAPTS
Tri-City Americans ...............................................
72
50
18
2
2
281
190
104
Portland Winterhawks
72
49
19
3
1
328
229
102
Spokane Chiefs
72
38
25
5
4
257
225
85
Everett Silvertips
72
22
40
2
8
185
268
54
Seattle Thunderbirds
72
25
45
1
1
173
292
52

REGINA PAT AWARDS:

Type of AwardThe Trophy NamePlayers Name
Top Rookie AwardNick Pappas Memorial TrophyMorgan Klimchuck
Most SportsmanlikeHub Bishop Memorial TrophyChandler Stephenson
Top DefencemanCharles Johnston Memorial TrophyBrandon Davidson
Most Goals - LeagueTorchy Schell Memorial TrophyJordan Eberle
Top Scorer - LeagueBilly Hicke-Dennis Sobchuk TrophyJordan Eberle
Unsung HeroRick Rypien (First Year)
Adam Poleskii
Most Popular PlayerBilly Hicke TrophyJordan Weal
Most Community MindedMike Kartusch Memorial AwardTanner Olstad
Player of the Year - MVP
Regina Pats TrophyJordan Weal
Leading Vote-GetterMolson Three Star AwardJordan Weal
Scholastic Award

Jack Rodewald

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE SCHEDULE

MonthDateDayVisitorsvsHomeScoreAtt.
September
23
Friday
Swift Current ......
vs.
Regina Pats
1-5
5,103
September
24
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Swift Current ......
4-2
2,023
September
28
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Medicine Hat
5-3
4,006
September
30
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Kootenay
2-5
2,909
October
01
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Lethbridge
4-1
3,516
October
07
Friday
Lethbridge
vs.
Regina Pats
4-5 SO
3,543
October
08
Saturday
Prince George
vs.
Regina Pats
2-0
3,026
October
12Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Calgary
4-3 SO
7,242
October
14
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Edmonton
6-3
3,228
October
15
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Red Deer
1-4
5,034
October
20
Thursday
Calgary
vs.
Regina Pats
3-1
3,331
October
22Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Prince Albert
4-1
2,251
October
23
Sunday
Prince Albert
vs.
Regina Pats
2-5
3,702
October
26
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Saskatoon
3-5
3,950
October
28
Friday
Edmonton
vs.
Regina Pats
1-4
4,410
October
29
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Moose Jaw
3-2
4,510
November
01
Tuesday
Saskatoon
vs.
Regina Pats
1-2
3,427
November
05
Saturday
Calgary
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2
4,504
November
06
Sunday
Medicine Hat
vs.
Regina Pats
3-4 OT
3,244
November
10
Thursday
Moose Jaw
vs.
Regina Pats
3-1
5,033
November
11
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Moose Jaw
2-3 OT
4,714
November
19
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Spokane
5-6 SO
6,538
November
22
Tuesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Portland
2-5
4,451
November
23
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Seattle
2-5
3,074
November
25
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Everett
5-2
4,522
November
26
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Tri-City
1-6
4,554
December
02
Friday
Vancouver
vs.
Regina Pats
4-1
3,594
December
03
Saturday
Red Deer
vs.
Regina Pats
3-5
3,821
December
04
Sunday
Regina Pats
vs.
Brandon
2-0
3,298
December
06
Tuesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Prince Albert
3-6
2,048
December
09
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Moose Jaw
3-2 OT
4,289
December
10
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Saskatoon
2-4
5,053
December
11
Sunday
Kamloops
vs.
Regina Pats
4-8
3,321
December
14
Wednesday
Kelowna
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2 OT
3,395
December
16
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Calgary
3-2
7,963
December
17
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Red Deer
1-2
4,675
December
18
Sunday
Regina Pats
vs.
Edmonton
6-5
5,680
December
28
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Brandon
2-3 OT
3,939
December30
Friday
Swift Current
vs.
Regina Pats
1-4
4,051
January
01
Sunday
Edmonton
vs.
Regina Pats
2-5
4,092
January
04
Wednesday
Prince Albert
vs.
Regina Pats
3-8
3,182
January
06
Friday
Saskatoon
vs.
Regina Pats
0-3
3,898
January07
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Saskatoon
3-4
5,054
January
11
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Prince Albert
2-0
2,198
January
13
Friday
Victoria
vs.
Regina Pats
3-7
4,368
January
15
Sunday
Saskatoon
vs.
Regina Pats
7-4
3,492
January
18
Wednesday
Kootenay
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2 OT
3,382
January
20
Friday
Medicine Hat
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2 OT
3,980
January
21
Saturday
Moose Jaw
vs.
Regina Pats
2-3 OT
5,222
January
27
Friday
Swift Current
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2
5,671
January
28
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Saskatoon
1-8
4,897
February
01Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Prince Albert
2-4
2,206
February
03
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Swift Current
4-0
2,248
February
04
Saturday
Lethbridge
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2
5,002
February
08
Wednesday
Brandon
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2
4,449
February
11
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Swift Current
4-1
2,530
February
13
Monday
Saskatoon
vs.
Regina Pats
0-1
3,243
February
15
Wednesday
Regina Pats
vs.
Medicine Hat
3-1
4,006
February
17
Friday
Regina Pats
vs.
Lethbridge
4-6
4,018
February
18
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Kootenay
4-2
2,911
February
22
Wednesday
Kootenay
vs.
Regina Pats
1-2
4,050
February
24
Friday
Moose Jaw
vs.
Regina Pats
2-8
5,498
February
25
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Brandon
1-2 SO
4,065
February
29
Wednesday
Red Deer
vs.
Regina Pats
3-2
3,677
March
03
Saturday
Brandon
vs.
Regina Pats
4-6
4,130
March
04
Sunday
Prince Albert
vs.
Regina Pats
3-4
3,674
March
07
Wednesday
Brandon
vs.
Regina Pats
5-2
4,404
March
09
Friday
Moose Jaw
vs.
Regina Pats
4-5
6,215
March
10
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Moose Jaw
2-3 OT
4,714
March
14
Wednesday
Prince Albert
vs.
Regina Pats
1-4
4,030
March
16
Friday
Brandon
vs.
Regina Pats
2-1
5,499
March
17
Saturday
Regina Pats
vs.
Brandon
2-7
4,942

Friday, March 23, 2012

EX-REGINA PATS

JOSH HOLDEN

by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston


Josh was born in Calgary, Alberta, he played with the Calgary Buffalos of the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) before spending four years as an offensive star with the WHL's Regina Pats. He was the Canucks first round draft pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

On Friday, March 20, 1998, in a game at the Regina Dome, before 6,029 fans, near the end of the game, a Regina Pat defenseman had just body checked a Warrior at the left side of the Regina net. Holden was trying to pass by the Warrior as he fell. Holden caught his skate and suffered a severe laceration to the back of his left hand. It was an injury that hurt the veteran, for I think he could have gone along ways in the National Hockey League (NHL).



Josh made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canucks during the 1998-99 season. He only played 30 games with the Canucks, while playing the remainder of the season with Vancouver's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Syracuse. The next two seasons he played in the minors, while seeing occasional work with the Canucks before being claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2001 Waiver Draft. He only played eight games with the club before he was claimed on waivers yet again by this time by Vancouver.

After finishing the 2001-02 season with Vancouver's AHL affiliate in Manitoba, Holden was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2002 and over the course of the next two seasons, spent most of his playing time with the club's AHL affiliate in St. John's.

On the international stage, Holden represented his homeland at the 1998 World Junior Championship.

During the 2004-05 National Hockey League (NHL) lockout, Holden went to Finland's SM-liiga League and played for HPK. While the NHL resumed play in 2005-06, Josh stayed in Europe, playing with HC Fribourg-Gotteron of the Switzerland's National League until 2007. He has stayed in the Swiss League,Langnu during the 2007-08 season and in 2008-09 Zug to the present.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

IT WILL BE THE REGINA PATS

AND MOOSE JAW WARRIORS

IN ROUND ONE PLAY-OFFS





by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

For the first time in years, the Regina Pats will get a touch of play-off hockey. You have to go back to the spring of 2008, yes it has been three years. Although Moose Jaw finished second in the Eastern Conference and Regina seventh, the two split the regular season series with a record of 4-2-2. The first-two games will be this Friday in Moose Jaw.

PATS PLAYOFF FAN BUS

From Regina Pats Web Site: Regina, Saskatchewan – WHL Playoff action is returning to the Brandt Centre and the Pats are pleased to announce that Two Fan Buses will be going to Moose Jaw for each of the first two games in the series. Cost of the Fan Bus is $40 which includes your game ticket and the bus transportation. To purchase your seat or for more information contact Jan or Nicole at Pats office - 522-5604

Plenty of great seats still remain for Games #3 and #4 in the Brandt Centre. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Brandt Centre Box Office or by calling - 543-7800 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

The Regina Pats are excited to welcome Mosaic, as the game sponsor for all Pats Home games in their 1st Round Match-up. The first 3000 fans at each of the Pats first two home games will receive a special playoff gift courtesy of Mosaic.

The last time the Regina Pats won a series against Moose Jaw, you have to go back along ways. The year was 1998, the Josh Holden era

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EAST DIVISION QUARTER FINALThursday, March 19, Regina Pats were almost perfect on the specialty team, scoring four power plays on five attempts, while Moose Jaw went zero for eight. That was the big difference as Pats shut out the Warriors 7-0 at the Agridome. It took only ten seconds for Pats first power play. Brad Stuart scored at the 31 second mark. Stuart, Boyd Kane, and Brett Lysak, scored two goals each while Josh Holden scored the other on a short handed break-a-way. Ryan Hoople celebrated his 21st birthday, facing 25 shots for his first career play off shutout.

Friday, March 20, Pats lost the services of veteran Josh Holden as they edged Moose Jaw 2-1 at the Regina Dome, before 6,029 fans. With but 1:48 seconds remaining in the game, Pats were leading 2-0. A Regina Pat defenseman had just body checked a Warrior at the left side of the Regina net. Holden was trying to pass by the Warrior as he fell. Holden caught his skate and suffered a severe laceration to the back of his left hand. Moose Jaw pulled their goalie and scored with twenty seconds remaining to erase Hoople's second consecutive shutout bid.

Sunday, March 22, Regina Pats defenseman, Dmitry Yakushun, scored at the 8:07 mark of the second overtime period at the Moose Jaw (Crush Can) Civic Centre in front of 2,756, it gave the Pats a 4-3 victory. It was Yakushun's first goal with the Pats. The Warriors trailed 3-0 late in the second period as they came back to tie the contest. It was Chad Hinz scoring a shorthanded goal at the 18:26 mark of the third period.

Monday, March 23, it was the second straight game that they played into a double overtime and the second time a Pat defenseman was the hero. Clint Cabana went wide from the left circle with a lot of traffic in front of Warrior goalie, Donovan Nunweiler. Clint cut across in front of the net and tucked it between the goalies legs. It gave the Pats a 6-5 decision at the Civic Centre as 2,446 watched and Regina sweeped the series four straight.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

WHL - WILD FINISH in the

EASTERN CONFERENCE



by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

Last games of the Season:
It had to be one of the wildest finishes ever in the WHL East Conference. By the time the evening was over, only 1 point separated 5th to 8th place. Kootenay dropped from 5th to 8th. It was Saskatoon finishing in 5th with 83 points, Brandon 6th with 83 points (Saskatoon had 40 wins to Brandon's 39); Regina Pats finished with 82 points, Kootenay was in 8th (Regina Pats had 37 wins to Kootenay's 36). Regina Pats will play Moose Jaw Warriors in the first round of the play-offs.

Regina, Saskatchewan It will be a dream match-up for Southern Saskatchewan hockey fans as the Regina Pats and the Moose Jaw Warriors are set to clash in the first round of the 2012 WHL Playoffs. The Pats will be making a return to the post season after having missed the WHL Playoffs the last three years, while Moose Jaw was knocked off by eventual WHL Champion Kootenay in the first round last year. The Warriors enter the playoffs as the Eastern Conference # 2 seed while the Pats come in as the #7 seed. The two teams split the regular season series with identical 4-2-2 records.

The Schedule for the seven game series is below;

GM#1 – Friday March 23rd Regina @ Moose Jaw – 7:00pm

GM#2 – Saturday March 24th Regina @ Moose Jaw – 7:00pm

GM#3 – Tuesday March 27th Warriors @ Regina - 7:00pm

GM#4 – Wednesday March 28th Warriors @ Regina - 7:00pm

GM#5 – Friday March 30th Regina @ Moose Jaw * if necessary – 7:00pm

GM#6 – Saturday March 31st Moose Jaw @ Regina 7:00pm * if necessary – 7:00pm

GM#7 – Monday April 2nd Regina @ Moose Jaw * if necessary – 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

OBITUARY

EX-REGIN
A PAT EXECUTIVE - AL J. SHORE


Al J. SHORE - (Front Row - Third from the right) - 1968-69

Published: 2012-03-07

Regina, Saskatchewan - J. Allan Shore - It is with great sadness that the family announces his peaceful passing on March 3, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Aubrey and Margaret Shore and daughter, Beverly. Allan is survived by his wife, Doreen; daughter, Brenda (Daryl) Schaffer; son, Brian (Judy) Shore; grandchildren, Jonathan (Janelle) Schaffer, Adam Schaffer, Catherine Shore (Brendan Davidowich), Christopher Shore and great-grandson Jayten. He will also be missed by his sister, Audrey (George) Dowler; brother-in-law, Bert Kuffner as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK with Judy Beck officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Broadway United Church Building Fund, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK. Paragon Funeral & Cremation Services entrusted with arrangements. 359-7776

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Further - taken from Funeral Memorial Card: Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, September 30, 1931. He attended Albert Public School and Scott Collegiate. In August 1950 joined the Canadian Army and spent three years as a parachutist. From 1953 to 1974 he spent the years working for various print related companies. In 1974 Allen opened his own printing business called Adventure Printing Limited. Allan worked until 2000 when he retired and gave the business to his daughter and her husband.

Allan married his wife Doreen in 1952 and they raised three children, two girls and a boy. In December of 2006 they lost their youngest daughter Beverley due to a car accident.

Allan has belonged to many Clubs and Associations over the years. These included: Royal Canadian Legion; Plains Toastmaster Club; Regina Chamber of Commerce; Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association; Broadway United Church; Saskatchewan Graphic Arts Association; Regina Better Business Bureau; Regina Pats Hockey Club; Rotary Club; Wascana Country Club; Callie Seniors Curling Club.