Saturday, September 29, 2012



From Regina Pats Web Site: The Pats have struggled out of the gate, dropping three of their first four, including last night’s contest against Kootenay.  Meanwhile, the Tigers are out to a respectable start with a two and one record.  In last season’s season series, the Pats took three of four from Medicine Hat with two games needing extra time. 
Tonight’s game is on  the Press Box Pre-Game Show at 7:05 p.m.

First Period

The Pats preached discipline coming into their road finale, but found themselves down a man in the early going.  The PK came up with a big kill and, like in Kootenay, the Pats fed off that momentum and put forward a pretty strong road period.  Hunter Shinkaruk looked dangerous in the opening frame as Teagan Sacher was forced to make a couple breakaway saves on the Tigers speedster en route to his first shutout period in the WHL.

Second Period

The Pats started out a little behind the eight-ball in the second period, but Lane Scheidl got things going.  After Teagan Sacher made a huge save, Scheidl grabbed the puck and took it back don the ice, fired a wrist shot and beat Marek Langhamer on the far side.  The Pats wouldn’t be able to hold the lead into the third, though as the dangerous Tiger powerplay would go to work. Kyle Becker would get the puck at the top of the zone and lean into a slap shot that beat Sacher high-glove side to even the game.  The Pats entered the intermission tied at one, but more undisciplined penalties put the Blue and White down two men for a full two minutes for the second straight night with 1:56 of those penalties carrying into the third.

Third Period

It didn’t take long for the Tigers to score in on their two man advantage.  Forty-five seconds into the final period, Curtis Valk took a cross crease feed and deposited it behind a lunging Sacher, giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead.  The Pats were able to kill off the remainder of the penalties from the second period, but faced another shortly after and surrendered their third PP goal of the evening.  The wheels came off from there as Valk and Shinkaruk picked apart the Pats defence and used nice breakaway moves to beat Sacher and charge the lead up to a 5-1 deficit for the Pats and that was how the game would finish.

The Pats took nine penalties in all on the night to maintain their title as the most penalized team in the league and have now surrendered eleven goals while down a man. 

The Pats head home after tonight’s game and look to regroup before welcoming the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Brandt Centre Wednesday night.

Friday, September 28, 2012



Part taken from the Regina Pats Web Site -  Like the Pats, the Ice opened the Regular Season on a down note, dropping  to the Edmonton and Calgary.  With both taking place on the road, the Ice will be geared up for their Home Opener tonight.  The Pats roll in with momentum after acquiring their first two points on the road in Swift Current.  The Pats featured a 2-1-1-0 record against Kootenay last season.
                                        By: Ron C. Johnston 

The Pats and goaltender Matt Hewitt came threw with a convincing victory over Swift Current. Down 3-0 after the first period, and Hewitt with 23 saves, Pats came back with four goals to win in overtime.  

Tonight it will be 7:00 p.m. (Regina) time contest, broad cast over CKRM.  Matt Hewitt is under the weather, it gives Teagan Sacher (Left) his first chance as a goaltender in the WHL.  Griffin Mumby (Right) will be playing his first as a Defenceman in the WHL.

The Kootenay score keeper was terrible, kept changing things. One good example was the final shots for the third period. First he had it 13-8, then 15-8, then 11-8.  Also I wonder about the third goal by Kootenay, had wrong scorer.

First Period: The only goal was by Kootenay.  A turn over had  Eric Benoit coming out from behind the net and score on Pats goaltender Teagan Sacher at 16:22, unassisted.  Kootenay's goaltender Mackenzie Skapski made two spectacular saves on Pats Morgan Klimchuk during the period.

Penalties: Regina - Chandler Stephenson (Tripping) 0:42; Regina - Tye Hand (Major-Fighting) 5 min (Game Misconduct) 10 min; Regina -  Henry Hardarson (Boarding) 2 min (Major-Fighting) 5 min 3:14; Kootenay - Jonathon Martin (Major-Fighting) 5 min (10-Misconduct) 10 min; Kootenay - Mike Simpson (Instigator) 2 min, (Major-Fighting) 5 min, Game Misconduct) 10 min (Major-Fighting) 5 min 10-Minute Misconduct) 10 min 3:14; Kootenay - Collin Shirley (Tripping) 13:18

Score: Kootenay 1 - Regina 0; Shots: Regina 8 - Kootenay 4

Second Period:  Two penalties on the Regina Pats at the 13:38 mark, gave Kootenay a two man advantage.  With only 11 seconds remaining, Kootenay's Brock Montgomery parked in front of the net receives a pass from Sam Reinhart and scores at 15;27.  Ice go up 2-0.

Penalties: Kootenay - Joey Leach (Kneeing) 4:21; Regina - Morgan Klimchuk (Delay of Game) 8:43; Regina - Kyle Burroughs (High Sticking), Trent Ouellet (Roughing) 13:38 

Score: Kootenay 2 - Regina 0; Shots: Kootenay 7 - Regina 4

Third Period:  Kootenay goes up 3-0 as Sam Reinhart scores on Jakub Prochazka's rebound at 15:30.  Pats finally scored as the puck was sitting on the goal line, Kootenay's goal tender kicked it in.  The goal was credited to Trent Ouellet, assisted by Adam Rossignol.  Kootenay scored the final goal on a power play, Reinhart's second goal at 19:23, assisted by Collin Shirley.

Penalties: Regina - Cole Hamblin (Cross Checking) 9:17; Regina - Chandler Stephenson (Interference) 18:31; Regina - H. Hardarson (Instigator) 2 min, Major-Fighting 5 min, Game Misconduct 10 min 19:32; Kootenay - J. Hubic (Charging) 19:32 

Score: Kootenay 4 - Regina - 1; Shots: Kootenay 11 - Regina 8

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



The Pats get on the bus for their first real road trip of the 2012-13 Season.  The swing starts in Swift Current ton-night, when the Pats take on the Broncos for the first time this season.  The Broncos picked up three points on Opening Weekend with a 4-3 OT loss on the road to Moose Jaw, followed with Swift Current beating down the Warriors 7-1.

A Special Note from Regina Access Channel 7 - are teaming up with the Western Hockey League (WHL) to broadcast a jam-packed schedule of hockey this season. WHL games will air throughout the week on Access7 (check your listing for details).

By: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

With the Pats trading defenceman Brent Underwood to Red Deer, they are now down to 4 twenty year olds.  Will Hewitt be the next to go?

The game at Swift Current will start at 8:00 p.m. (Regina Time) and will be broadcast on CKRM. 

Regina Pats had a terrible first period, being down 3-0.  They came back scoring four straight goals to get their first victory of the season. Morgan Klimchuck scored two goals, his second the winner in over time. It was Swift Current's second time giving up a big lead.

Pats next game: will be Friday at Kootenay, who as of tonight are win less in two games. 

First Period:  It was all Swift Current, scoring three goals: Josh Derko on a power play goal at 5:01, assisted by Dalton Reum, Graeme Craig.  They then went up 2-0 on a give away in the middle of the Pats zone when Zac Mackay whirled around snapped home his first WHL goal at 7:50. The Broncos finished the period when Justin Spagrud scored at 16:45 on a rebound over Matt Hewitt as he dove to attempt the save, assisted by Graham Black and Ryon Moser.

Penalties: Regina - Kade Pilton (Holding) 3:44; Regina - Type Hand (Major-Fighting) 5:33; Swift Current - Chance Lund (Major-Fighting) 5:33; Regina - Dyson Stevenson (Major-Fighting) 10:55; Swift Current - Josh Derko (Major-Fighting) 10:55; Regina - Trent Ouellete (Charging) 15:33; Regina - Braden Christoffer (Roughing) 17:38; Swift Current - Brycen Martin (Roughing) 17:38; Swift Current - Richard Nedomlel (Interference) 19:00

Score: Swift Current 3-0; Shots: Swift Current 23-7

Second Period:  It was a reverse of the first period as Regina Pats scored two goals.  Lane Scheidl scoring at 10:03, then Pats scored a power play goal.  Morgan Klimchuk getting a back door pass from Scheidl at 15:55, also assisted by Emil Sylvegard.  Pats hand two golden chances to tie the score, Scheidl skated in shorthanded and hit the crossbar while Chandler Stephenson hit the goal post.

Penalties: Regina - Luke Fenske (Holding) 2:22; Swift Current - Brycen Martin (Slashing) 15:20; Regina - Trent Ouellett (Tripping) 16:09

Score: Swift Current  3-2; Shots: Regina 11-7

Third Period: In what was a fast period, Pats tied the score 3-3 at 14:55.  It was Dyson Stevenson winning the face-off and he then passed across the ice to Trent Ouellette who scored.

Penalties: Regina - Lane Scheidl (Charging) 0:19; Swift Current - Josh Derko (Cross Checking) 8:11

Score:  Tied 3-3; Shots: Swift Current 11-5

Over Time: The big hero was Morgan Klimchuk scoring his second goal at 2:08, a shot to the far post to give the visitors their first win of the season, assisted by Dyson Stevenson.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012




Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats Head Coach Pat Conacher will not be with the team as it embarks on a three game road trip this week. In his absence, Assistant Coaches Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon will step in to fill the coaching duties.

Pats GM Chad Lang’s statement on the current situation, "I met with Pat (Conacher) early this week at which time he informed me that he needed to return back to Calgary to help deal with a family matter. Out of respect to his wish he has returned back to Calgary to assist with that family matter and we provide him with our full support during this time. It’s a situation now where we've got two capable individuals in Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon to lead our group until which time Pat is able to return to our hockey club."

Out of respect for the privacy of the Conacher Family, no details on the family matter will be released.

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

Saturday, September 22, 2012



Habitat for Humanity Pats Home Opener presented by Mosaic

September 22, 2012

The evening's festivities begin at 5 p.m. outside the Brandt Centre with a BBQ prepared by personalities from Harvard Broadcasting.  For younger fans, there will be dino-bouncers on site as well as removable tattoos.  The first two thousand fans into the building will receive LED Glowsticks courtesy of Mosaic.

by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

There has been many wondering why the Pats kept 20 year old goal tender Hewitt.  They had two younger goalies in pre-season that could have carried the load.  Teagan Sacher in pre-season finished with a goals against average of something like 0.64.  This writer things he could have been the number one goalie. Keeping a 20 year old goalie, well did the Pats make a mistake.  Could the Pats have won last night with Sacher in net, I say yes.

Goaltenders:  Regina - Mat Hewitt, Tergan Sacher (3rd Period) ; Brandon - Corbin Boes

First Period: Regina Pats opened the scoring as Trent Ouellette came out of the penalty box and received a pass from the right corner from Lane Scheidl and scored at 8:18, also assisted by Adam Rossingnol.  Brandon tied the score at 1-1 on a power play goal as Ryan Pulock passed out to the middle of the ice and Tyrel Seaman scored at 11:45.  With about six minutes remaining in the period Regina Pats had two goal posts: 16 year old Adam Brooks then Stephenson Chandler.  Pats finally did score as Ouellette skated up the right boards and slide a pass to Cole Hamblin who scored on a power play goal at 16:31, also assisted by Braden Christoffer

Penalties: Regina - Trent Ouellette (Hooking) 6:11; Regina - K. Burroughs (Slashing) 10:57; Brandon - Ayrton Nikkel (Delay of Game) 15:09

Score: Regina 2 - Brandon 1; Shots: Brandon 9 - Regina - 7

Second Period: Just two minutes into the period, Brandon tied the score at 2-2 as Alessio Bertaggia skates out in front of the net. He goes across the goal mouth and slides the puck under Mat Hewitt.  It did not take long for Pats to go up 3-2, this time it was Pats 4th line.  Ty McLean does a great job along the boards, passes to Adam Brooks who scores at 3:25.  At the mid point Brandon tied the game at 3-3 as Jens Meilleur from the right corner passes to far side and Nick Buonassisi scored.  Then Brandon scored two fast goals to go up 5-3.  Just under two minutes later, Regina Pats lets down.  Daniel Asham scored at 12:17, assisted by Geordie Maguire and Ryan Pulock.  With only 1:07 minutes left, Tyrel Seaman scored, assisted by Alesso Bertaggia and Jason Swyripa.

Penalties:  Brandon - A. Nikkel (Checking to the Head) 6:50; A. Nikkel (Major-Fighting) 6:50; Regina - K. Burroughs (Major-Fighting) 6:50; Brandon - T. Yaworksi (Holding) 15:03; Regina - D. Stevenson (High Sticking) 15:24

Score: Brandon 5-3; Shots: Brandon 13-8 

Third Period: Pats Chandler Stephenson passes to the far side of the net and Dyson Chandler tips the puck in at 6:01, also assisted by Morgan Klimchuk to make it Brandon 5-4. Brandon Swyripa scored at 17:24, assisted by Bertaggia and Pulock.  One minute later Brandon scored an empty net goal by Tim McGaulet.  

Penalties: Regina - B. Christoffer (Slashing) 2:40; Brandon - G. Maguire (Tripping) 5:05; Regina - K. Burroughs (Hooking) 11:37; Brandon - G. Maguire (Holding) 13:51


Friday, September 21, 2012



 by: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

Of the first six games of the season, Regina Pats face Brandon Wheat Kings four times.  By to-morrow night in Regina I am sure they will be glad they do not have to face them for some time. The Pats took the first pre-season game in Regina at the Cooperators Centre 3-1 and lost the following night in Brandon 5-3.

Tonight's game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM at 6:05 pm with the Press Box Sports pre-game show.

Jens Meilleur's powerplay goal at 4:03 of the third period was the winner as the Brandon Wheat Kings kicked off the 2012-13 WHL season with a 3-2 victory over the Regina Pats Friday night at Westman Communications Group Place.

First Period:  It was the home team scoring first.  Taylor Cooper scoring on a break-a-way at 4:34 as he scored a high wrist shot, assisted by Quinton Lisoway.  At the mid point Regina Pats tied the score at 1-1 on a power play goal by Morgan Klimchuk.   He tipped in the puck in front of the net, assisted by Emil Sylvegard and Lane Scheidl.  Brandon took a 2-1 lead on a 5 on 3 power play, Eric Roy scored from the point at 16:34, assisted by Ryan Purlock and Nick Buonassisi. 

Penalties: Brandon - Jason Swyripa (Delay of Game) 0:37; Regina - Luke Fenske (Interference) 5:05; Regina - Brandon Christoffer (High Sticking) 9:23; Brandon - Tyrel Seaman (Tripping) 9:26; Brandon - Alessio Bertraggia (Charging) 9:52; Regina - K. Pilton (Boarding) 14:36; Regina - Lane Scheidl (High Sticking) 16:04

Score: Brandon 2-1; Shots: Regina 12 - Brandon 12 

Second Period:  The only goal was Regina on a power play.  Emil Sylvegard shot on net from the point and Dyson Stevenson scored on the rebound at 5:02, also assisted by Chandler Stephenson. 

Penalties: Brandon - Ryley Miller (Elbowing) 3:50; Regina - Chandler Stevenson (Cross Checking) 12:08; Regina - Brandon Underwood (Roughing) 18:27

Score: Regina 2 - Brandon 2; Shots:  Regina 10 - Brandon 10 

Third Period: Brandon went up 3-2 on a power play goal.  A high shot that just trickled over the goal line by Jen Meilleur at 4:03, assisted by Richard Nejezchleb and Nick Buonassisi.  Regina Pats had a chance near the end of the game when Brandon took a 4 minute penalty. With one minute remaining pulled Hewitt to have a 2 man advantage, but could not score.

Penalties: Regina - Trent Ouellete (Hooking) 3:23; Brandon - Tim McGauley (Hooking) 11:49; Brandon - Ryley Miller (High Sticking) 4 minutes 16:58 

Score: Brandon 3-2; Shots: Brandon 11-7
Pats Debut Printable Online 

Game day Magazine

First Edition goes out Saturday 

September 21, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the debut of the new Online Printable Game day Magazine ahead of Saturday's Habitat for Humanity home Opener.

The new program will be accessible at under the “News” tab every gameday at noon.  It will also be sent out to all Pats E-Blast recipients.

Pats fans now have the option to access the Gameday Magazine on their smartphone or tablet as well as print it off at home before the game.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce we are going to a printable “Game Day Magazine” for the 2012-13 season,” says Pats VP of Operations and Corporate Development Cliff Mapes.  “The electronic printable magazine gives us an opportunity to provide our fans with more up to date gameday information in a professional package that’s not only printable but mobile. The magazine will include up-to-date rosters, stats, team and league leaders and much more. I want to thank all our advertisers for supporting this initiative and I look forward to watching the magazine evolve and improve as the season progresses.”

The Magazine makes its debut for tomorrow’s Home Opener where the first two thousand fans in the Brandt Centre will receive LED glowsticks courtesy of Mosaic.  Fans can arrive early and enjoy a BBQ prepared by personalities from Harvard Broadcasting starting at five o’clock.  For younger fans, there will be dino-bouncers on site as well as temporary tattoos.

3,800 tickets have already been sold for the contest against Brandon, but plenty of great seats remain.  Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by calling 543-7800 or visiting  For group sales and Season Ticket information, call the Pats Office 522-5604.


Pats acquire former WHL Champion from Broncos

From: Regina Pats Web Site

September 21, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – Ahead of their Regular Season Opener in Brandon, the Regina Pats have completed a trade with the Swift Current Broncos, adding forward Adam Rossignol (’93) in return for a 12th round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

The 6’0”, 180 lbs. forward comes to the Pats with WHL Championship experience having raised the Ed Chynoweth Cup in 2011 with the Kootenay Ice.  Rossignol split last season between Kootenay and Swift Current, totaling 21 points in 71 games in 2011-12.

“Adam brings experience along with speed and skill to our lineup,” says GM Chad Lang of the 2008 7th round Bantam Draft pick.  “Given the two significant injuries (Hunt and D’Amico) in our lineup, we felt we needed to add a player to create some depth up front and is why we made the move to acquire his rights.”

Rossignol could see his first action in a Pats uniform tonight when the Blue and White hit the road to face off with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the team’s Regular Season Opener broadcast on 620 CKRM starting at 6:05 MST.

The Pats return home tomorrow night for the Habitat for Humanity Home Opener presented by Mosaic.  Tickets for the 7:00 game are still available.

Name: Adam Rossignol - DOB: 10-16-93; Hometown: Surrey, BC; Position: Forward; Height: 6’0”; Weight: 184 lbs

Kootenay/Swift Current
Kootenay Ice

Wednesday, September 19, 2012



(By: Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston - Note: just to the upper left is the Regina Pats (Brandt Centre) Hockey Stadium and north of that is the Cooperative Structure.)  Photo: taken from -

Taken from: Rod Pedersen's web site -

The various images, which will be used to guide the RFP process, show the new 33,000-seat stadium building at Evraz Place from a number of angles and highlight the features that will make it a showpiece:
* A modern and innovative design inspired by the prairie sky

* A "spectator roof" that protects fans and maintains the option to fully enclose the stadium at a later date 


* A sunken bowl design and expandable seating capacity for major events

* Modern fan amenities including individual seats with better views of the field

* New plaza and outdoor spaces for events

* Multi-purpose lounges and spaces that can be used year-round

"This is our community stadium – a place to gather and celebrate and a point of pride for generations to come," said Deputy City Manager and CFO Brent Sjoberg, who is responsible for the project. "This stadium is equipped to serve both the needs of our growing population and   the many minor sports groups that use the stadium."
The Regina Revitalization Initiative consists of three major components: the redevelopment of a section of CP lands adjacent to the Warehouse  District, the decommissioning of the current Mosaic stadium and redevelopment of those lands, and a new stadium at Evraz Place.
A future information session on the new stadium concept designs is also currently being planned. Details around dates and times will be published to as they become available.

Regina Pats' Colton Jobke -

forced to sit due to NHL contract


Read more: The Story -

Colton Jobke will be in the building when the Regina Pats open the WHL regular season on Friday night, but he won't be in the lineup.

The 20-year-old defenceman, who's under contract to the NHL's Minnesota Wild, has been informed that he can't play for the Pats before he leaves to try out for the AHL's Houston Aeros.

"I got a call from Brent Flahr, the assistant GM in Minnesota," explained Jobke. "It was kind of bizarre. I didn't really expect a call from him so I was kind of nervous when I saw a missed call from him. He just explained that I was placed on Houston's roster for the time being until things move ahead (with the lockout) and, for insurance purposes, I wasn't allowed to play anymore."

Jobke, who had a goal and an assist in his lone exhibition appearance, will continue to practise with the Pats until he departs late next week.

"I would like to play," he noted. "I originally came back to Regina because being here would be a great experience for me to skate at a high competitive level. I don't know if it's a good or bad thing (to sit out). With injuries, it's always a possibility (of hurting his chances in Houston), but it is what it is. There are up sides or down sides."

Either way, it doesn't change Jobke's focus.

"I've been looking forward to it all summer to get down there and basically try to prove myself," he said. "It has been a bit of a waiting game the last couple months but I'm excited to get down there."

That said, Jobke expressed his disappointed at being unable to attend camp with Minnesota due to the lockout.

"Everybody is a little disappointed that an agreement couldn't come through on the 15th, but it is what it is," he added. "Unfortunately it's the business side of the game. I know the fans and everybody else would love to see the NHL season starting up but we're just going to have to wait and see what happens."

The Pats are also taking a wait-and-see approach.

"You hope he does his very best," said head coach Pat Conacher. "He wants to go and play in the American Hockey League. If he makes it, all the power to him. He has to go and find out where he stands. It's so good for players of any age to get to a pro camp. You can see where you sit with all those guys. As coaches you have to plan that he's not going to be back. If he comes back it's a bonus. You just have to go forward with what you've got and see what happens."

If Jobke returns, the Pats could have a real dilemma on their hands with five players eligible for three 20-year-old spots: Goaltender Matt Hewitt, blueliners Jobke and Brandon Underwood and forwards Andrew Rieder and Lane Scheidl.

The Pats have until the Oct. 10 overage deadline to decide on three of them. For now, the team is willing to be patient and keep all options open.

"We have the opportunity to hold on to all five of them and rotate them in and out for the first few games (if necessary)," said GM Chad Lang. "That way we get a true read on how they fit with our group and which combination best suits our team moving forward."



Pats decide on goaltending tandem and reassign another defenceman

September 19, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats decided on the goaltending tandem for the 2012-13 season Wednesday by reassigning goaltender Adam Beukeboom.  Also reassigned Wednesday was defenceman Nathan Zimbaluk who will join the SJHL’s Melfort Mustangs.


Beukeboom (’94), appeared in nineteen games for the Pats last season compiling a 5-6-2-0 record while featuring a 3.08 goals against average, 0.898 save percentage and tallying one shutout.

He suited up for one pre-season game in 2012, coming out on the wrong end of a 5-3 decision against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Zimbaluk (’93), dressed for 16 games with the Pats last season before joining the Melfort Mustangs in Junior-A for another fifteen where he tallied three assists in those games.  In 2012, he played in three preseason games without notching any points.

Zimbaluk will rejoin the Melfort Mustangs in the SJHL.  Coached by Gavin Holcolmb, the Mustangs can use the 6’3” defender’s size to aid a goaltending tandem that faced the most shots in the SJHL last season.
The Pats roster currently features 15 forwards, 9 defencemen and 2 goaltenders ahead of Friday’s Regular Season Opener in Brandon.  That game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


 - Pre-Season Game # 4

by Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston

Goaltenders:   Regina - Matt Hewitt; Saskatoon - Audrey Makarow

First Period:

Scoring:  I was the home team, Saskatoon Blades scoring first.  Matej  Stransky tip in Connor Cox shot from the slot, also assisted by Christian Stock at 3:23

Penalties: Regina - Dyson Stevenson (Roughing) 16:18; Saskatoon - Brendon Walker (Roughing) 16:18;

Shots: Saskatoon - 11; Regina - 4

Second Period:

Scoring:  Regina Pats tied the scored at 1-1 just 19 second in to the period. From the face-off, puck went into the corner and came back out to Morton Klimchuk who scored on the shot from the point, assisted by Duson Stevenson.

Penalties: Regina - Connor Gay (Crossing Checking) 3:32; Saskatoon - Brett Stovin (Delay of Game) 6:37; Regina - Branden Christoffer (Hooking) 9:47; Regina - Trent Ouellette (Cross Checking) 11:06; Saskatoon - Nick Zajac (Roughing) 15:51; Saskatoon - Travis McEvoy (Interference) 18;11)

Shots: Saskatoon 18, Regina - 10

Third Period:  Saskatoon went up 2-1 as Connor Cox scored on a back hand shot at 14:04, assisted by Jessy Astles and Brett Stovin.  With three minutes and twenty seconds remaining in the period Regina Pats tied the game at 2-2.  Pats won the face-off by Luke Lenske and passed over to Chandeler Stephenson and scored at 16:40, also assisted by Cole Hamblin, (first Regina Pats shot on net that period. Pats went up 3-2 when Jack Rodewld skate up the mid of the ice, sped off a defender, then headed to the net and scored at 18:29.  Morgane Klimchuk made it 4-2 for Regina, when he received a pass from Brandon Underwood.  He scored a open net goal just over the centre ice at 19:13.  Saskatoon make it close once again as Brett Stovin scored a power play goal at 19:45, assisted by Matthew Pufahi. 

Penalties: Saskatoon - Nick Zajec (Tripping) 3:13; Regina - Dyson Stevenson (Major-Fighting) 4:04 plus Game Misconduct; Saskatoon - Darren Dietz (Major-Fighting) 4:04 plus Game Misconduct; Regina - Chandeler Stepheson (High Sticking) 8:47; Saskatoon - Brettzer Nott (Cross Checking) 11:10

Shots: Saskatoon - 12, Regina - 7


                   FROM THE VICTORIA ROYALS

September 13, 2012

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have completed a trade with the Victoria Royals, acquiring defenceman Kade Pilton (’94).  Headed the other way are the rights to right wing Demico Hannoun (’95) and a conditional third round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

Pilton dressed for 43 games with the Royals last season totaling five goals and eight assists while adding 52 penalty minutes in 2011-12.

A second round selection (25th overall) in the 2009 Bantam Draft, Pilton brings considerable size to the Pats lineup standing 6’5” and tipping the scales at 186 pounds.

“Kade is a big, mobile defenceman that comes to our program with experience and fits into an age group we are trying to build around,” says General Manger Chad Lang.  “He’s a solid one-on-one defender who adds grit to our back end and features some offensive upside.”

The Pats take to the ice in their next pre-season action tomorrow night at the Brandt Centre against the Saskatoon Blades.

Name:            Kade Pilton
DOB:             11-8-1994
Hometown:     Parksville, BC
Position:          D
Height:            6’5”
Weight:           190 lbs



September 15, 2012 - from Regina Pats Web Site

Pats Swing Deal with Everett Silvertips

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have acquired defenceman Tye Hand (’95) from the Everett Silvertips in return for a sixth round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

A second round pick (40th) overall in the 2010 Bantam Draft, Hand spent last season with the Drumheller Dragons in the AJHL.  There he suited up for 25 games tallying one assist on his way to being named to the AJHL’s South Division All-Rookie Team.

Pats GM Chad Lang on acquiring Hand, “Tye is a big, physical, stay at home   defenceman.  That rugged presence will add a lot to our back end as well as depth to our 1995 age group at defence.”

The Yellowknife, NWT product represented his home territory at the 2011 Canada Winter Games and certainly brings size to the Pats D-corp, measuring in at 6’3”, 190 lbs.

While Hand makes his way to join the Pats, his new teammates will be on the ice tonight in Saskatoon, taking on the Blades.  You can catch all of the action on CKRM with Phil Andrews and Daniel Fink starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:35 this evening.

Name:              Tye Hand
DOB:              06-14-95
Hometown:     Yellowknife, NWT
Position:          D
Height:            6’3”
Weight:           190 lbs
Pats Drop First Game in Brandt Centre

 - Pre-Season Game # 3 

   Pats can't overcome Blades on home ice, losing 2-1
September 14, 2012 - From Regina Pats Web Site -
Game Recap
First Period

The opening minutes of the contest were a special teams battle.  The Pats had an early 5-on-3 advantage but couldn’t capitalize.  The Blades earned their own chance with the extra man, but goaltender Tegan Sacher stood strong to keep it scoreless.  The rink crew had to push the pause button midway through the first to repair a stanchion that came loose after a big hit along the boards.  The physical play continued through the frame, and despite some great scoring chances, the score remained tied at zeros through one.

Second Period

The second opened with a couple of fantastic opportunities.  At one end, Morgan Klimchuk just missed stuffing in his first of the preseason.  Right back the other way, Josh Nicholls was robbed by Sacher.  The rookie goalie left the game in the second after stopping all 16 shots he faced.  Matt Hewitt entered the game and was victimized by an unreal solo effort from Travis McEvoy who popped the water bottle to give the Blades a 1-0 edge through two periods.

Third Period

The third period opened with some flash as Chandler Stephenson finished off a gorgeous play from Klimchuk to knot the game at one, moments into the frame.  The game wouldn’t remain tied too long as Brett Stovin capitalized on a partial three on one to put Saskatoon back in front.  The Pats nearly evened things up at the ten minute mark, but Patrick Johnson made an unbelievable glove save over his back to maintain the 2-1 lead.  That save turned out to be a big one as the Pats wouldn’t be able to generate much more in the way of chances the final half of the period.

With his goose-egg over the first thirty minutes, Tegan Sacher dropped his goals against average to 0.66 on the pre-season, the lowest in the WHL.  His .980 save percentage is second highest.

“You can always do more, but as far as an audition for a hockey team, that was a pretty fine one.” – Head Coach Pat Conacher on Sacher’s preseason.

“Time of possession with the puck, Saskatoon had way more and I just thought we were chasing all night and it looked we were getting gassed at the end.” – Conacher on the Pats overall game.
 Next Game: Saturday -  September 15th vs. Saskatoon Blades (CKRM)

Friday, September 7, 2012


- Pre-Season Game #2 

From: The Regina Pats Web

Regina goalie Adam Beukeboom was the star of the opening frame as he turned away numerous dangerous scoring opportunities from the Pats net.  The only one he couldn't stop came off the stick of his own defenceman as a Richard Nejezchleb centering pass deflected off the stick of Brandon Underwood and into the goal to give Brandon a 1-0 lead heading into the break.


It wasn't an ideal start to the second period for the Pats as Brandon's Ryan Pulock stretched the Wheat Kings' lead to 2-0 with a powerplay goal.  The Pats would get within one when Adam Brooks and Dane Schioler hooked up on a partial two-on-one making it 2-1 Brandon.

The Pats started to gain some momentum, but Brandon snuffed it out with two goals 46 seconds apart from Taylor Cooper and Alessio Bertaggia making it 4-1 for Brandon.  That could have been it for the Pats, but Dyson Stevenson was planted into the boards by Tyrel Seaman, setting up a five minute major powerplay situation. 
Though the Pats couldn't muster much of an attack on the long advantage, newcomer Keaton Lubin ripped home the puck to bring the game back within two and give the Pats hope heading into the final frame, trailing 4-2.


The Pats rolled out strong in the early stages of the third period.  Connor Gay was the recipient of a great feed from Braden Christoffer to pull the Pats within one of the Wheat Kings.  The Pats wouldn't be able to pull even, though, as Ryan Pulock went end to end before passing off to Tim McGauley who finished off the play to give the Wheaties the 5-3 win.  Christoffer did have a chance to get Regina back within one, but couldn't capitalize on a penalty shot opportunity.

Despite allowing five goals, Beukeboom was strong between the pipes, turning away 28 shots on the evening.  The Pats were once again heavily outshot, tonight's totals sitting 33-17.  The Pats will return home for a week of practice before facing off with the Blades  Friday in their first game on the ice at the Brandt Centre. 


First Period: Brandon 1-0; Second Period: Brandon 4-2  

NOTE: Players listed in Italics are the starting lineup.  

1. BDN R. Nejezchleb, (1) (R. Pulock, T. Yaworski), 7:34
2. BDN R. Pulock, (1) (A. Bertaggia, R. Hunter), 0:33 (PP)
2. REG D. Schioler, (1) (A. Brooks, P. D'Amico), 9:12
2. BDN T. Cooper, (1) (R. Lindgren, J. Palmer), 13:26
2. BDN A. Bertaggia, (1) (T. Seaman, A. Nikkel), 14:12
2. REG K. Lubin, (1) , 19:08 (PP)
3. REG C. Gay, (1) (B. Christoffer, T. McLean), 1:44
3. BDN T. McGauley, (1) (R. Pulock), 5:06
1 - REG G. Mumby, 2:22 - Holding, 2 min
1 - BDN H. Smith, 2:22 - Holding Opp. Stick, 2 min
1 - BDN T. Yaworski, 10:21 - Kneeing, 2 min (PP)
1 - REG K. Lubin, 19:06 - Roughing, 2 min
1 - BDN R. Nejezchleb, 19:06 - Roughing, 2 min
1 - REG L. Fenske, 19:44 - Interference, 2 min (PP)
2 - BDN N. Buonassisi, 5:11 - Cross Checking, 2 min (PP)
2 - BDN T. Seaman, 14:47 - Checking from Behind, 2 min (PP)
3 - REG B. Christoffer, 15:14 - Roughing, 2 min
3 - REG T. McLean, 15:14 - Hooking, 2 min (PP)
3 - BDN A. Nikkel, 15:14 - Roughing, 2 min

Penalty Shot: Regina Pats
27Braden Christoffer33Jordan Papirny3rd10:54