Monday, January 28, 2013



Veteran Goaltender, Eddie Staniowski (57 years old) (1971-75), (to the left) at times appeared to be struggling, but he had good reason.  (the following is taken from the Regina Leader Post - Rob Vanstone: At 57, he participated in a fundraiser for former Pats captain Kyle Deck, who is battling kidney disease. Staniowski - the victorious goaltender in the 1974 Memorial Cup - seldom straps on the pads, but made an exception to help out a great cause. He travelled to Regina from Belleville, Ont., to lend his good name to the proceedings."I've got some legacy injuries - some of them from hockey, but most of them from the military after,'' he says.

"If I'm playing the game, I'm pretty much just a post. If you thought I was an angle goalie in the '70s, you should see me now.'')

He let in 8 goals on 23 shots. With only 27 seconds remaining in the first half, Staniowski made his best save as he stopped the  Pats all time scorer, Dale Derkatch (1981-85).  The White Team were caught with too many men. The Blue Team was allowed a penalty shot in place of the 2 minute penalty.  Derk went right down the middle of the ice and Eddie stopped the shot with his pad, right in front of the net. At the end of the first half, it was Team Blue 8 - Team White 2.

In the second half, it was all the White Team as they scored 7 goals. The goal scoring started with Justin Bernhardt passing to Martin Smith Parked in front of the net and scored at the 2:16 mark.  (Jared Jagow scored 5 goals in the second half and 1 in the first half, plus a goal post).

Down 9-7 in the dying minutes the White Team's, Kelly Markwart (a turn over at the left side of the net at 22:26) and Jagow scored (on a rebound at the front of the net at 23:19) - 1:03 apart to tie the game 9-9 and send the game to a shootout.

In the shootout, the star was Mike Kirby (1988-91) as he was the only one to score.  Then Shaun Fleming (1989-90) replaced Staniowsk while Rod Houk (1987-89) played in goal for the Blue and played the whole game.

The alumni played two twenty-five minute periods.  It was Jared Jagow (Photo to the right) putting on quite the show in the second half as he moved the puck around, dipping in around the Blue Team.

Play Video   Daniel Fink speaks with former Pats Captain Kyle Deck after the completion of the Prairie Mobile Skills Competition and Kyle's surprise appearance as the final shooter in the breakaway challenge. 

I wonder how many of the Alumni remember another Alumni game that ended 10-9.  The first of three against Moose Jaw Warriors.  A late goal by Wickenheiser gave the Pats the win at Moose Jaw's old crush can.