Thursday, April 24, 2014



    Regina Pats deal said to be close to $7.5 million 


Parts taken from an e-mail, this date from my Cousin Will Klein - When you think back, we bought the team in 1979 for I believe $250,000 (may have been $500K) and sold it six years later for $1.5 million. And now it has sold at $7.5 million. Obviously Parker still harbored the local animosity of being an out-of-towner.


From Regina Leader Post:  Marquart’s group also includes former Pats goaltender Todd Lumbard. It has been reported that businessmen Jason Drummond, Shaun and Gavin Semple are also part of the locally based ownership team.


Left:  Anthony MARQUART and Wife Nanette - Photo: by Michael Bell, Regina Leader Post News Paper - President of Royalty Developments

Right:   Todd LUMBARD - Photo: Speers web site -  President of Speers Funeral Chapel -  (Ex-Regina Pat Goalie) 1982-83 season


Shaun and Gavin SEMPLE - Brandt Entertainment Inc. and Brandt Tractor Ltd. - Photo from web site

Kelly and Jason DRUMMOND - DGC Entertainment Inc.  - Photo: by Michael Bell, Regina Leader Post News Paper


For full story click on following:  Rob Vanstone story -   Regina Leader Post 

Update story by Vanstone:   April 24, 2014 5:19 PM -    leaderpost


April 23, 2014

The WHL's Board of Governors will review applications to transfer the ownership of the Prince George Cougars and Regina Pats WHL franchises.

Courtesy WHL Release:

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today a special meeting of the WHL Board of Governors has been scheduled for Wednesday April 30, 2014 in Calgary to review applications to transfer the ownership of the Prince George Cougars and Regina Pats WHL franchises.  The meeting will take place at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary at 8:30 am, prior to the WHL Awards luncheon.

The owner of the Prince George Cougars, Rick Brodsky has entered into an agreement with Mr. Greg Pocock of EDGEPRO Sports & Entertainment Ltd., to purchase the Prince George WHL franchise.  Mr. Pocock is the head of a group consisting of local Prince George businessmen and former WHL players who formed EDGEPRO to purchase the Cougars franchise.

It was also announced today the ownership of the Regina Pats franchise, Russ and Diane Parker, have agreed to sell their franchise to a group of Regina businessmen headed by Anthony Marquart.  Mr. Marquart has formed Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group Ltd., to acquire the Pats franchise.

Both franchise purchases are subject to the approval of the WHL Board of Governors.  In order for the transfers of ownership to be approved, a two-thirds majority vote is required from the WHL Board of Governors at the April 30 meeting.

Should the transfer of ownership applications be approved by the WHL Board of Governors, the sale transactions will close later in May, at which time the new ownership will be in position to take control of the franchises.