Saturday, January 24, 2015

REGINA PATS GET

A NEW CENTRE ICE

CLOCK

REGINA -- Part taken from Rod Pedersen's web site: The Moose Jaw Warriors spoiled the Regina Pats' party.  On the night the Pats' unveiled their splashy new video scoreboard before a season high 6484 fans, former Pats forward Jack Rodewald scored the winner on the powerplay at 3:34 of overtime as the Warriors skated off with a 4-3 victory Friday in the Brandt Centre.


Taken from Rod Pederson Web Site:  Take a minute, close your eyes, and think of the best times of your life.  Then imagine, for one magical night, to have the opportunity to go back to that time in your life.  For me, that's the case tonight when the Regina Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors at a sold out Brandt Centre in Regina.  With the regular Voice of the Pats Phil Andrews away at a wedding in Jamaica, I've been called up to broadcast the action on 620 CKRM and will be reunited with my old radio partner of 15 seasons, Al Dumba.  This is Slapshot meets Hot Tub Time Machine!  You can add to the excitement the fact the Pats' new state-of-the-art digital video scoreboard will be unveiled in a special pregame ceremony and you come to realize this is one of the biggest nights in the franchise's 98-year history.  Thanks again to the Pats for the opportunity.  Like Richie Hall said about being hired in Winnipeg this week, "This has rejuvenated me".   Same here.

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Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston: The cost of the clock is three million and weights 22,000 pounds.