Tuesday, April 19, 2016



by; Ron "Scoreboard" Johnston Pats 

Photo: Adam Musil's goal

Regina out shot Red Deer 15-4  in the final period, only to give up the only goal Adam Musil scored on a loose puck in front of the net at the 12:46 mark.  The visitors out played the home club in the final period and deserved the win, it was a tough lose  They came out flying in the third period and by the 3 minute mark were out shooting the Rebels 13-1.

 In the first period the Pats got a good first shift in the offensive zone but on their first change took a too many men penalty just 31 seconds in. They managed to kill it off with the help of the left post on a Colton Bobyk point shot. There was no scoring and Red Deer out shot Regina 12-7 

 In the second period Red Deer went up 1-0 as Adm Helewka recieved a pass from Jake DeBrusk at the left boards on a power play.   Scoring from the right face-off circle at 14:59, also assisted by Michael Spacek.   With only 12.6 seconds remaining in the period Adam Brooks took a pass from Lane Zablock at the right Red Deer blue line and skated right down the centre and scored to tie the score at 1-1, assisted by Colby Williams.  Regina out shot Red Deer 11-10

Game attendance was 6,264. It was a real sad way to have to end the Pats season.


From an Old Post: - From: Rod Pedersens' blog. February 2012 -  - http://rodpedersen.blogspot.com

There's the set up for our wedding Wednesday...

Self-explanatory. The minister was a real good one. Quite frankly the event could not have gone better...

Introducing Rod and Cindy Pedersen, from Mexico!

Wow he did it, Rod got Married!!! Gone fishing (on his blog) - What a catch, Rod.

We stayed in Nuevo Vallarta which is referred to as the "Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta". Here is the view from our hotel room which was the best in the resort...

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - SEE YOU IN A WEEK...... On Rod's blog.



(Photo: Regina Leader Post - file)

From: My Old Regina Pats Web site:  - March 02, 2012 -


Regina, Saskatchewan - Regina Pats owner Russ Parker has been inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder in Baseball and Hockey.

Parker became known as "Mr Baseball" in Calgary and was the Manager of the Alberta Dodgers that won the Canadian Major Baseball Championship in 1965. Russ coached baseball and hockey through the 1960's and 1970's in Calgary before becoming the first commissioner of the Albert Major Baseball League from 1972-75. In 1977 he brought professional baseball to Calgary to play in the Pioneer Baseball League. In 1985 Russ purchase the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League and moved them to Calgary where the Calgary Cannons were born and played for 17 years until 2002..

Russ Parker - "It is difficult to express how special this is for me.....I am humbled and so honoured it really is an amazing felling!" Parker continued "I have met so many wonderful people, friends, characters and shared so many great stories. I am grateful to have had the help of many people throughout the years and owe particular thanks to my family without whose support and encouragement this day would not have been possible."

Parker a native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan, (He and his wife Diane, purchased the Regina Pats in the spring of 1955 and has operated the franchise in the Queen City since that time.



 Rod Pedersen web site: - Tonight’s Game Seven is the first the Pats are involved in since the 2000 WHL Playoffs when they faced off against the Saskatoon Blades.  The last time the Blue and White won a seventh was 1982 when the Pats knocked off the Lethbridge Broncos.  Since then, the Pats have only been involved in four game sevens (1984, 1990, 1996, 2000).  The last time the Pats moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals was 1993.  Cole Sanford is the only player on the Pats roster to play in a seventh game.  The over-ager was named the second star, posting a goal and two assists against the Kootenay Ice in the second round of the 2014 WHL Playoffs 

Wheels on the Bus: - This second round matchup hasn’t just been a grind on the ice.  The travel through seven games has been impressive.  With 830 km separating Regina and Red Deer (taking the Trans-Canada) and the series going the distance, the Pats have logged 4,150km of travel on the bus.  That’s roughly 40 hours on the bus in the last ten days.


Through six games in this second round playoff series, the home team has won every game. The Pats have yet to lose at the Brandt Centre in these playoffs and hold a 5-0 record while the Rebels are 5-1 at the Enmax Centrium. The Pats have outscored the Rebels at the Brandt Centre 17-8 while Red Deer at home has 12 goals the Pats 6. It is down to sudden death, due or die game.

 Bill Hicke was the Regina Pats' general manager and co-coach the last time the team advanced to the third round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. It was April of 1993. The Regina Pats had just dispatched the favoured Saskatoon Blades in a best-of-seven East Division semifinal. The smooth-skating Swift Current Broncos were next on the agenda for a Pats team that reached the third round of the playoffs despite finishing slightly under .500 during the regular season.

Photo: Don Healy,  Regina Leader Post

Sunday, April 17, 2016




 Picture: Rod Pedersen

 - web site Phil Andrews : - The Regina Pats hosted game 6 of their second round series with the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday. The Pats needed a win to force a seventh and deciding game on Tuesday night in Red Deer. The Rebels took game 5 on home ice on Friday with a 5-1 win on the back of a goal and an assist from Brandon Hagel, two assists from Luke Philp and 28 saves from Rylan Toth. Sean Richards provided the only offense for the Pats whose powerplay went oh for 5 in the loss. The Rebels got defenceman Colton Bobyk back from suspension for game 6 while the Pats were without forwards Adam Berg and Riley Woods due to injury.

 The Pats' pregame tradition of having a Canadian military soldier walk onto the ice with a lit torch and set a virtual fire at centre ice with the Pats logo is as good as there is in sports ANYWHERE

Game Story: - The Regina Pats struck first and they struck often getting goals from Jared McAmmond in the first, Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford, Lane Zablocki in the second and Captain Colby Williams in the third.  For Red Deer, they could only muster one goal, which came in the first from Jake DeBrusk.  The Pats outshot the Rebels 40-21 overall including 22-4 in the second period alone.  In a series that has seen plenty of scoring on the power play, neither team could convert today.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 20 shots for the victory. 

 The series now shifts back to Red Deer for Game Seven on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m The Regina Pats struck first and they struck often getting goals from Jared McAmmond in the first, Connor Hobbs, Cole Sanford, Lane Zablocki in the second and Captain Colby Williams in the third.  For Red Deer, they could only muster one goal, which came in the first from Jake DeBrusk.  The Pats outshot the Rebels 40-21 overall including 22-4 in the second period alone.  In a series that has seen plenty of scoring on the power play, neither team could convert today.  Pats goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 20 shots for the victory.  The series now shits back to Red Deer for Game Seven on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


 Up 5-1 near the end of the second period, the Rebels scored to make it 5-2. In the third period they added three more goals to make it 5-4, only to see the Regina Pats hold onto win 5-4 and even the series 


The Regina Pats (2-2-0-0) defeated the Red Deer Rebels (2-2-0-0) 6-4 on Wednesday night to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi Final series at 2- Game Story: The Red Deer Rebels opened the scoring with just under seven minutes left in the first, thanks to Austin Strand.  In the waning minutes of the opening frame, the Pats' Connor Hobbs evened the score at one all.  A minute and thirty seconds later, Hobbs got his second of the night and fourth of the playoffs to take the lead 2-1.

Regina added three more in the second.  Luc Smith notched his first of the post-season to make it 3-1.  Regina’s Lane Zablocki got the next two, to push the home team's lead to 5-1.  His fifth of the playoffs proved to be the game winner.  Red Deer started to mount the comeback getting a late goal from Luke Philp to end the middle frame trailing 5-2.

In the third, Red Deer added two more goals from Nelson Nogier and Luke Philp to pull the visitors within one at 5-4.  That would be as close as this one got as Cole Sanford added an empty net goal to seal the victory 6-4.  The Pats Goaltender Tyler Brown turned away 44 shots to earn the victory.  The series now shifts back to Red Deer Friday night for Game 5.


NOTE: -  Regina Pats in 4 games have scored - 17 goals; 11 Power Play Goals, 1 Short Handed.



The Pats are hitting the road and Access7 is going with them!

We’re excited to announce that our camera crews are headed to Red Deer to broadcast game 5 of the Regina Pats/Red Deer Rebels playoff battle on Friday, April 15 at 7 pm.

The game will be aired in HD in Regina on channel 70 and provincially in standard definition on channel 7.

We will be covering the remainder of the series LIVE, both home and away games, on Sunday, April 17 at 4 pm and on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm.

Go Pats Go!

Rod Pedersen will be calling the play-by-play for all games with Braden Malsbury doing colour.

Pats strike back on home ice

 beat Red Deer 6-3

Perseverance paid off for the Regina Pats.

 Due to Health problems the past 4 months and being in the Hospital - relying more on other reports.

Regina Leader Post: -

The WHL club erupted for three unanswered goals in the third period on Tuesday night, skating to a 6-3 playoff win over the Red Deer Rebels before 6,247 fans at the Brandt Centre After opening the series with a pair of one-goal losses in Red Deer, the Pats broke loose in Game 3 with some timely scoring on home ice. “We haven’t really changed anything in our game,” said head coach/GM John Paddock, whose team outshot the Rebels 40-28.

“We played the same way in Red Deer. All three games have been tied going into the third period. You can’t get any closer than that. (You just have to) keep playing right, keep playing hard and fast, and let the chips fall where they may.” With Tuesday’s victory, the Pats are now on the board in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, trimming Red Deer’s lead to 2-1.


 First two games - 5 goals - all on power plays

ROD PEDERSEN: - 620 CKRM will be broadcasting the SportsCage live from the Brandt Centre beginning at 4:00 pm on Wednesday.

 Game 5 goes Friday in Red Deer in a 7:00 pm and I'll have the television call on Access 7.

Friday, April 1, 2016


It was Regina Pats down one game to none after loosing the opening game 6-3 in Lethbridge.  The hard faught Pats turned things around winning the next four games, two being shut outs against the second highest scoring team in the east. On Friday night they skated to a 7-2 win right in Lethbridge

Phil Andrews: - web site -  In the first period the Pats score early and often. First Sam Steel beat Stuart Skinner short side on a delayed penalty call at 1:24. The goal was reviewed to see if the net ad come off it's pegs but after a long delay the goal stood. Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks assisted on the goal to make it 1-0. Then at 2:59 the Pats extended it to 2-0. Lane Zablocki was denied by Stuart Skinner on a diving save but the puck squirted to the goal line and Zablocki poked it in for his first career WHL playoff goal with the lone assist to Austin Wagner. The Hurricanes had two powerplays in the period and on the second one the Pats scored short handed. Sam Steel took a beautiful pass from Cole Sanford and put home his second of the night, 4th of the playoffs at 10:22 and it was a 3-0 game. The Pats were not done there, Lane Zablocki picked up his second of the night at 15:05 on a beautiful tip in front. Austin Wagner his third assist of the period and it was 4-0 Regina. That was it for Stuart Skinner in the Canes net, allowing 4 goals on 9 shots. Game 4 starter Jayden Sittler replaced him. The Pats took the four goal lead to the break and outshot the Canes 11-10. 

In the second the Pats pressed in the early goings but Jayden Sittler made some massive stops to keep the Hurricanes within 4. Lethbridge went to their third powerplay a short time later and with it, got on the board. Tyler Wong had a point shot go off his skate and in for his 1st of the post season at 5:33. Brayden Burke and Giorgio Estephan the assists and the Pats lead was 4-1. The Pats had some great chances after that to go back up by 4, Austin Wwagner was denied on a breakaway and on a 2 on 1 rush. The Pats gave up another penalty in the second half of the frame but killed it off and then got their first powerplay with 20 seconds left in the period. 1:40 carried over into the third with the Pats up 4-1. The Pats outshot the Canes 15-10 in the period and led 26-11 overall. 

In the third the Hurricanes got to within 2 when Giorgio Estephan skated into the right circle and buried his second of the playoffs and it was 4-2. Penalties started to come and four on four the Pats went up 5-2. Austin Wagner scored his second at 7:11. Then on a 4 on 3 powerplay Adam Brooks made it 6-2 with his 5th. The Canes pulled Sittler with over 9 minutes left and that's when Cole Sanford scored into the empty cage for his 3rd to make it 7-2 at 12:06. That was the final score, the Pats win the series 4 games to 1 and advance to play either the Red Deer Rebels or Calgary Hitmen. The Pats outshot the Canes 9-5 in the period and 35-25 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 1 for 5 in the win and the penalty kill was 4 for 5 with a short handed goal.