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Friday, November 30, 2012

Raiders 5 Pats 3


The Regina Pats were in Prince Albert Friday night tang on the Raiders to kickoff a weekend of three games in as many nights. The Pats had been off for 7 days since concluding their Western Road trip where they picked up 6 of 10 points. The Blue and White were without even more of their regulars in the game as Emil Sylvegard, Dyson Stevenson and Jack Rodewald did not suit up. The team did however get Patrick D'Amico into the lineup for the first time this season and recent call up, Connor Gay dressed as well. Matt Hewitt got the start in goal for the Pats looking to backstop his team to a win. Morgan Klimchuk came in riding a 9 game point streak with 15 points in that stretch while Lane Scheidl had 8 goals and 2 assists in his last 8 games played. The standings in the East are so tight that a single win could catapult a team from 10th to 5th depending on what happens elsewhere. The Raiders were coming off a loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-4 on Wednesday. The scratches for the Pats Friday were, Colton Jobke, Emil Sylvegard, Trent Ouellette, Chandler Stephenson, Jack Rodewald, Dyson Stevenson, Kade Pilton and Dryden Hunt.

In the first period the Raiders were the aggressors early but Matt Hewitt was on his game and made all the saves. The Pats went to the powerplay early on but the Raiders did a good job killing it off and not allowing a shot. The Raiders would get a chance of their own with the man advantage but the Pats PK came up big led by Hewitt and the game stayed tied at 0's. The Pats got another powerplay and didn't get much in the way of scoring chances and after it expired a weird call went their way. The Raiders won a defensive zone faceoff and cleared the puck off of the shin pad of Alex Theriau but the linesman called it icing. Then to add salt to the wound, the Raiders had changed a couple players and the refs were on them to get it right. When they took to long the ref gave the Raiders a bench minor and the Pats went to their third powerplay. It wasn't very long before Klimchuk fed Mayor behind the net who found a pinching Alex Theriau who put home his first as a Pat and it was 1-0 at the 16:05 mark. Morgan Klimchuks point streak was extended to 10 games with 16 points in that stretch. Before the period was over the Raiders were pressing and the Pats took two penalties at the same time and Prince Albert went up 5 on 3 with 18 seconds left in the period. The Pats would kill that off to end the period. Shots on goal were 19-3 Raiders in the period.

The Raiders were up 5 on 3 for 1:42 to start the second period and it would take just 34 seconds for them to tie it up. Mike Winther took a pass in the slot and beat Matt Hewitt for his 10th of the year from McNeill and Lange and it was 1-1. The Raiders continued to press and had the majority of the scoring chances. However Hewitt continued his outstanding play. But the Raiders got another powerplay halfway through the period and they took the lead as Anthony Bardaro walked in from the corner and made a beautiful move on the backhand and picked up his 7th of the year at 10:42 and it was 2-1 P.A. The Pats would get it back however with their second powerplay goal on the exact same play as the first goal. Alex Theriau walked in from the point and Adam Brooks fed him in front and he scored his second of the night at the 12:04 mark and it was 2-2. Morgan Klimchuk got his second assist of the night on that goal. However the Raiders offensive onslaught continued and they retook the lead at the 16:12 mark as Sawyer Lange dropped a pass to Anthony Bardaro who scored his second of the game and 8th of the year and it was 3-2. The period would end that way. Shots on goal were 21-7 in the period for the Raiders and they led 40-10 overall.

In the third period the Pats would tie the game at the 5:27 mark as Connor Gay took a pass from Braden Christoffer up the left wing and threw a saucer pass to Adam Brooks in front who finished for his second of the year and it was 3-3. The Pats held on until 13:51 of the period as Anthony Bardaro won a face off back to Mike Winther who fired off a stick and past Hewitt to make it 4-3. Then at 17:21 the Raiders would seal it as Leon Draisaitl shot from a bad angle but it went off the pad of Hewitt and in and it was 5-3 and that's how the game ended. Shots on goal were 53-14 for the Raiders in the game. Matt Hewitt was outstanding making 48 saves in the loss. Klimchuk and Brooks both had 2 point nights while Alex Theriau picked up his first multi goal game of his career with 2 on the night. The Pats went 2 for 5 on the powerplay while the Raiders went 2 for 6.

The Pats battled hard in the game and for a while it looked like they might steal a point but it wasn't meant to be.

The Pats are back in action Saturday night at home to the Spokane Chiefs. 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Pats Raiders Gameday Preview

Game #28
Friday, November 30th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (11-13-1-2) Prince Albert Raiders (18-8-0-2)

Head-to-Head
The Pats may be done with their B.C. road swing, but there’s still one more road test before getting back on home ice. The Blue and White head north to take on the East Division leading Prince Albert Raiders for the second time this season. In the teams’ first meeting, the Pats rolled to a 4-1 victory. Emil Sylvegard and Colton Jobke both had two-point nights while Sawyer Lange had the Raiders lone goal. The Pats head into P.A. with a 2-1-0-2 record in their previous five road games while the Raiders dropped their previous decision, a 6-4 loss to Lethbridge on home ice. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Pats End B.C. Road Trip with Loss
The Rockets jumped on the Pats early to the tune of a 3-0 lead after one period. J.T. Barnett struck twice for the first two goals of his WHL career. The Pats fought back into the game when Lane Scheidl scored to bring the game back within two. Kelowna put the Pats out of contention in the third period with a pair of early goals to cruise to a 5-1 win.

November Road Swing
The Pats finished their five game tour through the B.C. Division with a loss to Kelowna, but managed to pick up points in the other four games on the trip despite key injuries. They wrapped up the big trip with a 2-1-0-2 record and nearly 4,800 kilometres logged on the bus.

Reinforcements
To help deal with their current injury situation, the Pats have recalled forward Connor Gay from the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL. In 23 games with the Klippers this season, Gay has 19 points (8G, 11A) and sits third in SJHL rookie scoring.

Scheidl Getting it Done
The over-age forward has been on a roll the last few games, scoring five goals in three games. That has him twelfth in league scoring. Scheidl is the only player in the league with two overtime winners which came against top teams in the league (Portland, Kamloops). He’s also tied for second in the league with four game winning goals.

Quick Hits
- Dyson Stevenson is one point away from 70 in his WHL career
- Morgan Klimchuk/Lane Scheidl are tied for fourth in the WHL with 7 powerplay goals
- 16-year old defenceman Griffin Mumby is a +4 rating on the season

Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night
The big day is almost here as the Pats honour Jordan Eberle December 5th when they face off with the Red Deer Rebels. Be on hand for one of the biggest game nights of the Pats season as Jordan sees his number seven join the other Pats greats in the rafters.

Upcoming Schedule
vs. Spokane – Saturday Dec. 1st, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM/Access 7)
vs. Prince Albert – Sunday Dec. 2nd, 6 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Red Deer – Wednesday Dec. 5th, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre – Eberle Jersey Retirement Night (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Thursday, November 29, 2012

WHL Statement in Portland Sanctions

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League has released the following statement to provide further clarification on the sanctions imposed yesterday on the Portland Winterhawks.

After the WHL became aware that the Portland Winterhawks had entered into an undisclosed player agreement which contravened WHL Regulations, the WHL commissioned international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an independent investigation to determine whether there were any additional benefits extended to players during the past five seasons. The independent investigation identified 54 violations involving 14 players which have occurred over the past five seasons.

The violations all relate to providing players with benefits not permitted under WHL Regulations. The violations include additional parent travel, off-season training and other benefits. These additional benefits, which were not disclosed to the WHL, are strictly prohibited under WHL Regulations.

All WHL Clubs and General Managers are required to fully disclose to the WHL all benefits provided to players and to ensure their Club is fully aware of and in compliance with WHL Regulations at all times.

“We believe the sanctions are not excessive given the repeated and systemic nature of the violations,” stated WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “The independent investigation discovered an unprecedented number of violations. It is the responsibility of each WHL Club and General Manager to be fully aware of the WHL Regulations and to be in compliance at all times. These sanctions are necessary in order to protect the overall welfare and integrity of our League and to preserve a level playing field for all of our member Clubs and our players.”

Cory Flett
Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

Pats Recall Connor Gay

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have recalled forward Connor Gay from the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL.

Gay (’95) skated with the Pats in three pre-season games this year, scoring in Regina’s first contest against Brandon.

With Kindersley in the Junior-A ranks, Gay is off to a strong start in his rookie SJHL season. With 19 points (8G, 11A) in 23 games for the Klippers, Gay sits third on the SJHL’s rookie scoring list.

A Pats listed player, the Saskatoon product showed scoring touch in Midget AAA, scoring 32 goals and adding 31 assists in 43 games for the Saskatoon Blazers last season.

The Pats return to game action Friday night on the road in Prince Albert in a game that can be heard on 620 CKRM with the Pre-Game Show starting at 6:35 p.m. Their next home game is December 1st at 7:00 p.m. against the Spokane Chiefs. Individual Tickets are available through ticketmaster.ca or calling 543-7800. For more information on Group Tickets, call the Pats Office at 522-PATS.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winterhawks Statement on Sanctions

Today the Western Hockey League has announced disciplinary action against the Portland Winterhawks for violations related to player benefits. The WHL has forfeited the team from participating in the first five rounds of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and the forfeiture of the team’s first round picks in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The WHL also announced the organization has been fined $200,000, and that General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston has been suspended for the remainder of the season, including the playoffs. Assistant General Manager & Assistant Coach Travis Green will assume Johnston’s duties on an interim basis.

What follows is a summary of the league’s findings, and a statement from Johnston:

The Winterhawks were found to have committed the following violations:

• A player contract signed in 2009, involving flights for the player’s family and a summer training program
• Over the last five years, seven families were provided flights 2-4 times per season based on financial need and their distance from Portland
• Twice in the last five years the team paid for two players to each have a one-week summer training regimen
• The Winterhawks provided a cell phone for its team captain for a period of three seasons

The WHL’s audit found no violations involving monetary payments made to players, their families or agents, or any violations related to the league’s educational packages.

“After fully cooperating with the league’s investigation, we were extremely surprised at the excessive nature of the sanctions, and we don’t feel they are in line with the scope of the violations we were found to have committed,” said Johnston.

“We believe that apart from recruiting trips and parents’ weekend, there is no prohibition in the rules governing flights for players’ parents, which were the majority of the infractions,” continued Johnston. “We are currently exploring our options on how we will proceed. Despite our objections, the league has made its decision, and our players will continue to pursue the goal of winning a WHL championship.”

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Winterhawks Handed Sanctions by WHL

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today the disciplinary action which has been taken against the Portland Winterhawks franchise for a series of violations of the WHL Regulations.

As a result of a series of player benefit violations which have occurred over the past four seasons, WHL Commissioner Ron Robison has suspended the Portland Winterhawks from participating in the first five rounds of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and the forfeiture of their first round selections in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 WHL Bantam Drafts. Should the first round selection in 2014 not be available due to a conditional trade, Portland will surrender their second and third round picks in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. The WHL also announced the Portland Winterhawks have been fined $200,000 and Winterhawks General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston has been suspended for the balance of the 2012-13 season, including the 2013 WHL Playoffs.

“All WHL Clubs understand they are required to fully comply and respect our League Regulations or they will face significant consequences,” stated WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “WHL Clubs are required to fully disclose all commitments they make to a player in the WHL Standard Player Agreement. Our independent investigation in this case revealed there were multiple violations over an extended period for player benefits that are not permitted under WHL Regulations and were not disclosed to the WHL. It should also be noted through the course of the investigation there was no evidence of any payments or enhanced education benefits provided to players that would be contrary to WHL Regulations as previous media reports indicated.”

The Western Hockey League will not make any further public comments on this matter.

Cory Flett
Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

Coaches and Captains announced for 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game



· Don Cherry and Mike McPhee named Coaches

· Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones named Captains

· Media Conference Call at 2PM ET with Coaches and Captains 1-866-212-4491

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that hockey icon Don Cherry will return behind the bench for the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on January 16 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to coach against Stanley Cup Champion and former NHL player Mike McPhee.

Team Cherry will be led by Halifax Mooseheads star forward Nathan MacKinnon who will captain a group that will also include fellow Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin and defenceman Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who will serve as Team Cherry Alternate Captains. McPhee will serve behind the bench for Team Orr who will be captained by Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, with forwards Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67’s and Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers serving as Alternates. The rest of the 20-man rosters will be announced at a later date.

“Don is one of the original builders of this game and the Canadian Hockey League is honoured to have him and Stanley Cup winner Mike McPhee as coaches of this prestigious event,” said CHL President David Branch. “Since 1996 the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game has been one of the highlights of the CHL calendar and we are excited to showcase 40 of the league’s top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft in Halifax where they will compete before hundreds of scouts in attendance and live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports for CHL fans across the country.”

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game marks the 14th year of involvement for Cherry who has coached head-to-head against Bobby Orr 11 different times including six-straight meetings when the event began in 1996 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Cherry has picked up five victories in this event including a win over coaching opponent John Davidson in 2005, and most recently in 2010 in Windsor with a 4-2 win against Orr. He last participated in 2011 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto falling 7-1 to Team Orr led by Coaches Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark. To recognize their contributions as builders of this event, the CHL presented the Don Cherry and Bobby Orr Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Trophy in 2006 for the first time to the winning team. Engraved on the award are the names of every player to ever participate in the event.

McPhee was born and raised in Nova Scotia and played in 744 career NHL games including eight full seasons with the Montreal Canadiens followed by a season with the Minnesota North Stars, then the Dallas Stars in 1993-94. He recorded 399 points in his NHL career after being selected by the Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, winning a Stanley Cup with the club in 1986. His professional career started in Halifax playing two seasons with the AHL’s Nova Scotia Voyageurs from 1982-84. McPhee joins a long list of NHL alumni and celebrity coaches who have participated in this event including Cherry, Orr, Gilmour, Clark, Davidson, Kelly Hrudey, Tiger Williams, Scotty Bowman, Pat Burns, Jacques Demers, Michel Bergeron, Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson, Lanny MacDonald, Mike Vernon, Pat Quinn, and Mark Recchi.

MacKinnon, a 17-year-old from Dartmouth, NS, was the top QMJHL skater listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Preliminary Rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. He is tied for second in league scoring with 43 points in 25 games and claimed Player of the Game honours in the SUBWAY Super Series with a four-point game against Russia in the QMJHL’s 5-2 win in Val-d’Or. Drouin, a 17-year-old from Ste-Agathe, Quebec, has 40 points in 19 games with the Mooseheads and is the second ranked QMJHL skater for the 2013 NHL Draft. Nurse, a 17-year-old from Hamilton, ON, represents the OHL’s second ranked skater and top ranked defenceman who has 17 points in 26 games for the Greyhounds this season.

Jones, an 18-year-old from Plano, Texas, is the top ranked WHL skater for the 2013 NHL Draft and currently leads all WHL rookie defencemen in scoring with 17 points in 24 games. Last year he captained Team USA to Gold at the 2012 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. Monahan, an 18-year-old from Brampton, ON, is the top ranked OHL skater for the NHL Draft and is tenth in league scoring with 36 points in 24 games. The Tigers’ Shinkaruk, an 18-year-old from Calgary, AB, is ninth in WHL scoring with 35 points in 24 games and is the second ranked WHL skater behind Jones.

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is supported by title sponsor Home Hardware for the 14th straight year with associate sponsors Bank of Montreal, Subway, Old Dutch, and Post. The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 7:00 pm Eastern (8:00 pm local time) and is available online through Sportsnet Radio.

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 18th annual showcase of the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players featuring talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

For more information including how to purchase tickets please visit www.homehardwaretopprospects.ca.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rebel's Bartosak Named CHL Goalie of the Week



Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 25 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with an impressive goals-against-average of 0.63 and save percentage of .982.

Bartosak turned aside 108 shots last week backstopping the Rebels to three straight wins beginning Tuesday night where he was perfect making 43 saves to record his first shutout of the season as first star of a 4-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers. He followed that up with a pair of shootout victories including Friday night’s 2-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he made 23 saves and stopped all three shooters. He was then named first star of Saturday night’s 2-1 shootout win over the Moose Jaw Warriors making 42 saves and stopping three of four shooters to preserve the victory.

Bartosak, a 19-year-old from Koprivnice, Czech Republic, is playing in his second WHL season with the Rebels. He currently holds a 13-7-1-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.35 along with the third highest save percentage in the WHL with a mark of .933.

Also considered for the award this week was Garret Sparks of the Guelph Storm who went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968. Rookie Alexandre Belanger of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies also went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory and a goals-against-average of 1.00 along with a save percentage of .961.

2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : S├ębastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers

Cory Flett, Director, Communications
Western Hockey League
                                        

Winnipeg Rifles Name Their New Head Coach


The Winnipeg Rifles are pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Karhut as the 4th Head Coach in team history.

Coach Karhut played five years in the PFC as an Offensive Lineman with the Edmonton Huskies. Following a year at the University of Central Florida, Karhut joined the University of Manitoba Bisons where he was a captain of the 2007 Vanier Cup Champions. A Fifth round draft choice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Karhut was traded to Montreal and played parts of three seasons in Quebec. Following his playing career Karhut returned to Winnipeg and was most recently the Offensive Coordinator for the Vidruk Division Champion Kelvin Clippers.

Look for hallmarks of a Ryan Karhut-led football team to include effort, hard work, and a team first approach from both his players and coaching staff alike. The beneficiary of tutelage from some great head coaches during his own playing career, Ryan Karhut wants to help every Rifle develop both as players and as men.

"The Winnipeg Rifles were thrilled with both the quality and the volume of the applicants for this position," said Rifles President Todd Wilson. "A host of very qualified applicants resulted in a lengthy decision making process for the Board."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winterhawks Leipsic WHL Player of the Week

CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks’ forward Brendan Leipsic is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

Leipsic collected nine points, scoring three goals and six assists to go with a +5 rating, in three games over the past week helping the Winterhawks to a 3-0-0-0 record.

On Wednesday, November 21, the Winterhawks played host to the Vancouver Giants. Leipsic gathered three assists in the ‘Hawks 3-0 win over the Giants. On Friday, November 23, the Kootenay Ice were in Portland to face the Winterhawks at the Memorial Coliseum. Leipsic scored one goal and added an assist in the Winterhawks 4-2 victory over the Ice. On Saturday, November 24, the Winterhawks were in Seattle to face the Thunderbirds. Leipsic picked up two goals, two assists and was named the game’s 1st Star in the ‘Hawks 8-2 triumph over the ‘Tbirds.

Leipsic currently sits 5th among all WHL Scorers with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 22 games played thus far this season. The Winterhawks currently hold down top spot in the WHL U.S. Division with a 20-4-1-0 record for 41 points.

An 18-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, Leipsic is in his third full season with the Portland Winterhawks. The ‘Hawks selected Leipsic in the 6th round in the 2009 WHL Draft and was recently a 3rd round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.

The WHL has also nominated Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Bartosak posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 108 of 110 shots faced for a remarkable 0.982 save-percentage and 0.63 goals-against average. Bartosak, a 19-year-old from Koprivnice, CZE, helped lead the Rebels to a shut-out victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers (4-0, 1st Star) and a pair of shoot-out wins over the Lethbridge Hurricanes (2-1) and the Moose Jaw Warriors (2-1, 1st Star). He currently sits third among all WHL goaltenders with a 0.933 save-percentage on the season.



Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Nov. 19 – 25: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 12 – 18: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks

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Cory Flett
Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

A look back on the Pats Successful Road Trip



The Regina pats are back in Regina after a 2 week road trip through the B.C. Division. The trip started with a shootout loss in Vancouver against the Giants where Morgan Klimchuk scored with less than a minute left to force overtime. The next night the team played in Victoria and Teagan Sacher played unbelievably well making 32 saves and Morgan Klimchuk got the game winner with 25 seconds left to secure the 3-2 victory. The team enjoyed a couple days off before heading into Prince George to take on the Cougars. While it wasn't the Pats best effort they managed to get the game to overtime as Lane Scheidl scored twice and Morgan Klimchuk got the other but again the Blue and White fell in the shootout. The very next night the Pats were in Kamloops taking on the leagues best team and again on the back of Teagan Sacher the game went to OT. Lane Scheidl scored in the extra period, his second of the game and the Pats won 2-1 over the Blazers. The road trip wrapped up in Kelowna on Friday against the Rockets. The Pats gave up three first period goals and were never really in to the game and ended up losing 5-1. The Pats record was 2-1-0-2 throughout the 5 games picking up 6 of 10 points and jumping into second spot in the East Division and 6th in the Eastern Conference. Morgan Klimchuk is riding a 9 game point streak with 15 points in that stretch while Lane Scheidl had 6 goals and 2 assists in those 5 road games. Both Matt Hewitt and Teagan Sacher played well in net and allowed the Pats to pick up some big points. The Blue and White went into the road trip with a dismal 2-8-0-0 record away from the Brandt Centre but certainly improved that in B.C.

At practice today, Assistant Coach Malcolm Cameron talked about what was a very successful trip.

"I think if anybody would have said we would give you 6 out of 10 on 12 days on the road, absolutely we would. We found a way to scrape and claw and with the exception of the last game in Kelowna we found a way to at least get something out of every game."

Forward Lane Scheidl echoed that thought.

"Some of our points weren't the prettiest and we definitely got some good goaltending out of Sacher and Hewitt and that definitely helped us out a lot especially in that Prince George game and anytime we get that we have to try and pick up two points."

Whats even more impressive about the Pats success is the fact that the team is missing a number of its top players. Colton Jobke, Griffin Mumby, Trent Ouellette, Chandler Stephenson, Patrick D'Amico, Jack Rodewald and Emil Sylvegard all missed all or parts of the trip.

Malcolm Cameron says it really speaks to the goaltending the team has been getting from Hewitt and Sacher.

"The goaltending has been phenomenal. It's been there when we've really needed it, whether it has been on the penalty kill or a break down defensively, both Hewitt and Sacher have been just phenomenal."

The Blue and White are back in action on Friday in Prince Albert taking on the Raiders for the second time this year. The first was a 4-1 win for the Pats. 7 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM.

Pats Trade Places with Firefighters

Blue and White visit Fire Hall While Firefighters Practice with Pats Coaches

Regina, Saskatchewan – As part of the Smoke, Sticks and ‘Staches initiative, the Regina Pats and Regina Professional Firefighters Association are swapping locations today.

The Pats visit a nearby Fire Hall to take a tour of the facilities and learn about teamwork from people who face one of the most dangerous jobs available every day.

Meanwhile, the Firefighters Hockey Team lace up the skates at the Cooperators Centre with the Pats Coaching Staff to be put through the paces on the ice this afternoon.

Smoke, Sticks and ‘Staches has been ongoing through the month of November to raise money and awareness for Men’s Health. The Firefighters hold their Movember wrap party Thursday, November 29th at O’Hanlons. The night features appetizers, moustache stout drink specials, live music by firefighter band “FIRE ENGINE 5A” and a photobooth by Chris Graham Photography for candid moustache shots. Tickets are $25, and available at: www.ticketedge.ca.

The Pats hold their own Movember Wrap-Up December 1st when the Spokane Chiefs visit. The Firefighters will be on hand to “Pass the Helmet” to raise funds. The Pats will be auctioning off special “Movember Ties” paired with a stick via silent auction throughout the night.

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Pat Chat November 20th

Pats Come Home After Successful Trip

The Week That Was
Tuesday, November 20th – Pats 3 @ Cougars 4 SO
Lane Scheidl came up big early in Tuesday’s game with a pair of goals to give the Pats a 2-0 lead. The Cougars came roaring back to tie the game in the second and send things to the third all square at three. The final period solved nothing, neither did overtime. Scheidl scored again in the Shootout, but it wasn’t enough as the Cougars put two pucks behind Matt Hewitt to take the 4-3 shootout win.

Wednesday, November 21st – Pats 2 @ Kamloops 1 OT
Teagan Sacher was impressive again for the Pats as he stole the show against the WHL leading Blazers. Sacher stopped 40 pucks in the Pats 2-1 OT victory against Kamloops. Lane Scheidl scored a powerplay goal in the third to force overtime and a second marker in the extra frame for the winner.

Friday, November 23rd – Pats 1 @ Kelowna 5
The Rockets jumped on the Pats early to the tune of a 3-0 lead after one period. J.T. Barnett struck twice for the first two goals of his WHL career. The Pats fought back into the game when Lane Scheidl scored his fifth goal in three games. The Rockets put the Pats out of contention in the third period with a pair of goals early in the period to cruise to a 5-1 win.

Quote of the Week
“We're just scratching and clawing. We've played like tigers for three of the games. The game that I thought was a real stinker was the one in P.G. Even though we took it to the shootout we were very fortunate to get it there from our goaltending (Matt Hewitt stopped 37 of 40 shots). The other games, I know the shots (by opponents) more than doubled us, but I thought we did a good job defending. The quality of chances were down just because of the way we were playing.” – Pat Conacher on the Pats play on the road (Courtesy Greg Harder – Leader Post)

The Week Ahead
Friday, November 30th – Pats @ Prince Albert
The big road trip may be in the books with the Pats taking six out of ten points, but they still have one road test remaining. The Pats head north to face off with the Raiders for the second time this season. The Pats took a 4-1 win from Prince Albert in the first meeting at the Brandt Centre.

Saturday, December 1st– Spokane @ Pats
The Chiefs play the second game of their East Division road swing in the Brandt Centre. Regina native and former Pat Canadian Tyson Predinchuk plays his first game in the Brandt Centre for Spokane.

Sunday, December 2nd – Prince Albert @ Pats
The Pats third game in three nights and it’s a rematch with the Raiders. With a sweep of the home-and-home, the Pats could make up some solid ground on the East Division leaders.

Weekly Schedule
Monday, November 26th – No Practice – Media Availability 12 p.m. (Brandt Centre), 1 p.m. (Fire Hall 3855 Dewdney)

Tuesday, November 27th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre/Coop Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre/Coop Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 29th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre/Coop Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Friday, November 30th – Pats at Prince Albert – 7 p.m. (Art Hauser Centre)*

Saturday, December 1st – Spokane at Pats – 7 p.m. (Brandt Centre)** - Movember Wrap-Up Night

Sunday, December 2nd – Prince Albert at Pats – 6 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
*Broadcast on CKRM
**Broadcast on Access 7 and CKRM

Movember Wrap-Up
Keep your Movember ‘Staches for one more night as the Pats hold their Movember Wrap-Up December 1st when they host the Spokane Chiefs. The Regina Professional Firefighters Association will be in the Brandt Centre to “Pass the Helmet” to raise money for the Smoke, Sticks and ‘Staches initiative. The Pats will auction Movember Ties worn by the players paired up with a stick via silent auction, and #MovemberforBD shirts and bracelets will also be available.

Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night
The big day is finally on the horizon as the Pats honour Jordan Eberle December 5th when they face off with the Red Deer Rebels. Be on hand for one of the biggest Game Nights of the Pats season as Jordan sees his number seven join the other Pats greats in the rafters.

Important Dates
Saturday, December 1st – vs. Spokane (Next Home Game, Movember Wrap-Up)
Wednesday, December 5th – vs. Red Deer (Jordan Eberle Jersey Retirement Night)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

2012 Regina Thunder Award Winners



The Regina Thunder held their annual awards banquet on November 17th to cap off a very successful 2012 season. The Thunder finished the season in 3rd place and went on to beat the Calgary Colts in the semi finals.

Here are the 2012 award winners.

Sheldon Neald - Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Trevor King

Montana's Steakhouse - Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Boyd Richardson

Sunlife Financial - Outstanding Offensive Back: Nice Brown

Barker's Trophies - Outstanding Linebacker: Yianni Cabylis

Vollmark Financial Services - Outstanding Receiver: Camille Lagimodiere

Chris Sullivan Memorial - Outstanding Defensive Back: Mark Ingram

Thunder Alumni - Outstanding Special Teams Player: Dustin Erbach

Stone Custom Homes - Outstanding Offensive Player: Will Heward

Conexus - Outstanding Defensive Player: Yianni Cabylis

Clarica - Outstanding Rookie of the Year: Kyle Siemens

Audio Warehouse - Most Improved Player: Brett Selinger

Randy Shaw Memorial - Coaches/Leadership Award: Asher Hastings

Jim Wong - Most Valuable Player Award: Yianni Cabylis

Friday, November 23, 2012

Rockets 5 Pats 1


The Regina Pats were in Kelowna Friday night to wrap up their Western road trip against the Rockets. The Blue and Whiter were coming off a huge 2-1 OT win over the leagues top team in the Kamloops Blazers. In that game Teagan Sacher made 40 saves while Lane Scheidl scored twice including the game winner. With two more goals Scheidl jumped into 9th in league scoring while Morgan Klimchuk extended his point streak to 8 games with an assist. Klimchuk has 14 points in that stretch and is 16th in league scoring. Matt Hewitt got the start in goal Friday against the Blazers and coming in had the leagues third best save percentage at .923. The Rockets had lost two straight coming in, both at the hands of the Tri-City Americans 3-2. The Pats ad an AP call up in the lineup. Calgary native Austin Wagner suited up in his first WHL game for the Blue and White. The Pats were looking to go 3-0-0-2 on the B.C. road trip with a win.

In the first period the Rockets got off to a good start and had the majority of the chances. Kelowna would get the games first goal as Myles Bell skated up the right wing and put a pass onto the tape of JT Barnett in front of the net and he beat Matt Hewitt for his first of the season at the 6:56 mark. The Rockets would keep coming and got the games second goal after some really good zone time. The puck was cleared to the point but kept in by Colten Martin and he shot the puck on goal. It deflected off the stick of Lane Scheidl in front and through the legs of Hewitt and it was 2-0 at 16:55 of the first. Then exactly a minute later the Rockets made it 3-0 as Cody Fowlie took a shot and the rebound came to the left side of the net where JT Barnett put home his second of the game from Fowlie and Chartier at 17:55. The Pats would get a chance with the man advantage at the end of the period for 30 seconds but the horn sounded without a goal. The Pats would carry 1:30 of powerplay time to the second. Shots on goal were 14-3 Rockets in the opening period.

In the second the Pats came out and played much batter than the first. The Rockets would kill of the remaining powerplay time but the Blue and White took some of the momentum with some good shifts in the offensive zone. The Pats would get on the board 7:53 in as Morgan Klimchuk fired a puck off the pads of goaltender Jordon Cooke and he rebound came to Lane Scheidl who scored his 16th of the year and 5th in his last three games. Klimchuk extended his point streak to 9 games with the assist. The Pats continued to press and had a glorious chance at the right side of the net as Klimchuk looked to have a sure goal but somehow Cooke got across to make the save and kept the game 3-1. The Pats would have another chance on the powerplay in the period but the Rockets 4th ranked powerplay killed it off again and the period ended 3-1. Shots on goal were 10-8 Kelowna in the period and 24-11 overall.

In the third period the Rockets would make it 4-1, 1:34 into the frame on the powerplay. Ryan Olsen scored his 12th of the year from Bell and Sissons. Then at the 4:59 mark Kelowna would seal the victory as Madison Bowey scored and Bell got the assist to make it 5-1. The two teams didn't get much going after that and the game ended 5-1. Shots on goal were 10-5 in the third for the Rockets and 34-16 through regulation.

A tough way to end a successful road trip for the Blue and White who picked up 6 of 10 points and come out second in the East Division. They are back in action on Friday night in Prince Albert against the division leading Raiders. 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM.



In the third

Pats Rockets Gameday Preview

Game #27
Friday, November 23rd
Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Regina Pats (11-12-1-2) Kelowna Rockets (12-8-1-1)

Head-to-Head
The Pats conclude their B.C. Division road trip with their yearly matchup with the Kelowna Rockets. Last season’s contest saw the Rockets grab a 3-2 win in overtime at the Brandt Centre. The Rockets’ Colten Martin had a goal and an assist in the win while Morgan Klimchuk picked up one of the Pats’ two goals. The Pats head into Kelowna after a big win over Kamloops Wednesday while the Rockets have lost two in a row. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 8:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Pats Dump Blazers in Kamloops
Teagan Sacher was impressive again for the Pats as he stole the show against the WHL leading Blazers. Sacher stopped 40 pucks in the Pats 2-1 OT victory against Kamloops. Lane Scheidl scored a powerplay goal in the third to force overtime and a second marker in the extra frame for the winner.

November Road Swing
The Pats play the final game of their tour through the B.C. Division tonight. The annual swing during the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina started in Vancouver and Victoria before the second leg in Prince George, Kamloops and finally Kelowna. The Pats have points in every game on the trip with a 2-0-0-2 record.

Finding Ways to Get Points
Over this road trip, the Pats have been outshot 145-79 in four games, but have managed to win twice and force shootouts in the two losses. The Pats have four goals later than the ten minute mark of the third period including a last minute tying goal, final minute game winning goal and an overtime winner.

Putting Up a Wall
Matt Hewitt and Teagan Sacher have been huge contributors to the Pats’ success on this road trip. Sacher has a .960 save percentage and 1.47 goals against average in his two wins. Matt Hewitt sports a 2.78 GAA while featuring a 0.914 save percentage in two shootout losses.

Best Against the West
The Pats have more points against the Western Conference than any other Eastern Conference team. Regina has a
5-1-0-2 record against the West. The Western Conference holds an impressive 47-25-3-1 record against the Eastern Conference so far this season.

Quick Hits
- Morgan Klimchuk is on an eight game point streak over which he has thirteen points (6G, 7A)
- Lane Scheidl is now ninth in WHL scoring with 31 points on the season (15G, 16A)
- The Pats have been to OT in three of their last four games

Upcoming Schedule
at Prince Albert – Friday Nov. 30th, 7 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
vs. Spokane – Saturday Dec. 1st, 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
vs. Prince Albert – Sunday Dec. 2nd, 6 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pats 2 Blazers 1 OT



The Regina Pats were in Kamloops Wednesday night taking on the Blazers looking to rebound from a 4-3 shootout loss at the hands of the Prince George Cougars on Tuesday. The Pats got two goals from Lane Scheidl and Morgan Klimchuk picked up a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 7 games with 13 points in that stretch. Matt Hewitt made 37 saves in the loss but the coaching staff went with Teagan Sacher against the Blazers. Sacher played very well in his last start against the Victoria Royals in a 3-2 win making 32 saves. The Pats were without Jack Rodewald Wednesday and that mean that Bryar Ortynski checked back into the lineup. The Blazers had won two straight coming in and boasted the leagues top two scorers in JC Lipon and Colin Smith.

In the first period the Pats come out and played a much better game than in Prince George on Tuesday. They did some good things and got pucks out and threw some good hits early. The Pats got a chance with the man advantage 7 minutes into the frame 4 on 3. They had some good zone time but the best scoring chance went off the post. The Blazers Charles Inglis was in the box for four minutes and after the 4 on 3 expired the Pats powerplay struggled to get things going and Kamloops killed off the remaining time. Teagan Sacher was great for the Pats in the period and made 13 total saves to keep the game tied at 0's. The Pats did a good job of shutting down Lipon, Smith and Bozon in the period. Shots on goal were 13-3 Kamloops in the period.

In the second the tight battle continued and both teams had their scoring chances. The Blazers got their second powerplay of the game in the first 10 minutes but the Pats PK came up big again and Teagan Sacher made some big saves to keep it tied. The Rebels got another powerplay in the period as well but again the Pats killed it of but not without a close call. A shot from the slot got though Sacher after a tip in front but he got enough of it to knock it down and as it was sliding towards the goal the defenseman cleared it off the line. The Pats ad a glorious chance to score as well as Colten Mayor stole a puck at the offensive blue line and walked in all alone. Mayor made a nice move but missed the backhand over the net. The period ended with the score still tied at 0's but with 5 seconds left in it the Blazers took a penalty of their own and the Pats took 1:54 of the man advantage into the third.

In the third the deadlock was finally broken as the Blazers scored on the powerplay 6:25 in as Tim Bozon beat Saxher high from Lipon and Thomson and it was 1-0. However the Pats would get it back on the powerplay at 11:34 as Lane Scheidl banged home his 13th of the year from Colby Williams and Morgan Klimchuk and it was 1-1. The Pats would give up another powerplay as Colten Mayor took a roughing call with 1:24 left to play. However the Pats would kill it off and sent the game to OT and secure a single point. Shots on goal were 39-12 Kamloops through 60 minutes.

The Blazers would take 36 seconds of powerplay time into the extra frame but again the Pats PK came up big. Then at the 2:07 mark Lane Scheidl picked up the puck outside the Blazer blue line and then the two players chasing him fell and Scheidl streaked in on the left side and fire top corner to give the Pats the win. The goal was unassisted and Scheidl got his second of the game and 14th on the season. Shots on goal finished 41-13 in the game.

Teagan Sacher made 40 saves and was named the games first star in his second straight start. The Pats improved to 2-0-0-2 on their B.C. road trip which wraps up Friday in Kelowna at 9 o'clock on 620 CKRM.

Pats Blazers Gameday Preview

Wednesday, November 21st

Puck Drop: 9:00 p.m. CST

Regina Pats (10-12-1-2)
Kamloops Blazers (19-5-0-1)

Head-to-Head
As with the rest of the teams the Pats face on their swing through B.C.,
this will be the lone meeting of the 2012-13 campaign between the Pats and
Blazers. Last season's contest saw the Pats come out on top with an 8-4
victory at the Brandt Centre. The Pats head into their matchup with the top
team in the WHL with points in their last four games while the Blazers hold
a 10-1-0-0 record on home ice. Tonight's game can be heard on 620 CKRM
starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 8:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Pats Pick up Point in Prince George
Lane Scheidl came up big early in last night's game with a pair of goals to
give the Pats a 2-0 lead. The Cougars came roaring back to tie the game in
the second and send things to the third all square at three. The final
period solved nothing, neither did overtime. Scheidl scored again in the
Shootout, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars put two pucks behind Matt
Hewitt to take the 4-3 shootout win.

November Road Swing
The Pats are into the final leg of their tour through the B.C. Division.
The annual swing during the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina started in
Vancouver and Victoria before the second leg in Prince George, Kamloops and
Kelowna. The Pats sit 1-0-0-2 on the trip.

Fitting in Nicely
Alex Theriau played his third game with the Pats last night in Prince George. He tallied two assists to gain his first two points wearing a Pats uniform.

Climbing the Leaderboard
After being held pointless against Victoria, Lane Scheidl resumed his assault on the WHL's scoring leaderboard. The overage forward is now tied for tenth in league scoring with 29 points on the season. Morgan Klimchuk isn't far behind tied for 14th with 27 points.

Back in the Mix
After falling as low as sixth in the East Division, the Pats have battled
their way back into the thick of things. They sit third in the division,
tied for second in points with Brandon and Swift Current. As the conference
stands, the Pats hold seventh spot with Brandon sitting in sixth.

Quick Hits
- Morgan Klimchuk is on a seven game point streak over which he has twelve
points (6G, 6A)
- The Pats went 1/1 on the PP last night, pushing their overall percentage
to 20.2, ninth in the WHL
- The Pats are 6-0-0-0 when leading after two periods of play

Upcoming Schedule
at Kelowna - Friday Nov. 23rd, 9:05 p.m. CST - Prospera Place (CKRM)
at Prince Albert - Friday Nov. 30th, 7 p.m. - Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
vs. Spokane - Saturday Dec. 1st, 7 p.m. - Brandt Centre (CKRM)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cougars 4 Pats 3 SO



The Regina Pats were in Prince George taking on the Cougars Tuesday night. The Blue and White were coming off a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Victoria Royals on Saturday where Morgan Klimchuk scored with 25 seconds left to give his team the win. Teagan Sacher made 32 saves in the game and was named the first star. However the Pats went back to their starter Tuesday as Matt Hewitt brought his 4th best league save percentage into the game at .923. The Cougars came in having lost 7 straight but three of those did come in a shootout. Most recently was on Saturday when they took the Kamloops to the shootout and ended up losing 5-4. The Pats had picked up 3 of 4 possible points coming in and were just a point back of the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference. The scratches for the Blue and White were Colton Jobke, Bryar Ortynski, Trent Ouellette, Chandler Stephenson, patrick D'Amico, Dryden Hunt and Griffin Mumby.

In the first period the Cougars forecheck caused some problems for the Pats early but they were not able to capitalize. The Cougars would get the first powerplay of the game but the Pats were able to kill it of until with 17 seconds left Prince George took a penalty of their own. we played 4 on 4 hockey and the Pats were able to get the first goal 6 seconds later. Of the ensuing faceoff Dyson Stevenson won it forward and passed in front to Lane Scheidl who was denied on his first shot but put th rebound home for his 12th of the season at the 8:02 mark and it was 1-0. Then 39 seconds later the Pats outletted up the left wing and Klimchuk was able to tip a puck to Scheidl at the Cougar blue line and he skated in and fired top corner on the near side for his second of the game and 13th of the year. Klimchuk and Alex Theriau got th assists at the 8:43 mark. It was Theriaus first point as a Regina Pat. After that the Cougars really carried the play but Matt Hewitt was solid making some nice saves. They came closest on a shot from the point from Dallas Ehrhardt that went through a screen but hit the post. The Cougars aggressive style caused the Pats some problems in their own zone but they came out of the first period unscathed with a 2-0 lead. Shots on goal were 12-5 Prince George.

In the second period the Cougars came out strong again and had their chances but the Pats were able to keep them off the board. Prince George had another chance on the powerplay but the PK came up and killed it off. However a delay of game penalty was called on the Blue and White and the Cougars were able to find their first goal of the game. Dallas Ehrhardt shot from the point and 15 year old AP call up Brad Morrison tipped home his first of his WHL carrwer at the 9:49 mark and it was 2-1. Shortly after the Cougars had a partial breakaway and Luke Fenske dove to knock the puck away but tripped down Forsberg and the referees called a penalty shot. Forsberg broke in on goal but Matt Hewitt made the save. Then back the other way Alex Theriau flipped a puck up the wing for Emil Sylvegard who skated in and passed it cross ice for Klimchuk who put home his 14th of the year and it was 3-1 at the 14:16 mark. However the Cougars would get it back again as Carson Bolduc took a puck off an offensive zone faceoff to the net and beat Matt Hewitt with the backhand at 15:28 of the period and it was 3-2. Prince George would tie it before the period was over as Jarrett Fontaine took a clearing attempt and scored his second of the year with 28 seconds left in the period and it was tied at 3's after 2 periods. Shots on goal were 13-3 Cougars in the second and 25-8 overall.

In the third period the Cougars continued to press but Matt Hewitt was stellar stopping every puck to keep the game tied. Neither team had a chance on the powerplay. Shots on goal in the third were 14-5 Prince George and 39-13 through regulation. In OT the Pats had some jump an created some chances as did the Cougars but neither team found the back of the net. Prince George came closest on a shot from the point that hit the outside of the post. Shots on goal were 3-1 Regina in the extra frame and the game went to a shoutout.

The Cougars shot first and Zach Pochiro missed. Lane Scheidl then scored for the Pats. Daulton Siwak went next for the Cougars and scored to tie it up. Morgan Klimchuk then missed for the Pats as did Brad Morrison for PG. Dyson Stevenson came on with a chance to win it but missed the net with the back hand. Then Carson Bolduc came on for the Cougars and scored and it was up to Colby Williams to extend it He stick handled in and made a move but lost the puck and the Cougars picked up the extra point with the 4-3 SO win.

I steal of a point for the Blue and White who have picked up 4 of 6 possible through three games on the BC road trip. They are back in action Wednesday night in Kamloops against the Blazers at 9 o'clock Regina time on 620 CKRM.

Brooks Suits up for Team West at U17 Challenge

Regina, Saskatchewan - Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks has been named to Team West for the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Quebec.

Brooks is in his first season with the Pats, featuring six points (1G, 5A) in 19 games on the campaign.

A second round pick (25th overall) of the Pats in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Brooks had 41 points in 37 games with the Winnipeg Thrashers in the MMAHL last season.

“I am very happy for Adam and the Pats Organization,” says Pats Assistant Coach Malcolm Cameron who will also head to Quebec as a part of Team West’s coaching staff. “It is a feather in Adam’s cap for the work he put in this summer and the progress he has shown thus far this season. It is a testament to our scouting staff who recognized Adam as a good young prospect and I know he’ll represent the Pats well in Quebec.”

Cameron and Brooks will leave the Pats shortly after Christmas to participate in the annual tournament December 29th – January 4th, 2013. In last year’s NHL Draft, 65 U17 Hockey Challenge Almuni were selected including Chandler Stephenson and six other Team West members.

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager

Skapski named CHL Goalie of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mackenzie Skapski of the Kootenay Ice is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 18 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with two shutouts for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .964.

Skapski backstopped the Ice to three straight wins beginning last Monday night when he picked up his second shutout of the season with a 17-save performance as third star of a 4-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen. Skapski and the Ice then hosted the Brandon Wheat Kings for two games including Friday night where he made 32 saves as part of a 5-3 victory, then again on Saturday where he earned first star honours stopping all 31 shots he faced in a 4-0 win.

Skapski, an 18-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Ice. So far this season he carries a 7-7-0-0 record including three shutouts with a goals-against-average of 3.04 and save percentage of .887.

Also considered for the award this week was Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack who set a new franchise record for career wins with 66 while posting a 2-1-0-0 record with two shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 1.34 and save percentage of .956. In the QMJHL, Michael Nishi of the Gatineau Olympiques went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout win posting a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984.

2012-13 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Mackenzie Skapski, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Philippe Cadorette, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 : Michael Giugovaz, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 : Jordon Cooke, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 : Mac Carruth, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 : Eetu Laurikainen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30 : S├ębastien Auger, Saint John Sea Dogs
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23 : John Gibson, Kitchener Rangers

Cory Flett, Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

Pats Cougars Gameday Preview

Game #25
Tuesday, November 20th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (10-12-1-1) Prince George Cougars (7-11-1-3)

Head-to-Head
The Pats play the third game of their five game trip in Prince George. The Cougars took last year’s confrontation by a 2-0 score, Drew Owsley had the shutout for PG. The Pats head into this evening’s contest with points in their last three games and just one point out of second in the East Division. The Cougars, meanwhile, have lost seven in a row. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 8:35 p.m. CST.

Lead Up: Pats Steal One in Victoria
The Pats found themselves fighting from behind in the second period. After failing to register a shot until the latter half of the middle frame, the Pats turned it around and scored two quick goals to take a lead into the third. The Royals fought back and tied the game with 2:32 left, but Morgan Klimchuk came up clutch again, scoring the game winning goal with 25 seconds left. Teagan Sacher was named the first star, making 32 saves in the 3-2 win while Luke Fenske turned in a strong effort and added three assists.

November Road Swing
The Pats hit the half-way point of their swing through the B.C. Division. The annual swing during the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina started in Vancouver and Victoria before the second leg in Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna. The Pats sit 1-0-0-1 on the trip.

Offence from the Blue Line
It was a big night for Luke Fenske in Victoria. He notched three assists to push his total to ten on the season, just one shy of his career high.

Last Minute Heroics
The Pats have been getting clutch performances from their top goal-scorer in the last couple games. Morgan Klimchuk scored with 54 seconds on the clock to get the Pats into OT against Vancouver. Then, against Victoria, he struck with 25 seconds left to push the Pats to a victory. Klimchuk has 13 goals on the season.

Project First Goal
Six of the Pats (Klimchuk, Burroughs, Stevenson, Mumby, Rodewald, Ouellette) spent Sunday with the Vancouver Police Service learning about the affects of drugs before taking to the streets of one of the most drug addled neighbourhoods in Canada, East Hastings. The players heard the stories of some of the addicts who live there to bring their message about making the right choices to schools back in Regina.

Quick Hits
- Morgan Klimchuk is on a six game point streak over which he has ten points (5G, 5A)
- Adam Rossignol’s goal Saturday night brought him to forty career points
- Kyle Burroughs has points in four of his last six games

Upcoming Schedule
at Kamloops – Wednesday Nov. 21st, 9 p.m. CST – Interior Savings Centre (CKRM)
at Kelowna – Friday Nov. 23rd, 9:05 p.m. CST – Prospera Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pat Chat November 19th

Pats Open Road Trip with Three of Four Points

The Week That Was
Friday, November 16th – Pats 3 @ Giants 4 SO
The Pats came back from two goal and one goal deficits in their contest with the Giants, but couldn’t come back one final time in the shootout as Thomas Foster’s tally in the seventh round held up as the winner. Morgan Klimchuk scored with less than a minute left in the contest to send the game to extra time and Lane Scheidl had a three point night in the loss.

Saturday, November 17th – Pats 3 @ Victoria 2
Like the previous night, the Pats found themselves fighting from behind in the second period. After failing to register a shot until the latter half of the middle frame, the Pats turned it around and scored two quick goals to take a lead into the third. The Royals fought back and tied the game with 2:32 left, but Morgan Klimchuk came up clutch again, scoring the game winning goal with 25 seconds left. Teagan Sacher was named the first star, making 32 saves in the win while Luke Fenske turned in a strong effort and added three assists.

Roster Moves
Pats sign defenceman Alex Theriau (’92)

Quote of the Week
“It’s eye opening to see how tough it is and how rough the lifestyle is. The best living conditions they have are less than acceptable in most people’s eyes.” – Griffin Mumby on his experience with Project First Goal in East Hastings

“Where they started is the same place as where some of us started and to see them end up there is scary. If there are family issues you should seek help because with a couple wrong decisions, you can end up here and it’s not a good place to be.” – Trent Ouellette talking about his night in East Hastings with Project First Goal

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, November 20th – Pats @ Prince George
After taking 3 of a possible 4 points on the coast Pats trek towards the northern interior to face off with the Cougars. Prince George jumped out of the gate to start the season, but has tailed off, sitting 7-11-1-3 on the year.

Wednesday, November 21st– Pats @ Kamloops
The Blazers will be a decidedly difficult test for the Pats. The league leaders feature the top two scorers in the WHL and have rolled through the competition in the early season with a record of 19-5-0-1.

Friday, November 23rd – Pats @ Kelowna
The final game of the B.C. road trip is another tough matchup against the Rockets. Kelowna holds the second spot in the B.C. Division with 26 points, but have lost two in a row coming into their matchup with the Pats.

Weekly Schedule
Monday, November 19th – Travel Day

Tuesday, November 20th – Pats at Prince George – 9 p.m. CST (CN Centre)*

Wednesday, November 21st – Pats at Kamloops – 9 p.m. CST (Interior Savings Centre)*

Thursday, November 22nd – Travel Day

Friday, November 23rd – Pats at Kelowna – 9:05 p.m. CST (Prospera Place)*

Saturday, November 24th – Travel Day
*Broadcast on CKRM

Project First Goal
Six of the Pats spent Sunday with the Vancouver Police Service learning about the affects of drugs before taking to the streets of one of the most drug addled neighbourhoods in Canada, East Hastings. The players heard the stories of some of the addicts who live there to bring their message about making the right choices to schools back in Regina.

#MovemberForBD
Now available at the Pats Office are #MovemberForBD T-Shirts and Bracelets. The T-Shirts sell for 25 dollars while the Bracelets are 10 dollars. The proceeds from these go towards supporting former Regina Pats Captain, Brandon Davidson in his fight against cancer.

Smoke, Sticks and ‘Staches
As Movember continues, you can donate to the Pats joint initiative with the Regina Professional Firefighters Association by visiting mobro.co/reginapats as well as see some of the Mo’s the players are sporting. Look for the firefighters at the Pats’ next home game, December 1st, as they “Pass the Helmet” around the Brandt Centre to raise funds for Men’s Health.

Important Dates
Saturday, December 1st – vs. Spokane (Next Home Game, Movember Wrap-Up)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pats 3 Royals 2


The Regina Pats were in Victoria Saturday night taking on the Royals. The Blue and White were coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Vancouver Giants on Friday night. Lane Scheidl and Morgan Klimchuk both had three point nights as the Pats battled hard to force OT but couldn't find the winner in the shootout. The Royals were coming off their first ever franchise shutout as they beat the Everett Silvertips Friday night 5-0 to win their second straight game. The Pats gave Teagan Sacher the start in goal on the second game of the B.C. road trip and he was looking to build on a solid start to his rookie season. The scratches for the Pats Saturday were Tye Hand, Colton Jobke, Bryar Ortynski, Trent Ouellette, Chandler Stephenson, Patrick D'Amico and Dryden Hunt.

In the first period the Royals started with the momentum and had some good shifts deep in the Pats zone. They got the first chance on the powerplay early and got the first four shots of the game but Teagan Sacher made the saves and kept the game scoreless. The Pats would then get two straight powerplay chances of their own but couldn't find the back of the net. The Royals would get another chance with their man advantage but the Pats PK continued its hot streak, killing its 9th straight penalty and kept the game tied at 0's and that's how the first period ended. Shots on goal were 8-4 Royals in the opening frame.

In the second period the Royals would break the deadlock on the powerplay 2:17 into the period. Logan Nelson fed Tyler Stahl and he hammered it past Sacher for his second of the year and it was 1-0. Alex Gogolev got the second assist. The Royals continued to push in the period for the next 10 minutes but Teagan Sacher made some unbelievable saves to keep his team within one. Then the Pats got things going offensively and just as their powerplay expired in the second Colten Mayor took a puck off the half boards and skated to the slot and wristed a seeing eye shot top corner at the 15:58 mark and we were tied at 1's. Luke Fenske and Kyle Burroughs got the assists. The Pats continued to press and with 54 seconds left in the frame the third line battled hard down low and Jack Rodewald took a puck to the front of the net and got a backhand shot in on Patrik Polivka. The puck was between his legs and Adam Rossignol jammed it home for his sixth of the year and it was 2-1. Luke Fenske with the second assist and his second point of the night. The period ended 2-1 with the shots on goal 10-8 in favor of Victoria and 18-12 overall.

In the third the Pats were without defenseman Alex Theriau and the Royals were on a mission to tie things up. However again Teagan Sacher stood on his had making some unbelievable saves to keep his team in the lead. The Pats killed two penalties in the period and Sacher was their best penalty killer. With about 12 minutes left to play the Royals were on their second man advantage and Tyler Stahl got ahold of a puck and hammered it towards the goal but Luke Fenske blocked it. Fenske was down on the ice and it took him a long time to gt off the ice and he went straight to the dressing room. Luckily for the Pats he would return a short time later but the young guys on defense picked up the bulk of the minutes late. The Royals would get the tieing goal with 2:32 left to play as Austin Carroll streaked up the wing and shot on goal, Sacher kicked the rebound to the slot where Jordan Fransoo picked it up and beat Sacher top corner and it was 2-2. Ben Walker got the second assist. The Pats however found their legs offensively again late and with less than a minute to play Morgan Klimchuk took over. He held the puck down low while his teammates changed then played a pass to the halfboards to Fenske who fed Williams who played the puck to Klimchuk who then dangled his way to the slot and fired off the post and in for what would b the game winner with 25 seconds to play. 3-2 the final score in Vitcoria. The Royals outshot he Pats 16-7 in the third and 34-19 overall but Teagan Sacher was the difference.

The three stars of the game, the third star from the Pats was Adam Rossignol, the Royals Tyler Stahl was the second star and the first star was the Pats Teagan Sacher.

A huge two points or the Blue and White as they picked up 3 of a possible 4 points in their road trip through B.C. They are back in action Tuesday night in Prince George against the Cougars, 9 o;clock puck drop on 620 CKRM.

Pats Continue Support of Men’s Health in November

Regina, Saskatchewan –The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to add to its current campaign to raise funds and awareness for Men’s Cancers. Already partnered with the Regina Professional Firefighters Association to raise money during Movember in the Smoke, Sticks and ‘Staches initiative, the Pats are bringing new ways to support the cause to the Neutral Zone Store.

Fans can show their support for Men’s Health and former Pats’ captain, Brandon Davidson by purchasing #MovemberforBD t-shirts and bracelets at the Neutral Zone.

The shirts can be purchased for 25 dollars while the bracelets are 10 dollars. The proceeds from the shirts and bracelets go towards supporting Davidson’s battle against cancer.

As Movember continues, you can visit the Regina Pats donation page at mobro.co/reginapats to make a donation to the team’s page as well as check on the team’s “Mo”-growing progress.

Be sure to look for the Firefighters at the Pats next home game, December 1st as they “Pass the Helmet” around the Brandt Centre to raise cash for ‘Staches when the Pats face off with the Spokane Chiefs.

Pats Royals Gameday Preview

Game #24
Saturday, November 17th
Puck Drop: 9:05 p.m (Regina Time)

Regina Pats (9-12-1-1) Victoria Royals (11-10-0-0)

Head-to-Head
The Pats catch the ferry to visit the Royals for the first time since the team relocated to Victoria. Regina’s last meeting with the Royals resulted in the Pats taking a 7-3 win on home ice. Luke Fenske leads returning Pats against Victoria as he tallied four points in five games against the Royals last season. The Pats come in after a hard fought shootout loss against Vancouver while the Royals rolled by Everett with a 4-0 victory. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m.

Lead Up: Pats Lose to Giants in Shootout
The Pats came back from two goal and one goal deficits in their contest with the Giants, but couldn’t come back one final time in the shootout as Thomas Foster’s tally in the seventh round held up as the winner. Morgan Klimchuk scored with less than a minute left in the contest to send the game to extra time and Lane Scheidl had three points in the loss.

November Road Swing
The Pats take to the road for five straight games through the B.C. Division. The annual swing while the Canadian Western Agribition takes over the Brandt Centre started in Vancouver before heading to Victoria for tonight’s game followed by Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna. With a 4-3 shootout loss last night, the Pats sit 0-0-0-1 on the trip.

Former Teams
Luke Fenske and Lane Scheidl went head to head against their former team in the Giants last night. Scheidl came up with a big three point night while Fenske logged big minutes for Regina. The Pats have a former Royal on their roster in Kade Pilton. The big defenceman/forward played 43 games as a member of the Royals last season in which he tallied five goals and eight assists.

Dynamic Duo
Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl have been bearing the offensive load for the Pats of late with both of them rolling on five game point streaks. Klimchuk has four goals and five assists over that span while Scheidl has three goals and seven assists.

Playing Every Game
Through the first 23 games of the season, six players have played every game for the Pats: Lane Scheidl, Morgan Klimchuk, Dyson Stevenson, Emil Sylvegard, Adam Rossignol and Luke Fenske.

Quick Hits
- Kyle Burroughs scored his first goal of the season against Vancouver
- Colten Mayor played in his 180th career game last night
- Lane Scheidl is tied for 12th in league scoring with 27 points

Upcoming Schedule
at Prince George – Tuesday Nov. 20th, 9 p.m. CST – CN Centre (CKRM)
at Kamloops – Wednesday Nov. 21st, 9 p.m. CST – Interior Savings Centre (CKRM)
at Kelowna – Friday Nov. 23rd, 9:05 p.m. CST – Prospera Place (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Giants 4 Pats 3 SO



The Regina Pats kicked off their 5 gaem road trip through the B.C. Division Friday night in Vancouver against the Giants. The Pats were coming off a convincing 4-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes where Dyson Stevenson scored a hattrick and added an assist while Matt Hewitt made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season. The Pats aquired 20 year old defensman Alex ron Thusday and he got right into game action against the Giants. Vancouver was coming off a win of their own in a shootout over the Prince George Cougars. The Giants were without their top scorer Marek Tvrdon who will miss the rest of the regular season after a blood clot in his shoulder. The Pats scratches for the game were Tye Hand, Colton Jobke, Ty McLean, Trent Ouellette, Chandler Stephenson and Dryden Hunt.

In the first period things got off to a slower start. There wasnt much in the way of scoring chances but the game started very physical. Braden Christoffer got the energy going with a fight against the Giants Wes Vannieuwenhuizen. The Pats had a chance on the powerplay and Morgan Klimchuk had the best chance to score but had the puck bounce over his stick and didnt get a good shot away. The Giant would open the scoring on a wierd play where the puck squirted towards the net and the first chance was saved by Matt Hewitt but the rebound came right to Trevor Cheek who finished his 8th of the year at the 16:01 mark. Houck and Popoff got the assists and it was 1-0. The Pats would start to push back and had some good zone time. Thats when Dyson Stevenson dropped the gloves with Houck and they had a really good tilt. The Giants then took a goaltender interfernce call and then a checking from behind penalty and the Blue and White went up 5 on 3. Morgan Klimchuk again had the best chance but nailed the post and it came out. The Pats had good zone time on the man advantag and more good scoring chances but couldnt score. With less than 10 seconds left in the period the Giants caused a turnover and had a 2 on 1 shorthanded. However the horn sounded just as the shot was taken by Tristan Seiben and the period ended 1-0. Shots on goal were 9-6 Vancouver in the opening frame.

In the second period the Giants would make it 2-0 after killing the Pats man advantage to start the period. Kale Kessey walked across the blueline and fired a seeing eye shot from the slot top corner at the 4:42 mark from Dalton Sward. The Pats would push back however and after a couple of offsetting minors the teams played 4 on 4. Morgan Klimchuk took a rebound off of Matt Hewitt and carried down the ice across the Giant blueline and fed Lane Scheidl who finished 5 hole on Payton Lee and the Pats were within 1 at the 11:24 mark. The Blue and White would tie it up with 1:59 left in the second after Morgan Klimchuk hammered a one timer off the post and it came to Lane Scheidl who shot and the rebound came to Kyle Burroughs who put home his first of the year The period would end 2-2 even though the Pats had a number of good scoring chances after that. Shots on goal were 10-10 in the period and the Giants led overall 19-16.

In the third the Giants took some penalties to start the frame but didnt give up a goal. Then on the Pats second man advantage Kade Pilton turned the puck over a the point and Kale Kessey streaked in short handed and fired past Matt Hwitt for his second on the night and 6th of the season and it was 3-2 Vancouver. The Pats continued to have chances with the powerplay including another 5 on 3 man advantage but couldnt find the back of the net. However with the powerplay would cash in the final minute of the game. Matt Hewitt was pulled and the Pats had 6 skaters on the ice. Dyson Stevenson made a great play from his stomach to keep a puck in and and then skated it behind the net. Lane Scheidl picked it up and put a beautiful pass onto Morgan Klimchuk in front and he fired high and into the net past Lee and we were tied at 3's after regulation. Shots on goal were 12-9 in favor of Regina in the third and 28-28 overall.

Overtime would solve nothing as both teams didnt give up much in terms of scoring chances and we went to the sootout. The Giants had the lone two shots in OT. Trevor Cheek scored first for the Giants and The Pats second shooter Klimchuk tied it up. Then both teams had 4 consecutive misses before Thomas Foster beat Hewitt 5 hole to give the Giants the 2-1 lead. Emil Sylvegard came on to try and extend it but lost the puck when he stick handled in and the Giants picked up 2 points with the 4-3 victory.

The three stars of the game were Vancouver's Jackson Houck (3rd) Regina's Lane Scheidl (2nd) and Vancouver's Kale Kessey (1st).

A good point for the Pats to start the road trip and they are right back at it Saturday night in Victoria against the Royals. ( o'clock puck drop Regina time.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pats Giants Gameday Preview

Game #23
Friday, November 16th
Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Regina Pats (9-12-1-0) Vancouver Giants (6-13-0-0)

Head-to-Head
The Pats and Giants come together for their one and only meeting of 2012-13. Last season’s matchup in Regina saw the Giants take a 4-1 victory over the Pats. Regina comes into the contest having won three straight on home ice while dropping three in a row on the road. The Giants come in after taking a 4-3 shootout win over Prince George. Tonight’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting with the Press Box Sports Bar Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m. The game will also be televised on Sportsnet.

Lead Up: Stevenson Tallies Three in Win
The Pats needed a big two points before heading out on their five game road trip and they got them against the Hurricanes. Dyson Stevenson scored three times and Matt Hewitt turned away every shot he faced in a 4-0 Pats win. Lane Scheidl chipped in with another goal and Adam Brooks had a pair of assists.

November Road Swing
The Pats take to the road for five straight games through the B.C. Division. The annual swing while the Canadian Western Agribition takes over the Brandt Centre starts tonight in Vancouver before heading to Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna.

B.C. Connections
The Pats feature eight players hailing from British Columbia making it the most represented province on the team. Some Pats face off against their former teams this weekend: Luke Fenske (VAN), Lane Scheidl (VAN), Kade Pilton (VIC).

Career Night
Coming into the Pats previous contest, Dyson Stevenson had never tallied more than two points in one game. With an assist added to his hat-trick against the Hurricanes, Stevenson doubled that mark.

New Addition
The Pats signed on overage defenceman Alex Theriau this week. The veteran defender brings 251 WHL games to the Pats lineup as well as 62 career points and a career plus 13 plus/minus rating.

U17 Hockey Challenge
Rookie Adam Brooks will represent the Pats at the U17 Hockey Challenge, suiting up for Team West at the annual tournament. Brooks has six points on the season, four in his last five games.

Quick Hits
- Matt Hewitt is third in the WHL with a .924 Sv%
- The Pats have won seven games while being outshot by their opponent
- Adam Brooks had his first multi-point game against Lethbridge

Upcoming Schedule
at Victoria – Saturday Nov. 17th, 9:05 p.m. CST – Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre (CKRM)
at Prince George – Tuesday Nov. 20th, 9 p.m. CST – CN Centre (CKRM)
at Kamloops – Wednesday Nov. 21st, 9 p.m. CST – Interior Savings Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Media and Communications Manager
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Super Series Wraps Tonight

Victoria, B.C. – The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series concludes its 10th anniversary as Team WHL welcomes Russia for finale of the six-game series on Thursday night in Victoria, B.C. (7:00pm PST; Sportsnet).

Team WHL prevailed in a goaltender’s duel on Wednesday night in Vancouver with Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings earning a shutout in a 1-0 shootout victory over Russia in Game 5 of the series. The win gave the CHL a 3-2 record in the series and a 8-7 points edge.

Russia, meanwhile, got an outstanding goaltending performance from Saskatoon Blades’ netminder Andrey Makarov, who stopped 35 shots through regulation play.

Team WHL will have a slightly different look for Thursday night’s finale, with a few new faces inserted into the line-up, including top scorers Ty Rattie of the Portland Winterhawks and Kamloops Blazers’ forwards JC Lipon and Colin Smith, who currently sit first and second in the WHL scoring race.

Also, due to injury, Edmonton Oil Kings' forward Travis Ewanyk will be unable to participate in game six of the Subway Super Series Thursday night in Victoria. To fill the roster vacancy Prince Albert Raiders' Mark McNeill, who played for Team WHL Wednesday night in Vancouver, will again suit up for Team WHL in the series finale.

Meanwhile, the hometown Victoria Royals will be represented by forward Steve Hodges, a Florida Panthers prospect, and assistant coach Dave Lowry, who is the Royals’ head coach. Seattle Thunderbirds’ forward Alex Delnov will suit up for the Russians.

A win in regulation play awards three points, a shoot-out win is two points and a shoot-out loss is one. Therefor a regulation win for either team on Thursday night would lead to the series victory. Should Russia win in a shoot-out the Subway Super Series would be tied, then a series-deciding shoot-out would determine the overall winner.

For more on the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series, visit www.subwaysuperseries.ca

2012 SUBWAY® Super Series Schedule of Games:
Game 1 – Monday November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, QC – QMJHL (2) RUS (6)
Game 2 – Wednesday November 7 at Val-d’Or, QC – QMJHL (5) RUS (2)
Game 3 – Thursday November 8 at Guelph, ON – OHL (1) RUS (2)
Game 4 – Monday November 12 at Sarnia, ON – OHL (2) RUS (1)
Game 5 – Wednesday November 14 at Vancouver, BC – WHL (1) RUS (0) S/O
Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Victoria, BC

The 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series is supported by CHL associate sponsors, Bank of Montreal, Old Dutch, and Post.

About SUBWAY® restaurants
SUBWAY® restaurants are the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 35,400 restaurants in 98 countries and over 2,600 restaurants in Canada. In 2011, the SUBWAY® chain surpassed McDonald's in the number of restaurant locations worldwide. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY® restaurant chain was cofounded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.subway.ca. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.

For more information including how to purchase tickets please visit www.subwaysuperseries.ca.

Cory Flett, Director, Communications
Western Hockey League

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CHL Top 10



Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the ninth edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings – Week 9

Rank:
Team:
Last Week:
Number of Weeks:
1
Halifax Mooseheads (17-2-0-1)
1
9
2
Portland Winterhawks (16-3-1-0)
6
9
3
Owen Sound Attack (14-3-1-2)
4
6
4
Kamloops Blazers (17-5-0-1)
2
8
5
Quebec Remparts (15-4-0-0)
3
9
6
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (15-5-0-2)
5
9
7
Barrie Colts (14-5-0-1)
7
5
8
Baie-Comeau Drakkar (14-4-0-2)
-
1
9
Mississauga Steelheads (14-5-0-1)
-
1
10
Edmonton Oil Kings (13-5-1-2)
9
6
Honourable Mention:
Calgary Hitmen (13-5-1-2)
-
2
Kitchener Rangers (13-5-1-1)
-
3
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (13-6-0-1)
8
3


Cory Flett, Director, Communications                         
Western Hockey League