Wednesday, October 30, 2013


The Regina Pats were looking to stop a 3 game slide when they hosted the Moose Jaw Warriors Wednesday on Rider Pride night. The Pats were wearing Rider green jerseys for the game that incorporated both teams logos. The Pats were 2 and oh against their biggest rivals going into the game with both wins coming on the road in Moose Jaw. The last meeting between the clubs was the Pats last win which took their win streak to 6 games but since then they dropped 2 decisions to Prince Albert and 1 to Edmonton. The Pats welcomed defensemen Tye Hand and Brady Reagan back to the lineup Wednesday. The Warriors came in off a loss in Kootenay on Saturday 5-4 and their record sat at 6-8-1-2. The Pats were 7-8-0-0 coming in a point back of Moose Jaw in standings with 2 games in hand. Boston Leier led the Pats in scoring against the Warriors int he two previous matchups with a goal and 2 assists. Travis Brown led Moose Jaw in the two games with 1 goal and 1 assist. The Pats were in need of a win on home ice as every game is so important before they head out to the US for a 5 game road trip starting next week. The Pats scratches on Wednesday were Colby Williams, Patrick D'Amico, Austin Wagner, Carson Samoridny, Connor Gay and Chase Harrison.

In the first period the Pats got off to a good start and got the first 4 shots on goal but Justin Paulic made the saves he needed to for the Warriors. Moose Jaw would get the games first powerplay but the Pats would kill it off. The Pats would get one of their own which was also killed by Moose Jaw. By the end of the frame both teams were oh for 2 with the PP while the Pats had 12 seconds carry over into the second on their 3rd powerplay. It was a good physical frame for both clubs which two fights. The first between Tye Hand and Josh Uhrich and the second between Stephen Hak and Tyler Bell of the Warriors. The Pats outshot Moose Jaw 13-10 in the first and it was tied at 0's after 1.

In the second the Pats had some early chances with that 12 seconds with the man avantage but the puck stayed out. The Warriors would get a powerplay in the frame but the Pats would kill it off. The Warriors best chance came from Brady Reagan whose clap shot went off both posts and stayed out. The Pats would go back the other way in transition and Carter Hansen made a great pass back door for Braden Christoffer who just missed. The period would end with the teams tied at 0's. The Pats outshot the Warriors 14-13 in the frame and led overall 27-23.

In the third the Pats would break the deadlock 1:46 in as Boston Leier finished a beautiful pass in front from Dryden Hunt and it was 1-0 Pats. Geordie Maguire with the second assist. Dmitry Sinitsyn came very close to making it 2-0 on a great individual effort but his shot rang off the post and stayed out. The Pats would make it 2-0 however at the 13:32 mark as Geordie Maguire finished a rebound off the pad of Paulic for his 3rd of the year. Boston Leier the lone assist. The Warriors would pull Paulic late for the extra attacker and it was then that Morgan Klimchuk put home his 7th of the year from Dyson Stevenson and CHandler Stevenson at 19:10 and it was 3-0, that would be the final. Dawson MacAUley with 36 saves for his second WHL shutout and the Pats improved to 8-8-0-0 on the year. The Pats were outshot in the 3rd 13-12 but led overall 39-36.

The secondary scoring came through for the Pats as Boston Leier Geroge Maguire and Druden Hunt looked great as the new second line for the Pats. As well the team put together a solid 60 minute effort and snapped their 3 game slide.

The third star of the game went to Warrior netminder Justin Paulic who made 35 saves in the loss. The second star to the Pats Boston Leier who had a goal and an assist and the first star to Dawson MacAuley who made 36 saves for the shutout and the win.

The Blue and White return to action Friday in Prince Albert against the Raiders with a 7 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary

1st Period


2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats Goal at 1:46. Boston Leier (10th) from Dryden Hunt and Gerodie Maguire.

Pats Goal at 13:32. Geordie Maguire (3rd) from Boston Leier and Dryden Hunt.

Pats EN Goal at 19:10. Morgan Klimchuk (7th) from Dyson Stevenson and Chandler Stephenson.

3 WHL Clubs in CHL Top 10

Spokane Chiefs, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds.

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the seventh edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2013-14 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.


BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 7




Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:


Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (13-1-1-0)




Guelph Storm (12-3-0-0)




Spokane Chiefs (11-4-0-0)




Baie-Comeau Drakkar (12-4-0-2)




Erie Otters (12-2-1-0)




Portland Winterhawks (11-3-0-1)




Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (11-1-0-2)




Halifax Mooseheads (12-7-0-0)




Seattle Thunderbirds (11-3-0-2)




Oshawa Generals (11-3-0-1)



Honourable Mention:

Everett Silvertips (10-2-2-0)



Kelowna Rockets (9-2-0-2)



Gatineau Olympiques (12-6-0-0)




Jeff Hubert, Director, Communications                           
Western Hockey League                                               


Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

Pats - Warriors Game Day Preview

Game #16

Wednesday, October 30th

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m.

Game Sponsor: Mosaic
Regina Pats (7-8-0-0)         Moose Jaw Warriors (6-8-1-2)
The best rivalry in junior hockey moves to the Brandt Centre for the first time this season as the Regina Pats (7-8-0-0) face off with the Moose Jaw Warriors (6-8-1-2) on “Rider Pride Night” presented by Mosaic.  Boston Leier leads the Pats against Moose Jaw with three points (1G, 2A) this season and Morgan Klimchuk has goals in both prior contests.  Travis Brown continues to lead the Warriors in overall scoring (21PTS), and has two points (1G, 1A) against the Pats this year.  Regina is currently on a three game slide after a pair of losses to Prince Albert and one to Edmonton.  The Warriors have struggled in their last ten games, only winning twice, but earning points in five of those ten.  This evening’s game can be heard on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.

Rider Pride Night Presented by Mosaic
The Pats put aside the Blue and White for the Green and White tonight and look to turn the Brandt Centre into a “Sea of Green”.  Riders players and personnel will be in attendance for a pre-game puck drop and to cheer on the Pats.  Fans can also enjoy 2-for-1 hot dogs at Brandt Centre Concessions.  For tickets, visit or the Brandt Centre Box Office.  For Group Tickets, call the Pats Office at 306-337-1538.

Lead Up: Cheveldave Stymies Pats in 3-1 Loss
The Raiders worked themselves out to a 3-0 lead after two periods, and though the Pats pressed in the third, they wouldn’t be able to get any closer than a two goal deficit in a 3-1 loss.  Dyson Stevenson redirected Stephen Hak’s point shot past Cole Cheveldave, who was the game’s first star, to break the shutout.

All but One
Chandler Stephenson has points in all but one game he has played in this season.  The Washington Capitals prospect was shut out October 23rd against Prince Albert, but got right back on track with a goal and an assist in the Pats loss to Edmonton a couple of days later.  Stephenson is tied for the team lead with 19 points (8G, 11A) which is good for a tie for fifteenth in the WHL. 

Back in Action
The Pats back-end is coming out of some injury trouble with two defencemen coming back to the active roster.  Tye Hand (’95) was playing top four minutes when he went out of the lineup and led the WHL in penalty minutes.  The Pats look for the rugged defender to bring his physical brand back to blue-line.  Rookie defender Brady Reagan earned his first WHL point October 14th.  Both players could return to the game lineup this week.

The Pats haven’t done much in the way of alternating wins and losses.  The Pats have only logged alternating results (L, W, L – Sept. 21-27) once this season, while reaching three or more wins/losses three times this season.

Who to Watch on Moose Jaw
The Warriors called up 16-year-old Jayden Halbgewachs from the Regina Pat Canadians of the SMAAAHL for tonight’s game.  Halbgewachs leads the Pat Canadians with six goals and 15 points in nine games this season.

Upcoming Schedule
at Prince Albert – Friday, November 1st, 7:00 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
vs. Moose Jaw – Sunday, November 3rd, 2:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Lethbridge – Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m. – Enmax Centre (CKRM)

Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

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The Regina Thunder are PFC Champions for the first time in their 14 year history. They went in to Saskatoon on Sunday and beat the 3 time defending champion Hilltops 21-16 in one of the best games over ever seen this team play. The defense was solid and the offense moved the ball efficiently. A hug congrats to the players, coaches and staff who made it all possible. I am so thankful to be a small part of the organization and it was so good to see the joy on the field after the game from everyone involved. WELL DONE!
The Thunder will play for the national championship on November 9th with the Vancouver Island Raiders in Regina at Mosaic Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM and Access 7. Unfortunately I will not be able to call this game because I will be in Seattle with the Pats but Michael Ball and Mitchell Blair will do a great job in my stead.
The Raiders in the regular season in the BCFC went 8 and 2 and finished in first place due to their season series with the Okanagan Sun who also finished 8 and 2. Vancouver Island beat the OFC Champs the Windsor AKO Fratmen 50-3 in the Jostens Cup to advance to the Canadian Bowl against the Thunder. Should be a good game on November the 9th.
The Regina Pats kick off a big three games before their US road trip tonight at the Brandt Centre. The Moose Jaw Warriors are in town on Rider Pride Night. The Pats will be wearing Rider Green (shown below) for the game as they look to snap a 3 game slide. The Pats are 2 and oh versus the Warriors this year with both wins coming on the road at Mosaic Place. A big two points on the line with both teams battling in a very crowded Eastern Conference. Only 4 points separate 3rd to 10th in the conference and so every point counts even though its still very early on.
The Blue and White will head to Prince Albert on Friday and then host the Warriors again on Sunday.

A number of Pats prospects are taking part in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary starting tomorrow. The tournament is made up of teams from B.C. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Pats have 1 prospect playing for Team Alberta, Sam Steel who was the teams first round pick, 2nd overall in 2013.
For Team Manitoba, defenseman Brady Pouteau who was taken by the Pats in the 4th round of this years draft.
And for Team Saskatchewan 8th round pick Brady Third will play in the tournament. As well my cousin Gage Ramsay will play for Team Sask, he is a 3rd round pick of the Vancouver Giants.
Games start tomorrow at 3PM.
The World Series has been fantastic. Game 6 tonight with the Red Sox up 3 games to 2 on the Cardinals. David Ortiz has to be a lock for World Series MVP if the Red Sox go on to win. Hes batting over .700. Unbelievable.
Hoping the Riders will get Chris Getzlaf back for the West semi-final against the B.C. Lions. Good to see Chris Best come off the 9 game injured list, he should help the offensive line big time.
Thats it for today.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rockets Cooke CHL Goalie of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jordon Cooke of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 27 with a 2-0-0-0 record posting a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .968.


Cooke stopped 61 shots in two games backstopping the Rockets to a pair of back-to-back road wins against B.C Division opponent the Victoria Royals.  On Friday night he made 28 saves and was named second star of the 4-1 win, then stopped 33 shots on Saturday and blanked all three Royals’ shooters to earn first star honours in the 2-1 shootout victory. 


Cooke, a 20-year-old from Leduc, AB, is playing in his fourth career WHL season with the Rockets.  In 10 games this season he has an 8-0-0-2 record with a league-best goals-against-average of 1.85 and league-high save percentage of .939.


Also considered for the award this week was Colorado Avalanche prospect Spencer Martin of the Mississauga Steelheads who posted a 2-1-0-0 record with one shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 2.43 and save percentage of .944, while Minnesota Wild prospect Alexandre Belanger of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies went 3-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.33 and save percentage of .926.


2013-14 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Jordon Cooke (Kelowna Rockets)

Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville Tigres)

Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)

Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Sebastien Auger (Saint John Sea Dogs)

Jeff Hubert, Director, Communications                           
Western Hockey League                                               

Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

Rider Pride Night Wednesday

Rider Pride Night Wednesday

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats are going green Wednesday with “Rider Pride Night” presented by Mosaic when the Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors.  Tickets are still available for fans to help turn the Brandt Centre into a “Sea of Green” and cheer on the Roughriders as they push toward the 101st Grey Cup.

The team will be sporting commemorative green and white jerseys featuring a combined Pats and Riders crest, both team logos on the shoulders and a Saskatchewan provincial flag on the back.  The jerseys will be available for silent auction on the Brandt Centre concourse throughout the night.

Roughrider President and CEO Jim Hopson, centre Dominic Picard and wide receiver Rob Bagg will be at centre ice for a ceremonial puck drop and other members of the Riders will be in attendance at the game. 

With Rider Pride Night on a Wednesday, hot dogs are 2-for-1 at Brandt Centre concessions all night.  For individual tickets, visit or the Brandt Centre Box Office.  For group tickets call the Pats Office at 306-337-1538.

Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Regina to Host Canadian Bowl

The Regina Thunder are the 2013 Prairie Football Conference Champions. They now move on to host the Vancouver Island Raiders in the 2013 Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) Championship, the Canadian Bowl, on Saturday, November 9th at 2pm in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The City of Regina will also play host to delegates from the 20 CJFL football teams across the country as the CJFL Annual General Meetings will take place November 7-8.

Local football legends, Roger Aldag and Jason Clermont have been named Co-Ambassadors of the 2013 Canadian Bowl.

There are three major events taking place during the 2013 Canadian Bowl weekend. They are as follows:

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame Luncheon and Press Conference

Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza Friday November 8, 2013 NOON
All media welcome. Head Coaches and star players will be introduced and available for interviews.

The CJFL Banquet of Champions

Turvey Centre Friday November 8, 2013 6pm-9pm
Official introduction of both teams and the annual CJFL Player Awards Tickets $75 (tables of 8 $500) available at

2013 Canadian Bowl

Mosaic Stadium Saturday November 9, 2013 2pm
Trophy Presentation and Interviews to Follow
Tickets Adults $20 Students/Youth $10 (Kids 5 and under free) available through the Roughrider Ticket Office

Both teams will be available for media interviews during team practice on Thursday, November 7. Location and times to be announced.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Warriors Acquire Zalitach from Vancouver

Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar has announced the acquisition of 17-year-old defenceman Reid Zalitach from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2015 and a third round pick in 2016.

Zalitach was selected by Vancouver in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft and is from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In 54 career games he has seven assists and 18 penalty minutes.  He was also a member of Team West at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Quebec.

Zalitach is expected to join the Warriors this week. 

James Gallo

Manager, Communications/Broadcasting

Moose Jaw Warriors

Malcolm Cameron looking for Consistency from his Pats

The Pats after winning 6 in a row have now found themselves on a 3 game slide. Still the team sits just a game below 5 hundred and just 3 points back from top 4 in the Eastern Conference. The team had a tough game against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday but were competitive and could very well have come away with points in the two losses to P.A. At times this year the Blue and White have looked unbeatable and the coaching staff is looking for more consistency.

Head Coach Malcolm Cameron said at practice today his team needs to find that full game effort to be successful. "It comes back to getting back to the basics. The recipe for us is the same as it was coming out of the pre-season and that 60 minutes of hockey. If we don't get that were going to have some ups and downs throughout the course of the year. The biggest concern for me is the peeks and valleys that we have in games. We have huge spikes of momentum followed by long crash periods. In a hockey game your going to have a battle of territory back and forth, back and forth, you have little peeks and valleys throughout the game but the concerning part is the huge spikes followed by the huge crashes and we have to eliminate that."

Malcolm says this is the first time in his 3 years with the Pats hes seen such highs and lows. "Were seeing one unbelievable period, followed by a terrible period, followed by a great period. Unfortunately those bad periods are the ones that seem to cost us because were not a team that's blessed with a ton of goal scoring and if we give up a couple of easy goals were having a hard time coming back."

That being said Cameron definitely sees' more scoring chances out of this club compared to last season. "No doubt, we are. We are getting more quality quality goal scoring chances than we did a year ago that's for sure. It seems we are generating more offense from our penalty kill, were getting a breakaway a game. Id like to keep it out of our net though. We had a great start to our last segment, 3 or 4 shutouts on the PK followed by a couple of bad games. That's just the consistency within a game. We will kill off 4 or 5 outstanding penalty kills and then give up 2 goals in another short period of time. To me its a bit of a focus issue. We need to re-channel our energy after each and every period, get ready to go like its a brand new game for every period and if we do that we will have more success."


Tye Hand and Brady Reagan practiced in full on Monday and if everything goes well this week they will be available for Wednesdays game.

Connor Gay is at least a week away from returning to the lineup.


The Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday on Rider Pride Night at the Brandt Centre. 7 o'clock puck drop.

Silvertips Winquist WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips’forward Josh Winquist is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 27, 2013.    

Winquist recorded seven points on one goal and six assists to go with a +2 rating over two games in the past week, leading the Silvertips to two victories in that span.

On Friday, October 25thWinquist recorded three assists, including setting up the game-winner, as Everett managed a 6-5 victory on the road versus the Vancouver Giants in Vancouver, B.C.  On Saturday, October 26th,Winquist scored the overtime winner and added three assists for a four-point outing as the visiting Silvertips defeated the Kamloops Blazers 7-6 in Kamloops, B.C.

Winquist, a 20-year-old from St. Albert, AB, currently sits tied for eighth in WHL scoring with nine goals and 22 points through 15 games for Everett.  The 6’0”, 180-lb left wing is in his fifth and final season in the Western Hockey League, and has amassed 63 goals and 145 points in 248 career regular-season games for the Silvertips.  Winquist was selected in the third round, 66th overall, by Everett in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL has also nominated Jordon Cookeof the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award.  Cooke, a 20-year-old from Leduc, AB, posted a 2-0 record in two starts over the past week for Kelowna, allowing just two goals on 63 shots for a 0.96 goals-against average and a .968 save percentage in that span.  On Friday, October 25thCooke stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced while being named the game’s 2nd Star as the visiting Rockets defeated the Victoria Royals 4-1 in Victoria, B.C.  On Saturday, October 26thCooke stopped 33 of 34 shots he faced in regulation play and wasn’t beaten in the shootout, earning 1st Star honors, as Kelowna edged the Royals 2-1 in Victoria, B.C.  Cookeis in his fourth season in the WHL with the Rockets, and currently boasts an 8-0-0-2 record with a 1.85 GAA and a .939 save percentage through 10 appearances..

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Josh Winquist, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Matt Pufahl, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets 
Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Mitch Holmberg, Spokane Chiefs
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Julius Honka, Swift Current Broncos

Jeff Hubert

Director, Communications

Western Hockey League

Father David Bauer Arena

Pat Chat October 28th

Pats Show Rider Pride Wednesday

The Week That Was
Wednesday, October 23rdPats 1 vs. Prince Albert 3
The night belonged to rookie netminder Nick McBride as the Prince Albert goaltender made 42 stops, helping his squad to a 3-1 road win.  The Pats peppered the net through forty minutes with 34 shots.  Boston Leier was the lone Pat get past McBride with a brilliant goal in the second.  Dylan Busenius, Jayden Hart and Josh Morrissey scored for the Raiders.

Friday, October 25thPats 2 vs. Edmonton 7
The Oil Kings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead then pumped in five goals in the middle frame to jump out to a 7-0 lead through forty.  Ashton Sautner had two goals and an assist for Edmonton from the blue-line.  Dyson Stevenson scored on the powerplay and Chandler Stephenson added a shorthanded goal in the third period of the 7-2 loss.

Saturday, October 26thPats 1 @ Prince Albert 3
The Raiders worked themselves out to a 3-0 lead after two periods, and though the Pats pressed in the third, they wouldn’t be able to get any closer than a two goal deficit in a 3-1 loss.  Dyson Stevenson redirected Stephen Hak’s point shot past Cole Cheveldave, who was the game’s first star, to get the Pats on the board in the third period.

Quote of the Week
"We came out pretty flat, really no energy in the room. It’s just unacceptable. We need to move on from it but make sure we learn what it feels like to lose. Sometimes a kick in the rear can get your team going. Hopefully that’s the case.”
– Marc McCoy after the Pats loss to Edmonton (Courtesy Greg Harder – Leader-Post)

Season Ticket Deadline This Week
There’s still time to get your Season Tickets for the 2013-14 Regina Pats Regular Season.  Thursday, October 31st marks the final day to get your ticket to every single Pats home game.  Season Ticket Holders also enjoy benefits like a discount at the Neutral Zone Store, a Season Ticket Holder Gift, Bring a Friend Coupons and much more.  Visit to see all the great promotions this season and call the Pats Office at 306-522-7287 for details on becoming a Regina Pats Season Ticket Holder.

The Week Ahead
Wednesday, October 30thMoose Jaw @ PatsRider Pride Night presented by Mosaic

The Blue and White don the Green and White Wednesday night when they face off with the Moose Jaw Warriors.  It’s the first time the Best Rivalry in Junior Hockey takes place at the Brandt Centre and to top the night off, it’s Wiener Wednesday at Brandt Centre Concessions.
Friday, November 1st Pats @ Prince Albert
The Pats and Raiders go head-to-head for the third time in the past two weeks when the Pats get on the highway for their only road game of the week.  Catch Home Depot Pats Hockey on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.

Sunday, November 3rdPats vs. Moose Jaw – 2:00 p.m.
It’s a Family Day Matinee Game when the Warriors return to the Brandt Centre for the second time this week.  Enjoy an afternoon with the family watching the Pats take on their arch-rivals from Moose Jaw.  The Pats Baby Race crawls through the first intermission presented by Stripe Shop,, Old Fashion Foods and Oxford Learning.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, October 28th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29th – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30thPats vs. Moose Jaw – 7:00 p.m. – Rider Pride Night – (Brandt Centre)*

Thursday, October 31st – Practice 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Friday, November 1st – Pats @ Prince Albert – 7:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*

Saturday, November 2nd – Practice Time TBD (Brandt Centre) – No Media Availability

Sunday, November 3rdPats vs. Moose Jaw – 2:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*

*Broadcast on CKRM

Rider Pride Night
The Pats are going green Wednesday night!  The CFL Playoffs and the drive for Grey Cup 101 are almost here and it’s time to cheer on the Roughriders as they look to play for the Cup at home.  The Pats don special edition green jerseys featuring a combined crest from the teams’ logos.  The jerseys will be available for auction on the Brandt Centre Concourse throughout the game.  Limited edition t-shirts and pins are also available at the Neutral Zone and Rider Stores.

Important Dates
Wednesday, October 30th
Moose Jaw @ Pats – Next Home Game/Rider Pride Night – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31st – Season Ticket Deadline

Daniel Fink
Director of Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

A Stats Look at the Thunder PFC Championship Victrory

The Regina Thunder put forward one of the most complete games in their 21-16 win over the Saskatoon Hilltops on Sunday to win their first ever PFC Championship. In talking with the players afterwards they credited the coaching staff and their game plan to beat the Hilltops which worked to perfection.

Sitting in the booth after the win, two guys came up to me and said they had never seen a team be so prepared and execute as well as the Thunder did in that game.

Offensively the Thunder moved the ball well, picking up 25 first downs. Quarterback Asher Hastings completed 25 of 37 passes for 316 yards and a touchdown. The 25 completions set a PFC record in a championship game. Receiver Will Heward had a monster game catching 10 balls for 167 yards including a 43 yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Jacob Carr also had a good game making 6 catches for 72 yards. Trystan Dyce was the Thunders' fourth leading receiver with 26 yards on 3 catches.

Running Back Nick Brown came to play as well carrying the ball 22 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, he also caught 5 balls for 42 yards in the game. Brown has put 3 touchdowns on the board in the playoffs and ran for 249 yards in the two games.

The Thunder offense totalled 116 yards rushing and 316 yards passing for 432 yards of offense. One of the key stats for the team was the fact they did not turn the ball over, especially seen s the Hilltops led the PFC in the regular season with 36 takeaways.

Defensively the Thunder gave up just 3 first downs in the first half and just 15 total in the game. Hilltop quarterbacks Matt Karpinka and Jared Andreychuk combined to throw for just 213 yards while running back Andre Lalonde was held under 100 yards rushing as he finished with 39 yards on the ground but did score both Hilltop touchdowns. Lalonde led the Hilltops in receiving with 86 yards on 4 catches. The Thunder D gave up just 107 yards in the first half and 315 total in the game.

Defensive Back Tanner Hope set a CJFL record for knockdowns in a championship game with 5. The defense as a whole forced two turnovers on downs which were key plays in the game. Linebacker Brett Selinger led the team with 4 tackles, 1 assisted tackle and 1 special teams tackle.

 The Thunder host the Vancouver Island Raiders on November the 9th at Mosaic Stadium in the National Championship.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Regina Thunder PFC Champs with 21-16 win in Saskatoon

The Regina Thunder took on the Saskatoon Hilltops Sunday afternoon at Griffiths Stadium for a chance to host the VI Raiders of the BCFC in the Canadian Bowl. It was a windy day in Saskatoon with temperature below 0 at minus 4.

In the first quarter the Thunder received the opening kickoff. The kick went into the endzone and the Hilltops led 1-0, 2 seconds into the game. The teams would exchange a couple possessions and then the Thunder would get on the board with a 5 yard touchdown run from Nick Brown at 11:05. Will Mcgees' extra point was good and it was 7-1 Regina. On the Hilltops next possession Andre Lalonde took a screen pass inside the Thunder 20 but the defense would hold forcing a field goal attempt. Thorarinsson would miss from 21 yards out but put it through the endzone for a single. 7-2 Thunder led at 13:31 and that's how the first quarter would end.


 In the second quarter the Thunder would get a field goal 2:54 in as William McGee was good from 36 yards out and it was 10-2 Regina. The Thunder defense would force the Hilltops into their 3rd two and out on their ensuing drive. The Thunder would then march and McGee kicked his second field goal of the quarter, this one from 39 yards out and it was 13-2 Thunder at 6:41. Hilltop quarterback Matt Karpinka was replaced by Jared Andreychuk in the quarter. The Thunder defense would hold the Hilltops again to a 2 and out and get the ball back on offense starting at their 53. They would get a punt single off that drive and led 14-2 at the 8:33 mark. The Thunder defense would hold on two Hilltop possession to end the half and took the 14-2 lead to the break. The Thunder defense gave up just 3 first downs in the half while picking up 17 of their own. Asher Hastings threw for 171 yards while the Thunder totaled 75 along the ground. The Hilltops got 41 rushing yards and 62 passing yards in the first half. 

 In the third quarter the Thunder started with the ball but went two and out on their first possession. The Hilltops would start from their own 45 and after a first down they faced 3rd and 2. The Hilltops would gamble on 3rd and 2 and the Thunder would stuff them and get the games first turnover. The Thunder would not capitalize and punted it away, the Hilltops then punted it back and that's when the Thunder would score their second touchdown of the game. Asher Hastings completed to Will Heward down the right sidelines for a 43 yard score at 9:29 and it was 21-2 Regina. The Thunder got the ball back after a Hilltop 2 and out. They drove and set up a 35 yard field goal attempt but William McGee missed to the left. The quarter would end with the Thunder up 21-2.

In the fourth quarter the Hilltops got great field position to start but the Thunder would force another turnover on downs and take over at their 27 with 10 minutes left to play. The Hilltops would force a two and out and get the ball back at their 36. On that drive the Hilltops would get their first touchdown of the game as Andre LaLonde carried into the endzone from 3 yards out and it was 21-9 with 7:27 left to play. The Thunder would punt after picking up a first down but then force a 2 and out for the Hilltops. Saskaoon would get the ball back and get a touchdown at the 13:53 mark as Andre Lalonde ran it in from 5 yards out for his second of the game and it was 21-16 Thunder. The Hilltops would try an onside kick which was recovered by the Thunder. Regina would wind the clock down to 20 seconds and then punt it back. The Hilltops started from their 42 with 13 seconds to work. The Thunder defense would hold and they are PFC Champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Thunder will host the Vancouver Island Raiders on November the 9th in the Canadian Bowl at Mosaic Stadium.

Here are interviews from the field right after the win with Head Coach Scott MacAulay, Quarterback Asher Hastings, Defensive Back Tanner Hope and Defensive Coordinator Morgan Bunce.

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