Monday, September 15, 2014

Pat Chat September 15th

The Week That Was

The Pats ended the WHL pre-season on a losing note as the Prince Albert Raiders swept a home-and-home between the clubs last week. Wednesday night in Regina, the Blue and White fought from behind to take a lead in the third period, but Matteo Gennaro found a tying marker just seconds later before Calder Brooks won the game, 4-3 in overtime for the Raiders.  Connor Gay and Patrick D’Amico each had a goal and an assist in the loss.  The teams resumed hostilities Friday night in Prince Albert as the Raiders cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Pats.  Maximilian Kammerer scored the lone goal for the Pats while Brendan Guhle scored twice for the Raiders.  Pats rookie forward Sam Steel finished atop the WHL Pre-Season scoring race with 10 points (6G, 4A) in four games.

The Week Ahead
Friday, September 19th – Pats at Brandon (6:30 p.m. CST)
It’s Opening Week for the WHL’s 2014-15 Regular Season.  The Pats get things going in Brandon against the Wheat Kings Friday nightas the teams open the season on a home and home.  The Blue and White look to take a measure of revenge after being ousted from the playoffs by their Manitoban rivals last season.  The clubs split a pair of games in the pre-season, each winning on home ice.  Friday’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM with Home Depot Pats Hockey getting going at 6:05 p.m. CST.

Saturday, September 20th – Pats vs. Brandon (7:00 p.m.)
The WHL’s Opening Week moves to Regina for the A&W Home Opener.  Stop by the Brandt Centre early for the 620 CKRM BBQ.  Live music from band Idol Sons, a beer garden, free hot dogs and Coca-Cola product and the A&W Car Show will all be there for fans with the festivities running from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  When the doors open, check out the new fan fest area at the West End of the Brandt Centre.  Tickets are available for the A&W Home Opener, the Brandt Centre Box Office.

Roster Moves
Pats recall defenceman Nathyn Mortlock (’96)
Pats reassign forward Dane Schioler (’96)
Pats reassign goaltender Dawson MacAuley (’94)

Around the Rink
A&W Home Opener Tickets Supporting the MS Society
In addition to Ticketmaster and the Box Office, tickets for the A&W Pats Home Opener are available at A&W locations throughout Regina.  A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased at an A&W location this week will be donated to the MS Society.

A&W Home Opener Group Tickets
Special pricing is available to groups of twenty or more coming to the Home Opener on Saturday.  For more information on how your social club, organization or party can see the Pats open their home schedule for less, call306-337-1535.

Getting the Call
Pats forward Braden Christoffer got good news last week when he earned an invite to Washington Capitals Rookie Camp.  The gritty forward joins Chandler Stephenson at the camp and brings the number of Pats heading to NHL Camps this week to six.

Social Media
Like the Pats on Facebook or Twitter this week and keep a look out for contests leading up to the A&W Home Opener.  There will be giveaways and special reveals of what’s new for this year’s event.  Don’t forget to follow the team on Instagram and subscribe to the Regina Pats Youtube Channel.

Catch the Game at the Press Box Sports Bar
Watch the Pats open the season in BrandonFriday night at the Press Box Sports Bar.  TV’s around the bar will be tuned into the game so you don’t miss a second of the action.  The Press Box has every Pats road game on the screens so make it your destination to see the Pats when they’re away from the Brandt Centre.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 15th – Practice 1:45-3:45 p.m. (Cooperators Centre) – Media Availability12:35-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 16th – Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability12:50-1:10 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17th – Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability12:50-1:10 p.m.

Thursday, September 18th – Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media Availability12:50-1:10 p.m.

Friday, September 19th – Pats at Brandon –6:30 p.m. CST (Westman Place)

Saturday, September 20th – Pats vs. Brandon –7:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
*Broadcast on CKRM 

Important Dates
Friday, September 19th – Pats Season Opener – at Brandon (6:30 p.m. CST) – Westman Place
Saturday, September 20th – Pats Home Opener – vs. Brandon (7:00 p.m.) – Brandt Centre

Daniel Fink

Director Media and Communications

Regina Pats Hockey Club

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