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Monday, October 6, 2014

Pat Chat October 6th

The Week That Was
In a divisional rematch against the Prince Albert Raiders, the Pats pushed their win streak to three games by virtue of a 5-2 victory.  Braden Christoffer scored twice on the powerplay while Patrick D’Amico, Austin Wagner and Dryden Hunt also tallied in the contest.  The following evening, the Blue and White had their hands full with a testy Red Deer Rebels club.  The visitors jumped out to an early lead, but the Pats found answers as the teams traded goals to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation.  Overtime saw Red Deer’s Presten Kopeck score his second of the game for the 4-3 Rebels win.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, October 8th – Pats vs. Kootenay (7:00 p.m.)The Pats continue a string of non-divisional games when they host the Kootenay Ice Wednesday evening.  The game marks the return of Wiener Wednesday with 2-for-1 hot dogs at Brandt Centre Concessions.
Friday, October 10th – Pats vs. Tri-City (7:00 p.m.)The Blue and White go Red in their first Red Friday game of the season.  The Pats bring back their popular red third jerseys which honour the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and their 100th Anniversary.  The Pats face their first Western Conference foe as the Tri-City Americans, led by goaltender Eric Comrie, visit the Brandt Centre.  Lucky fans in attendance will receive a Pats Calendar courtesy of SaskTel.
Roster Moves
Pats recall goaltender Tyler Brown (’97) from Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
Morgan Klimchuk reassigned to the Pats by the Calgary Flames
Back in BlueMorgan Klimchuk is back in Regina after Calgary Flames’ camp.  The Pats’ sniper had his pre-season cut short by an injury, but is slated to return to the Pats lineup in the next two weeks.  Klimchuk posted 74 points (30G, 44A) in 57 games last season.
Hot Start
Along with his linemates, Adam Brooks and Patrick D’Amico, Austin Wagner is off to a strong start for his 2014-15 campaign.  The speedy winger matched his 2013-14 output in one night with a goal and an assist Saturday against Prince Albert and has four points (1G, 3A) on the year.
Team Day at Kal-TireJoin Pats players at Kal-Tire’s 111 McDonald St. location from 11:00am to 1:00pm and enjoy a free BBQ, autographs and street hockey with Pats players.  Bring your own stick and join in the fun courtesy of Kal Tire, a proud partner of the Western Hockey League.
Regina Pats 1973-74 Memorial Cup 40thReunion Weekend
Members of the Pats’ 1973-74 Memorial Cup Championship team will be at Friday’s game against the Tri-City Americans.  The team will be honoured in a pre-game ceremony and available for autographs at a select time during the evening.  Tickets for the Reunion Luncheon on October 11th at the Press Box Sports Bar are available to the public for $50 at the Pats Office.
Join Our Team!The Regina Pats are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and professional individual to join our staff as the Director of Merchandise.  This person will be responsible for the operation of the Neutral Zone Store and expanding the Pats’ retail reach.  For more information and directions on where to apply, visit ReginaPats.com/jobopportunities.
The Pats are also hiring part-time game day staff to work in the Neutral Zone Store.  Email enquiries and resumes to pats@reginapats.com.  
Weekly Schedule
Monday, October 6th – Team Activity TBD 1:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media 12:50-1:10 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7th – Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media 12:50-1:10 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8th – Regina Pats vs. Kootenay Ice – 7:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)**
Thursday, October 9th – Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre) – Media 12:50-1:10 p.m.
Friday, October 10th – Regina Pats vs. Tri-City Americans – 7:00 p.m. (Brandt Centre)*
Saturday, October 11th – Kal-Tire Team Day BBQ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (111 McDonald St.)
*Broadcast on CKRM                          **Broadcast on Shaw TV
Important Dates
Wednesday, October 8th – Wiener Wednesday vs. Kootenay (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 10th – Red Friday and SaskTel Calendar Giveaway vs. Tri-City (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 11th – Kal-Tire Team Day BBQ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

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