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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pats acquire Sanford from Medicine Hat

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today the team has acquired forward Cole Sanford (’95) from the Medicine Hat Tigers.  In exchange the Pats send to Medicine Hat: forward Brian Williams (’95), prospect forward Gary Haden (’99), the Pats’ 2018 2nd round, 2017 5th round, and Lethbridge’s 2016 3rd round WHL Bantam Draft pick..
Cole Sanford has played 230 games in the Western Hockey League, all with the Medicine Hat Tigers.  In his career, Sanford has 217 points (106G, 111A) to go with 197 penalty minutes.  The Vernon, B.C. native had his best season in 2014-15 when he finished fourth in the WHL with 95 points (50G, 45A).  His 50 goals were second in the league.  The former sixth round WHL Bantam Draft pick was named WHL Player of the Week once last season and named an Eastern Conference 2nd Team All-Star.  Prior to the 2015-16 season, Sanford participated in the Young Stars Tournament with the Edmonton Oilers where he played on a line with Connor McDavid.
“This was a unique opportunity to acquire one of the premiere goal scorers in the Western Hockey League,” said Regina Pats Head Coach John Paddock.  “We’ve been looking to add a consistent scorer to play with Sam Steel.  The chance to add a 50-goal scorer like Cole enhanced that opportunity.  It’s important for our young players to gain playoff experience and this enhances our drive for the playoffs.”
The third round WHL Bantam Draft Pick was acquired from Lethbridge earlier today.  Gary Haden, a prospect playing with the Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons of the AMHL, was a ninth round selection of the Pats in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.  Brian Williams was acquired from the Tri-City Americans last week.  The Pats also send their 2018 second round and 2017 fifth round selections in the WHL Bantam Draft to the Tigers.
The Pats continue their road trip through the U.S. Division on Tuesday when they visit the Everett Silvertips.  Puck drop is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. CST.  Listen in with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey starting at 8:40 p.m. CST on 620 CKRM.
Media hoping to conduct interviews with John Paddock regarding today’s trades should contact Daniel Fink, Director of Media and Communications, with their requests by calling or texting 306-216-7187.
The Pats continue their road trip through the U.S. Division on Tuesday when they visit the Everett Silvertips.  Puck drop is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. CST.  Listen in with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey starting at 8:40 p.m. CST on 620 CKRM.
About the Regina Pats
Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world.  Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL’s Eastern Division.  To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit 
www.reginapats.com.
Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications 
Regina Pats Hockey Club




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

..when will Sanford join the Pats?

Anonymous said...

Leader-Post says he's joined the team today and is playing tomorrow night.

FG