Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pats trade Kroeker to Lethbridge

Photo courtesy Keith Hershmiller Photography
Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club has acquired a third round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for forward Colton Kroeker (’97).  
Kroeker is in his second WHL season having played in 90 games for the Regina Pats over the last two years.  In his time with the Pats, Kroeker posted 19 points (11G, 8A) including a career high 13 points (8G, 5A) in 2015-16.  The Surrey, B.C. native was the Pats seventh round pick, 134th overall, in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  
The Regina Pats also announced the team has released import defenceman Nikolai Knyzhov (’98) to the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL.
The Pats thank Colton and Nikolai for their contributions to the organization as well as the community of Regina.

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 operating from its original location.  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

Mark Rathwell
VP Of Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

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