Regina Pats

The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League. The Pats are based out of Regina, Saskatchewan and the Brandt Centre is their home arena. The Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world that have continuously operated from their original location and use the same name. They began operations in 1917. They were originally named the Regina Patricia Hockey Club, after Princess Patricia of Connaught, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of the Governor General (the Duke of Connaught). The team name was also associated with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, named for the same Princess, to the point that Pats sweaters still bear the regimental badge and "PPCLI" flash as a shoulder patch. In 2017 the club celebrated its 100th anniversary. Games are broadcast on 620 CKRM radio.

Regina Pats
CityRegina, Saskatchewan
LeagueWestern Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionEast
Founded1917 (1917)
Home arenaBrandt Centre
ColoursRed, white and blue
              
General managerJohn Paddock
Head coachDavid Struch
CaptainNone
Championships1925, 1928 (as Monarchs), 1930, & 1974 Memorial Cup Champions
1974, 1980 WHL Champions
1919, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969 Abbott Cup Champions
1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 WJHL Champions
1958, 1961, 1965, 1969 SJHL Champions
1918, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933 Saskatchewan Junior Champions
Websitereginapats.com

History

In 1923, the team's name was shortened to the Pats. For the 1927–28 season the Pats merged with the Regina Falcons and called themselves the Regina Monarchs. The team went on to win the Memorial Cup that year and changed back to the Pats nickname in 1928–29. During the 1940s and 1950s the club was a farm team for the Montreal Canadiens.

The Pats played in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) from 1946 to 1948, the Western Canada Junior Hockey League (WCJHL) from 1948 to 1956, and the SJHL again from 1956 to 1966. A charter member of the WCHL (currently called the WHL) in 1966, the Pats returned to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 1968 so that they could qualify for the Memorial Cup, winning the league title in their first year. They returned to the WCHL for good in 1970. In their place the Regina Blues were formed as their farm team in the SJHL. The Blues folded in 1982. In 1977, they moved from Regina Exhibition Stadium to the adjacent and brand-new Agridome, since renamed the Brandt Centre. The Regina Pats are now owned by Queen City Sports and Entertainment Group, a consortium of owners that include Anthony Marquart (Governor), Todd Lumbard (President), Shaun Semple, Gavin Semple and Jason Drummond.

Championships

The Pats have been Memorial Cup (national Canadian junior hockey) champions 4 times (1925,1928,1930 and 1974) and western Canadian junior hockey champions 14 times (winning the Abbott Cup, precursor to major junior hockey and the WHL, in 1919, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1969 and winning the WJHL title in 1974 and the WHL title in 1980). They were Saskatchewan junior hockey champions in 1918 (no inter-provincial or national championship play existed until 1919).

The Pats have appeared in more Memorial Cups than any other team (15), winning 4 times and finishing as the runner-up 9 times. They have been Memorial Cup hosts (either solely or jointly) 7 times: 1947, 1955, 1957, 1969, 1980, 2001 and 2018.

The club has twice won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as Western Hockey League regular season champions – in 1973–74 and 2016–17.

WHL finals appearances

  • 1966–67: Loss, 1–4 vs Moose Jaw
  • 1971–72: Loss, 1–4 vs Edmonton
  • 1973–74: Win, 4–0 vs Calgary
  • 1979–80: Win, 4–1 vs Victoria
  • 1981–82: Loss, 1–4 vs Portland
  • 1983–84: Loss, 3–4 vs Kamloops
  • 2016–17: Loss, 2–4 vs Seattle

Coaches

John Paddock is the current general manager. David Struch is the current head coach and assistant general manager. Brad Herauf is an assistant coach.

Players

Current roster

Updated November 18, 2019.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Drafted
31 Danton Belluk G L 18 2019 Lorette, Manitoba Undrafted
35 Donovan Buskey G L 19 2019 North Vancouver, British Columbia Undrafted
22 Carter Chorney RW R 18 2019 Sherwood Park, Alberta Undrafted
21 Caiden Daley C R 19 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
34 Carson Denomie RW R 19 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Undrafted
18 Cole Dubinsky C L 17 2017 Ardrossan, Alberta Eligible 2021
42 Drew Englot C R 17 2019 Candiac, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
41 Ryker Evans D L 18 2016 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2020
4 Tyson Feist D R 18 2019 Dawson Creek, British Columbia Undrafted
90 Robbie Holmes LW L 20 2019 Sherwood Park, Alberta Undrafted
28 Jake Johnson D R 16 2018 Sudbury, Ontario Eligible 2021
57 Ty Kolle C L 19 2018 Kamloops, British Columbia Undrafted
34 Riley Krane LW L 19 2015 Dawson Creek, British Columbia Undrafted
11 Carter Massier LW L 18 2018 Peace River, Alberta Undrafted
6 Makai Mitchell D R 17 2018 Fort Collins, Colorado Eligible 2020
29 Logan Nijhoff (A) LW L 18 2016 Comox, British Columbia Undrafted
33 Max Paddock G L 19 2015 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
10 Austin Pratt (C) RW R 20 2018 Lakeville, Minnesota Undrafted
38 Cale Sanders RW R 17 2018 Claresholm, Alberta Eligible 2020
27 Nikita Sedov (A) D L 18 2018 Tyumen, Russia Undrafted
23 Sloan Stanick LW R 16 2019 Rapid City, Manitoba Eligible 2021
20 Kyle Walker (A) D R 19 2018 Leduc, Alberta Undrafted
30 Carter Woodside G L 18 2018 Asquith, Saskatchewan Undrafted
49 Zach Wytinck D L 20 2019 Glenboro, Manitoba Undrafted

Player sweaters retired

NHL alumni

NHL first round drafted Pats

Notable players

  • Baseball great Larry Walker once tried out for the Regina Pats as a goaltender.
  • Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Nyjer Morgan had a stint with the Regina Pats in 1999–2000. He played 7 games for the Pats, registering 2 goals and 20 penalty minutes.
  • MLB pitcher Dustin Molleken played a single game with the Regina Pats.

Season-by-season results

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPointsFinishPlayoffs
1917–181110109637Won championship
1918–1918144016492Won championship and Abbott Cup
1919–2061503342Lost final
1920–2152301426Lost final
1921–22139315628Won championship and Abbott Cup
1922–2385217817Won championship
1923–24129305632Won championship
1924–2517161012034Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1925–2674302515Lost final
1926–271412205630Won championship
1927–28Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1928–29109104920Won championship
1929–30111100365Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1930–31141211428Won championship
1931–3210811403Lost final
1932–331913335515Won championship and Abbott Cup
1933–3495223414Lost final
1946–4730264020182491st SJHLLost final
1947–48282080183107402nd SJHLLost final
1948–49261114199126403rd WCJHLLost semi-final
1949–504019201182182393rd WCJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1950–514026122207126542nd WCJHLWon championship
1951–524430113229127631st WCJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1952–533023112165135482nd WCJHLLost semi-final
1953–543623130182119392nd WCJHLLost final
1954–554030100220116601st WCJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1955–563624111181132491st WCJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1956–575132163225163672nd SJHLLost semi-final
1957–585136123246160751st SJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1958–594827174162139583rd SJHLLost semi-final
1959–605936176234142792nd SJHLLost final
1960–616038175282177811st SJHLWon championship
1961–625633167237156732nd SJHLLost final
1962–635422248210195525th SJHLLost quarter-final
1963–646231229332249712nd SJHLLost semi-final
1964–655638108314195841st SJHLWon Championship
1965–666028257312260635th SJHLLost quarter-final
1966–675631187324230693rd OverallLost final
1967–686029238246237645th OverallLost quarter-final
1968–69423291262129651st SJHLWon championship and Abbott Cup
1969–703521131175126432nd SJHLLost Final
1970–716628362202246584th EastLost quarter-final
1971–726843232287225881st EastLost final
1972–7368302810294270703rd EastLost quarter-final
1973–7468431411377225971st EastWon championship and Memorial Cup
1974–757029365260288633rd EastLost semi-final
1975–767222428278347525th EastLost preliminary
1976–777285311218464274th EastOut of playoffs
1977–787229385363405633rd EastLost East Division final
1978–797218477297481434th EastOut of playoffs
1979–807247241429311951st EastWon championship
1980–8172492124233151001st EastLost East Division final
1981–827248240465368962nd EastLost final
1982–837248240397281962nd EastLost East Division semi-final
1983–847248231426284971st EastLost final
1984–857243281387298873rd EastLost East Division semi-final
1985–867245261384295913rd EastEliminated in round-robin
1986–877231374332356665th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1987–887239294342286825th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1988–897223436306358528th EastOut of playoffs
1989–907234317332329753rd EastLost East Division semi-final
1990–917237323346307775th EastLost East Division semi-final
1991–927231365300298677th EastOut of playoffs
1992–937235361322313714th EastLost East Division final
1993–947234362308341707th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1994–957226433269306557th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1995–967237332316284763rd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
1996–977242273326259873rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–987246215334250971st EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
1998–997224435238312535th EastOut of playoffs
1999–0072322965234255753rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2000–0172402732285242852nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2001–0272402048252192922nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2002–03722528145171217694th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2003–0472283293230224683rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2004–0572125046154285345th EastOut of playoffs
SeasonGP W L OTL SOLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
2005–0672402714236234853rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2006–0772362826234220802nd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2007–0872442242217206941st EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–0972273915228265605th EastOut of playoffs
2009–1072303534246278676th EastOut of playoffs
2010–1172233973216312565th EastOut of playoffs
2011–1272372762230214824th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2012–1372253845193284595th EastOut of playoffs
2013–1472392643257247851st EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2014–1572372456263238852nd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2015–1672362835243253804th EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2016–17725212713532111121st EastLost final
2017–1872402561245235873rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
Qualified for Memorial Cup as host
2018–1968194513173271425th EastOut of playoffs

SAJHL seasons

Regina Pats defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-none
Regina Pats defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-1 SAJHL CHAMPIONS
Regina Pats defeated Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL) 4-games-to-2
Regina Pats defeated Dauphin Kings (MJHL) 4-games-to-3 ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Montreal Jr. Canadiens (OHA) defeated Regina Pats 4-games-to-none
  • 1970 Lost Final
Regina Pats defeated Saskatoon Olympics 4-games-to-1
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Regina Pats 4-games-to-2

Team records

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points1122016–17
Most wins522016–17
Fewest points271976–77
Fewest wins81976–77
Most goals for4651981–82
Fewest goals for1542004–05
Fewest goals against1922001–02
Most goals against4811978–79
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goalsDoug Wickenheiser891979–80
Most assistsJock Callander and Dave Michayluk1111981–82
Most pointsJock Callander1901981–82
Most points, rookieDale Derkatch1421981–82
Most points, defencemanDarren Veitch1221979–80
Most goals, defencemanConnor Hobbs312016–17
Most penalty minutesAl Tuer4861981–82
Best GAA (goalie)Josh Harding2.392001–02
Plus/MinusSergey Zborovskiy+722016–17
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

CHL records

Canadian Hockey League records held by Regina Pats:

  • Most ties in one season with overtime, with 14 ties in 72 games in 2002–03
  • Longest winless streak with 36 winless games from October 23, 1976 through January 23, 1977
  • Longest winless streak on the road with 36 games from October 3, 1976 through March 27, 1977
  • 2nd most consecutive 40 win seasons with 7 from 1979–80 to 1985–86

See also

References

  1. WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2019-10-20
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