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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

Thunder 35 @ Wildcats 14 - Stats Look

The Regina Thunder picked up a huge win on the road on Sunday 35-14 over the Edmonton Wildcats. The Thunder really shored up the run defense in the game giving up just 70 yards along the ground and 228 yards overall in net offense. On the flip side they put up 436 yards of net offense in the win. Another big stat was the Thunder did not turn the ball over while forcing the Wildcats into two. Here is the individual stats story.

Quarterback Jaeden Marwick went 19 of 25 through the air for 259 yards and a touchdown.

Marwick spread the ball to 8 different receivers. The leader was Preston Bews with 5 catches for 75 yards. Kristiane Desautels caught 3 for 41, Justin Bannin 2 for 34, Levi Paul 2 for 33, Kasim Ocaya 3 for 31, Colton Klassen 1 for 26, Matt Frass 2 for 11 and a touchdown and Thomas Bresciani had 1 catch for 8 yards.

Matt Frass led the ground attack with 14 carries for 76 yards. Jaeden Marwick had 6 carries for 55 yards. Colton Klassen 5 for 27 and a touchdown. Justin Bannin 9 for 24 and a TD and Kristiane Desautels 1 for 19.

On special teams kicker William McGee punted four times for a 123 yard total and along of 38. He was also 4 of 5 kicking field goals, his longest coming from 41 yards out.

Kristiane Desautels had 5 punt returns for 46 yars. Menedum Menegbo took back 2 kickoff returns for 64 yards.

Defensively the Thunder were led in tackles by defensive lineman Michael Desjarlais who had 7 and one on special teams.

Menedum Menegbo and Terri Giovannetti each had 5 tackles with Giovannetti adding a knock down.

DL Ryan Warner and LB Taylor Garrett combined for a sack while Brandon Whitehouse got the other for Regina.

DB Chris Tunnicliffe picked up his first interception of the year and also had a knockdown.

The Thunder are now tied for 1st place in the PFC with the Winnipeg Rifles at 3 and 1. They play in Winnipeg this coming Sunday.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pat Canadians split weekend Games

The Regina Pat Canadians travelled to Wilcox on Friday, September 12 to play the SHA under 16 team.  They lost 4 to 1 against the SHA team.  Then on Sunday, September 14, the Pat Canadians travelled to Yorkton and came away with a 6 – 4victory.


On Friday, Sept 12, in Wilcox, scoring for the Pat Canadians wasArthur Miller.


Scoring for the U16 team was – Brayden Pachel, Jake Hobson, Erik Gardiner and Tyson Manz.


Curtis Meger and Matt Lenz shared the goaltending duties for the Regina Pat Canadians stopping 36 or 40 shots.


On Sunday, September 14 the Regina Pat Canadians travelled to Yorkton and came away with a 6 – 4 victory.  


Scoring for Regina was Arthur Miller and Tyran Brown with two each, singles where score by Riley Woods and Tylor Ludwar.  Riley Woods chipped in with 3 assists and Arthur Miller and Mark Edmands had two assists apiece.


Scoring for Yorkton was Koal Roberts, Logan Casavant, Derrick Budz and Adam Neibrandt.  Cole Keenley side chipped in with a couple of assists.  


The goaltending stats for both teams were unavailable at press time.


The next home game for the Regina Pat Canadians is Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm versus the Yorkton Maulers. This game will be played at the White City Communiskate Arena in White City.


The Regina Thunder improved to 3 and 1 on the season with a 35-14 win in Edmonton on Sunday over the Wildcats. The Wildcats record drops to 2 and 2 with the loss.

The Thunder would open the scoring early after Edmonton fumbled on the first play of the game. Justin Bannin would pick up the rushing touchdown and it was 7-0. Chris Tunnicliffe would pick up his first interception of the year after that and set up a William McGee field goal to make it 10-0 Regina. That was the score after 1.

In the second the Thunder offense continued to move the ball. Jaeden Marwick completed a long pass to Colton Klassen and then ran the ball himself for 23 yards to set up first and goal at the 3. Klassen would punch it in and it was 17-0 Thunder. The Wildcats would respond with a touchdown with 8:26 left in the half and it was 17-7. The Thunder would go up 20-7 on William McGees' second field goal of the game and then with a minute left in the half Jaeden Marwick threw a touchdown pass to Matt Frass and it was 27-7. The Wildcats would give up a safety after that and the Thunder led 29-7 at the half.

There would be no scoring in the 3rd quarter. William McGee came close to his 3rd field goal of the game but hit the upright.

In the fourth McGee would get that 3rd field goal, this one from 41 yards out and it was 32-7. The Wildcats would get their 2nd touchdown of the day to make it 32-14. They tried on onside kick but were unable to convert. William McGee would kick another field goal to make it 35-14 and that was the final score.

The Thunder are back in action on Sunday in Winnipeg against the Rifles.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hitmen's Greg Chase signs with Oilers

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club would like to congratulate Greg Chase on signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.


“It’s unbelievable, especially signing with the Oilers, a team I grew up watching,” said Chase.  “I dreamt as a little kid playing for them. Now part of that dream is kind of true. It’s almost unexplainable at this point.”


Chase, 19, was selected by Oilers in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and had a breakout 2013-14 campaign with the Hitmen posting career highs in goals (35), assists (50) and points (85) to finish tied for 15th in the Western Hockey League scoring race.


“I think getting drafted where I did and now signing with the team a year later, I don’t think a lot of people expected that to happen so quick,” added Chase. “It shows the year that I had and the hard work that I put in. I’ve got to thank all the people who have helped me along the way like my family, my teammates and my coaching staff in Calgary.  It’s been an amazing ride.”


A native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Chase was selected by the Hitmen in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft and has appeared in 204 regular season games with the Hitmen, recording 58 goals and 104 assists for 162 points.  He’s also played in 28 post season games scoring eight goals while adding 13 assists for 21 points.


“On behalf of the Hitmen organization I would like to congratulate Greg on signing his first pro contract,” said Hitmen General Manager and Vice President of Business Operations Mike Moore. “He’s made terrific strides since joining our franchise as a 16-year-old and we expect him to be an impact player for us this season.”


The Hitmen, 2-2 in the Western Hockey League pre-season, will wrap up their exhibition schedule with a pair of games this weekend in the Crowsnest Pass.  Tonight they face the Lethbridge Hurricanes before meeting the Kootenay Ice on Sunday.  Both games will be played at the Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman.  Tonight is a 7:00 pm start while tomorrow’s contest is a matinee with a 2:00 pm puck drop.


The 72-game 2014-15 WHL regular season schedule begins on Saturday, September 20with the Home Opener against the Red Deer Rebels.  Game time is 7:00 pm at Scotiabank Saddledome.


Calgary Hitmen season tickets for the 20th anniversary season are available now at the Scotiabank Saddledome box office.  In appreciation for the continued support the Hitmen receive from the community, the purchase or renewal of select 2014-15 season ticket packages will include a complimentary premium 20th anniversary jersey.  For more ticket information or to order a limited edition jersey, visit or call 403-777-4646


For information contact:

Brad Curle

Broadcast Coordinator


The 2 and 1 Regina Thunder hit the road this weekend to take on the 2 and 1 Edmonton Wildcats Sunday. The Thunder are coming off a massive comeback in the final minutes in Saskatoon to beat the Hilltops 26-25. Spencer Mack entered the game at QB in the 4th for Jaeden Marwick and led the victory. The team has yet to say who will start at QB in this game. The Thunder enter week 5 ranked number 2 in Canada. The Wildcats lost their last game to the Winnipeg Rifles 27-20 on Sunday. They are ranked 4th in the country. This is the second meeting of the season between the two clubs. Edmonton won at Mosaic Stadium in Week 2, 19-14. The Thunder and Wildcats are two points back of the first place Winnipeg Rifles who have played one more game and sit 3 and 1 on the season.


The Thunder offense has scored 61 points in three games. They have put up 70 first downs, 281 rush yards and 793 through the air. The team has thrown 9 interceptions, lost 3 fumbles and turned it over twice on downs.

QB Jaeden Marwick is 53 of 95 for 605 yards, 2 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

QB Spencer Mack is 13 of 22 for 188 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interception.

The leading receiver is Preston Bews with 15 catches for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Kasim Ocaya has 12 catches for 145, Kristiane Desautels 9 for 116, Matt Frass 9 for 81 and a TD, Brady Keller 5 for 60, Reuben Viveros 5 for 57, Levi Paul 5 for 51, Justin Bannin 4 for 34 and Colton Klassen 2 for 17.

On the ground quarterback Jaeden Marwick leads the way with 17 carries for 103 yards and a TD. Colton Klassen is not far behind with 12 carries for 100 yards and a score. Matt Frass has 25 carries for 43 yards and Justin Bannin 12 for 31 and a TD.


The Wildcat offense has scored 65 points in three games. They have put up 49 first downs, 319 rush yards and 639 through the air. Edmonton has thrown 5 interceptions, lost 4 fumbles and turned it over once on downs.

QB Jordan Olson is 43 of 92 passing for 639 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

The leading Wildcat receiver is Brad Quartel with 14 catches for 235 yards and a touchdown.

Ryan Smith is next with 8 catches for 190 yards and a TD. Landyn Vick 8 for 82 and a score, Rocky Borrelli 9 for 80 and a TD, Tristan Shultenkamper 3 for 37 and Chase Nahrebeski 1 for 9 and a TD.

On the ground Anthony Myroon has 39 carries for 184 yards. QB Jordan Olson is next with 11 for 51, Jordan Samoil 8 for 48, Joshua Bray 12 for 21 and Chase Nahrebeski 6 for 15 and a TD.


The Thunder defense has given up 60 points in 3 games, 48 first downs, 586 rushing yards and 475 through the air. They have 2 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries and have forced 3 turnovers on downs. Mason Dick has the teams lone sack.

LB Brandon Whitehouse has recorded 8 tackles , a fumble recovery and am interception.

LB Brett Selinger also has 8 tackles and 7 assisted tackles.

DB Royce Hanna has 3 tackles, an interception, fumble recovery and a knockdown.

Ryan Warner has 6 tackles, 6 assisted and a forced fumble.

DL Michael Desjarlais 7 tackles and 5 assisted.

LB Jaren Wirth a fumble recovery and a blocked kick.


The Wildcat defense has given up 57 points in three games, 50 first downs, 319 rushing yards and 556 through the air. They have 9 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries and have forced 1 turnover on downs. The team has 6 sacks.

DB Luc Catellier leads the team with 14 tackles, he has added 2 interceptions and 2 knockdowns.

LB Mike Hansen has 11 tackles and half a sack.

LB Kieran Thomas has recorded 9 tackles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and a knockdown.

DB Jahlani Knorren has 2 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 knockdowns.

DB Ryan Doram, 5 tackles, 2 interceptions and a blocked kick.

DL Marcus Goods has 2 sacks,


Thunder kicker William Mcgee is the reigning PFC Special Teams Player of the Week. He has punted 24 times for 815 total yards and a long of 51. He is 4 of 5 in the field goal department for an 80 percent efficiency, his longest coming from 39 yards out.

Kristaine Desautels has 13 punt returns for 132 total yards. Dustin Erback with 3 for 29.

Menedum Menegbo has 3 kickoff returns for 106 yards, Desautels with 2 for 99 yards.


Wildcats kicker Ideen Samadi has 31 punts for 835 yards and a long of 49. He is 5 of 6 kicking field goals for an 83 percent efficiency, his longest coming from 43 yards out.

Jahlani Knorren has 18 punt returns for 154 yards and a TD. He has also added 3 kickoff returns for 40 yards.

Rocky Borrelli has 6 kickoff returns for 155 yards.

Kickoff Sunday from Clarke Stadium in Edmonton is at 1PM.

I caught up with quarterback Spencer Mack and Head Coach Scott MacAulay this week.

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Friday, September 12, 2014


The Regina Pats wrapped up the pre-season on Friday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders. The Pats lost to the Raiders on Wednesday in Regina 4-3 in overtime. The Pats entered the game with a 4-1-1-0 record in the pre-season while the Raiders were 2-2-0-1. The Pats made some roster moves on Thursday re-assigning goaltender Dawson MacAuley and forward Dane Schioler while re-calling defenceman Nathyn Mortlock who missed training camp with an injury. That brought the Pats roster to 29 players with five guys gone to NHL camps. Daniel Wapple got the start in goal on Friday while Tyler Fuhr backed him up. The first line was Rylee Zimmer - Logan McVeigh - Jacob Elmer. The second line, Patrick D'Amico - Colton Kroeker - Connor Gay. The third line, Jared McAmmond - Adam Brooks - Luc Smith. The fourth line, Maximillian Kammerer - Rykr Cole - Carter Hansen. The first defence pairing, Sergey Zborovskiy - Chase Harrison. The second, Colby Williams - Isaac Schacher. The third pairing, James Hilsendager - Brady Reagan. The scratches, Kyle Burroughs, Morgan Klimchuk, Braden Christoffer, Austin Wagner, Dryden Hunt, Nathyn Mortlock, Sam Steel and Ryan Krushen.

In the first period it was tight checking early on and 6 minutes in both teams just had 2 shots on goal. The Pats would get the games first powerplay at 6:15 but were unable to find the back of the net. The Raiders would open the scoring at 16:11 as Dakota Conroy found a bouncing puck off a faceoff in the Pats zone and fired a shot just inside the post to make it 1-0. Calder Brooks the lone assist. That's how the period would end with the Raiders leading the shots on goal 10-7.

In the second frame the Pats would get their second powerplay 2:02 in. Then the Raiders took a delay of game minor and went down two men for 18 seconds. The Pats would not score up 2 men nor with the remaining 1:42 of powerplay time. The Raiders would then get their first powerplay of the game at 6:49 and the Pats would kill it off. Both teams would take minors right after and we played four on four hockey. The Pats would find the tying goal with the extra ice as Max Kammerer scored his 4th of the pre-season from Adam Brooks and Colby Williams at 10:04 and it was 1-1. Prince Albert would go back to the powerplay at 11:20 and on it Colton McCarthy would score on a wraparound to make it 2-1 Raiders. Assists to Thomas Andrlik and Craig Leverton at 12:30. Then 28 seconds later Brendan Guhle made it 3-1 P.A. Darcy Zaharichuk and Matteo Gennaro the assists at 12:58. The Pats would go down a man for the third time in the period at 15:18 but this time they would kill it off and almost scored shorthanded. But again they would go to the PK with 1:26 left in the frame but would kill off the time on the clock and 34 seconds carried into the 3rd. The shots on goal were 13-9 Raiders in the period and they led overall 23-16.

In the third the Pats would kill the remaining powerplay time. Both teams didn't get much in the way of scoring chances after that until the Pats went to their 4th man advantage with 10:11 left to play. They were unable to find the back of the net. Then we played four on four for 2 minutes with 6:32 left and the Raiders would go ahead 4-1. Brendan Guhle scored on the breakaway with assists to Calder Brooks and Dakota Conroy at 13:57. Shortly after that the game had its first fight as Connor Gay dropped the gloves with Thomas Andrlik. That would be it as the Raiders win 4-1 in the teams final game of the pre-season. The Raiders outshot the Pats 9-6 in the period and 32-22 overall.

The Pats powerplay went oh for 4 and the PK went 3 for 4.

They will open the regular season next Friday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary 

1st Period

Raiders Goal at 16:11. Dakota Conroy (1) from Calder Brooks.

2nd Period 

Pats 4v4 Goal at 10:04. Max Kammerer (4) from Adam Brooks and Colby Williams.

Raiders PP Goal at 12:30. Colton McCarthy (1) from Thomas Andrlik and Craig Leverton.

Raiders Goal at 12:58. Brendan Guhle (2) from Darcy Zaharichuk and Matteo Gennaro.

3rd Period 

Raiders 4v4 Goal at 13:57. Brendan Guhle (3) from Calder Brooks and Dakota Conroy.