Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce Graham Tuer has joined the organization as a Scout and Liaison to Hockey Regina.
Graham Tuer’s name is synonymous with hockey in the Queen City having been involved with the sport for over fifty years. The Regina native has coached and/or managed hockey teams at every level of minor and junior hockey in Saskatchewan. Tuer served as the Regina Pats’ Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel in the early ‘90s and was recognized by the club as one of the organization’s ‘builders’ in 2008. In addition to his work with the Pats, Tuer managed the Regina Pat Canadians, winning an Air Canada Cup national Midget-AAA championship in 1988. In 2007, Hockey Regina recognized Tuer by naming a tournament, the Graham Tuer Bantam AA Tournament, in his honour.
The Regina Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2012) has been on the board of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey league since 1983 and was an important contributor to creating the Saskatchewan Development Model. Throughout his career in hockey, Tuer scouted for numerous WHL Teams and NHL Central Scouting. He was awarded the WHL Distinguished Service Award in 2010.
This spring, Tuer was awarded the Hockey Canada Order of Merit (West), recognized as an individual who has served amateur hockey faithfully.
“I’m happy to be back and pleased with the organization and how it’s taking shape,” commented Graham Tuer. “In my discussions with the coaching staff, I was very impressed with their vision and the empathy they show toward their players and their development. It was difficult for me to leave a great organization like Kelowna, but it is wonderful to be a part of the Regina Pats again. I’m told it looks natural for me to be a Regina Pat.”
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 www.reginapats.com.
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