Regina Pats

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Regina Pats
Regina Pats logo.png
City Regina, Saskatchewan
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division East
Founded 1917 (1917)
Home arena Brandt Centre
Colours Red, white and blue
              
General manager John Paddock
Head coach John Paddock
Captain Vacant
Championships 1925, 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
Website reginapats.com

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.

History[edit]

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, to the point that Pats sweaters still bear the regimental badge and "PPCLI" flash as a shoulder patch. 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.

In 2017 the club began celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Championships[edit]

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) 6 times (1947, 1955, 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2001). They are also the host team for the 2018 Memorial Cup.

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


The Regina Pats circa 1924-5

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1917-18 11 10 1 0 - 96 37 - - Won championship
1918-19 18 14 4 0 - 164 92 - - Won championship and Abbott Cup
1919-20 6 1 5 0 - 33 42 - - Lost final
1920-21 5 2 3 0 - 14 26 - - Lost final
1921-22 13 9 3 1 - 56 28 - - Won championship and Abbott Cup
1922-23 8 5 2 1 - 78 17 - - Won championship
1923-24 12 9 3 0 - 56 32 - - Won championship
1924-25 17 16 1 0 - 120 34 - - Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1925-26 7 4 3 0 - 25 15 - - Lost final
1926-27 14 12 2 0 - 56 30 - - Won championship
1927-28 - - - - - - - - - Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1928-29 10 9 1 0 - 49 20 - - Won championship
1929-30 11 11 0 0 - 36 5 - - Won championship, Abbott Cup and Memorial Cup
1930-31 14 12 1 1 - 42 8 - - Won championship
1931-32 10 8 1 1 - 40 3 - - Lost final
1932-33 19 13 3 3 - 55 15 - - Won championship and Abbott Cup
1933-34 9 5 2 2 - 34 14 - - Lost final
1946-47 30 26 4 0 - 201 82 49 1st SJHL Lost final
1947-48 28 20 8 0 - 183 107 40 2nd SJHL Lost final
1948-49 26 11 14 1 - 99 126 40 3rd WCJHL Lost semi-final
1949-50 40 19 20 1 - 182 182 39 3rd WCJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1950-51 40 26 12 2 - 207 126 54 2nd WCJHL Won championship
1951-52 44 30 11 3 - 229 127 63 1st WCJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1952-53 30 23 11 2 - 165 135 48 2nd WCJHL Lost semi-final
1953-54 36 23 13 0 - 182 119 39 2nd WCJHL Lost final
1954-55 40 30 10 0 - 220 116 60 1st WCJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1955-56 36 24 11 1 - 181 132 49 1st WCJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1956-57 51 32 16 3 - 225 163 67 2nd SJHL Lost semi-final
1957-58 51 36 12 3 - 246 160 75 1st SJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1958-59 48 27 17 4 - 162 139 58 3rd SJHL Lost semi-final
1959-60 59 36 17 6 - 234 142 79 2nd SJHL Lost final
1960-61 60 38 17 5 - 282 177 81 1st SJHL Won championship
1961-62 56 33 16 7 - 237 156 73 2nd SJHL Lost final
1962-63 54 22 24 8 - 210 195 52 5th SJHL Lost quarter-final
1963-64 62 31 22 9 - 332 249 71 2nd SJHL Lost semi-final
1964-65 56 38 10 8 - 314 195 84 1st SJHL Won Championship
1965-66 60 28 25 7 - 312 260 63 5th SJHL Lost quarter-final
1966–67 56 31 18 7 - 324 230 69 3rd Overall Lost final
1967–68 60 29 23 8 - 246 237 64 5th Overall Lost quarter-final
1968–69 42 32 9 1 - 262 129 65 1st SJHL Won championship and Abbott Cup
1969–70 35 21 13 1 - 175 126 43 2nd SJHL Lost Final
1970–71 66 28 36 2 - 202 246 58 4th East Lost quarter-final
1971–72 68 43 23 2 - 287 225 88 1st East Lost final
1972–73 68 30 28 10 - 294 270 70 3rd East Lost quarter-final
1973–74 68 43 14 11 - 377 225 97 1st East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1974–75 70 29 36 5 - 260 288 63 3rd East Lost semi-final
1975–76 72 22 42 8 - 278 347 52 5th East Lost preliminary
1976–77 72 8 53 11 - 218 464 27 4th East Out of playoffs
1977–78 72 29 38 5 - 363 405 63 3rd East Lost East Division final
1978–79 72 18 47 7 - 297 481 43 4th East Out of playoffs
1979–80 72 47 24 1 - 429 311 95 1st East Won championship
1980–81 72 49 21 2 - 423 315 100 1st East Lost East Division final
1981–82 72 48 24 0 - 465 368 96 2nd East Lost final
1982–83 72 48 24 0 - 397 281 96 2nd East Lost East Division semi-final
1983–84 72 48 23 1 - 426 284 97 1st East Lost final
1984–85 72 43 28 1 - 387 298 87 3rd East Lost East Division semi-final
1985–86 72 45 26 1 - 384 295 91 3rd East Eliminated in round-robin
1986–87 72 31 37 4 - 332 356 66 5th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1987–88 72 39 29 4 - 342 286 82 5th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1988–89 72 23 43 6 - 306 358 52 8th East Out of playoffs
1989–90 72 34 31 7 - 332 329 75 3rd East Lost East Division semi-final
1990–91 72 37 32 3 - 346 307 77 5th East Lost East Division semi-final
1991–92 72 31 36 5 - 300 298 67 7th East Out of playoffs
1992–93 72 35 36 1 - 322 313 71 4th East Lost East Division final
1993–94 72 34 36 2 - 308 341 70 7th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1994–95 72 26 43 3 - 269 306 55 7th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1995–96 72 37 33 2 - 316 284 76 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
1996–97 72 42 27 3 - 326 259 87 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–98 72 46 21 5 - 334 250 97 1st East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
1998–99 72 24 43 5 - 238 312 53 5th East Out of playoffs
1999–00 72 32 29 6 5 234 255 75 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2000–01 72 40 27 3 2 285 242 85 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2001–02 72 40 20 4 8 252 192 92 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2002–03 72 25 28 14 5 171 217 69 4th East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2003–04 72 28 32 9 3 230 224 68 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2004–05 72 12 50 4 6 154 285 34 5th East Out of playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 40 27 1 4 236 234 85 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2006–07 72 36 28 2 6 234 220 80 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2007–08 72 44 22 4 2 217 206 94 1st East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–09 72 27 39 1 5 228 265 60 5th East Out of playoffs
2009–10 72 30 35 3 4 246 278 67 6th East Out of playoffs
2010–11 72 23 39 7 3 216 312 56 5th East Out of playoffs
2011–12 72 37 27 6 2 230 214 82 4th East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2012–13 72 25 38 4 5 193 284 59 5th East Out of playoffs
2013-14 72 39 26 4 3 257 247 85 1st East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2014-15 72 37 24 5 6 263 238 85 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2015-16 72 36 28 3 5 243 253 80 4th East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2016-17 72 52 12 7 1 353 211 112 1st East Lost final

WHL Championship history[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

SAJHL Years

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[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 112 2016-17
Most wins 52 2016-17
Fewest points 27 1976–77
Fewest wins 8 1976–77
Most goals for 465 1981–82
Fewest goals for 154 2004–05
Fewest goals against 192 2001–02
Most goals against 481 1978–79
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Doug Wickenheiser 89 1979–80
Most assists Jock Callander and Dave Michayluk 111 1981–82
Most points Jock Callander 190 1981–82
Most points, rookie Dale Derkatch 142 1981–82
Most points, defenceman Darren Veitch 122 1979–80
Most goals, defenceman Connor Hobbs 31 2016-17
Most penalty minutes Al Tuer 486 1981–82
Best GAA (goalie) Josh Harding 2.39 2001–02
Plus/Minus Sergey Zborovskiy +72 2016-17
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

NHL alumni[edit]

Player sweaters retired[edit]

Staff[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Hockey operations staff[edit]

  • Dale McMullin - Director of Scouting
  • Gord Pritchard - Assistant to the GM
  • Greg Mayer - Athletic Therapist/Trainer
  • Gord Cochran - Equipment Manager / Assistant Trainer

Full list of scouts at ReginaPats.com

Front office staff[edit]

  • Anthony Marquart - Governor
  • Todd Lumbard - President
  • Stacey Cattell - Chief Operating Officer
  • Joel Pickering - Manager of Business Development
  • Kellin Enslev - Director of Ticket Sales
  • Karen Magnus - Director of Merchandise
  • Phil Andrews - Play by Play Voice, Director of Media and Communications
  • Clark Munroe- Director of Game Day Operations
  • Karastin Michalycia- Controller
  • Kendra Schulz - Manager of Customer Service
  • Shaun Kindopp- Account Executive

Broadcasters[edit]

  • Phil Andrews - Play-by-Play Announcer

Games broadcast on 620 CKRM

CHL records[edit]

  • 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

NHL first round drafted Pats[edit]

Colten Teubert, drafted 13th overall in 2008
Jordan Eberle, drafted 22nd overall in 2008

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2005–06 WHL Guide