The Regina Pats will kick off their 2013-14 training camp on August 28th, as nearly 90 players will hit the ice at the Cooperators Centre. To conclude camp, Pats hopefuls will take part in their annual Blue vs White intrasquad game on Sunday, September 1st.
Regina - August 26, 2013 - It’s hard to believe the 2013-14 WHL Regular Season is just around the corner.
Don’t miss a moment of the action as the Pats look to return to the WHL Playoffs. Season Tickets start at just $275 for Adults to attend all 36 Regular Season home games as well as the first two games home games of the playoffs. Season Ticket Holders also enjoy a 15% discount at the Neutral Zone Store, “Bring a Friend” coupons and a Limited Edition Collectors’ Print among other benefits. Visit ReginaPats.com or call the Pats Office at 306-522-PATS for more information on becoming a Season Ticket Holder.
Regina Pats Wickenheiser Golf Classic
This afternoon marks the 16th Annual tournament in honour of Pats great, Doug Wickenheiser. In addition to playing eighteen holes at the beautiful Wascana Golf and Country Club, golfers will participate in on course activities with opportunities to win fantastic prizes. The evening will wrap up with a catered dinner hosted by the voice of the Pats on CKRM, Phil Andrews. Proceeds from the event go to support Palliative Care Services.
2013 Training Camp
Nearly 90 players will be at the Cooperators Centre this week as the Pats’ hockey operations staff evaluates the talent on hand and builds the 2013-14 edition of the Pats. The action gets going Wednesday, August 28th as rookies and prospects take to the ice starting at 7:00 p.m. Visit ReginaPats.com for the full Training Camp schedule and check out the video section to learn more about some of the prospects attending Pats Camp.
2013 Blue and White Game
To conclude camp, the Pats hopefuls play in the annual intrasquad game Sunday, September 1st at the Cooperators Centre. Entry to the game is just $2 at the door for the 11 a.m. contest. Enjoy a full sports day by catching the Blue and White Game before heading to Mosaic Stadium to see the Riders and Bombers clash.
Hewitt Commits to UBC
With 2012-13 Pats over-age players Lane Scheidl and Colton Jobke set to play South of the border this season, goaltender Matt Hewitt rounded out the trio by taking advantage of the WHL Scholarship program and committing to the University of British Columbia to play for the Thunderbirds. The Pats 2013 Unsung Hero and Fan Choice award winner will battle for the starting position at his new school. The Pats wish Matt all the best as he moves on to the next stage of his hockey and education careers.
As always, the WHL Off-Season brings with it many changes. The Pats welcomed eight new players to the organization at the WHL Bantam Draft including 2nd Overall selection Sam Steel and five other bantam picks. The Pats also added depth by acquiring SJHL Co-Playoff MVP goaltender Dawson MacAuley (’94) and 18-year old forward Geordie Maguire.
The CHL Import draft saw the Pats add 19-year old Russian defenceman Dmitry Sinitsyn who spent the last two seasons in the NCAA with UMass-Lowell. Also joining the Blue and White was German 17-year old forward Maximilian Kammerer.
The changes weren’t limited to players as the Pats will have a different look behind the bench this season. Though a familiar face, Malcolm Cameron takes on a new role as Head Coach of the Blue and White. With Cameron’s spot as an assistant coach open, the club hired 2013 MHL (Junior-A) Coach of the Year, Bill McGuigan to help guide the team.
Pats at the NHL Draft
Two Pats saw their aspirations realized when Morgan Klimchuk and Kyle Burroughs were both selected by NHL organizations at the 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey.
Klimchuk heard his name called by his hometown Calgary Flames in the first round (28th Overall), joining Sean Monahan and Emile Poirier as one of Calgary’s three opening round picks.
Kyle Burroughs had to wait a little longer as he went on the board in the seventh round (196th Overall) to the New York Islanders.
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