Sunday, December 25, 2016

70 years ago today...

The Regina Pats played their first and only Christmas Day Regular Season game.

On December 25, 1946 the Pats played the Notre Dame Hounds at the Queen City Gardens. The Pats were victorious in their one and only Christmas Day regular season game but a score of 6-3.







The Game Summary

One last thing....

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Here's to a great second half and a deep playoff run for the Pats!

Kevin

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

99 Years Years Ago

I think I have fixed my computer issue.


On this date in 1917 the Pats played their first ever game.


The Patricias defeated the Regina Victorias 5-2.

From The Regina Leader:

PATS SHOW SPEED IN SECOND PERIOD BEAT VICS, 5 TO 2
Surprise Was Handed Out at Arena Rink Last Night – Fast Hockey

Showing a burst of speed in the second period, which took the then leading Vics off their feet, the Patricia hockey team won the initial home game of the season at the Arena rink last night by a score of 5 to 2. At the end of the initial session, the score was 2 to 1 in the Vics favor and the Pats looked like a beaten club. They were far from that as they demonstrated in the middle twenty minutes.

Winners Deserved Game.
The winning team deserved the game for the great spirit they made in the intervening session. However, an injury to Paquet, the goal tender, helped some. He was cut on the chin from coming in contact with Dutkowski’s stick and when he returned to the ice, two goals were scored in less than ten seconds after one another.

The game was a fast one, far more so than anyone expected and the boys surprised everyone by the speed displayed especially in the second period, when they sped uo and down the ice like race horses.

Some High Feeling.
The feeling between the teams was at a high tension especially in the first period. There were penalties galore in this twenty minutes, but the hard feeling died away and the boys paid more attention to hockey, and less to the man in the second and third chapters.

The Pats had more weight than their rivals and they used this weight to good advantage in the middle and final portions of the game.

Bill Broadfoot Starred.
Bill Broadfoot was the star man of his club and did more than anyone else to bring victory Patward. He was in the game every minute and stopped dangerous rushes of the opposition at times when the Vics looked as if nothing could stop a goal, Behind him was his fifteen-year-old brother, Walt Broadfoot, and the kid was as cool as an Eskimo in a snow hut. He didn’t let anything bother him with the result that he played a swell game, Harding was the best of the forwards. A good move was made in the second period when Hackney was replaced by Wingham. The latter played a strong game and paired well with Broadfoot on the defence. Bill Molisky was checked hard and was sent to the fence often.

Baldwin and Marshall were the two best players for the Vics. These boys skated like fiends and were in the game at all times. Young Davidson and Frank Broadfoot had a hard tussle at centre ice with the result that neither could shine to advantage, although each played a strong game. Crapper was off the ice too often to do much work for his club, although he scored the first goal by a good shot from the right side.

Paquet played a dandy game in goal and the counts that got by him were well-nigh unstoppable. The Vic defence played better in the first period than in the other parts of the game.

Neither of the teams played much combination, although this could not be expected at this stage of the season. The shooting was not “dead on” and the losers had better aim last night than the winners.

Ice in Good Shape.
The ice was in prime shape and this allowed the boys to speed up to their hearts’ content. The game was well handled by the officials, Delehay and Captain Otton. The latter had a lot to do in the first period, but after that the players didn’t give him so much work.

The teams lined up as follows:
Patricias. Position. Vics
W. Broadfoot Goal. Paquet
Hackney Left defence. Miller
Bill Broadfoot Right defence. Arnott
Harding Rover. Marshall
F. Broadfoot Centre. Davidson
Dutkowski Left wing. Baldwin
W. Molisky Right wing. Crapper

Goal summary: First period – 1, Vics, Crapper 1.35; 2, Vics. Marshall assist Baldwin, 7.40; 3, Pats, Broadfoot, 10 minutes.  Second period – 4, Pats, Wingham, 5 minutes; 5. Pats, Harding 11 minutes; 6, Pats, F. Broadfoot from Harding, 8 seconds. Third period – 7, Pats, Dutkowski, 8.20.

Penalties: First period – W. Molisky 1 minute, Harding 1 minute, Molisky, 1 minute, Davidson 2 minutes, F. Broadfoot 1 minute; Baldwin 1 minute, W. Molisky 1 minute, Crapper 2 minutes, Hackney 2 minutes, Baldwin 2 minutes. Second period – Crapper 1 minute, Miller 2 minutes, W. Molisky 3 minutes, Crapper 2 minutes. Third period – Wingham 1 minute, Marshall 1 minute, Marshall 1 minute. Substitutions – First period, none. Second period, Wingham replace Hackney, Foster replaced Marshall. Third period, Marshall replaced Foster, Cameron replaced Dutkowski, Dutkowski replaced Cameron, J. Molisky replaced F. Broadfoot. Referee, Delehay Judge of play, Otton, Time of periods, 20 minutes each.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

More stats....

It's been a while since I have posted, so here's some numbers for you all.

Goalies
--Tyler Brown is just the 19th goalie in Pats history to play 90 Regular Season games. At 4904 minutes played Brown is just 17 minutes away from moving into 18th place All-Time in minutes played in Pats history (passing Bernie Germain 4920 and Pat Ansell 4912).

Games Played
-- Adam Brooks has now played 273 regular season games with the Pats and is tied for 11th place All-Time in Pats History with Logan Pyett.

--Austin Wagner and Chase Harrison are both at 197 and both need 3 games to reach the 200 mark. Once they reach that mark they will be the 75th and 76th players in Pats History to reach that milestone.

Goals
--Adam Brooks 90 goals make him just the 54th Pat to reach that feat.

--Austin Wagner is 94th with 63 goals.
--Sam Steel is tied for 95th with 61 goals (with Harold Ottenbreit and David McDonald)

Assists
-- Adam Brooks has now reached a tie for 16th All-Time with 163 assists (Greg Joly and Frank Kovacs).

--Sam Steel is tied for 68th All-Time with 111 assists (Barret Jackman).

Points
--Adam Brooks has moved into sole possession of 28th All-Time in Pats Franchise History with 253 points. 4 points would give him 257 and move him past Gerry Minor and Ron Garwasiuk into 26th place. 7 points would give him 260 and would become the 24th Pat to hit 260 points and pass Mike Wanchuk and Karry Biette in the process.

--Sam Steel is in sole possession of 75th place All-Time with 172 points.


I'm adding more to this post.... check back tomorrow.

QUICK UPDATE, Dec. 12:
I'm having computer issues. Hopefully I can get some things up today or tomorrow.