Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pats Playoffs vs. Broncos Franchise

This will be the 11th season in which the Pats will face the Broncos franchise in the playoffs. There have been 9 previous series and 1 season in which the teams participated in a round robin.

The Broncos have played out of 2 cities and these records include both cities, but I will break it down a bit.

The Pats and Broncos first met in the Playoffs in 1974. The Broncos put up a fight but the eventual Memorial Cup winner would prevail in 6 games. The Pats outscored the Broncos 29-22 in the series.

The next season the Broncos moved to Lethbridge (where they played until the 1986-87 season) and again faced the Broncos and again prevailed in 6 games outscoring the Broncos 27-20 in the series.

The Pats and Broncos wouldn't meet in the playoffs again until the 1979-80 season and the Pats dominated the series in a 4 game sweep outscoring the Broncos 28-16 in the process. The Pats went on to the Memorial Cup tournament.

The Pats met the Broncos again in the 1982 playoffs where the Broncos had a 3 games to 2 lead coming back to Regina for game 6 only to lose the final two games by a combined score of 11-3. The Pats took the series in 7. Pats outscored the Broncos 26-18 in the series.

In the 1986 playoffs the WHL decided to do an Eastern Division Round Robin with 6 teams involved. Prince Albert, Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, the Pats and Broncos were all involved in the round robin. Each team played each other once and the Pats and Broncos each ended up with one win a piece, both wins were against each other (neither advanced). In the 2 games the Broncos outscored the Pats 10-9.

The next time the Pats and Broncos met was when the team was solidly back in Swift Current. The 1988 playoffs first round was a best of 5 series in which the Broncos won in 4 games. The Broncos outscored the Pats 24-20 in the 4 games.

The teams met again in the 1990 playoffs, again in a best of 5 series to open up the playoffs. The Pats prevailed in this one 3 games to 1, outscoring the Broncos 17-16.

The Broncos were not kind to the Pats in the 1993 playoffs. The Broncos swept the Pats in 4 straight outscoring them 27-13. That one stung.

It took 14 more years for the Pats and Broncos to clash in the playoffs again, finally in 2007 it happened. The Pats took the Broncos out in 6 hard fought games. Pats outscored the Broncos 21-14.

The Broncos avenged the 2007 defeat by taking the Pats out in 6 games in the 2008 playoffs. The Broncos won the last 3 games of the series to put the finishing touches on the series. Broncos out scored the Pats 25-18 in the series.

With all that said here is a breakdown:

Historically against the Broncos franchise:

HOME 24 13 11 108 90
ROAD 25 14 11 100 102
OVERALL 49 27 22 208 192

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy 4,400th Regina Pats!

With tonight's action in Prince Albert the Regina Pats will be playing in the teams 4,400th Regular Season Game in All-Time Franchise History.

After 4,399 games the Pats have:
2257 Wins
1795 Losses
242 Ties
67 Overtime Losses
38 Shootout Losses

If you calculate that out the Pats are 462 games above .500.

I really don't know how many people read this so I will stop there for now. I will gladly add more information if people ask for it.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ex-Pats Still Involved With Hockey

I've done some research and put together a list of ex-Pats still involved with hockey at various levels. If you know of any that I missed please feel free to comment or email me If you notice some players are listed as playing for more than one club, a few players have moved from club to club (and back again).

As of February 17, 2015

National Hockey League - NHL
Erin Ginnell  (Player) – Florida Panthers – Head Amateur Scout
Rob Laird (Player) – Los Angeles Kings – Senior Pro Scout
Brad Lauer (Player) – Anaheim Ducks – Assistant Coach
Al MacIsaac (Player) – Chicago Black Hawks – Vice President, Hockey Operations
Ross Mahoney (Player) – Washington Capitals – Assistant General Manager
Bryan Murray (Coach) – Ottawa Senators – General Manager
Corey Osmak (Trainer) – Calgary Flames – Assistant Equipment Manager
Shad Richea (Trainer) – Calgary Flames – Assistant Athletic Therapist
Mike Sillinger (Player) – Edmonton Oilers – Director of Player Development
Brad Treliving (Player) – Calgary Flames – General Manager
Barry Trotz (Player) – Washington Capitals – Head Coach
Al Tuer (Player) – Florida Panthers – Professional Scout

Carter Ashton – Toronto Maple Leafs (7 games  - traded to Tampa Bay)
Victor Bartley - Nashville Predators
Brandon Davidson – Edmonton Oilers (4 games)
Jordan Eberle - Edmonton Oilers
Barret Jackman - St. Louis Blues
Martin Marincin - Edmonton Oilers
Brad Stuart – Colorado Avalanche

American Hockey League - AHL
Carter Ashton - Toronto Marlies
Carter Ashton – Syracuse Crunch (after trade from Toronto)
Brandon Davidson - Oklahoma City Barons
Josh Harding - Iowa Wild
Derek Hulak - Texas Stars
Dallas Jackson – Hartford Wolf Pack
Martin Marincin – Oklahoma City Barons (recalled to Edmonton)
Garrett Mitchell - Hershey Bears
Colton Orr - Toronto Marlies
Chandler Stephenson - Hershey Bears
Jordan Weal - Manchester Monarchs

Myles Bell – Evansville Icemen
Justin Bernhardt – Witchita Thunder
Art Bidlevskii - Gwinnett Gladiators
Ian Duval – Witchita Thunder (played a majority of the season but is now not on the active roster)
Thomas Frazee - Fort Wayne Komets
Dallas Jackson - Greenville Road Warriors
Colton Jobke - Alaska Aces (now on loan to Ausburger in the DEL)
Lane Scheidl - Kalamazoo Wings
Dyson Stevenson - Gwinnett Gladiators

Southern Professional Hockey League - SPHL
Levi Lind - Columbus Cottonmouths
Matt Robertson – Fayetteville Fireantz

Federal Hockey League - FHL

Tyler Borstmayer – Saskatchewan
Jeff Bosch - Lakehead
Matt Delahey – Saskatchewan
Lucas Froese – Ryerson University
Matt Hewitt - UBC
Damien Ketlo – Lethbridge
Boston Leier – Acadia
Geordie Maguire - Queens
Cass Mappin – Lethbridge
Matt Marantz - Western
Colten Mayor - Western
Tanner Olstad – Mount Royal
Trent Ouellette - Western
Neal Prokop - McGill
Alex Pym - Royal Military College
Andrew Rieder - Dalhousie
Adam Rossignol – UBC
Mark Schneider – Regina
Brandon Underwood - UBC

Shamus Graham - Red Deer
Mikael Jung - SAIT

Chris Schlenker (Player) - WHL referee

Drew Callander (Player) – Scout – Calgary Hitmen
Matt Cockell  (Goalie) – Goaltending Coach – Brandon Wheat Kings
Ryan Cyr (Goaltending Coach) – Goaltending Coach – Spokane Chiefs
Dale Derkatch (Player) – Director of Player Personnel – Prince Albert Raiders
Josh Dixon (Assistant Coach) – Assistant Coach – Swift Current Broncos
Dave Faulkner (Player) – Scout – Prince Albert Raiders
Jamie Heward (Player) – Assistant Coach – Swift Current Broncos
Garnet Kazuik (Player) – Director of Scouting – Kootenay Ice
Leo MacDonald (Assistant Coach) – Scout – Portland Winterhawks
Darren Parsons (Player) – Education Coordinator – Everett Silvertips
Mark Romas (Scout) – Scout – Seattle Thunderbirds
Shaun Sutter (Assistant Coach) – Assistant GM/Director of Player Personnel – Red Deer Rebels
Barry Trapp (Assistant Coach and Assistant GM) – Scout – Regina Pats
Graham Tuer (Assistant GM & Scout) – Scout – Kelowna Rockets

Dexter Bricker – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Kyle Burroughs – Medicine Hat Tigers
Connor Gay – Red Deer Rebels
Dryden Hunt – Medicine Hat Tigers
Morgan Klimchuk – Brandon Wheat Kings
Logan McVeigh – Kamloops Blazers
Brady Reagan – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jack Rodewald - Moose Jaw Warriors
Isaac Schacher – Saskatoon Blades
Nick Schneider – Medicine Hat Tigers

Junior A
Adam Beukeboom – Flin Flon Bombers - SJHL
Dexter Bricker – Melfort Mustangs – SJHL
*Tyler Fuhr – Estevan Bruins – SJHL
Stephen Hak – Steinbach Pistons – MJHL
Darian Henry – Okotoks Oilers – AJHL
Dawson MacAuley – Yorkton Terriers – SJHL
*Griffin Mumby – Canmore Eagles – AJHL
Bryar Ortynski - Sherwood Park Crusaders - AJHL
Landon Peel - Portage Terriers - MJHL
Carson Samoridny - Spruce Grove Saints - AJHL
Dane Schioler - Portage Terriers - MJHL
Bryden Serafini - Melfort Mustangs - SJHL
Spencer Tremblay – Battlefords North Stars – SJHL
*Rylee Zimmer – Waywayseecappo Wolverines - MJHL

Kontinental Hockey League - KHL
Filip Novak - Dynamo Moskva
Logan Pyett - Admiral Vladivostok
Kaspars Saulietis - Dinamo Riga
1 - Dmitry Sinistsyn – Moscow Dynamo
Denis Tolpeko - Salavat Yulaev Ufa

Vysshaya Hokkeinaya Liga - VHL
Russia's second level of hockey - as of yet not a minor league to the KHL
2 - Dmitri Sinitsyn - Dynamo Balashikha

Molodezhnaya Hokkeinaya Liga - MHL
Junior Hockey League - 39 teams in 7 countries
1 - Maximilian Kammerer - EC Salzburg II
3 - Dmitri Sinitsyn - HK MVD Jr

Chad Bassen - Iserlohn Roosters
Shawn Belle - Düsseldorfer EG
Garrett Festerling - Hamburg Freezers
Colton Jobke - Augsburger Panther
T.J. Mulock - Eisbären Berlin
Tyson Mulock - Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
Colten Teubert - Iserlohn Roosters

Clarke Breitkreuz - Löwen Frankfurt

Cody Carlson - EC Peiting

Justin Bernhardt - ESV Buchloe (now in ECHL)

National League A - NLA
Josh Holden - Zug
Jesse Zgraggen - Ambrì-Piotta

Swedish Hockey League - SHL
Emil Sylvegard - Luleå (on loan to Asplöven)

Emil Sylvegard - Asplöven

Hockeyettan (formerly Division 1 - 3rd tier professional)
Ricard Blidstrand - Kallinge/Ronneby

AL-Bank Ligaen - also known as Metal Ligaen
Henry Hardarson - Rødovre Mighty Bulls
Petr Kalus - Herning

Czech Republic
Czech Extraliga (Extraliga ledního hokeje, ELH)
Rudolf Cerveny - HK Hradec Kralove
Radek Duda - HC Karlovy Vary
Michal Poletin - HC Slavia Praha
Juraj Valach - HC Slavia Praha
Dominik Volek - HC Sparta Praha (on loan to HC Litomerice)

Czech 1.liga (1. hokejová liga České republiky)
(2nd level of hockey in the Czech Republic)
Kamil Vavra – HC Šumperk (Salith Šumperk)
Dominik Volek - HC Stadion Litoměřice

Czech 2.liga (2. hokejová liga České republiky)
(3rd level of hockey in the Czech Republic)
Karel Mosovsky – IHC Pisek

Czech4 (Czech Regional League)
Pavel Beránek - HC Spartak Choceň

Hampus Gustafsson - Grenoble

Juraj Roznik - HK Dukla Trencin

Juraj Roznik - MsHK Prievidza
Tomas Hricina - HC 46 Bardejov

MOL Liga (Hungary, Romania, Slovakia)
Jesse Dudas - Miskolci Jegesmedve JSE

SM-Liiga - Finnish Elite League
Craig Schira - HPK

Erste Bank EHL
Garnet Exelby – Dornbirner EC
Nick Ross - HC Innsbruck

Austria U20
2 – Maximilian Kammerer – EC Salzburg U20

Paul Albers - Sportivi Ghiaccio Cortina

Elite Ice Hockey League - EIHL
Gerad Adams – Sheffield Steelers – Head Coach
Kevin Saurette – Belfast Giants

English Premier Ice Hockey League - EPIHL
Robin Kovar - Manchester Phoenix

Polska Hokej Liga
Petr Dvorak - KS Cracovia Krakow

I didn't go through the Staff of the CIS or Junior A as of yet. I intend on doing that soon.