Friday, May 28, 2010

Pats Spring Camp

I know that this has been posted a few days ago on other blogs and sites but I figured I would add it to my blog now that I am more committed to it. I was going to post that it would make almost zero sense to have a camp and not have a GM in place to evaluate what we have for prospects. Now that Chad Lang is in as GM he can get started to re-build the Pats to be a "Crown Jewel" of the WHL. Here is the story from

Pats Spring Camp Set to Go

Regina, Saskatchewan – This weekend the Regina Pats will have their top prospects in the Queen City for spring camp. The goal of the camp is to get the players acclimated to the Regina Pats Hockey Club before training camp in late August and for the coaching staff to get an exclusive look at the prospects playing within their own age group.

21 of the Pats top prospects will take part in 2 practices, seminars on education, training regiments, nutrition as well as getting to know the Pats staff and learning about the WHL. 8 of the top 9 picks from the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft as well as all 9 of the Pats remaining players from the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft will attend this weekend’s camp.

Practices will be Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to noon at the Co-Operators Centre. Jordan Eberle, Garrett Mitchell, Andrew Rieder and Tyler Borstmayer will be on hand to help mentor the young prospects both on and off the ice.

2010 Draft Picks Attending: 2009 Draft Picks Attending: Other Attendees:
Morgan Klimchuk (1st Rd) Chandler Stephenson (1st Rd) Ryan Baskerville (8th '08)
Kyle Burroughs (3rd Rd) Landon Peel (3rd Rd) Michael Sagen (8th '08)
Colby Williams (4th Rd) Ryan Leonzio (7th Rd) A.J. Fossen (listed)
Ty McLean (5th Rd) Jack Rodewald (8th Rd) Dryden Hunt (listed)
Brett Harris (5th Rd) Garrett Lockeridge (9th Rd)
Tanner Burghardt (6th Rd) Jesse Roden (10th Rd)
Nolan DeJong (7th Rd) Darrin Robinson (10th Rd)
Demico Hannoun (9th Rd) Sean Whelan (11th Rd)
Tyler Mueller (12th Rd)

Players and coaches will be made available for interviews after the practices are over on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

I plan on going down on Saturday to check it out. I will post my thoughts that afternoon. I look forward to seeing these kids a year older, a year more mature and that much closer to helping out the Pats.