Regina Pats Gameday Preview
Pre-Season Game #1 – Sept. 6, 2012
Cooperators Centre

Tonight’s exhibition game marks the beginning of the WHL Pre-Season for both the Pats and the Wheat Kings.  The Pats full roster features fourteen first year players vying for spots on the 2012-13 edition of the team.  Meanwhile, 13 of the Wheat Kings’ 20 forwards still in camp are first year players.  Expect young talent to be on full display this evening.  Tickets for tonight’s contest are ten dollars general admission.  Season Ticket Holders can attend for only two dollars.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 620 CKRM starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:35 p.m.

New Face:
The Pats completed their first trade of the 2012-13 season yesterday, acquiring defenceman Keaton Lubin (’94) from the Calgary Hitmen for a conditional sixth round draft pick.  Lubin suited up in 50 games for the Hitmen over the last two seasons and at 6’0”/192 lbs, could add more physicality to the Pats blue line.

Around the League:
Despite the Pats and Wheat Kings just beginning their Pre-Season’s tonight, teams in the WHL are well into their exhibition schedules.  The Hitmen and Kamloops Blazers lead the way in the Pre-Season standings sitting undefeated in three games.  In the East Division, Swift Current and Moose Jaw are the only teams with game action.

Ticket Pickup:
Season Ticket Holders will be able to pick up their season tickets Wednesday, September 12th.

Pre-Season Schedule:
Friday, September 7th
Pats @ Brandon – 6:30 p.m. – Westman Place
Friday, September 14th
Saskatoon @ Pats – 7 p.m. – Brandt Centre
Saturday, September 15th
Pats @ Saskatoon – 7:05 p.m. – Credit Union Centre
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