GM Lang sticking to the plan

GM Lang sticking to the plan during ownership transition

A change at the top of the Regina Pats' organization hasn't necessarily left GM Chad Lang feeling stuck in the middle.

While new ownership prepares to formally accept the keys to the franchise on May 30, Lang is continuing to go about his business while running the team's day-today operations - with the current focus being on today's WHL bantam draft in Calgary.

"Russ Parker is responsible for the hockey club until the transfer (is completed) and the new ownership takes over," explained Lang.

"My correspondence will be no different than it has been in years past. I'll communicate with Russ on whatever transactions we're looking at doing and yet when I met with Russ and when I met with (new owner) Anthony (Marquart) both gentlemen indicated it's business as usual and to conduct it as I see fit - in the best interests of this organization."

As a result, Lang plans to continue executing his vision. "I said from Day 1 when I came to Regina, we have to get bigger, we have to get stronger," he explained. "Yet I always caution that it's great to be big but you still need skill and you still need to be able to skate. Those are the things we're trying to identify."

Lang's game plan doesn't just apply to his team's selections in the bantam draft.

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on May 01, 2014 by Kevin Shaw |