October 12, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the Regina Pats Hockey Club Secure History
Regina, Saskatchewan - The history of the world's oldest major-junior hockey team is in good hands.
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) and the Regina Pats Hockey Club have entered into a new partnership. Under the agreement, the SSHF will serve as the official repository for the Regina Pat's permanent collection. This partnership represents the first of its kind with a Saskatchewan based Western Hockey League franchise.
"Ensuring the preservation of our history for generations to come is very important to the organization," said Regina Pats Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cattell. "As the experts in this field, it only makes sense to partner with a Saskatchewan institution like the Sports Hall of Fame. It will be in a place our fans know and in the future can go to and appreciate the rich history of Regina Pats hockey."
The current Pats collection has been placed into safekeeping with the SSHF. Going forward, every effort will be made to ensure the ongoing history of the 100 year old franchise is captured through the addition of artifacts and archival documents to the SSHF's permanent collection.
As part of the team's centennial celebration during the 2017-18 season, a new installation has been done at the Brandt Centre. Ten new exhibits celebrate different components of the last 100 years. The exhibit can be viewed along the north side of the Brandt Centre in the Link (connecting Queensbury and the Brandt Centre).
The installation will stay in place throughout the 2017-18 season until the conclusion of the 2018 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
For more information please contact:
Autumn McDowell, SSHF Communications Coordinator @ 306-780-9203
Mark Rathwell, Director Regina Pats Community Foundation @ 306-337-1532
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday night at home to the Saskatoon Blades. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or stop by any Regina Safeway to get Safeway Fun Zone tickets for just $13.
About the Regina Pats
Named for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world. Since their founding in 1917, the Pats have won three Memorial Cup championships and compete in the WHL's Eastern Division. To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or visit www.reginapats.com