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 Pats 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.