Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats host their annual Spring Prospects Camp this weekend (Friday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 25th) at the Cooperators Centre. The weekend features prospects from the 1998 and 1999 born age groups and acts as an orientation for prospects new to the organization.
“From a hockey staff perspective it’s a real good opportunity for us to interact, not only with the players, but with the parents and the families,” said Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang. “We’re dealing with a smaller group, 20 players will be here, so it does allow us to spend more time one-on-one with these kids and show them what our program is all about.”
The 1998 age group includes 2013 2nd Overall pick Sam Steel who played 7 games (Regular Season/Playoffs) with the Pats in 2013-14 as well as forwards Luc Smith (2013 – 3rd Round) and Jake Elmer (2013 – 6th Round) and defencemen Brady Pouteau and Jared Freadrich (both 2013 – 4th Round). List players Sean Richards, Riley Woods, William Lovell and Ryan Krushen will also be in attendance.
The 1999 age group makes its debut in Regina this weekend featuring 2014 13th Overall selection Jordan Hollett, the first goaltender to be taken by the Pats in the opening round of aWHL Bantam Draft. Hollett is joined by nine new Pats including forward Erik Gardiner (2014 – 2nd Round) and defenceman Riley Bruce (2014 – 5th Round).
“From the players side, it’s a relaxing atmosphere,” Lang continued. “We just encourage them to have fun, enjoy it. There’s no pressure, it’s about building relationships with those that are in their peer group that are Pats prospects and getting an understanding of what it takes to have success at the Western Hockey League level.”
All on-ice sessions are open to the public.
|Friday, May 23rd||6:00 p.m.||@ Cooperators Centre|
|Saturday, May 24th||10:00 a.m.||@ Cooperators Centre|
|Sunday, May 25th||10:00 a.m.||@ Cooperators Centre|
The Pats Neutral Zone Store will be open this weekend featuring a Clearance Sale. Stop by to get Pats gear at great discounted prices.
|Friday, May 23rd||4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||@ Cooperators Centre|
|Saturday, May 24th||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||@ Cooperators Centre|
|Sunday, May 25th||12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||@ Neutral Zone Store (Brandt Centre Foyer)|