The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have signed 17-year-old goaltender Spencer Welke to a WHL Standard Player Agreement, presented by Signpatico. By signing in the WHL, a player is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship at his institution of choice for every year he plays in the league.
Welke (6’1, 200) is a listed prospect of the Pats and is currently a member of the Prince Albert Mintos of the SMHL. He has played in 10 games, going 5-3-0 with a 2.15 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.
“We are excited to sign Spencer,” said Pats VP of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Paddock. “He is having a great season in Prince Albert and brings depth to the position in our organization.”
Welke, from Yorkton, SK, played bantam with the Yorkton Terriers, winning a SBAAHL title in 2016. He is in his second season in the SMHL with the Mintos.
The Pats are back in action on Sunday for the 2019 Prairie Classic outdoors at Mosaic Stadium. Puck drop against the Calgary Hitmen is at 2 p.m. and tickets are available at reginapats.com.