The Regina Pats will have some home fans in the stands as they get set to take on the Everett Silvertips in Washington on Tuesday.
Ten crew members form the HMCS Regina are making the trip from Esquimalt, British Columbia to meet the team and cheer them on during Tuesday’s contest.
They also met with the team after Monday’s morning skate in Everett.
Mark Rathwell with the Regina Pats says the crew will present a Captain’s hat to Head Coach John Paddock.
He says the metaphor will not be lost on the young players.
Rathwell says the growing relationship between the Pats organization and the Canadian military is something which is very important to the team.