The Regina Pats have named local business man Stacey Cattell, as the clubs new Chief Operating Officer.
The team made the announcement Thursday, with team President Todd Lumbard also in attendance.
Lumbard said Cattell is a great asset to the hockey club.
“Hiring Stacey not only with his background in sports, but also in business is really big for us. He’s a local person, he’s connected to the community, going forward he’s going to bring a lot to the table.”
Cattell spent seven years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, including time as the Director of Corporate Development and club liaison for the 1995 Grey Cup construction and sponsorship committees .
“It’s a humbling honour to accept this position with an organization that is really turning the sport and entertainment scene in Regina upside down. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see they have done a great job bringing tremendous hockey people here” said Cattell.
Cattell is also excited to see the outcome of the upcoming Memorial Cup bid presentation, which will take place January 25th, in Toronto.
“This is the most storied hockey franchise I believe in Canada, and in North America, so getting something like that for our 100th year would be phenomenal, and if not it’s still going to be a tremendous year.”
Cattell began his career with the Pats, working from 1984 to 1987 as a marketing and game day assistant.
He takes over for Marty Klyne, who has accepted a CEO role with another organization.