The Regina Pats Homecoming Weekend has come to an end.
The weekend featured an alumni game featuring former WHL stars, a Sunday afternoon Pats game and several off-ice functions attracted former WHL stars to the Saskatchewan capital to celebrate hockey and the Regina Pats.
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Pats Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cattell said this event took a lot of time, effort and manpower to pull off.
“Our staff took some time between the regular season and the playoffs to lay out what we wanted to see in terms for our 100th anniversary,” he said. “It was also predicated by the vision of ownership group, especially Shaun Semple, the potential of the outdoor game.”
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Despite the outdoor game being cancelled and moved inside the Brandt Centre, Cattell says it was a still a memorable few days.
“From alumni to the Soldier On group to all of the NHL stars that showed up for the game on Saturday, it was just a tremendous weekend to celebrate hockey and the Regina Pats.”
Cattell said one memory that stood out emanated from one of the events that got Homecoming Weekend started: a gala dinner in Moose Jaw.
“We had all of our parents of our players and our billets together for the weekend,” he said. “They were at the game Friday in Moose Jaw to see us win. We had a beautiful dinner with them on Saturday night.”
“That stuff is really special.”