The Regina Pats have had a fantastic year on the ice and off of it as well.
As the team prepares for its last regular season home game of the year, the Pats’ Mark Rathwell says the Brandt Centre has been the place to be this winter and the attendance figures show that.
“Our average fan attendance this year is just over 54-hundred a game,” says Rathwell. “That’s up from over 43-hundred the year before. That’s fantastic. We’re locked in at 5th in the league for attendance this year.”
Rathwell says the Brandt Centre has been the place to be this winter no matter who the team is playing because of the game-day experience
“Rivalries like Moose Jaw and Brandon and Saskatoon will sell themselves,” says Rathwell. “But what we’ve tried to do is create an atmosphere that regardless of who is on the ice, you’re going to come here and have a good time.”
Friday night is the last regular season home game of the year, and it is Fan Appreciation Night.
Several prizes will be given away throughout the night including a 1000 dollar prize courtesy 620 CKRM.
Game time is 7 o’clock and if you don’t have a ticket, you’ll have to get resourceful as the game is sold out.
Meantime, the Pats play their final home game of the regular season tonight against the Brandon Wheat Kings.
The Pats carry a 4-1-0-1 record against Brandon into this seventh of eight meetings on the season.
The game can be heard on 620 CKRM with Bennett Dunlop Ford Pats Hockey beginning at 6:35 p.m.