The Regina Pats may be a struggling hockey team right now having lost their last four going into the WHL Christmas break, but a week off the ice is good for the team as they have scattered across the land to spend some time at hand.
For Bryan Lockner, he has gone back to home to Colorado. The 17 year old forward says the trip home isn’t a long one, but it is one that will be relaxing, and rewarding.
“It’s always good to get back home,” Lockner said. “It’s good to see the family because they don’t get to see a lot of games. They came up for the home opener and they took in our games in the US, but it is good to see them.
On Christmas Day, Lockner will sit at a table with many.
“We’ll have about 20 people. It will be a basic day though with us getting up, opening presents and then having supper.|
Dawson Davidson isn’t travelling as far as Lockner. In fact, he isn’t travelling that far as his hometown is Moosomin.
Like Lockner, he estimates around 20 people will be with him as his family eats Christmas dinner.
“All of my family will be there. It will be nice to lay low and just enjoy some time in my hometown.” Davidson said. “It will be relaxing and it will be good to get home and see some Pats fans who know what we are up to.”
Whether they be in Moosomin or Colorado, players will have to say good-bye soon after the Christmas meal is had and head back to Regina to start the second half of the season.
That second half of the season starts in Brandon on December 27th with the Wheat Kings back in Regina on December 28th.