The WHL is on its Christmas break with no games scheduled until the 27th.
The first half of the season saw the Regina Pats finish with a record of 9-24-0-1. While that isn’t what head coach Dave Struch would like to see, he says believe it or not there have been more positives than negatives when you look at the overall picture when it comes to where this team is headed in the future.
“The win-loss record isn’t great and we would like to be better, but when you look at the development of our players for the most part and look at the team as a whole and not individuals, there was a lot of improvement from day one of the season to now. “Struch said. “We knew coming in we would have to fight for our victories and play as perfect a game as possible and that is what has happened.”
Players don’t have to report back until Boxing Day when the team will hold a light workout before heading to Brandon the next day to start the second half of the schedule. Struch says when they do return, the message will change somewhat.
“We have to have more of an edge and killer instinct attitude no matter what our record is. ” Struch stated. “Those are the successes that will help the program grow going into next year.”
The next home game for the team will be on the 28th when Brandon is here.