Ice plant issues at Brandt Centre forces cancellation of Pats game

The Regina Pats were forced to cancel their game with the Swift Current Broncos on Friday night because of a problem with the ice plant which made the ice unplayable.

Stacey Cattell is the team’s Chief Operating Officer and told 620 CKRM’s Ryan McNally what happened.

“Speaking with our partners at Evraz Place, there was a brine leak and brine flows through the pipes to keep the ice plant freezing ice. With that leak, it is coming up to the surface so we can’t have the ice plant on.  As a result, the ice isn’t safe to play on so we can’t play.  It’s an unfortunate incident.”

The team had a give-away planned as it was “Colton Teubert Bobblehead Night” with the former Pat in attendance to sign autographs.  Cattell says they are appreciative of the fact Teubert could come to Regina as he is coaching in Bellingham, Washington.  He says they will see if there is another opportunity to bring Teubert back.

The cause of the leak is not known, but there was an unconfirmed report saying a line was punctured when the holes for the goalposts at one end of the ice surface were being drilled in.

The Pats next home game is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 against Prince Albert.  The team is in Winnipeg on Saturday for their first ever game in the Manitoba capital against the Ice.



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