Regina Pats are ready to Ignite in 23-24

The Regina Pats not only opened up their home schedule of the 2023-24 Western Hockey League schedule, but they also launched their theme for the new campaign, IGNITE.

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“Regina has played host to some of the best junior hockey talent in the world for more than a century – longer than any other city,” said Queen City Sports & Entertainment CEO, Gord Pritchard. “Over the years, those players had a huge role in building our proud legacy, but it takes more than talented players to create something like that. It starts with strong support from local hockey fans, and the Pats regiment is the best anywhere. It requires a strong organization, working hard behind the scenes to help the team bring another Memorial Cup victory to the Queen City. That means people like our coaches, hockey and business staff, our game day crew and facility managers, and the many community partners who work with us to make game day an exciting event, week after week.”

As apart of the new theme, there will be some new features to the Pats gameday experience.

• The Community Torch Bearer – a member of the Pats community will carry a ceremonial torch to centre ice as part of the pre-game ceremony for every Saturday game throughout the season and select speciality games. At Saturday’s game, former Pats captain, Logan Nijhoff, had the honour of carrying on this tradition.
• Pats Family Profiles – the Pats will shine the spotlight on some of the important people in the team’s past (and present) that have played a key role in building the team’s impressive legacy.
• Ignite the Community Game – On January 6th, 2024, the Pats will host their ‘Ignite the Community’ game, an event wholly focussed on celebrating the citizens of Regina, including key members of the Pats community.

There will be additional events announced in the future that will unite the Pats and their fanbase.

Next action for Regina is Wednesday night when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre.

Coverage on 620 CKRM begins at 6:35, the opening faceoff is 7:00.

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