John Paddock

Bedard back home after Sweden adventure

Dec 3, 2020 | 1:10pm

Pats top prospect Connor Bedard is back home after two months in Sweden. Back to the place where everybody knows his name. “Chipotle. I’ve had it almost every day (since I returned).” With his burrito levels returning to normal, Bedard reflected on his two months training with Swedish club HV71. Bedard played with both the […]

Paddock hopes to find player to complement Connor Bedard at CHL Import Draft

Jun 29, 2020 | 8:00pm

The Canadian Hockey League holds its import draft on Tuesday with the Regina Pats looking to make one selection in the two round draft as they have the 15th pick overall. While the team is picking 15th, it is believed they will pick higher than that as teams ahead of them will be passing due […]

Pats GM John Paddock says Connor Bedard will be their first pick this year

Mar 26, 2020 | 8:00am

The Regina Pats have a special opportunity after receiving the first overall pick in the 2020 bantam draft. For the first time in WHL history a player has been granted exceptional status to enter the league full time as a 15-year-old. Connor Bedard, from North Vancouver recorded 43 goals and 41 assists in 36 games […]

John Paddock thinks WHL did the right thing in postponing season

Mar 12, 2020 | 7:50pm

The Regina Pats season likely came to an end on Wednesday night with just over a week to go in the regular season. On Thursday, the Canadian Hockey League stopped play in wake of the COVID-19 situation as they do what many other leagues have done including the Western Hockey League and the National Hockey […]

Appendicitis sidelines Pats head coach Dave Struch

Oct 20, 2019 | 9:51am

John Paddock was back behind the bench of the Regina Pats this weekend for their two-game Alberta road swing that ended with a shootout victory in Red Deer Saturday night. The team announced before their game against the Rebels that Dave Struch had been forced to miss the games after coming down with appendicitis resulting […]