The Regina Pats have a guaranteed spot in the Memorial Cup as hosts this year, but are trying to get there on merit by winning the WHL championship for the first time since 1980. Unlike the current Pats, who are coming off a 52-12-8 record and a spot in the league final, little was expected from Regina then the season began 38 years ago. “The Pats were a bit of a bottom feeder the year before,” said then-five-foot-seven, 145-pound rookie defenceman Barry Trotz, now the Washington Capitals coach.
If recent history is any indication, the Regina Pats enter the WHL season with some good karma on their side. Four of the past five league finalists have gone on to win the championship the following year, perhaps a good omen after the Pats fell in six games to the Seattle Thunderbirds a few months ago. “Hopefully,” veteran defenceman Josh Mahura said. “Anything to help us throughout the year is a positive.
The spotlight centres on the southern end of Saskatchewan as the 2017-18 WHL season commences. The Regina Pats are hosting the 100th Memorial Cup in their 100th year of existence. They’re looking to become the fifth WHL team in the past six seasons to win the league title after reaching the final the previous year. Standing in their way is their bitter rival 70 kilometres to the west. The Moose Jaw Warriors may be the favourites to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
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