(Regina Pats Press Release)
The Regina Pats and Brandon Wheat Kings will meet in a special Wednesday matinee, pre-season game on the Ochapowace First Nation. The game takes place this Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Chief Denton George Memorial Multiplex. The puck drops at 1:30 p.m.
The teams will play a modified format of two, 20-minute periods of three-on-three hockey. Normal rules and timing will apply.
“This will be a special day for everyone involved,” said Regina Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. “People from the area get the chance to see high calibre, fast pace three-on-three hockey and our players get the chance to share in the First Nations culture.”
Prior to the start of the game, members of the Regina Pats, including James Hilsendager and Chase Harrison will do a Project 1st Goal presentation to students from the Ochapowace area. Project 1st Goal is a partnership between the WHL and RCMP where current players receive training to give presentations regarding illegal drug use and making healthy life choices.
The day concludes with a feast put on by the community for both teams.
“Ochapowace First Nation is proud to host this event with the Regina Pats,” said Ochapowace Nation Councillor Tim Bear. “We want to thank the Regina Pats and Brandon Wheat Kings for bringing this game out to our community. We welcome all hockey fans from our area to attend the game on Wednesday, September 14.”
The Ochapowace First Nation is approximately two hours east of Regina, along the Trans-Canada Highway, north of Whitewood, SK.