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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

EBERLE NIGHT DETAILS

Regina, Saskatchewan - A night Regina Pats fans have been waiting for has finally arrived and there are a number of activities planned as part of Jordan Eberle’s three day visit to have his #7 Pats Jersey retired Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre as the Pats play host to the Red Deer Rebels.

There will be plenty of opportunities for fans and media alike to share in and be a part of this historic night. Jordan is very community minded and while he is in the Queen City Eberle will be taking part in a few community events including a visit to his old Elementary School and the pediatric ward of the General Hospital. Jordan will also join his former team for two practice sessions this week.

As always, those practices are open to the general public so fans can come and watch the home town star on the ice. Below is a schedule of events for the visit:

Event/Where/When
Media Conference Brandt Centre Media Room 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
Hospital Visit Regina General Hospital 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
Jersey Retirement Brandt Centre 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
Jersey Presentation WS Hawrylak School 10:00 a.m. Thursday
Pats Practice Cooperators Centre 2:00 p.m. Thursday

An autograph session will take place in front of the Pats Neutral Zone Store during the 1st intermission of the game Wednesday night.

Advance tickets for the Jordan Eberle Retirement Night presented by Mosaic are available through ticketmaster.ca or calling the box office at 543-7800. For information on Group Tickets call the Pats Office at 522-PATS.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

LMAO, "As usual, these practices are open to the general public..." Since when?

Anonymous said...

Since always douce bag! It's not like the Brandt Centre is locked. Walk right in the front doors and out to the seats.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Someone struck a nerve...

Anonymous said...

Don't confuse the Regina Pats for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club who limit and close their practices to the public.

Anonymous said...


Or confuse them with a team that anyone has ever gone to watch their practices...

Anonymous said...

The Pats have always had open practices. It really is an added bonuse. Regardless of how the Pats do in the standings it is still elite WHL hockey. If you are a Hockey Coach you would be well served to go and find out what you can learn observing a Pats practice and watching guys like Bob Lowes, Dale Derkatch, Curtis Hunt and especially Pat Conacher ply their trades. You fans might want to show up and you could learn at thing or two as well.

The Rider thing was so overblown and needless. The Riders/CFL teams can only practice 4 hours a day. The teams play each other so many times that what are you going to do that will be Earth shattering nobody would be surprised.

Obama

Anonymous said...

Statement of fact from obama concurred and agreed. ole mitt romknee.

Anonymous said...

Its tough enough watching their games let alone their practice

Anonymous said...

Shut up obama!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why is a guy a douche bag for not knowing Pats practices are open to the public?

The Coach said...

Fantastic article by Greg Harder in today's L-P. Eberle is someone we can all be proud of. How Todd Ripplinger stole him 126th overall is beyond me (great scouting Ripper).

Sorry I have to miss tonights festivities but kudos to Ebs and have a few for me!

The Coach

Anonymous said...

Ripper took a flyer on a local kid on the hope he might turn out just like every other kid he's drafted.

Tell me the 6 other guys drafted before Ebs, without looking it up. exactly you probably cant.

that's what you call horses hit luck.

Anonymous said...

Actually all of you know it all's know nothing, the pats got ebs in the last round because he said he would ONLY come to Regina or else he was going the college route, so no-one took him. And pats practices are always open because in hockey you don't have a "game plan" , you have different systems, you might work on systems one day that you don't use for weeks, but in hockey you have to know all the systems and be able to think on your feet and change what you are doing in a heartbeat (read and react) thats why hockey is the hardest and smartest sport to play, you don't have time between plays to think like football, the pace of the game is not at quarter speed like basketball, baseball ( self explanitory ), it is all high speed and read and react, the only time in hockey that the arena is closed to the public is when teams are working on special power play plays or different looks that no one has seen for the playoffs or year end when it really counts. Fans would not learn anything from a practise Obama except for how hard they work, other than that most people would have zero idea why they are doing one drill or another, alot of the players don't even know, that's because the coaches are verrrrry smart hockey guys and are very involved, most people like you Obama think you understand hockey because you have a kid that plays and you might have played local senior hockey, anyone that hasn't played pro or atleast WHL or SJHL has NO clue what is really going on out on the ice, you all just think you do. There are so many games within the game that it takes years of learning , which I could never write it all out on here for you Obama. Don't act like you are an authority on anything Obama, you are a small town Sask guy who knows sh%t about f&ck all. You and your made up stats and quotes, you said - " watch the coaches ply their trades" - hahahahahahah , you sound like an idiot............... as usual..... thanks for writing in so we can all laugh at how dumb you sound. and oh ya.......... don't tell me to write my name and be annonymous like you do all the time to people, pretty sure sure your real handle isn't Obama. Rod is God

The Coach said...

Mr. Anonymous - are you kidding me? Every draft pick is a crapshoot to a greater or lesser degree so save the vitriol. Ripper's hits and misses are public record. Tonight we celebrate his ultimate Home Run. How does your scouting record compare Mr. Anonymous?

Don't think too hard. ;)

The Coach

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, Everyone who knows that Ebs said he would only come to the Pats and thats how we got him late, ask Rip, he'll tell ya, he doesn't lie about it . Why are you trying to say otherwise, Ripper himself even says it, ask him anytime and then tell me how your shoe tastes.

Anonymous said...

15+ years and your bound to hit home run eventually. I have no problem with ebs going up but its because of his success outside a pat uniform not in it. JH was arguably the best goalie we ever had and I believe won chl goalie of the year. I don't see a #37 hanging

The Coach said...

So your scouting record is????? I'd tell you not to quit your day job, but you might be in trouble if Mom comes home and sees you didn't Vaccuum the basement.

Every pick has risks. Eberle has said he would have played for Calgary. Heck Dave O'Brien almost had him convinced to play in PA, so don't act like you're an insider. You know squat. For every hometown boy guarantee there's a Jonathon Toews to Tri Cities story. The FACTS are that Ripplinger took a flyer on an undersized local kid with decent wheels and sick hands. It wasn't like there was a lineup of interested teams. Their loss. That kid's number gets retired tonight and there's a lot of proud people who will be there.

Enjoy tonight Ebs. You too Ripper. You earned it.

The Coach

Anonymous said...

I am an insider Coach, you are a liar, Ebs never said he would play for anyone else. Dont make up things, you sound like a retard, what is your scouting record? lol, I only played 20 seasons of pro hockey, you problably know more than me. haha what an idiot this guy is

The Coach said...

Too funny - the guy with Kindergarten grammar calling someone else a retard.

20 year pro huh? Must be hard fitting "Anonymous" on the back of a Jersey.

Like I said, Ripper's hits and misses are public record and he had many of each - all scouts do. He hit a Home Run with Eberle and it was a pleasure reading about it in today's Leader Post. Perhaps we can read about your lengthy pro career somewhere too. But I kind of doubt it.

The Coach

Anonymous said...

-Ripper got lucky. He knows it. Sometimes you draft who you think will be a stud (ex: Dominic Favreau) and he is a bust. Other times you draft a kid in the seventh round, and he is a STAR. IF Todd knew he would be that good, or any team, he wouldn't have dropped to the 7th round.

-I myself know a friend who was asked to leave a Pats practice two years ago.

-Congrats Jordan. Hope the rink is full.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Todd had hits and misses and you'll hammer on that. The next thing you'll mention is in 20 years of scouting it ONLY resulted in having teams win ONLY 3 Memorial Cups.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying the Pats have won three mem cups in the last 20 years?......I guess I missed that....how bout that.

Mike said...

Colten teubert another bust. Way over rated. was lie a marshmallow on skates. Scared to hit anybody nad get his nose dirty. made everybody else do the work. Other busts- Logan Pyett, curtis tipler was a pylon. They thought and the media thought they were so great but they were not.

Anonymous said...

When Todd was scouting in an organization called the Kamloops Blazers; reporting to a GM with an actual skillset, and the kids he picked were being developed by coaches like Tom Renny and Don Hay who were left alone to build a program the result was that organization winning 3 Memorial Cups. It was that track record that brought him to the Regina Pats.

Todd and his group scouted and brought many strong individual players to the organization that resulted in high draft picks for NHL teams not just Jordan Eberle. That resulted in the Pats making good coin from NHL teams sending them development money.

Hmmm what changed he forgot how to pick players? Not a chance. Did the organization win the trades it made when it shipped out his prospects? Did guys who needed to be traded to build a roster get moved like most successful teams do or did they let guys like Eberle and Weal play out the string and get nothing for them? Finding talent is one thing, but did guys develop playing for Tim Tisdale or Parry Shockey or any coach who went through the revolving door.

Believe me scouting was never the issue in the Regina Pats organization. Todd Ripplinger if he so desired could go back to the WHL as a Head Scout, GM, or find work as an NHL scout. It will be his decision if he wants to do that as he has the talent to make options.

....when it comes to hockey there are 3 types of people. Crushers, Rushers and Ushers. Take a wild guess which one you guys that criticize are.

Sincerly
Obama

P.S - Ripper knows who I am and I'll defend him to the grave on here any time, any place or any where.

Anonymous said...

Tipler and Morris where both born in 1978 and were not drafted in the bantam draft they were listed as bantam's by Graham Tuer under the Hicke regime'. I believe Tipler was on the 1st AllStar team in the Bantam Western canada finals played in Kamloops and was a kid that all teams were upset they had not listed him when they had the chance. Just an example that you always roll the dice to some extent in a Bantam
draft. Oh yes neither Jeff Friesen, Rhett Gordon or Chad Mercier were drafted.

Mike said...

i agree with the last Anon. Drafting by way of the Bantam draft can be a gamble sometimes because you don't know how these kids will develop. Im not saying Ripplinger did a bad job. I think the bad jobs were done by the coaches for not developing these guys. Some of it is that the players did not care and that Brent parker was probably sticking his nose into things where it should not be. At elast we ahev a smarter GM in Chad lang. He is willing ot be patient and not sell the farm every year.

Anonymous said...

should be a great night and well deserved for Jordan!

Mike said...

GO PATS!!!!! We Need a Win.

Anonymous said...

go blades go!!

The Coach said...

As usual Obama - you nailed it.

The last word went to Jordan Eberle tonight and he made sure to Thank and publicly recognize Ripper. I know that means less then the opinions of a bunch of sackless, anonymous wannabes on an internet forum, but it will have to suffice.

The Coach