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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PATS, BLADES MAKE BLOCKBUSTER



Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have acquired 20-year-old Edmonton Oilers prospect forward Cameron Hebig and 19-year-old goaltender Ryan Kubic from the Saskatoon Blades. In exchange the Pats send goaltender Tyler Brown, forward Bryan Lockner, a first round pick in 2020, a second round pick in 2020 and a third round pick in 2019, a third in 2021 to the Saskatoon Blades.

Hebig (6'0, 182) is enjoying a career year in the WHL with 30 goals and 28 assists for 58 points in 48 games with the Blades. The product of Saskatoon was signed by the Edmonton Oilers this season and has put up 193 points in 238 career games. 

"Cameron is one of the best overage players in the league this year," said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. "We are really excited to add his scoring and playmaking ability to our team."

Hebig was originally a third round pick of the Blades in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. 

Kubic (5'11, 186) has put up an 8-11-1-0 record this season in Saskatoon with a 3.96 GAA and a .871 save percentage. The product of St. Andrews, MB was acquired by the Blades from the Vancouver Giants ahead of this year. In 129 WHL appearances, Kubic has put up a 3.39 GAA and a 0.892 save percentage go to along with five shutouts. 

"Kubic brings three years of experience to our team," added Paddock. "We believe he can give us the goaltending we need down the stretch."

Kubic was drafted in the second round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Vancouver Giants. 

Brown was listed by the Pats ahead of the 2014-15 season. He has played in 152 games in Regina, compiling a record of 76-47-10-6 with a 3.02 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

"It's really hard saying goodbye to Tyler," said Paddock. "He has been a mainstay on our team for the last three years and we wish him all the best for the rest of this season and going forward in life and his career."

Lockner was drafted by the Pats in the third round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The 17-year-old has put up 11 goals and 25 points in 101 games in his career. This season, the Windsor, CO product has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 39 games. 

"Lockner is a really good young player," added Paddock. "He is going to be an impact guy in our league in the next three years but to get good players you have to give up good players."

The Pats are back in action tonight at the Brandt Centre against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

42 comments:

Larry said...

Pats solidify goaltending for the next two years and add a high end scoring winger!
I liked Lockner but JP had to make this deal.

Anonymous said...

as much as people want to deny it the pats have been trying to move brown for two years. this trade isn't about tyler brown it is about opening the 20 year old spot for hebig. the goalie trade is a saw off but they get better up front as a benefit

im calling it now that the pats will make another move involving 20's so they can get a defense

Larry said...

Blades then deal Lochner, a 1st rounder and a 2nd rounder to the Tigers for forward Max Gerlach.

Rod Pedersen said...

Poor planning.

Anonymous said...

I don't love this trade but I don't hate it either, at least Brown is gone, that needed to happen...

Anonymous said...

Wowee! It takes the much hated Saskatoon Blades in Regina to make the Pats a Contender possibly.

Rocker said...

What you mean poor planning Roddy?
JP doing what he needs to make the team better. Is Kubic a upgrade over Brown maybe not but we also added one of the best 20 year olds in the league.

Anonymous said...

poor planning, what do you mean!

Andrew Wiens said...

I thought that the Pats would get Hebig and Hajek but didn't think it would be in two separate deals. The Blades have got to be happy to have the Pats 1st round draft picks in '19 and '20 (not hard to imagine what Priestner thinks the Pats regular season record will be for the next couple of years). Also, Browns recent struggles aside, Kubic is definitely a downgrade on Brown pretty much any way you slice it (stats and experience), but Paddock had to do it and I'm guessing the Blazers shut him down on Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

Maybe with all the $$ the 'Queen City Sports and Entertainment Group' have they can get a fake ID and sign Donald Choukalos!!

Making trades... just to make trades... and to look like we are trying to be a contender.... it's a joke. We will be lucky to make playoffs and if we do we will be out in a quick sweep (out in 3!).

What the Regina Pats new ownership have been building since they took over the team HAD been awesome. It was a breathe of fresh air compared to the old Parker days.

I feel like this year they've gotten too greedy and are trying to run things and CHARGE people like its a NHL product on the ice. Most nights this year its hard to even consider it a WHL product.

Here are some of the things that bothers me and shows how selfish and cash hungry they are:

-Getting rid of the senior and kids ticket prices. Making it harder for families and seniors on a fix income to come to enjoy the games.

-Stop having the 50/50 going towards the Regina Pats education fund to help pay for players to go to school.

-Charging insane prices for the Outdoor game. I am glad the outdoor game blew up in their face. As soon as I saw the email and the cost of tickets I knew it would fail. Why not charge $20 a ticket and jam the place full. Instead of charging $75 and it being empty.

-Telling the season ticket holders they will not be getting the same seats they've sat in all year for the Memorial Cup. I did the last Memorial Cup. Riders get their tickets for Grey Cup.

-Charging over $850 for Memorial Cup. Which is over $85 a game !! Its no longer a family event. And me being a season ticket holder for over 22 years I will NOT be getting Memorial Cup tickets.

-Parking... good luck parking at games. If you are not at the game a hour early you are parking 15 minutes away on Dewdey Ave. I know this is not in the Pats control but is very very frustrating.

All of these little things add up and you don't fee like the Regina Pats are not trying to work with season ticket holders or creating some sort of loyalty. Instead they take us for granted.

Rant over.

Section 106

Anonymous said...

The Pats organization and rightly so do not care one iota if they get knocked out in the first round. Although on the business side that effects revenue they are going all in.

If you are the host team you are in. You don't need to get banged up for 3 rounds, and get to tournament which in turn we all know aside from skill and depth it's who is the healthiest will likely win.

All the Pats need to do is build and gel for the remainder of the season. After today the focus should not be where they finish or who they play come playoffs, but make sure you are a gelled team, and can compete for 9 days in May.

Just be the best for 9 days in May is all they have to do now.

william weppler said...

Last Anon - Section 106 (with all the complaints)
- obviously haven't been to a game lately. Lots of new parking very close the Arena, no need to get there as early as you claim.
- CHL sets prices for the Memorial Cup not the Host Team. Season Ticket Holders will be getting a price better than $850 (which is MasterCard's pre-sale "deal" - NOT!). Check the prices for last years Memorial Cup in Windsor (ridiculously higher when I was checking it out)
- 5,000 season tickets - lots of Seniors and lots of Children in the crowd so didn't deter many real fans.
- 50/50 proceeds still go towards funding the Educational Fund for players going to school after their WHL career
- Outdoor games - perhaps prices were too high but think possible inclimate weather had more to do with the "wait and see" approach to the games..and Owners listened.

- You were likely one of the bloggers complaining about JP not making trades, now you're complaining he is making trades...make up your mind! Can't have it both ways.
- won't miss you next year - looks like someone will be able to get a good seat since you're vacating the premises.

@mrt_man said...

Why not charge $20 a ticket and jam the place full. Instead of charging $75 and it being empty....

PROBABLY BECAUSE IT COSTS A $H!T TON OF MONEY TO PUT ICE INTO A PLACE THAT WASN'T DESIGNED FOR IT?

Parking... good luck parking at games...
I'VE ONLY BEEN TO ONE GAME THIS YEAR, AND IT SEEMED TO BE PRETTY POORLY ATTENDED, BUT WE DROVE RIGHT IN AND PARKED AT EVEN LEVEL WITH THE RINK... MAYBE 15 OR 20 MIN BEFORE GAME TIME.


I KNOW WE LIVE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND ALL... BUT CHANGE IS NOT ALWAYS BAD :p

TICKET SALES APPEAR TO BE UP DRAMATICALLY, WITH TEAMS THAT HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.

Anonymous said...

Section 106...bang on. Charging $850 for Memorial Cup, not happening here either. I'll leave them for the fine folks of either Moose Jaw or Swift Current to fill my seats.

Anonymous said...

Typical season ticket holder who thinks, everything should be near free, team should always be in first place, prices should never increase but facilities should get upgraded, and parking should be right beside the building,should of sold tickets to an outdoor game for $20 and the owners should loose millions, all because I am a season ticket holder blah blah blah get over yourself section 106

Anonymous said...

Section 106...you have no clue how the education policy works obvioisly in the WHL. If a player chooses to use the education option a year after there playing days are over the Regina Pats ownership are required to pay tuition fees along with books and compulsory student fees. So regardless of where that 50/50 money goes, in the end the team still pays. Thought id clear that up before your anger and frustration at this ownership group leads others with misinformation.

Anonymous said...

Like the Riders..like the Pats….like any other sports team around, there is never a shortage of incessant bitchers…absolutely never.

Viveros in Swift Current decided if he was going to be a bear, he would be a Grizzly bear! He paid big to get Flodell but felt there could be an upgrade available, so he went out and got it. He showed he had a big pair of gonads. Kudos to him. Don't be afraid of going for the brass ring. It cost him again to upgrade to Skinner but he was prepared to roll the dice.

Miller has a good team in MJ but hasn't been afraid to add to it, and he may do more.

And neither of the above teams are guaranteed a spot in the Memorial Cup! However when Paddock goes out to build a respectable club, the bitchers come out in full force like they do in football season to crucify Jones, and complain about everything under the sun. This guy is no good. That guy is no good. Paid too much. Didn't get enough. Won't win with that guy. Shouldn't have given up those guys. blah blah blah blah blah blah…it never friggin ends.

Paddock was placed in a very awkward spot by not knowing if he was getting the Memorial Cup or not. It impacted him both years. He is working around all that and has done a great job even though there are some who think he didn't do a good job of planning. How do you "PLAN" for a scenario that you were promised to get back a 20 year old but when the time came, you had the rug pulled out. How? How do you plan for operations and huge injuries to stars to start a season? How do you plan when a couple key players don't live up to expectations? Having your best players missing for month playing for his country?

Now he is trying to build a team we can be proud of and will be a least competitive the rest of the season, playoffs, and Memorial Cup. Look at his acquisitions of Legien and Gabrielle. The deals he was able to negotiate were astounding. I just don't know what some people want.? You certainly can't expect to get the other teams best players for your worst. It don't work that way.

Were the prices high this year..yes very much so. Does every deal work out…no! However if you don't try you won't succeed. You need to take your shot. It's better than cowering and wondering how many years the team will be bad. People are oblivious to the fact the Pats will likely recoup a great many of these prospects over the next couple years, much like he did a couple years back. Stars will emerge, players will drop into his lap. Maybe he strikes gold in the Import Draft. So much can change in a hurry. When the WHL took all the draft picks from Portland for 5 years they hardly missed a beat. Only once since that happened did they have less than 40 wins (36) In the seven years since that happened Portland has had over 40 wins six times and a couple of times over 50 wins, once 54 wins. Ya trading picks automatically means you will be bad a long time…..dream on. If management is great, they will survive and likely flourish.

Sure I have some concerns that there wasn't a goaltending upgrade IMO but who knows. This kid was great on a poor Vancouver team. He was hurt a lot recently and unable to play so his numbers are not great. I suspect we will see his numbers really start to shine over the last half. He's here for a reason.

We need to obtain another d-man before the deadline…almost a must.

Anonymous said...

Blades will finally become a contender for excellence in the 2020's.

bdunc said...

I believe that Rod meant poor planning on the Blades end of things. Quit complaining about the price of EVERYTHING. I used to enjoy a cold suds at the games but not anymore...to much, so I don't buy it. Don't go if you don't like it...they still have the games on CKRM for free. These are probably the same people who constantly complained about the Parkers. Obviously not a hockey fan. This will be one of the best second half of the season that the Pats have had in a long time.(although last year will be hard to beat) cant people just enjoy it while it lasts??

Anonymous said...

Hey section 106...i would be happy to take your ticket off your hands to ease your pain

Anonymous said...

Well said Section 106.....well said.

Anonymous said...

This looks like the last time the Pats hosted the Memorial Cup they will be in the basement for the next 10 years. Love It. Go Warriors!!

Anonymous said...

The Tigers have made a couple of interesting moves it looks like they will be a major contender next year.

Anonymous said...

Well I know I won’t be spending $ 850 for 1 memorial cup seat, for 8 games , out of my reach.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... they have certainly done everything they can to make sure that there won't be any meaningful hockey played at the Brandt Centre for the next 3 years. I sure hope Queen City sports and entertainment will be lowering ticket prices for the foreseeable future once this Memorial Cup purchased team rails and is gone and we are left with absolutely nothing except an overrated coach and GM and overpriced beer.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Pats will suck for 4 # 5 years i mean why sell the farm unless John wants to retire After this year

Anonymous said...

The Tyler Brown trade reminds me of the time the Riders traded Durant. Time will tell how it all shakes out.

Anonymous said...

Steel Back yet?

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THE #4 D-MAN THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED?

JUST NEED THAT ONE PIECE FOR SURE…..

Anonymous said...

There was no way the Blades were considered memorial cup contenders before the season began. Wearing Pats uniforms doesn't make them contenders now.

Pat season ticket holders more than anyone can appreciate the community owned nature of the Riders. Neither Pat nor Blade will be competitive with the other Sask teams until the community owns them as well. Good luck prying these franchises outta the owners hands. Any pride thes two organizations once had has been "business forward thinking" out of them. It's Delusional for one non contender to be swapping players with another non contender believing that one team is better now and the other better tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

$12 a ticket is too much. Come on man.

Anonymous said...

Section 106 cover the puck

Anonymous said...

Kubic lost his starting job in Saskatoon to a 16 year old in Nolan Maier.

I wouldn't trust him to be a memorial cup caliber goaltender.

Anonymous said...

Tsk, tsk. Going to the Mem Cup and yet all this complaining.

bdunc said...

Believe me it's not the Pat's REAL fans that are complaining...this is gonna be a fun ride..with a very good team in front of him Kubic and Paddock will be just fine...look at the big picture. This is now...

bdunc said...

Believe me it's not the Pat's REAL fans that are complaining...this is gonna be a fun ride..with a very good team in front of him Kubic and Paddock will be just fine...look at the big picture. This is now...

Anonymous said...

The only people complaining are Poeple from Moose and Swift because there jealous.

FACT....THE REGINA PATS WILL BE IN THE 2018 MEMORIAL CUP

Anonymous said...


Section 106 is an idiot. Lots of those in this town. Nuff said!

Anonymous said...

Oh wait, another event coming here and it is too expensive with ALL CAPS boy suggesting 20 dollars a ticket for everyone. The stupidity of commenters on this blog and the one who runs it for actually publishing them is astounding.

Russ

Anonymous said...

850 dollars is too expensive for me, but dad gummit I have my fancy new truck and I take that truck to the Shell to get me some smokes and on the way home I stop to get me some cold beer because that's what who I am.

Screw you Pats, I'm not paying yer prices. Whoops, gotta go back to the Shell and get me some beef jerky. Can I get 2 for 1?

Stanley Saskatchewan

Anonymous said...

HEAR ! HEAR ! Section 106 BANG ON !

Anonymous said...

Just think... last years team was the best I’ve seen in decades. If the mem cup wasn’t in the works, imagine the trades jp would have made to better that team!! It’s the mem cup this year that stopped us from winning the mem cup last year!!!!
Not sure why I bring that up... guess it’s just pointing out that circumstances led to jp having his hands tied the last few years.