Regina Pats make Homecoming Weekend announcements
Queen City Sports and Entertainment Group (QCSEG), in conjunction with the Regina Pats Hockey Club, is pleased to announce five former NHL Stars who will be in Regina for Homecoming Weekend as well as the ticket structure for the event.
Clark Gillies, Grant Fuhr, Mike Keane, Wendel Clark and Brian Skrudland will all be in attendance for the All-Star Celebrity Classic on February 17 at Mosaic Stadium.
The organization is also pleased to announce the ticketing structure for the entire weekend, now that tickets are on sale to the general public, (see below). With over 10,000 of the 33,000 ticket packages already gone, the Pats are anticipating continued strong demand and are urging fans to act quickly to avoid disappointment. Packages for the weekend event start at $75.00 and include both outdoor games, the Waskimo Winter Festival and Rogers Hometown Hockey. As a bonus, fans who purchase Homecoming Weekend ticket packages will also receive priority status to purchase tickets for the open-air concert that will be part of the upcoming 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup opening ceremonies, an announcement is expected on December 4. Hockey fans planning to attend this historic weekend can purchase their ticket packages online at www.reginapats.com/outdoortickets
Payment plans are available for weekend packages, with just over two months remaining until the once in a lifetime event, fans can place a 25% deposit and then make two payments after that. For example a silver ticket would mean a deposit of $49.68 and then two easy payments of $74.52.
“The early response from season ticket holders and the corporate community for this once-in-a-lifetime event has been outstanding,” says Shaun Semple, President and CEO of the Brandt Group of Companies and co-owner of Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group. “Now, with Christmas around the corner and tickets going fast, we wanted to ensure that hockey fans will have plenty of time to make Homecoming ticket packages their gift of choice this year.”
The Regina Pats Homecoming Weekend will feature two outdoor hockey games at the new Mosaic Stadium. Saturday night will see up to 50 former NHL greats, including 14 Hall of Famers lace up their skates in the All-Star Celebrity Classic. Sunday will feature one of the WHL’s top rivalries as the Regina Pats take on the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Outdoor Classic. QCSEG is also pleased to bring in the Waskimo Winter Festival and Rogers Hometown Hockey.
Here is a look at the Mosaic Stadium manifest and new ticket package pricing structure:
|Package Pricing Summary|
|Ticket Type||Pricing Type||Base Price||Price Including Taxes||Service Charges||Facility Fee||Price After Taxes & Fees|
|Gold||Regular Price||$ 248.00||$ 260.40||$ 6.82||$ 8.00||$ 275.22|
|Gold||Season Ticket Holder Price||$ 199.00||$ 208.95||$ 5.47||$ 8.00||$ 222.42|
|Silver||Regular Price||$ 177.00||$ 185.85||$ 4.87||$ 8.00||$ 198.72|
|Silver||Season Ticket Holder Price||$ 149.00||$ 156.45||$ 4.10||$ 8.00||$ 168.55|
|Bronze||Regular Price||$ 131.00||$ 137.55||$ 3.60||$ 8.00||$ 149.15|
|Bronze||Season Ticket Holder Price||$ 99.00||$ 103.95||$ 2.72||$ 8.00||$ 114.67|
|Pil Zone & Standing Room||Regular Price||$ 62.00||$ 65.10||$ 1.90||$ 8.00||$ 75.00|
|Pil Zone & Standing Room||Season Ticket Holder Price||$ 62.00||$ 65.10||$ 1.90||$ 8.00||$ 75.00|
Mike Keane – After successful seasons in the MJHL and the WHL, Keane went unselected in the NHL annual entry draft. In 1985, Keane signed with the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent and was a regular in the line-up by 1988. Consistency was a big part of Keane’s game, winning battles along the boards and coming up big in the corners. A respected leader and motivator in the dressing room, he often held the coveted Captain role throughout his career. Keane spent 16 seasons in the NHL and played over 1,100 regulation games. Following his career in the NHL, Keane returned to Winnipeg and played with the Manitoba Moose until his retirement from professional hockey in 2010. The Manitoba Moose retired Keane’s jersey (the first in franchise history). He was awarded the Order of the Buffalo Hunt by the Premier of Manitoba for his tireless work ethic and his off-ice commitment to the community. In 2013, the Winnipeg Jets announced that Mike Keane would join their staff as the Assistant of Player Development.
Brian Skrudland – A native of Peace River, Alberta, Skrudland joined the Saskatoon Blades in 1980. He spent three seasons with the Blades and during his final season, his 94-point finish caught the attention of the Montreal Canadians and they signed him as a free agent in 1983. He played for the Canadiens’ affiliate team for the next two seasons and was rewarded with the Calder Cup and the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for playoff MVP in 1985. He joined the Canadiens bench in 1985 and hoisted the Stanley Cup in his first season with the team. Over the next few years, Skrudland enjoyed several successful runs with the teams but was traded to the Calgary Flames and then drafted by the Florida Panthers in the Expansion Draft of 1993. He became the Panther’s first captain. After several years with the Panthers, Skrudland joined the New York Rangers followed by the Dallas Stars for three seasons. During the 1999-00 season, Brian retired from professional hockey.
Grant Fuhr – A native of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Grant Fuhr joined the WHL Victoria Cougars at age 17 in 1979. During his two seasons with the Cougars, Fuhr posted an impressive 78-21-1 record in 102 regular season games. He helped the team capture their first WHL Championship in 1981 and later year he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. Fuhr would go on to become a five time Stanley Cup Winner, Vezina Trophy Winner, a 7 time NHL All-Star Player, one of the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players and Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee. During the 1983-1984 season, Fuhr collected 14 points, which still stands as the record for most points by a goaltender in a single season. Grant appeared in 868 NHL games and was widely known as a clutch goaltender that teammates could count on to come up big when they needed him most.
Clark Gillies – Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Gillies earned his tough but offensively skilled reputation playing with the Regina Pats. In the 1973-74 season, Gillies helped the Pats capture the Memorial Cup and was drafted fourth overall by the New York Islanders. Gillies is one of the few hockey players who transitioned directly from junior to the NHL and never played a minor professional game. Gillies would go on to score more than 30 regular season goals six times and won four Stanley Cups. The New York Islanders retired his jersey in 1996 and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.
Wendel Clark – Leave it to a kid from Kelvington, Saskatchewan to become one of the most popular players to ever don a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. Though widely remembered for his career as a left-winger with the Leafs, Clark actually started his hockey career with the Saskatoon Blades as a defenseman. During two seasons with the Blades, Clark notched an impressive 155 points and 478 penalty minutes. The Leafs took notice and drafted Clark first overall in 1985. He spent thirteen out of fifteen seasons with the Maple Leafs and continues to be renowned as a fan favourite.
The Host Organizing Committee is half way to its goal of 500 volunteers for the upcoming Mastercard Memorial Cup and Homecoming Weekend events. There is still room to be part of the volunteer team. Some of the positions we are recruiting for are: hosts, servers, bartenders, ticket attendants, entertainment assistants, drivers, airport/hotel greeters, security personnel and more! To register go to mastercardmemorialcup.ca and look for the heading volunteers. It all starts there! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.