1933 Regina Pats Hockey Club

Accomplishments: Western Canada Junior Hockey Champions, 1933

The Regina Pats dominated the Regina league and so it came as no surprise that they took the league final from the Regina Maple Leafs in a two game total goal series 7-0.

After defeating the Moose Jaw Cubs the Pats advanced to the Southern Saskatchewan final. Jimmy Franks had his sixth consecutive shutout as the Pats blanked the Yorkton Juniors in the two game series 11-0.

The Provincial final proved to be more challenging as the Saskatoon Tigers tied the first game 1-1. The Pats came back with vengeance winning the second game 5-0 to continue on their run for the Abbott Cup.

The Pats met the Calgary Jimmies in the two game total point series Western semi-final. After a hard fought battle the teams were tied in regulation 3-3. Les Cunningham of the Pats scored the overtime winner to advance on to the Western final.

The first game of the Western final was scoreless against the Brandon Native Sons and the second game tied 1-1, forcing a third game. Led by coach Al Ritchie the Pats won 2-1 in the final game, winning the Abbott Cup, a symbol of Western Canada Junior hockey supremacy.

Before a large crowd of 8,250 at the Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens the Newmarket Redmen defeated the Regina Pats by a narrow 2-1 victory claiming the first game in the best of three series. Tied at the end of regulation time the second game went into overtime. With two Pats’ players in the penalty box the Redmen capitalized, sealing their victory 2-1 and winning the Memorial Cup.

Coach, Al Ritchie was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1966.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1967.

Left to Right: N. Pappas (past president), G. Williams (secretary/treasurer), Ritchie (coach), J. J. Rittinger, W. Cairns, W. Burnett, A. Motter, H. Stinson, J. Franks, A. Kerrr, L. Cummingham, M. Armstrong, R. Strong, G. Boll, J. Ansell (trainer), F.D. McTavish (executive), Spider Hamon (mascot)