Former and current Regina Pats gather for a good cause

January 28, 2013 - 12:20pm
Regina Pats alumni skate at the Brandt Centre. Joel Gasson/CJME
Regina Pats alumni skate at the Brandt Centre. Joel Gasson/CJME

Current and former Regina Pats will be taking to the ice at the Brandt Centre Monday night for a good cause.

The doors at 6 p.m. for a skills competition featuring the current edition of the Regina Pats, before that, the Pats alumni will take to the ice for a game of their own. All you need to get in is a donation to the Kyle Deck and Regina Kidney Foundations.

Monday morning, a number of those players were on the ice for a little bit of a game day skate.

"I'm expecting a lot of guys having fun out here," said Mike Sillinger. "I think you'll see some good hockey, I'm sure the guys will let the puck do the work."

While the game will be fun to watch, the real reason for the evening is raising monday for the Kyle Deck and Regina Kidney foundations. Deck is of course a former captain of the Pats, who needs a kidney transplant.

"Really dear friend of ours, a great captain for the Regina Pats," said Jamie Heward.

It's an opportunity for the alumni to experience some good times, with a number of its members struggling with health problems over the last few years.

"One of those fellow guys is Brandon Davidson," said Sillinger. "Kind of explained to him what was going on."

The good news is that according to Sillinger, Davidson is now 90 per cent cancer free.

Money will also be raised through a silent auction, with all funds being matched by the Shooting Stars Foundation which was founded by Heward, Sillinger and Jordan Eberle.

The alumni game will feature Team Blue against Team White, to see the rosters click here.