Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats Senior VP and GM Chad Lang announced today the team reassigned four players after the Pats’ pre-season schedule came to an end last night.
Defenceman Kade Pilton (’94) played 27 games for the Blue and White last season after being acquired from the Victoria Royals. Pilton will join the Surrey Eagles in the BCHL who are off to a 2-1-0-0 start for the 2013-14 season.
Defenceman Darian Henry (’94) finished the season with Regina in 2012-13 after coming to the Pats from the Calgary Hitmen. The 6’5” defender split 63 games between the Pats and Hitmen in 2012-13 and will join the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (0-4-0-0) of the BCHL.
Forward Bryar Ortynski (’96), one of the Pats’ second round selections in 2011, played in 43 games as a rookie with the Blue and White in 2012-13. Ortynski heads to Sherwood Park to play with the Crusaders (3-1-0-0) in the AJHL.
Forward Dane Schioler (’96), also a second round pick of the Pats in 2011, had a solid season last year in Midget AAA tallying 40 points in 42 games. The Winnipeg, MB product will be reassigned to the Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL.
The Regina Pats roster now sits at 28 players heading into the opening week of the WHL Regular Season. The Blue and White open their season Thursday, September 19th on home ice against the Swift Current Broncos.
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