Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Dale Derkatch became coach of the Regina Pats on July 23, 2008 and on May 5, 2009, he was released as coach of the hockey club. Terry Perkins was also let go as assistant coach. It was a very disappointing season for the Pats as a team that had many returnees and was expected to compete for first in the WHL's East instead missed the playoffs and had one of the worst records in the league. They finished at 27-39-1-5. Does this mean Curtis Hunt is on his way back to Regina or is someone else about to grab control of the reins(Dean Brockman, Marc Habscheid, Michael Dyck, Dean Chynoweth etc. etc). I feel sorry for Dale as I don't know if he was ever comfortable in the position having made the leap from the ranks of the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A League where he was coaching Notre Dame to major junior having taken the job at such a late date. Let the guessing game begin!!!