Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pats Extend Chad Lang's Contract

The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the signing of General Manager Chad Lang to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 Western Hockey League season.

“We feel that under Chad’s direction we have made strong strides in all aspects of our hockey department and the extension speaks volumes about the work he has done,” comments Pats President Brent Parker.

In his second year with the Pats, Lang restructured the team’s coaching staff by hiring Head Coach Pat Conacher along with assistants Malcolm Cameron, Josh Dixon and goaltending coach Rob Muntain ahead of the 2011-12 season. The scouting department has also seen change with the hiring of Dale McMullin as Head Scout in the same off-season.

The Pats roster went through a major evolution in the past two seasons with Lang acquiring players such as Colton Jobke, Lane Scheidl and Martin Marincin.

The 2011-12 squad went on to post a 37-27-6-2 record and gained a berth in the playoffs.

“I would like to thank Russ and Diane Parker, and especially Brent for all his support and the confidence he has shown in me over the past two years,” says Lang, "it has been a privilege to have the opportunity to lead this organization and would like to thank all the staff I have worked with these past two years. I am excited and look forward to having the opportunity to continue to build a program we all can be proud of."


Anonymous said...

Smart move! Chad has gotten this team back to a level of respectability. I'm sure his hands are tied right now though not knowing if his top two players are going to be back because of the lockout. If Weal and Marincin are back, this team could be pretty good next year. Not Edmonton or Saskatoon good, but good.

Anonymous said...

I think Chad deserves more than a one year extension. He has taken this team from the tarpits and brought it back to a point where I think Regina hockey fans want to embrace this team again. I think there is still a lot of anti-Brent Parker people out there, but wins and talented teams will drop that number.