It’s not going to be hard for hockey fans in Regina to find things to do over the long weekend.
The Regina Pats are officially kicking off their homecoming weekend Friday afternoon.
“Today is a really unique day in celebrating not just our history but our history and our tie with the military, so today’s an exciting day,” Pats COO Stacey Cattell told the 980 CJME Morning Show.
The first event will feature members of the Pats alumni taking on people from the Soldier On organization — an organization that supports veterans and members of the military to overcome permanent physical or mental health injuries through physical activity and sport.
The game gets underway at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandt Centre and members of the public are invited to come out and watch the free event.
Soldier On will also be one of the benefactors from a gala being held on Friday.
On Saturday, fans will be able to watch some of the NHL’s all-time greats in the All-Star Celebrity Classic game.
A few of the names playing in the game include Wendel Clark, Barrett Jackman and both Rob and Scott Niedermayer.
“It’s going to be a really fun game, a special game and a bit of a different game too,” said Cattell.
The game will feature activities between periods and other entertainment.
Jock Callander’s number 15 jersey will also be retired by the team this weekend. Callander is sixth all-time on the team’s scoring list and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992.
The weekend will wrap up on Sunday when the Pats face off against the league-leading Moose Jaw Warriors.