I suppose you could call it "mixed feelings". I know some die-hard Moose Jaw Warriors fans might take offence to me saying I'm pulling for the Pats to win the Memorial Cup this weekend.
But, think about it, long time, local hockey fans used to cheer for the Pats all the time. I remember back in the 70s and into the 80s when the local Canucks played in the SJHL, many of us would make trips to Regina to watch the Pats, especially when the Agridome opened in '77.
It was less than a year after the Carnie family moved from Regina to Moose Jaw in the spring of '74 when our Pats played in the Memorial Cup in Calgary. I clearly remember watching the championship final on our old, Viking brand, black 'n white television with my Dad. The Pats beat Quebec Remparts 7-4.
Moose Jaw was so proud of that team - it included two local boys in goalie Ed Staniowski and big winger Clark Gillies. You can bet those guys are pulling for the Pats this weekend. So am I.