Hockey Operations

 


John Paddock - Head Coach and Senior VP of Hockey Operations

John Paddock comes to the Queen City after five seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers as Assistant General Manager.  Last season, he served as one of the Flyers’ assistant coaches as the team compiled a 42-30-10 record en route to a berth in the playoffs. 

Before his time with the Flyers, Paddock spent 21 seasons building extensive coaching experience with both NHL and AHL teams.  The Oak River, MB native is a member of the AHL Hall of Fame (2010) and the third winningest coach in league history with a record of 589-438-98.  He was named the AHL Coach of the Year for the 1987-88 season and is the only coach to lead three different franchises to Calder Cup Championships (Maine–1984, Hershey–1988, Hartford–2000). 

Paddock’s tenure includes head coaching in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets (1991-94) and Ottawa Senators (2007-08). In addition to his head coaching experience, he also served as assistant general manager of the Flyers during the 1989-90 season and of the Jets for two seasons (1995-96 and 1996-97), and as a scout for the New York Rangers for two seasons (1997-98 and 1998-99).

Prior to stepping behind the bench, Paddock played  nine seasons of professional hockey in the AHL and NHL, winning two Calder Cups (Maine–1978, 1979).  John played his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings from 1972-1974.

Season

Team

GP

W

L/
OTL

T/
SOL

Pct

Playoff Result

1981-82

Maine Mariners (AHL)

5

2

2

1

.500

--

1983-84

Maine Mariners (AHL)

62

23

30

9

.444

Won Calder Cup

1984-85

Maine Mariners (AHL)

80

38

32

10

.538

Lost div. final

1985-86

Hershey Bears (AHL)

80

48

29

3

.619

Lost Final

1986-87

Hershey Bears (AHL)

80

43

36

1

.544

Lost div. semifinal

1987-88

Hershey Bears (AHL)

80

50

27

3

.644

Won Calder Cup

1988-89

Hershey Bears (AHL)

80

40

30

10

.563

Lost div. final

1990-91

Binghamton Rangers (AHL)

80

44

30

6

.588

Lost div. final

1991-92

Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

80

33

32

15

.506

Lost in round 1

1992-93

Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

84

40

37

7

.518

Lost in round 1

1993-94

Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

84

24

51

9

.339

Out of playoffs

1994-95

Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

33

9

18

6

.364

--

1999-00

Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

80

49

24

7

.656

Won Calder Cup

2000-01

Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

80

40

32

8

.550

Lost conf. quarterfinal

2001-02

Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

80

41

29

10

.575

Lost conf. semifinal

2002-03

Binghamton Senators (AHL)

80

43

28

9

.594

Lost conf. final

2003-04

Binghamton Senators (AHL)

80

34

37

9

.481

Lost qualifier

2004-05

Binghamton Senators (AHL)

80

47

26

7

.631

Lost div. semifinal

2007-08

Ottawa Senators (NHL)

64

36

22

6

.609

 --

2008-09

Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)

80

43

32

5

.569

Lost div. semifinal

 

AHL Head Coaching Totals

1107

585

424

98

.573

 

 

NHL Head Coaching Totals

346

142

161

43

.473

 

Dave Struch - Assistant Coach

Dave Struch served as Head Coach of the Saskatoon Blades for the 2013-14 campaign following seven seasons with the club as an assistant.  During Struch’s time as a head and assistant coach, the Blades accumulated a 307-227-17-25 record while reaching the playoffs five consecutive seasons from 2009-2013.

Prior to coaching the Blades, Struch played 12 seasons of pro hockey including a stint with the NHL’s Calgary Flames in the 1993-94 season.  Over his professional career Struch had the opportunity to play in Austria, Italy, England and Germany.  Dave played his junior hockey with the Blades, totaling 285 points in 253 games in the Bridge City.


Darrin McKechnie - Assistant Coach 

Darrin McKechnie was the head coach of the Regina Capitals of the SSMHL in 2013-14, leading the team to the Saskatchewan Midget-AA Championship after a 24-6-6 Regular Season.  For the 2012-13 campaign, Darrin coached the Regina Pat Blues of the SBAAHL to the best record in the South Division at 22-4-1.  Prior to coaching in minor hockey, McKechnie was an assistant coach for the University of Regina Cougars from 1996-2000.

The Regina resident played with the Pats from 1986-1988, amassing 164 points (82G, 82A) over a 144 game WHL career.  Following his junior days, McKechnie went on to play for the University of Regina where he is third all-time in scoring with 169 points (76G, 93A) in 132 games.  McKechnie’s 76 goals and 93 assists are both second in school history.  During his time with the Cougars (1988-1993), Darrin was named the Canada West and CIS Most Sportsmanlike Player (1992) and a Canada West Second Team All-Star (1993). 

Following his time at the University of Regina, McKechnie joined the Regina Police Service where he is currently a Staff Sergeant and has been serving for 21 years.

 Rob Muntain - Goaltending Coach

Rob brings an extensive resume working with young goaltenders across Saskatchewan. With the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA), Rob put together the goaltending curriculum while he was the head goaltending consultant. Rob has also had a role with Hockey Canada in the development of young goaltenders not just in Saskatchewan, but across the country. Highlights include: Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under 22 Development Camp and the National Goaltender’s Coaches Workshop. Rob is currently an officer in the Regina Police Service.



Athletic Therapist/Trainer - Greg Mayer

Greg is entering his 18th WHL season and eleventh with the Pats. His first 7 were spent with Moose Jaw.Prior to joining the Warriors, he earned his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia(1995).

A Certifed Strength and Conditioning Specialist(NSCA) and Certified Athletic Therapist(CATA), Greg operates a hockey specific conditioning business in the off-season. Greg also also served as a trainer with Team Canada U-18(2000) and World Juniors (2001, 2010 winning silver).


Gord Cochran - Equipment Manager

Gord enters his first season with the Regina Pats after spending the previous five campaigns with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL.  The Williams Lake, B.C. product was with the Vipers for three trips RBC Cup while claiming the National Championship once and two BCHL Championships.

Schedule
The Puck Drops in:
01:00.59
VS Portland
Oct 21, 2014 07:00 pm CST

 
At Swift Current
Oct 24, 2014 07:00 pm CST

 
Vs Swift Current
Oct 25, 2014 07:00 pm CST

 
Vs Lethbridge
Oct 26, 2014 06:00 pm CST

 
Vs Saskatoon
Oct 31, 2014 07:00 pm CST

 
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