AccessNow TV to broadcast Regina Pats 2023 WHL Playoff games

Regina, SK – Access Communications is excited to announce that our AccessNow Sports team will be broadcasting the entire 2023 Regina Pats WHL Playoff run to AccessNow TV subscribers across Saskatchewan, which includes both home and away games. Game 1 will air Friday, March 31, at 6:55 p.m. when the Regina Pats travel to Saskatoon to face Highway 11 rivals, the Saskatoon Blades. 

“We can’t wait to cheer on the Pats this playoff season on AccessNow TV,” said Tracey Mucha, Senior Manager of Community Engagement at Access Communications. “Our viewers already know how much excitement there is around this team and Connor Bedard – they’ve been watching all season long. The Regina Pats and WHL deliver dynamic, entertaining hockey that we are proud to broadcast to households across Saskatchewan.” 

“The Pats appreciate the continued support from Access and are excited to have them broadcast each and every Pats playoff game,” said Regina Pats CEO Gordon Pritchard. “This is a partnership that we truly value and so does the community and fans of Regina. We cannot wait to hit the ice this Friday for game one in Saskatoon and are excited to provide our loyal and passionate fan base an opportunity to watch the Pats on Access throughout the post-season.”

“The WHL is pleased to have Access Communications continuing their extensive coverage of the WHL East Division by broadcasting first-round action of the 2023 WHL Playoffs featuring the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats,” said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “WHL fans in Saskatchewan can look forward to exciting WHL action continuing on Access this spring.”


  • Game 1 – Friday, March 31 (in Saskatoon) – 6:55 p.m.
  • Game 2 – Sunday, April 2 (in Saskatoon) – 3:55 p.m.
  • Game 3 – Tuesday, April 4 (in Regina) – 6:55 p.m.
  • Game 4 – Wednesday, April 5 (in Regina) – 6:55 p.m.
  • Game 5* – Friday, April 7 (in Saskatoon) – 6:55 p.m.
  • Game 6* – Saturday, April 8 (in Regina) – 6:55 p.m.
  • Game 7* – Monday, April 10 (in Saskatoon) – 6:55 p.m.

*if necessary

The AccessNow Sports team will be in full force at Pats home games providing the coverage AccessNow viewers have come to expect featuring the talents of Michael Ball, Nolan Kowal, Ryan McNally, and Rina Hanowski. Coverage of the away games will feature exclusive intermission shows hosted by Daniella Ponticelli, Ryan McNally and more!

Game schedule is subject to change. Check your local AccessNow TV channel listings or our website for the most up-to-date program times. Visit @AccessNowSports on Twitter  for live coverage updates during the games.

About the Regina Pats
Founded in 1917 as the Regina Patricia Hockey Club, the Regina Pats have been a Queen City tradition for more than a century. Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the team is the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world that has continuously operated from their original location and used the same name. The Pats are proud members of the Western Hockey League, having won WHL championships in 1974 and 1980 and are four-time Memorial Cup champions, with victories in 1925, 1928, 1930, and 1974. The team was named after the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the First World War; a history resonates with the fans and community, especially with the coveted Memorial Cup being named to honour Canada’s First World War casualties. In 1977, the team moved from the Regina Exhibition Stadium to the new Agridome, since renamed the Brandt Centre. Most recently, the Pats were the host team for the 2018 Memorial Cup. To learn more about the Pats, call 306-337-1535 or

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative began serving customers in 1978 and has grown into one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies. We deliver exceptional communications and entertainment services to over 235 communities and 200,000 square kilometres of rural areas across our province. As a community-owned, not-for-profit co-operative, our commitment to the community goes beyond providing internet, television, phone, and security services. We dedicate 100% of our earnings to improving the quality of life in the communities and rural areas where we live and do business, primarily through our AccessNow TV community channels, corporate initiatives and fundraising events, and our Children’s Fund charity. Visit for more information.

For more information contact:

Mark Rathwell
Corporate Communications Manager
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306.559.2401
Toll free: 1.866.211.6334 ext. 2401

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