|By PR Newswire||
|April 24, 2014 04:07 PM EDT||
REGINA, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - A new ownership group called Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group announced today that they've reached an agreement with Pats owners Russ and Diane Parker to purchase the Regina Pats hockey franchise.
All based in Regina, the new ownership group is comprised of Anthony Marquart and Todd Lumbard (101255951 Saskatchewan Ltd.), Jason Drummond (DGC Entertainment Inc.), and Shaun and Gavin Semple (Brandt Entertainment Inc.).
Speaking on behalf of Queen City Sports, Anthony Marquart stated, "Our group is very excited and optimistic about the future of the Pats organization. New ownership certainly brings with it new investment, new energy and new ideas on how to build on past successes. We are committed to building a competitive, winning franchise that delivers a great experience for everyone involved, especially our Pats fans. We will be working at creating the best possible game experience for them."
Marquart also said that in the coming weeks they will be sitting down with all Pats management, coaches, and employees to discuss their needs, their ideas, their goals, and their career aspirations. Once they've done that, they'll be rolling out a business plan that will chart a course for a successful future for all of the Pats stakeholders – especially the fans.
"The future looks very bright for the Regina Pats," says Marquart, "and we look forward to sharing more details with you as they become available."
The sale of the Pats is contingent on approval from the WHL Board of Governers who will convene on April 30th to make their ruling.
SOURCE Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group