Monthly Archives: April 2013

Young Walks The Raiders’ Plank

The Prince Albert Raiders announced today that they have chosen not to renew the contract of Head Coach Steve Young.

Roughrider Signs And Retires

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that non-import defensive lineman Luc Mullinder has signed a one-day contract with the team and will subsequently retire as a Roughrider.

Top Ten Tuesday:

It’s another Top 10 Tuesday… From the absurd to the rational we’ll try to make sense of it all in this weekly tradition…

This week: Don did it again, Play-off Picks You Can Count On, Tebow-Mania to Montreal AND more…

Pivotal Day In the CFL:

The CFL Quarterback Carousel took another spin Monday.

In Toronto, the Argonauts signed former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alex Brink.

Brink spent three seasons with the Blue Bombers, starting seven games over that time. He threw for 2,573 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. However, that wasn’t good enough to keep his job in the Manitoba capital as he was released earlier this year.

Brink will be expected to compete for the number two job with the Boatmen behind Ricky Ray. That’s because Ray’s back-up last year Jarious Jackson retired in the off season to join the BC Lions coaching staff.

Dogs Set To Hit the Ground Running

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are set to open spring camp. Here are the details:

HUSKIE FOOTBALL SQUAD HITS FIELD IN SPRING CAMP

Ready to hit the turf of Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park for spring camp, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team will get its first chance to test skills for the 2013 season.

Memorial Cup To Hit The Links

The host committee for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup is pleased to announce another exciting event:

The MasterCard Memorial Cup Celebrity Golf Tournament brought to you by WorleyParsons Canada

Thursday, May 23

The Willows Golf and Country Club

Riders Add Two And ‘Drop’ A Receiver

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import runningback Dede Dorsey, import defensive lineman Antonio Coleman and import defensive lineman Richard Sumlin. Financial details of the signings were not released.

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Saskatoon Blades Welcome Fans

A couple hundred fans took in the Saskatoon Blades practice and pep rally yesterday at Credit Union Centre.

While it was very difficult to read and evaluate what the players were doing on the ice Team Blue was abled to Top Team White in the scrimmage.

Noteworthy from the afternoon: Erik Benoit did not participate as he continues to nurse a lower body injury. He apparently is close to returning to practice with his team mates.

Also not on the ice was centre Lukas Sutter who took a nasty spill in practice earlier this week. While the original incident didn’t look good, Sutter isn’t expected to miss much time.

Meanwhile, the Blades showcased a new top line in Michael Ferland being promoted to the top unit with centre Brenden Walker and fellow over-ager Josh Nichols

In the end the big winners of the afternoon were the fans who were entertained and many took to the ice for the skate with the Blades following the workout and the Saskatoon Food Bank who will benefit from more than 8 bins of food and money that was collected by the team.

Blades’ Garnett To Team Canada

The Canadian team being assembled for the upcoming World Championship in Sweden will have a Saskatoon flavour. Saskatoon product and Philadelphia Flyer defenceman Luke Schenn was named to the team by General Manager Steve Yzerman.

Also included on the first group of players named by Hockey Canada is former Saskatoon Blades goaltender Michael Garnett.