Monthly Archives: May 2013

Huskie Coach To Work With Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to welcome a group of guest coaches to the 2013 Training Camp beginning June 2nd at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Among them is current University of Saskatchewan Huskie Defensive line coach Aaron Moser.

Here’s the complete list:

Johnny Holland joins the Riders after spending 17 seasons coaching in the National Football League.

Pre-Camp Rider Roster Moves

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import receiver Yamon Figurs and non-import linebacker Jordan Matechuk. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Figurs (5’11 – 179) played two games with the Edmonton Eskimos last season as a special teams returner. The 30-year-old totaled ten punt returns for 56 yards and one missed field goal return for 34 yards.

COMPLETE: City Track And FIeld Results:

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2013 SSSAD Bob Adams – 05/29/2013 to 05/30/2013

City Championships

Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Results

Girls 100 Meter Dash Midget

Name School Prelims

Dave’s Dis N’ Dat

The Friday Favorite returns with a look at some of the biggest and not so biggest stories of the week….

The countdown to Rider football is almost complete. Roughrider training camp opens in Saskatoon on Sunday at Griffiths Stadium.

Unlike last year a more veteran unit is expected on the field for the Green and White this season. That doesn’t mean that there will be any less of a learning curve for this year’s squad. It seems as though the offence that George Cortez is about to install will be less conservative with a greater capability for the big play. One has to feel for Darian Durant though, as for the fourth time in the last six seasons he has to deal with a new offensive co-ordinator. Time will tell how his relationship with Cortez develops.

In other CFL news John Chick is still looking for work. The former Rider who has been plying his trade south of the border is still a free agent. However, with numerous teams bidding for his services both north and south of the 49th I would highly doubt that he will sign with any CFL team. My money would be on him playing in the NFL this season. However, should the slim chance of him returning to the CFL present itself I wouldn’t bet against him being in Green and White.

AND a last CFL note prior to the start of training camps….

RedBlacks Are Getting Beaten Black And Blue

Word from the soon-to-be Ottawa CFL expansion franchise this morning was that on June 8th they would unveil their nickname and new logo. However, this afternoon thanks to some digging and some investigative reporting the name and logo have been leaked.

The latest rendition of the football team in Ottawa will indeed be the RedBlacks. Gord Holder, of The Ottawa Citizen, is reporting that the team has has filed English and French-language logos bearing the names “Ottawa RedBlacks” and “Rouge et Noir d’Ottawa” with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. In addition, those logos have leaked at sportslogos.net.

BT’s Boys Looking For Spot In The Pros

Four Saskatchewan Huskies will get their first taste of professional football as CFL training camps get underway this weekend across the country.

Charlie Power, Levi Steinhauer, Bryce McCall and Drew Burko will look to show their skills at main camps after attending rookie camps this week. It is the first training camp for all four players.

Power caught 18 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskies last season after converting to receiver from linebacker. The 6-3 Okotoks, Alta. native will once again learn a new position during the offseason, switching to fullback as he enters camp with the Stampeders. Power was selected 28th overall in this year’s draft and will join former Huskie Keenan MacDougall at camp.

Saskatoon Skater Selected For All-Canadian Camp

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the names of 42 selected bantam-aged players who will participate in the third annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp. Hosted by NHL players under the leadership of 21-year NHL veteran Gary Roberts, the invitation-only camp will be held at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from August 6th to 10th, 2013. The intensive five-day camp will conclude with the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup – an inter-squad exhibition game – on Saturday, August 10th at 11am  broadcast on TSN.

“The NHLPA has made a strong commitment to sharing the Players’ knowledge and experience with Canada’s youth through the Allstate All-Canadians program. This is our third year in working to develop a program that will help educate not only the 42 bantam-aged players that are directly involved, but also parents and young hockey players across the country,” said Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director. “The NHL Players and the ambassadors involved are true professionals and have an enormous amount of experience to share through this program.”

Players attending the five-day Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp will learn the necessary steps to support budding hockey skills through fundamental factors including appropriate nutrition, fitness, on-ice training and mental skills – the four pillars of hockey development identified by the NHLPA’s Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Program. Throughout the camp, the participants and their families will have the opportunity to learn from some of the NHL’s brightest stars, as well as camp ambassadors such as Dr. Paul Dennis (Sport Psychologist), Dave Lewis (NHL Assistant Coach), and renowned off-ice training expert, Gary Roberts.

Last year’s camp featured 22 first-round draft picks from the OHL and WHL, including first overall picks Connor McDavid (OHL – 2012), Travis Konecny (OHL – 2013), and Mathew Barzal (WHL – 2012). The QMJHL draft is set to take place on June 8th, 2013, and will feature 8 eligible All-Canadians players from 2012, including, Nicolas Roy, the number one rated prospect by QMJHL Central Scouting.

The following players have been selected for this year’s Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp:

Riders Ink Draft Class AND New Pivot

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed all seven of their 2013 Canadian Draft selections. Offensive linemen Corey Watman, Matt Vonk and Eric Armitage, wide receiver Alex Anthony, defensive lineman Levi Steinhauer, fullback Spencer Moore, and linebacker Thomas Spoletini have all agreed to contracts. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Watman (6’2 – 294 lbs.) was selected in the 1st round (4th overall) after he spent four seasons on the offensive line at Eastern Michigan University. Last season, the Queensville, ON native stared all 12 games on the offensive line splitting time between guard and centre. He played 46 career collegiate games with the Eagles starting 30.

Vonk (6’4 – 285) was taken in the 5th round (38th overall) out of the University of Waterloo. He played six regular season games on the Warriors offensive line in 2012.

Bridge City Boys Of Summer Set To Return

The Saskatoon Yellow Jackets are set for the 2013 Western Major Baseball League season.

The Jackets will slide into action Friday night when they host the Medicine Hat Mavericks 7pm at Cairns Field.

The Jackets this year will look to end a 5 season play-off drought. It won’t be easy though as they once again will compete in the WMBL’s Central Division along with the always competitive Swift Current Indians and the Moose Jaw Miller Express.

Huskie Head Coach Returns With New Fundraiser

A new logo, name and a new time are some of the changes being made to help raise more scholarship dollars for the Huskie women’s basketball team.

The new logo features a basketball with a Huskies paw print with the “Raise a Paw” name for the annual breakfast.   With the success of other events like the Dogs’ Breakfast and Off the Leash Luncheon, organizers of the women’s basketball event are looking to take advantage by following that same model.

“The women’s team has won two Canada West Championships in the past seven years and have been to the national championship 6 times in the past 8 years,” says Jill Humbert, interim head coach of the Huskies. ‘We know that in order to continue the recent success of our program, an increase in scholarship dollars will help us attract the best student-athletes to play and study here in Saskatchewan.”