Monthly Archives: July 2013
Swift Current Broncos General Manager and Head Coach, Mark Lamb, has announced that the club has acquired 1996-born defenceman Jordan Harris from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for 1996-born defenceman Zack Gonek.
Harris, the 6’1”, 170-pound product of Prince Albert, SK split the 2012-13 season between the Prince George Cougars and Prince Albert Mintos of the SMHL. In 17 games played with the Cougars, he recorded five assists and six penalty minutes. Harris recorded 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes in 21 games played with the Mintos last season.
He was selected by the Cougars 10th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Week 5 in the Canadian Football League was the week of the back-up with half of the team’s in the league turning to their second-string pivot. Most looked very good which as most pundits point out will make from some interesting decisions for the Ottawa REDBLACKS prior to their expansion draft in December.
So before we get to this week’s Power Rankings here’s a quick look at my depth chart of back-up pivots in the Canadian Football League. First though, I have to give full credit to the ultimate Rider Insider John Lynch who picked the top back-up on the CJWW Rider Pre-Game show last Saturday.
Mark your calendars the date for the Canadian Football League’s expansion draft has been set.
On Monday December 16th the REDBLACKS will begin to stock their team with current CFL players. Here is the rundown on how players may be selected from member teams by the expansion Ottawa franchise.
Ottawa will be able to select a total of eight imports and 16 non-imports, including two quarterbacks, from existing teams.
The Expansion Draft is divided into two main categories from which players may be selected, Non-Imports and Imports (quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection within the applicable Non-Import or Import category).
Ottawa will have the ability to select not more than two quarterbacks and not more than one kicker or punter (for clarity, Ottawa may not select a kicker and a punter). A Member Club cannot have both a quarterback and a kicker or punter selected from its roster. A Member Club cannot have more than one quarterback selected from its roster.
As they say time flies when you are having fun… These last seven days is no different. Here’s my look at 10 attention grabbers from the last 7 days in sports including why the WMBL may have to RIP in Saskatoon and why Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons should have RIPPED into Jose Bautista.
Check it all out as here we go with another Top 10 Tuesday!
10 – Once again I start with the Saskatchewan Roughriders coming off of a big win in Hamilton on the weekend. It was far from a flawless performance for the Green and White, however,
Synergy 8 Community Builders in support of Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan, are excited to launch this year’s “Drive for Kids Campaign” with 8-time Major Champion Tom Watson.
This year Synergy 8 Community Builders have partnered with Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan to raise $150,000 to complete the children’s outdoor playground. The newly renovated Ronald McDonald House will continue to meet the needs of families who come to Saskatoon and its imperative we have a playground for the Children who stay there.
I had my first opportunity to experience a truly East Division Canadian Football League Game on the weekend as the Saskatchewan Roughriders took on and defeated the Hamilton Tiger Cats who were playing at Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph.
It was a unique and thrilling experience. Here are a random collection of thoughts from the whirlwind trip! For pictures from the contest check out the photo page of this site!
– I tip my hat to the Hamilton fans that drove 45 minutes from Hamilton to the contest.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are heading into their bye week on a huge high after a 32-20 win in Hamilton on Saturday night.
Despite starting Quarterback Darian Durant unable to play, backup Drew Willy threw three first-half touchdown passes to pace the Riders to their fifth consecutive win to start the season.
Willy would end up completing 14-of-25 passes for 269 yards in front of 13,002 at Alumni Stadium on the University of Guelph campus.
As our quest to spotlight minor football in the province of Saskatchewan continues with Football Saskatchewan I had the opportunity to talk with Saskatchewan Roughrider Head Coach Corey Chamblin.
He spoke candidly about how the game of football gave him the opportunity to change the direction that his life was headed at an early age as well as what he hopes players take away from the game.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are in Guelph Ontario getting set for the conclusion of their home and home series with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Lost in the return of Kent Austin to Regina last week seems to be this week’s return of Rider Offensive Coordinator George Cortez.
After just one season at the helm in Hamilton Cortez was dumped in favour of Austin late in the off-season. Cortez, who was then scooped up by Saskatchewan, was very pleased with his new team’s 37-nothing shutout of the Tiger-Cats, last week. You can catch all of today’s action along the Roughrider Radio Network starting on CJWW at 3:30.
The Green and White will now attempt to sweep the season series from the Cats. Here is the complete break down of today’s match-up:
An incredibly draining stretch has come to an end for Weyburn’s Graham DeLaet.
DeLaet started a three week stretch with a charity golf tournament in Saskatoon. Last week he was in Scotland for his first major, the British Open.
This week he returned to home soil to compete in the R-B-C Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. While, DeLaet won’t admit it the travel and the mental and emotional drain may have caught up to him. An average opening round where he shot even par but struggled mightily at times forced him to come to play today in order to make the cut.