Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former Blades Holtby And Green Invited To Olympic Camp

Hockey Canada, along with Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, has invited 47 players to attend a national team orientation camp from Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.

The Complete Roster is below:

Canada’s National Men’s Team management group is comprised of executive director Steve Yzerman (Nepean, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL), along with Doug Armstrong (Sarnia, Ont./St. Louis, NHL) .  Peter Chiarelli (Ottawa, Ont./ Boston, NHL), Ken Holland (Vernon, B.C./Detroit, NHL), Kevin Lowe (Lachute, Que./Edmonton, NHL), Bob Nicholson (Penticton, B.C./Hockey Canada) and Brad Pascall (Coquitlam, B.C./Hockey Canada).

Mike’s The Man For Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada, along with Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, has announced that Mike Babcock (Saskatoon, Sask./Detroit, NHL) will be head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Team. Hockey Canada also announced three associate coaches: Ken Hitchcock (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL), Claude Julien (Orleans, Ont./Boston, NHL) and Lindy Ruff (Warburg, Alta./Dallas, NHL). Hockey Canada will nominate this coaching staff to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games this fall.

The coaching staff was named by Canada’s National Men’s Team management group, comprised of executive director Steve Yzerman (Nepean, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL), along with Doug Armstrong (Sarnia, Ont./St. Louis, NHL), Ken Holland (Vernon, B.C./Detroit, NHL), Kevin Lowe (Lachute, Que./Edmonton, NHL), Bob Nicholson (Penticton, B.C./Hockey Canada) and Brad Pascall (Coquitlam, B.C./Hockey Canada).

A Return To Forget For Kent Austin

Kent Austin returned to Riderville for the first time in six seasons leading his Hamilton Tiger Cats against the 3-and-oh Saskatchewan Roughriders. It was a game he won’t forget for all of the wrong reasons as his Ti-Cats were skunked 37-nothing by the home-town Riders.

Check out the inside view of the contest by clicking here.

Big Weekend For Local Volleyball Players

The 2013 Western Elite Volleyball Championship wrapped up at the University of Regina Sunday.  Sask Green claimed the provinces first boys medal at the event in over 20 years with a thrilling 27-25, 25-22, 31-33, 25-22 victory over Manitoba Black.  BC Blue defeated Alberta White in another close match, winning in five sets 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 15-11.  Saskatchewan White took out Manitoba White 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 26-24 to take 8th place.

Who Says You Kent Come Home? Official Rider Game Day Preview:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will welcome former player and coach Kent Austin and his Hamilton Tiger-Cats to Mosaic Stadium Sunday afternoon! (You can catch all the action along the Roughrider Radio network starting on CJWW Saskatoon at 3pm)

The Riders will look to remain perfect on the season putting their 3-and-oh record on the line against the 1-and-2 Tabbies.

Last week the Riders visited the Rogers Centre in Toronto to take on the Argonauts. The Green and White came away with a 39-28 win to remain the CFL’s lone unbeaten team. Kory Sheets was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week after running for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Renauld Williams was named CFL Defensive Player of the Week after registering eight defensive tackles, two quarterback sacks and a pass knockdown. Taj Smith also added two touchdowns while Darian Durant completed 14 of 19 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns.

The Tiger-Cats got into the win column last week with a 25-20 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Ti-Cats were led by quarterback Henry Burris as he completed 26 of 32 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns. The Hamilton defence picked up five quarterback sacks in the game.

Week four is the first of two meetings between the Riders and Tiger-Cats and the front end of a home and home series as these two teams meet again next Saturday at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium.

Here is the complete break down of this weeks tilt:

Catching Up With Saskatchewan’s NFL’er

Continuing my look at minor football through my work along the Saskatchewan Roughrider Radio network. I had an opportunity to speak with a former Saskatoon Hilltop that is looking to make a jump to the NFL this season.

Jorgen Hus was passed over in the NFL draft. However, he was shortly signed to a contract by the St. Louis Rams where he will compete for a very specialized position.

Big Back Nine For Delaet Earns Him A Spot On The Weekend

It was close but Graham DeLaet has made the cut in his first major championship, The British Open!

DeLaet posted the lowest back-nine score of the day to ensure his spot in the weekend.

His comeback all started when he just missed by a couple of inches a hole in one at the par-four, 376-yard 12th hole. He lipped out that putt, but tapped for his first of three birdies in four holes on his way to a back nine of 33.

NHLers Headed To Sochi!

Not that there ever was really any doubt. The NHL, NHLPA, IIHF and Hockey Canada confirmed this afternoon that NHL players will indeed take part in the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Russia.

Here is the official statement from Hockey Canada.

A Little Of Dave’s Dis And Of Course Some of Dat!

Well a week off is almost in the books. Here’s my take on what’s up in the world of sports.

We will start with the Riders and right after I submitted my CFL picks of the week I hear that Darian Durant was back on the practice field today. While enjoying some R&R with the family I had a chance to catch Kelly Remple and Rod Pedersen on CKRM’s Sports Cage. Kelly argued that Durant was injury prone but that he played through those injuries.

CFL Week 4 Picks:

Well I after a dismal week 2 I rebounded with a four-for-four week three and improved my overall season record to 9-and-3. Here’s my shot at improving my record with my week three picks:

WEEK 4 CFL Predictions:

Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers:

Argos: (LW 39-28 loss vs. SK. Record 1-2 T 1st EAST)

Bombers: (LW 25-20 loss @ HAM. Record 1-2 Tied 1st East)

This will be the first meeting of the season between the Bombers and the Argonauts and just the second game at Investors Group Field in the Manitoba Capital. Both teams are coming off of week three losses and looking to assert themselves in the very tight East Division. Perhaps of more importance to the Bombers is that this is the fourth time that they have played a divisional opponent and in the long run this meets can determine play-off spots and positioning.

THREE KEYS: