Monthly Archives: January 2014
HUSKIES HOST TOP RANKED DINOS
Game Date: January 31 & February 1
Game Location: Credit Union Centre
Webcast: canadawest.tv (Friday – video only; Saturday – full webcast)
With a postseason berth within reach, the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team look to challenge the No. 1 ranked University of Calgary Dinos at Credit Union Centre this weekend.
• The series will mark the ninth and tenth games at Credit Union Centre for the Huskies since 2011-12. The games at the rink are to help the team prep for hosting the 2014 CIS PotashCorp University Cup presented by Coop March 20-23.
• Saskatchewan is 8-1-0 at Credit Union Centre since 2011-12. The lone loss came on October 21, 2011 3-1 to the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Some of Dis N’ Dat….. To wrap up an incredible week in the world of sports…
Well let’s start with the big news out of the CFL and the Saskatchewan Roughriders decision to release Weston Dressler so that he could beat the rush and sign with an NFL team. (presumably Kansas City) Firstly, class move by the Roughriders. Secondly, you have to give credit to Dressler. His six seasons have been nothing short of magical and to be truthful we’ll be left wondering what might have been when it comes to his all-time Rider numbers as you have to believe that he would have challenged all franchise receiving records.
Where does that leave the Roughriders? Well they have an opportunity to play Geroy Simon more, Chris Getzlaf will once again need to elevate his game while Robb Bagg needs to stay healthy and Taj Smith needs to pick-up where he left off last year. Additionally, General Manager Brendan Taman will need to find another import interior receiver.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they have released import receiver Weston Dressler.
Dressler’s release will allow him the opportunity to sign with a National Football League team.
Dressler along with Assistant General Manager Jeremy O’Day will meet with the media in Regina later this afternoon.
NO NOT THIS GUY!!!!!!!!
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed import quarterback Zach Collaros to a contract through the 2016 season, the team announced today.
Collaros, a 6-0, 216-pound native of Steubenville, Ohio, threw for 2,316 yards and 14 touchdowns while completing 66.2% of his passes in 18 games (eight starts) with the Toronto Argonauts last season. The 25-year-old pivot joined the Argos as a free agent in June of 2012.
Zach is a very talented quarterback with a great future in front of him. He’s a dedicated, proven winner and a natural leader with tremendous character. We are very excited that he has chosen to join our football team,” said General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.
Collaros was named the CFL’s Player of the Month last September after leading the Argos to a historic four-game winning streak on the road. His most impressive performance occurred during week 13 in Calgary, where he threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns against the Stampeders.
Speculation is running rampant this afternoon that Kerry Joseph is going to retire as a Saskatchewan Roughrider.
Earlier today K-J asked for and was granted his release from the Edmonton Eskimos where he spent the last two years.
The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club announces the release of import quarterback Kerry Joseph.
“Kerry and I had several conversations throughout the week about the future direction of the club. At that time, he asked for and was granted a release. Kerry is a consummate professional. We value his contributions to the team, on and off the field, and wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” says Eskimos General Manager Ed Hervey.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import defensive backs Macho Harris and Troy Stoudermire have both re-signed with the team. Financial details of the contracts were not released.
Harris (6’0 – 200) will enter his third season with the Riders after originally signing with the club prior to the 2012 season. Through his first two seasons, Harris has appeared in ten regular season games collecting 30 defensive tackles and one interception.
The University of Saskatchewan has suspended Men’s Hockey Head Coach Dave Adolph after the use of a homophobic slur.
The suspension means that the Adolph will miss the team’s meeting with undefeated Calgary this weekend at Credit Union Centre.
Adolph is taking full responsibility for his comments and issued this statement:
We live in a world where social media, emails all the interaction that goes on is a pretty public place right now and professional discretion is absolutely paramount to anyone’s success in the workplace.
PHOTO COURTESY: Steve Hiscock
It was all about offence on Wednesay night in Saskatoon as the Saskatoon Blades dropped a wild 10-6 decision to the Prince George Cougars. Five Blades had multi-point games in the loss, with Jansen Harkins and Zach Pochiro leading the way for the Cougars with 2 goals and an assist each.
The game got off on a decent foot for Saskatoon as they generated a trio of very good chances in the opening minutes. 30 seconds into the game a Brett Stovin backhand slid wide of the post, just failing to open the scoring. Mitch Lipon nearly tallied minutes later as his shot banked off the goaltender, off a defenceman and just wide of the net. After that, the flood gates opened for the Cougars. Joseph Carvalho made it a 1-0 Cougars lead at 5:20 when his point shot found the net past Troy Trombley through a screen. That lead was doubled at 6:26 when Todd Fiddler grabbed the puck after a Blades turnover and beat Trombley from in close. Back to back goals from Troy Bourke and Jordan Tkatch made it 4-0 as the tallies came 9 seconds apart at 8:32 and 8:41. Jansen Harkins then tallied to make it a 5-0 game as his centering pass bounced off a Blades skate and in at 11:21. Troy Trombley was then relieved in the game, being replaced by Nathan Alalouf, who would be making his WHL debut. Saskatoon had their turn to get on the board at 15:06 when Nick Zajac fed Cameron Hebig in front on the PP and he scored despite getting knocked down. His 5th of the year was also assisted on by Nikita Scherbak, who extended his point streak to five games. The Cougars would add two more with Brad Morrison making it 6-1 when his wrist shot beat Alalouf from the slot and Tate Olson netting his second of the year on the PP in the final minute. Saskatoon would close out the period with a goal as Connor Sanvido would score on a breakaway with 2.2 seconds to play in the frame. Shots were 16-9 in the opening 20 minutes in favour of the Cougars, who were 2 for 2 on the PP.
PHOTO COURTESY: Steve Hiscock
The Saskatoon Blades play their lone game of the season against the Prince George Cougars tonight at the Credit Union Centre. The Blades are coming off of a thrilling 3-2 overtime win against the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday night. The Blades held a 2-0 lead in the game after first period goals from Cory Millette and Nikita Scherbak. The Broncos eventually tied the game with tallies from Colby Cave and Andrew Johnson in the second period. After a scoreless third the game headed to overtime, with defenceman MacKenzie Johnston scoring the winner at 3:16 with a hard slapshot from the point. Troy Trombley took home first star honours thanks to his 40 save performance in goal for Saskatoon.
2012-13 Season Series
The Saskatoon Blades won the only meeting between these teams last season, defeating the Cougars 4-0 in Prince George on November 16th. Matej Stransky and Matt Revel had two points each in the win, with captain Brenden Walker scoring the game winning goal and goaltender Andrey Makarov making 42 saves for the shutout. Saskatoon went 1 for 2 on the PP in the win, while also going a perfect 4 for 4 on the PK, during what was the first game of their 2012-13 BC Division road trip.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that non-import receiver Alex Anthony and non-import offensive lineman Matt Vonk have both re-signed with the team. Financial details of the contracts were not released.
Anthony (6’2 – 205) will return to the Green and White for his second season. The 22-year-old played one regular season game in 2013 registering two receptions for 13 yards. He spent the remainder of the season on the teams practice roster.
The Wilfrid Laurier product was originally picked in the 5th round (39th overall) in last season’s CFL Draft. Through four collegiate seasons he had collected 47 receptions for 722 yards and seven touchdowns.