Monthly Archives: April 2014

Lions Lock Up Harris

The BC Lions Football Club announced this morning that running back Andrew Harris has signed a contract extension keeping him in orange through the 2015 season.

Harris enters his fifth year with the Lions and has never missed an appearance in his 72-game career. The Winnipeg native who became the club’s premier ball carrier midway through the 2011 season has 2,568 rushing yards on 251 career carries with 15 touchdowns.

“Andrew is a very talented running back who along with Stefan Logan, gives our offence a lot of options,” said VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “This is a big step in the continuing effort to build a championship team and I’m very pleased to have Andrew as a Lion for years to come.”

Hilltops Release 2014 Schedule

Ask and you shall receive or as my mother would say patience is a virtue.

Yesterday, the Saskatoon Hilltops released their 2014 schedule. The team will open the season in Regina in a rematch of last year’s PFC Final on Sunday August 17th. The first Hilltop home game will be the following week when they host the Edmonton Huskies at either the newly turfed Gordie Howe Bowl or Griffiths Stadium.

The schedule will also feature a pair of trips to Edmonton to play both the Wildcats and Huskies, while the Toppers loan meeting with Calgary will come September 21 when the Colts travel here to the Bridge City.

Here’s the complete schedule:

It’s a Top 10 Tuesday with an Identity Crisis, AND Why A Big Event Won’t Come To Saskatoon:

Here we go with more of my Top 10 thoughts on this Tuesday!

10 – The ultimate show of sportsmanship came this weekend prior to game six of the Kootenay Ice/Calgary Hitmen series. Tim Bozon, the Ice forward who was in a Saskatoon hospital for a month fighting meningitis, was on the ice to drop the ceremonial face-off. What happened next was extraordinary as every player of the Hitmen, those on the ice and on the bench, came over to shake Bozon’s hand. Pure class move by a first class organization.

9 – The first round of the WHL play-offs also saw the seasons of the Prince Albert Raiders, Swift Current Broncos and Regina Pats come to an end. With that, the province’s WHL franchises have now gone 21 years between Championships. The number is more incredible when you consider that 22% of the league’s teams are located within the wheat province. Explanation number one that has been mentioned to me is that the management and coaching in the province has been subpar over the last number of seasons compared to that around the league. Not sure I buy that one though.