Monthly Archives: July 2014

Warriors In Need Of New Head Coach

Believe it or not but for the first time in their storied history the Moose Jaw Warriors have a coach that has moved on to the professional ranks.

Head Coach Mike Stothers has been hired by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to be their new head coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.

This marks the first time in Warrior history that a coach was not dismissed or parted ways with.

Stothers joined the Warriors in the summer of 2011, and was on the bench for their inaugural season in Mosaic Place.  With Stothers on the bench for the 2011-2012 season, the Warriors set franchise records for wins (45), home wins (30), fewest losses (19), and points (98), they also won the teams third East Division title and advanced to the 2012 Eastern Conference Final.  After three years in Moose Jaw, he coached the Warriors in 216 games, he is tied for third all-time in games coaches on a Warriors bench.

Happy Canada Day AND Top 10 Tuesday:

Canada Day is one of my favorite days of the year as it is the one day that our country seems to actually come together and put our past, differences and multi-cultural heritage on the back-burner and show off our patriotism.
So, grab your red and white, and wear it with pride.

In the meantime, here are your top 10 thoughts on this Tuesday in no particular order, starting with some reflections from week one in the Canadian Football League.

10 – Are the Riders that good or the Hamilton Tiger Cats that bad? As a wise coach once told me things are never as good as they seem nor are they as bad as they seem. I think that holds true for the Grey Cup rematch that was held on Sunday at Mosaic Sunday. One thing for sure is that the Ti-Cats need to get better quick along the offensive and defensive lines.

Foley Tops CFL POW

Drew Willy, Ricky Foley and Chad Owens were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for opening week of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1. Willy completed 19-of-27 passes for 308 passing yards, including four touchdown passes in Winnipeg’s win over the Toronto Argonauts, 45-21.