Monthly Archives: October 2014

Huskies Set For Blackout

HUSKIES HOST T-BIRDS FOR BLACKOUT

Game Date: Saturday, October 1, 2014, 7pm
Game Location: Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park
Live TV Broadcast: Shaw
Live Stats/ Live Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAME
Looking to stay at the top of the standings entering bye week, the No. 7 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies will host the UBC Thunderbirds Saturday for Blackout in the first of two meetings between the teams in 2014.

BROADCAST INFO
The game can be watched live on Shaw Cable.

THE HEADLINES
– Saskatchewan (No. 7) is one of three Canada West teams to hold a spot in the CIS Top 10. Calgary (No. 2) and Manitoba (No. 10) join the Huskies in the national rankings.

CFL Predictor: Week 15

Week 14 was a perfect one for yours truly, even calling the semi-upset of Winnipeg by Hamilton. So a 4-for-4 week will push my season total to 33-and-20 overall.

I’m not resting on my laurels; Here are my thoughts on week 15 Canadian Football League action.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-7 5th in West) LW: 16-11 loss vs. Hamilton
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Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-11 4th in East) LW: 15-7 loss vs. Montreal

Dave’s Dis N Dat on Doege Day!

It’s been another interesting seven days here are some random thoughts to wrap up the week.
– Seth Doege has a chance to be a hero! The rookie Rider pivot can elevate himself to the status of Rocky Butler if he can lead the Green and White to a big win over their nemesis from Calgary.

– Why do the Stamps always seem to fall short? In my opinion it has to do with over confidence. Quarterback Drew Tate calling out offensive coordinator Dave Dickensen, even though Drew says he was kidding, is a kick in the teeth to the coaching staff and the latest discretion from a team that crosses the line to cocky far to often.

View From The Sidelines – Episode 16

Dave Thomas, Mike McCullough and Michael Ball are back getting you set for another week in the Canadian Football League.

Don’t miss their thoughts on the recent news out of Riderville including a candid look inside the Roughrider dressing room.

As well CFL Insider, Sportnet’s Arash Madani will join the crew to discuss the search for a pivot in Saskatchewan and which current veteran CFL QB is ticked at his team.

That and more on the way this week on the View From The Sidelines!

Blades In The Moodie To Make Another Deal

(PHOTO COURTESY Steve Hiscock)

The Saskatoon Blades are pleased to announce the return of goaltender Alex Moodie. The 19-year-old, who the Blades selected in the 5th round (108th overall) of the 2010 Bantam Draft, is returning to the City of Bridges from Spokane. He was dealt there in the off-season for a 4th round conditional draft pick in 2016.

“This worked out well for us. They had two goalies the same age playing well for them, one being their veteran, the other being Alex, so we were able to reacquire Alex. He brings a lot of talent to the table, including experience in this league,” says Blades general manager and coach Bob Woods.

The 6’1″, 182 lb. netminder from Winnipeg is slated to arrive in Saskatoon later today and join the Blades for their practice this afternoon.

CFL Week 14 Power Rankings:

Well week 14 in the Canadian Football League seemed to be right on script, however, the lack of offence has fans asking what has happened to offensive creativity.

So are the defences that much better or are the offences that bad?

The question may factor into this week’s power rankings.

See for yourself in this week’s Toon-Town Communications CFL Power Rankings.

Dressler Named Tops

Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver/returner Weston Dressler has been named a CFL Player of the Month.

Dressler was named Special Teams Player of the Month after an electrifying September. Through four games in the month the 29-year-old accumulated 17 punt returns for 250 yards (14.7 yard average) and two touchdowns, including a 78-yard major. He was named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week following his standout performance in week 13.