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Huskies Salute The Troops And Their Kicker On The Way To A Win

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies opened their season with a dramatic win Friday night at Griffiths Stadium.

The Dogs needed a last second field-goal from Sean Stenger in regulation to tie the game to send it to overtime. Then in the second mini-game the Dogs needed Stenger to come through again to kick the game winner for a 41-39 win over their arch rivals from Regina.

The evening opened with fireworks and a flyover from two F-18s as it was Salute Our Troops night at the ballpark and it wasn’t long after that Regina would answer with an offensive burst of their own. Quarterback Noah Picton, on a QB sneak on third down would bounce off the line and into the open and scamper for 46 yards to set up a 4-yard run for Atlee Simon to open the scoring. (7-0 Regina)

The Huskies would answer on their next drive moving the ball to the Regina nine but their drive would stall forcing a 16 yard field goal attempt for Stenger. His kick would curl wide and the Dogs would have to settle for the single point. (Regina 7 – Saskatchewan 1)

The Huskie offence would put together a nice drive the next time they would touch the ball, late in the first quarter, but again it would stall. So, on the first play of the second quarter Stenger would connect on a 35 yard field goal to draw the Dogs closer. (Rams 7 – SK 4)

The dogs defence

GAME DAY: Huskie Handbook vs. Rams

Huskie Handbook: Saskatchewan vs. Regina
Saskatchewan (0-0) vs. Regina (0-0)

WHEN: Friday Sept. 2/16, 7pm
WHERE: Griffiths Stadium
BROADCAST: Shaw, CJWW
PREGAME: 6pm Rally Alley on CJWW
FORECAST:

HUSKIES in 2015: 3-5, Home 1-4
RAMS in 2015: 0-8, Road 0-4

HEAD to HEAD in 2015:            Sept. 18/15 – Huskies 33 – Rams 18
Oct. 30/15 – Huskies 38 – Rams 37

 

Huskies OFFENSE: Points 4, RUSH 6, PASS 2 OVERALL 3

Quarterbacks Drew Burko and Kyle Siemens combined for 2,824 yards through the air for 15 TDs in 2015. Their favorite target was Mitch Hillis who lead the conference in receptions with 66 and was second in yards with 1052. On the ground, despite only suiting up for six game Tyler Chow was third in the conference with 96.8 yards per game.

Huskies Set To Go Camping

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team’s quest for the 2016 Vanier Cup begins this weekend as the team opens fall camp at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

All fans, supporters and alumni are invited to attend any of the practices during the camp that runs August 13 to August 26. The camp will feature more than 90 returning Huskies, new recruits and walk-on players.

The Huskies will travel to Edmonton for a controlled scrimmage with the Alberta Golden Bears on August 20th.

Saskatchewan begins the Canada West regular season on September 2 hosting bitter provincial rival the Regina Rams at 7 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

Season tickets  and individual tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 306-966-1111 or visit huskies.usask.ca.

Be A Part Of History Today – New Moasic Tickets On Sale Today

Single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday morning for the SaskTel Fall Classic, a Canada West clash between the University of Regina Rams and the Saskatchewan Huskies on Oct. 1 that will be the first football game played at the new Mosaic Stadium.

Tickets will be available beginning on Tuesday at 10 a.m. through www.reginarams.com, the Rams administration office (306-585-5480), www.riderville.com, www.ticketmaster.ca, and in person or via phone through the Saskatchewan Roughriders box office (1-888-4-RIDERS).

“There’s been a lot of interest in both flex packages and single-game tickets for this game,” said Chris Briltz, director for the Rams. “With attendance limited to 16,500 for this game, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to be a part of history at the first game in the new stadium.”

The Rams are extremely pleased to have SaskTel recently come aboard as the major sponsor for the game.

“SaskTel is a long-time supporter of both the University of Regina Rams and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, so we are especially pleased to be able to be the title sponsor for the SaskTel Fall Classic,” said Darcee MacFarlane, SaskTel’s vice president of corporate relations.

Flex packages remain on sale at $80 each and include five adult tickets (one exclusively for the SaskTel Fall Classic and four which can be used interchangeably for any of the other three home games), eight child tickets (can be used for any of the Sept. 8, Sept. 23, or Oct. 21 home games), entry into the Football Dream Trip draw, and the immediate ability to purchase up to three additional tickets for the SaskTel Fall Classic.

ReCapping Canada’s Win At The Worlds

Canada and the U.S. have faced one another in each of the first four U19 World Championship finals.

With a victory in the latest installment, Canada has evened up its U19 World Championship finals record at two wins and two losses. Canada previous captured gold at the 2012 worlds in Austin, Texas to go along with a pair of silver medals from the inaugural 2009 event in Canton, Ohio as well as the 2014 edition in Kuwait.

The latest win also marks outgoing head coach Warren Craney’s final game as head of the program. Craney served as defensive coordinator in 2009 and 2012, before first adding the head coach responsibilities in preparation for the 2014 worlds.

“I’m very proud of these men, they overcame a lot and worked their butts off!” said Craney of this team which faced both Mexico and the U.S., the defending bronze and gold medalist, twice during tournament play. “They executed the game plan to perfection.”

The win is even more impressive considering that early on, Canada looked to be in serious trouble.

Following a failed Vincent Blanchard field goal from the 32-yard line, quarterback Lindell Stone found a wide open U.S. receiver down the sideline, however, linebacker Nick Cross (Regina, SK) had other ideas. He neutralized the threat as he forced and recovered a U.S. fumble at the Canada 24-yard line.

Huskie Intercepts Mexican Final Bid AND Reginan Fakes It For A Team Canada Win At The Worlds:

The Red and White are final bound at the Under-19 World Football Championship in Harbin, China. The Canadians were on the field early this morning (Saskatchewan time) taking on the Mexicans, who they opened the tournament with a victory over.

From the onset it was very evident that the Red and White were prepared and ready to go. Early in the contest the Canadians would move the ball into scoring position and come away with a field-goal to open the scoring. Canada 3 – Mexico 0.

To the second Quarter, and after trading possessions and field position, Canada would move the ball into the score zone to see their drive seemingly stall. That’s when the Canadians would execute a perfect fake field goal. The ball ended up in the hands of Regina’s Nic Cross, from LeBoldus, and he would scamper 20-yards to pay dirt to give Canada a 10-0 advantage.

Canada wasn’t done there as the defence came up with a big play of their own. University of Saskatchewan Huskie,

Huskies Whiting Can’t Steal Canada A Win At Worlds

The Team Canada Under-19 squad played their second game of the World Championship in Harbin, China early Sunday morning against their rivals from the United States.

The game was pushed back to a 3am Saskatchewan start time but the hour delay didn’t faze the Canadians as they jumped out to an early 7-nothing lead after a short run by Laval native, Samuel Makwanda.

Then it was the Canadians defence that stepped up when Toronto’s Deshawn Stevens dropped the American Quarterback for a sack in the back-field to get the Canadians the ball back.

The teams would then trade field position until the mid-point of the second quarter when the Americans would connect on a 35-yard passing play to draw within one. The extra-point was no good and the Canadians lead was cut to 7-6.

The Americans seemed to get some momentum from that score and came out and connected on a long pass before punching it in from 3-yards out on their next possession to take a 12-7 lead on the Canadians.

Before the half was out the Red and White would answer back when Quarterback Dimitri Morand would spot running back Felix Lussier-Roy along the sideline to regain the Canadian lead 14-12.

That lead was short-lived, as the Americans drove the ball once again on the Canadian defence and capped the drive with another short pass to take an 18-12 lead, an advantage that they would hold into halftime.

To the second half where the teams traded field position throughout the third quarter, but early in the final frame the Americans would strike pay dirt, once again through the air to add to their lead. The scoreboard would show the U-S in front 25-14.

Things then went from bad to worse for the Canadians as on the ensuing drive the Americans would intercept Morand and return it to the house to make it a 32-14 lead.

Team Canada would not stop forcing the Americans, desperately trying to get back into the game. That’s when Saskatchewan Huskie defensive-back, and Saskatoon Native, Ben Whiting

It’s Official! Huskies Rams To Open New Mosaic!

Circle Saturday, October 1 on your calendars. That date will be one to remember in Regina, as the University of Regina Rams open a new chapter in Saskatchewan football history when they welcome the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the first game at new Mosaic Stadium.

The game was announced Monday by the City of Regina and Rams and will be the first event of any kind in the new $278 million stadium, which will welcome the Rams and CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders full-time beginning in 2017.

“We are thrilled to play our first game in our new home this season,” said Dan Johnston, president of the Rams. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our organization to showcase our product while making history alongside every other participant at new Mosaic Stadium.”

A total of 16,500 seats will be available for the Oct. 1 matchup between the Rams and Huskies, as the two teams are expected to break the existing Canada West football attendance record of 10,199. The old mark dates back to August 30, 2013 when the University of Manitoba Bisons welcomed the University of Alberta Golden Bears to Investors Group Field for the first game in that stadium’s history.

In addition to breaking the Canada West football attendance record, the game is also aiming to break the overall Canada West single game attendance record of 12,859, which was set last January when the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal University Cougars squared off in men’s hockey at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

For fans interested in attending the Oct. 1 game, flex packages go on sale Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Saskatchewan time. Each flex package includes one ticket to the Oct. 1 game, as well as an option to purchase up to three additional tickets during the pre-sale window. Flex packages are available through www.reginarams.com, the Rams administration office (306-585-5480), www.riderville.com, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders box office (1-888-4-RIDERS).

Tickets for the general public

Huskies Burko Signs with Als

The Montreal Alouettes were busy on Thursday signing five draft picks and a pair of Canada West Quarterbacks.

Amongst the signings was University of Saskatchewan Quarterback Drew Burko.

Burko has played four seasons for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies where he completed 572 of his 951 passes good for 7,549 yards while throwing 50 touchdowns passes. He maintained an impressive 251.6 yards per game average and added 215 rushing yards in 30 outings.

The Saskatoon, native led the CIS West conference in touchdown passes in 2014 with 21 and completing over 60% of his throws while being intercepted only eight times. He had the opportunity to play a major role in the 2015 East-Wast Bowl for the East team. He completed 13 of his 16 passes for 180 passing yards and a touchdown en route to a 29-21 win over the West.

The Kinesiology student made training camp stints with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013 as well as with the Edmonton Eskimos last year. His father Darrell played for the Toronto Argonauts in 1980.

In addition to Burko the Als also inked Canada West pivot Jimmy Underdahl. The four year Dino played 28 games primarily as the back-up to Hec Crighton winner Andrew Buckley. In his limited playing time he recorded 872 passings yards and six touchdown passes.

The Kelowna, native averaged a stunning 70.7 completion percentage over his collegiate career with the Dinos. The young quarterback is the true definition of a double-threat weapon as he registered 413 rushing yards on 76 carries while scoring 16 rushing touchdowns.

Additionally, the Als inked five draft picks:

Huskies Tims Taken In CFL Draft

Emmitt Tims of the University of Saskatchewan is now a member of the Montreal Alouettes.

Tims was the lone Huskie selected in Tuesday’s CFL Draft, he was taken in the 6th round 50th overall by the Als.

Tims, who came to the Huskies as a receiver, stepped into the long snapping role in 2016 and also worked with the defensive lineman. His special teams ability attracted the Alouettes who are seemingly without a long snapper as Jerrod Zalesky, who was handling those responsibilities, is no longer on the team’s roster.

Tims will attend the Alouettes training camp next month.

In total 15 players from the Canada West Conference were selected in the draft with Calgary’s Mercer Timmis being the first name from the west called. The Dinos running back was taken in the second round fourteenth overall by Hamilton.

Here is the list of all players taken from Canada West:

At a glance: