The University of Regina women's basketball team will get to defend their own court.
The Cougars beat the Saint Mary's Huskies 78-49 on Saturday evening thanks to a monster performance from Brittany Read.
The Regina native came to play in the national championship semi-final leading the team in both points (24) and rebounds (29). the 29 rebounds Read picked up were not only a school record for a single game, but a Canada West record as well.
"I have the skills set to do it, I just have to work my ass of to get there," said Read.
The Saint Mary’s Huskies (SMU) punched their ticket to the CIS University Cup final on Sunday with a 5-1 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday.
Going into their second game, the Huskies knew if they won 1-0 or 2-1, the University of Alberta Golden Bears would advance to the final, after the Bears beat SMU Friday in overtime.
The Prince Albert Raiders posted a 6-5 overtime win over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre. Anthony Bardaro scored two first period goals, while Chance Braid added a third as the Raiders opened up a 3-0 lead. (Braid had one goal and three assists for the Raiders) Nathan Burns and Darren Dietz cut the Raiders lead to 3-2 before the end of the opening frame.
The Blades took a 5-3 lead in the second period thanks to a Burns power play goal and singles from Collin Valcourt and Dalton Thrower.
It’s another year for the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team with the same unfortunate result.
The University of Regina women's basketball team is off to the semi-final.
The Cougars opened their quest at winning the national title on home court Friday night against McGill, and they would leave the home town crowd happy winning 68-53.
The win certainly didn't come without some tense moments, most notably the first half where the Cougars actually finished the first 20 minutes down 28-23.
The Saint Mary's Huskies took the Alberta Golden Bears to overtime in what was a must-win game for the Bears, who were ranked number one in the CIS University Cup.
Levko Koper snuck into the Huskies' zone and fired a wrister top-shelf beating Anthony Peters for the game-winner.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some depth to their defensive line.
As general manager Brendan Taman said he would, the Riders are bringing in some import linemen to training camp.
Hilee Taylor, Will Davis and Julian Miller all officially joined the green and white on Friday.
Taylor comes to the Riders after spending the last five seasons in the NFL, playing for the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Taylor played his college ball at the University of North Carolina.
It was a tough opening night for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at the CIS men’s hockey championship.
The Huskies dropped a 3-1 decision to the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds.
After a scoreless first period, the Huskies opened the scoring on a power play goal by rookie Jimmy Bubnick 5:26 into the second period. But after that it was all UNB.
Regina will be hosting a national championship of their own this weekend.
Friday marks the start of the CIS women's basketball national championships at the University of Regina.
The tournament features the top eight teams from across the country, including the host Cougars who come in ranked number three after winning the Canada West championship.
University of Waterloo Warriors' goalie Keaton Hartigan said he thanks his posts many times throughout the season, and in the opening game of the CIS University Cup the post bailed him out again.
"He's a big reason why we're here right now, he's played that well through the regular season he was phenomenal," said Waterloo head coach Brian Bourque.