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Regina Pats sitting in rare spot

The Regina Pats are currently in some uncharted waters.

Thanks to a big week last week, where the team picked up seven of a possible eight points, the Queen City Kids are first place in the Eastern Conference's East Division. They haven't won the division since the 2007-08 season. That was before anyone currently on the ice was a member of the blue and white, so this is a very new situation for everyone involved.

VIDEO: 12-year-old hockey player hurt when referee breaks up fight

A 12-year old peewee hockey player has a broken wrist, after being hauled down by the referee in Winnipeg who was trying to break up a fight.

Kainen Bell was hurt in the final minutes of a game between peewee teams from the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation and the Sagkeeng First Nation as part of the Southeast Winter Tribal Days annual hockey tournament in Winnipeg on Sunday.

Regina speed skaters impressed by Olympian who stepped down

The story of a Canadian speed skater giving up his spot in the Winter Olympics for a team mate is inspiring athletes in Regina.

Canadian Gilmore Junio let his team mate Denny Morrison take his spot in the 1,000-metre speed skating event and Morrison went on the win silver.

Sarah Piluk is a member of the Regina Speed Skating Club and said she was amazed by the move.

Pats blank Brandon 4-0

For the second straight game the Regina Pats faced off against a division rival they’re battling for the division title, only this time the Pats came out on top with a 4-0 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The win gives the Pats a two point cushion over the Swift Current Broncos and four points over the Wheat Kings in the East Division.

Canadian Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir settle for silver in Sochi

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will have to settle for a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics.

The defending champions skated a flawless free dance but were edged by American rivals Charlie White and Meryl Davis.

The Canadians finished with 190.99 points after collecting 114.66 in Monday's free dance.

White and Davis finished first with 195.52 points, including 116.63 in the free dance, to become the first American champions ever in the event.

Shomari Williams back with the Riders

A familiar face is returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Shomari Williams is back in green and white thanks to a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that saw the Riders move a first and second round pick in the upcoming draft for Williams, punter Josh Bartel and the Ti-Cats first round pick.

Williams played for the Riders from 2010 to 2012 before leaving as a free agent last season.

"He knows how we play defence, he knows some of the things we do," said head coach Corey Chamblin when asked why Williams was brought back into the fold.

Valois family heads to Sochi to cheer on bobsledder sister

The Saskatchewan contingent in Sochi continues to grow as the family of an Olympic bobsledder makes their way to the games.

Three of first-time Olympian Chelsea Valois' five siblings took off for Sochi Sunday morning to support their sister.

"Unbelievable actually for her first year of being in bobsleigh. It was pretty amazing she made it on the team," brother Marc said, adding he's excited to represent Canada from the sidelines.

"It's just exciting to be there for her and support her."

Broncos edge Pats 4-3 in shootout

First place in the East Division was on the line Saturday night as the Regina Pats hosted the Swift Current Broncos.

The Pats finally got over the hump and took the division lead on Friday night thanks to a 5-4 win over the Prince Albert Raiders after a number of chances throughout the course of the season to do so. The Broncos however closed the gap on the Pats with a 4-3 shootout win.

Mark McMorris returns to Regina from Sochi

Canada snowboarding star and Regina native Mark McMorris has arrived home greeted by fans and media alike.
 
It's his first trip back to Regina since capturing a bronze medal in Men's Slopestyle. In fact, that medal was Canada's first of the Olympic Games.
 
As you might expect, getting to step on the podium on the biggest stage in sports has changed his life.
 

Canada’s Morrison wins bronze in 1,500-metre long-track speed skating

Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison has won a bronze medal in the men’s 1,500 metres at the Sochi Olympics.

It’s the Fort St. John, B.C., native’s second medal of the Games after he won silver in the 1,000.

Morrison finished in one minute 45.22 seconds while Poland’s Zbigniew Brodka won gold in 1:45.006. Koen Verweij of the Netherlands missed the silver by a hair, finishing in 1:45.009.

Both medals were a surprise for Morrison, who wasn’t expected to contend for the podium in the individual events.

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