Two dominant Saskatchewan Roughriders are being recognized with CFL Player of the Month Awards.
On Wednesday, John Chick was named defensive player of the month for August while Rob Bagg was recognized as Canadian player of the month.
Chick picks up the defensive player recognition for the second-straight month. In August, Chick registered 12 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks and one forced fumble. Chick leads the league for 12 quarterback sacks on the season.
The last days of summer may be winding down, but hockey rinks across the country are picking up with activity as teams get ready for a new season.
The Regina Pats have already been at it for nearly two weeks and played their first pre-season games last week; the team hosted a pre-season tournament where it won all three games.
Another week, another award for a Saskatchewan Roughrider.
Defensive end Ricky Foley was named the CFL's defensive player of the week on Tuesday for his two-sack, one forced-fumble and three-tackle effort in the Rider's 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Labour Day Classic.
Foley quickly took to Twitter to give credit to his teammates.
"Shoutout 2the #DogPound up front & the rest of the D...#MosaicMadhouse #Riders," tweeted Foley.
Across the CFL, teams have been debuting new looks with the CFL Signature Uniforms from Reebok and fan reaction has been mixed.
On Tuesday, the final jersey from the Edmonton Eskimos was unveiled.
The designs took 18 months of consultation, design and manufacturing. Each team will wear the new look twice this year, as well as during games next season.
Not only did the Riders win on Sunday but it was an even better day for defensive lineman David Lee.
A few weeks ago he scored his first touchdown of his CFL career in Winnipeg. The ball was originally kept by the Bombers as quarterbacks now have their own balls in the league.
Before the Labour Day Classic in Regina the Bombers delivered the ball to Lee.
"I went outside and I celebrated with a couple of fans, took a picture and that's going to be going home and go straight into a case."
The Saskatchewan Roughriders picked up their 10th straight win in the Labour Day Classic with a 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sunday.
"We're battle tested," said Darian Durant. "I think the veterans in this room we've been through any kind of game scenario."
The Bombers struck first with a Nick Grigsby running touchdown in the first quarter to take an early 7-0 lead. The Riders elected to punt from their own end zone and a penalty ended up giving the Bombers the ball at their 31-yard-line.
A decade of dominance, that's what the Riders are hoping to accomplish in this year's edition of the Labour Day Classic.
Needless to say things have gone the green and white's way for the last nine years as that's how many times in a row they've beaten their rivals from the East, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Riders are set to host the Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.
A win would be the Riders 10th straight over the Bombers in the annual end of summer clasic. Attached are the the depth chart for the game with printable versions found at the bottom of the page.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not be at the top of the league - or the division - but the Green and White has been one of the best teams running the football this season.
Believe it or not the Riders run game actually appears to be stronger this year without Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets. Last year, the Riders averaged 128.8 yards per game rushing and, if they keep up their current pace, the Green and White will pick up 271 more yards rushing this year than last.
As Rider fans continue to celebrate the return of Weston Dressler, his biggest fan is celebrating along with them.
Dressler's father Rick says it was a fun few days as Weston included his family in negotiations.
"Just the way the fans and the organization has treated him. These people took him in like one of their own."