The Saskatchewan Roughriders have clinched a home playoff game thanks to a 35-14 win over the B.C. Lions.
Saturday evening's game could be summarized in one word: turnovers. The game was filled with them, especially turnovers by the Lions. The defence managed to force eight turnovers, intercepting Lions quarterback Thomas DeMarco four times, recovering three fumbles and even causing a turnover on downs late in the game.
"Lights out performance by those guys," said Darian Durant. "Those guys are fearless."
It was sharp skates for sharp minds down at Al Anderson’s Source for Sports on Saturday, and it was all for a good cause.
The sport shop, along with the hundreds of other Source of Sports locations across Canada, is celebrating National Skate Sharpening Day. All the proceeds will go towards concussion prevention and education.
“One hundred per cent of the proceeds are going towards stopconcussions.com,” store manager Chris Nomeland said. A press release said they expect to sharper around 5,000 pairs across Canada.
The Regina Pats winning streak has now reached five games thanks to a 3-2 overtime win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
The game Friday was probably the best of the Pats five game winning streak and it featured a little bit of everything. It was mostly a wide open affair as both teams combined for 76 shots on net but both goalies were up to the task of keeping it close. Tigers goalie Marek Langhammer made 42 saves in a losing effort and Dawson MacAuley matched him with 29 saves of his own.
Three third period goals propelled the Saskatoon Blades over the Kootenay Ice Friday night, 4-2.
Troy Tremblay played solid in net for Saskatoon making 38 saves in the contest.
Cory Millette struck first blood for Saskatoon late in the first period. Nelson Nogier and Matt Revel drew assists on the play.
Kootenay came back strong in the second frame sneaking two goals behind Trombley and taking a 2-1 lead heading into the third.
With so much on the line against the B.C. Lions the Riders want to take full advantage of their home field.
A win would do a couple of things for the Riders: clinch at least a home playoff game and keep them alive when it comes to hosting the West Division final.
How that works out could come down to the game next week in Calgary against the Stampeders. First things first though, as the Riders need to beat the Lions for that to happen. They're hoping the Saskatchewan advantage will help them out.
Die hard golfers still have a little time to pull out the clubs on Saskatoon city courses.
Wildwood will remain open as long as the weather and course maintenance allows.
Silverwood has already closed its back nine with the front side closing next Tuesday.
As for Holiday Park, the executive and back nine will close next Tuesday with the front nine closing Oct. 28.
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The Saskatoon Blades push their point streak to seven games after a shootout loss to Calgary Thursday night, 4-3.
The Blades faced the Calgary Hitmen, the first of Saskatoon’s three game trip West.
Greg Chase opened the scoring for Calgary on the powerplay following a Ryan Coghlan roughing minor midway through the second period. Nikita Scherback buried his fifth of the season to tie the game shortly after. Jesse Zgraggen netted his first of the year past Alex Moodie before the intermission.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders defence is getting a big boost just in time for a big game against the B.C. Lions.
Linebacker Weldon Brown has been out of the lineup for the last few weeks after being a late scratch on Sept. 22nd when the Riders lost 24-22 to the Lions.
"I guess my knee just had enough," Brown joked. "It was like, 'Weldon, it's time to sit down.'"
No area of Taylor Field has seen as much change this season as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive backfield.
Three athletes from Saskatoon are setting out to put the city on the map at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship in Florida.
Will Robbins, Daren McLean and Duane Nelson make up Mosquito, the hard-court bike polo team. Robbins said that they were probably the most surprised about their qualification.
"Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, cities like that have been playing since the late '90s and we really only knew it existed as a sport four years ago," he said.