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Canadian citizenship eludes Ottawa Redblacks' Henry Burris

Henry Burris wants to officially be a Canadian, but is running into some roadblocks the federal government is looking at clearing for him.

Burris recently applied for permanent residency, but was rejected. He needs permanent resident status in order to become a Canadian citizen.

He is granted a work permit to play in the CFL. The challenge in obtaining his citizenship is that CFL players are considered part-time employees because the league does not run year-round.

Sask. fans, players remember Elmer Lach

Fans and Canadiens players past and present are mourning the loss of Elmer Lach.

The former Montreal centre and Nokomis, Sask. native passed away Saturday at the age of 97.
"Yesterday was a sad day," Western Canada Montreal Canadiens Fan Club leader Jim Taman said.

Lach's death coincided with club's annual Molson Cup hockey tournament. Before the championship game, players and spectators observed a moment of silence in Lach's honour.

Regina Pat Canadians win regionals

The Regina Pat Canadians are regional champions.

They beat the Pembina Valley Hawks 7-1 in the West Regional championship game on Easter Sunday.

The team now goes to Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec to represent the west in the Telus Cup later this month.

The Pat Canadians haven't reached the national championship final since 1999 when they won gold.
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Regina Pats sweep away Swift Current Broncos

How sweep it is for the Regina Pats as they’re off to the second round of the WHL playoffs for the first time since 2007 after a 4-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday night in Swift Current.

"You don't go into a playoff series thinking you're going to win in four straight. I wouldn't have thought so at all," said head coach John Paddock.

Wagner winner lifts Pats to commanding 3-0 series lead

A see-saw battle has left the Regina Pats with a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Swift Current Broncos.

The Pats trailed three times in game three Tuesday night but it was the road team who had the last laugh as Austin Wagner scored 4:25 into overtime giving the Pats a 5-4 win at the iPlex in Swift Current. 

Inexperience no issue for Regina Pats' young line

The Regina Pats may be an inexperienced team but that hasn't been much of an issue for them so far in the playoffs.

Since the first 10 minutes of the opening game on Friday night, the team has been playing solid hockey. That includes a line made up entirely of inexperienced players Rykr Cole, Jake Leschyshyn and Adam Berg.

"We're all young guys. We're all wanting to make a name for ourselves. We're trying to do what we can," said Berg.

So far, the line has been making a name for themselves by spending a bunch of time in the Broncos' end.

Beardy’s G-Man undefeated in 1-day Leafs contract

An 11-year-old from Beardy’s-Okemasis First Nation has an undefeated record as a Toronto Maple Leaf after the team’s Saturday night overtime win.

The comment was made by hat-trick-scoring Leaf Tyler Bozak in a post-game interview as he guided Garrett (G-Man) Gamble onto the ice in his wheelchair. It’s also shown on the Leaf’s website, under Gamble, #42’s, player bio. 

Pats snag 2-0 series lead over Broncos

The Regina Pats are entering rare playoff territory taking a 2-0 series lead over the Swift Current Broncos with a 3-2 on Saturday night.

The script over the course of the series so far for the Pats has been pretty simple: play in the Broncos' end as much as possible. That's exactly what the team did in Saturday's game spending nearly half of the third period in Broncos' territory after doing so for about the final five minutes on Friday night.

"It's not as easy as it looks. We just played smart. We stayed above them," said head coach John Paddock.

Wapple, Padakin lead Pats to game 1 victory over Broncos

Thanks to their goalie and veterans, the Regina Pats have taken a 1-0 lead in their series with the Swift Current Broncos.

The Pats got several key saves early from Daniel Wapple before finding their legs halfway through the first period en route to a 4-2 win at the Brandt Centre on Friday night in front of 5,361 fans.

"Wapple was great. He was our best player along with D'Amico and Padakin. He had to save us early in the game," said head coach John Paddock.

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