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Regina Pats trade Morgan Klimchuk to Brandon Wheat Kings

The Regina Pats will have a new forward on the ice Friday night.

On Friday morning, the team announced it has traded Morgan Klimchuk to the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for Jesse Gabrielle.

A native of Moosomin, 17-year-old Gabrielle is in his third season with the Wheat Kings. He posted 26 points last season and six points in the 2014 playoffs.

Klimchuk has played 228 games for the Blue and White and ranks 32nd on the Pats all-time scoring list.

Blades fall to Regina Pats

It seemed Saskatoon was on its way to a third straight win up 3-1 on the Regina Pats in the third period before the Pats woke up.
 
Morgan Klimchuk put up a natural hat trick and the Pats would score four in the final frame for a 5-3 win. Connor Gay had the other two goals.
 
Brett Stovin, Sam McKechnie and Cameron Hebig scored for Saskatoon.
 
The Blades drop to 9-26-2-1 while the Pats increase their second place standing in the East Division to 22-12-2-0.

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Mike Gibson named Rams' head coach

A 10-year CFL coach will be taking over the head coaching job for the University of Regina Rams.

On Monday, the U of R announced that Mike Gibson has been selected to succeed Frank McCrystal. Gibson has been an assistant coach in the CFL for 10 season, most recently acting as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Ottawa Redblacks.

AUDIO: Jacques Chapdelaine officially named Riders' offensive coordinator

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have officially named their new offensive coordinator.

As the Green Zone reported on Wednesday, Jacques Chapdelaine will take control of the team's offence in 2015. Chapdelaine will be taking over for George Cortez who held the position for the last two seasons.

Andrew Albers signs with Blue Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays made it official today announcing the signing of Saskatchewan born pitcher Andrew Albers.

The left-handed pitcher from the Battlefords has signed a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training.

The Blue Jays made the announcement Friday on Twitter.

Albers was called up from the minor leagues by the Minnesota Twins in 2013, ending up with a 2-and-5 record and a 4.05 ERA.

UPDATE: Doctors surprised at Gordie Howe's speedy recovery after stem cell treatment

Doctors are surprised how fast Gordie Howe has responded to stem cell treatment.

The 86-year-old hockey legend was in Mexico last week for a two-day stem cell clinical trial treatment to relieve the effects of a series of strokes.

In a statement released Friday, Howe’s family said his response to the treatment was "truly miraculous." They said he was walking with minimal effort one day after the procedure and helping out with daily chores five days after.

Cross-country skiers disappointed with warm temperatures

Every day, Bernie Mazurik eagerly checks Saskatoon's weather forecast, desperate for a glimpse of temperatures below freezing with a forecast of snow.
 
Instead, the avid cross-country skier has faced warm temperatures and little snow.
 
"I am not very happy about it because basically the cross-country skiing around Saskatoon is ruined right now," Mazurik said.
 
The hard, icy tracks at Kinsmen Park are barely visible, and void of skiers. Mazurik said it will likely stay that way until there's a dump of snow.
 

Pats enter break on losing note

The Regina Pats ended the first half of the season on a losing note, dropping a 5-4 overtime decision against Lethbridge Hurricanes. 

Mr. Hockey, Gretzky headline Kinsmen dinner

Hockey fans mark your calendars because two of the sport’s all-time great are set to headline the biggest sports celebrity dinner in the county.

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe and the Great One Wayne Gretzky will be in Saskatoon on Feb. 6 for the 2015 Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon Sports Celebrity dinner.

Jacques Chapdelaine to be Riders new offensive coordinator

The Saskatchewan Roughriders appear to have found the man they want to be their new offensive coordinator.

Sources tell the Green Zone that former B.C. Lions offensive coordinator and current Simon Fraser University head coach Jacques Chapdelaine will be the new Riders offensive coordinator once the deal is signed, which hasn't happened yet.

This works alongside a report by the Green Zone's Glen Suitor on Wednesday afternoon that Chapelaine has resigned from his position as Simon Fraser's head coach.

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