Prince Albert Raiders assistant captain Harrison Ruopp will likely start his professional career in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization next season and who knows where he’ll be after that.
But one thing’s for certain. No matter where Ruopp is, at least a small piece of his heart will be with the Raiders and the connections he’s made with the team, his billets and members of the organization.
“They will always be with me,” said Ruopp, who battled in the last of his 224 career games with the Raiders on Wednesday against the Red Deer Rebels.
Brendan Taman will continue to be general manager of the Roughriders for two more years keeping him in Saskatchewan through the 2015 season.
This will be Taman's fourth year as the Riders' GM. He’s been with the organization for five. Taman has been with the CFL for 26 years. In the past six years, he’s been involved in three Grey Cup games.
The Saskatoon Blades were swept by the Medicine Hat Tigers for the second year in a row last night, dropping Game 4 of the eastern conference quarter-finals 3-1.
It was a do-or-die game for the second-seed Blades who coming into Game 4 were outscored 12-4. Consistent with the previous three games of the series Medicine Hat scored first.
Tigers’ captain Curtis Valk roofed one past Andrey Makarov after a nifty give-and-go with Hunter Shinkaruk early in the first period.
The 101st Grey Cup Festival is offering up an all access party pass.
The organizing committee announced on Wednesday what they're calling the "Team Party Pass."
This pass will get you in the door for every hospitality room at this years Grey Cup in Regina, including Riderville and the Downtown Party Tent for a one time cost of $60.
In previous years, the different venues charged a one time fee for daily admission, this pass will also be good for all three days.
The Medicine Hat Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead on their way to a 5-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday night in WHL playoff action.
The Tigers now lead the eastern conference quarter-final three games to none.
The newest, sort of, Roughrider is glad to be back in green and white, but Rey Williams isn't holding back when it comes to his former team.
Williams re-joined the Riders, officially, on Monday after he was released from the Tiger-Cats earlier in the off season. Williams joined Jamie Nye and Rob Vanstone on the Green Zone Monday evening, where he was asked about his former coach in Saskatchewan, and new coach and general manager in Hamilton, Kent Austin, and if there was any disappointment in being released by him.
Finalists have been announced for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance's annual PRESTIGE Awards and Saskatoon is represented in two categories.
Among the nominees is the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, which was hosted in Saskatoon and is up for the Canadian Sport Event of the Year award.
Also nominated is Saskatoon's Fritz Shumann, who is in the running for the Volunteer of the Year award for his work with the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club.
The winners will be announced at a gala on April 10 in Ottawa.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are making changes when it comes to their linebackers.
As speculated on the weekend, the team officially announced the signing of Rey Williams, along with the release of Joe Lobendahn on Monday.
Williams re-joins the green and white after playing in Saskatchewan from 2007-2009 before signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
"Rey is a guy we never wanted to lose a few years back," said General Manager Brendan Taman. "He's obviously been pretty good over the last few years, very well liked in our locker room."
Saskatoon's Michelle Nelson is hoping to lay claim to the Canadian Professional Boxing Council women's bantamweight belt.
She's ramping up her training ahead of a bout against B.C.'s Peggy Maerz to see who will walk away with the title, which is currently sitting vacant.
Nelson and Maerz have squared off twice before, with each fighter claiming one win apiece. Nelson said she's confident she can win the fight and claim the series between the two fighters, and that she's heading into the ring with extra motivation provided by her trainer.
The University of Saskatchewan's 16th Breaking the Silence conference is underway.
The annual event features seminars, workshops and guest speakers discussing issues of gender diversity and sexual orientation.
This year is focused on acceptance of gay and lesbian athletes in school and professional sports.
Jon Cornish, star running back for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders delivered the keynote address to start the conference at an event held in askatoon's Broadway Theatre.