A former University of Saskatchewan Huskie and CFL player is doing his best to make football safer for young people in Saskatoon.
The minor hockey association in Central Butte is $100,000 richer thanks to the efforts of one man.
The association recently won the money through Kraft's Hockey Goes On contest, which asked people to vote for people who make hockey happen in their communities.
Grant Berger was nominated in the Western region, and his story ended up capturing the most votes.
Police and RCMP officers from across the country are in Saskatoon to compete in the Canadian Police Curling Championship.
Saskatoon police constable Jason Jacobs co-chaired the event held at the Nutana Curling Club, and said the tournament is a yearly fixture that gives officers a chance to unwind with some friendly competition.
"We work in a different job than other people, and it's nice to just be able to go in a low-stress environment and talk about work and curling and family and everything else," he said.
It was a season of pressures for the Saskatoon Blades according to head coach Lorne Molleken, and with 49 days until their next game the Memorial Cup hosts need to focus on how to succeed in the national championship.
"In the playoffs the intensity level picks up, the will to succeed picks up and that's something we didn't provide on a consistent basis and as we move forward our coaching philosophies will change a little bit because of the time we have in front of us," said Molleken at a media conference on Thursday.
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.