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Catriona Le May Doan staying home from Sochi

A three-time Olympic medalist from Saskatchewan will miss out on the games this year.

The 2014 winter games are the first Olympics that Catriona Le May Doan will not attend as either a competitor or broadcaster since 1988.

"It will be odd just to watch it from afar but, you know, I'm excited to be a spectator," she said.

She said it will be nice for a change not to be gone from the kids for a whole month.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris

He’s one of Canada’s brightest stars and he’s looking to put a little Saskatchewan shine on the snowboarding events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Regina’s Mark McMorris will be competing at the games for the first time, battling it out in the slopestyle event to try and win his first ever Olympic medal.

Pats fall 4-1 to Medicine Hat

A big game Tuesday night at the Brandt Centre as the Pats hosting the Medicine Hat Tigers, a team they’re chasing in the Eastern Conference standings.

But like pervious chances to climb up the standings the Pats fell short losing to the Tigers 4-1. Something that has been an on-going problem for the Blue and White all season it seems.

Weston Dressler officially signs with Kansas City Chiefs

It appears Weston Dressler has found his new home in Kansas City.

The Riders released their All-Star receiver last week allowing him to sign in the NFL but Dressler couldn't say at that time what team he was close to joining. Reports surfaced over the next day or so that it was likely the Kansas City Chiefs. It now appears that deal is done according to multiple reports.

The deal is a futures contract because the NFL's "new year" doesn't begin until March and that's when Dressler's deal will begin.

Saskatchewan overpowers New Brunswick at Scotties

Coming off a come-from-behind win against Alberta on Sunday, Stefani Lawton's Saskatchewan rink looked to keep their momentum as play continued Monday in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Playing New Brunswick in the Monday afternoon draw, Saskatchewan was able to get the lead early after Lawton stole four in the third end. From there, Saskatchewan cruised to victory, with Lawton snagging another three in the fifth en route to a 9-3 win.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Zenon Park’s Chelsea Valois to compete in bobsleigh

A fraction of a second means everything to an Olympic bobsled athletes like Chelsea Valois.

The first 50 metres of her run will be the only way for her to accelerate the sled she shares with teammate Jenny Ciochetti. Every turn down the track will only slow them down.

The 26-year-old from Zenon Park is the youngest of six children. While she never anticipated competing at the Olympics in bobsleigh, she always had her sights set on the games.

"It's always been her dream to go to the Olympics so she got her dream," her father Richard said.

Canada Post stamp honours curler Sandra Schmirler

A new series of stamps to recognize pioneers of winter sports is honouring the late-Saskatchewan curler Sandra Schmirler.

Schmirler's family and former teammates gathered at the Callie Curling Club in Regina Monday as Canada Post unveiled the stamp.

"You don't think of it being a big deal," said Sara England, Schrmirler's daughter, "but then you realize, not many people get a stamp."

A challenge finding Jon Ryan jerseys in Regina

Seattle Seahawks championship gear is expected to arrive in Regina in a week or so.

However, if you are looking to buy a jersey with Jon Ryan's name on the back, you're out of luck. The punter and Regina native won the Super Bowl Sunday night but that doesn't mean the city will get his jerseys sent here.

Zak Rubin with River City Sports said Canada only gets jerseys of a certain set of popular players for each team. For Seattle, that means only players like Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman.

Regina Pats taking it to their nearest rivals

It's been a maddeningly inconsistent year for the Regina Pats.

The Queen City kids have played well against some of the better teams in the WHL and followed those up with stinkers against some of the lesser teams in the league. They've been up and down for a good chunk of the season; as has most of the Eastern Conference.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Regina's Ryan Getzlaf shooting for gold again

He’s having one of his best seasons in the NHL and now Ryan Getzlaf from Regina will compete in his second Olympics.

Getzlaf will compete with Team Canada at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia after winning gold at 2010 Vancouver games.

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Getzlaf learned to skate when he was three years old at an outdoor rink in Avonlea.

"We'd go out there and the kids would play hockey for eight hours," said his father Steve Getzlaf.

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