The Brodsky family is one step closer to handing over the Saskatoon Blades to new owners.
The WHL announced today a special meeting of the WHL Board of Governors for Sept. 4 in Calgary. There the board will review an application to transfer the ownership of the Saskatoon Blades franchise.
The world of professional sports is pretty small, especially the CFL, so it's not surprising to see a pair of Riders reunited after years down different career paths.
It's not strange for players to play with each other or coaches to work with certain players or coaches on a few different teams in the league. When the Roughriders traded for the CFL's all-time leading receiver Geroy Simon in the off-season the move actually re-united Simon with one of the quarterbacks who was there when his career began north of the border.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders' star running back is racking up the accolades as he racks up the yardage.
Another huge performance in Saturday's game against the Edmonton Eskimos has landed Kory Seets the Offensive Player Of The Week award. He ran 24 times in the afternoon, adding 139 yards and two touchdowns to his stats for the year.
For Sportsnet broadcaster Jamie Campbell, having the Saskatoon Triple-A Blue Jays join him and Gregg Zaun at the Rogers Centre for the Blue Jays pre-game show was the least he could do.
"Baseball is a very small community and this is a very large country we live in, but when things happen in the baseball family it gets back to us fairly quickly," Campbell said about the death of 17 year old Quinn Stevenson on Aug. 3.
Kory Sheets made a little bit of history on Saturday but it's not enough for the driven Roughriders running back.
Against the Eskimos Sheets ran for 139 yards, the 7th time this season he's cracked the century mark. With those yards Sheets passed the 1,000 yard mark for the season in just eight games, the fastest running back to ever run for 1,000 yards in a season.
"This year I set my standards a lot higher," said Sheets, who says he would normally be thrilled to get to the mark. "It's just another milestone. We hit that mark now let's just move on."
After a couple of rough outings, Graham DeLaet has his game back at just the right time.
DeLaet is still alive in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after finishing the opening tournament of the four tournament playoff at 10-under par.
DeLaet entered Sunday's final round at 4-under par, but just about everything went his way in the final round firing one of the best rounds of his PGA Tour career with a 6-under 65, good enough to be tied for 2nd, one shot back of eventual winner Adam Scott.
The Saskatoon Hilltops kept their unbeaten record intact with a 30-15 win over the Regina Thunder at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night.
Running back Chad Braun scored two touchdowns. The first came in the final minute of the first quarter, helping Saskatoon to a 13-0 lead. The second came early in the fourth quarter. Nolan Graham scored his second touchdown in as many weeks with a third quarter run.
In a game filled with bursts of offense it was ultimately the defense that made the difference in the Riders 30-27 win over the Edmonton Eskimos.
Saturday's contest certainly didn't get off to the torrid start we'd see later in the game, as the defenses dominated much of the first half. Neither side got much going offensively outside of a Mike Reilly touchdown pass to Eskimo receiver Fred Stamps. Other than that both sides traded field goals and the Green and White had a 12-10 lead after 30 minutes of play.
Despite losing six starters from last season the University of Saskatchewan Huskies shutdown the UBC T-Birds 28-5 in preseason action Friday.
Rookie linebacker turned defensive lineman Michael Desjarlais led the defence in the game recording five-and-a-half tackles for the green and white. Third-year defensive back Corey Edington added another four-and-a-half for the Huskies, while Dane Bishop recorded two sacks.
For the second time this year the Riders are in Edmonton taking on the Eskimos.
In their previous meeting, which came during week one of the regular season, the Riders had their way with the Eskimos winning 39-18. The 18 points put up by Edmonton was a little flattering as they added most of it late when the game was already out of reach.