The Regina Thunder defeated the Saskatoon Hilltops 21-16 in the Prairie Football Conference final on Sunday at Griffiths Stadium.
The Thunder took a 7-1 lead in the first quarter when Nick Brown scored on a five yard run. Two second quarter field goals by William McGee helped Regina to a 14-2 half-time lead. Thunder quarterback Asher Hastings, who threw for 316 yards, hit Will Heward on a 43 yard TD strike in the third quarter to make the score 21-2.
The Saskatoon Blades ended their seven game road trip with 6-4 loss as the hands of the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday.
The Blades struck first blood with Matt Revel scoring his second of the season. Curtis Valk tied the game shortly after on the powerplay.
The U of S Huskies defeated the Regina Rams 33-15 at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday in the final regular season game for both teams.
The Huskies took advantage of eight Rams turnovers. Ram quarterbacks threw six interceptions. Regina also lost the ball on a fumble and once on downs.
The Huskies took a 9-0 lead when Dexter Janke scored on a two yard run in the first quarter.
It wasn't a good night for Regina-based sports teams on Saturday night as the Regina Pats lost 3-1 to the Prince Albert Raiders.
The loss is the Pats third in a row after they previously won six straight.
Prince Albert would open the scoring a little shy of eight minutes into the game win Tim Vanstone would score on his own rebound after a wraparound attempt. The Pats would control the play for most of the period registering 12 shots but couldn't beat Raiders goalie Cole Cheveldave.
It was an old problem that came back to haunt the Roughriders in their 29-25 loss to the Calgary Stampeders.
The game lived up to much of the hype as it close all game long, and was as physical as ever, but it was missed opportunities that came back to haunt the Riders once again.
"We got to find a way to close games out," said receiver Geroy Simon. "We just let it slip between our fingers."
After seeing success through its online certification program, the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association (SSA) will now be offering an in-class option as well.
Just a year ago, the SSA started offering online safety training for young riders who need a certificate to ride. It was a big hit according to SSA President Chris Brewer.
But at the same time, the Saskatchewan Safety Council was looking to provide more options to its snowmobiling customers and was considering an online program.
Another three point night by Saskatoon Blades’ forward Nikita Scherbak lifted the Bridge City boys over the Red Deer Rebels 4-3 Friday night.
The Blades’ seventh win of the season brings them back over .500 drawing them within one point of Prince Albert for the division lead.
Saskatoon continued its seven game road trip Friday, after five days off coming off an 8-5 loss by Lethbridge; they were back in stride in Red Deer.
It was a night to forget for the Regina Pats Friday night at the Brandt Centre as they got thumped 7-2 by the Edmonton Oil Kings.
The Pats were trying to bounce back after suffering their first loss in six games Wednesday night to the Prince Albert Raiders, but that wasn’t in the cards.
The biggest game of the CFL regular season is finally almost here.
The Riders and Stampeders are set for their showdown at McMahon Stadium with first place in the West Division hanging in the balance.
Of course, even with a win the Riders will need some help next week if they're going to host the West Final at Mosaic Stadium. First things first they'll need to beat their biggest rivals in Calgary, something they haven't been able to do in quite some time.
Needless to say, there isn't much that needs to be said to get the players going.
It began with a dead duck and an angry mom.
Frank Kurenda was nine years old when he put down the unlucky bird using a .22-calibre rifle given to him by his uncle.
"It was an old Mossberg, with a sight welded on the front," recalled Kurenda during an interview ahead of his induction to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for trapshooting.