Beginning a busy week with three games on tap between Tuesday and Saturday, the Saskatoon Blades were looking to start off on the right foot hosting the Moose Jaw Warriors Tuesday.
With nearly identical records at the bottom of the eastern conference, the Blades came out strong in front of 4,400 fans scoring the coveted first goal at 14:39. Logan Harland scored his ninth of the season, Connor Sanvido and Cory Millette drew assists on the goal. But the lead didn’t last too long as Jesse Forsberg shot the puck past Troy Trombley a couple of minutes later.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some depth to their defensive line.
The team announced on Tuesday they've re-signed import defensive lineman Richard Sumlin and have added import defensive lineman Trevor Guyton.
Sumlin signed with the Riders before the 2013 season where he spent the entire year on the team's practice roster. The 24-year-old played four seasons at the University of Findlay where he registered 167 tackles and 12 sacks in 31 games. In 2012 he was named a second team conference all-star.
The cheering has stopped and the medals have been passed out, but people will likely be talking for weeks to come about the Saskatchewan Winter Games.
The week-long event, which included over a dozen events, wrapped up Saturday in Prince Albert.
"One of the primary things we had hoped for was to bring a legacy to Prince Albert, and I think we were pretty successful at that," said Al Dyer, chair of the games' organizing committee.
A piece of the Gordie Howe Bowl has found a new home in a small Saskatchewan town.
The scoreboard was taken down last Wednesday and transported to Lemberg, which is situated about 120 kilometres east of Regina.
The clock will be spruced up with a new coat of paint and small remairs before it is mounted on the football field at North Valley High.
While Lemberg is about 300 residents, there is strong support for the six-man 1A football team, Bob Mayo, head coach, said.
“We easily go over 150 to 200 people for our regular games,” Mayo said.
The Regina Pats are on a roll that the franchise hasn't seen in a quite some time.
The Queen City Kids have points in nine of their last 10 games, eight of those games ended with the Pats picking up two points, including two huge wins this past weekend over the Victoria Royals and the Calgary Hitmen; two of the top ranked teams in the WHL.
Not even an early start could keep Regina’s hockey fans from heading out to their favourite watering hole to watch Canada take on the Swedes in the Olympic gold medal match.
After the province decided to allow bars to open early for game time on Sunday, people lined up outside the Lancaster to get a good spot as the wind chills dipped below -40 C. But as 5:30 a.m. rolled around they got inside and sat down to order. But at that point in the day do you order coffee or beer?
Early risers across Canada received a gold medal treat from Team Canada on Sunday.
The men's hockey team defeated Sweden in a commanding 3-0 win in Sochi, Russia. The victory means Canada repeats as gold medal champions after winning the hockey tournament in Vancouver in 2010 as well.
The game began as most of Canada's did during the Olympics: slowly. Despite expectations for the fast, young crew of NHL players on Canada's roster, most of their games were low-scoring affairs. Jonathan Toews netted the first of Canada's goals in the first period, his first of the tournament.
Bars across Saskatchewan were opening their doors extra early on Sunday morning for diehard sports fans to watch the men's hockey Olympic gold medal match.
Due to overwhelming demand, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) announced every bar in Saskatchewan, excluding bars in Prince Albert, could open and serve alcohol as early as 5:30 a.m. for the game.
The Regina Pats have won four games in a row and have points in nine of their last 10 games thanks to a 5-4 shootout win over the Calgary Hitmen.
The Pats didn't get the hero they were expecting on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre but they got the one they deserved in Colby Williams, who scored the shootout winner.
Cheers one minute and disappointment the next from those gathered at the Saskatoon Speed Skating club to watch Saskatchewan's Olympic speed skaters perform.
It was cheers of joy when Regina's Kali Christ and her team beat out the Americans to snag fifth place then disappointed yet pride filled applause as Lucas Makowsky's team fell to Poland in the bronze medal race.