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.
The running backs aren't the only ones to watch on offence this week when the Roughriders take on the Stampeders.
Both teams are pretty stacked with receivers; both have a solid offensive line; and both bost two very good, but at times underrated, quarterbacks.
Darian Durant has been headline news for much of the season in Saskatchewan. Sometimes it's good coverage but he tends to get more attention when things aren't going well. However Stamps pivot Kevin Glenn has basically never been in the spotlight.
you’re a Montreal Canadiens fan, Humboldt is the place you want to be
The alumni hockey team is coming down for a benefit game to help raise funds for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
The likes of Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, Steve Penney and Rick Green will be attending. They’ll be taking on a group of locals as well as the Western Canada Montreal Canadiens Fan Club out of Saskatoon.
Broncos President Jamie Brockman said Shutt in particular is excited to come down and put on a good show.
Those that worried they missed out on Regina Grey Cup tickets will be glad to know a "very limited number" of tickets are now on sale.
The announcement was made this morning. By News Talk Radio's count at least 650 were released, ranging in price from $138 to $403. Those few passes are up for purchase on the Grey Cup Festival web site only, according to a news release.
The showdown between the Riders and Stampeders is another day closer and that means Saskatchewan's offense is a day closer to facing off against Charleston Hughes.
When talking about the Stampeders' defence a whole lot is made of the defensive lineman, who is tied for the league lead in quarterback sacks with the Riders' Alex Hall. However, their defence is a lot more than just Hughes, even if he tends to have huge games against the Green and White.
While his pass rush certainly helps the secondary, the Stamps backfield is nothing to sneeze at either.
The Canadian Boxing Championships in Regina will be trying out some new rules this week, not the least of which is a decision to remove protective headgear from the elite men's competition.
Earlier this year, the International Boxing Association, (AIBA; the sport's governing body,) amended their rules. The two biggest changes were the rejection of headgear for elite male athletes, and the introduction of a 10-point scoring system. Both changes will be applied at the Orr Centre in Regina this week.
Starting off in the ocean of Kona, Hawaii, it took Milos Kostic just over 12 hours to swim 3.8 kilometers, bike another 180 kilometers and then run a full marathon.
It's an incredible accomplishment, considering the extreme endurance event is roughly the equivalent of four Olympic-distance triathlons.
The biggest game of the year so far in the CFL is looming as the Riders will battle the Stampeders Saturday in Calgary.
A lot is being made of the head-to-head match-up between Riders running back Kory Sheets and Stampeders running back Jon Cornish. Sheets comes into the game 134 yards behind Cornish for the league lead in rushing yards.