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Saskatchewan in Sochi: Curling official heads to second Olympics

He is from the small town of Dilke, Saskatchewan and he's officiating in his second Olympic games.

Ken McArton loves the game of curling. He grew up playing at the local rink which no longer exists.

"I did curl at a young age and we had a natural ice rink in our town Dilke and all the neighbouring towns had ice too," he said.

Reynolds helps Canada to Olympic silver in team figure skating

Kevin Reynolds did an admirable job filling in for Patrick Chan and Canada won a silver medal in the figure skating team competition at the Sochi Olympics.

Reynolds landed three quad jumps and scored 167.92 points to finish second in the men's free skate, giving Canada an insurmountable lead over the bronze-winning Americans with two skates to go.

Host Russia clinched its first gold medal of the Games later in the women's free skate, when Yulia Lipnitskaya finished first and Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond was fifth.

PHOTOS: Pats honour PPCLI, dominate Blades 7-3

The Regina Pats honoured their name sake on Saturday night the best way they knew how with a 7-3 squashing of the Saskatoon Blades.

Members of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in the house to celebrate their 100th anniversary as part of a pre-game ceremony, they stuck around to watch the game and even added their own little touch to it by honking the horns on their armoured vehicles in building whenever the Pats scored.

Medicine Hat, too much to handle for young Blades

A hot start from Medicine Hat put the Saskatoon Blades behind the eight ball early Friday night, and they simply couldn’t recover, losing 5-2 at Credit Union Centre.


Medicine Hat’s Chad Labelle drew first blood two minutes into the game, but the Blades responded quickly on the power play.

MacKenzie Johnston’s point shot at 2:40 found its way through traffic and behind goaltender Nick Schneider. That was just the start of a five-goal first period.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Sask. figure skaters off to the Olympics

A dream that started in a small-town Saskatchewan skating rink is finally coming true for a team of pair skaters.

Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers both learned to skate when they grew up in Saskatchewan, training at the Wawota rink for many years. They now train in Virden, Man., and will represent Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

"I'm really excited about that first time of stepping on the ice for our short program, that's the first program we compete, and just being on the Olympic ice with the Olympic rings on the ice surface," Lawrence said.

'McRib came through' says McMorris' uncle

He might be from the flat lands of the Saskatchewan Prairies, but Regina’s Mark McMorris will be coming back home with a bronze medal for his efforts in the slopestyle snowboarding event.

McMorris scored 88.75 out of 100 in the final of the competition to become Canada’s first medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. American Sage Kotsenburg took home gold and Norway’s Staale Sandbech claimed silver.

Jon Ryan returns home after Super Bowl win

Saskatchewan’s Super Bowl hero is back at home.

It was a warm welcome as the Seattle Seahawks’ punter Jon Ryan took the escalator down from the arrival gate at the Regina International Airport. He was flying in from Seattle where he’s spent a week celebrating with the 12th Man, the cities die-hard football fans.

But Ryan said it was important for him to come back home.

Canada's slopestyle team to be strong medal contender

Canada is in a good position to be among the first countries to medal at the Sochi Olympics.

The first medals of the 2014 games will be handed out Saturday morning with the men’s snowboard slopestyle event. Regina’s Mark McMorris will compete in the semi-finals, trying to advance to the finals after finishing seventh in the qualification round.

Danny Currie will be staying up to watch McMorris compete. He knows him from their days snowboarding together at Mission Ridge Winter Park.

Orr, Hull, Chick support Saskatoon Kinsmen

A trio of sports all-stars is in Saskatoon tonight for the Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Dinner, and they all brought their stories from their time in professional sports.

Bobby Orr, Dennis Hull and John Chick were candid in front of TV cameras and microphones on Friday.

Chick is the only one amongst the three who currently still plays. Orr and Hull, both well into their 60s, shared some advice and memories. They even shared some regrets.

Orr remembered the one and only time he wore Canadian colours at an international event, the 1976 Canada Cup.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Wickenheiser bears Canadian flag

The star of Shaunavan Sask and women's hockey around the world, Hayley Wickenheiser will be chasing her fourth gold medal in the Sochi Olympics.

Wickenheiser went to her first Olympic games with the Canadian women's hockey team in 1998 where she took home a silver medal. Every Olympic games since she has only seen gold.

"Each (games) has it's own flavour there is no doubt about that," Wickenheiser said.

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