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Pats win streak reaches five games with win over Medicine Hat

The Regina Pats winning streak has now reached five games thanks to a 3-2 overtime win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.

The game Friday was probably the best of the Pats five game winning streak and it featured a little bit of everything. It was mostly a wide open affair as both teams combined for 76 shots on net but both goalies were up to the task of keeping it close. Tigers goalie Marek Langhammer made 42 saves in a losing effort and Dawson MacAuley matched him with 29 saves of his own.

Blades ice Kootenay, 4-2

Three third period goals propelled the Saskatoon Blades over the Kootenay Ice Friday night, 4-2.

Troy Tremblay played solid in net for Saskatoon making 38 saves in the contest.

Cory Millette struck first blood for Saskatoon late in the first period. Nelson Nogier and Matt Revel drew assists on the play.

Kootenay came back strong in the second frame sneaking two goals behind Trombley and taking a 2-1 lead heading into the third.

PREVIEW: Riders hope for home field advantage against Lions

With so much on the line against the B.C. Lions the Riders want to take full advantage of their home field.

A win would do a couple of things for the Riders: clinch at least a home playoff game and keep them alive when it comes to hosting the West Division final.

How that works out could come down to the game next week in Calgary against the Stampeders. First things first though, as the Riders need to beat the Lions for that to happen. They're hoping the Saskatchewan advantage will help them out.

Saskatoon city golf courses ready to close up for the year

Die hard golfers still have a little time to pull out the clubs on Saskatoon city courses.
 
Wildwood will remain open as long as the weather and course maintenance allows.
 
Silverwood has already closed its back nine with the front side closing next Tuesday.
 
As for Holiday Park, the executive and back nine will close next Tuesday with the front nine closing Oct. 28.

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Blades fall to Calgary in a shootout, 4-3

The Saskatoon Blades push their point streak to seven games after a shootout loss to Calgary Thursday night, 4-3.

The Blades faced the Calgary Hitmen, the first of Saskatoon’s three game trip West.

Greg Chase opened the scoring for Calgary on the powerplay following a Ryan Coghlan roughing minor midway through the second period. Nikita Scherback buried his fifth of the season to tie the game shortly after. Jesse Zgraggen netted his first of the year past Alex Moodie before the intermission.

Weldon Brown returning to Riders lineup at the right time

The Saskatchewan Roughriders defence is getting a big boost just in time for a big game against the B.C. Lions.

Linebacker Weldon Brown has been out of the lineup for the last few weeks after being a late scratch on Sept. 22nd when the Riders lost 24-22 to the Lions.

"I guess my knee just had enough," Brown joked. "It was like, 'Weldon, it's time to sit down.'"

Riders secondary led by dynamic but opposite duo

No area of Taylor Field has seen as much change this season as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive backfield.

Saskatoon bike polo team going to world competition

Three athletes from Saskatoon are setting out to put the city on the map at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship in Florida.

Will Robbins, Daren McLean and Duane Nelson make up Mosquito, the hard-court bike polo team. Robbins said that they were probably the most surprised about their qualification.

"Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, cities like that have been playing since the late '90s and we really only knew it existed as a sport four years ago," he said.

Corey Chamblin delivers strong message during practice

It wasn't a smooth start to the week of practice for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

At the start of every practice the offence and defence do their own walkthroughs at separate ends of the field. After that everyone heads into the locker room to get their pads on and prepare for practice to begin, starting with special teams.

Usually things go on as normal from there but that wasn't the case on Tuesday.

Moodie leads the Blades to victory over Moose Jaw, 2-1

Alex Moodie continues to shine between the pipes for Saskatoon picking up his third win and extending the Blades’ win streak to four games beating Moose Jaw 2-1.

Thanksgiving Monday marked the start of a road trip for the now 5-5 Blades, who visit Calgary, Lethbridge and Kootenay next week.

Coming off back to back wins against Swift Current and Brandon on Friday and Saturday, the Blades were looking to keep the momentum going in Moose Jaw.

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