The Regina Pats are possessed this year, puck possessed that is.
Head Coach Malcolm Cameron has quickly put his stamp on the Blue and White by changing the basic fundamentals of the way they play the game.
Previously under Head Coach Pat Conacher, the Pats were more of a chip and chase or dump and chase kind of team who tried to grind out wins. Two years ago they did enough to make the playoffs, but last season was basically a disaster; though an inability to remain healthy certainly played a role in that as well.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some Canadian content to their roster.
The team announced on Wednesday that they've signed non-import kicker Brett Cameron and non-import fullback Matthew Burke.
Cameron is actually the son of Hall of Fame kicker Bob Cameron. Cameron spent the last four years kicking for the University of North Dakota. In 41 games Cameron punted for 7,559 yards with a career 41.5 yards per pick average. Cameron also had 15 kicks over 50 yards during his college career.
Not many people get to play with their favourite hockey players but for one lucky team of kids, their dream has come true.
The six-year-old players with the Initiation Thunderbirds thought holding a practice at the Brandt Centre was awesome enough. That's when the arena lights dimmed and the spotlights turned on. The Pats introduction played through the speakers and the players skated onto the ice as the kids stood in awe.
"I was thinking they were going to come out but then I knew they were going to come out," said Nicholas right after the game.
Regina Pats goalie Daniel Wapple has bounced around the WHL a little bit in his short time in the league, but nothing could prepare him for what he's been through the last few days.
The Saskatoon native was traded by the Medicine Hat Tigers to the Regina Pats on Friday before the league's trade deadline along with centre Logan McVeigh for 16-year-old goalie Nick Schneider and a third round draft pick.
Saskatchewan Roughriders star Weston Dressler is continuing to draw interest from the National Football League.
His agent confirms to The Green Zone that Dressler will workout in front of Kansas City Chiefs brass on Tuesday.
Right now, there are no other workouts scheduled for Dressler but he is getting interest from about a half-dozen teams, so other workouts could be coming his way soon.
Dressler is due to become a free agent on February 15th and until then any NFL team with interest in working out the CFL All-Star has to get approval from the Riders.
Stefanie Lawton is returning to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after a five year absence.
Lawton's team from the Nutana Curling Club defeated Michelle Englot from the Regina Callie 5-2 in the final of the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Tisdale on Sunday evening. Lawton put a deuce on the board in the first end, then in the seventh took a 4-1 lead after a steal of one following a measurement.
Regina LeBoldus defeated Winnipeg St. Paul's 76-53 in the championship final of the 46th edition of BRIT on Saturday night at the Bedford Road gym.
It's the first time a Regina school has won the tournament since Balfour won back in 1999.
The third place game went to last year's champions, Sir Winston Churchill of Calgary as they defeated Saskatoon Evan Hardy 77-59.
The Regina Pats picked up their third win in a row and fourth in their last five games by beating the Saskatoon Blades 6-2 on Saturday evening.
The win means the Pats also continue to climb the standings and are now just one point back of the division leading Swift Current Broncos.
Saskatoon's Stefanie Lawton skips the only unefeated team at the Viterra Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Tisdale.
Lawton moved to 4 and 0 with an 8-2 win over Teandra Friesen on Friday.
The final round robin draw was set for Saturday morning. Four of the top teams advance to tomorrow's semi-finals with the final set for Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
The winning team advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal next month.
Just hours after the WHL trade deadline had passed the Regina Pats were put to the test Friday night as they hosted the Calgary Hitmen at the Brandt Centre.
In the end, the Pats passed the test with flying colours as they downed the top team in the Eastern Conference 3-2.