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.'"
No area of Taylor Field has seen as much change this season as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive backfield.
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.
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.
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.
The Regina Pats have won four games in a row and are back to .500 on the season after a 5-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings Monday afternoon.
The Pats were led once again by their top line of Dyson Stevenson, Chandler Stephenson and Morgan Klimchuk who all had multi-point days. Klimchuk racked up four points, while Stevenson scored himself a hat-trick and Stephenson had three helpers as well.
The Saskatoon Hilltops downed the Calgary Colts 37-6 in the final game of the PFC regular season.
The Hilltops opened the scoring in the first quarter when Graham Unruh hauled in a 10 yard pass from quarterback Matt Karpinka. Evan Kopchynski (seven yard catch) and Andre Lalonde (one yard run) scored second quarter majors as Saskatoon opened up a 21-3 half-time lead.
The Hilltops only touchdown in the second half came in the fourth quarter when Jared Andreychuk ran 18 yards for a touchdown after an Adam Morrison fumble recovery deep in Calgary territory.
The Regina Pats have won their third straight game, all of them requiring extra time.
On Saturday night they needed a shootout to down the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2.
It's almost become habit for the Roughriders, but Saskatchewan won another ugly game 14-9 over the Edmonton Eskimos at Mosaic Stadium Saturday.
The good news for Rider Nation is they've made a habit out of coming out on the winning side of things during these less-than-stellar games.
"Just a hard fought win by us. Wasn't pretty but at the end of the day a win is a win," said Darian Durant.
Alex Moodie made a case why he should be the number one goaltender for the Saskatoon Blades stopping 29 of 30 shots faced in a 2-1 win over Swift Current Friday.
Fresh off a 6-1 win over the Vancouver Giants, the Blades welcomed the Broncos to the Credit Union Centre, looking for a second win in as many games.
It was a quiet 40 minutes with no goals for either side, but the Blades edged the Broncos in shots 25-21.