People call hockey Canada’s game. But some people in northern India might be able to lay that claim in the coming years.
“What you see of hockey pictures in Canada, you know, a hundred years ago—everyone’s really crowded around an outdoor ice surface, that’s what it is up there now,” said hockey enthusiast Andrew Wahba.
Wahba found out that people in India played hockey about five years ago when a friend of his came back from a trip. His friend mentioned that people there in the Himalayas needed hockey equipment.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have their feel good story of the 2013-14 CFL off-season.
The Riders have made their biggest move of the off-season.
At an event today the Green and White announced they've signed franchise quarterback Darian Durant to a new contract extension; something they had been working on for the most of the off-season.
Like most CFL contracts, what's known about this one is pretty sparse as details weren't officially announced by the team and Durant himself didn't add much to conversation either.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added another receiver ahead of training camp.
Ryan Smith officially signed with the green and white on Monday. The receiver tweeted Monday afternoon that he had signed with Saskatchewan. His agent also tweeted out a photo of Smith signing said contract.
Ryan Smith signs his contract. Photo courtesy Reed Duchscher
Weyburn’s Graham DeLaet might not have had the showing that Saskatchewan was hoping for at this year’s Masters. But that doesn’t mean his home community isn’t proud of him.
DeLaet finished at eight above par after his second round and didn’t qualify to go on.
It was hard to watch for Gerald Borrowman.
It's no secret that Riders Assistant General Manager Jeremy O'Day would like to be a General Manager in the CFL one day.
As of this moment it doesn't appear that it could be happening in Saskatchewan in the coming couple of years with current GM Brendan Taman now under contract through the 2017 season. Over the last year or so O'Day has had some chances to move on and take the reins of an organization with openings in both Edmonton and Winnipeg in recent years.
That being said, O'Day is pretty happy where he is right now.
Graham DeLaet's first ever Masters is coming to an end early.
DeLaet had a much better second round at Augusta National carding an even par 72 but his 8-over 80 in the first round on Thursday will mean DeLaet won't make the cut.
The cut line is currently sitting around 3-over, leaving DeLaet five shots back of playing on the weekend. Currently Bubba Watson is in the lead at 7-under.
When Graham DeLaet dreamed about playing in the Masters when he was younger, it probably didn't go like this.
DeLaet's first round at Augusta National didn't exactly go as planned firing an 8-over 80 leaving him well back of the lead.
The round didn't start off on the right foot for DeLaet with a bogey on the first hole. That negative momentum then carried into basically the entire front nine as DeLaet bogied six of his first seven holes including four in a row on holes four through seven.
Regina Thunder Quarterback Asher Hastings is taking home a big honour.
Hastings has won the 2013 Wally Buono Award which is given to the Canadian Junior Football League's top player every season.
Despite many departures on the field this off-season has been one filled with contract extensions for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Head Coach Corey Chamblin and General Manager Brendan Taman have both signed on the line and will remain in Riderville through the 2017 season. The team is also working hard towards getting franchise quarterback Darian Durant signed to a long term contract extension as well.