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U of S grad named to Canadian Paralympic ski team

He’s only been at it for about four years, but Kurt Oatway is on his way to Sochi.

At an announcement in Calgary Tuesday, Oatway was named to the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Alpine ski team. It was an unexpected realization of a life-long dream.

Up until his accident in 2010, Oatway had always skied. He first started skiing competitively when he was six years old. Born in Edmonton, he continued to race downhill regularly for the next 10 years.

Pats crush Cougars 8-0

The Regina Pats found themselves back in the win column in convincing fashion Friday night.

Regina Pats dealing with inconsistency, again

Regina Pats Head Coach Malcolm Cameron is starting to take matters into his own hands.

The Pats season has been like a roller coaster as the team has been able to put together stretches where they look like a team that could do some damage in the Eastern Conference, but one they reach that high it seems everything comes crashing down.

That's never been more evident then it has been in the recent weeks as the Pats have lost to some of the lesser likes of the WHL but have also beat some of the better teams in their conference as well.

Mark McMorris qualifies for X-Games Slopestyle final

In a tune up for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Regina's Mark McMorris appears to be ready.

McMorris opened the 2014 Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado by scoring a 92.00 in his qualifying round of the Slopestyle event. The score was good enough for McMorris to sit second heading into the Saturday's final.

The final will be shown live on TSN2 staring at 1 p.m. Saskatchewan time.

Videos below from ESPN.com

U of R Women's Basketball Coach takes medical leave

The University of Regina Cougars Women's basketball team will be without their Head Coach for now.

Dave Taylor has taken a temporary leave of absence from the team as he's been quarantined due to a possible exposure to the measles.While Taylor has shown no symptoms the quarantine has been imposed for precautionary reasons.

With Taylor unable to coach his team for the next three week, Assistant Coach and former Cougar Carly Graham will serve has interim Head Coach this weekend as the team travels to Winnipeg to face the University of Manitoba.

Corey Chamblin working towards 2014 season

Riders Head Coach Corey Chamblin isn't resting on his laurels heading towards the 2014 season.

Even though the Green and White are coming off a Grey Cup win in 2013, Chamblin has been hard at work putting together a plan for the 2014 season now that he's done celebrating his first championship as a professional head coach.

"I celebrated, it was a great celebration," said Chamblin. "Now it's time to move forward."

UPDATED: Sask.'s Wickenheiser named Canadian flag-bearer

Shaunavon Sask.'s Hayley Wickenheiser has been named Canada's flag-bearer for the Sochi Olympics.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the news Thursday morning.

"I was really surprised. I knew I was nominated so I guess it didn't come completely out of the blue," Wickenheiser said on Greenzone from Austria where the national women's team is practicing.

"I was really proud and honored to have the opportunity and I just see it as such an amazing thing to represent Canada."

Brad Watson from Regina referees 1,000th NHL game

A hockey referee from Regina has officiated his 1,000th NHL game.

Brad Watson was honoured in a special ceremony before Tuesday's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche. He says the milestone was bigger for his family than it was for him. His son was on the ice before the game and got to skate around in a number 23 referee jersey, just like his father's. When asked if he was nervous for the big date Watson blew it off as just another game. However, he admits that changed when the time came.

Calvillo recounts Hall of Fame career on the Green Zone

It was a career like none other in the history of the CFL.

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo officially retired after 20 years in the league on Tuesday, an announcement that had been nearly a week in the making.

The announcement was made at a Montreal hotel at an event that lasted nearly an hour. Later that day Calvillo joined Jamie Nye and Darrell Davis to talk about his career.

You can hear the entire interview at the bottom of this page.

Regina punter will be first Sask player ever in a Super Bowl

A football player from Regina will soon become the first Saskatchewanian to ever play in the Super Bowl, a very surreal development for at least one family member.

Steve Ryan is the brother of Jon Ryan, the punter for the recently-crowned NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

"It still hasn't sunk in that it was real and I was really there. My brother is playing in the Super Bowl," Steve said, still in awe two days after the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers.

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