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Goal line stand gives Riders 14-9 win over Eskimos

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.

Blades stump Swift Current 2-1

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.

Boston Leier powers Pats to 5-4 overtime win over Vancouver

For the first time this year the Regina Pats have won two games in a row downing the Vancouver Giants 5-4 in overtime thanks to a hat trick from Boston Leier.

As has almost become custom lately, it didn't seem that way early as the Pats found themselves down early giving up the first goal of the game just 47 seconds into the game when Brett Kulak beat starting goalie Dawson MacAuley.

PREVIEW: Riders hope to officially eliminate Eskimos from playoff contention

The Riders have a chance to show some killer instinct Saturday afternoon against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Last week the Green and White clinched a playoff spot, leaving Edmonton with slim hopes of doing the same. The Alouettes also won last week, leaving the Eskimos on their last legs; in order to cross over and make the playoffs in the East Division they have to win their final four games of the regular season and they need the Alouettes lose all of their games.

Riders collecting Coats for Kids before Saturday's game

If you're going to the Rider game on Saturday be sure to pack an extra coat.

Not just because it could be a chilly October afternoon, but you can also donate to the Coats for Kids campaign before the game.

Every year the campaign hopes to collect or buy coats enough coats for kids in Regina who can't afford to buy a winter coat.

Roughriders' receiver Geroy Simon has been the man at the front of this year's campaign as they hope to collect at least 5,000 coats.

Saskatchewan NHL great Metro Prystai dead at 85

A Saskatchewan hockey great has passed away.

Metro "Meatball" Prystai made it to the Stanley Cup series three times in his career and also played in three all-star games.

He spent 11 years in the NHL but it all started in Saskatchewan. The Yorkton native first played with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the SJHL before entering the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1947.

He was with the Red Wings for all three Stanley Cup runs.

Riders need to match Eskimos desperation

Desperation can make people do some things they normally wouldn't.

The Edmonton Eskimos will be coming to Mosaic Stadium on Saturday afternoon a very desperate team. If they don't win, then their season is over as they will be eliminated from all playoff contention. It could still be over should the Montreal Alouettes beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this weekend; something that is pretty possible.

Needless to say the Eskimos will be playing with everything on the line.

Blades rally in the third to topple the Giants 6-1

A flurry of third period goals helped the Saskatoon Blades topple the Vancouver Giants 6-1 Wednesday night.

David Nemecek got things going for Saskatoon scoring his third of the season at 5:18 of the first period. The next goal of the game wouldn’t come until the third period. Former Blades’ forward Dalton Thrower zipped through a couple of Blades before burying his second of the season past Alex Moodie.

Thrower’s goal sparked the Blades, who were riding a three-game point streak, coming off their first win against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday.

Riders who face charges speak for first time

A pair of Saskatchewan Roughriders is speaking publicly for the first time after being charged with aggravated assault in September.

Dwight Anderson and Taj Smith spoke exclusively to CJME’s The Green Zone Wednesday. Although they couldn’t comment on the circumstances of the charges, they said they’ve received nothing but support from other players in the locker room.

Riders defence not satisfied with keeping games close

As the old saying goes in football: offence wins games, but defence wins championships.

Until Friday night in B.C. the offence wasn't winning the Riders any games as they had lost four in a row. As the offence struggled to put points on the board, the defence was actually playing quite well.

Over the last five weeks the defence has kept the other team to 25 or fewer points four times, the last two weeks they've been able to keep the other team below 20 points.

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