A former Saskatoon Hilltop gets another chance to crack an NFL roster this season after a brief stint with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 ended short of a regular season game.
24-year-old long-snapper Jorgen Hus said he had to call his dad just before his deal was done with the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. He was brougt to Seattle for a tryout and testing stint before signing a three-year pact with the team.
“I had to call my dad to get my American social security number,” Hus said. “By then my family knew and I called my trainer next.”
The Regina Thunder now know the path they will have to take in order to repeat as PFC and CJFL Champions.
The season will get going in a hurry for the Thunder as week 1 will be a match-up with their provincial rivals the Saskatoon Hilltops at Mosaic Stadium. Their bye-week is the week of August 31st. The Regular season comes to a close Sunday October 12th at home against Winnipeg.
The playoffs are scheduled to start October 19th with the PFC final going October 26th.
The full schedule is as follows:
With Kory Sheets off to try his hand in the NFL the Saskatchewan Roughriders have brought in two new running backs to vie for his old job.
The team announced Thursday morning that imports Clifton Smith and Keith Toston have signed deals with Saskatchewan.
The "celebration in Rider nation" is getting some nation-wide post-game recognition.
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance has announced the 2014 Prestige Award for Sport Event of the Year has been given to the 101st Grey Cup Festival.
A news release from Tourism Regina trumpeted the award as a vindication for the people who spent years putting it together.
The 2013-14 season was one of growth for Regina Pats captain Kyle Burroughs.
Not just physically because of his age, but the 18-year-old has gone from a good player on the team to someone who is leaned upon every day on and off the ice. Before the season began the blue and white knew they had to name a captain after 20-year-old defenceman Colton Jobke graduated last season.
As the mid-day mark passed on Tuesday Saskatchewanians were left combing through a morning's worth of April Fools' Day pranks.
They may not like it but the Regina Pats are now being forced to look ahead to the 2014-15 season.
Despite being swept in the first round of the playoff this season the future does look pretty good for the Queen City Kids and it could be even better depending how things shake down with their players who could be heading to the NHL next season.
The building of the 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders is about to the begin.
On Friday, the team will open mini-camp in Bradenton, Florida. Unlike last year this camp will be very different as the team itself will be very different. Flashback 365 days and the Riders had gone shopping all off-season to load up in hopes of winning the 101st Grey Cup on home turf.
As the final buzzer sounded Friday night in Brandon and the Regina Pats 2013-14 season came to an end, so did the junior careers of three members of the blue and white.
It's nothing new to those in the junior hockey circles as once a player turns 20 they know that their days in junior hockey are numbered. For the Pats the writing was on the wall for forwards Dyson Stevenson and Boston Leier along with defencemen Jesse Zgraggen.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will keep taking training camp on the road for at least the next couple of years.
The team confirmed Monday that it has signed a two-year deal with the University of Saskatchewan to hold their camp in Saskatoon through the 2015 season. Players will train at Griffith's Stadium, with on-field workouts starting Sunday, June 1. The camp will run until June 13, leading up to the team's first home preseason game in Regina against the Ottawa RedBlacks.