Thursday, June 2, 2011

Be back soon!

I apologize for the lack of material here on the blog lately. Truth is I've been pretty busy and just haven't put in the time.

I'm working for the summer with Golf Saskatchewan but will continue to update the site. For now, I'm just taking a break to reassess where the site is going and what you can expect here on the blog. I am also looking at creating some kind of schedule for the podcast but for now it will be pretty sporadic. You can look for a new podcast coming down sometime next week.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saskatchewan golfer on Golf Channel

Kent Eger from Regina is a competitor on the Golf Channel's Big Break this season. Click on the following link to see his bio from the show and check your local listings for upcoming shows.

Kent Eger Bio

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thiel signs with Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they have signed non-import linebacker Peter Thiel. The financial details of the signing were not released.

Thiel (6’1 – 220 lbs) has played at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2010, the 22-year-old was outstanding for the Huskies on defence as he tallied 20 solo tackles, 22 shared tackles and one quarterback sack in six games. Last season, Thiel also took part in the East West Bowl and was named a Canada West All-Star.

The Regina native has two seasons of CIS eligibility remaining. He will take part in Rider Rookie Camp which will begin on June 1st at Mosaic Stadium.

The Riders also announced that Saskatoon Hilltop safety Graig Newman (6’1 – 195 lbs) has been invited to take part in this year’s Rider Training Camp. The Saskatoon native is heading into his fourth season with the Hilltops.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Off to the Queen City!

I've got a bithday party in Regina this weekend so I'm hitting the road.

Ill be back Sunday and heading to Griffiths Stadium for SasKota bowl tryouts.

Enjoy the weekend!
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Here is another edition of the podcast.

The show still does not have a name. Feel free to toss your ideas around in the comments section or on Twitter at

This week on the show: CJVR's Darryl Skender, Huskies' WR Jade Etienne and music from Eldebrock.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Broncos get dynamic pair


To no one’s surprise , the acquisition of Jeremy Boyer and Justin Buzzeo at the January 10 trade deadline sees a hefty return going back to Humboldt.

The much awaited futures in that deal were released on Monday with the Terriers announcing that Clarke Breitkreuz and Robbie Ciolfi—arguably their top two players in this season’s Credit Union Cup playoffs were off to Humboldt as they begin to prepare a team that they think is good enough to compete for the RBC Cup seeing they will be the host team for the 2012 event.

Terriers GM Don Chesney told GX94’s Craig Stein that it’s a deal he doesn’t regret even though his team fell one game short of an SJHL title.

“I’d make that trade again in a heartbeat,” Chesney told Stein. “Those players were electrifying and got us right to the last game of our league. A bounce here or a bounce there and we could have beaten La Ronge. The task now is to do what we have to do to make Yorkton a team that we can get back to the finals and hopefully win.”

Breitkreuz had 68 points in the regular season and added 22 more in the playoffs while Ciolfi had 52 points with another 24 in the playoffs. Both will be counted on to provide that and more for the Broncos as they look to bring the RBC Cup back to the SJHL next May. The fact that both Breitkreuz and Ciolfi were so close to a league title this year will only make them hungry to taste a title and perhaps much more next year.

Mueller to Eskimos

(The Canadian Press)
EDMONTON - Accoring to The Canadian Press and CTV News, veteran Regina Rams pivot Marc Mueller has signed on with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Over the past little while I have been working on setting up a podcast and today it launches.

The podcast does not have a name yet, but hopefully with your help and a little creativity it won't take too long to name the show. The podcast will be mostly Saskatchewan sports talk with a little something else thrown in now and then.

I hope you enjoy.

In today's podcast I talk to Kevin Jesus of Global Saskatoon and Josh Lewis of the Estevan Mercury.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blades Elliott, Molleken recognized at WHL awards

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced the 2010-11 winners of the annual WHL Awards presented Wednesday, May 4th at the WHL Awards Luncheon held in Calgary, Alberta.

CLICK HERE to watch the full video archive of the 2011 WHL Awards Luncheon

WHL Player of the Year, Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, SK), Red Deer Rebels

Tyler Johnson (Spokane, WA), Spokane Chiefs

WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Matt Dumba (Calgary, AB), Red Deer Rebels

Sven Bartschi (Langenthal, SUI), Portland Winterhawks

WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy
Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, SK), Red Deer Rebels

James Reid (Calgary, AB), Spokane Chiefs

WHL Defenceman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Stefan Elliott
(North Vancouver, BC), Saskatoon Blades

Tyson Barrie (Victoria, BC), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player, Brad Hornung Trophy
Tyler Johnson
(Spokane, WA), Spokane Chiefs

Stefan Elliott (North Vancouver, BC), Saskatoon Blades

WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy
Colin Smith
(Edmonton, AB), Kamloops Blazers

Adam Lowry (Calgary, AB), Swift Current Broncos

WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Don Nachbaur
, Spokane Chiefs

Jesse Wallin, Red Deer Rebels

WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Lorne Molleken
, Saskatoon Blades

Mike Johnston, Portland Winterhawks

WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Spencer Edwards
(Coquitlam, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors

Jeff Einhorn (Red Deer, AB), Chilliwack Bruins

WHL Marketing / Communications Award
Calgary Hitmen, Mike Moore

Tri-City Americans, Brian Sandy

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Saskatoon Blades: GP – 72 W – 56 L – 13 OTL – 1 SL – 2 Pts – 115

WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
Linden Vey – (Wakaw, SK) Medicine Hat Tigers

GP – 69 G – 46 A – 70 Pts – 116 PIM – 36

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bruins board expects to decide on coach tonight

Estevan Mercury

If all goes according to plan, one of three men will be chosen as the 26th head coach in Estevan Bruins history tonight.

Executive members indicated that the group was leaning toward one of the three remaining candidates and did not anticipate any hurdles preventing a decision from being made at tonight's meeting.

"I don't see anything that would hold it back," said Bruins president Jeff Pierson on Monday.

While the three finalists have not been revealed, perhaps just as notable are the names not on the shortlist.
Veteran SJHL coaches Darrell Mann, Larry Wintoneak and Ed Zawatsky all applied for the position, but Pierson said the Bruins aren't looking for an old-school taskmaster, a label that can be applied to all three.

"We have to feel comfortable that they have the ability to work with a younger team and not come in and expect to have a ready-built team," said Pierson. "I have a lot of confidence in the team we're going to build next year, but they're going to have some growing pains along the way and they've got to have someone to lead them.

"All three of them represent, by their past, an ability to work with a younger team and build a team through the system," the president added.

"They have to be able to take that younger team and show them the way, and in a year or two, make that younger team an elite hockey team in this league."

Mann was recently relieved of his duties with the Melfort Mustangs after failing to get that team over the hump during the past few years.

Wintoneak's most recent gig was with the Kindersley Klippers, where he was let go in December after the team underachieved in the first half of the season.

Zawatsky had been the long-time bench boss of the Yorkton Terriers before being fired with eight games left in the 2009-10 season, opening the door for Trent Cassan to lead the club to back-to-back Credit Union Cup finals.

Pierson said the three remaining candidates each have "considerable experience" and while their résumes vary, they have all worked with junior players in the past.

The executive is aware of the Bruins' reputation for underachieving in recent years, particularly in 2010-11 when the club was expected to contend, and Pierson said the new man will be tasked with squeezing as much as possible out of a raw squad.

"Knowing that we are going to be a bit younger, we still expect to be a very competitive hockey team and that (will be) his job. Of the candidates we have remaining, I feel that we could pick any of them and be able to move this hockey club in the right direction and that's reassuring.

"We owe it to the community to have an overachieving club, or at the very least to meet expectations."

After the decision is made, the hope is to have the new coach in Estevan by May 1 in order to familiarize him with the team's protected list and get a jump on recruiting.
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