It's game day on a number of fronts today so let's get to it.
The Notre Dame Hounds (5-3-0-1) visit the WCEC tonight to face the Klippers (7-6-0) who are coming off a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Weyburn Red Wings a night ago. The Yorkton Terriers were also victorious last night and remain 4 points up on the Jr. K's for 2nd place. Kindersley does have 2 games in hand though.
SJHL.ca is showing that the hounds have only played 9 games this season and this would be their first in over two weeks! Their schedule shows 4 games between their October 8th win over the Stars and tonight's game in Kindersley. Anyone know what's up?
What's up with the SJHL's text messaging? I try to use the system to get scores when I can't make it to the game and it is really throwing me for a loop.
Last night I was getting score updates and was pretty happy to see the Klippers ahead. I even thought they won until I got a text saying the game was over and Weyburn had won 6-3.
I had received a text for each of the Klippers 3 goals and for 2 Wing goals and that was it. I wish I knew how this system worked but either way it needs to get cleaned up.
Ok, back to game day, and it will be very interesting in Regina this afternoon. The BC Lions are playing the Saskatchewan Roughriders and they will have Casey Printers under centre. I don't have any analysis or insider information but I am jacked for this game. Part of me want's Printers to succeed but just not today. Game time is 3:30pm.
It's playoff game day for 9-man football teams in the province. Yesterday, the Lumsden Devils advanced to provincials with a 53-20 win over the Melville Cobras. Today there are six more games on the playoff schedule. Here's the line-up:
(4) Wynyard Bears @ (1) Humboldt Mohawks
(3) Nipawin Bears @ (2) Foam Lake Panthers
(2) Maple Creek Redmen @ (1) Shaunavon Shadows
(3) Sacred Heart Saints @ (2) Swan Valley Tigers
(4) Meadow Lake Spartans @ (1) Rosetown Royals
(3) Unity Warriors @ (2) Delisle Rebels
I'm most interested in the NWFL today as they were tight right throughout the regular season. Meadow Lake handed Rosetown their only loss and Unity knocked off Meadow Lake in the final game of the season and are playing good ball. Anyone could come out of this league.
The Meadow Lake/Shaunavon game could be entertaining as well. There has been some talk as to how good Shaunavon really is and today would be one step in convincing some of the doubters.
Ok, let's go watch some football. Ready? Break!