Friday, April 30, 2010
Humboldt Mohawk Adam Schwinghamer is heading to the University of Saskatchewan. The 2010 list of recruits were announced Thursday morning at the annual Dog's Breakfast.
You can check out the full story HERE.
The Huskies are also getting set for spring camp. To check out the spring camp roster click HERE.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Try-outs for the Team Saskatchewan roster will take place May 9th in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Hilltops training facility. From there, the coaching staff will construct a roster to compete in the 7th annual SasKota Bowl in Lumsden on July 16th.
Full registration info can be found on SaskGridiron.com or by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Kindersley Klippers took home the gold medal over the weekend at the Western Canadian sledge hockey tournament.
The Klippers knocked off the PSA Blades 2-0 in the game to take home the gold.
The 13-team tournament had four divisions: senior A, senior B, intermediate and junior.
Monday, April 12, 2010
With Dauphin winning the MJHL title and also hosting the RBC cup that means that the Wolves have an automatic berth in the RBC cup. Do both teams take it down a notch in the Annavet and not risk losing anyone to injury or is momentum that important that they go hard through a possible grueling seven game series? Maybe somewhere in the middle? I guess making these decisions are what the coaches get paid to do.
The Annivet cup starts Friday in La Ronge.
There has been some chatter as to how the restructuring of the four 9-man football conferences will be decided. I believe one team in the SWAC has dropped down to 6-man football and we may see another team enter 9-man.
The ECFL had 7 teams last year and the SWAC had only 4 so I'd like to see that evened out if possible. The SHSAA website is showing that Assiniboia has dropped to 6-man and Caronport is the new 9-man team. It also has Lumsden in the SWAC as part of the restructuring.
People questioned how good the teams in the SWAC were last year and having Lumsden in that conference will definitely help bring out the competition.
I don't know anything official at the moment but am working on it today.
We're now less than a month away from Saskota bowl try-outs. I'm getting excited.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Dave Lewis and Kelly Bates both grew up in small town Saskatchewan and both know the importance of the local rink. That's why both felt the importance of being involved in the Kindersley minor sports dinner.
"When I was flying in from Detroit I was thinking of all the memories I have growing up in Kindersley and how important that arena was in my success in the hockey world and the places it has taken me."
Lewis, a native of Kindersley, played junior hockey for both the Kindersley Klippers and Saskatoon Blades, and remembers the old rink in Kindersley well.
"We used to skip school when I was in high school on Friday afternoons and the rink manager used to let us in and play for three or four hours in the afternoon. I remember watching the Klippers play and having a great time and doing that when I was a young guy. Being able to play with the Klippers when I was young is something I'll never forget. I had lots of friends around there. I was a rink rat and helped clean the ice. it was a different time then it is today, but it was a great experience for me."
The Kindersley Arena, built in 1955, burned to the ground on Jan. 8 but firefighters did manage to save the adjoining arena. The fire forced the Klippers to find a temporary home in Eston.
Proceeds from the dinner will go directly back to the minor sports program which offers the community hockey, baseball and skating programs.
Lewis, who played more than 1,000 games in the NHL hopes the rink can be rebuilt.
"I remember where this arena took me and I hope one day that there will be other kids that have the same opportunity that I had and enjoy and learn about themselves individually, learn to deal with winning and losing and all those things that go along with athletics, particularly hockey. It's such an important vision for small towns."
Bates, one of the newest members of the Roughriders who played university football with the Saskatchewan Huskies, grew up in Humboldt and still cherishes his memories.
"I come from a small town. I understand first and foremost the place of worship in a small town is the rink. During the winter growing up I lived at the rink and you really take it for granted. When something like this happens and you have an opportunity to contribute back to the community, it's something special."
The Kindersley sports association lost its main office, equipment room, coaches room, skating club room and the concession.
Both Lewis and Bates brought memorabilia to be auctioned off with proceeds going to minor sports.
"Anytime a tragedy happens like this it's so disruptive to community. I just want to give back to the community to help out," added Lewis.
Friday, April 2, 2010