Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday morning water cooler

Good morning! Today's column is going to be a little different than in the past but just for this week. I'm going to start with a couple items and I'm going to keep adding to it as the morning progresses. I was up most of the night so I need some rest in between and it should help to break up the morning.

What did you get up to on the weekend? Among other things I took in game two of the SJHL's Sherwood Conference semi-final series between the Weyburn Red Wings and the Kindersley Klippers at the Hanger in Kindersley on Saturday night.

If you haven't heard by now, the game turned ugly late in the third period. With Kindersley up 9-2 and a delayed penalty coming up to the Wings, TJ Wees hit Klipper forward Jesse Mysiorek hard into the boards from behind. Needless to say the kid didn't look to good trying to make his way back to the bench. Wees received 5 minutes for charging and a game misconduct. At this point no word on a suspension from the league but I would hope/expect 2 or 3 games would be fair.

Immediately following the ensuing whistle, the two teams exchanged in some stick swinging at the players benches. It was fairly ugly but luckily nobody was seriously hurt from it anyway.

Weyburn head coach Dwight McMillan had an altercation with a Kindersley fan as he was making his way off of the bench and, yes, as per the rumors the police were involved but McMillan was not arrested as far as I know. Here is what we know from the league as of Sunday night:

March 6-SJHL suspends Weyburn Red Wing Lucas Ulmer and Kindersley Klipper Riley Down two games each after each were given a gross misconduct during a game in Kindersley March 5.

Those were automatic and are associated with the gross misconducts. We will likely see much stiffer penalties come down sometime today after the league reviews the game film (which I should add will be very telling). We'll see exactly how shorthanded both teams will be as the series shifts back to Weyburn for games three and four.

CKRM's Rod Pedersen has said this topic will be discussed this afternoon on the Sports Cage on CKRM. Check for times and tune in to likely hear some league reaction and more on what transpired.


Here's a snapshot from Global Saskatoon's Kevin Jesus of the PAC prior to tip-off at the Canada West women's basketball championship Saturday. Kevin posted this picture to Twitter and I have to say that it's great to see the place packed. I think it should be packed every weekend with the basketball programs at the top of the country.

Congratulations to the women on winning the CW championship beating the Regina Cougars. The girls will be looking to improve on last year's bronze medal performance when they head to nationals.

The men will also be heading to nationals looking to defend their championship. This time, however, they will not be going in as Canada West champs after losing to UBC in the gold medal match. On the bright side they can soon forget about that loss if they win another national championship.


The Huskies men's hockey team returned hom in the early morning hours from Calgary after their 4-1 loss in game three of their CW semi-final series. The Huskies had hopes of heading to nationals but fell just short. The story is in the post below. Don't worry, they're set up to be real good for the next few years.


Congrats are also in order for Huskies' football players Jade Etienne, Braeden George, and Peter Thiel for their job in this past weekend's CFL Evaluation camp held in Toronto. Their testing results are two posts below.

Here's hoping each improved their draft stock ahead of the May 8th Canadian draft.


Missed out on going to the movie 'Hall Pass' with Owen Wilson this past week. I'm hoping to hit it up on Tuesday. Is it any good?


Thinking out loud: Has anybody else been putting in the office/living room/basement? Just me?


Stay tuned there's more to come!


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