The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the resignation of defensive assistant Gary Etcheverry just days before the start of training camp.
Vice President of the Riders, Ken Miller, says Etcheverry will be looking for business opportunities instead of coaching football this season. Etcheverry was demoted within the Roughriders coaching staff after losing his defensive coordinator position to Richie Hall.
Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.
Members of the partnership include The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.
"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.
It’s been almost two days since the Saskatoon Blades beat the Halifax Mooseheads at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
The win, their first of the tournament, puts them right in the mix of things as the team looks to win its first ever Memorial Cup.
And Sunday’s win was an emotional one as the team won its first playoff game of the year and responded well to the nearly nine thousand fans at Credit Union Centre who were arguably the loudest they’ve been in quite some time.
Over a thousand 15-year-olds invaded Regina for the Victoria Day weekend, but it wasn't for a Justin Bieber concert.
A major volleyball championship brought teens, parents and coaches from over five provinces to the Queen City.
Even though the players are only 15, they take their volleyball seriously.
"If you look around there's a lot of intensity," said Aaron Demien, with Volleyball Saskatchewan.
And even though scouts tend to go to tournaments with older players, there are people taking notice.
It’s been a while since the Saskatoon Blades won a playoff game and they picked the perfect night Sunday to win their first one in more than two months.
Matej Stransky had two goals and Andrey Makarov made 29 saves as the Blades knocked off the Halifax Mooseheads 5-2 at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
The Blades' Collin Valcourt and Darren Dietz had a goal apiece and Josh Nicholls added an empty-netter in what was a spirited game from start to finish.
Although no team wants to start the MasterCard Memorial Cup with a loss, the host team Saskatoon Blades will need to rally against the Halifax Mooseheads on Sunday if they want a shot in next week’s final.
“We’re keeping our head high. It’s going to be a big game for us, we know they’re a good team with some good players so we have to make sure we play the same game we did against London,” said Blades captain Brenden Walker.
In front of more than 10,000 fans at Credit Union Centre, the Saskatoon Blades came up just short falling to the London Knights 3-2.
The loss didn't come easy for the Knights who credit the Blades' netminder Andrey Makarov for almost stealing the show.
"He's a hell of a goaltender and he stood on his head and really kept his team in there, he made saves when he had to. It was tough," said Knights forward Max Domi.
The Credit Union Centre is taking safety precautions by hiring an American crowd security company for Memorial Cup weekend.
“We want the guest to always feel safe and secure coming to any event,” said Greg Overstreet, the branch manager of Contemporary Services Corporation based in Georgia.
For almost 50 years, the company has specialized in crowd management and security from sporting events to presidential inaugurations.
Despite being ranked number one and number two in the country, coaches for the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks see their Saturday night matchup as just another game.
All eyes will be on that matchup featuring the next top three picks in the 2013 NHL entry draft later this summer. Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon from Halifax will take try and solve rookie all-star defenseman Seth Jones from Portland. The WHL champs will also have 20-year-old netminder Mac Carruth.