The host committees of the Potash Corp. University Cup and Mastercard Memorial Cup announced a $100,000 legacy fund to help under privileged youth in Saskatoon participate in minor hockey.
On Friday, the two tournament chairs, Grant Kook and Jack Brodsky said they were pleased to facilitate youth hockey in the city.
“This is one city who isn’t going to care whether the NHL goes back to work or not,” said Kook.
“We have the goal of hosting two great national championships while at the same time leaving a long legacy gift, making a difference in our community.”
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have finalized their defensive coaching staff for the 2013 season...and it offers up few surprises.
As head coach Corey Chamblin said after the team made the releases of Alex Smith, Mike Walker and Kris Sweet official, everyone still here is still here, at least defensively.
Richie Hall will return as defensive coordinator for a third season, he'll also be the teams linebackers coach.
The Saskatoon Blades are continuing to dominate with a 5-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday.
Goals came from Blades' Shane McColgan, Josh Nicholls, Matej Stransky, Adam Kambeitz and Shayne Gwinner. Alex Moodie saved 20 shots on goal to get the Blades their fourth win in a row.
The Warriors saw goals from Travis Brown and Brandon Potomak.
Daniel Wapple of the Warriors stopped 30 shots.
The big year continues for Morgan Klimchuk.
The Pats forward, who is tied for the team lead in points (36) with Lane Scheidl has been named to the CHL Top Prospects game. Klimchuk is not only tied for the team lead in points, but is also second in goals (16), and first in assists (20).
It's not overly surprising that Klimchuk was named to the team on Wednesday, as the first round of NHL Central Scouting rankings had him fifth among WHL skaters.
Saskatoon will be hosting one of Canada's biggest triathlon events in 2013.
The Subaru Western Triathlon Series will be making a stop in the Bridge City on June 30th.
The annual series features five races in Western Canada. Races will be held in Shawinigan Lake, B.C. , Victoria, B.C., Vancouver B.C., and Banff, Alta. with the event in Saskatoon slated for Jun. 30.
Triathlon requires athletes to compete in an endurance race with cycling, swimming and running components
The Saskatoon Blades pulled out a tough road win against the Brandon Wheat Kings last night.
The Wheat Kings were never able to secure a lead, but tied the score up 4-4 in the third period.
Former Wheat King Brandon Walker put the Blades ahead, scoring a goal with 4:54 left to play in the final frame. Ryan Graham gave the Blades an insurance goal with 2:53 left.
Logan Harland led the Blades' scoring with two goals. Darren Dietz, and Nathan Burns also found the back of the net. Matej Stransky got an empty-net goal to complement his two assists on the evening.
A year and a half after the unexpected death of Saskatchewan hockey hero Wade Belak, he will be honoured in the Battlefords.
Belak played with the Midget AAA Battlefords Stars before going onto the WHL and NHL.
The midget team has dedicated its Jan. 5, 2013, game against the Saskatoon Blazers to Belak, with the blessing of his family.
“They are hoping everyone comes out and can fill the seats and show him the proper respect,” said Shawn Robinson, manager of the Battlefords Stars.
The NHL and the NHLPA are going to give it another go.
Both the league and the players association broke off talks late last week in dramatic fashion. Thursday evening was the most eventful of the lockout to day, with players association executive director Donald Fehr telling the media progress was made...to only come back minutes later to say that everything is off the table.
REGINA - Brendan Walker scored twice and added two assists as the Saskatoon Blades crushed the host Regina Pats 7-0 on Sunday afternoon in Western Hockey League play.
It was the second time in as many days that the Blades had full control as they blanked the Pats 9-0 on Saturday in Saskatoon.
Matej Stranksy and Josh Nicholls also scored twice for the the Blades (15-14-1) while Shane McColgan had a goal and an assist. Adam Kambeitz chipped in with three assists.
It may not quite be the top prize of $1.2 million, but Saskatchewan native Dino French is happy with how his cards played out at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic.
French finished 31st out of a field of over 500 at the Vegas event. It brought him $27,000 for four days of poker playing.
"It was real challenging because there was a lot of big name players in the tournament so it was very exciting to play it. So yeah, I'm very excited with the results," he said.
It was the real estate millionaire's third major tournament.