The Medicine Hat Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead on their way to a 5-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday night in WHL playoff action.
The Tigers now lead the eastern conference quarter-final three games to none.
The newest, sort of, Roughrider is glad to be back in green and white, but Rey Williams isn't holding back when it comes to his former team.
Williams re-joined the Riders, officially, on Monday after he was released from the Tiger-Cats earlier in the off season. Williams joined Jamie Nye and Rob Vanstone on the Green Zone Monday evening, where he was asked about his former coach in Saskatchewan, and new coach and general manager in Hamilton, Kent Austin, and if there was any disappointment in being released by him.
Finalists have been announced for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance's annual PRESTIGE Awards and Saskatoon is represented in two categories.
Among the nominees is the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, which was hosted in Saskatoon and is up for the Canadian Sport Event of the Year award.
Also nominated is Saskatoon's Fritz Shumann, who is in the running for the Volunteer of the Year award for his work with the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club.
The winners will be announced at a gala on April 10 in Ottawa.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are making changes when it comes to their linebackers.
As speculated on the weekend, the team officially announced the signing of Rey Williams, along with the release of Joe Lobendahn on Monday.
Williams re-joins the green and white after playing in Saskatchewan from 2007-2009 before signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
"Rey is a guy we never wanted to lose a few years back," said General Manager Brendan Taman. "He's obviously been pretty good over the last few years, very well liked in our locker room."
Saskatoon's Michelle Nelson is hoping to lay claim to the Canadian Professional Boxing Council women's bantamweight belt.
She's ramping up her training ahead of a bout against B.C.'s Peggy Maerz to see who will walk away with the title, which is currently sitting vacant.
Nelson and Maerz have squared off twice before, with each fighter claiming one win apiece. Nelson said she's confident she can win the fight and claim the series between the two fighters, and that she's heading into the ring with extra motivation provided by her trainer.
The University of Saskatchewan's 16th Breaking the Silence conference is underway.
The annual event features seminars, workshops and guest speakers discussing issues of gender diversity and sexual orientation.
This year is focused on acceptance of gay and lesbian athletes in school and professional sports.
Jon Cornish, star running back for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders delivered the keynote address to start the conference at an event held in askatoon's Broadway Theatre.
The Saskatoon Blades lost their tenth playoff game in a row and have dug themselves a hole losing Game 2 of the eastern conference quarter-finals 3-0 to the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Early in the first period the Blades found themselves in penalty trouble and the Tigers' took advantage on a five-on-three powerplay. Forward Trevor Cox, who opened the scoring in Game 1, did the same in Game 2 after a fanned shot fooled the Blades' defence and landed on Cox's stick and into the empty cage behind Andrey Makarov.
The Medicine Hat Tigers stunned the Saskatoon Blades taking Game 1 of the WHL eastern conference quarter-finals 4-1 on Thursday.
"I don't think we came out ready tonight, the second period was our best period by far but tonight just wasn't our night," said Blades' forward Shane McColgan, who had the only goal for Saskatoon.
"We're a veteran group in that dressing room and we know how to bounce back and I know myself and the guys are going to ramp it up that much more tomorrow."
Unless there's another lockout, Credit Union Centre will host two pre-season
games in September.
The first matchup pins two Canadian teams against each other.
On Sept. 16 the Ottawa Senator will play the Calgary Flames, and then on Sept. 27, the Winnipeg Jets will face the Boston Bruins, the pre-season game that was slated for Sept. 29, 2012.
The NHL is making good on their lost preseason game in Regina due to the lockout.
On September 27th, 2012, the Brandt Centre was supposed to be hosting Jordan Eberle and his Edmonton Oilers take on John Tavares and the New York Islanders but of course the lockout killed that game.
Those unused tickets are good again as they can be used to get into a preseason game this fall. The Islanders and Calgary Flames will play at the Brandt Centre on September 17th.
Islanders General Manager Garth Snow says expect to see some of their young super stars.