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23 weeks of simulated football
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23 weeks of simulated football

  Without a CFL season, the people at the Rod Pedersen Show created one of their own with a video game. It ended Saturday with the make-believe Ottawa Redblacks needing overtime to defeat the pretend Saskatchewan Roughriders 20-17 in their version of this’s year Grey Cup game. “[Nelson Hackewich] is the real hero of this...

Pats support T’s for Toys charity
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Pats support T’s for Toys charity

The WHL has replaced its annual teddy bear toss games with “T’s for Toys,” a fundraiser where all 22 teams sell limited edition T-shirts that are emblazoned with their mascots. Saskatchewan clubs have chosen a wide array of organizations to fundraise for, with the Moose Jaw Warriors choosing the Salvation Army, the Saskatoon Blades selecting...

Saskatchewan official skating to the world juniors
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Saskatchewan official skating to the world juniors

A hobby has turned into a career for one Saskatchewan official who will experience a major milestone when he dons the stripes to work as a linesman for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.   Tarrington Wyonzek got his start in officiating when he was 10 years old.   “I had a paper route to make some money as a kid,” said Wyonzek. “But all of the elderly people didn’t really like me running around on their lawn...

Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors
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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors

Canadians are heading outdoors to exercise as their gyms and fitness studios close across the country, resulting in a spike in cross-country ski sales. The demand has left local ski shops scrambling to restock supplies. “The phone rings about 15 times a day for cross-country equipment,” said Jodi Mcavoy, manager of The Skier’s Sportshop in...

Golfers galore at Goulet
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Golfers galore at Goulet

COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked many businesses, but Regina’s golf season hasn’t suffered the same fate.  Numbers from the City of Regina show a noticeable increase in rounds played. While the numbers are up among golfers, their restaurant numbers in the clubhouses are sadly down due to COVID restrictions.  Maureen Mann, business performance consultant for the...

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Minor hockey begins amid COVID-19 pandemic

Six months since the world was turned upside down from COVID-19, minor hockey is slowly trying to begin again in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. “It was difficult because you haven’t skated in such a long time,” said Brayden Barnett, a player for the under-18 Regina Pat Canadians.  “You just have to get everything back that...

Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games
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Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games

Team Canada para-swimmer Shelby Newkirk’s road to Tokyo just got longer – by a year. As COVID-19 continues to spread, public health concerns worldwide have escalated as medical officials attempt to slow the virus, prompting the unprecedented decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics until 2021. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced March 22 it would...

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Unprecedented move by a hockey team in eastern Saskatchewan who forfeits playoff series due to safety

An unprecedented move by a Saskatchewan senior hockey team to forfeit a playoff game due to the safety of their players. The Theodore Buffalos senior hockey team forfeited the fourth and deciding game of their Triangle Hockey League (THL) playoff series against the Ochapowace Thunder. A statement of the forfeiture came in a tweet issued...