Despite the idea of private ownership constantly surrounding the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team, Huskie Athletics says it is something that has never seriously been considered.
David Dube of the team’s top supporters and his donations, valuing over $1 million, have made Huskies’ home games the most electrifying in the team’s history and help draw in record crowds. These donations include the new stands at Griffiths Stadium, the equipment in the weight room of the team’s new clubhouse and the fireworks at every home game.
The Huskies are hoping that their luck on home turf continues Oct. 14 when they line up against the league-leading Calgary Dinos for their final home game of the season.
Saskatchewan has yet to lose inside Griffiths Stadium this year, but they will be greatly tested by the undefeated Dinos — earlier this year, the Dinos beat the Dogs 38-24 in Calgary.
The only thing that could stop the Huskies men’s hockey team in Lethbridge this past weekend was the Zamboni.
Andrew Hood of the Alberta Golden Bears could not be stopped as the Huskies’ winless streak continued Oct. 1 and 2 in Edmonton.
The Dogs faced the Bears twice this past weekend, losing 2-1 in the first game and tying the second game 1-1. Hood, a midfielder who was switched to striker for the weekend in order to spark Alberta’s offence, scored all three goals for the Bears.
The Huskies women’s soccer team handed the Alberta Pandas only their second loss of the season Oct. 2 with a 3-2 win at Foote Field in Edmonton.
After splitting goals in the first 10 minutes to open the game, the remainder of the first half was all Huskies as their three goals within the half proved too much for the Pandas.
Ben Coakwell’s presence was exactly what the University of Saskatchewan Huskies offence needed to get out of their slump.
The running back rushed for over 200 yards and had two touchdowns in the Huskies’ 36-33 win over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at Griffiths Stadium Sept. 30. It was only his second game of the season as he was sidelined early in the year with a shoulder injury.
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team squared off against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Sept. 30 at PotashCorp Park for the Huskies Homecoming game. Final score: 36-33 for Saskatchewan. The game marked the 170th career win for Huskies head coach Brian Towriss, setting a new CIS record.
Using his influence and elite hockey status, Bob McKenzie has certainly inspired an in-depth look into the ugly side of “crazy” minor-hockey parents.
McKenzie himself admits that since his sons have grown to the ages of 22 and 25, he doesn’t spend as much time around the rinks as he used to. So if these jaw-dropping and seemingly scandalous stories of calling stick measurements on 11-year-olds happened more than a decade ago, how bad has it really gotten?