It's not often Saskatoon sports fanatics are blessed with professional sports being played right on their doorstep. That all changed last week when the New York Islanders of the NHL left Long Island and came to the Paris of the Prairies to prepare for their upcoming season.
Islanders net-minder Martin Biron was sporting new headgear in the form of a custom mask during the portion of the Islanders Saskatoon training camp. For a goaltender, the mask is a creatively inspired testament to the player's signature style, personality or the city they play in. Here's what Biron had to say
Acquiring Dwayne Roloson from the Edmonton Oilers in the off-season will definitely help the New York Islanders on the defensive end of things this coming NHL season. The 39-year-old Simcoe, Ont., native helped the Oilers nearly win the Stanley Cup in 2006 after going an impressive 12-5
Now an Islander, NHL veteran Doug Weight spent nearly a decade in an Oilers jersey and playing under the Canadian spotlight. Weight, who just tallied his thousandth point last season with the Isles is all smiles to be back in Canada.