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Archive for September, 2010

Friday’s Dog Pound

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 30, 2010

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s football game at Griffiths. This will be the first time I’ve called a game involving the Bisons in Saskatoon. It’s been 4 years since they’ve been here. Hopefully the Dogs can pick up right where they left off in their last game. They’re still banged up but should be ok. Next week is the bye week which should only benefit them. Here is the Dog Pound feature with B.T.  that witll be running on our stations tomorrow.

Dog Pound-Oct. 1

The pre-game show starts at 6:30 on CK750 and www.ck750.com while the play by play is at 7:00.

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Mustangs Game Time Changed

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 30, 2010

The game time between the Melfort Mustangs and Nipawin Hawks tomorrow (Friday) has been changed. The opening face off at the Palace has been moved to 8:00 instead of the usual 7:30 puck drop. The reason for the change is that the arena is being by the figure skaters, who are holding their “Fall School”.

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Hawkey Talk

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 30, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks have a pair of games this weekend including their home opener on Saturday. They take on their arch-rival Melfort Mustangs in a home and home series. The rivalry has really faded over the past couple of years as the Mustangs have built rivalries up with Humboldt and Flin Flon. Hawks coach Doug Johnson and Mustangs bench boss Darrell Mann both want to build it back up to where it used to be so hopefully it will be a couple of good, physical, hard fought games. Here is today’s edition of Hawkey Talk which will air after the 4:00 hour.

Hawkey Talk

Nipawin is 0-2-1-0 to start the season.

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Holy Suspensions Batman!

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 29, 2010

When the SJHL and 3 other junior ‘A’ leagues implented the “Junior A Supplement” for discipline in hopes of cutting down on injuires, I think we knew there would be more suspensions handed out but wow. The league has handed down 13 suspensions for a total of 40 games in just over two-and-half-weeks. Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t believe there were any at this point last season. I spoke with SJHL President Laury Ryan yesterday about the new rules on discipline.

The Humboldt Broncos and Nipawin Hawks have both received one each. I spoke with both coaches about those incidents as well.

Hawks defenceman Ryan Curzon recieved 2-games after Friday’s incident in Melville in what the league called, “a major blow to the head that resulted in an injury.” Curzon missed the game in Yorkton the following night and will miss Friday’s game in Melfort. Johnson told me that he saw the video of it and he thought it was a good clean hit. The referee said that Curzon left his feet to make the hit.

Broncos forward Taylor Johnson received a 1-game suspension from an incident in North Battleford on October 21st. Johnson received a minor penalty for “Goaltender Interference” but because it was the 2nd one of the game for the Broncos, it’s an automatic game misconduct and suspension this year. Goaltenders are known for flopping as it is when a player gets close but now we are seeing even more. Brockman also was not crazy about it even being called a penalty, let alone a game misconduct and suspension. There’s been a lot of talk that even Battlefords players say that it was embellished but I didn’t see it so I’m not going to comment.

Laury Ryan told me yesterday that there are no real surprises with how things are going right now. He said, “It’s going real well in the sense that it’s cleaning up a lot of stuff. I think that we would have been foolish to believe that we would have been able to implement this without an adjustment period. I think that’s where we are. The analogy I use is… if you want to sweep the floor, you’re going to have to get the dust pan out and pick up the dirt as well. It’s just a period of ajustment for the players.”

The Junior ‘A’ Supplement includes matters on blows to the head, dangerous hits, checking from behind, number of times players have been given miscoducts and fighting.

I believe the rules have been put in place with good intentions. However, I’m worried that 2 things may happen as a result.

1- Players and goaltenders doing more embellishing after receiving a borderline hit.
2- Players will not be as aggressive to make clean hits which is a great part of our game.

It’s too early to make judgemnt on this topic. Let’s give it a few months for the players to adjust to it and see if injuries are down without changing our great game.

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Bronco Round Up

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 29, 2010

The Humboldt Broncos are at home to Yorkton tonight in the lone SJHL game. The Broncos are in first place in the Bauer Conference and tied for first overall with Estevan. Game time is 7:30 at the Elgar Peterson Arena. Here is this week’s edition of Bronco Round Up which will be aired on our 2 stations after 4:00 this afternoon.

Bronco Round Up

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Nixon Named Canada West Offensive POW

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2010

U of S Huskies QB Laurence Nixon may have been playing hurt last Friday but it didn’t show. The 5th year QB went 25 of 34 passing for 423 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Dogs 33-9 victory over the Alberta Golden Bears on Friday. The Richmond, BC native leads the Canada West in passing yards per game with 271. He is also ranked 2nd in Canada West in passing efficiency. The Huskies offence also leads the conference in total offence and is 2nd in scoring.

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Two Mustangs Get Player Of The Week Honors

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2010

Head coach Darrell Mann has had nothing but praise for forward Regan Nabseth’s play to start the season and the league obviously agrees as he was named the SJHL Player of the Week. Nabseth is currently tied for the scoring lead with La Ronge’s Travis Eggum.  Last week, the 20 year old had 4 goals and 2 assists in 3 games to give him 9 points in his first 5 games.

Also, Charles Corsi is the Goaltender of the Week. He played in his first 3 games as a Mustang last week after coming over from Quesnel and won all 3 starts. Corsi compiled a 3.24 GAA and a .880 save percentage. Darrell Mann has named Corsi as the new starter for the Mustangs and now just has to decide on who will be the primary back up.

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Huskies Back In The Top 10

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2010

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies have made it back onto familiar ground as they are back in the Top 10 ranking. The Huskies looked superb in their 33-9 win over the Alberta Golden Bears last Friday. The Dogs were ranked 9th in the country after the latest poll. Here are the results:
       Pts (1st place)  Last week
 
1. Laval (4-0)                           499 (43)           1
2. Ottawa (5-0)                        444 (1)             2
3. Montreal (4-0)                      403                  3
4. Calgary (3-1)                       323                  4
5. Western (4-1)                       293                  5
6. Regina (3-1)                         258                  6
7. McMaster (3-2)                     171                  8
8. Bishop’s (3-1)                       145                  9
9. Saskatchewan (2-2)              94                    NR
10. Guelph (3-1)                       40                    10
 
Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (23), Concordia (14), Sherbrooke (7), Acadia (3), Mount Allison (3), Wilfrid Laurier (3).

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Broncos Crack Top 10

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2010

The CJHL weekly rankings are out and the Humboldt Broncos fast start has earned them a position in the Top 10. The Green & Gold are ranked #8 in Canada this week, moving up from #17 last week. Humboldt is 4-0 to start the season. The only other SJHL team that is ranked in the Top 20 is Flin Flon. They dropped 7 spots to #11. The Estevan Bruins are the only other Saskatchewan team to get consideration. I think at some time in the near future the Estevan Bruins are going to be in the Top 10 as they are icing a very solid club this year after a major rebuild. Here are the rankings:

1. (2) Markham Waxers (OJHL)
2. (3) Brockville Braves (CJHL)
3. (9) Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
4. (5) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
5. (1) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
6. (11) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
7. (7) Metro Marauders (MHL)
8. (17) Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
9. (HM) Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)
10. (8) Langley Chiefs (BCHL)
11. (4) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
12. (14) Upper Canada Patriots (OJHL)
13. (NR) Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
14. (15) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
15. (19) Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
16. (16) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL)
17. (NR) St. Albert Steel (AJHL)
18. (NR) Cornwall Colts (CJHL)
19. (NR) Vaughan Vipers (OJHL)
20. (20) Le College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)

Honorable mention goes to the Powell River Kings (BCHL), Estevan Bruins (SJHL), OCN Blizzard (MJHL), Temiscaming Royals (NOJHL), and the Oakville Blades (OJHL).

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Mustang Report

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2010

Here is the Mustang Report which ran yesterday on both stations.

Mustang Report

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Hawks Add A Pair Of D-Men

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 23, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks have added 2 defencemen to their line up in hopes of shoring up their back end. Head coach & GM Doug Johnson brought in Ryan Curzon from Weyburn and Dallas Jorgensen who played in Medicine Hat at the  ‘AAA’  level last season.

Curzon played with the Assiniboia Southern Rebels last year and scored 4 goals and 12 assists in 30 games to go along with 96 penalty minutes. Johnson hopes that these guys will add a little more grit as well as be able to move the puck a little bit quicker.

Jorgensen was a free agent while the Curzon deal was for future considerations. With the 2 new acquisitions, Nipawin has released 2 players. Going home are Tyler Durdle and Joey Moretto. Johnson said, “It’s unfortunate, they’re both great kids and good players. At this point and time, with all the injuries and everything, we needed to get a little more production from the back end.”

Nipawin plays 2 games down south this weekend (Yorkton & Melville). Gino De Paoli will broadcast both games, the first one on CJVR and the second on CK750. That’s because I will be broadcasting the Huskies football game in Edmonton tomorrow (Friday) on CK750.

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Hawkey Talk

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 23, 2010

This was today’s version of Hawkey Talk on our two stations.

Hawkey Talk

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Broncos Trade Forward

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 22, 2010

The Humboldt Broncos traded defenceman Colton Allan to North Bay for future considerations. The 20 year old defenceman scored 3 goals and 7 assists in 48 games last season with the Broncos. Colton is the youngest of the 3 Allan boys to don the Green & Gold jersey.

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Bronco Round Up

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 22, 2010

Here is today’s edition of Bronco Round Up with Dean Brockman.

Bronco Round Up

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Broncos Win Comes At A Cost

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 22, 2010

It was a character road win last night at the Civic Centre in North Battleford. Humboldt fell behind by 3 goals four different times but came back for a 7-6 overtime win. Forward Matt Glowa scored twice to give him 4 goals in his first 3 games but had to leave early because of a lower body injury. He’s expected to miss a couple of weeks. Glowa has been playing on the top line alonside Spencer Braaten and Justin Buzzeo. That line combined for 3 goals and 3 assists before he left in the 3rd period.

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