If you are a Riders or a Pats fan, you may want to get your VISA out this weekend. Both teams are holding sales and there are some good deals to be had. The green and white has a spring sale going on as they try and get rid of their 2008 stock. Up to 65 percent off can be found on some items. NICE!
Meanwhile the Pats are holding their year end sale at the Neutral Zone. You could get a game worn jersey for 50 bucks. NOT BAD!! I'm guessing both teams will see a lot of merchandise flying off the shelf.
Swift Current fell down 2-0 early in the pivotal Game 5 of their WHL Eastern conference first round series against Medicine Hat but they came back to beat the Tigers 5-3. Cody Eakin with a hat-trick for the winners who look to wrap the series up in Medicine Hat. The only other game had Tri-Cities beating Everett 4-1 to take a 3-1 lead in that matchup.
They are happy in Melville today. The Millionaires taking Game 1 of the SJHL final as they walk into Humboldt and beat the Broncos 3-2. Melville scoring all their goals in the 3rd with the winner coming off the stick of Kale Dolinski with just 16 seconds to play in regulation. That's gotta hurt if you're a Humboldt fan.
Are the Canucks going to catch Calgary? One has to say the way Vancouver is playing that the answer is yes. Vancouver beat Colorado 4-1 meaning the Canucks are just one point behind Calgary for first in the Northwest and the number 3 seed in the West. Everyone thought Calgary had this division wrapped up. Not so fast!! The Oilers needed a win in Anaheim and they got it by a score of 5-3 to keep playoff dreams alive. Roloson stopped 51 shots in the win and in the 3rd Anaheim outshot the Oilers 24-3. YIKES!!It will be interesting to see what team gets those final two spots in the West as the gap between the 7th place Oilers and the 11th place Wild is three points.
A Regina boy is getting a lot of attention from NHL GM's. He is Tyler Bozak and his season with Denver University has just finished. He is a free agent and a lot of teams are trying to woo the 23 year old. How popular is he?? TSN"s Darren Dreger says 25 teams are expressing interest. 25??If you have that many teams chasing this guy, you know he has to be something special. It will be interesting to see where he ends up and if he contributes for someone this year in the playoffs. I gotta admit I don't know a lot about Bozak. I heard about him going into the start of this season but he got hurt just before Christmas and only got back in the lineup before seeing his team get eliminated.
My pick to win March Madness is still alive but thats about all I've got to hang my hat on right now. Oklahoma moving on with a convincing win over Syracuse. Louisville, Michigan State and North Carolina also winning Friday as the field of 65 now stands at 8 with that number being 4 on Sunday afternoon.
Rule changes in the NFL this week have some current and former players wondering just what is happening. Ex New York Giant current FOX analyst Michael Strahan believes NFL rule changes when it comes to hits on the quarterback will take away the aggressiveness and the fun of the game. Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew says football is a violent sport and if you don't want to get hurt than don't play. He adds that taking out "crack-back" blocks is "ridiculous." Jones-Drew says that's when the offensive player gets a chance to hit the defensive player, and it's fun for the fans. I can't disagree with him on that one.
Have a great Saturday!!