Not much to say today as I'm about to make the long trek to La Ronge for Game 5 of the SJHL finals. The hometown Ice Wolves and Yorkton are tied at two in what has been a very entertaining series. In fact, I haven't seen something like this since the Vancouver-Medicine Hat WHL final a few years ago. There is nothing that separates these two teams and I expect that to continue tonight at what should be a raucous Mel Hegland Arena. I just hope I don't get with a fish. They throw them on the ice after an Ice Wolves goal and I will be on the ice doing interviews for Access.
I'm a little choked with our Canadian sports channels this morning. The NCAA Frozen Four semi=finals were played last night. This is also great hockey. Minnesota-Duluth played Notre Dame in one semi with North Dakota playing Michigan in the other. I would have thought TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, SportsnetOne, the Score or the NHL Network might pick up the games. NOPE!! Why not? Thank goodness I found a feed of ESPN 2 to watch the N. Dakota-Michigan game, but its not the same watching a game from the kitchen table on your computer as it is lounging on the couch watching the bigscreen. I realize TSN wouldn't have the game with the curling on, but this event needs to be picked up by someone. These stations pick up a bunch of other crap from ESPN so why not the Frozen Four?
Is there ever a time when Augusta National isn't immaculate? Who is Alviro Quiroz and will he still be a part of the equation Sunday?
The 1-2 game goes at the Worlds tonight with Jeff Stoughton taking on Tommy Brewster of Scotland. The winner goes to the final. I won't be surprised if this is the final.
See ya tonight from La Ronge. Remember Game 5 is LIVE on Access starting at 730 with Mike Stackhouse and Jay Boyd.