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WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 2-8

Priddell named alternate  Regina’s Kenzie Priddell was named an alternate for the artistic swimming team nominated to represent Canada at the Tokyo Games.   The eight...

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CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH IN JUNE

June is known across the world as Pride Month. Parades, festivals and events celebrating the LGBTQ2SI+ community happen across the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 26 – JUNE 1

Canada picks up first win at WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier  Canada got off to a strong start at the WBSC...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 19-25

Baseball Canada announces roster for qualifier Saskatchewan pitchers Andrew Albers and Dustin Molleken are among 25 athletes named to Baseball Canada’s roster...

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SASKATCHEWAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2021 INDUCTEES INCLUDES SIX WITH OLYMPIC/PARALYMPIC TIES

On Thursday, May 20, five athletes, one builder and two teams were inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame....

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 12-18

Thibeault punches ticket to Tokyo Boxer Tammara Thibeault, who calls Regina her hometown, has been named to the Canadian boxing...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 5-11

Para swimmer Nikita Ens nominated for Paralympic team Nikita Ens is among seven athletes announced Tuesday by Swimming Canada as...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP April 28-MAY 4

Rylan Wiens captures bronze and a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Canada In a terrific performance at the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP APRIL 21-27

Hudak and Ehman get nod for national Para Nordic teams Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak and Saskatoon’s Jesse Ehman have named...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP APRIL 7-13

Clark, Lacquette and Shirley invited to national women’s hockey selection camp Saskatoon forwards Emily Clark and Sophie Shirley, as well...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 31-APRIL 6

Aikens and Canadian rugby sevens team sweep Emirates Invitational With no competition in nearly a year, there may have been...

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“IT’S HARD TO DREAM SOMETHING IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT”: NEW INITIATIVE BENEFITING LOCAL FEMALE COACHES

Written by Matt Johnson for Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan Through spending most of her life growing up in sports, Emily...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 17-MARCH 23

McMorris makes Canadian history in big air With a two-run total of 179.25 points, Regina’s Mark McMorris captured gold and...

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CLARK, LACQUETTE NAMED TO HOCKEY CANADA TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

With files Hockey Canada Emily Clark and Brigette Lacquette are among 35 players invited by Hockey Canada to attend the...

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SASK DIVING COACH AND ATHLETE HONOURED IN NATIONAL AWARDS

With files, photos and video from Diving Plongeon Canada Two Saskatchewan diving connections were honoured with Diving Plongeon Canada Awards...

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BIATHLETE PLETZ NAMED TO JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

With files from Biathlon Canada and Biathlon SaskatchewanPhoto courtesy of Sask Games Council Regina’s Logan Pletz is one of 16...

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PANDEMIC PROVINDING UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DZAKA

Ghana-born and Saskatoon-raised coach Mavis Dzaka first joined the Huskies Athletics track and field program as an athlete in 1999...

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FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month and Canada, as well as Saskatchewan, has a long history of Black athletes and coaches...

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CANADA TO PLAY IN GROUP A AT OLYMPICS AS WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MEETS FOR VIRTUAL CAMP

The Canadian women’s basketball team, led by Saskatchewan-based head coach Lisa Thomaidis, will face off against South Korea, Serbia and...

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ERICA GAVEL TO SERVE AS VICE-CHAIR OF CANADIAN PARALYMPIC ATHLETES’ COUNCIL

Prince Albert wheelchair basketball player Erica Gavel is "humbled and honoured" after being selected to her new role as the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 26 – JUNE 1

June 1, 2021

Canada picks up first win at WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier 

Canada got off to a strong start at the WBSC Baseball Qualifier in Florida with a 7-0 win over Colombia on Monday. 

North Battleford’s Andrew Albers pitched seven innings, recording seven strikeouts while combing for a no-hitter for the red and white. 

The Canadian squad, which also includes Saskatoon pitcher Dustin Molleken, will face Cuba on Tuesday and Venezuela on Wednesday to wrap up preliminary round action. 

Read more about Canada’s first win at cbc.ca

Watch games on cbc.ca

Canadian synchro team claims first place, looks ahead to Olympic qualifier 

Competing in a FINA World Series virtual event, the Canadian synchronized swimming team, including Saskatoon’s Sydney Carroll and Regina’s Kenzie Priddell, finished in the top spot with a score of 87.9667 

Next up for the team will be the FINA ASWS Super Final in Barcelona, Spain June 10-13, which will be held in conjunction with the FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Qualification Tournament. 

Learn more at artisticswimming.ca

Multiple Canadian Trials set for June 

Saskatchewan diving, swimming and athletics hopefuls will get their shot at making their respective Canadian rosters with multiple Canadian Trials upcoming in June. 

Canadian Olympic Diving Trials: June 28 to July 1 in Toronto 
Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials: June 19-23 in Toronto 
Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Athletics Trials: June 24-27 in Montreal 
 
For more information on Saskatchewan’s hopefuls, please visit cheeronsask.ca.

Lyles invited to training camp 

Saskatoon-born Trey Lyles is one of 21 athletes who accepted an invitation to attend Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team training camp ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.  

The team will hold camp in Tampa, Florida at the Toronto Raptors temporary training facilities June 16-24 before travelling to Victoria for the qualifier, June 29 to July 4.   

Lyles became the first Saskatoon-born player drafted to the NBA in 2015. His father, Tom, played on the Saskatoon Storm in the World Basketball League in the early 90s. The Lyles family including his Saskatoon and Canadian mother, Jessie, lived in Canada until 2002. Lyles currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.  

Canada is in Group A of the qualifying tournament and will meet Greece and China. The winner of the tournament books a ticket to the Tokyo Olympic Games. It would be the first time Canada has appeared in the Olympics in men’s basketball since 2000. 

Learn more on basketball.ca.

Ken Babey to lead Canada Para Hockey team at world championship 

Saskatoon’s Ken Babey will once again be at the helm of the Canadian Para Hockey team as head coach when the squad travels to Ostrava, Czech Republic June 19-26 for the world championships. 

“We are thrilled to announce the 17 players that have been selected to represent Canada at the IPC World Para Hockey Championship,” said Babey. “As we look ahead to the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing, we are confident in the depth and talent on our roster. Despite having limited opportunities to gather as a full team in the past year, we know our players and staff are excited to compete for a gold medal in the Czech Republic.” 

Also joining the team will be mental performance consultant Kyle McDonald of Regina. 

Canada has one gold four times at world championships and claimed silver at the 2019 edition. 

Read more on hockeycanada.ca

Three Saskatchewan athletes crack national U19 volleyball roster 

Volleyball Canada has released their roster for the Indoor Men’s U19 Team for 2021, with Saskatoon’s Keegan Colleaux, Regina’s Lucas Musschoot and Muenster’s Skyler Varga making the cut. 

The team will begins virtual training in June with plans for in-person training in July in Vancouver. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the squad may also represent Canada at the Four Federations Competition scheduled for July 28 to August 5 in Anaheim.  

Learn more at volleyball.ca