Cougars, Calamities and Classics: Men’s team shreds Griffins & how much for the good doctor?
Hey there sports fans! In case you haven’t noticed the Cougars men’s hockey team is hotter than hot of late. Their latest win a 5-3 routing of the Grant MacEwan Griffins coming on Nov. 27 and then a 4-1 thrashing on Nov. 28. The back to back wins put the Cougars at a very impressive 13-1-0-1 record they sit atop the ACAC standings with 27 points. Their closest competition is SAIT and Concordia with 23 points each.
Goaltender Jordan McLaughlin is sitting second in the league in goaltending although he’s played four more games and has faced almost a hundred more shots than first place Landon Kroeker of SAIT, getting the advantage with a slightly higher save percentage.
Next up the team is headed to SAIT to meet up with the Trojans Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Kudos should also be handed out to the MRU women’s hockey team who are also perched atop the ACAC standings with a record of 7-3-1-1 with 16 points. SAIT is hot on their heels with 15 points on the season.
Read the Dec.3 issue of The Reflector to learn more including an interview with men’s head coach Jean LaForest.
So how much for the good doctor? Roy ‘Doc’ Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays may find himself in a bit of a battle for his fabulous right arm between MLB big wigs the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Halladay will probably go for an obscene amount of money it’s just a matter of which team will put up how much and what the Blue Jays will get in exchange. Drafted first round by the Jays in ’95 Halladay is a fabulous pitcher and I wish him well wherever he may go but here’s a shout out to the Blue Jays, thank you for FINALLY firing J.P Ricciardi after 8 years of ho-hum finishes. I’d like to see the Blue Jays make the playoffs at least once more before I need Depends.
In what I’m sure will go down as a classic the Saskatchewan Roughriders had the Grey Cup in their green little hands when Al’s kicker David Duvall botched the field goal. But…the team was called for a too many men penalty – giving Duvall a redo which he made sure of. Montreal takes the 97th Grey Cup by one little point. Ouch.