The host Clavet Cougars earned a 72-70 victory over the Dalmeny Cougars in an offensive, back-and-forth shootout during the 2A 6-man Provincial Championship Final on Saturday, November 11.
The contest came right down to the wire. With under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Clavet had the ball on their own 40-yard line and a couple of first downs would’ve sealed it for the club. However, a penalty forced Clavet even deeper in its own end and Dalmeny’s defence forced a two-and-out.
“We ended up in a spot where our emotions got the better of us and we weren’t able to move the ball the way we wanted to,” said Clavet coach Shaun Priel. “We tried to punt the ball on third down and there was a bit of a miscommunication between out quarterback and our kicker and our snap wasn’t in the right place.”
With less then 20 seconds left on the clock, Dalmeny had the ball around midfield and one last chance to win the contest but Clavet’s defence game up big to win the game.
“The boys wanted this one bad and they weren’t going to quit. I’m pretty proud of the guys, they battled right to the end and we made a few mistakes that cost us,” said Dalmeny coach Stephen Kowalchuk.
Even though Dalmeny just came up short, the silver medal is still a big accomplishment. Continue reading “Clavet Cougars claim provincial title”→
The Clavet Cougars prevailed 71-22 over the host Rosthern Longhorns in a 2A 6-man provincial high school football semi-final playoff game on Saturday, November 4.
With the dominant victory, the Cougars punched their ticket to the championship final next weekend on home turf.
The semi-final in Rosthern was played in frigid conditions, but that didn’t seem to bother the Clavet squad. The Cougars got an early advantage on the opening kickoff by recovering the ball on a short kick they executed.
“We tried to put the ball into the holes that are in the field, got a good bounce on that one and we were able to get the ball. When you get it early like that and gain some momentum on your side, it carries through,” said Cougars coach Shaun Priel.
It only took Clavet three plays to find the end zone. Continue reading “Clavet tops Rosthern in provincial football semifinal”→
Senior men’s hockey leagues are gearing up for the start of a new season.
FORT CARLTON LEAGUE
The Fort Carlton Hockey League (FCHL), Twin Rivers Hockey League (TRHL) and Sask Prairie Hockey League (SPHL) all kick off their regular seasons the first week of November.
The FCHL, which features many players drawn from the ranks of WHL, Junior A, Junior B, college and university hockey programs, begins its season November 3.
According to the FCHL website, the Dalmeny Fury have taken a one-year leave of absence. The remaining four teams in the league include the Hague Royals, Prairie Outlaws, Tisdale Ramblers and Wakaw Lakers. Continue reading “Senior hockey leagues take to the ice”→