Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner

Riverside Meats, a family-owned and operated meat processing firm in Corman Park near Warman, was crowned Lord of the (Sausage) Rings for the second year in a row at the third annual event in Osler on Thursday, November 9.

Eldon Wiebe of Riverside Meats with the Lord of the Rings championship trophy

In addition to winning the “Best Overall” championship, Riverside Meats also walked away with the awards for “Best Appearance” and Best Texture.”
The annual competition is designed to showcase the area’s Mennonite Farmers Sausage producers. A total of eight firms competed in the blind taste test, in which about 150 guests vote for their favourites.
Ideal Meats of Neuhorst won the award for “Best Flavour”, while Smokehaus Meats of Martensville won the “VIP award” for the second year in a row. The VIP Award is based on the votes of a panel of media representatives and mayors of area communities.
Firms competing in the competition also included: Carmen Corner Meats of Waldheim, J&J Sausage of Warman, Pine View Farms of Corman Park near Osler, Smokey Joe’s Meat Shop of Rheinland and Valley Meats of Gruenthal. Continue reading “Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner”

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Senior hockey leagues take to the ice

Senior men’s hockey leagues are gearing up for the start of a new season.

The Hague Royals and Wakaw Lakers are part of the 4-team Fort Carlton Hockey League, which kicks off its regular season this week

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”

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Hague Panthers edged by Viscount Vikings in final home game

The Hague Panthers came within a whisker of upsetting the visiting Viscount Vikings in their final home game of the season on Thursday, October 5.

Hague Panthers running back Teagan Zacharias fends off a second tackler after dodging the first in a game against the Viscount Vikings in Hague on Thursday, October 5

But their short bench caught up with them in the final quarter. You can only play both sides of the ball for so long before you simply run out of gas.
The Panthers dropped a 40-28 decision to the Vikings in a see-saw battle that saw big plays by both teams.
“We were a touchdown away from winning this one today,” said Panthers coach Clay Kirby. “We had a couple of really good chances that were inches away.” Continue reading “Hague Panthers edged by Viscount Vikings in final home game”

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