First things first... We got our Grand Prize winner with Eagle the Elmwood this morning
Congrats Tim on picking up a nights stay at the Home Inn & Suites, $100 slotplay and a free meal from Horizons and the Living Sky Casino, and also a new set of clubs and some free golf from the Elmwood Golf & Country Club
Also a shoutout to Canadian Tire, Pioneer Co-op Home Center, Pinnacle Source for Sports, and Cap It in Med Hat for helping out with the contest this summer!
If you're heading up to Regina Sunday (my prediction 107-3 Rider win) make sure you do the responsible thing and have someone to drive you home (or don't drink if that's an option for you at a Rider game)... Even if you're not heading out to Regina this weekend, make sure you do the responsible, adult thing and don't Drink and Drive... Save a life (possibly your own) and have a fun, safe Labour Day Long Weekend!
Dressler Is Back
Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:41
Good news for the thousands and thousands of folks with one of those #7 jerseys... Dressler is back and just in time for the Labour Day Classic!
Regina is obviously gonna be the place to be this Sunday, but you may need some plans to fill out the rest of your long weekend ahead.
This morning we had Jacqui Hudec in to tee up her EP release party tomorrow night at the Lyric Theatre
Yesterday we had Member of Parliment David Anderson in to give a behind the scenes of what goes on in the political game
And don't forget tomorrow morning is the final draw for Eagle The Elmwood! One lucky golfer is going to finish August with new clubs, some free golf, and some Living Sky Casino perks, plus a stay at the Home Inn & Suites here in town... Be listening live tomorrow around 8:30 for the draw.
Final Days Of Eagle The Elmwood
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:31
Been seeing a lot of work on the back 9 at Elmwood and now it's starting to actually resemble some new holes... Definitely exciting heading into next year (considering they aren't even close to doing everything they plan to yet)
Jason will get a view of (the new 17??) off the old 17 with a couple free rounds of golf he picked up this morning
And don't forget you have 3 days left to find an Eagle 94.1 golf ball out there... Grand Prize giveaway is Friday morning including a stay at Home Inn & Suites, some slotplay cash and a free meal from Living Sky Casino, and free golf and clubs from Elmwood Golf & Country Club
Broncos Black and White
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:00
First hole from the beatuiful Sask Landing Golf Resort... Got out there Thursday afternoon, but perhaps should have stayed in town at Elmwood, as the rain not only made for a crazy front 9, it also left me down with the sickness. Still all things considered a really nice (and challenging) course, which I hope to be able to get in 18 (apparantly the back 9 holes are pretty fun) at some point this summer still.
Thankfully recovered (from the sickness and poor golf game) in time to go check out the Broncos Black and White game
Which finished with a bit of a lopsided result
Full details available here -> EDIT - Couldn't get the link to work, on SC Online's main sport page, just hit back and scroll down for full details
Broncos rookie game with Moose Jaw is tomorrow night in Moose Jaw... Our first Broncos broadcasts are going down Sept 12th and 13th with some preseason action against the Saskatoon Blades... And the home opener for the regular season is Sept 19th against Moose Jaw.
Hockey season is not quite here yet, so if you're superstitious you still got some time to get out without jinxing the Broncos. Get some golf in at the Elmwood Golf and Country Club, find an Eagle 94.1 golf ball, take it into the pro shop and have a chance to win the Eagle The Elmwood Grand Prize Friday morning before Labour Day!
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:02
It is once again time for some Swift Current Broncos hockey (and on the plus side, for the time being, hockey without snow)
Drove by the rink yesterday and it looked like mostly off ice conditioning stuff, but I have it on authority from the hardest working man in radio (C Pow) that there are scrimmages today at 4 and 6 (as well as through the weekend leading up to the intrasquad game)
If you're the type who needs to know who is doing what, this will come in handy (I'm sure you can print it off of either the Broncos twitter or facebook)
And don't forget to check out that intrasquad game on Sunday afternoon 1PM... Fill the barn and let some of these young kids in camp experience just how awesome it can be to play for the home crowd at the iPlex. 5 bucks to get in with proceeds going to the new Swift Current Youth Emergency Shelter
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:21
Evidently that's what a thunderstorm looks like in Swift Current?
The forecast continues to call for rain and thunderstorms... Which we can only hope keeps meaning sunsets like that one.
September is looking to bring with it another season of Blenders music (and unlike the weather we can guarantee this for you)... Shann Gowan was in studio this AM
And as promised this morning I did mention I'd throw my thoughts on the "questionable" goaltender situation in Broncos camp... Once again, there is no question marks. Landon Bow plays probably 60 games this year, probably with Travis Child as his backup at 17 playing the odd game here and there. I think the legend of Eetu Laurikanen is really making alot of people uneasy about Landon Bow, but let's look at the situation. Eetu was basically a Tim Thomas type of goalie... Worked off his reactions, made some flashy saves, but at the end of the day was a high risk high reward goaltender (unable to win a championship like Thomas did)... Landon Bow is far more fundamentally sound (at least where the North American game is concerned)... His preparation and mindset are the only things that will be tested this year as far as I'm concerned. Essentially we now have more of a Ben Bishop/Mike Smith goaltender locking down the crease... And to be honest when you think of the defensive core coming back for the Broncos this year (mixed with a big bodied goaltender) I think keeping pucks out of the net will be the least of this team's concerns. I think the biggest thing making people uneasy about Bow (and I noticed this even after Bow's starts last year) is that he doesn't make the "big save" like Eetu did... But anytime you see a goaltender making a "big save" it's because something went wrong that put him(or her) in that situation. Bow takes pucks in the chest, covers them up, whistle, face off win(if all works out) and up the ice offensively.
Applause to Mark Lamb as he has followed the (now proven) goaltending factory in Edmonton (past two goalies in Brossoit and Jarry high picks). Basically Goalie A comes in at 17 and backs up Goalie B (18 or 19). In his 17 year goalie A rides pine, gets reps in practice, is a "true" backup. In goalie A's 18 year goalie B is in his final year (either 19 or 20), goalie B during the regular season plays about half the games but the playoffs are given to goalie B so he can basically leave his final mark on the league.... You continually follow this process, you continually develop goaltenders (by the ability to give young goalies experience learning from the older guy and eventually allowing that younger goalie to push your older guy).
FINEPRINT*** Cam Krell is not a WHL analyst or coach and does not consider himself to be an expert on this situation whatsoever... He just has opinions and likes to share them on this blog
Great Plains College Volleyball ID Camp
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:53
An ICYMI from yesterday, details from Gerod and Briana on this weekend's volleyball ID camp (guys and girls grades 10-12) Saturday at Irwin
And this morning everything that is everything from City Council... Mayor Schafer in studio to give you more details on the big change to waste collection lined up for about a month's time from now
Summer Winding Down
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:54
This season is officially behind us now
Get out and enjoy this season before it's too late and it turns into
Eagle The Elmwood continues for two more weeks, this Friday morning we will give one lucky golfer a Mobicool 12 volt portable cooler (courtesy of Canadian Tire)... Grand Prize goes next Friday the 29th and includes... 1 night at Home Inn and Suites, dinner for 2 at Horizons Restaurant, 2 round of golf with cart from Elmwood and and new set of clubs as well as $100 slot play!
Find an Eagle 94.1 golf ball... Take it into the Pro Shop.... You could win big!
One Down Two To Go
Thursday, 14 August 2014 08:32
If you didn't get down to Mitchell Field last night, you missed out on one of the best ball games I have seen in a long time (for a couple minutes thought it might turn into another 19 inning game)... Thankfully it only went 11, and also thankfully the Tribe sent a big crowd home with something to be excited about. Liam Goodall with the walk off single(bases loaded one out) in the bottom of the 11th. Eros Modena nearly had the walkoff in the bottom of 10 (bases load two outs) but he was robbed by a highlight grab at the fence by the Mavericks left fielder.
Hopefully we can top last night's crowd for game 2 this evening out at Mitchell Field, 7:05 is once again your first pitch as the Tribe look to take a stranglehold on the Championship Series
Games 3 and 4 (if neccessary) are slated out in the Hat Friday and Saturday night, but that doesn't mean there won't be action AROUND Mitchell Field, if not AT Mitchell Field tomorrow and Saturday.
Had Mitchell, Dalan, and Nolan in studio this morning from the Midget, Bantam, and PeeWee Tribe teams competing in this weekend's Western Canada Baseball Championships overtaking 19th NE starting tomorrow morning.
And staying with minor ball... From yesterday a little league pitcher who challenged Clayton Kershaw to a "pitch off" (check out our twitter for more on that story). Stay on the blog and watch the video to see this girl pitch (guarantee she'd strike me out)
WMBL Championship Game 1 Tonight
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:26
With the Jays starting to fade down the stretch (another loss to Seattle tonight might spell the end of that postseason hope that Toronto has got itself into). If you're looking for a Canadian team with a chance at winning a championship (to fill that TO void) look no further than Mitchell Field...
Game 1 tonight as the Indians play host to the Medicine Hat Mavericks (season split of 2-2), so it should be an interesting series. Get out, enjoy the late summer weather, and fill up the park to fire the players up and help them bring home another Championship for the city! (Game 2 tomorrow night... same time, same place... if you can't make tonight work)
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