Wednesday, October 10, 2018

What Did You Miss Wednesday?

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--The Riders improved their Canadian talent after making a trade with Montreal.  Receiver Josh Stanford and a 2nd round pick in 2020 goes to the Alouettes for o-lineman Phillip Blake and fullback Patrick Lavoie.  Blake's arrival could be good news as center Dan Clark may not be able to go Saturday in Winnipeg after being hurt versus the Eskimos.  Meanwhile, defensive lineman Willie Jefferson was named as one of the CFL performers of the week for his play in Monday's win against Edmonton.

--The Pats are 1-6 on the season after losing 4-2 in Lethbridge.  Riley Krane and Robbie Holmes scored for Regina who will continue a 3 game Central Division roadie in Cranbrook Friday night.

--Evgeny Kuznetsov had a four point night as the Capitals beat Vegas 5-2 in a Stanley Cup rematch. The Knights are now 1-3 in their second season of existence.

--A group of Quebec businesspeople led by former federal cabinet minister and senator Michael Fortier is continuing its full-court press to bring an N-B-A franchise to Montreal even though the league has no current plans for expansion. Fortier said today that he has spoken to N-B-A Commissioner Adam Silver about Montreal's basketball dream.

--Rachel Homan's rink has a guaranteed berth in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after all. Curling Canada announced Wednesday that the Ottawa team will play in the wild-card game Feb. 15, 2019 if Homan doesn't earn an automatic spot by winning the Ontario championship. Homan was to have been Team Canada at the 2018 Scotties, but she could not compete due to the fact she was representing Canada at the Winter Olympics meaning Jennifer Jones took over as Team Canada.

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