The opening dates and locations for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Grey Cup tour are set, with more announcements coming in the New Year.
The tour will begin in the first week of January and will conclude in the first week of February with stops being made throughout Saskatchewan communities. The tour will begin with seven stops in ten days covering the northwest part of the province:
Saturday, January 4th – Saskatoon
The Riders will spend the day in Saskatoon culminating with a night with the Blades. Come see the Saskatoon Blades host the Lethbridge Hurricanes, get autographs from many of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and get your picture taken with the Grey Cup.
Sunday, January 5th – Lloydminster
The Riders will spend the day in Lloydminster.
Monday, January 6th – North Battleford
The Riders will spend the day visiting schools and other sites in North Battleford.
Tuesday, January 7th – Prince Albert
The Riders will spend the day in Prince Albert finishing the night with the Raiders. Come see the Prince Albert Raiders host the Calgary Hitmen, get autographs from many of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and get your picture taken with the Grey Cup.
Saturday, January 11th – Macklin
The Riders will spend the day in Macklin.
Sunday, January 12th – Kindersley
The Riders will spend the day in Kindersley finishing with an afternoon with the Klippers. Come see the Kindersley Klippers host the Yorkton Terriers, get autographs from many of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and get your picture taken with the Grey Cup.
Monday, January 13th – Rosetown
The Riders will spend the day in Rosetown
Saskatchewan Roughriders President and CEO, Jim Hopson, "After a storybook season, we want to share this victory with many Rider fans in Saskatchewan. This team means a lot to the fabric of all of Saskatchewan and the players are excited to meet and greet as many Rider fans as possible."
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import receiver Mitch Thompson, non-import running back Andre Lalonde and non-import linebacker Tyler Greenslade. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Thompson (5'9 – 185) attended training camp with the Riders and spent last season on the practice roster as an eligible junior non-counter.
The Regina native played the 2013 season with the PFC's Regina Thunder where he collected 35 receptions for 526 yards and five touchdowns. The 21-year-old added nine catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns as the Thunder won the CJFL Canadian Bowl.
Lalonde (5'9 – 230) also attended training camp last year with the Riders before returning to the Saskatoon Hilltops for the 2013 season. The 22-year-old Saskatoon native had 182 carries for 1,367 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games, before adding 145 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries in two playoff games.
Greenslade (6'1 – 215) joins the Green and White after spending the last four seasons at the University of Alberta. The Edmonton native finished the 2013 season with 48.5 defensive tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble in eight regular season games. In four seasons with the Golden Bears, he recorded 135 defensive tackles, three fumble recoveries, five sacks and three interceptions.
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