Thursday, May 3, 2018

What Did You Miss Wednesday?

The CFL draft goes at 6 o'clock Regina time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as it currently stands holding the #5 pick.  The Montreal Alouettes had the first pick, but they traded it on Wednesday to Hamilton.  The deal sees:

To Hamilton: 1st overall (1st round) pick in 2018, 31st overall (4th round) pick in 2018, 44th overall (6th round) pick in 2018, 2nd round pick in 2019.
To Montreal: OL Ryan Bomben, WR Jamal Robinson, 2nd overall pick (1st round) in 2018, 34th overall pick (4th round) in 2018, 56th overall (7th round) pick in 2018, rights to an undisclosed negotiation list player (the Ti-Cats say that player is not Johnny Manziel. 

There were two other deals as well. 

To BC: Winnipeg’s 7th and 16th overall selections
To Winnipeg: BC’s 12th overall in 2018 and its ‘original’ first overall selection in 2019
To Edmonton: Hamilton's 10th and 20th overall selections 
To Hamilton:  Edmonton's 6th and 37th overall selections
At a pre-draft news conference at Mosaic Stadium, Riders HC and GM Chris Jones said that the team will look first at their depth along the offensive and defensive lines, but the goal is to take the best available players.

For a complete look at who picks where, click here

-- Saying he needs to focus on his mental, physical and spiritual health along with accepting his role in some current legal proceedings, Roy Finch says he will not be attending Stampeders training camp.  Finch got into trouble with the law in Oklahoma last month when he allegedly swung at an officer after police were called to an apartment complex because a car had been parked and running for over an hour.  

--Everett Silvertips goalie Carter Hart was named the winner of the "Four Broncos Memorial Trophy" as WHL MVP on Wednesday.  Hart beat out Moose Jaw's Jayden Halbegewachs for the honour.  Hart and the Tips meet Swift Current in Game 1 of the WHL final Friday. 

--The Sharks and Knights are even at 2. San Jose blanked Vegas 4-0 in Game 4 of their Western Conference matchup.  Tampa beat Boston 4-1 to take a 2-1 lead in that Eastern Conference series.

--The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended several Swedish players and coaches for their actions after this year's gold medal game at the World Juniors.  

Forward and team captain Lias Andersson received a four-game suspension, while forwards Axel Jonsson and Jesper Boqvist, goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek and defenceman Rasmus Dahlin each received two-game suspensions for the first two games of the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver and Victoria.
The IIHF also suspended head coach Tomas Montén from working as head coach or assistant coach or in any other position as a team official for the first three games of the tournament, along with assistant coach Nizze Landén and assistant coach Henrik Stridh. 

After Sweden's loss to Canada in the gold medal final, four players took their silver medals off and kept them in their hands for the remaining ceremony, while Andersson took his off and tossed it into the stands. The coaches took off their medals and put them into their pockets for the rest of the ceremony.

 Taking off the silver medals presented to the members of the team shows not only the disrespect against the spectators and the organizers of the championship, but also the disrespect against their opponents and winners of the championship," said the IIHF in a statement. "This behavior has to be considered as highly unsportsmanlike and is a breach of conduct that brings the sport of ice hockey into disrepute.

-- Canadian James Paxton struck out 16, but his Seattle Mariners didn't get the win.  The BC native was removed after seven innings as the Oakland A's beat the Mariners 2-1.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good on the IIHF. Dahlin will never serve the suspension, but good.

I am guessing we can welcome another big o-lineman to Rider Nation with pick 5.