--NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the league’s executive committee unanimously recommended to proceed with Seattle’s bid in the form of a full Board of Governors vote on Dec. 3. It means the Emerald City will likely be the home of the league's 32nd franchise in time for the 2020-21 season. The news came down on the eve of the regular season starting.
--Former Regina Pats Sam Steel and Austin Wagner will start the season in the NHL. The Anaheim Ducks and L-A Kings both released their season-opening rosters and both Pats alumni were on them. Steel was a first round draft pick of the Ducks in 2016 while Wagner was the Kings 4th round pick in the 2015 draft
--The Prince Albert Raiders have gotten a little stronger. The American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda have sent 20 year old forward Noah Gregor back to junior. In 194 games with the Warriors and Victoria, Gregor has 205 points
--Zach Collaros was named as the CFL's top performer of the week for his efforts in Montreal. Collaros threw for almost 400 yards and a touchdown in the Riders victory over the Alouettes on Sunday.
--Tony Wouters smacked a two out 0-2 pitch up the middle to score the winning run as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the National League Wild-Card game. The Rockies move on to play Milwaukee in one of two National League Divisional Series that will start Thursday. The Yankees entertain Oakland in the American League Wild Card game Wednesday.
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