--Connor McDavid set an NHL record for being in on his team's first eight goals to start a season, breaking Adam Oates' record of seven he had with Detroit in 1986-87. In all McDavid had two goals and two assists as Edmonton came back from a 4-1 deficit going into the third for a 5-4 overtime win courtesy of Darnell Nurse.
--Not a great day for the Riders. Head Coach Chris Jones confirmed OL Dariusz Bladek and DL Mic'hael Brooks were done for the season while Dan Clark will miss substantial time with Matt Elam and Naaman Roosevelt not going in Calgary Saturday. A few hours later it was learned DL Charleston Hughes had been charged with driving early Thursday morning. Hughes will answer to the charge on October 31.
--Winnipeg linebacker Adam Bighill, Edmonton receiver Bryant Mitchell and Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly are the C-F-L top performers for Week 18. Bighill made eight defensive tackles, including three quarterback sacks, and forced a fumble in the Blue Bombers 31-0 rout of Saskatchewan last week. Mitchell had 190 receiving yards and a touchdown and Reilly passed for 369 yards and added another 72 yards on the ground in the Eskimos' 34-16 win over Ottawa.
--Jackie Bradley Junior hit a grand slam and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the A-L Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead and Bradley's slam capped a five-run burst in the eighth against Roberto Osuna. The Dodgers evened the NLCS at 2 with a 2-1 win over Milwaukee in 13 innings.
--For the 3rd straight year, Warriors coach Tim Hunter will guide Team WHL at the Canada-Russia series. He will be joined by Brent Kisio of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Kelowna's Jason Smith. This year's games go November 5 and 6 in Kamloops and Vancouver. Hunter is also the coach of the National Junior Team that will go for gold in Vancouver and Victoria
Appreciate your openness Scruff. The Hughes thing is not covered in green icing so it's not on the other blog.
I am assuming you have let Mr. Vanstone know of what happened in Winnipeg last night!
Everyone tells you not to drink and drive because of the dangers associated with it, and now a member of the beloved Riders goes out and does it. When are we going to learn as a society that D and D is simply not tolerated anymore. Imagine if he killed or seriously injured someone.
He's not the only person, but he is a high-profile person who should know better. Very ashamed of the Sackmaster today. Very ashamed!
Yes, yes I have!
Hughes was charged he has not been convicted. When the Roughriders stop serving booze at games where you can watch 29,000 people drive off after the game. When Sports Cage stops taking sponsorship from breweries then maybe this is a big deal. if they suspend him before due process forget it I'm cancelling my season tickets for 2019. They had a former VP who routinely was known for liquid lunches so sorry Hughes is not the first and he won't be the last. People screw up.
If I am caught driving while impaired, my job is done. Will the Riders do the same here? Does the phrase "please drink responsibly" mean anything?
PS: I agree with Anon 1.
Dan you're a Defensive Football Player? In the job description does it say must possess a Class 5 driver's license? Check facts - he was sleeping on the side of the road in his vehicle. The cops approached told him to get out, he didn't pass a field sobriety test. Key point he was NOT driving.
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