Sports Ramblings

 This might be the only time you see comments on the NFL in this column. I don’t pretend to understand football but the “non” pass interference call that went against the New Orleans Saints cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. The NFL does not allow coaches challenges on this foul. The CFL has allowed challenges on pass interference for years.  I guess this means there is more integrity in the Grey Cup game! The NFL apparently did say “sorry”.

  Deloraine continues to have success in competitive curling. In the recent Brandon Ladies Bonspiel Caryn Waldon (Edwards) and Jenna Sambrook were on Michelle Klemick’s winning team. Maureen Bonar won the “B” event. Kelly McMechan’s rink with Don Williams and Cale Dunbar’s rink which includes Kyle Sambrook are both in the semi-finals of Westman Super League. There will be more curling in Deloraine this weekend with het “Grand Opening” of the Community Complex on Saturday.

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  Landon Peel (grandson of Bob and Cathy) would like to play against the University of Manitoba every weekend. The defenceman for the University of Regina Cougars has 5 points in 4 games with 3 wins against our province’s only team in Canada West Hockey. The Cougars have not been as successful in other games.

  Bradley Schoonbaert has 11 points in 11 games for the Calgary Dinos who are 18-9-1 playing in the same league as the Regina Cougars.

  Last week asked the names of three former NHL head coach from Southwest Manitoba.

  1. John Paddock from Oak River coached the Winnipeg Jets form 91-95, and the Ottawa Senators in 2007-08. He recently stepped down as head coach of the Regina Pats and is their general manager.
  2. Andy Murray from Souris coached L.A. Kings from 1999-2006 and St. Louis Blues from 2006-2010. His NHL head coach record was 795 points in 740 games. He is currently head coach of Division 1 Western Michigan Broncos.
  3. The second most famous hockey player/coach from Baldur was Tom Johnson. The NHL Hall of Famer coached the Boston Bruins to their 1972 Stanley Cup. Tom was also a two-time all-star and 1959 Norris Trophy (Top NHL defenceman) winner.
  4. This week asks who the most famous Baldur coach was, who coached the Westman Wildcats to a national championship in the 2009 Esso Cup. Bonus question: who captained this team to the Canadian midget title?
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