A hometown hockey hero is being recognized by Lakehead University. Nicknamed ‘The Kenora Komet’ in his youth for his blistering speed, Kenora’s Jeff Richards has been named to Lakehead University’s Wall of Fame, with an official induction ceremony set for October. The 5’10” forward is Lakehead’s second-leading all-time scorer with 252 points in 170 games and could be considered the most impactful player in Thunderwolves history. He's the cousin of Stanley Cup Champion Mike Richards, and now works as an educator with Kenora Catholic.
It was a beautiful night for slo-pitch action in Kenora. For the women, Carstar Renegades won over Ktown Kafe 23 to 18 with home runs by Andi Scheibler and Danielle Gustafson. Northern Harbour took the win over the Royals 28-17 and Kenora DJ Services beat CUPE 29-4. On the men's side, the D Smith A's took it 22-15 over the Diggers and Custom Drilling won 20-14 against Matheson Bay.
N-H-L general managers get back at it with the resumption of the league draft this morning in Montreal. Rounds two through seven will
be conducted at the Bell Centre. The hometown Montreal Canadiens will open the second round after kicking off the festivities last night by taking Slovakian forward Juraj Slafkovsky first overall.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to remain unbeaten at home when they host the Ottawa Redblacks in the lone C-F-L contest. Saskatchewan is 2-and-0 at Mosaic Stadium and 3-and-1 overall. Ottawa is 0-and-3 but its losses have been by a combined 12 points.
Coming off a bye week certainly agrees with the Calgary Stampeders. Peyton Logan scored two T-Ds, including on a 122-yard missed field goal return, as Calgary defeated the Edmonton Elks 49-6 last night. Calgary improved to 4-and-0 but is 19-and-2 since 2008 coming off the bye.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be in B.C to kick off agsint the Lions tomorrow.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in Seattle to continue their series versus the Mariners. Last night, Dylan Moore, Eugenio Suarez and Cal Raleigh all homered as Seattle defeated Toronto 8-3. Right-hander Ross Stripling is scheduled to pitch for Toronto while Seattle will go with fellow right-hander George Kirby.