Approval from Health Canada crucial for CFL in quest for federal money

The CFL’s quest for federal funding in order to stage an abbreviated season received a huge boost Friday. The league’s health-and-safety protocols remain the biggest requirement in its request earlier this week for a $30-million, interest-free loan from Ottawa. Currently,…

CJFL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) has cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league made the announcement Thursday on its Twitter page. Read more: Saskatoon Blades gamble on player with local ties in CHL import draft…

Coronavirus: WHL planning to start next season Dec. 4

The Western Hockey League (WHL) intends to open its regular season Dec. 4, pending approval from provincial and state health authorities. The WHL halted the 2019-20 regular season March 12 because of the advancing COVID-19 virus. Read more: Daemon Hunt hoping to…

CFL continues discussions with federal government about financial assistance

Discussions continue between the CFL and federal government on a $30-million, interest-free loan that, if granted, would allow the league to stage an abbreviated 2020 season. The CFL sent the federal government the $30-million request earlier this week, a reduction…

Saskatchewan Rattlers stung by Edmonton 88-66 for third-straight loss

Saturday marked the first meeting between the Rattlers and Stingers since Saskatchewan claimed the 2019 CEBL title at home court last summer. This contest didn’t go as well for the Snakes, who were thumped 88-66 for the team’s third consecutive…

Feds, CFL talk NHL style cohort quarantine for Winnipeg hub: Tam

Canada’s chief public health officer says the federal government is in talks with the CFL about applying quarantine rules to returning American players that are similar to the cohort approach used by the NHL. Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday that…

Colton Stephenson gives back to next generation of Saskatchewan hockey with 2nd career

A low mist hangs over the ice, ans the fog creeps up and clings to the glass as Colton Stephenson steps onto the ice at Schroh Arena on a balmy evening in mid-July. He does a quick twirl on the…

Saskatchewan Roughriders submit CFL hub city bid, province commits $3M

If the Canadian Football League chooses to play a shortened season through a hub-city format similar to other professional sports, Regina could end up a host. The Saskatchewan Roughriders said it has submitted a “competitive” bid, if the 2020 season…

Canadian Football League submits revised financial request to federal government

The CFL has sent Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault a revised financial request. A CFL source said Friday the league is seeking roughly $42.5 million in aid. In April, it asked the federal government for up to $150 million in…

Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic

Dozens of Canadian football players dreaming of hoisting the Vanier Cup in their fifth and final year of university eligibility have had those hopes dashed. The cancellation of the 2020 national football championship game because of COVID-19, and U Sports…