What’s Up With The Huskies You Ask ? Well ……..This

October 18, 2016
Full Game Notes Attached

Huskies travel to meet No. 3 Dinos in Week 7

Game Information

Date Saturday, Oct. 22
Time 1 p.m.
Location Calgary, Alta.
Venue McMahon Stadium
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Series (’72) CGY Leads 50-32-2
@ CGY CGY Leads 14-25-1
Current Streak CGY – 9 W
Last Meeting Sept. 16, 2016
CGY 20 @ SSK 19

5 Things

  1. The Huskies look to avoid losing thier 10th straight game to the Dinos. The last Saskatchewan win came in 2010 when they took both meetings, home and away, in the season.
  2. The Huskies’ playoff fate is in their own hands with two weeks left in the season. Win out, and clinch a playoff spot. Any other result would require losses by other teams.
  3. Receiver Mitch Hillis was named Canada West Offensive Player of the Week in Week 6 after catching 10 passes for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
  4. Playing their third straight home game, the Dinos look to keep the highest scoring offense (36.3 PPG) in the conference rolling.
  5. Despite limited action last week, Huskie running back Tyler Chow leads the conference in rushing with 665 yards this season.

By The Numbers

9 – Receiver Mitch Hillis continues to climb up the Huskies all-time receptions list and needs just 9 catches to tie his older brother, Kit, with 140.

10 – Both teams know how to get after the quarterback. They enter the game tied for the conference lead with 10 sacks.

40 – The offense came alive in Week 6 with a 40 point performance. It was the second time this season the Huskies scored at least 40 points.

1,867 – Mitch Hillis moved into the Huskie All-Time Top 10 list for receiving yards last week with 1,867 to sit 7th.

Scouting The Dinos

  • Calgary goes into Week 7 as the Canada West leaders at 5-1.
  • The Dinos have won back-to-back games scoring over 50 points in each contest; 50-15 vs Alberta, 63-6 vs Manitoba.
  • The Dinos lead the conference in scoring, total offence, rushing offence and rushing touchdowns.
  • Calgary’s defensive unit has also been strong, leading the conference with just 94 points allowed while giving up a Canada West low 359.3 yards per game.
  • Calgary quarterback Jimmy Underdahl left last week’s win over Manitoba in the third quarter after falling awkwardly on a run.
  • Saturday’s game marks the third consecutive home game for Calgary.

Huskies Set To Host Graham Shootout

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will host the 18th annual Graham Construction Shootout October 20-22 at the Physical Activity Complex.


The Algoma University Thunderbirds (OUA), the Red Deer College Kings (ACAC) and the University of Calgary Dinos will all participate in this year’s tournament.


Saskatchewan has enjoyed success as hosts in recent years. The Huskies have taken the tournament title for six of the past seven seasons and have won eight times since the inaugural event in 1999.


The Calgary Dinos are no strangers to the Graham Shootout. They will be making their 6th appearance at the Shootout and bring an overall tournament record of 9-6 and two Shootout titles with them. Calgary won the 2015-16 Canada West Championship and earned a silver medal at the CIS Final 8.


The Algoma Thunderbirds (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) are making their first ever appearance at the Shootout. The T-Birds will be looking to strongly represent the OUA and make a great first impression in Saskatoon under 11th year head coach Thomas Cory.


The Kings will be making their debut at this year’s Graham Shootout. Red Deer has been one of the top teams in the college ranks under head coach Clayton Pottinger.


Saskatchewan is 4-0 in non-conference play to open the season.


Tournament Schedule

Thursday, October 20

Calgary vs. Algoma – 5 p.m.

Red Deer College vs. Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.

Friday, October 21

Calgary vs Red Deer College – 5 p.m.

Algoma vs. Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 22

Red Deer College vs. Algoma – 1 p.m.

Calgary vs. Saskatchewan – 3 p.m.


Raise A Paw Brunch slated for November 20



Breakfast of Champions set for November


The Huskie Women’s Basketball Foundation is inviting all sports fans to come meet the 2016-17 Huskie women’s basketball team along with former players from the CIS Championship team on November 20, 2016.

This past March was an exciting one with the women capturing the programs first ever national title with an 85-71 victory over the Ryerson Rams. Head coach Lisa Thomaidis is back on the bench for her 18th season with the Huskies. To help her continue to build on the tradition of excellence financial support to fund scholarships is more important than ever.

To assist with raising those needed funds, the 16th Annual Huskie Women’s Basketball Raise a Paw Scholarship Brunch will take place Sunday November 20, 2016 at TCU Place starting at 9:30 a.m.

The brunch will reunite National women’s basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis with assistant coach Shawnee Harle to share stories of their experience at this year’s Rio Olympics. Players who graduated from the program following the national championships will also be speaking about winning the CIS title.

Huskie hopeful basketball players may also sign up for a camp following the brunch to learn from present and former Huskie players.

Brunch ticket prices are as follows:

Table of 8:               $700.00

 Adult:                       $100.00

Youth Brunch Only $30.00

Youth Camp Only:  $20.00

Youth Brunch & Camp: $40.00

Alumni pass:            $125.00

Tickets may be purchased on-line through Huskie Athletics at www.huskies.usask.ca/tickets

Scott Harrigan
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