Cyber Monday…. Morning Water Cooler
Do we care that it’s Cyber Monday? Did you blitz the stores for Black Friday and, if so, was it any good in Canada?
I ventured out on Friday for a couple of hours and scored some good savings but nothing spectacular. I am also doing some online browsing today and hoping I can wrap up my Christmas shopping early for once!
It was a tough weekend for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s hockey team as they dropped a pair in Calgary against the Mount Royal Cougars.
On Friday night the Cougars scored with just 1:16 remaining to send the game to extra time and completed the comeback by winning in a shootout 4-3. MRU outshot the Huskies 39-25 including 18-6 in the third period.
Saturday night with the game tied at one, the Cougars scored with 39 seconds remaining to take a 2-1. Saskatchewan went 0-7 on the power play.
The good news from the weekend is that the Huskies’ penalty kill continues to be good. The Huskies PK unit was a perfect 6/6 on Friday night and 5/5 on Saturday night. If the power play cashes in on Saturday this team comes away with 3/4 points on the weekend.
So as we break for the holidays in Canada West, here is a look at the updated standings in men’s hockey:
|GP||W||L (Reg)||L (OT)||Strk||Pts|
|Mount Royal||18||12||6||0||Won 2||24|
The full camp roster is here: http://www.tsn.ca/canada-s-world-junior-roster-1.148762
Grey Cup thoughts?
I thought it was a very entertaining game and nearly one of the greatest finishes in the game’s history but sadly it ended with a penalty. Maybe it’s fitting that, with all the talk of officiating throughout the season, that the championship ended with a penalty call.
I don’t disagree that the block in-the-back happened but it didn’t need to. Obviously Banks was gone already and some argue that the penalty didn’t affect the play and shouldn’t have been called. Others would have argued the opposite if there was no flag thrown. Either way, the Calgary Stampeders were clearly the class of the CFL in 2014 and are very deserving champions. Congratulations.
Movember has come to an end and this morning I said goodbye to my moustache. We had a good run. On the final day of Movember, while shovelling some snow, my moustache took on some frost and I got a snap to celebrate the final day.
That’s all I have for this morning. Back at ya later in the week.