- Neate Sager at 55 Yard Line1 day ago
Someone had to win; fittingly, the basement bowl that was also a showdown for second place in the CFL (L)East, turned on a blown coverage in the fourth quarter.
The Montreal Alouettes played well enough to beat the Ottawa Redblacks 20-10 in Jonathan Crompton's first start on Friday, getting the late sealing touchdown in the fourth quarter just three plays after Ottawa finally managed its first offensive TD in 42 possessions.
On the first play of the Als' possession after Ottawa scored with 6:06 left, Crompton found Duron Carter (five receptions for a game-high 127 yards) for a 48-yard gaineer down the right sideline after cornerback Jermaine Robinson had fallen to the Molson Stadium turf. The Als sealed the win on the next play when former Oregon State speedster James Rodgers (brother of NFL running back Jacquizz Rodgers) scored on a 17-yard run. That made it two games in a row that the Redblacks were burned by a rookie receiver running a fly sweep for a decisive touchdown.
Montreal (2-7) is now in the driver's seat for a playoff spot, amazingly enough, ahead of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-6) and struggling Redblacks (1-8).
- Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net1 yr ago
A little more than a year ago, Kristians Pelss experienced the zenith of any young hockey player's existence when he raised the Ed Chynoweth Cup with his Edmonton Oil Kings teammates. That was a happy time, but now an unconfirmed report from media outlets in his homeland of Lativa states that the 20-year-old Edmonton Oilers farmhand has "disappeared without a trace" after reportedly jumping into a river.
There has been no cellphone contact with Pelss, who played for the Oilers' AHL and ECHL affiliates this season, since Monday. His family has not given up hoping that he will be found and the only hard information seems to be that the missing man has a 1992 birthdate.
- Neate Sager at Yahoo! Sports1 yr ago
Know this much: junior hockey provides plenty of drama.
As 2012 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the controversial, the riveting, the breathtaking, the simply out-there and buzzy moments that make the junior game so fun to follow. There was probably too much going on this calendar year to distill it down to just five stories, but here is BTN's best effort at taking in the zeitgeist of the junior game from the past 12 months.
Season of scandals
Wow, that photo is Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon-worthy.
Three recruiting stories involving CHL powerhouses grabbed huge headlines. The first, foreshadowing what was to come, involved Winnipeg Jets first-round pick Jacob Trouba, who plays for the University of Michigan. The latter two ensnared the teams of his fellow Team USA defencemen Seth Jones and Patrick Sieloff. (Do I really have to explain that's not meant to link either to anything, just that it illustrates the links between each story? )