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Wideout Blaine Kruger (UBC) will make his CFL debut Saturday for the Calgary Stampeders, giving the club just their second father-son to go along with his father Harry Kruger, the former defensive back. (Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald, CFL Buzz)

Slotback Jason Clermont (Regina) is returning to B.C. as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (Regina Leader-Post)

Running back Jamall Lee has had a couple hiccups at Carolina Panthers training camp. Wally Buono's prototype slotback dropping a pass? Uh-oh. (Charlotte Observer)

There was talk on about linebacker Simon Ryder-Burbidge of Kingston heading to Laurier. The linebacker from the Limestone City sure can deal a lick, according to his YouTube highlight reel.

Former Laurier slotback Harvey Stables and kicker Ed Becker have organized a team for the World Police and Fire Games. (Peach Arch News)


Off-topic, but 6-foot-9 teenager Kyle Wiltjer, son of 1984 Canadian Olympian Greg Wiltjer, has dual citizenship and is a pretty good prospect. Canada Basketball has no doubt noticed. (Oregon Live)

Mark Wacyk has a capsule characterization of the improving Laurier Golden Hawks. How does third-year swingman Kale Harrison leading OUA West in scoring sound? Good, not good? (


2007-08 CIS male athlete of the year Rob Hennigar (UNB Varsity Reds) is bound and determined that he will start the season with the New York Islanders' AHL team after splitting time at two levels in his rookie season. No jokes about the Islanders being an AHL team, please. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)

UNB coach Gardiner MacDougall has a five-year contract extension, but his bosses would have had to submit to urine testing if they hadn't re-upped him. He has done pretty well for someone who was a second choice for the job a decade ago [/understatement]. (Daily Gleaner)

Former UNB goalie Michael Ouzas has a new ECHL team, the Las Vegas Wranglers. (press release)

More details on former Calgary Dinos centre Jared Aulin's pro hockey comeback. (Taking Note)

OUA MVP Mark Voakes (Laurier), who had 50 points in a 28-game season and led the Golden Hawks to a No. 1 regular-season finish, has signed with the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones. (press release)

Former Concordia defenceman Greg Heffernan is the new coach at Western New England College (NCAA Division III). (Observer Today)
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  1. UNB finally made some long-awaited, and correctly speculated, hockey recruits announcement Thursday.

    Three former WHL captains will help fill the gaps left by the 7 or more players who won't be returning (due to graduation or turning pro) from the University Cup champions: forward Taylor Procyshen from the Tri-City Americans, forward Jeff Lee from the Edmonton Oil Kings, and defenseman Ben Wright from the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
    UNB press release

  2. Ryder-Burbidge highlight tape is over rated.

    Yes i'm sure hes good... but he's 200+ pounds in a league where its not uncommon to have 180 pound o-linemen. When you weigh that much its not hard to knock kids over

    Best of luck to him in Laurier

  3. This wasn't mentioned here but it's a CIS related topic nonetheless...
    When is Ryerson going to announce its new coach already?
    Lord love a duck, they do like to drag things out.
    Men's basketball is as close to a marquis sport that there is at Ryerson.
    You would thing that a new coach would have been selected by now, what with school opening less than a month away.
    What on earth is the holdup?