- Saint Mary's is loaded and St. FX, Dalhousie and Acadia are each a bit on the young side when it comes to the AUS' four Nova Scotia hockey teams. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
- Scary thought: What if UNB had had Daine Todd in the lineup all of last season? The speedy forward missed the whole year with a shoulder injury, but he's back. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)
- Versatile forward Kenton Dulle, who was in an AHL training camp, has landed with the St. Thomas Tommies right on the eve of the AUS season. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)
- Adam Sergerie and Andy Hyvarinen are both giving the Lakehead Thunderwolves secondary scoring after being in and out of the lineup last season. (tbnewswatch)
- Wally Buono, speaking of running back Jamall Lee (Bishop's), "I'm going to go under the premise Jamall is a good tailback and I'm going to make him prove me right or wrong."
Roster management in the CFL can be pretty byzantine. In a simpler world, trying to figure out how to use a talent such as Jamall Lee would not be a coach's headache. Worrying about having Lee calls to mind a line from Superbad that decorum prohibits quoting (maybe in the comments).
- Toronto Sun baseball reporter Bob Elliott (born in Kingston, father of a Queen's alumna) and Toronto Blue Jays interim CEO Paul Beeston (Western class of '67) are taking playful shots at each other during the lead-up to the Showdown in Penitentiary Town (hip bump to Morris Dalla Costa).
Beeston: "We'll never lose the game, we'll just run out of time." That's big talk from fourth place (in the AL East, not the OUA). (Kingston Whig-Standard)
- Not CIS, but there is precedent for putting a one-loss team ahead of an unbeaten team in the national rankings. (The Sporting Blog)
- Another big game is No. 7 Saskatchewan at Manitoba on Saturday. The Huskies and Bisons have the best records in Canada West since the start of the 2000s. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)
- Receivers Gabriel Bernard-Perron and Maxime Lépinay have made strides during a sometimes-frustrating, injury-plagued season for Sherbrooke. (Versus Québec)
- Laval's Babacar Sèye was a good back in Quebec's CEGEP AAA league, but he's done a little bit of everything for the Rouge et Or. (Le Soleil)
- McMaster forward Keenan Jeppesen, who helped Western reach the Final 8 semifinal each of the last two seasons, is confident about the Marauders' chances. (The Hoop-la)
- cishoops.ca looks at the AUS, which has begun its exhibition season. The young but insanely good Acadia Axemen are at the Waterloo Warriors tournament this weekend, which is a good test for them.
- Carleton Ravens guard Willy Manigat, who played at Ottawa from 2005-07, relates how he initially picked the downtown university since he was close with then-Ravens stars Osvaldo Jeanty and Jean-Emmanuel Jean-Marie. Now he's at Carleton, focused on earning his political science degree and maybe playing for a national title.
Carleton has UPEI, Bishop's and Saskatchewan in it for its annual House-Laughton tournament. Games are at 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. (Sun Media)
- UPEI is obviously looking forward to its trip to Ottawa for Carleton's House-Laughton tournament.