Monday, July 29, 2013

Rematch in Regina

It was Nov. 18, 1994, when Norm Johnston, then the head coach of the Regina Pats, and Al Tuer, who was guiding the Moose Jaw Warriors, discarded their jackets, climbed the glass and met over top of the photographer’s pit between the benches in the Regina Agridome. (For more, check this out right here.)

 Johnston and Tuer were together again on Saturday night at a Regina restaurant to take part in the 60th anniversary celebration for Tuer’s parents.
And just to show that there aren’t any hard feelings, Tuer allowed Johnston to punch him on the chin. Lightly, of course.
This time there weren't any penalties. Just lots of stories.
F Tomas Plihal (Kootenay, 2001-2003) signed a one-year contract with Tappara Tampere (Finland, SM-Liiga). He had six goals and five assists in 41 games with Kärpät Oulu (Finland, SM-Liiga) last season.
So long as he is the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price will be faced with seasonal challenges. In the offseason, however, he is quite prepared to help others face challenges. Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette details right here how Price plays an integral part in a golf tournament in Richland, Wash.
If you aren’t aware, Peter King, who has more contacts in the football than any journalist, is heading up a new website ( that is a must visit on a daily basis for NFL geeks. . . . If you are wondering why, well, check out this story right here. . . . Written by Greg A. Bedard, it’s all about rage in the NFL these days: The read-option. . . . More than that, though, it provides great insight into how football coaches share information in the offseason.

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