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The Huskies went on the road and suffered an 8 point loss at the hands of the unbeaten and #1 ranked Calgary Dinosaurs on Saturday. While certainly disappointing to not come away with a win, the Dogs played their hearts out and gave a serious challenge to the best team in the nation. Before beginning our final edition of “Three Downs,” Dallas and I wish to express our appreciation to all of the Huskies who exhausted their eligibility on Saturday; we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavours and hope to see you cheering on the Dogs at Griffiths Stadium next fall. 1st down: What is your | Full Article

This Saturday afternoon, the Huskies will face the tall task of handing the Calgary Dinosaurs their first loss of the season in the conference semifinal to be played at McMahon Stadium. The Dogs played a great fourth quarter in a comeback win over Regina in order to reach the playoffs, and hope that momentum continues against the Dinos. We look ahead to the game with “Three Downs.” 1st down: What will it take to hand an outstanding Calgary team their first loss of the year? Dallas: It will take a full 60 minute effort in all three phases of the game. The Huskies have to find a way to match | Full Article

The Dogs have locked up second place in the conference regardless of Saturday’s outcome, but a win on Saturday would maintain some momentum heading into the post season. Outside of the Huskies and Dinos’ playoff positions, everything is up in the air going into the final weekend of the regular season. Huskie Outsider is back to take a look at the playoff picture and Saturday’s game with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: In your opinion, what has been the most interesting story in CanWest this season? Dallas: For me, it’s the close finish in the last week. Usually, at least one team has been eliminated by now. We | Full Article

The Huskies and Manitoba Bisons have split their previous two meetings this season; the rubber match takes place in Winnipeg on Friday. Huskie Outsider talks about what the Dogs must do to come away with a win in another edition of Three Downs. 1st Down: What is the key for the Huskie offence to be successful against Manitoba? Dallas: They have to do the small things better. The underneath routes and quick outs are not working and getting a gain running the ball is impossible at times. We need better accuracy from the quarterback, more receivers getting open, better run blocking from the offensive line and running backs finding their | Full Article

Dexter Janke had a very quick chat with Huskie Outsider as he was leaving the field following Thursday’s practice. The 1st year tailback, who averages 5.1 yards/carry, was upbeat about the performance of the Dogs’ Oline, against Alberta, and the positive effect they had on the Huskie offence. “It was a big game for the offence,” commented Janke. “Our Oline really helped out which made things a lot easier. We’re hoping to do the same thing against UBC. Hopefully we can keep the rushing attack going against the TBirds.” There was a significant change made along the Huskies’ OLine last week, with Ben Heenan moving inside to right guard, and | Full Article

Despite the 3 point victory that the Huskies earned over UBC in the regular season, the defence wasn’t entirely pleased with their performance on that night. While the unit is generally regarded as the strength of the Huskies, they allowed 501 yards to the TBirds. The defence is looking forward to facing UBC, and they’re expecting to face another tough challenge. “They’re a great team,” commented Huskie linebacker, Peter Thiel. “They’ve got lots of talent, and it begins with Billy Greene who is an outstanding quarterback.” Thiel went on to describe what makes Greene so dangerous: “He’s a big guy, he’s mobile, and he throws a great, well-timed ball. That’s | Full Article

The Huskie defence is going to be facing a high octane offence when they go up against UBC on Saturday afternoon. The TBirds averaged an impressive 475 yards net offence during the regular season. They boast having the likely CanWest m.v.p. as the triggerman to their attack. “They’re very good, led by Billy Greene,” remarked Huskie defensive end, Jon DeWitt, when asked about the TBirds. “He’s a veteran quarterback with a good receiving corps and a solid OLine in front of him. I think our challenge is to get in his face and make him uncomfortable.” DeWitt was asked if Greene is more of a threat as a rusher or | Full Article

With 628 net yards gained against the Alberta Golden Bears, the Huskie offense seems to be getting on track at the right time of the season. “It was a big game for the entire offense,” stated slotback Jeff Moore. “We clicked on all cylinders – the OLine played great, the quarterbacks hit everything, and the receivers had a good day as well.” “We had a good week of practice,” added Garrett Burgess regarding the preparation leading up the the UofA game. “We just started to gel. We struggled a little during our 1st drive, but once we got going we were hard to stop.” A personal highlight for Burgess was | Full Article

The Huskies’ play this season has been a larger reflection of the play of their quarterbacks. Trent Peterson and Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren have split time under centre this season, with one relieving the other when trouble ensued. Until Saturday’s game against the Bears, that is. Peterson started for the Dogs and was red hot from the outset, throwing for two touchdowns and leading the offence to 44 points before the half. He finished the game with 325 yards, completing 76 percent of his passes and leading the team on seven touchdown drives before giving way to Gilbert-Knorren with five minutes remaining in the third quarter. He looked poised and in control | Full Article

Tickets for the Huskies vs Alberta Golden Bears CanadaWest semi-final are now on sale. The phones have been very busy today, so if you do call in, please leave a message and you will be called back. The best way to secure your seats is to use the new online ticketing system. You can access this any time of the day and you have the full stadium of seats to choose from. If you call in, or stop by in person, the same system is used. Season ticket holders who did not order the playoff package have until the end of business hours on Tuesday to retain their seats for | Full Article