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Today is the second in a two-part series that takes a look at the holiday season for some of the Huskie Football players. We asked a few players to answer some questions on Christmas past and the upcoming holiday season. Bryce McCall, safety What was the best gift you received as a child? My brother and I received a race car track from my auntie and uncle that had a bunch of loops and went up the wall across and back down, we played with it for years. It was unreal! What is your favourite holiday tradition? My favourite holiday tradition is Steak and Lobster at my grandma and grandpa’s | Full Article

It was a pleasant evening when the Huskies took the the field for their first practice in preparation for the Canada West semifinal against Alberta to be played this Saturday at 1:00. A breeze kicked in from the east which cooled things off, but you can’t argue with the weather we’ve been having at this time of the year. The Huskies had a business-like approach to the practice. They were very crisp and focused, with lots of hustle between the drills. You could sense the playoff atmosphere in the air on the field and in the clubhouse. These are exciting times for the young men in the clubhouse. It was | Full Article

First down: who gets the offensive game ball? Dallas: With four touchdowns and 424 yards passing, plus another 20 yards on five carries, quarterback Laurence Nixon deserves to be named offensive player of the game. Tom: There are several possibilities for the offensive game ball: Dathan Thomas had 3 TD’s and went over the century mark, and Paddy Neufeld was awesome at left tackle. There were two performances that stood out, however, and they were both so exemplary that I can’t choose between the two, so game balls both go to Laurence Nixon and Jade Etienne. Larry completed over 70% of his passes, for over 400 yards, and 4 TD’s. | Full Article

The Huskies returned to the practice field last night as they prepare for their first place showdown against the University of Regina Rams. The CanadaWest schedule makers couldn’t have drawn things up better by pitting these two provincial rivals against each other on the final weekend of conference play. The Huskies, Rams and Dinos are all tied with 5-2 records. Essentially, if any team wins, they host at least one home playoff game. For the Huskies, a win gives them home field all the way to the Vanier Cup, if they keep winning.

Huskie Outsider QuickHits is back. Today Michelle speaks with new Huskies receiver Owen Geier. Geier is in his first year with the Huskies after transferring from SFU. . This video was filmed a few weeks ago.

I talked with Head Coach Brian Towriss and Slotback Owen Geier about the game against Manitoba this Friday at 7:00.

After each game, our panel of pundits awards a Huskie the Unsung Hero award which typically goes to a player who may not get a lot of media attention, but was a big-time contributor in the game. Tom: I’m going with Owen Geier. He looked great in practice all week, and he had 4 receptions for 55 yards last night. Ryan: Tom, I agree with you and will select Owen Geier as my Unsung Hero. It was a bit of a coming out party for him in a Huskies uniform as he had his best night receiving. But the reason I thought he had a good game was his contributions | Full Article

1st Down: Who gets the game ball on offense? Dallas: I thought Ben Coakwell had an outstanding game. He was a receiving threat on Friday night, with four catches for 41 yards, and his hard running allowed the passing game to open up. 139 all purpose yards and a touchdown is a pretty good night. Tom: The offensive game ball is a very tough choice. In particular, two players had incredible games. I’ll give the edge to Laurence Nixon over Jade Etienne. Laurence’s only practice, last week, was on Wednesday because of an ankle injury. Yet despite that he looked polished and poised en route to 25/34 passing, for 423 | Full Article

The Huskies continued preparation last night for their game at Alberta tomorrow night. The team left for Edmonton this morning and will practice there this afternoon. Receiver Rory Kohlert returned to practice after missing Tuesday. He looked ready to play. Quarterback Laurence Nixon dressed for practice and took a few snaps. He will travel to Edmonton but is expected to be the back-up to Trent Peterson who took most of the snaps this week. Nixon injured his leg in the game against Regina and still has a noticeable limp. Linebacker Peter Thiel has practiced all week and will start for the Huskies. He missed the last two games. Defensive back | Full Article

The Huskies held their second practice last night to prepare for the game in Edmonton against Alberta on Friday at 7:00. We didn’t provide a practice report yesterday as we got busy doing some other things; sorry about that. The offense was wearing their white “road” jerseys and white helmets. The defense was in green. Depending on whether the Huskies are at home or on the road, they switch their jerseys so the offense is wearing the colour the team will wear during the game. During the game in Regina, the team suffered a few nicks and bruises. Most notable was a leg injury to quarterback Laurence Nixon. Nixon was | Full Article