Saskatchewan Huskies football

The Saskatchewan Huskies football team represents the University of Saskatchewan in U Sports football that competes in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association conference of U Sports. The program has won the Vanier Cup national championship three times, in 1990, 1996 and 1998. The Saskatchewan Huskies became only the second U Sports team to advance to three consecutive Vanier Cup games, after the Saint Mary's Huskies, but lost all three games from 2004-2006. The team has won the most Hardy Trophy titles in Canada West, having won a total of 20 times.

Saskatchewan Huskies
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Saskatchewan Huskies logo
First season1912
Athletic directorShawn Burt
Head coachScott Flory
3rd year, 12–12  (.500)
Home StadiumGriffiths Stadium
Year built1967
Stadium capacity6,171
Stadium surfaceFieldTurf
LocationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
LeagueU Sports
ConferenceCWUAA (1927 - present)
Past associationsWCIAA (1912-1919)
All-time record274–296–5 (.481)
Postseason record33–22 (.600)
Titles
Vanier Cups3
1990, 1996, 1998
Uteck Bowls0
Mitchell Bowls4
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
Churchill Bowls4
1989, 1990, 1996, 1998
Atlantic Bowls1
1994
Hardy Cups20
1930, 1934, 1935, 1936,
1937, 1941, 1965, 1974,
1989, 1990, 1991, 1994,
1996, 1998, 1999, 2002,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
Hec Crighton winners1, Dave Pickett
Current uniform
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ColoursGreen, Black, and White[1]
     
OutfitterUnder Armour
RivalsRegina Rams
Calgary Dinos
Websitehuskies.usask.ca

The 2006 Saskatchewan Huskies became only the third team to play in a Vanier Cup that their school was hosting, when the University of Saskatchewan hosted the 42nd Vanier Cup. The Toronto Varsity Blues were the first when they won two Vanier Cups in 1965 and 1993. Saskatchewan also became the first western school to host the national championship game.

Recent regular season resultsEdit

Season Games Won Lost T/OTL PCT PF PA Standing Playoffs
2001 8 5 3 0 0.625 200 172 3rd in CW Lost to Regina Rams in semi-final 58-31
2002 8 4 4 0 0.500 162 159 4th in CW Defeated Manitoba Bisons in semi-final 37-18
Defeated Regina Rams in Hardy Cup 44-28
Defeated McGill Redmen in Mitchell Bowl 22-0
Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in 38th Vanier Cup 33-21
2003 8 8 0 0 1.000 231 124 1st in CW Lost to Alberta Golden Bears in semi-final 10-4
2004 8 6 2 0 0.750 276 91 2nd in CW Defeated UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 39-0
Defeated Alberta Golden Bears in Hardy Cup 21-20
Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Mitchell Bowl 31-16
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in 40th Vanier Cup 7-1
2005 8 8 0 0 1.000 294 99 1st in CW Defeated UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 32-6
Defeated Alberta Golden Bears in Hardy Cup 30-17
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Mitchell Bowl 29-27
Lost to Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in 41st Vanier Cup 24-23
2006 8 6 2 0 0.750 282 148 2nd in CW Defeated UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 35-16
Defeated Manitoba Bisons in Hardy Cup 32-15
Defeated Ottawa Gee-Gees in Mitchell Bowl 35-28
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in 42nd Vanier Cup 13-8
2007 8 5 3 - 0.625 213 131 3rd in CW Lost to Regina Rams in semi-final 19-13
2008 8 6 2 - 0.750 217 83 1st in CW Lost to Simon Fraser Clan in semi-final 40-30
2009 8 7 1 - 0.875 211 112 1st in CW Defeated Regina Rams in semi-final 53-23
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Hardy Cup 39-38
2010 8 6 2 - 0.750 317 179 1st in CW Lost to Alberta Golden Bears in semi-final 31-30
2011 8 5 3 - 0.625 238 140 3rd in CW Lost to UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 27-22
2012 8 5 3 - 0.625 252 218 3rd in CW Lost to Regina Rams in semi-final 31-9
2013 8 5 3 - 0.625 227 204 3rd in CW Lost to Manitoba Bisons in semi-final 37-36
2014 8 6 2 - 0.750 249 226 2nd in CW Lost to Manitoba Bisons in semi-final 47-39
2015 8 3 5 - 0.375 240 300 4th in CW Lost to Calgary Dinos in semi-final 37-29
2016 8 5 3 - 0.625 261 205 3rd in CW Lost to Calgary Dinos in semi-final 47-17
2017 8 2 6 - 0.250 245 286 5th in CW Out of playoffs
2018 8 5 3 - 0.625 258 174 3rd in CW Defeated UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 31-28
Defeated Calgary Dinos in Hardy Cup 43-18
Lost to Western Mustangs in Mitchell Bowl 47-24
2019 8 5 3 - 0.625 257 161 2nd in CW Defeated Alberta Golden Bears in semi-final 28-23
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Hardy Cup 29-4

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Saskatchewan Huskies in the CFLEdit

As of the end of the 2019 CFL season, five former Huskies players are on CFL teams' active and practice rosters:

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Award winners[5]Edit

Player Position National Awards Conference Awards
Trent Bagnall Top Defensive Player (1995)
Sheldon Ball QB Mitchell Bowl MVP (2002)
Dylan Barker S Student-Athlete Award (2006)
Steve Bilan QB Mitchell Bowl MVP (2004) Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (2004)
Rob Dutton Outstanding Lineman (1989)
David Earl QB Vanier Cup MVP (1990)
Churchill Bowl MVP (1990)
Dan Farthing SB Peter Gorman Trophy (1987) Rookie of the Year (1987)
Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (1988)

Phil Guebert safety, placekicker Churchill Bowl MVP (1990)

Ben Heenan OL Rookie of the Year (2008)
Mike Letendre LB Presidents' Trophy (1999) Top Defensive Player (1999)
Trevor Ludtke LB Vanier Cup MVP (1998)
Byron McCorkell Outstanding Lineman (1988)
Scott McHenry SB Rookie of the Year (2005)
Aaron Moser DE Outstanding Lineman (2000)
Warren Muzika LB Vanier Cup Defensive MVP (1996)
Presidents' Trophy (1998)
Top Defensive Player (1997, 1998)
Laurence Nixon QB Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (2010)
Tyler O'Gorman RB Mitchell Bowl MVP (2006)
Kim Pasloski Top Defensive Player (1990)
Dave Pickett QB Hec Crighton Trophy (1973) Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (1973)
Barry Radcliffe Assistant Coach Gino Fracas Award (2002)
Jordan Rempel OL Outstanding Lineman (2006)
James Repesse DT J. P. Metras Trophy (1996) Rookie of the Year (1994)
Outstanding Lineman (1996)
Doug Rozon LB Vanier Cup Defensive MVP (1998)
Churchill Bowl MVP (1998)
Joe Saul DE Churchill Bowl MVP (1996)
Brent Schneider QB Vanier Cup MVP (1994, 1996)
Atlantic Bowl MVP (1994)
Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (1993, 1994, 1996)
Travis Serke OL Outstanding Lineman (1993)
David Stevens RB Mitchell Bowl MVP (2005) Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy (2005)
Brian Towriss Head Coach Frank Tindall Trophy (1994) Coach of the Year (1988, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2010)
Taylor Wallace LB Top Defensive Player (2009)
Ken Zaparniuk Churchill Bowl MVP (1989)

Notable alumniEdit

Player Position Professional Teams Notes
Dylan Barker S Hamilton Tiger-Cats First overall draft choice in 2008 CFL Draft
Kelly Bates G BC Lions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Edmonton Eskimos
Former head coach, Simon Fraser Clan
Graeme Bell RB Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Edmonton Eskimos
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jamie Boreham P Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Toronto Argonauts
Edmonton Eskimos
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Rob Bresciani SB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Ottawa Rough Riders
Errol Brown S Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ivan Brown DE Montreal Alouettes
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Darrell Burko LB Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hubert Buydens OL Member of Canadian men's rugby team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup
Professional Rugby Player with Manawatu Turbos of New Zealand
Glenn Carson OL Edmonton Eskimos
Ben Coakwell RB 2014 Winter Olympian, 4-Man Bobsleigh
Tyson Craiggs LB BC Lions
Jason Crumb DB BC Lions
Mike Crumb DB BC Lions
Toronto Argonauts
Ewan Currie DL/LB Winner of Rolling Stone's Choose the Cover contest, Lead singer of The Sheepdogs
Duane Dmytryshyn SB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Toronto Argonauts
Jade Etienne WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Dan Farthing SB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Scott Flory G Montreal Alouettes
Jerry Friesen LB Montreal Alouettes
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jordan Gaertner WR Edmonton Eskimos
Larry Giles WR Calgary Stampeders
Brian Guebert DE/FB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Member of Canadian national football team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup
Jeff Hassler RB Member of Canadian U20 rugby team at the 2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
Professional Rugby Player with Ospreys of Wales
Ben Heenan OL Saskatchewan Roughriders First overall draft choice in 2012 CFL Draft
Paul Hickie P Edmonton Eskimos
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Nathan Hoffart SB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Toronto Argonauts
John Hoffman DB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Matt Kellett P/K Edmonton Eskimos
BC Lions
Montreal Alouettes
Ottawa Renegades
Rory Kohlert WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
John Konihowski WR Edmonton Eskimos
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Mike Lazecki P Saskatchewan Roughriders
Kevin Lefsrud C Montreal Alouettes
Edmonton Eskimos
Terry Lehne DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Trevor Ludtke LB Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Gene Makowsky OT Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jim Manz RB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Bryce McCall DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Member of Canadian national football team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup
Keenan McDougall DB Calgary Stampeders
Rhett McLane G Edmonton Eskimos
Warren Muzika LB Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Al Neufeld OL Ottawa Rough Riders
Patrick Neufeld OL Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Jeff Piercy RB Montreal Alouettes
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Doug Redl OG Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Scott Redl OL/DL Saskatchewan Roughriders
Ryan Reid QB New Haven Ninjas
San Jose Sabercats
First Huskie to play pro in an American league
Chad Rempel WR/LS Edmonton Eskimos
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Montreal Alouettes
Toronto Argonauts
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jordan Rempel OT Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Lyndon Rush 2010 Olympic Bronze Medal, 4-Man Bobsleigh and 2010 Winter Olympian, 2-Man Bobsleigh
2014 Winter Olympian, 2-Man and 4-Man Bobsleigh
David Rybinski DL Member of Canadian national football team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup
Grant Shaw K/P Toronto Argonauts
Edmonton Eskimos
Levi Steinhauer DL Saskatchewan Roughriders
David Stevens RB Member of Canadian national football team at the 2011 IFAF World Cup
Marshall Toner SB Calgary Stampeders
Kelly Trithart LB Saskatchewan Roughriders
George Voelk DL Montreal Alouettes
Gene Wall RB Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Dale West DB Saskatchewan Roughriders
Ray Wiens OL Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Paul Woldu DB Montreal Alouettes
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jeff Yausie DB Calgary Stampeders
Ottawa Rough Riders

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Huskie Brand Guide" (PDF). Saskatchewan Huskies. June 19, 2020.
  2. ^ http://canadawest.org/sports/fball/history_records
  3. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20160620cflrosters
  4. ^ "Players". Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Canada West Football History