Over at SaskTel Centre, the defending champion Saskatchewan Rush take on the team that won the previous three titles in a row, the Rochester Knighthawks, in National Lacrosse League action. Appearing at the game will be the Seattle Sea Gals cheerleaders from the NFL Seahawks (pictured)! This is the second year in a row they’ve worked a home Rush game — although last year it was in Edmonton.
So, obviously, the football-obsessed locals are all going to want to be there and a massive crowd is expected, likely the biggest of the season. I understand that Rod Pedersen and the gang from CKRM will also be there broadcasting the SportsCage show live prior to the game. Heck, this is shaping up as the most media coverage the Rush have gotten all year.
The same night downtown at TCU Place is the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Dinner, and while it is going to be impossible to live up to last year’s epic tribute to Gordie Howe, they are giving it a good try — and as with the Rush game it will be NFL-themed. Co-hosting the dinner this year is legendary quarterback Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers as well as sportscaster Charissa Thompson of Fox Sports 1!
Sports fans in Saskatoon are surely looking forward to tomorrow. It almost makes one forget about the Saskatchewan Roughriders — who, as an aside, released their schedule today to much local fanfare.