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Regina’s Baer Robertson won several medals at the Canoe Kayak Sprint Nationals in Nova Scotia.

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Canoe Kayak Sprint Nationals 

At the Canoe Kayak Sprint Nationals in Nova Scotia, Regina’s Baer Robertson, 16, came away with five medals during the five-day event, which wrapped up on the weekend. 

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On the opening day, Robertson won gold and became the national champion in the men’s U16 C1 1,000-metre competition. He also won bronze in the men’s U16 C1 200-m race. 

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On the second day, Robertson brought home more hardware with gold in the C1 6,000-m race, beating his nearest competitor by 57 seconds, as well as gold in the C2 1,000-m race with partner Emmett Patterson.

Also bringing home medals for the Wascana Racing Canoe Club was Eve Wilson, 14, who won bronze in the women’s U16 K1 1,000-m and the women’s U16 K1 6,000-m. Zoe Morton was just .012 seconds off earning bronze in the women’s U18 K1 200-m. 

On Day 3, Morton and Wilson teamed up to win silver in the women’s K2 1,000-m event, while winning bronze in the K2 500-m on Day 4. Robertson and Patterson also won bronze on Day 4 in the C2 1,000-m. 

Mitchell retires 

Former Regina Pats captain Garrett Mitchell has announced his retirement after 13 seasons of professional hockey. 

After playing 264 games for the Pats from 2006 to 2011, the Regina product went on to play 534 games in the American Hockey League and one in the National Hockey League, with the Washington Capitals during the 2016-17 season. 

The 31-year-old also played 42 games in the East Coast Hockey League and 28 games overseas in Slovakia. 

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Garrett Mitchell with the Regina Pats during a WHL game against the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Brandt Centre in Regina on October 01, 2010. Photo by Don Healy /Regina Leader-Post

Regina Rams 

The University of Regina Rams (0-1) will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Saskatoon to take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (1-0) at 7 p.m. 

The Rams are coming off a 25-10 home loss to the UBC Thunderbirds (1-0) on Friday night at Mosaic Stadium against the No. 9 ranked team in the country, while the Huskies, the No. 3 ranked team, overcame a 25-7 deficit in their Week 1 matchup, as they went on to beat the University of Manitoba Bisons 30-27. 

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University of Regina Rams quarterback Bryden O’Flaherty throws a ball during Canada West action against the UBC Thunderbirds on Friday, Sept. 1. Photo by Piper Sports Photography

Regina Thunder 

After a Prairie Football Conference bye week, the Regina Thunder (3-0) are set to host the Saskatoon Hilltops (3-0) on Saturday (7 p.m.) at Mosaic Stadium.

The Thunder are coming off a 45-21 win over the Winnipeg Rifles prior to the bye week, while the Hilltops also kept their perfect season alive with a 50-18 win over the Calgary Colts. 

It’s the first of two meetings of the season between the provincial rivals, who will also battle in Saskatoon on Sept. 30. 

Cougars’ soccer 

After having the weekend off, the University of Regina Cougars women’s soccer team is set to play their first home games of the season this weekend at the U of R. 

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Regina (0-1-1) will host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (0-3-1) on Saturday (12 p.m.) before taking on the University of Manitoba Bisons (1-3-0) on Sunday (12 p.m.) 

Cougars’ hockey 

The University of Regina hockey teams are each set to play exhibition games this weekend. 

The women’s hockey team will be playing their annual Cougars Alumnae game on Friday at the Cooperators Centre (7 p.m.), before the ladies take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday in Swift Current at 2:30 p.m.

The men’s hockey team will be playing a pair of games this weekend against the Huskies on the Big River First Nation, north of Saskatoon. Friday’s game is set for 5 p.m., while the puck will drop Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Canada West conference schedule begins for both teams on Sept. 29.

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