(Photo from: Derek Elvin)
The Saskatchewan Huskies are the winners of the 2022 Hardy Cup for the 2nd straight year.
The Huskies captured their 21st career conference title with a 23-8 win over the UBC Thunderbirds at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.
"It's pretty special, just to do it for a 2nd straight year is nice, but we are now just another step closer to our ultimate goal of a Vanier Cup," said Melville product & Huskies defensive back John Stoll, who had 3.5 tacklers & 1 tackle for a loss in the game.
The Huskies led 9-7 at half before quarterback Mason Nyhus found Yorkton's Jordin Rusnack for a 8 yard major on the final play of their third quarter and they were breeze on from there.
With the win, the Huskies now advance to this Saturday's Uteck Bowl — a national semifinal that will be held in Antigonish, N.S. against the AUS Champion St. Francis Xavier X-Men.
"They got a really good running back in #27, so we got to make sure defensively we are aware of him and make sure we do a good job of slowing him down and if we play our game on all phases we will have some good success."
Other locals on the Huskie roster include Ituna's Cauy Clark, Foam Lake's Carter McLean and Devin Burnham of Grenfell, while the St. FX roster includes Yorkton's Tristan Watrych.
Hear my chat with John Stoll below: