This Week In Sports
By Noah Gecelovsky
The Florida Panthers were at Joe Louis Arena to play against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 1. After a long fought battle the game went to overtime with a 1-1 tie. In the end Panthers’ center Aleksander Barkov scored to take the game for Florida. The loss brings the Red Wings to a 11-10-3 record while the Panthers add another win bringing their record to 12-10-2.
The Toronto Maple Leafs visited the Calgary Flames on Nov. 30. The Flames came out of the gate hot in the first and held on through the rest of the game beating the Maple Leafs 3-0. Calgary’s goalie Chad Johnson stopped 39 shots giving him his third shutout of the season and the first star of the game. The Maple Leafs currently sit with a 10-9-4 record while the Calgary Flames are at 11-13-2.
Chicago Cubs fans are awaiting the team’s World Series Championship hats. Sources say Wrigley Field, the home stadium where the Cubs play, has bought the complete first shipment of the hats. Other Chicago businesses are waiting for the second shipment to come around before they can start selling the merchandise.
The Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 1. It was a close game but the Cowboys pulled out the win in the end 17-15. Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott threw 12 completions on 18 attempts totaling 139 yards with one touchdown.
The Detroit Lions are set to face the New Orleans Saints Dec. 4.
The 104 Grey Cup was played on Nov. 29 between the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks. Approximately 33,000 Canadians from across the country gathered together at BMO Field in Toronto to watch the CFL Championship. The Redblacks started off with a 10-7 lead in the first quarter and kept the Stampeders from scoring in the second. The Stampeders came back in the third and fourth quarter scoring a total of 26 points bringing the score to 33-33 and into overtime. The teams kept the fire going into overtime but the Ottawa Redblacks pulled ahead and scored to end the game 39-33.
The Windsor Spitfires played two games this week including a nail-biter against the Kingston Frontenacs on Nov. 27. The Frontenacs took the lead in the first period leading 1-0 but the Spitfires were quick to come back in the second period scoring two points to put them in the lead. The Frontenacs did not back down tieing it up at 2-2 and taking the game to overtime. The Frontenacs had just enough to take the game in overtime winning 3-2.
The Spirfires played the Saulte Ste. Marie Greyhonuds on Nov. 30. The game started off even with both teams scoring one goal in the first period. The rest of the game did not mirror the first period with the Greyhounds scoring two more in the second period and one in the third winning the game 4-1.
The Lasalle Vipers hosted the Lambton Shores Predators on Nov. 30. The Vipers brought their A-game holding the Predators to one goal while finishing the game 11-1. This brings the Vipers record to 19-3-0-3 and the Predators to 6-18-0-3.