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Riders defensive back Marc-Olivier Brouillette speaks to reporters after practice on Sept. 20, 2017.
Riders defensive back Marc-Olivier Brouillette speaks to reporters after practice on Sept. 20, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Marc-Olivier Brouillette welcomes son on playoff Sunday

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
November 16, 2017 - 10:39am

It wasn’t even a decision for Marc-Olivier Brouillette.

When his wife went into labour Saturday evening, staying by her side was much more important than a football game – even in the playoffs.

Defensive lineman Ese Mrabure comes out on top of the heap after tackling Stampeders running back Jerome Messam on Sept. 24, 2017.
Defensive lineman Ese Mrabure comes out on top of the heap after tackling Stampeders running back Jerome Messam on Sept. 24, 2017. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Sophomore Riders Rodgers, Mrabure amped for 1st playoff game

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
November 10, 2017 - 4:55pm

It’s been a quick turnaround for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The team doubled their wins from five last season to 10 this season and have made the playoffs.

They’ll square off in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the Redblacks on Sunday.

Ed Gainey (left) and Mike Edem celebrate a defensive play during the Roughriders game against B.C. on Aug. 13, 2017.
Ed Gainey (left) and Mike Edem celebrate a defensive play during the Roughriders game against B.C. on Aug. 13, 2017. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Carter, Gainey among Riders’ player award nominees

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
November 1, 2017 - 3:05pm

Duron Carter’s ability to play both offensive and defensive football earned him a nod, and Ed Gainey’s 10 interceptions have also been considered outstanding as the Roughriders announced their player award nominees Wednesday morning.

Duron Carter scored two touchdowns in the Roughriders 38-27 win against the Toronto Argonauts on July 29, 2017.
Duron Carter scored two touchdowns in the Roughriders 38-27 win against the Toronto Argonauts on July 29, 2017. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Duron Carter has Grey Cup goals

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
October 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

Last season Duron Carter didn’t even have a team, let alone a spot in the playoffs.

What a difference a year makes.

The effervescent receiver was cut by the Montreal Alouettes so late in the 2016 season that by league rules he was unable to join another team.

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