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Huskies capture Canada West championship

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are Canada West football champions for the first time in 12 years and a win away from competing in the Vanier Cup national championship game.

The Huskies hit the road to stun the previously undefeated Calgary Dinos on Saturday in a 43-18 triumph at McMahon Stadium to capture their first Hardy Cup since 2006.

The Huskies, who were ranked No.6 in the country in the final Top 10 poll and were 5-3 in the regular season before reeling off back-to-back playoff road victories, now head east to face the defending Vanier Cup champion and undefeated Western Mustangs in the U Sports Mitchell Bowl this Saturday (3 pm CST, Sportsnet 360, CJWW 600) in London, Ont. The Laval Rouge et Or will face the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the other national semifinal this weekend.

The Huskies, under second-year head coach Scott Flory, were led by Tyler Chow’s 222 yards rushing and two touchdowns in Calgary, while Saskatchewan’s defence was dominant, forcing seven turnovers.

You can read more on the Huskies’ victory on the Huskie Athletics website and in The StarPhoenix.

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