The second last week of the CFL regular season is in the books. The Ottawa RedBlacks stayed atop the East Division with a 41-36 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The hopes of Ottawa hosting the East final are in the hands of the Toronto Argonauts. If the Argos beat the BC Lions they jump into first place but if they lose they will host the East semi-final. With Saskatchewan’s victory over the Montreal Alouettes they stayed in the hunt to play in the West Division playoffs. If the Riders beat the Eskimos and the Bombers win against Calgary in the final week then Saskatchewan will play in the West semi-final in Winnipeg. If the Riders lose, they will cross over to play either the Ottawa RedBlacks or Toronto Argonauts. After a 1-3 week, my picks are 47-27-1. Headed into the fi nal week my picks are Winnipeg, Hamilton, Saskatchewan, and Toronto. In the MLB the World Series has been one for the record books. The Houston Astros have come back from 3-run deficits in two separate games, the teams have combined for a record 22 home runs through just five games, and two of the five games have gone to extra innings. Houston currently has a 3-2 series lead as the teams travel back to LA for games 6 and 7(if the Dodgers can take game 6).
In the NHL the Vegas Golden Knights are still the surprise of the league as they are 8-1-0 through the first nine games of the season. As for Canadian teams, the Ottawa Senators have the best record at 5-1-5, Toronto is second among Canadian teams with a 7-4-0 record followed by Vancouver at 6-3-1, Winnipeg at 5-3-2, and Calgary at 6-6-0. Edmonton still hasn’t found their stride and have a 3-6-1 record. Rounding out the Canadian teams are the Montreal Canadiens with a 3-7-1 record. Another surprise is that the Arizona Coyotes have yet to win a game this season and sit at 0-10-1.
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Ed Gainey recorded his CFL leading 10th interception during Friday nights game against Montreal. (Dean Hofer)