Articles by: Mark Staffieri

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Payton Kuster headlines new generation of leaders for Regina Riot

July 13, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

On an eventful day that saw the Regina Riot capture their second straight WWCFL championship, there were many intriguing facets that added to its remarkable outcome. From the outset, Olivier Eddie was in his first season as the Riot’s head coach, while Claire Dore made the visceral decision to hangRead More

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Emilie Belanger soars to historic heights with Regina Riot

July 12, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

Although she was in her first season with the Regina Riot, Emilie Belanger provided a wealth of experience that was essential in the run towards the 2017 WWCFL championship. Having donned Canada’s colors in the IFAF Women’s Worlds, Belanger’s body of work has also involved the rise to prominence forRead More

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Mallory Starkey sensational in return to offense for Regina Riot

July 11, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Among the many intriguing subplots that defined an unforgettable season for the Regina Riot, culminating with their second WWCFL championship, Mallory Starkey emerged as one of the players most inexorably linked with said season. With a new head coach in Olivier Eddie, Starkey was asked to make the return toRead More

Longtime Regina Riot competitor Claire Dore walks away a winner

Longtime Regina Riot competitor Claire Dore walks away a winner

June 27, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

A charter member of the Regina Riot, the second WWCFL championship in the illustrious career of Claire Dore helped bring her career full circle. Making the decision to retire from the game, hanging up her cleats following the championship confrontation with the Calgary Rage, it marked the end of aRead More

In action versus the Pittsburgh Passion (image supplied by Lisa Gomes)

Lisa Gomes gears up for new gridiron chapter with Detroit Dark Angels

June 20, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

In what is shaping to be the most memorable season in the remarkable career of Lisa Gomes, one that sees her poised to make her debut with the Canadian national women’s team at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championships, an exciting chapter is unfolding. Having spent over five seasons withRead More

Regina Riot add to Saskatchewan gridiron legacy with second WWCFL championship

Regina Riot add to Saskatchewan gridiron legacy with second WWCFL championship

June 15, 2017 at 5:50 amby 1 comment

Capturing their second Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship in team history, the Regina Riot are part of a shared dynasty with the Saskatoon Valkyries. As these clubs hold a vice-like grip on the first seven championships in league history, their place in league lore is secure. The road toRead More

First Western Conference title captivating achievement for Calgary Rage

First Western Conference title captivating achievement for Calgary Rage

June 10, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As 2017 signified the seventh sensational sensation for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL), it was a lucky number in terms of unfolding history. Fielding the most successful team in franchise history, the Calgary Rage captured its first-ever Western Conference championship, resulting in a watershed moment. While the firstRead More

Western Conference crown point of pride for Calgary Rage veterans

Western Conference crown point of pride for Calgary Rage veterans

June 9, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Among the feel-good stories in this remarkable run to the Western Conference crown for the Calgary Rage is the chance for the veterans to savor in this long-awaited moment. Complemented by an undefeated season, the first in team history, there is no question that the jubilation of winning, that tremendousRead More

In action with the Lady Gladiators (Obtained from Facebook - Credit: Ann Eagles)

Tenth season competing in MWFL part of tremendous legacy for Tori Jewett

June 3, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

With the growing lore of female football, it brings with it an accompanied increase in opportunities to reach new milestones. A long-time competitor with the Capital Area (Fredericton) Lady Gladiators, Tori Jewett gained an exceptional landmark in 2017, gracing the gridiron for her tenth season. As the first female toRead More

Olivia Demerchant (photo credit: Terry Ritz)

Olivia DeMerchant determined to make her mark during a momentous year

June 2, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

As opening kickoff approaches at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Football Championships in Vancouver, a new-look Canadian squad heralds the arrival of the next generation of gridiron superstars. Among such new faces is a powerful running back from New Brunswick whose breakthrough potential should reach a fascinating apex, resulting inRead More

Superstar running back Stevi Schnoor takes on role of ambassador

Superstar running back Stevi Schnoor takes on role of ambassador

May 25, 2017 at 5:35 amby 1 comment

Balancing her gridiron career with an occupation as a Physical Education teacher, while also empowering a new generation as a rugby coach, Stevi Schnoor represents what is great about Canadian women in football. As the all-time leading rusher among all Canadian-born players in Legends Football League (LFL) history, she isRead More

#80 Trina Graves

Third Team Canada selection represents titanic milestone for Trina Graves

May 19, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Representing the gold standard of elite performance in the Maritime Women’s Football League (MWFL), multi-talented Trina Graves continues to amazing with her gridiron wizardry. With multiple league titles, including a pair as the quarterback for the Saint John Storm, it only scratches the surface of her brilliance. With an everRead More

Katie Hungle ready to contribute towards confident year for Canadian female football

Katie Hungle ready to contribute towards confident year for Canadian female football

May 17, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With an ever-expanding list of accolades and achievements, Katie Hungle represents the potential of women to make significant inroads in the gridiron game, emerging as more than just sporting icons, but role models. Among the leaders on the Regina Riot’s defensive line, Hungle looks towards 2017 with an exciting optimism.Read More

Beth Thomson of the Saskatoon Valkyries is coaching high school football with the Holy Cross Crusaders. Photograph by: Gord Waldner, The StarPhoenix , The StarPhoenix

Beth Thomson bolsters defense of both Saskatoon Valkyries and Team Canada

May 12, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With the 2017 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season underway, there is a heightened sense of accomplishment for linebacker Beth Thomson. Entering the season on the heels of a very notable 2016, the objective of maintaining such momentum certainly stands among her list of priorities this season, including theRead More

In action with the Saskatoon Valkyries

Marci Halseth ready to rise to the occasion with second nod to Team Canada

April 27, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

In a province where football is synonymous with a way of life for so many of its residents, Marci Halseth (formerly known as Kiselyk), is part of an exciting sporting movement which sees movement helping contribute to the gridiron mythology. Having starred with the Saskatoon Valkyries of the Western Women’sRead More

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

April 22, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

As the Montreal Blitz embark on a new chapter, competing in the Women’s Football Alliance, there was one player that bridged multiple generations, whose spirit for the game defined the landmark years in the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL). Between 2001 and 2016, Marie-Claude Vincent spent 14 seasons with theRead More

Viklund in action with the Regina Riot. Image obtained from: https://www.facebook.com/ReginaRiot/

Ashley Viklund among Regina Riot stars ready to shine for Team Canada

April 21, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

As the 2017 WWCFL approaches, which sees the Regina Riot hosting the Manitoba Fearless on May 7, 2017, there is a sense of momentum that builds, as several of its star players enter the season with a sense of celebration and achievement. A significant aspect is attributed to a groupRead More

Team Alberta competitors from Calgary Rage (Candice Ward Photography)

Lessons learned from Team Alberta to shape and strengthen Calgary Rage

April 11, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As the Calgary Rage prepare for the 2017 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season, there is a stronger sense of unity among these wondrous gridiron goddesses. It shall also comprise one of the club’s core values, as it looks to advance to its first-ever championship game. Should such unprecedentedRead More

In action with Team Blue at the 2017 WWFG (Image obtained from: http://www.colts.com/photos/photo-gallery/2017-NFL-Pro-Bowl---Day-Four---WOMENS-WORLD-FOOTBALL-GAMES/62833b51-9334-46f5-8bb9-fb6e54420544)

Lisa Gomes representing new generation of Canadian female football heroes

February 25, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Emerging as one of the premier players for the WWCFL’s Calgary Rage, running back Lisa Gomes has seen her career grow by a quantum leap. All indications are that the calendar year 2017 may prove to be the most memorable in her dynamic career. From the outset, Gomes earned aRead More

Sellers (wearing #64) and her Lethbridge Steel teammates and coaches part of Team Alberta (Image obtained from Facebook)

Donnelly Sellers demonstrates Team Alberta’s high energy and love for the game

February 5, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Having served as the Steel team president since 2013, playing on both sides of the line in each subsequent season, working tirelessly in the trenches, the appreciation of the game grows for Donnelly Sellers. Continuously establishing herself as a prominent leader in the gridiron game, Sellers is among the WithRead More

 
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