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Stampeders down Eskimos 45-24 in Labour Day Classic

Written on December 24, 2018 at 12:43, by

The Calgary Stampeders extended their unbeaten streak to nine in a row with a 45-24 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in Monday’s Labour Day game.

The Stampeders (8-1-1) haven’t lost a game since their season-opener against the B.C. Lions. A three-game winning streak ended for the Eskimos (5-5).

The Stampeders have won seven of the last eight Labour Day games against Edmonton, including five in a row.

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    Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell compiled 380 passing yards to join Edmonton counterpart Mike Reilly with over 3,000 passing yards this season.

    READ MORE: Top quarterbacks to go head-to-head in Alberta’s Labour Day Classic

    Mitchell improved to 36-7-1 as a CFL starter and 17-3 at McMahon Stadium. He threw touchdown passes to Anthony Parker and Bakari Grant in front of an announced 31,440 for an afternoon kickoff.

    Jerome Messam rumbled for a pair of rushing touchdowns late in the fourth quarter and Roy Finch returned a punt to score for the Stampeders.

    Rene Paredes booted field goals from 21, 33 and 24 to get to 31 successful attempts in a row. The Calgary kicker is pursuing his own record of 39 consecutive set over the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

    READ MORE: Paredes, Calgary Stampeders beat Saskatchewan Roughriders 19-10

    Reilly ran 19 yards to score with just over three minutes remaining in the game and threw a touchdown pass to Derel Walker.

    Kenny Ladler ran an interception back for an Edmonton touchdown. Reilly totalled 217 passing yards.

    Messam scored rushing touchdowns of 47 and nine yards in the final six minutes and has at least one in each of his last five games.

    Jamar Wall picked off a Reilly pass intended for Adarius Bowman in the end zone in the first minute of the quarter.

    Mitchell faked a hand-off to Messam before throwing to a wide-open Grant for a 21-yard score and a 30-17 lead at 11:34 of the third quarter.

    Little went right for the visitors until late in the first half, when Reilly connected with Walker for a 36-yard pass and Ladler ran an interception back 65 yards in the final three minutes.

    Shaw added an 84-yard punt single to pull the Esks within a converted touchdown, but Calgary led 24-17 at the half.

    Reilly was sacked on back-to-back plays during Edmonton’s opening drive and intercepted by Wall again in the second quarter. The Eskimos lost a coach’s challenge and thus a timeout in the first quarter.

    Shaw’s short punt gave Calgary the ball on Edmonton’s 52-yard line. The Stampeders capitalized with their first offensive touchdown of the game.

    Calgary’s Finch recovered his own fumble on a punt return and ran for an 85-yard score to end the opening quarter. Mitchell was stopped running for an attempted two-point convert, but his team led 18-0 after the first quarter.

    With Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis on his heels, Mitchell got a 17-yard touchdown pass away to a sliding Parker in the end zone at 13:35.

    The hosts converted a two-point convert on Mitchell’s subsequent three-yard toss to Grant. Calgary immediately picked up another single point on a 93-yard kickoff by Paredes.

Could standing desks in school be the answer to how to keep kids fit?

Written on December 24, 2018 at 12:43, by

Standing desks in classrooms could help children maintain a healthy body weight, a new study suggests.

These desks are set at a height that allows students to alternate between sitting on a stool or standing while working.

Standing desks “can interrupt sedentary behavior patterns” while kids are in school, “simply, at a low cost, and without disrupting classroom instruction time,” the authors of the study write in the American Journal of Public Health.

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The researchers studied third- and fourth-graders in three Texas elementary schools and found that kids spent more time on their feet, and slimmed down, when the standing desks were used instead of traditional classroom desks.

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Healthy weights are assessed differently in children than in adults. Because weight and height change during growth and development, doctors don’t simply calculate kids’ body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio of weight to height. Instead, they compare the child’s BMI to the BMI of other children of the same age and sex. For children, a normal BMI can fall between the 5th and 85th percentiles – that is, not in the bottom 5 percent or the top 15 percent among kids their age.

The study started out with 24 teachers and 380 students. The teachers were randomly assigned to have standing desks in their classrooms, or regular desks.

Overall, compared to students who used regular desks for two years, students who had standing desks in their classrooms for two years in a row saw their BMI move 5 percentiles lower, on average.

About 80 percent of the kids started out at a normal weight, but the researchers didn’t separate out the results in the overweight kids.

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Reducing sitting time among school-age students could decrease the inactivity linked to a range of health problems, including obesity and diabetes, Mark Benden of the Texas A&M School of Public Health Ergonomics Center in College Station and colleagues wrote in their report.

“If you look at the national trends, we’re more sedentary than ever before, and naturally that affects weight gain,” Benden told Reuters Health.

“With the focus on state testing and academics, we’ve lost the regular recess and physical education time in schools,” Benden said. Standing desks bring “a difference to the classroom that doesn’t take away from classroom time.”

Previous research has linked sedentary time to poor academic achievement and low self-esteem in children, the research team pointed out.

“We force kids to sit down, sit still and be quiet, and this is unnatural for young children,” Benden said. “If we want kids to sit less and move more, we should encourage activity in the learning process.”

Standing desks would help in that regard, he said.

A limitation of the experiment, Benden noted, is that during the two-year study, some students moved to a different school or switched classrooms.

“This study introduces the realities of the world that teachers change and kids move in and out of schools,” said Mark Tremblay, who studies healthy living and obesity at Children’s Hospital of Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada.

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Because we don’t know whether obese or disabled children were in the classrooms with standing or sitting desks, the results could be biased, said Tremblay, who wasn’t involved in the study.

Still, Tremblay said, “The findings are still encouraging. I’d say this is a large pilot study that needs to be further explored as a means to promote healthy living behaviors at early ages.”

Encouraging students to stand and move could help them develop healthy habits that may impact future obesity in adulthood, said Kermit Davis of the University of Cincinnati, Ohio who wasn’t involved with the study. Davis researches workplace stressors, particularly those that can stress the lower back.

“One key is not to just have students stand but also provide postural relief (such as stools) so they can lean or sit for micro breaks,” Davis told Reuters Health by email. “Too much sitting is certainly bad, but the other extreme of too much standing can also be bad.”

State funeral planned for former Lt.-Gov., CFL pioneer Norman Kwong

Written on December 24, 2018 at 12:43, by

Albertans are being invited to pay tribute to former Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong, who died on Saturday at the age of 86.

A public state memorial for Kwong will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. at First Alliance Church in Calgary.

Public seating will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. People are asked to be seated for the memorial by 2:40 p.m.

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    Known among family and friends as the so-called “China Clipper,” Kwong was the first Canadian of Asian heritage to play for the CFL when he joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1948.

    READ MORE: Alberta’s former Lt.-Gov. and football star Norman Kwong dead at 86

    As the youngest player to win a Grey Cup and an early owner of the Calgary Flames, Kwong is being remembered fondly by those who knew him.

    “Normie was just a great guy,” said Bryan Hall, sportscaster for 630 CHED in Edmonton. “He was marvelous in the dressing room. I started broadcasting the Eskimos in ’65 – he had retired in 1960 – but he never lost touch with the Eskies, even though his home was in Calgary.”

    “The China Clipper, yes, he got the Order of Canada, he went on to become the Lieutenant Governor of our province and all these other things… but as a guy – just as a guy – he was just so quiet spoken.”

    People from across Canada, the U.S. and as far as Beijing, China have been posting public messages of condolences on a government website set up Sunday.

    The public is invited to offer tributes and messages for the family in a book of condolences at Calgary’s McDougall Centre (455 6 St. S.W.) and at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton (10800 97 Ave.).

    The memorial service for Kwong will be livestreamed on the Norman Kwong memorial page.

    The Hon. Norman L. Kwong Memorial Fund has been set up to support youth in sports, with a focus on the underprivileged and new Canadians.

2 motorcyclists seriously injured after collisions in Scarborough, Brampton

Written on December 24, 2018 at 12:43, by

Two motorcyclists have been seriously injured after collisions in Scarborough and Brampton Monday afternoon.

A call to Peel Region emergency crews came in just after 3:30 p.m. after a car and motorcycle crashed at the corner of Kingswood Drive and Linkdale Road, south of Kennedy Road North and Williams Parkway.

According to reports from the scene, several people in the nearby neighbourhood rushed to help move the car off the motorcyclist.

The man driving the motorcycle, who is believed to be in his 40s, was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

Meanwhile, Toronto police and paramedics were called to Fallingbrook and Kingston Roads, east of Victoria Park Avenue, around half an hour later after a motorcycle collided with multiple vehicles.

The driver, also a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital with a severe injury.

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Permanent Canadian resident in Moscow allegedly has status revoked due to clerical error

Written on December 24, 2018 at 12:43, by

TORONTO – A permanent Canadian resident currently stranded in Moscow says she has had her status revoked due to a clerical error and accuses the government of refusing to listen to her efforts to get it reinstated.

Julia Yakobi says the Aug. 11 decision has left her stranded in her native country without means of returning to the country she now considers home.

Yakobi travelled to Moscow in July with an expired permanent residency card, a move that Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows but does not recommend.

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Yakobi applied for a travel document that would allow her to return to Canada, but was both denied the document and told she did not meet the criteria for permanent residency days before her scheduled flight home.

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She says tax returns, cellphone records and residential rental agreements show that she has lived in Canada for years, but CIC’s rejection letter said she had only spent 65 days in Canada since 2011 and therefore fell short of the ministry’s residency requirements.

Yakobi says CIC has refused to even look at her supporting documentation and insists she must go through a lengthy appeal process to resolve what she believes to be a simple administrative error.

The ministry says Yakobi became a permanent resident in 2003 and has been issued two permanent residency cards and three travel documents since. It says she applied for a travel document on Aug. 8 because her permanent residency card expired in December.

“Based on the documentation she provided with her application and the information on file, the officer determined that she did not meet the residency requirement,” the ministry said in an email, stating that Yakobi had only been in Canada for 65 days in the last five years.

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The ministry said the officer considered Yakobi’s documented dates of entry and exit, noting that her last documented entry to Canada was in June 2013, as well as an income tax slip it said did not support her claim to have worked full-time in Canada.

One of Yakobi’s daughters, Nargis Hannah Yakobi, said the ministry’s own information supports her mother’s stance.

“The date of entry is in 2013, and the date of her exit was July 25, 2016, when she left for Moscow. How is that 65 days?” she said in an email. She also said her mother never claimed to work full time, and full-time work is not a requirement for permanent residency.

Yakobi said the saga has left her feeling isolated and anxious. She fears losing her jobs teaching Russian at various Toronto-area schools, holding on to the condo she has been renting for years, and returning to her two daughters and grandchild, who are all based in Ontario.

“I don’t belong here any more. All my life is in Toronto,” Yakobi said in a telephone interview from Moscow. “Everything is there. For the past several years, I built my life there.”

Yakobi said she first came to Canada to flee an abusive relationship in 2003, bringing her two young daughters with her.

The warm welcome that greeted her and the collective willingness to help her destitute family instilled a profound fondness and gratitude for Canada and the people who live here, she said.

While one of Yakobi’s daughters went on to secure Canadian citizenship, Yakobi herself remained in the country as a permanent resident. She was able to make multiple trips in and out of the country without incident over the years, but had stayed put since 2013, she said.

Yakobi’s permanent residency card expired in December 2015, several months before she opted to return to Russia to seek medical advice and attend to some personal matters.

She and her family concede that travelling with out-of-date documentation was unwise, but CIC’s own guidelines make such arrangements possible.

“If you have been in Canada at least once during the past 365 days, you are entitled to a travel document to enable your return to Canada,” reads a letter in which Yakobi’s request for such a document is declined based on residency requirements.

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CIC guidelines state that a person must spend at least 730 days in Canada during the five years prior to applying for a travel document. Yakobi said she had been in the country for more than 1,200 days.

Yakobi felt she had adequate documentation to contest the ministry’s findings. She collected five years worth of tax returns, a letter from her landlord indicating the length of her tenancy, cellphone records dating back to 2014, and letters from past employers indicating her ongoing presence in Canada.

But Yakobi said ministry processes made it impossible for her to present the documents or even indicate that there may be a problem with her file. Emails elicited automated form responses, phone calls ended in assurances that nothing could be done, and officials at the Canadian embassy in Moscow informed her that their services were available only to Canadian citizens.

Yakobi’s letter said she can launch a formal appeal of the decision, a process she fears could take years.

Opting not to appeal, the letter states, would result in her being deemed “imadmissible to Canada as a permanent resident” and considered to have “lost” her status as a perment resident.

The ministry said that if Yakobi chooses to appeal, “she would be entitled to a travel document to allow her to return to Canada pending the outcome of an appeal.”

Yakobi said she sincerely believes the issue to be a clerical error that will not impact her view of her adopted country. Her daughter, who became a citizen in 2010, said her mother’s ordeal has soured her perception of Canada as a welcoming nation.

“We just cannot believe that our government would do this to someone who has been in this country for . . . years,” Hannah Yakobi said. “Who has tried to build their family and life here, who has paid taxes diligently, who has followed all the rules and laws, and they wouldn’t even look into it.”

Hannah Yakobi said the experience has left her feeling saddened and let down, while her mother’s feelings can best be described as confused.

“This is clearly, clearly a mistake,” she said. “But why they don’t want to correct this mistake fast so I can come back home? This is my main question, and I’m completely clueless.”

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Dubai bar aims to break record for world’s longest ‘domino drop shot’

Written on November 25, 2018 at 00:04, by

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The 6,148 whiskey shots perched atop glasses of energy drink waited for the push that might send them tumbling into the record books — just another night in Dubai, and another chance to make a certain kind of history.

Superlatives like “the world’s biggest” and “the world’s first” are almost as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and mega-projects that have come to define this city-state on the Arabian Peninsula, home to the tallest building and the busiest international airport on Earth.

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With time, this largest-in-life approach has filtered down to more humble and odder pursuits — such as Monday night’s attempt at the world’s longest domino drop shot.

You probably weren’t aware that there was a record to beat in the domino drop shot, or even that there was something called a domino drop shot. Just imagine someone dropping a shot glass into a beer, but before you can guzzle it down, another thousand shots drop into another thousand pints behind it, like dominoes.

The current record holder for the longest drop is the Bahama-based location of the alcohol-soaked chain Señor Frog, which got 4,107 of its 4,109 shot glasses to fall correctly in February 2013.

On Monday, The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill in Bur Dubai sought to break the record. Staffers carefully set up over 6,000 glasses of Camros whiskey and Bazooka energy drink. It was an effort five months in the making, with tests twice a month that took 12 hours to set up.

“When you say Guinness World Record in Dubai, it’s something everyone will talk about,” said Ahmad Taher, the food and beverage manager at Citymax Hotels, which went for the record.

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Such an event would be inconceivable in other Mideast countries like neighbouring Saudi Arabia, where alcohol is illegal and officials are preparing for the annual hajj pilgrimage, required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

But in Dubai, which has a large expatriate population and relatively lax rules on alcohol, the event is unlikely to draw much attention — unless, of course, they make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Before Monday, the United Arab Emirates held 165 such records, including 129 set in Dubai, according to Guinness.

Among them are the architectural marvels of Dubai, like the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 828 metres (2,716 feet), and the continent-shaped islands of The World, the largest man-made archipelago. The world’s longest driverless metro line passes by the twin towers of the J.W. Marriott Marquis, the world’s tallest hotel at 355 metres (1,165 feet).

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Then there are the stranger feats, like when Indian national Maharoof Decibels won the Operation board game with surgical precision in a world-record 21.87 seconds in 2008. Or when Mohamed Ahmed al-Mulla, an Emirati, typed the fastest blindfolded Arabic text message in 2009. The two-sentences included the phrase: “the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus.”

Some records are more infamous. The largest tanker ship ever hijacked? The UAE-based Sirius Star, later released by Somali pirates for a $3 million ransom. The highest shortage of women, according to Guinness? The UAE, with its vast workforce of male, low-paid migrant labourers.

One place the UAE isn’t ahead, however, is in the number of overall world records. The United States leads the pack with 6,874. But the UAE and Dubai dominate the Middle East, Guinness spokeswoman Leila Issa said.

“The UAE’s initiative to be the first in all industries and their drive for success and to be the best is what drives them to attempt Guinness World Records titles,” she said.

The Emirati push for world records corresponds with academic research on social comparison. Studies show that the higher ranked a person becomes in a field, “the more thirsty you are to get to that No. 1 position,” said Stephen Garcia, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.

“Even with adults, if you say, ‘First one to the tree is the coolest person in the world,’ you’re going to get the adults running to the tree,” Garcia said. “That’s such a childhood game, but people are ready to run with it. Whenever you create a competition, people tend to buy in, even around these trivial dimensions, like this Guinness World Record.”

Garcia’s lack of enthusiasm was nowhere to be seen at the Huddle on Monday, where the vibration of the speakers in the bar caused a premature drop of some of the shot glasses at around 8:45 p.m., to the horror of onlookers.

The same thing happened again at 10:09 p.m., but was stopped by a nimble-fingered bartender. Five minutes later, another fourth of the shots fell into their glasses before time, sending some workers scrambling to reset the glasses as others asked patrons in the noisy bar to be quiet.

At press time, most of the shot glasses, and the world record set by Señor Frog, had yet to fall.

Hurricane Newton: Canadians urged against non-essential travel to Mexico

Written on November 25, 2018 at 00:04, by

Federal officials are urging Canadians against non-essential travel to parts of Mexico as Newton strengthened and became a full-blown off the coast of Mexico.

Right now, the storm is drenching parts of western Mexico and is heading north toward the Baja California peninsula. So far, about 100 people had to evacuate their homes as the storm battered residences along the coast, according to the Associated Press.

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Roads were blocked by flooding and mudslides, which meant some locals needed to be rescued by helicopter. No deaths were reported.

“Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the coastline between Cabo San Lazaro to Loreto due to due to Tropical Storm Newton,” the federal government wrote in its travel update, issued before the storm was reclassified as a hurricane Monday afternoon.

Newton was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, and is expected to come ashore in Baja California Sur by Tuesday.

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A hurricane warning was in effect for Cabo San Lucas and the nearby coastline.

Newton is expected to cross over the peninsula and re-enter the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, on Wednesday.

The hurricane centre said the storm is likely to continue north into Arizona as a tropical depression later in the week.

The travel advisory also issued warnings for areas such as Acapulco, not for weather but for “high levels of violence and organized crime,” demonstrations, protests and occasional illegal roadblocks.

Finally, Zika virus is also a concern for travellers to Mexico.

“Pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant should avoid travel to Mexico,” the advisory read. Read the full warning here.

With files from the Associated Press

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PostSecret creator Frank Warren offers his secrets to success

Written on November 25, 2018 at 00:04, by

If you haven’t already shared your own secret – you may have at least heard of PostSecret.

Created in 2004 – as a platform for people to share anonymously about their lives – it’s become an Internet sensation.

The project’s creator Frank Warren will speak to students at Mount Royal University in Calgary on Tuesday. He shared some of the secrets to his success ahead of the event.

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Warren told Global News there is “no better time” for Canadian entrepreneurs to turn their idea into an online venture. The key is hard work.

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“Over the course of your lifetime, you could have dozens of ideas. Any one of them could be a great success,” said Warren. “Not all of us are willing to put in the effort to finally grow that seed to where it can bear fruit.”

“PostSecret was a simple blog 12 years ago and without any funding whatsoever it reached millions of people.”

PostSecret has undoubtedly been a huge success for Warren. It has earned five Webby Awards for best Internet blog – and Warren a nod from Forbes Magazine.

PostSecret has become an internet sensation since its inception in 2004.

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Warren attributed some of that success to the failed projects that preceded PostSecret.

“I would say what was critical for me was managing failure, not hiding from it,” he said. “When you have failures its important to look at it honestly in order to understand your own shortcomings. “

“Some of the most valuable ideas, the best ideas, are the one’s that nobody understands.”

One last piece of advice from Warren is to get in touch with the people that inspire you.

“Sometimes it’s surprising how easy it is to share your idea and get a response back from someone you admire,” he said.

He said people are often very generous with their time, and happy to help.

PostSecret Live! is scheduled for Tuesday at Mount Royal University’s Triple gym at 10:15 a.m.

Wakeboard competition wraps up summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau

Written on November 25, 2018 at 00:04, by

Montrealers at Jean-Doré beach couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish off the warm summer than with a wakeboard competition.

The Wake sur l’Île teletraction competition drew riders from across the province for a chance at winning a grand prize.

The winner of the professional men’s competition had a prize of $1,000 waiting for him, while the winner of the women’s competition had a jackpot of $500.

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Event organizer Marie-Line Ouellet described the sport as one that can be approached by swimmers as young as seven years old, but it can get very difficult the more obstacles you add on the course.

Jean-Doré beach has a wakeboard track open to the general public during summer months.

“You’re being pulled by a cable, you have a board attached to your feet, a vest, and a helmet and you have fun on the parkour,” Ouellet said. “I find it’s a good activity to offer during the summer, it’s close to everything, you can take the metro, wakeboard, have fun, and you have the beach.”

Wakeboarding in Quebec is a sport that has produced a few professional athletes.

Marc Besner has been wakeboarding for six years and has traveled throughout North America and parts of Europe to compete professionally, he said the sport is all about friendly competition.

“Wakeboard lifestyle is really about traveling, practice, party in the night, but most of the time when you are in the contest you are thinking,” Besner said. “You’re focused on what you’re gonna do and you try to win.”

The competition also had an amateur category where the winner received prizes from Billabong gear.

Winnipeg Goldeyes clinch playoff spot

Written on November 25, 2018 at 00:04, by

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Goldeyes locked up a playoff berth on Monday.

The Goldeyes won part one of their doubleheader with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 6-1 on Monday afternoon. The victory secured the wild card spot.

After missing the post-season dance last year, the Fish will head back to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. It’s the 18th time in their 23 year history the Goldeyes have qualified for the post-season.

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Reggie Abercrombie hit his 20th home run of the season in the victory. Goldeyes starting pitcher Kevin McGovern earned the win to improve his record to 8-3. He went the distance in the seven inning contest, pitching a two-hitter while striking out nine RedHawks batters.

Fargo won the second half of the doubleheader 10-5 as the Goldeyes finished the season with a 58-42 record.

The Goldeyes will face the St. Paul Saints in the division series. The Goldeyes had a slim edge in the season series as they won nine of their 17 meetings in 2016. It’s the first post-season meeting between the two clubs since the Saints eliminated the Goldeyes in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.

Winnipeg will open the playoffs at home on Wednesday with Game 1 of the best-of-five series at Shaw Park. Game 2 will go the following night before the series shifts to St. Paul for the final three games if necessary on Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively.

The other semifinal series pits the Wichita Wingnuts against the Sioux City Explorers.

WATCH: Goldeyes Clinch Playoff Spot Raw

American Association Playoff Schedule – Saints vs Goldeyes

Game 1 – Wednesday, September 7th – Shaw Park (7:05 p.m.)
Game 2 – Thursday, September 8th – Shaw Park (7:05 p.m.
Game 3 – Saturday, September 10th – CHS Field (7:05 p.m.)
Game 4* – Sunday, September 11th – CHS Field (5:05 p.m.)
Game 5* – Monday, September 12th – CHS Field (7:05 p.m.)
*if necessary