Friday, 1 December 2006

McGill's Resurgence, Thursday Night's Games

After garnering CIS Coach of the Year in 2002-03 while at Royal Military College, ex-Concordia Stinger star Craig Norman moved a couple of hundred miles east back home to Montreal to assume the reigns of McGill Redmen in June 2004. After 2 relatively mediocre seasons, Norman is finally seeing the fruits of his recruiting and coaching efforts as the Redmen have jumped off to a 2-1 start in Quebec league play including a pair of wins on the road at Laval and at Bishop's. Although they were dropped last night in their home opener by Concordia, McGill's program appears to be on the rise and Randy Phillips of the Montreal Gazette wrote on that subject recently.

Last night's game report from Love Center in Montreal as Concordia jumps out to a 17 point halftime lead and defeats the Redmen in their league home opener

And a link to the Montreal Gazette article on the game (subscription needed)

In other games, Brian Banman hit 3 free throws with 3 seconds remaining as Trinity Western edged Fraser Valley in Langley

In another exciting finish, Erfan Nasajpour knocked down a shot with 2 seconds remaining as Winnipeg upset #8 Brandon

Great piece on an anti-bullying program headed by University of Manitoba students. McMaster has been the nation's leader in promoting anti-bullying through their athletic programs and it's great to see others taking a cue from Mac.

No comments: