Friday, 8 December 2006

More News (Canada West, Student Newspapers, other)

Good blog buddy Jamie Ziegel, himself a former Western Mustangs star point guard from the mid-1980’s, sent in his good wishes and a request for some retro posts. Although a comprehensive history of overachieving, pare-shaped, buck-toothed point guards who won lots of games including leading teams to the Nationals isn’t currently available, we were able to dig up a nice article on the 1983-84 Saskatchewan Huskies which included All-Canadian Byron Tokarchuk and current Huskie Head Coach Greg Jockims and were coached by the late Guy Vetrie, legendary Canadian university player (Laurentian) and Head Coach (Saskatchewan and UVic). Retro Sask Huskies Article

The more time I spend surfing to find articles, the more it becomes apparent that, like many things, the folks out west do it right. Witness the Trinity Western men’s basketball web site, consistently packed with timely, accurate and useful information TWU Site

Our good friend Mike Tucker, former assistant SID at Brock, is doing a splendid job in the lead SID role at UCFV and the web site is only part of the great work. For a first year team in CIS basketball, the communication is at a Nationals level. The mid-season report (under Top Story following the link below) is a solid piece of work UCFV Site Managed by Mike Tucker

Another great site is the Canada West basketball site and it looks to have Howard Tsumura’s finger prints all over it (access the site in the far left of this blog under “Other Useful CIS sites”). Howard, a reporter from the Vancouver Province, along with Wayne Kondro from the Ottawa Citizen and selected other few reporters, work tirelessly and without much fanfare helping to communicate news on CIS basketball. I plan to highlight the great work of several top CIS basketball reporters in a future blog entry. The promotion of the CIS game will flourish once reporters with Howard’s, Wayne’s and others enthusiasm appear in all the top markets in Canada, not simply a few.

In the “head scratching” category, here’s an article entitled “Keep it Down” from the University of Lethbridge student newspaper Article

Nice article from the Imprint, Waterloo’s student newspaper, on fifth-year forward Michael Davis Davis Article

Edmonton Sun Article on Scott Gordon, from walk-on to fifth-year leader of Alberta Golden Bears Scott Gordon Article

A solid article on UBC’s win over UVic just published yesterday in the UBC Student’s newspaper “The Ubyssey” Article

Manitoba Bison’s article recently published in their student newspaper “The Manitoban” Article

Reviews of Laurier Golden Hawks games from the past weekend written by good blog buddy Mike Quigley Laurier Reports

61st Queen’s High School basketball tournament Preview (presumably taking place this weekend) in which some future CIS stars are participating Queen's H.S. Tourney Preview

6’6” forward Khris Montague is feature athlete at Ryerson Feature

Ryerson’s site has been updated recently and has a lot of good information on this emerging OUA East team Rye News

Finally, a very touching story on Decee Krah and her "world travels" in the Hamilton Spectator Story

Enjoy your weekend !

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