Sunday, 22 July 2007

In the News

The Abbotsford News has a detailed piece on the recent hiring of Rick Nickelchok as University College of Fraser Valley Cascades new Athletic Director Brandon Awareness

In a related story, Cascades star forward Jamie Vaughan, who started his post-secondary career in the U.S. and then had 3 tremendous seasons at Fraser Valley, has announced he is transfering to Trinity Western University, effective this coming fall. Vaughan will have to sit out next season redshirting but then will be eligible for his fifth and final season in 2008-09 That's Vaughan, as in gone

Congratulations to former Calgary Dinos and Ottawa Gee-Gees forward Greg Maillet (circa late 80's/early 90's) who has officially been named Head Coach at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, New Brunswick, a program that participates in the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA). Maillet, who played three seasons under Gary Howard at Calgary and then was one of the main cogs in Ottawa's final four run at the Nationals in 1993, has been a professor of English at the university for the past several years. Maillet replaces Jamie Small, who resigned in early July to become an assistant at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. ABU has only two players returning from last season's 7 man team that finished 7th in the 8 team ACAA conference, so Maillet, who just got the job recently, has some work to do but has plenty of playing time available to prospective players. Maillet appears up to the task: "In the future we could welcome players into our Education program (ABU has a certified teacher's college program), but we also would like some younger players looking to develop. All in all this is going to be a tough program to turn around, but I'm going to give it my best shot." Best of luck to Greg and team next season.

As reported earlier, Windsor Lancers have recruited 6'4" Isaac Kuon from Mississauga Father Goetz via Northeastern (Co.) Junior College, who should be an immediate impact player for Coach Chris Oliver's Lancers. Kuon, cousin of former CIS Rookie-of-the-Year Tut Ruach, was born in the Sudan and is a multi-skilled wing player who can also run the point. The Lancers are the defending OUA West and Wilson Cup champions and are scheduled to return their entire roster from last season. Mary Caton of the Windsor Star reports Lancers Beef Up Backcourt

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