Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Congratulations to Ken Shields

Coach Shields remains a legend in Canadian basketball circles as a seven-time CIS Nationals winner and long-time Canadian national team coach among many other things. Several present CIS coaches owe gaining a much deeper technical knowledge of the game to their association with Coach Shields. In the early 90's when I started as an assistant in the CIS, coach Shields was a very patient listener to which I'm sure were basic questions to him on the game and he was always very open in sharing his thoughts. Several top named U.S. coaches including Del Harris considered Coach Shields as world class teacher and technician of the game. This is another well-deserved honour for him.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The changing face of Canadian sport will again be in the spotlight with the latest addition of five Athletes and two Builders into the Sports Hall.

Inducted as Athletes this year are hockey's Mark Messier and Angela James, football's Warren Moon, standardbred racing driver, John Campbell, and kayaker Caroline Brunet. Football executive Hugh Campbell and basketball coach Ken Shields will be entering as Builders.

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More on Brock Badgers and promising rookie Clinton Springer-Williams

Rookie puts spring in coach's step, Springer-Williams an early standout for Brock Badgers men's basketball team
Posted By BERNIE PUCHALSKI, Standard Staff
Posted 2 hours ago

It's early November and there's optimism in the air over the present and future of the Brock men's basketball team.

Head coach Ken Murray has an extra spring in his step — or should we say Springer — with the arrival of rookie phenom Clinton Springer-Williams.

Springer-Williams has averaged more than 25 points a game in the pre-season and has Murray dreaming of a return to the promised land, the national championship, before he rides off into the coaching sunset.

"In my estimation, he's the most exciting first-year player we've ever had, and that's the saying a lot, considering we're talking about players like Dave Picton and Brad Rootes," Murray said.

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Thunder Bay news watch.com has a piece on how the flu is wreaking havoc with Lakehead (and other) CIS sports programs.

Swine hits sports

Sickness has swept through the Lakehead University women’s volleyball team, forcing Ontario University Athletics to postpone its weekend set in Ottawa.

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Morris Dalla Costa previews Western Mustangs

Size, depth gone as men's team rebuilds

Brad Campbell calls for patience. The key words for the Western Mustang men's basketball team the last two years was "Canadian championship."

The key word this year is "patience."

The Mustangs built toward a Canadian championship run the last two years. They had a good look at it, making the tournament two years in succession and coming within seconds of making the final last year, losing on a last shot to the Carleton Ravens.

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SSN Canada has CIS basketball on their network this coming weekend...

CIS championship season begins this week on SSN... SSN Canada kicks off its CIS basketball coverage this week with regular season action tipping off on Tuesday night in Ottawa... The network also debuts its new monthly French language basketball show, Le 5 partant, produced in partnership with Jet7basket. The show launches this Saturday as apart of SSN’s coverage of UQAM Citadins basketball on La SoirĂ©e du Basket, which begins on Friday November 13 as the Citadins host McGill. Join hosts Alexandre Tourigny, Frank Jette and the entire Jet7basket crew for the newest webmagazine on CIS basketball. It’s all a part of SSN Canada’s biggest weekend of the year with 29 live games being streamed from venues across Canada, all free of charge at www.SSNCanada.ca.

SSN broadcast CIS basketball schedule – Week of November 3 - 8 (all times local)

Tuesday November 3
Women’s basketball: Ottawa @ Carleton, 7 pm

Friday November 6
Women’s basketball: Laurier @ Toronto, 6 pm
Women’s basketball: York @ Windsor, 6 pm
Men’s basketball: Laurier @ Toronto, 8 pm
Men’s basketball: York @ Windsor, 6 pm

Saturday November 7
Women’s basketball: Laurentian @ Windsor, 6 pm
Men’s basketball: Laurentian @ Windsor, 8 pm

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