Monday, 9 January 2012

Monday Articles & Thoughts

TSN's Maritime correspondent Alex J. Walling pays tribute to Coach K's 800th victory  ... UBC's student newspaper Ubyssey on-line chronicles the Thunderbirds miraculous comeback over Alberta over the weekend... Darren Zary of Saskatoon Star-Phoenix summarizes Saskatchewan's loss to UBC on Saturday... Jonar Huertas has a big game for Manitoba on Saturday at TRU; Huertas sparks Manitoba comeback... McMaster coach Amos Connolly laments his team "d" despite Marauders outgunning Warriors on Saturday... In Windsor, defense has been the difference as the Lancers are 2-0 in the new year and Coach Chris Oliver earns his 100th win at U of W....  6'6" Matt Buckley was the difference as Laurier burrows in on Badgers... The short-handed Western Mustangs pushed Lakehead on Saturday night despite the absence of two regulars as fifth-year senior Ryan Barbeau missed the game while dealing with on-going issues related to stress on his legs that preclude him playing in back-to-back games - word is he should be available for Mustangs home game this Wednesday against Guelph - while Quinn Henderson caught the flu and was unable to go... For Saturday's overtime loss at Laval, McGill was without freshman Te'jour Riley, a native of the Bahamas, due to administrative error regarding his student visa; the situation should be cleared up for future games... Rouge et Or were once again without 6'6" Etienne Labrecque as he continues to deal with back troubles...  Carleton Ravens were without under rated 6'8" center Kevin Churchill for the majority of the weekend after the emerging post banged his head early in Friday's victory at York.  Churchill did not play Saturday at Laurentian but expects to be ready to go as the Ravens travel to Toronto for a pair of games at Ryerson and at Toronto... Ottawa OUA First Team All-Star Warren Ward twisted his knee early against Laurentian on Friday night and did not play at York on Saturday.  No word on how long Ward will be out for however Gee-Gees have a pair of tough road games this weekend in Toronto as well...  Laurier hopes to have sparkplug 6'3" sophomore Jamar Forde back in the lineup this weekend after a lengthy absence due to an ankle injury... Despite an 0-2 weekend, York Lions play was encouraging as they were in the game for much of the first half against Carleton and trailed Ottawa by only 2 at halftime on Saturday, hitting 7 3's in the second quarter alone.  Despite remaining winless, the Lions trail fifth-place Laurentian (2-8) by only 2 games as the teams prepare to face each other this coming Wednesday night in Sudbury in a rare OUA East mid-week matchup.  Next weekend, the Lions travel to Kingston for games at RMC and at Queen's.

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