Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
2011-12 Men's Basketball Top 10
December 6 - previous ranking ( )
1. Carleton (1)
2. StFX (2)
3. Lakehead (3)
4. Saskatchewan (4)
5. Victoria (5)
6. Alberta (6)
7. UBC (7)
8. Wilfrid Laurier (8)
9. Fraser Valley (9)
10. Concordia (10)
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
York has an athletic and skilled team led by all-star David Tyndale who can score off the bounce, off the catch and in transition. York also boasts swingman Aaron Rados who is having a breakout season, averaging nearly a double-double.
Laurentian has been one of the tougher teams in the OUA East at this stage in the season and offers a very balanced scoring attack and one of the harder working teams in the CIS. With his brother Manny injured, Isiah Pasquale will look to lead the "O" with his quick trigger, range and scoring ability. George Serresse will provide a very tough matchup for the 'Wolves with his athletic 'inside-out' game and natural scoring ability. Post Hull and swingman Ratte also are scoring in double figures meaning the 'Wolves will have to bring a full team effort on the defensive side to contain the Voyaguers.
Coach Morrison on the Weekend:
"We have a very tough weekend to try and finish this semester on a winning note. York has some very tough 1 v 1 matchups and some new 'bigs' that we will have to scout and learn to contend with. Laurentian is a hard working team that just keeps looking to score the ball and has a balanced attack with which to do so. We are going to have to be very familiar with the personnel section of our scouting report for both games this weekend and bring a high-energy and focused team effort for both games."
Lakehead is 5-1 in OUA play (13-1 overall) and needs two wins to keep pace with Laurier and Brock who both looking to enter the OUA West portion of the schedule in January with the 'poll position'.
Both games should be on ssncanada.ca (Saturday's for sure - check re Friday)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tbnewswatch.com -Believe the Hype (with a great Chuck D reference)
LU Weekend Basketball Preview - thunderwolves.ca (Hugh Mullally)
Both games can be viewed on ssncanada.com (Fri/Sat at 8pm)
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Post Game Recap from Leith Dunick (Tbnewswatch.com)
Post Game Recap from Chronicle Journal (Women's Game)
Pre Game Story from Reuban Villagracia (Chronicle Journal)
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
From Hugh "Movember" Mullally, Lakehead SID:
Game times are Friday at 8 pm (Eastern) versus U-Wisconsin Stout and the same time Saturday against Hamline.
This will be the last set of exhibition games for Scott Morrison's team. "With this weekend representing our final tune up before the OUA schedule we are looking to cut down on some of our mental errors and give 40 minutes of effort each night," Morrison remarked on Wednesday. "We are not familiar with the opponent so our focus will be on executing our systems to the best of our ability."
The last time the Thunderwolves made this trip (2008) they won the UW-Stout game and lost to Hamline.
Injuries report: Michael Thorne-Finch and JR Alexander are out with injuries, Yoosrie Salhia and Nathan Wainwright are probable but have missed practice time this week.
Links for Fridays game:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
LU Men Victorious 92-61 Over Wesmen
Author: Hugh Mullally
The LU men's basketball team did not disappoint the Thunderdome fans on Saturday night, thrashing Winnipeg 92-61. It was a great gift for fans to wrap up Lakehead Athletics Homecoming Weekend with.
From the opening tip, Ben Johnson was taking it to Winnipeg, scoring 12 of LU's 18 opening quarter points. Although LU trailed 19-18 after ten minutes, they would pick it up in the second frame, outscoring the Wesmen 26-8 in the Q to establish a comfortable halftime lead which would not be threatened.
Ben Johnson would finish with 29 points and 5 rebounds on 8 of 14 shooting (7 of 8 free throws). All Lakehead players would score in this affair, including Kapuskasing Ontario's very own Nathan Wainwright, who went 4 of 4 from downtown. As a team the Pack shot 41%, compared to Winnipeg's 32%.
Winnipeg's leaders were Andrew Cunninham with 12 points and 4 assists and Kelvin Smith with 11 points.
Fan Friendly Note:
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Lakehead Men Beat Winnipeg 80-68 in Pre-Season Home Opener
Author: Hugh Mullally
Lakehead managed to finish off the game strong on Friday evening, winning 80-68 over the Winnipeg Wesmen.
Winnipeg was led by Travis Krahn with 20 points and Eric Zimmerman with 14. Forward Benny Iko scored 9 to go with 8 boards and 6 assists.
Coach Scott Morrison post game remarks:
Friday, September 30, 2011
Homecoming Weekend Basketball Preview
Author: Hugh Mullally
The men's and women's basketball teams will play their first home games of the season, beginning Friday evening at 6:00 pm for the women, and 8:00 pm for the men versus the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. They will rematch on Saturday evening with the same tip-off times. All games will be webcast on SSN: Thunderwolves Webcast
Friday will be a momentous evening for Thunderwolves fans, as they will be treated to their first OUA men's basketball banner raising and Wilson Cup presentation in the Thunderdome. The men's team is carrying 16 players this season, five of whom are natural freshmen and seven are 4th year seniors. Freshmen Michael Thorne Finch and Alex Robichaud will not dress due to injuries.
The Winnipeg Wesmen are coached by Mike Raimbault, who enters his 2nd year with Winnipeg after winning a CCAA national championship (and coach of the year honors) with UNBC. He also took the Brandon Bobcats to the 2007-08 CIS Final 8 with a 20-2 regular season record. Winnipeg 4th year forward Benny Iko attended the same school (Howard) as Lakehead forward Joseph Jones prior to joining the CIS. Winnipeg's roster boasts four 5th year seniors.
LU Coach Scott Morrison:
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Returning to the bench from last season are three former 'Wolves including lead assistant Matt Erdman back for his 7th year working with Coach Morrison. Rejoining Erdman on the bench will be Pat Charlebois and Andrew Quirion who both joined the staff prior to the 2010-11 season.
New to the pack are three coaches with a combined 12 years of CIS playing experience at their respective schools.
Nathan Johnson of Pictou, NS (and brother of guard Ben Johnson), moves to Thunder Bay and switched back to the Men's side of coaching after helping the StFX women's team to the CIS Final 8 as an assitant coach last season. Johnson also has experience on the national level as an off-season intern with Canada Basketball.
Another maritimer, Mark English, joins the team after a playing career at Memorial University in Newfoundland where he also was an assistant coach for the past two seasons.
No stranger to Lakehead fans the final addition to the staff is Jamie Searle. Searle is one of the most decorated players in LU history capping an excellent career with an OUA Championship last season.
"We are very fortunate to have such an energetic and experienced staff working with the program this season. With a number of young players on the roster, the future of the team will rely heavily on the ability of our coaches to share their knowledge and help in the all-around development. I am excited to have so many coaches with championship experience on the bench and looking forward to going into the OUA season with them." - Coach Scott Morrison
Stay Tuned for more information on the 2011-12 Season including upcoming events in the pre-season.
"Under 10" - Sunday and Thursday Sessions (September, January & May)
"Under 14" - Saturday and Mid-Week Sessions (Sept-Dec, January-March)
"High School" - 8 session 'Pre-Season Training' program begins October 2
For more information on the above programs please contact Coach Morrison and to register online please click on the link on the right hand side of this blog in the "Camps & Leagues" section.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
GEORGE MORRISON AMONG PEI HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jamie Kennedy (athlete, hockey), Cathy Dillon (athlete, curling) Sandy Frizzell (builder, hockey), George Morrison (builder, basketball) and Myron Weeks (builder, volleyball) will be the latest inductees and will join the 156 individuals and teams who currently make up the membership of the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. Kennedy will join his brother Forbie in the Hall, while Cathy Dillon joins husband Bob and will become the second husband/wife partnership to be inducted.
Morell’s George Morrison needs no introduction to the Island’s basketball’s fans, following a 17-year career at UPEI which saw his Men’s Panthers reach the play-offs 14 times, and net three Atlantic titles.
A three-time AUAA Coach of the Year – the first with the Lady Panthers, where he helped establish the program in the early 1980s - George’s accomplishments make him one of PEI’s most successful coaches in any sport, and his record of over 300 CIAU wins, a 47 game home winning streak, and seeing his team ranked #1 in the country, are milestones which are unlikely to be broken any time soon.
George has also coached numerous provincial and Canada Games teams, in addition to being an outstanding organizer and administrator the local and provincial level.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
One of the most well-respected, basketball specific, trainers in the world was in the Thunderdome over the past weekend as Coach Alan Stein held a "Cutting Edge" youth clinic in Thunder Bay. Over 60 young players at the junior and senior level attended the event that was put on by Coach Jon Kreiner and the Lakehead women's program. Coach Brandon Rafuse of the famed Nova Scotia Thunder Selects girls' club program was also in town as part of the clinic and held skill sessions in conjunction with Stein's footwork, agility, strength & conditioning (etc.) sessions. As part of the weekend, Coach Stein also worked out with both the men's and women's varsity players who are on campus for the summer.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
During the semifinal action, the Thunderwolves defeated the University of Ottawa 71-69 and followed that up in the finals with a 77-62 victory over the top-ranked team, the Carleton Ravens, the first loss in league play of the year for the Ravens.
I’ve been a fan of basketball for a long time and I played the game for many years, so I’m especially excited by the Thunderwolves’ victory. When I was in high school, I remember watching the great Lakehead Norwesters teams of the 1970s. The current Thunderwolves have brought back that tradition of excellence. They’ve shown that they can take on the best teams in Ontario. It’s fantastic to see our men’s program back competing at a high level.
I want to congratulate the entire team for their hard work and their excellent performance. Special congratulations to the local standouts Andrew Hackner and Matt Schmidt, who have contributed to seeing the first OUA basketball championship banner hung from the rafters of Lakehead University.
Tipoff for the Thunderwolves’ first game at the national championship is 2:15 p.m. this Friday, against the fifth-seed Trinity Western Spartans. I’ll be cheering for you, and so will the rest of Thunder Bay.