By Ben Lundy The Argus The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team’s Cinderella run in the CIS Final 8 tournament came up one game short in Ottawa last weekend. The seventh seeded Thunderwolves took out the second seeded Cape Breton Capers in the quarter finals, then beat the third seeded Ottawa Gee-Gees in the semis, before [...]
By Noah Cain Sports Editor Basketball players win awards Greg Carter of Lakehead’s Men’s Basketball Team was named the OUA and CIS defensive player of the year while Carolyn Fragale, of Lakehead’s Women’s Team, was named to the OUA West’s second All-Star Team on March 3. This is the record-breaking, fourth straight time Carter has [...]
Raptors acquire Gay, feel hopeful again By Ben Lundy The Argus The Toronto Raptors started the 2012-13 campaign full of optimism with an exciting, young core including top ten picks, DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis. Former number one overall pick Andrea Bargnani was starting to look like he may finally live up to the potential [...]
By Noah Cain Sports Editor Women’s Basketball The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks flew into the Thunderdome Jannuary 25th-26st, tied with the Thunderwolves in the standings. They flew out Sunday, January 27th, two games ahead in the playoff race. Laurier came out strong Friday night, blazing out to a 10-1 lead in the opening five minutes. [...]
Jack Taylor scores 138 points, breaks NCAA record, records no assists By Noah Cain Sports Editor TSN analysts and producers rejoiced last Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning after Jack Taylor’s record breaking performance finally gave them something interesting to talk about during the NHL lockout. On November 20, Taylor, who plays for the division [...]
Catching up with the Thunderwolves By Noah Cain Sports Editor Men’s Hockey The Lakehead University’s men’s hockey team split their series with their rivals from Western, October 26-27 at the Fort William Gardens. On the Friday, Lakeheadsquelched a Western comeback and defeated the Mustangs 3-2. Lakehead’s power-play, which is the best in the CIS at [...]
Women’s Volleyball Lakehead’s women’s volleyball team lost all three of their games as they toured southern Ontario from October 19-21. On Friday, they were defeated 3-1 (19-25, 5-25, 25-20, 16-25) to the York Lions. Vanessa Chorkway played well, getting 14 kills in the loss. The Thunderwolves failed to rally Saturday afternoon when they lost in [...]
By Noah Cain Sports Editor On July 10 the Los Angeles Lakers traded two first round drafts to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for two-time MVP Steve Nash. One month later, they acquired three-time defensive player of the year, Dwight Howard. With little wonder, they became instant favourites for the NBA Championship. This year, the [...]
While most of us were relaxing on holiday break, the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team and Men’s Hockey team were kept busy with games to end the year 2011. Here’s how we did.
Despite traveling with only 10 players, the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball Team completed a perfect 8-0 preseason by defeating University of Wisconsin-Stout and Hamline University last weekend.
Last weekend, the Lakehead University men’s basketball team was on the road to Saskatchewan to take on the Regina Cougars. The ‘Wolves were successful, winning 84-68 on Friday evening, and 105-79 on Saturday.
The Brandon Bobcats’ homecoming weekend was spoiled by the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team, as they swept the Bobcats last weekend in a two game series in non-conference play, 72-71 on Friday and 102-62 on Saturday.
The Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team opened their preseason on a very strong note by sweeping the Winnipeg Wesmen 80-68 on Friday and 92-61 on Saturday.
Chris Kowlessar Sports Editor The Lakehead University men’s basketball team were proud to sign 6 new players for the upcoming 2011/2012 season. They have acquired Adam Johnson, Michael Thorne-Finch, Joseph Nitychoruk, Sylvestor Alexander, Alex Robichaud, and Brandon Myketa. Adam Johnson is a 6’6″ graduate of Baltimore City College who brings versatility and experience to the [...]
This weekend the men’s basketball team competed at the Final 8 CIS tournament held in Halifax, with the best teams from across Canada fighting for top honours. After losing their first matchup, the Wolves won their consolation match to earn fifth place at the tournament.
Lakehead has more than just an OUA title to cheer about. Four members of the squad were selected for OUA West awards, including head coach Scott Morrison, who coached this team from the basement of the OUAs into the penthouse.
The Lakehead University Thunderwolves were crowned Ontario University Champions at the Wilson Cup this weekend in dramatic fashion. Lakehead weathered the storm against Ottawa, earning a 71-69 victory and went on to upset the undefeated, six-time national champions Carleton Ravens to earn their first Wilson Cup victory in team history.
Fans came out in droves to see their Thunderwolves take on the Western Mustangs at the Thunderdome this weekend. Lakehead finished the season ranked 1st in the OUA West standings, and Western finished 5th in OUA West standings. Lakehead would defeat Western in a thrilling 63-49 win.
With two wins over Brock this weekend, Lakehead has now solidified itself as number one in the OUA west and earned the first playoff seed in school history. The Wolves defeated Brock Friday night 67-57, and Saturday night 78-59.
As the men’s basketball team nears the end of its season with sights set on CIS nationals, it is easy to forget just how far the team has come in a few short years.