Monday, March 27, 2006

Golden Bears win 12th CIS title

It was only heartbreak for the Lakehead Thunderwolves last night, the underdog team that climbed all the way through the OUA playoffs to Canadian university hockey's championship game.

Ultimately, the 'little team that could' fell just one goal short of an improbable first-ever championship, and the team everyone said would win this thing — the Alberta Golden Bears — did:
"We left everything on the ice," said Lakehead coach Pete Belliveau, who earned a University Cup title with Moncton in 1994-95 but took the T-Wolves to its first final. "That first period hurt us." ...

A reporter mentioned that Alberta's post-game celebration seemed business-like.

"That's because the beer is not here yet," quipped fifth-year Golden bears forward Brad Tutschek. 'We'll get at it pretty hard."
And this is why covering Canadian university sport is such a blast. Alas, the men's hockey tournament was the last event of the CIS season, but it has been quite a year.


At 8:00 a.m., March 27, 2006, Anonymous Ken said...

Well the Bears showed why they are the best, scoring in bunches and holding down the fort.

Kudos to the Thunderwolves for a dandy playoff run and for making a game of the final

At 10:56 a.m., March 27, 2006, Blogger John said...

Wow, now spring sports in CIS?

At 10:57 a.m., March 27, 2006, Blogger John said...

err, that would be "no" spring sports in CIS?

At 3:27 p.m., March 27, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Unfortunately not. When the school year ends, so too does the sports season (some teams play baseball and other sports, but they aren't part of the CIS). We're left waiting until soccer and football in September.


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