A hat tip is called for the Windsor Lancers women's basketball team, who are assured of hosting their first-ever playoff game after beating Guelph on Thursday night to clinch third place in the OUA West.
Czech import Iva Peklova had a 14-point, 12-rebound night in the win. Windsor's entire team, including star guard Dranadia Roc, are all first-, second- or third-year players, so there might be some potential there.
The other hat tip that's due goes out to the Brandon Bobcats women's team which won on Thursday to end an 87-game conference losing streak. (Brandon's Jamie Hickson became the first female coach of the team to win a conference game in 15 years, believe it or not.)
This is a little odd, personally. On the same night Hockey Night in Canada was broadcasting from the arena in Winkler, Man., where I covered a couple games during a stint at the Portage la Prairie Daily Graphic, a Portager, Jayla Bousquet, made the clinching free throws in the Bobcats' 81-76 win over Winnipeg.