Morning rounds ... U of R's Lukomski doubles up, Gaels buckle down

  • It did not go unnoticed: Jeff Lukomski, who averaged 16.1 points for the Regina Cougars basketball team last winter, is starting at cornerback for the football Rams. He had seven tackles Friday in that one-point loss to Saskatchewan. (Campus Chatter)

  • It was also hard to miss a sportswriter saying the Windsor Lancers "boast the No. 1 defence in the OUA" when the season is only one game old. Three words: Small sample size!

    At least Windsor did not have the league-leading performance against a team which was dead last in offence last season and the season prior. Oh, wait. (Windsor Star)

  • Simon Fraser kick returner-cornerback Jeff Thompson is an aspiring screenwriter. (Little Man on Campus)

  • Queen's defensive coordinator Pat Tracey notes it is easier to simulate run defence than pass defence during spring ball and training camp. The Golden Gaels should score enough to get by McMaster (1 p.m., CFRC 101.9). (Kingston Whig-Standard)

  • Retired Queen's prof Geoff Smith (who was an assistant basketball coach for many years) is organizing a demonstration protesting the Military Appreciation Day Queen's is holding today. Agree or disagree, speaking as someone who knows Geoff Smith a bit, he walks his talk. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

  • Some predictions on the weekend's OUA games. (Always OUA)

  • Slotback Andy Fantuz (Western) is in the Saskatchewan Roughriders lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jason Clermont (Regina) is a healthy scratch. (Regina Leader-Post)
  • Goalie Charles Lavigne, who had a 2.37 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in the QMJHL last season, is going to playing for St. Thomas. (It was tempting to tease by saying Lavigne was heading to a team in Frederiction, no, not that one ...)

    Fun stat about STU: It had 16 CIS academic all-Canadians last season, not too shabby for a school whose only university teams are men's and women's hockey (only about 45 athletes). (Daily Gleaner)

  • Recruiters take note: The Alberta Junior Hockey League is streaming all of its games. Some teams do recruit in "the AJ," so this might help with scouting. (Coffee With Cam)

  • New McGill Martlets coach Amey Doyle, who has been with the team as a player and assistant/associate coach since 1997, did a Q&A a few days ago. (Montreal Gazette)
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