Morning rounds...

  • At least Simon Fraser athletic director David Murphy knows what the Clan will be up against in the NCAA.
"On the CIS teams, I think that men’s basketball and football will be in for a tough few years. I think our women's basketball is just fantastic. If they can keep everybody together they'll be fine."
(The Brunswickian)

  • It sounds like the U of S Huskies will not return Casey Lee (tryout with the Ottawa Senators), forward Colin Patterson (ECHL) and d-man Cole Simpson. They do have five returning defencemen. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)
  • Ryerson coach Roy Rana filed one final post before coming back from the FIBA Americas:
    "... it was out there for all to see that our CIS talent can is effective at this level. Aaron Doornekamp was huge in this game. Hopefully this can begin to educate the masses on the quality talent that exists in the CIS. Talent can emerge from anywhere at any level and his success is good sign for many ball players in Canada.

    "It is important to point out that 95% of this team's formative years developed in our Canadian school and club system. If we want to strengthen the sport in Canada it is my belief we need to put our energies to developing our system,coaches and athletes here."
  • Mark Wacyk points out something scary about the Calgary Dinos: They might have the country's best set of bigs after losing Henry Bekkering. Two key elements, a second-team point guard and a bruiser off the bench (Dominyck Coward is gone) are in absentia. (

  • Trinity Western is expecting 6-foot-5 transfer Calvin Westbrook to shoot the lights out for them after transferring from a NCAA D-2 school. He played on a provincial U17 team for TWU coach Scott Allen. (Comox Valley Record)

  • More on Roy Rana moving from Toronto high school powerhouse Eastern Commerce to take over the Ryerson Rams ... it will come as a shock to the York Lions that Ryerson lost in a semi-final playoff game to Ottawa last season. (, vis

  • Langara College is becoming a hothouse for developing CIS ballers. (Richmond News)
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