- Windsor guard Enrico DiLoreto on the Lancers (12-5) being within a half-game of Lakehead (12-4) for the OUA West lead with three weeks left: "We feel we have to win the rest of our games."
Good to know people in Windsor are aware the Lancers did not pull into a first-place tie in the OUA West by winning on Wednesday, contrary to misinformation spread by the Guelph Mercury. It's not wins, it's winning percentage. Someone tell the Mercury (and ask what the deal is with that sidebar linking to months-old wire stories). (Windsor Star)
- Didi Mukendi was the catalyst for the Brock men in their big win over Western on Wednesday, scoring eight of the last 11 Badgers points. (St. Catharines Standard)
- Calgary Dinos rookie big man Patrick Walker is making progress in limited playing time. One big take-home is a quote from the No. 5-ranked Dinos coach Dan Vanhooren on his recruiting approach: "Patrick is a great athlete, No. 1. I think that's what you need when you recruit, is athletes. We can turn him into a basketball player. He's got hands, he can catch, he can run and he's very quick for a guy his size."
Some coaches would say it's the other way around. You take basketball players and make them more athletic. (Airdrie Echo)
- Cape Breton star Kelsey Hodgson visits her hometown this weekend when the Capers play UNB. The Varsity Reds' Emma Russell, who started out with the Capers, is also having a breakout season. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)
- Surely it's just a coincidence that McMaster's Taylor Smith became the women's hoops Marauders' first 2,000-point scorer the same week Taylor Swift won four Grammy Awards. This reference has officially been run into the ground.
- Missed this a few days back, but 900 CHML in Hamilton had an early report on McMaster's schedule. The Marauders, who went 6-2 last fall and beat Ottawa before losing to Queen's in the OUA semi-final, would have Laurier, Western and the Gee-Gees the first three weeks. They would have a bye vs. the Golden Gaels.
- Guelph assistant coach Bill Brown has been named to Team Ontario West's staff for this July's Football Canada Cup under-18 tourney in Wolfville, N.S. Brown is Ont-West's special teams coordinator. He handles the D for the Gryphons.
- Nice for Western's Keaton Turkiewicz to reach the 20-goal mark in Windsor, where he played some of his major junior hockey. (Windsor Star)
- A Q&A with Nipissing captain Matt Lahey, former Ottawa 67. (North Bay Nugget)