Thursday, October 25, 2007


News 'n' notes relating to our teams of interest in The 613:
  • Some good measuring stick games coming up in men's basketball: The Ottawa Gee-Gees, flush with Dax Dessureault and Josh Gibson-Bascombe leading them to a tournament win, are out in Edmonton at the U of A Golden Bear Invitational.

    Ottawa faces division rival York (young, but they still have Tut Ruach, a CIS version of Stephon Marbury, in the best posssible way), followed by Waterloo and Alberta (who played Carleton tough last weekend).
  • It's impossible to understate how much RMC upsetting Queen's in the OUA women's soccer playoffs on Wednesday matters to the cadets. It's the first playoff win for any CIS women's team in the school's history and the first for for any RMC team since 2000-01. Major tip of the cap goes to Paladins such as fullback Andrea Perry (an alumna of St. Peter in Orleans), who hasn't missed a minute of action since early in the 2005 season. The upstart Paladins, who have several players with Ottawa ties, face the No. 1-ranked Gee-Gees in an OUA quarter-final on Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Yes, it would be kind of odd that a potential Carleton-Ottawa soccer playoff matchup next weekend, with the winner going to the CIS championship, would be played in Toronto.

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