- Carleton's not the only university in Ottawa with a star athlete playing pro in Germany. I talked with Gee-Gees men's hockey coach Dave Leger for a story and it turns out that Ben McLeod, the No. 2 scorer in CIS men's hockey last season, has signed with ESV Kaufbeuren, a German team. (Carleton basketball legend Osvaldo Jeanty is over there, of course.)
McLeod's been reunited with former Gee-Gees teammate Jonathan Robert, who is leading Kaufbeuren in scoring. Jordan Webb, a Nepean native and third-year German leaguer, is also on the team.
Leger admits McLeod's offence is hard to replace, but he's figuring on being "a more defensive team." He's bolstered the goaltending and the D with a pair of Calgarians, with ex-Gatineau Olympiques goalie Riley Whitlock and Matt McMahon, a law student whom Leger calls a "steady Eddie defenceman" who's played four seasons in the NCAA and CIS. Whitlock is a pupil of Senators goalie coach Eli Wilson, so you know he's pretty solid.
- A post at cisfootball.org that says The FAN 590 might broadcast the Vanier Cup on Nov. 23.
- Queen's alums already have a football victory over the U of 0 to savour this week, and it's still more than 48 hours till kickoff at Frank Clair Stadium.
The women's soccer Gaels dealt the No. 1 -ranked Gee-Gees a 1-0 loss on Wednesday. Gaels 'keeper Hannah Shoichet shut out the Gee-Gees and Laura Johnstone scored in the 63th minute. In fairness, Ottawa's in a five games in seven days stretch that you wouldn't even ask of international players, and Val May hit the crossbar, costing them a chance to tie on the road.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
CIS CORNER: GEE-GEES SNIPER IN GERMANY
Some notes from our CIS programs in The 613: