Friday, March 19, 2010
Pregame: #3 UBC vs. #6 Lakehead
A strong contingent of Lakehead fans gathered hour prior to tipoff for a pregame party here at the Scotiabank place. The anticipation extraordinary as friends, family and Wolves alum have watched this team progress from last place in 2008-09 to the top ranks of the CIS. Courtside, I just talked with Greg Boyle, a Lakehead grad who dove right into the heart of the Ottawa Gee-Gees fan zone last weekend as LU won OUA bronze. He’s jacked about this nationals experience and is courtside with a giant Scott Morrison head cutout. The spirit of the Thunderdome is definitely alive and well here in Ottawa. Franco Veneruzzo, former assistant coach with the team has about 100 Wolves fans in custom team t-shirts, while dozens of LU faithful made the long drive to see this historic moments. We just saw #7 Calgary knock off #2 Cape Breton. I’m ready for another upset.