The Zanatta games get underway Friday evening as the Lakehead Thunderwolves welcome the University of Regina to Thunder Bay for the first time since 2003 for a pair of CIS non-conference games.
Both games take place at the Thunderdome at 7pm on Friday and Saturday evening as highlights of the Lakehead Athletics Zanatta Games weekend which will also feature the men's hockey team in action.
The Zanatta Games are named in memory of John Zanatta who died in a car accident in 1990 on his way to coach at the Lakehead summer basketball camp. A product of Sault Ste Marie, Zanatta and his brother David are most definetly members of the "Mount Rushmore" of Lakehead Basketball. Having both been stand-outs on the court and the topic of several legendary basketball stories that still live on. John Zanatta also coached the team from 1982-1985 after a stand-out career that lasted from '76-81 and placed him 5th on the current all-time scoring list.
Each year a scholarship in the name of John Zanatta is given out to a men's and women's basketball player. This year's recipient on the men's team will be Brendan King. King will be presented the award by Mirella Zanatta on Saturday at the Lakehead Athletic Director's reception to take place at 'The Hangar' at 11am.
Please see the http://www.thunderwolves.ca/ website for information on other events and those in town for the weekend, hope to see you Friday at 7pm.