Wednesday, October 6, 2010

'Wolves Depart for 10 Day East Coast Swing

The team will depart Thursday PM marking the start of one of the longest road trips in recent history. The Thunderwolves will arrive in the maritimes Thursday night and open up the competitive portion of the trip immedeately with a match-up against the University of New Brunswick at the Aitken Centre in Fredericton, N.B. Friday night October 8th. The game marks the first of 3 tough contests fin the tournament, as Saturday brings a CIS consolation rematch with powerful University of Cape Breton and Sunday St. Francis Xavier featuring the tallest front court in the CIS. It will mark the first time
Following the completion of the Eric Garland tournament at UNB, the Thunderwolves will travel to Halifax where they will set up home base for 6 days. The week will feature practices held at Dalhousie, study halls and some educational sight-seeing. Thursday Oct 14 the team returns to action with the home opening game at Dalhousie vs. the Tigers at 7pm. Friday the 15th Lakehead will battle Acadia and cap off the trip at Saint Mary's at 4pm on Saturday the 16th.
In all the team will play 6 games in 10 days against the best competition the AUS conference has to offer. 4 of those games are against teams who were in the top ten during the 2009-10 season and all opponents are expected to be strong this season. Please see the official Lakehead Preview at

Some Facts Pertaining to the Trip.
-Lakehead features 3 with Eastern Canadian ties -
Coach Morrison (Morell, PE), Ast. Coach White (Belfast, PE) and Guard Ben Johnson (Pictou, NS)
- Since 2003 Lakehead is 1-5 vs the scheduled opponents on the trip
- Coach Morrison will be taking part in the Basketball New Brunswick coaches clinic on Saturday the 9th. He will be speaking on penetration principles and motion offence.
- This 10 day trip marks the longest journey for Lakehead under Coach Morrison.
Previously the team was hotel bound for 8 days in February 2005 for the end of the OUA regular season and start of play-offs.
- The team's previous appearance to the maritimes was in December 2008 when they spent 8 days in PEI and NS going 4-1 on the trip including a loss at the hands of St. F.X.

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