Thursday, September 30, 2010

'Wolves Welcome Regina

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 website for information on other events and those in town for the weekend, hope to see you Friday at 7pm.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homecoming 1 Week Away

This time next week the Lakehead Thunderwolves first CIS game will be in the books as the countdown to the season opener vs. Regina during Homecoming weekend is only a few days away.
The team is close to full strength in practice and looking forward to facing some unfamiliar faces in an official match-up
This weekend also marks the Zanatta alumni game and athletic director's reception taking place at the Lakehead Fieldhouse and Hangar.
Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday October 3rd will be the 2nd annual Back Court Club Lobster Dinner in support of the men's basketball program. There are still a few tickets available to this enjoyable event which will feature a silent auction and cash bar. For more information or tickets please contact Coach Morrison at .
Stay tuned for a more detailed preview of the opening weekend and alumni game to follow this week.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2nd Annual Midnight Madness a Success

The 2nd annual Lakehead Athletics Midnight Madness was a big success on Friday night/Saturday morning. As part of the Lakehead First Year Orientation program the men's and women's basketball team held intra-squad scrimmages in front of over 1000 students, staff and supporters in the Thunderdome.

Senior student 'ambassadors were on hand to instruct the new students in the various traditions of the Thunderdome including the "white out" and some introductory heckling. The event marks the end of the team's training camp and the beginning of pre-season practice. The team tips off against the University of Regina during homecoming weekend October 1 and 2 (only three weeks away!).

Friday, September 3, 2010

McCrae and Isaac Finalize 2010 Recruiting Class

The Lakehead coaching staff is pleased to announce to final additions to the 2010 recruiting class.
Kemp McCrae is a 6'7" post from Baltimore, Maryland who joins the team with 5 years of eligibility as a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore.
Akeem Isaac is a 6'1" combo guard from Toronto, Ontario who has played with Mother Theresa in Toronto before making a stop at US prep schools in Florida and Dallas.

"Kemp and Akeem will inject some athleticism in both our frontcourt and perimeter core this season. We expect both guys to develop quickly and have excellent CIS careers with our program." Head Coach Scott Morrison.

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