Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wolves Head to Winnipeg for Final Preseason Tune-up

Media Release
Lakehead University Athletics Department
Men's Basketball Visit Wesmen, Bisons This Weekend 
October 23, 2013 — Thunder Bay, Ont.
The men's basketball team travels to Winnipeg this weekend for a pair of non-conference games, vs the Winnipeg Wesmen Friday and the Manitoba Bisons Saturday.

The Thunderwolves lost to the Wesmen at the beginning of October by a slim 4-point margin, 82-78 in the Thunderdome. It's been several years since the the 'Wolves and Bisons played each other. The Bisons went 14-8 in Canada West play last season, averaging 83 points per game.

Coach Matt Erdman:

"This weekend provides us another opportunity to play two quality opponents in Winnipeg and Manitoba. It's a chance to improve on a number of areas from last weekend, especially playing with a sense of urgency from the tip and sticking to the game plan for 40 minutes. We understand there will be some learning curves and adjustments with so many new faces and guys playing in roles they haven't played in before but this is our last chance to get the kinks out before conference play. Winnipeg is a very good team that takes advantage of poor defensive execution. They make you pay for poor rotations and screen defense with outside shooting and dribble penetration. Manitoba on the other hand is going to test our defensive transition and they have a bunch guys that can make plays at the offensive end."

Game Schedule:

Friday, Oct 25 vs Winnipeg @ 7pm ET (webcast via CanadaWestTV)

Saturday, Oct 26 vs Manitoba @ 9pm ET (no webcast)

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MEDIA:  For more information, or to request an interview, please contact Lakehead Sports Information Director, Hugh Mullally, at (807) 766-7157, or
Lakehead University’s Athletics Department features a comprehensive Campus Recreation program across both its Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario campuses. Working hard to promote a healthy and active campus lifestyle, Campus Recreation provides a great selection of outdoor and indoor intramurals with its C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse (containing a 15,000 square foot Thunderdome gymnasium, state-of-the-art Wolves' Den fitness centre, 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool, cardio room, Kinesiology labs, squash court, and change rooms complete with saunas) and the 50,000 square foot ‘Hangar’ building (an athletic facility home to a 200-metre track, pro-grade artificial turf field, climbing wall, weight training, aerobic and cardio areas, as well as the University’s Sports Medicine Clinic) .

Hugh Mullally
Sports Information Director
Lakehead University Athletics
Office: 807 766 7157

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