SAIT Trojans Selected as Hosts for 2021 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship

CALGARY, Alta. — The SAIT Trojans will host the 2021 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Basketball National Championship, the CCAA announced on Friday afternoon. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) institution will host the event in Calgary, AB, from March 17-20, 2021. All games will be played at the Trojans Main Gymnasium, which is…

Mandy Botham has Red Deer College Queens Trending Upwards in Year One

RED DEER, Alta. – Relentless. When asked to describe this year’s Red Deer College Queens team using one word, there was a brief pause. After thinking about it for a few seconds, Head Coach Mandy Botham hit the nail on the head. With one 10-letter word, Botham perfectly captured this year’s edition of the Queens….

Resilient Laurier Rekindle Memories with Leaders Taking Next Step Forward

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan Paul Falco and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the scene of one of their most memorable victories at Carleton last weekend. They almost pulled off another. Falco, the Laurier head coach in his 12th season with the team, saw former Ravens women’s head coach Taffe Charles (now the…

Pace and Progress at the Front of Mind for Queen’s Women’s Basketball

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan KINGSTON, Ont. — New Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball head coach James Bambury doesn’t talk about winning and losing much. Instead, he focuses on progress over results. “I do not ever see myself using the word win,” Bambury said. “Because that’s something beyond our control.” He knows. Bambury was the head coach…

The Long Road Home

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan The end is near for Ryerson Rams seniors Katherine Follis, Cara Tiemens and Sofia Paska with the women’s basketball nationals at Ryerson tipping off tonight. The three of them came into the Rams program in 2014 and will now finish off their Rams careers in front of their home fans…

Checking in on the Defending National Champions Across Canada

SARNIA, Ontario — It was a year of firsts in 2017-18 in terms of national championship winners on the basketball court. Three out of the four teams who cut down the nets in March did so for the first time in school history. The fourth team picked up their second national title in three seasons, and…