By Brad Halasz
The University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team continuesd their Canada West domination sweeping Saskatchewan 91-66 and 90-80 last weekend in Saskatoon.
The wins put the team at a 9-1 record as they enter the semester break.
The University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team enters the semester break coming off two disappointing losses in Saskatoon, losing 81-64 and 79-73 last weekend.
The losses give the team a 6-4 record.
They will host the invitational Hopewell Holiday Hoops tournament Dec. 28-30 in the Jack Simpson gym before returning to conference play in the new year.
Effah snags Fred Tees award
Athletics Canada awarded University of Calgary track star Sam Effah the Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy last weekend.
This marks the fifth year in a row the award has gone to a Dino as Jessica Zelinka claimed it four consecutive times.
In his sophomore year, Effah was named Canada West track athlete of the year. He was also named Dinos male athlete of the year last season.
Effah was the national collegiate champion in the 60- and 300-metre sprint events.
With his success you can bet the Canadian national team has their eye on him for future Olympic events.
Effah will lead the Dinos into the 2009 track season beginning in January.
Former Dino Grey Cup champ
Tim O’ Neil, a former University of Calgary Dino, is now a Grey Cup champ. The offensive lineman was part the Calgary Stampeders 2008 team. The Stamps beat the Montreal Allouettes 22-14 in Montreal last Sunday.
Dinos athletes of the week
University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball forward Henry Bekkering is the Dino male athlete of the week.
Bekkering banked 49 points in the two-game sweep of divisional rivals the University of Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend, averaging five and a half rebounds each night.
He was also eight for 13 in three-point shots and 11 for 16 in free throws.
On the women’s side, Ali Sandholm, freshmen middle for the women’s volleyball team, was named female athlete of the week.
She was the key standout in a 3-0 loss against the University of Alberta Pandas last Friday, leading the team with six kills in 11 attempts.
She was also instrumental in the Dinos win against the Pandas the following night with a .308 hitting percentage and no errors.
Roy’s kids out of control
If you think you’ve seen the last of Patrick Roy’s on-ice antics, think again. His legacy of being an eccentric, out of control, loose cannon has carried over to his children.
Seventeen-year-old Frederick Roy was suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this week after cranking an opposing player in the grill with a two-fisted cross check.
The stunt garnered an automatic one-day suspension, but the league raised that to 15 games, the maximum allowed.
A year and a half ago, Frederick’s brother and goaltender for the same team, Jonathan, started beating the piss out of an opposing goaltender who didn’t fight back.
Their father Patrick received a one game suspension for his role as coach in Jonathan’s game. Adding insult to sluggery, Jonathan was booed by Habs fans when Patrick’s jersey was raised to the rafters.