by John Austen
Concordia was abuzz earlier this month as the 34th Nike Concordia Tip-off
Basketball Tournament took place in the Loyola Gym. The Stingers turned
out to be wonderful hosts as they lost 62-41 to the Dalhousie Tigers in
the championship final. High scorers of the game were Dalhousies
Trystan James with 13 points and Concordias Sydney Shreves with
The consolation game was played between Sir Wilfrid University Golden
Hawks and A.S. Montlouis with the Hawks taking the game 80-45.
Dalhousie beat Wilfrid Laurier 86-73 to get into the final, while the
Stingers annihilated Montlouis 114-24 to advance. Concordias Patrice
Bernard and Louis Vigneault were chosen as tournament all-stars.
The mens hockey team traveled to Toronto earlier this month and
came home champions of the York University Tournament. Coach Kevin Figsby
and the boys beat York 7-3 in the final. David Comeau scored two goals
in the win, while Mathieu Lendick, Patrice Roy, Alain Charbonneau, Andrew
Davis and Chris Page each had one goal.
The tournament also featured the Laurentian University Voyageurs from
Sudbury and the Royal Military College Paladins from Kingston.
Concordia won the opening game of the event, 4-1 over RMC. Roy scored
two goals, while Lendick and Edin Burazerovic each had a goal.
The Stingers werent as lucky at the McGill tournament the following
week, losing a pair of 2-1 games to both the Redmen and Ottawa Gee Gees.
Last weekend they returned to the Ed Meagher Arena and posted a 6-4 win
over Queens in an exhibition game. Concordia plays its first league
game at home Friday when the Gee Gees come to town. Game time is 7:30
Coach Vladimir Pavlicik is rather proud of his Stingers mens soccer
team and why not? Concordia is undefeated after 10 games so far
with seven wins and three ties. First place will be decided on Friday
when the Stingers travel to McGill to take on the Redmen at 8:30 p.m.
The team returns to Concordia Sunday afternoon for a 3 oclock date
As the womens rugby team headed into the end of their season, they
were without head coach Sheila Turner, who joined Team Canada for a two-week
tour through Wales.
The Canadian team is there as a tune-up for the Womens World Cup
which will take place next May in Spain.
Turner, who plays the position of prop, was first selected to Team Canada
in 1999. She has been capped four times since that date. The
2002 World Cup will be a big highlight for Turner.
One of my rugby goals is to make the World Cup and this tour is
an opportunity to prove that I should be on that team, said Turner
before leaving on Oct. 13.
The girls didnt miss a beat in Turners absence, beating Ottawa
40-0 in the last league game before trouncing Bishops 73-0 in the
provincial semifinal.Concordia and McGill will battle in the final this
Sunday in Ste. Anne de Bellevue.
The football team still has an outside shot at first place after edging
McGill 31-28 in the annual Shaughnessy Cup Game at Molson Stadium last
Saturday. The Stingers must beat Bishops this weekend at home and
hope that the Redmen knock off powerful Laval.
A more likely scenario sees both the Stingers and Laval winning this weekend,
which would give Laval top spot and Concordia second place. That would
set up a McGill vs. Concordia playoff game.
Last weeks Battle of Montreal wasnt decided until late in
the game as Burke Dales caught an 11-yard TD pass from quarterback Jon
Kronemeyer with 1:58 left to give the Stingers the win.