Thursday, December 18 2014
Five Gee-Gees teams will be in action over the December exam break, while the swim team will hold a winter training camp in California. The final varsity competition on the calendar before the holiday break is the track and field team’s first Super Saturday Series on December 20 at the Louis-Riel Dome in Ottawa.
The women’s basketball team will be the first to step back on the court, playing its first game at the Thunder Selects tournament at St. Mary’s University in Halifax on December 28. The Gee-Gees will play Acadia (0-7) to open the tournament which also features Lakehead (4-3), Mount Royal (3-5), Dalhousie (4-2), Brock (3-4), Toronto (4-4), and the no. 4 ranked host Huskies (6-0).
The no. 2 ranked men’s basketball team will try to win its sixth consecutive CIS exhibition tournament and extend its current 14-0 undefeated record at the 2014 edition of the Rod Shoveller Tournament at Dalhousie University. The 25th annual tournament will include Atlantic University Sport squads St. Mary’s (3-3), Dalhousie (5-1), St. F-X (2-5), and UPEI (5-2) alongside McGill (2-2) and the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (2-5). Ottawa last appeared at the Shoveller Tournament in December of 2011 and will begin with a game against St. Mary’s on January 2.
The women’s hockey team will travel to Concordia to meet the Western Mustangs at the 47th annual Theresa Humes Tournament on January 2. The Mustangs are currently ranked no. 3 in the CIS with a 12-0 record in the OUA. Ottawa travelled to London to face Western in September exhibition and took the Mustangs to overtime before falling 2-1. Ottawa will follow up with a second tournament game on January 3.
The no. 10 ranked women’s volleyball team will host two exhibition matches in the New Year, one against the McGill Martlets on January 7th in Cornwall, and the other against the no. 3 ranked Montreal Carabins on January 9. Ottawa defeated the Carabins 3-2 in the gold medal match of the Montreal Exhibition Tournament in October, and the Carabins sport an 11-2 record in RSEQ regular season action. The game will be played at Franco-Cité high school.
Scheduled Exhibition Games:
Women’s Basketball: At St. Mary’s for the Thunder Selects Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30
vs. Acadia Dec. 28 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: At Dalhousie for the Rod Shoveller Tournament Jan. 2-4
vs. St. Mary’s Jan. 2 11 a.m.
Women’s Hockey: At Concordia for the Theresa Humes Tournament Jan. 2-4
vs. Western Jan. 2 8 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball: hosting McGill on January 7 in Cornwall and Montreal on January 9 at Franco-Cité.