Men's ballers win tourney with upset over Toronto

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Western men's hockey

Jonas Hrebeniuk

SKINAMARINKIDINK. While the men’s hockey team played a bundle of exhibition games in Germany and Denmark over the break, we sipped eggnog and cooked up Sharon, Lois & Bram references. Who had the tougher task? You be the judge.

As classes begin and the workload piles back up, Western students are attempting to get back into the swing of things. For Mustangs athletes, the work never stopped.

The men’s hockey team had an exciting adventure over the holidays as the team travelled to Europe to compete in five games over 12 days.

The team departed on Dec. 27 and played its first game in Dinslaken, Germany against the Dinslaken Cobras.

The Mustangs rung in the New Year on Dec. 31 with a game in Denmark against the Saale Bulls.

After a day off, the squad competed against EHV Schonheide on Jan. 2 and its fourth game was against the Braunlage SC Harzer-Woelfe on Jan. 4.

The fifth and final game was on Jan. 6 in Bad Nauheim against the Rote Teufel Red Devils. The team headed back to London on Monday in time to prepare for its Thursday night game at Alumni Hall.

The men’s basketball team also finished 2007 on a high note with a tournament win in Toronto Dec. 28-30.

The squad attended the Ryerson DeArmon Memorial Tournament and won the final match against the Toronto Varsity Blues, 80-66.

Western’s Jason Milliquet led the team in scoring with 19 points, followed by Matthew Curtis and Andrew Wedemire with 13 apiece.

A day earlier, Western defeated York in the tourney’s semi-final game 97-70.

Wedemire led Western with 17 points, but Colin LaForme was not far behind, dumping in 16.

LaForme was named to the tournament all-star team and Curtis was named tournament MVP.

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