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…

Introducing the First Annual CCR Canada Christmas ‘Advent Calendar’

SARNIA, Ontario -- Christmas is just around the corner, so it's time to get into the holiday spirit. An Advent calendar is a calendar that is used to count down the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Many kids have calendars filled with pieces of chocolate in which they get from opening cardboard doors…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- The stars were out in Ontario this past week, while role players took the spotlight out West in what was an exciting week across the U Sports landscape. In the OUA, a new modern-day scoring record was set for the Laurier Golden Hawks in their overtime win over the visiting Nipssing Lakers. Second year…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- Several players introduced themselves as stars to their respective conferences and the rest of Canada over the past seven days. In Ontario, first-year guard Kaitlyn Overeem put together a pair of impressive performances to help guide the Waterloo Warriors to a pair of home wins. With nine first-year players on their roster, the Warriors…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 12-18, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- It was a statement week across the U Sports landscape. From coast to coast, teams and players alike made some impressive statements as they look to build momentum ahead of the Christmas break, which is just around the corner. Some of the top contenders faced some tough challenges, and some even took…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 12-18, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- What a week it was across the U Sports women's basketball landscape. In Ontario, the defending national champions saw their lengthy win streak come to an end. The Carleton Ravens dropped their first regular season game since their opener of the 2016-17 season, and it was their first loss since their semi-finals loss to…

Starting Five: Kadre Gray, Tanor Ngom Put Together Statement Performances

SARNIA, Ontario -- The stars were out this past week across the OUA. With the Laurentian Voyageurs hitting the court this past week, all teams in the OUA have kicked off their 2018-19 regular season schedules. Thanks in large part to Kadre Gray, the reigning OUA Player of the Year, the Voyageurs opened up their season with…