Our Algoma U men’s and women’s basketball teams are travelling to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for what is probably the most difficult road trip in U Sports Basketball.
Especially for the men’s team who will be playing two of the top teams in the nation.
On the men’s side the Carleton Ravens are ranked number one in the country and the Ottawa Gee Gees are ranked ninth. On the women’s side the Carleton Ravens are ranked fourth in the country in U Sports basketball rankings. The Thunderbird women’s team are coming off a home opening weekend where they fell 78 – 58 to the Ryerson Rams on October 27th and 67 – 28 to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on October 28th.
The men’s team also had a winless opening weekend where they lost 84 – 58 to Rams on October 27th and 84 – 69 to the Varsity Blues on October 28th.
Both teams will play the University of Ottawa Gee Gees on Friday November 3rd and the Carleton Ravens on Saturday November 4th.
These games are the season openers for both the Gee Gees and the Ravens with women tipping off at 6:00 p.m and the men at 8:00 p.m both evenings respectively.
The Algoma Thunderbirds wrestling team will be travelling to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario on November 4th to compete at the McMaster Invitational which will be their second competition of the year.
The young wrestling squad will being sending nine competitors. Representing Algoma this weekend will be Brody Collison (Windsor, ON), Noodin Shawanda (Sault Ste. Marie, ON), Miisheen Shawanda (Sault Ste. Marie, ON), David Serra (Hereford, MD), Bryce Davis (Fenton, MI), Stephen Kreyenbuhl (Bogart, GA), Jordan Campioni (Sault Ste. Marie, ON), Skyler Perron (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) , and Riley Tubaro Tecumseh, ON).
“Our team is looking to build off of a successful start at Lakehead two weeks ago. The student-athletes showed great promise when training with the larger Lakehead team and are looking to show improvement on the mats this weekend,” says Trevor Manchester, Head Coach.
Source: Algoma U Athletics