Basketball fans in the province will have the chance to
see some of the best teams in the country compete in the first Hawk Eyes
Mens Invitational Tournament, being held Oct. 18-20 at Memorial
Harold Squires, chair of the tournament organizing committee said at a
news conference last week, that the Alberta Golden Bears, Concordia University
Stingers, the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers, and the Memorial
University Sea-Hawks will go head-to-head in a round- robin format over
the three-day tournament. Two games will be played each night of the tournament
at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the old gym at Memorial University.
Mr. Squires said the Sea-Hawks have invited some of the best teams in
the country to get ready for the new basketball season.
The Golden Bears have won the western conference championships several
times and were back-to-back national mens university basketball
champs in 1993-94. The Stingers have consistently ranked in the top 10
teams nationally over the past decade. UPEI has the nations top
scorer and will be out to prove they are the contender for the Atlantic
crown this season.
For the MUN squad, the tournament will be the start of a new season with
Jeff Saxby has worked hard over the summer to be one of the top
players in the country. Darryl Boucaud sat out last season having transferred
from UPEI to MUN. But he is an aggressive player, led the local league
in scoring while red shirting at MUN, and has the fire to be one of the
best players in the Atlantic conference.
MUN coach Todd Aughey is looking forward to the tournament and the new
This is Dion Langdon and Shane Butlands final year and both
are looking to build on the great season last year. We have all made a
commitment to the defensive end this year. We have some good young talent,
added some maturity, and believe with some quality work ethic, we can
continue to bring an exciting brand of basketball to the Hawks Nest.
Basketball fans in the province will only be disappointed if they miss