I thought I would send out a newsletter even though we have not played since the last issue.
After sitting in the 11th spot in the National poll since it was first published in November, last week’s edition moved us into the Top 10 (albeit at the 10th spot). Here’s a re-cap of our fall league schedule:
W Q’s 64 – York 47
W Q’s 61 – Laurentian 51
W Q’s 71 – Nipissing 42
W Q’s 60 – McMaster 53
L Q’s 50 – Brock 69
W Q’s 64 – Laurier 61
W Q’s 84 – Waterloo 69
With that, we sit atop of the Eastern Division with a 6 – 1 record. Ryerson has a game in hand, with a 5 – 1 record, followed by Toronto, 2 – 4 and York, 2 – 5. The top 3 teams in each Division make the playoffs.
As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the NBA All-Star game is being hosted by the city of Toronto in February and our basketball team has been invited to be part of the weekend festivities. We have moved our home league game with Windsor on Saturday, February 13th to the Enercare Centre in Toronto, the venue for the NBA All-Star Fanfest. Game time will be 4:00pm. Please see the Q’s press release for further information: http://gogaelsgo.com/news/2015/12/3/WBB_1203152546.aspx
We are still investigated the possibility of getting block tickets set aside and will update you when the information becomes available.
In other exciting news, our former Physical Education Centre (PEC), which was our home before building the Queen’s Centre which houses the Athletic & Recreation Centre (ARC), is getting a complete over haul. As you may know, we opened and refurbished portions of the PEC a few years ago, mainly the 3 gymnasiums. This has provided us with a total of 6 basketball courts between the ARC & the PEC. The next phase of refurbishment (actually gut-job) will be on the lower level, where a new High Performance Training Facility will be built, including state of the art strength & conditioning equipment, aerobic, anaerobic and functional testing facilities, and many more aspects designed to train, test and educate our high performance athletes.
I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of our entire basketball family, to wish you and your family a very safe and enjoyable holiday season!