Algoma Thunderbirds Honour Senior Players on Saturday

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The Algoma Thunderbirds basketball teams will close out their 2016-17 regular season at home this weekend against their Northern Ontario rivals.

On Friday, both the men’s and women’s Algoma teams will look to earn wins over the Laurentian Voyageurs. In preseason action, the women Tbirds notched two wins over the Lady Voyageurs. The Lady Vees are currently 4-14 in the OUA North while the men are 8-10.

On Saturday, the senior Tbirds will don the red, white, and grey in their final game of their university career in the annual Seniors’ Night. Graduating Thunderbirds are Carriera Lamoureux (Winnipeg, MB), Sydney Resch (Guelph), Karissa Kajorinne (Thunder Bay), and Sean Clendinning (Orillia). Teams will take on newcomer to the OUA, the Nipissing Lakers. The Laker women are at the bottom of the OUA at 1-17 while the men are 9-9.

Throughout the weekend, Algoma will honour faculty members who have been instrumental in supporting the varsity athletics program.

Game times are 6:00pm (women) and 8:00pm (men) on both days in the GLC. Games are streamed live on OUA.TV.

In other varsity action, the Algoma curling teams are in competition beginning today in Oshawa, Ontario at the OUA Championships, hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club.

The Algoma women’s curling team is skipped by Lauren Rogers (Sault Ste. Marie) and consists of Vice Shae-Lynn Dupuis (Sault Ste. Marie), Second Julia Simon (Sault Ste. Marie), Lead Keiko Larocque (Chapleau), and Lead Hannah Priddle (Sault Ste. Marie).

The men’s rink is led by Jonathan Lalonde (Victorie, SK) and is rounded out by Vice H. Mandiv (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Second Chas Dalton (Sault Ste. Marie), and Lead Vincent Lalande (Ricmond Hill).

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks are the defending men’s and women’s OUA Curling Champions.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, including rosters and schedules, please visit algomathunderbirds.ca.

About Algoma University

Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.  As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit www.algomau.ca.

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