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The Bishopâ€™s Gaiters defeated the Waterloo Warriors 72-49 Sunday afternoon to capture the fourth annual Citadin Holiday Classic in Montreal. Sundayâ€™s win gave Bishopâ€™s a perfect 3-0 record for the four-day event and improved their overall season record to an impressive 12-4.
The Bishopâ€™s basketball teams will commence the second half of the 2012-13 season Friday, Dec. 28 when they participate in the UQAM Holiday Basketball Tournament in Montreal this weekend.
The menâ€™s squad will be looking to build on their strong first-half performance that saw them post a 9-4 overall record, including an 84-79 win over the nationally ranked McGill Redmen back on November 29. They presently sit in second place in the RSEQ standings, a half-game behind the first place Redmen.
Basketball has played a major role for Steve Cassivi, from his playing days of a long-range shooter to his present dual role of head coach of the Champlain College womenâ€™s team and assistant coach with the Bishopâ€™s University womenâ€™s squad.
Cassiviâ€™s coaching career began at Alexander Galt and ten years ago he took over the Champlain womenâ€™s team and has built it into one of the top CEGEP Division 2 teams with hopes to take the program back to Division 1.
The Sherbrooke Phoenix have finalized some major changes in its line-up with the announcement that Brent Turnbull, JÃ©rÃ©mie Beaudry, and Anthony Verret have been traded to the Quebec Remparts.
In return for left-winger Turnbull, Phoenix General Manager Patrick Charbonneau gets back the fifth choice in the 2013 draft that had gone to Quebec in a deal that brought Russian forward Denis Kamaev earlier this year. Charbonneau also gets 18-year old rookie defenseman Jean-Philippe Lebrasseur.
The Drummondville Voltigeurs beat the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-4 in a shootout in the last game before the Christmas break Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
The Palais des Sports was dressed in red and even Santa Claus attended the game as the highway 55 and division rivals put on a great show for the 3,305 fans present.
With Christmas less than a week away, the holiday season is perfect for reflecting on your commitment to yourself for fitnessâ€™ sake in 2012.
â€˜Tis the season of little running but instead of adding inches to your waistline. Think of snow shoeing, cross country skiing, the treadmill or swimming to defeat the eggnog monster while winning another year out of last yearâ€™s jeans.
When he entered the NBA in 2006, the high-end projection for Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani was that he was the next Dirk Nowitzki; a nearly seven-footer with guard skills and three-point range. The soft-spoken kid from Italy was projected to be the cornerstone of the franchise. To carry the Raptors out of the post-Vince Carter funk and, along with Chris Bosh, make the Raptors a force in the Eastern Conference.
The Champlain College womenâ€™s basketball team is off to another fast start and head into the holiday break in first place in the Division 2 Northeast circuit with a 6-1 record. The defending league championsâ€™ success over the last decade is due to several factors, according to head coach Steve Cassivi.
Schoolâ€™s out for the holidays, so itâ€™s time to hand out report cards to the players and hockey staff of the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL. Letâ€™s not waste any time, and take note that the players have been ranked and marked at random.
Please see Thursday's sports page for the complete report card.