Author: Andrew Price

“We want to make sure that we can win that first game. In this type of playoff format, it’s not like a best of seven where you have a few games to come back.” —Mathieu Newcomb, Gee-Gees forward.

“Usually in the playoffs, what it comes down to is good teamwork, special teams, and goaltending. I know we have good teamwork and good goaltending, but special teams are something you’ve constantly got to work on.” —Patrick Grandmaitre, Gee-Gees head men’s hockey coach.

This year, U of O varsity teams have been giving back to the community in many different ways—some donating blood, others going to developing countries to teach their respective sports, while still others focused on more local causes.

“I think we’ve got to have a bit of a refresher every few months to say: ‘Hey, if anybody’s taking any medications, you better let us know.’ So we’re going to have to have a system to check in.” —Sue Hylland, U of O director of Sports Services.

“That’s why you come here. You want to be able to play against the number-one team in the country, you want to play in an environment like this in front of 10,000 people.” —Brandon Robinson, Gee-Gees fifth-year guard.

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