Saint Mary's Huskies
|Saint Mary's Huskies|
|University||Saint Mary's University (Halifax)|
|Association||Canadian Interuniversity Sport|
|Conference||Atlantic University Sport|
|Athletics director||Dr. David Murphy|
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Varsity teams||Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field|
|Football stadium||Huskies Stadium|
|Other arenas||Halifax Forum|
|Other Facilities||The Tower|
|Colours||Maroon and White
|Website||Saint Mary's Huskies|
The Saint Mary's Huskies are the men's and women's athletic teams that represent Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their primary home turf is Huskies Stadium located in the centre of the University's campus.
In September 2007, Saint Mary's announced the plans to build the new Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness that will comprise the current gymnasium (The Tower), the new Dauphinee Arena, and a new building to connect the two. The centre is to be named after Dr. Richard Homburg, who provided a $5 million gift to the project, the largest gift the university had received in its 205-year history. The Dauphinee Arena will be built in the current place of the aging Alumni Arena and will have a NHL-sized ice surface and a seating capacity for 1200. The arena is to be named for the late Mr. Bob Dauphinee who was a strong supporter of the Huskies hockey team for over 50 years. Upon his death in 2001, Mr. Dauphinee had left an estate gift to the university of $2.1 million.
- 1 Huskies Basketball
- 2 Huskies Football
- 3 Huskies Hockey
- 4 Women's Rugby
- 5 Huskies Soccer
- 6 Women's Volleyball
- 7 External links
- 8 References
The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (14), their last being the 2007-08 season. Of the AUS conference teams, the Huskies have the most CIS Championships winning the W. P. McGee Trophy four times in 1973, 1978, 1979 and most recently in 1999.
Saint Mary's University was the host venue for the championship tournament four times in 1965, 1976, 1977 and 1978. The tournament was hosted in Halifax again for 24 consecutive years; first at Dalhousie University from 1984–1987 and then at the Halifax Metro Centre from 1988-2007. The tournament returned to the Metro Centre in 2011.
|Saint Mary's Huskies|
|Athletic director||Dr.David Murphy|
|Head coach||Perry Marchese|
|2nd year, 3–5–0 (.375)|
|Home stadium||Huskies Stadium|
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Conference||AUS (1999 - present)|
|Past associations||AUAA (1974-1998)|
|All-time record||224–116 (.659)|
1973, 2001, 2002
|Uteck Bowl Championships||2
|Churchill Bowl Championships||1
|Atlantic Bowl Championships||7
1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
1964, 1965, 1968, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1974, 1987,
1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
1993, 1994, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
|Hec Crighton winners||4
Chris Flynn (3), Erik Glavic
|Colours||Maroon and White and Black
The Huskies football team, in the past twenty years, have become one of the stronger teams in Canadian University football by reaching the Vanier Cup eight times: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001 (won), 2002 (won), 2003 & 2007. During this streak they would become the third university to win back-to-back championships (2001 & 2002) and the first of two universities to appear in three consecutive championship tournaments (2001–2003). The second being the Saskatchewan Huskies (2004–2006) who finished runner up all three times.
Steve Sumarah was the most recent head coach of the Huskies and had his teams achieve four first-place finishes in his seven seasons as head coach, along with one Vanier Cup appearance in 2007. He was fired on Dec. 5, 2011. Perry Marchese was hired as his replacement on February 17, 2012.
Regular Season Results
|Season||Games||Won||Lost||OT Loss||Pct %||PF||PA||Standing|
|2001||8||8||0||0||1.000||480||35||1st in AUS|
|2002||8||6||2||0||0.750||313||110||1st in AUS|
|2003||8||7||1||0||0.875||338||128||1st in AUS|
|2004||8||5||3||0||0.625||215||131||1st in AUS|
|2005||8||4||4||0||0.500||225||175||3rd in AUS|
|2006||8||4||4||0||0.500||189||130||2nd in AUS|
|2007||8||7||1||0||0.875||352||171||1st in AUS|
|2008||8||7||1||0||0.875||259||168||1st in AUS|
|2009||8||7||1||0||0.875||266||119||1st in AUS|
|2010||8||5||3||0||0.625||228||124||1st in AUS|
|2011||8||6||2||0||0.750||296||130||2nd in AUS|
|2012||8||3||5||0||0.375||189||126||2nd in AUS|
Recent Playoff Results
- 2001 Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 38-7
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Atlantic Bowl 48-8
Defeated Manitoba Bisons in 37th Vanier Cup 42-16
- 2002 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 63-14
Defeated Simon Fraser Clan in Churchill Bowl 36-25
Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in 38th Vanier Cup 33-21
- 2003 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 36-12
Defeated Simon Fraser Clan in Uteck Bowl 60-9
Lost to Manitoba Bisons in 39th Vanier Cup 14-7
- 2004 Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 24-7
Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in Mitchell Bowl 31-16
- 2005 Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 47-29
- 2006 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 24-6
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 32-24
- 2007 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 25-24
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 24-2
Lost to Manitoba Bisons in 43rd Vanier Cup
- 2008 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 29-27
Lost to Western Ontario Mustangs in Mitchell Bowl 28-12
- 2009 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 31-22
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Uteck Bowl 38-14
- 2010 Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 37-8
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Mitchell Bowl 35-8
- 2011 Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 25-2
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 39-20
- 2012 Defeated Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 49-11
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 17-9
- 2013 Lost to Mount Allison Mounties in Loney Bowl 20-17
- Champions: 1973, 2001, 2002
- Runner Up: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2007
- Champions: 2003, 2007
- Runner Up: 2009
- Champions: 2002
- Champions: 1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
- Runner Up: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2000
The Huskies have also been victorious in the Atlantic Conference Championship a record 24 times with their last being the 2010 season.
Huskies in the CFL
As of the 2013 CFL season, 15 former Huskies players are on CFL teams' rosters:
- Matthew Albright, BC Lions
- Adam Baboulas, BC Lions
- Marc Beswick, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Aaron Crawford, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Carl Fitzgerald, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Jeff Hecht, Calgary Stampeders
- Ryan King, Edmonton Eskimos
- Neil King, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Brett Lauther, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Steve Morley, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Karl McCartney, Calgary Stampeders
- Kyle Norris, Edmonton Eskimos
- Dave Stala, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Tim St. Pierre, Calgary Stampeders
- Brian Ridgeway, Montreal Alouettes
The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), their last being the 2009-10 season. In 2010, the Huskies won their first CIS University Cup by defeating the Alberta Golden Bears 3-2 in overtime. This was the Huskies' fifth appearance in the championship final and their first since 1973.
The women's team also have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (4), their last being the 2009-10 season. The Huskies have yet to compete in the CIS Women's Ice Hockey Championship final.
Since rugby became a fully sanctioned Atlantic University Sport in 2002, the Huskies have finished runner up four times (2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009) to the St. Francis Xavier X-Women.
The men's team are in a three-way tie with the Dalhousie Tigers and the UNB Varsity Reds for the most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), with their most recent in the 2011 season. The men reached the CIS Men's Soccer Championship five times (1979, 1989, 2000, 2003 and 2011) but have yet to win the championship.
Soccer Team Roster
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "Staff and Coaches". Saint Mary's University Department of Athletics and Recreation. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "The proposed Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness and the Dauphinee Arena". Saint Mary's University Hearts and Minds Capital Campaign. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-16.[dead link]
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/39681-sumarah-dumped-saint-marys-football-coach Sumarah fired as Saint Mary's football coach
- Marchese Named Football Huskies Head Coach
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Football Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Volleyball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-11.