Saint Mary's Huskies

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Saint Mary's Huskies
Logo
University Saint Mary's University
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Atlantic University Sport
Athletic director Dr. David Murphy[1]
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Varsity teams Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field
Football stadium Huskies Stadium
Arena Alumni Arena
Other arenas Halifax Forum
Other Facilities The Tower
Mascot The Husky
Nickname Huskies
Colours
     Maroon       White
Website www.smuhuskies.ca

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.[2]

Huskies Basketball[edit]

Men's Basketball[edit]

The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (14), and they are the current champions (2013-14 season).[3] 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 for the 2011 and 2012 Championships.

Women's Basketball[edit]

The women's team have the sixth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (3), and they are the current champions (2013-14 season).[4] The women are competing in their first CIS Women's Basketball Championship in 2014.

Huskies Football[edit]

Saint Mary's Huskies
Saint Mary's Huskies logo
First season 1956
Athletic director Dr. David Murphy
Head coach Perry Marchese
2nd year, 3–5–0  (.375)
Home stadium Huskies Stadium
Year built 1970
Stadium capacity 6000+
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
League CIS
Conference AUS (1999 - present)
Past associations AUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record 224–116 (.659)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 3
1973, 2001, 2002
Uteck Bowl Championships 2
2003, 2007
Churchill Bowl Championships 1
2002
Atlantic Bowl Championships 7
1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
Jewett Trophies 24
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
Current uniform
CIS SMU Jersey.png
Colours Maroon and White and Black

                     

Outfitter Adidas
Website smu.ca

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.[5] Perry Marchese was hired as his replacement on February 17, 2012.[6]

Regular Season Results[edit]

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
2013 8 5 3 0 0.625 128 134 2nd in AUS

Recent Playoff Results[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Vanier Cup[edit]

  • Champions: 1973, 2001, 2002
  • Runner Up: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2007

Semi-Final Championships[edit]

Uteck Bowl[edit]

  • Champions: 2003, 2007
  • Runner Up: 2009

Mitchell Bowl[edit]

Churchill Bowl[edit]

  • Champions: 2002

Atlantic Bowl[edit]

  • Champions: 1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
  • Runner Up: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2000

Conference Championships[edit]

Jewett Trophy (Loney Bowl)[edit]

The Huskies have also been victorious in the Atlantic Conference Championship a record 24 times with their last being the 2010 season.[7]

Huskies in the CFL[edit]

As of the 2014 CFL season, 15 former Huskies players are on CFL teams' rosters:

Huskies Hockey[edit]

Men's Hockey[edit]

The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), their last being the 2009-10 season.[8] 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.

Women's Hockey[edit]

The women's team also have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (4), their last being the 2009-10 season.[9] The Huskies have yet to compete in the CIS Women's Ice Hockey Championship final.

Women's Rugby[edit]

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.

Huskies Soccer[edit]

Men's Soccer[edit]

The men's team are tied with the Dalhousie Tigers for the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), with their most recent in the 2011 season.[10] 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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United Kingdom GK Adam Miller
2 Canada DF Zach Bauld
3 India MF Shane Rajaraman
4 Canada DF Adam Downie
5 Germany DF Shawn Kodejs
6 Canada MF David Inglis
7 Greece MF Vasili Garonis
8 Yemen MF Mohammed Shamout
9 Colombia MF Jonattan Córdoba
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Elvir Gigolać
11 Bermuda MF Ian Coke
12 Greece MF Peter Garonis
No. Position Player
13 Canada MF Kyle Denbrook
14 Canada MF Kevin Madani
15 Canada FW Sidney Doucette
16 Canada DF Rory Kennedy
17 India DF Drew Rajaraman
18 Canada MF Michael Sun
19 Canada FW Nils Webber
20 Canada DF Chris MacEachern
21 Jordan FW Tareq Armoush
22 Germany DF Kyle Kuhn
25 Canada GK Jordan Spencer

Women's Soccer[edit]

The women's team are tied with the St. Francis Xavier X-Women for the fourth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (2), their last title being in 2002.[11]

Women's Volleyball[edit]

The Huskies are tied with the Moncton Anges Bleus for the third-most Atlantic Conference Championships (6), their last being the 2011-12 season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff and Coaches". Saint Mary's University Department of Athletics and Recreation. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  2. ^ "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]
  3. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  5. ^ http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/39681-sumarah-dumped-saint-marys-football-coach Sumarah fired as Saint Mary's football coach
  6. ^ Marchese Named Football Huskies Head Coach
  7. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Football Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  11. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  12. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Volleyball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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