Saint Mary's Huskies

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Saint Mary's Huskies
Logo
University Saint Mary's University
Association U Sports
Conference Atlantic University Sport
Athletic director Kevin Downie
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          
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.[1]

Huskies Basketball[edit]

Men's Basketball[edit]

The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (14), their last being the 2013-14 season.[2] Of the AUS conference teams, the Huskies have the most U Sports 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 are in a tie with the UPEI Panthers for the fifth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (5), their last being the 2015-16 season.[3] The women competed in their first U Sports Women's Basketball Championship in 2014 and their second in 2015.

Huskies football[edit]

Saint Mary's Huskies
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Saint Mary's Huskies logo
First season 1956
Athletic director Dr. David Murphy
Head coach James Colzie III
1st year, 2–6–0  (.250)
Home Stadium Huskies Stadium
Year built 1970
Stadium capacity 6000+
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
League U Sports
Conference AUS (1999 - present)
Past associations AUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record 231–133 (.635)
Postseason record – 
Tournaments
Vanier Cups 3
1973, 2001, 2002
Uteck Bowls 2
2003, 2007
Churchill Bowls 1
2002
Atlantic Bowls 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
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Colours Maroon, White, and Black
              
Outfitter Adidas
Website smu.ca

The Huskies football team, in the past thirty years, have been 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 head coach of the Huskies for six seasons and had his teams achieve four first-place finishes, along with one Vanier Cup appearance in 2007. He was fired on Dec. 5, 2011.[4] Perry Marchese was hired as his replacement on February 17, 2012.[5] Marchese had a record of 8-24 over four seasons and was replaced with James Colzie in 2016.

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
2014 8 0 8 0 0.000 59 282 4th in AUS
2015 8 0 8 0 0.000 72 281 4th in AUS
2016 8 2 6 0 0.250 126 239 4th 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.[6]

Huskies in the CFL[edit]

As of the 2017 CFL season, seven former Huskies players are on CFL teams' rosters:

Huskies Hockey[edit]

Men's Hockey[edit]

The Huskies have the third-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), their last being the 2009-10 season.[7] In 2010, the Huskies won their first U Sports 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 have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (6), and they are the current champions (2016-17 season).[8] The Huskies have yet to compete in the U Sports 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.[9] The men reached the U Sports 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 Jacob Che
3 Canada MF Pawel Gorski
4 Senegal DF Conor Downie
6 Somalia FW Mohamed Abokar
7 Dubai MF Jeremy Panchuk
8 Canada MF Andrew Gilligan
9 Canada MF Ryan Hogg
11 Canada MF Alex Assali
12 Canada DF Spencer Hickey
13 Canada MF William Kennedy
No. Position Player
14 Canada MF Ishraq Hassan
15 Canada MF Kevin Milad Madani
16 Senegal FW Thierno Diop
17 Canada DF George Lake
18 Canada MF Tyler Sellars
19 State of Palestine FW Ibrahim Shahin
20 Canada DF Ben Napier
21 Canada FW Raymond Crane
30 Canada GK Liam Bitar
31 Canada GK Christian Oxner

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.[10]

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The proposed Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness and the Dauphinee Arena" (PDF). Saint Mary's University Hearts and Minds Capital Campaign. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  4. ^ http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/39681-sumarah-dumped-saint-marys-football-coach Sumarah fired as Saint Mary's football coach
  5. ^ Marchese Named Football Huskies Head Coach
  6. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Football Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  8. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  10. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  11. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Women's Volleyball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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