Saint Mary's Huskies
|Saint Mary's Huskies|
|University||Saint Mary's University|
|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|
|Other arenas||Halifax Forum|
|Other Facilities||The Tower|
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 References
- 8 External links
The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (14), their last being the 2013-14 season. 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.
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. The women competed in their first U Sports Women's Basketball Championship in 2014 and their second in 2015.
|Saint Mary's Huskies|
Saint Mary's Huskies logo
|Athletic director||Dr. David Murphy|
|Head coach||James Colzie III
1st year, 2–6–0 (.250)
|Home Stadium||Huskies Stadium|
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Conference||AUS (1999 - present)|
|Past associations||AUAA (1974-1998)|
|All-time record||231–133 (.635)|
1973, 2001, 2002
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, White, and Black
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. Perry Marchese was hired as his replacement on February 17, 2012. Marchese had a record of 8-24 over four seasons and was replaced with James Colzie in 2016.
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|
|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
- 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 Laval Rouge et Or 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
- 2014 Out of playoffs
- 2015 Out of playoffs
- 2016 Out of playoffs
- 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 2017 CFL season, seven former Huskies players are on CFL teams' rosters:
- Matthew Albright, Ottawa Redblacks
- Aaron Crawford, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Jeff Hecht, Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Neil King, Edmonton Eskimos
- Ryan King, Edmonton Eskimos
- Jonathan Langa, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Nigel Romick, Ottawa Redblacks
The Huskies have the third-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), their last being the 2009-10 season. 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.
The women's team have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (6), and they are the current champions (2016-17 season). The Huskies have yet to compete in the U Sports 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 tied with the Dalhousie Tigers for the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), with their most recent in the 2011 season. 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.
- "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]
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
- 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. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "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. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.