Sad goodbye to Ottawa’s favourite Killer

 

 

Cheers, claps and whistles from almost 10,000 fans filled the Civic Centre March 15, although the hype was not all for the Ottawa 67s, who are heading to the playoffs.

 

After 32 years of coaching the Ottawa 67s, head coach Brian Kilrea, known as Killer, was behind the bench for his final regular-season game.

 

And the team did not disappoint, defeating the Kingston Frontenacs 5-3. The win March 15 was the 40th of the season for the 67s, making this Kilrea’s 12th season with more than 40 wins.

 

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Ravens say goodbye to Kingston’s big three

 

 

The Ravens are again the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball champions, but get ready for the doomsday predictions.

Three Ravens are graduating and they’re big pieces of the championship puzzle.

Rob Saunders, Aaron Doornekamp and Stu Turnbull, known to some as the Kingston trio, have all played their last game as Ravens, and it was a great one.

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Rob and Stu: The friends’ last game

 

One of the most endearing moments of the entire Canadian University Sport (CIS) men’s basketball tournament had little to do with the sport and everything to do with a lifetime friendship.

 

As fifth-year Raven Stuart Turnbull, the CIS tournament Most Valuable Player, dribbled out the clock to seal the victory in the final, gold medal game, fellow fifth-year Rob Saunders launched himself on his teammate – taking them both to the floor in celebration.

 

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