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Regina Cougars - 1996-97 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:James Hillis (3rd season)
Other staff: Steve Burrows (Assistant Coach), Graham Hackl (Assistant Coach), Gord Burgess (Assistant Coach)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
10-50.6671283-125385.5 - 83.521-130.6182956-292686.9 - 86.125-160.6103550-348886.6 - 85.1

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
2Aaron Bell Centre7-02754Regina, SKLuther College High (Sacramento State)
5Leigh Roberts Forward6-21703Regina, SKCampbell Collegiate
11Chris Warnecke Guard6-12152Regina, SKMichael A. Riffel High
13Drew Hunter Guard5-101655Regina, SKMichael A. Riffel High
20Steven Podwin Guard6-01752Regina, SKSheldon-Williams Collegiate
21Scott Goebel Guard5-91602Regina, SKBalfour Collegiate
22A.J. Schepers Forward6-32Regina, SKSheldon-Williams Collegiate
25David Hambleton Forward6-72103Regina, SKSheldon-Williams Collegiate
32Chris Franklin Forward6-12153Regina, SKLuther College High (Medicine Hat College)
34Craig Gartner Forward6-82101Regina, SKMichael A. Riffel High
35Dale Holmes Guard6-32003Regina, SKThom Collegiate
40Rhett Burgess Guard6-21702Regina, SKBalfour Collegiate
42Darren McIlwaine Forward6-01Regina, SKRobert Usher Collegiate
44Bill Johnson Forward6-42004Regina, SKBalfour Collegiate
50Kevin Gilroy Forward6-62054Eastend, SKEastend School

Awards presented

James Hillis Great Plains Coach of the Year
Kevin Gilroy Regina Mens Basketball Team MVP, Great Plains Player of the Year, Great Plains First Team All-Star, First Team All-Canadian
Dale Holmes Great Plains First Team All-Star
Drew Hunter Great Plains Second Team All-Star
Bill Johnson Great Plains Second Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Oct 17, 1996Regina, SKBriercrest CollegeWin95-72OTCougar Classic
Fri Oct 18, 1996Regina, SKCalgaryWin118-103 Cougar Classic
Sat Oct 19, 1996Regina, SKSaskatchewanWin86-71 Cougar Classic
Wed Oct 23, 1996Vancouver, BCUBCLoss82-97  
Thu Oct 24, 1996Burnaby, BCSimon FraserLoss78-106  
Fri Oct 25, 1996Victoria, BCVictoriaLoss69-94  
Sat Oct 26, 1996Victoria, BCVictoriaLoss97-107  
Thu Oct 31, 1996Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeLoss98-106  
Fri Nov 1, 1996Havre, MTNorthern MontanaLoss63-89  
Sat Nov 2, 1996Havre, MTCarroll CollegeLoss67-69  
Fri Nov 8, 1996Fredericton, NBAcadiaLoss73-86 UNB National Men's Basketball Tournament
Sat Nov 9, 1996Fredericton, NBUPEIWin82-70 UNB National Men's Basketball Tournament
Sun Nov 10, 1996Fredericton, NBCape BretonWin88-86 UNB National Men's Basketball Tournament
Fri Nov 15, 1996Thunder Bay, ONLakeheadWin85-83  
Sat Nov 16, 1996Thunder Bay, ONLakeheadWin94-84  
Fri Nov 22, 1996Regina, SKSAITWin105-79  
Sat Nov 23, 1996Regina, SKSAITWin103-70  
Sat Dec 28, 1996Winnipeg, MBLethbridgeWin106-102 Wesmen Classic
Sun Dec 29, 1996Winnipeg, MBAlbertaLoss71-94 Wesmen Classic
Mon Dec 30, 1996Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin95-77 Wesmen Classic
Thu Jan 2, 1997Regina, SKUniversity of MaryWin83-77  
Mon Jan 6, 1997Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin86-65 Mayor's Cup Challenge
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Jan 4, 1997Regina, SKManitobaWin75-67  
Fri Jan 10, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin95-75  
Sat Jan 11, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss68-112  
Fri Jan 17, 1997Regina, SKBrandonWin83-78  
Sat Jan 18, 1997Regina, SKBrandonWin85-78  
Fri Jan 24, 1997Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin104-88Stats 
Sat Jan 25, 1997Winnipeg, MBManitobaLoss88-89OT 
Fri Feb 7, 1997Regina, SKWinnipegWin99-72  
Sat Feb 8, 1997Regina, SKWinnipegWin76-71  
Fri Feb 14, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss64-82  
Sat Feb 15, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonWin101-93OT 
Fri Feb 21, 1997Regina, SKManitobaWin96-71  
Sat Feb 22, 1997Regina, SKManitobaWin88-85  
Fri Feb 28, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss92-99OT 
Sat Mar 1, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss69-93  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 7, 1997Regina, SKWinnipegWin94-91 Great Plains Semifinal (best of 3)
Sat Mar 8, 1997Regina, SKWinnipegWin88-82 Great Plains Semifinal (best of 3)
Fri Mar 14, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss80-88 Great Plains Final (best of 3)
Sat Mar 15, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss81-87 Great Plains Final (best of 3)

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Kevin Gilroy15  4-1428.6102-20549.874-10371.843-951389.2     28218.8
Bill Johnson15  2-1315.485-19942.789-12273.0 775.1     26117.4
Dale Holmes15  29-7140.873-16444.542-5576.4 845.6     21714.5
Chris Warnecke15  12-3237.546-11241.145-6866.2 332.2     1499.9
Drew Hunter15  22-6334.938-10934.918-2378.3 221.5     1167.7
A.J. Schepers14  16-3348.532-7642.112-1770.6 241.7     926.6
Scott Goebel15  9-2339.125-6439.113-1872.2 241.6     724.8
Steven Podwin15  5-1435.715-3542.915-2171.4 231.5     503.3
Aaron Bell15    13-2944.84-850.0 181.2     302.0
Leigh Roberts4    3-475.01-1100.0 20.5     71.8
Chris Franklin5  1-333.32-633.3   102.0     51.0
David Hambleton7    1-425.0   40.6     20.3
Rhett Burgess1                00.0
* Team Totals15  100-26637.6435-100743.2313-43671.843-9545930.6     128385.5

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Bill Johnson41 on Jan 24, 1997 vs Manitoba  

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