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Lakehead Nor'Westers - 1976-77 Season

Head Coach:Arne Donovan (2nd season)
Other staff: Wayne Bovay (Assistant Coach), Don Punch (Assistant Coach)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
3-30.500445-44474.2 - 74.08-90.471974-95957.3 - 56.412-110.5221355-133858.9 - 58.2

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Mel Bishop Guard6-2 Prince Rupert, BC(Laurentian)
 Mike Busch   
 Dennis Chibnall   
 Martin Gysbers Forward6-6 Perth, ON 
 George Hardisty Guard6-0 Thunder Bay, ON 
 Dave Kirychuk 6-2  
 Mitch Lalonde  Timmins, ON 
 Howie May   
 Brett McEwan Guard/Forward  
 Al Tekoniemi Forward6-4 Sault Ste. Marie, ON(Laurentian)
 George Wheatley Forward6-5 Brantford, ON 
 John Zanatta Guard6-11Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
23Dave Preuss Centre6-5 Memphis, TN 
35Jim Zoet Centre7-1 Port Perry, ONPort Perry High (Kent State University)

Awards presented

Mel Bishop Second Team All-Canadian, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Jim Zoet Second Team All-Canadian, CIS Tournament All-Star Team

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownSenior TeamLoss67-83  
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownLaurentianLoss0-2  
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownLaurentianLoss0-2  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Grand Forks, NDMary CollegeWin2-0 Montana Tournament
Thu Jul 1, 1976Grand Forks, NDNorthern MontanaWin96-94 Montana Tournament
Tue Nov 23, 1976Winnipeg, MBSt. Andrews SaintsUnknown  
Wed Nov 24, 1976Winnipeg, MBNicolett InnWin81-75  
Tue Dec 28, 1976Thunder Bay, ONMichigan TechWin65-53 President's Invitational Tournament
Wed Dec 29, 1976Thunder Bay, ONSt. Andrews SaintsLoss70-74 President's Invitational Tournament
Thu Dec 30, 1976Thunder Bay, ONBrandonLoss74-77 President's Invitational Tournament
Sun Jan 2, 1977Calgary, ABAlbertaWin87-65 Calgary Classic
Mon Jan 3, 1977Calgary, ABLaurentianLoss76-85 Calgary Classic
Tue Jan 4, 1977Calgary, ABUBCLoss68-70 Calgary Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Jul 1, 1976Brandon, MBBrandonLoss67-85  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Brandon, MBBrandonWin69-66  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Thunder Bay, ONWinnipegWin86-70  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Thunder Bay, ONWinnipegLoss72-75  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin83-77  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss68-71  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Feb 25, 1977Thunder Bay, ONManitobaWin2-0 GPAC Championship (best of 3)
Sat Feb 26, 1977Thunder Bay, ONManitobaWin2-0 GPAC Championship (best of 3)
Thu Mar 3, 1977Halifax, NSSaint MarysWin80-72StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 4, 1977Halifax, NSMcGillWin77-70StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 5, 1977Halifax, NSAcadiaLoss63-72StatsCIAU Championship

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Mel Bishop6                13322.2
Jim Zoet6         8414.0     00.0
* Team Totals6         8414.0     13322.2

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Jim Zoet23 on Mar 4, 1977 vs McGill  
Mel Bishop21 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Acadia  
Dave Preuss16 on Mar 4, 1977 vs McGill  
Al Tekoniemi14 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Acadia  
Brett McEwan12 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Acadia  


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