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Lakehead Nor'Westers - 1978-79 Season

Head Coach:Don Punch (First season)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
11-50.6881236-104577.2 - 65.314-70.6671544-135873.5 - 64.722-80.7331636-145554.5 - 48.5

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 David Arseneault Guard6-2 Reading, MA(Colby College)
 Tom Binkley   
 Jody Connor  Sudbury, ON 
 Keith Dailey 6-3 Trinidad 
 Ned Janjic Forward6-4215 Sudbury, ON 
 Mitch Lalonde  Timmins, ON 
 Greg McLean Forward6-8 Thunder Bay, ON 
 David Poon Tip Guard5-10 Calgary, AB 
 Dave Preuss Centre6-5 Memphis, TN 
 Richie Silvera 6-3  
 Sean Taylor Forward6-5 Port Perry, ON 
 Al Tekoniemi Forward6-4 Sault Ste. Marie, ON(Laurentian)
 Harry Van Laar Forward6-71St. Catharines, ONGovernor Simcoe Secondary
 David Zanatta Guard5-101Sault Ste. Marie, ONBawating Collegiate
 John Zanatta Guard6-1 Sault Ste. Marie, ON 

Awards presented

David Arseneault Great Plains Second Team All-Star
Richie Silvera Great Plains Second Team All-Star
David Zanatta Great Plains Second Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Sat Jul 1, 1978UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Lakehead overall record of 22-8
Fri Dec 1, 1978Saskatoon, SKLethbridgeWin75-67 Iron Man Classic
Sat Dec 2, 1978Saskatoon, SKNicolett InnLoss76-97 Iron Man Classic
Sun Dec 3, 1978Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin81-78OTIron Man Classic
Thu Dec 28, 1978Thunder Bay, ONLaurentianUnknown  
Fri Dec 29, 1978Thunder Bay, ONLaurentianUnknown  
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 17, 1978UnknownManitobaLoss64-77  
Sat Nov 18, 1978UnknownManitobaLoss70-88  
Fri Jan 5, 1979Thunder Bay, ONReginaWin81-36  
Sat Jan 6, 1979Thunder Bay, ONReginaWin98-61  
Fri Jan 12, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin79-61  
Sat Jan 13, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss71-80  
Fri Jan 26, 1979UnknownManitobaWin96-72  
Sat Jan 27, 1979UnknownManitobaWin93-63  
Fri Feb 2, 1979Thunder Bay, ONBrandonWin51-46  
Sat Feb 3, 1979Thunder Bay, ONBrandonLoss57-62  
Fri Feb 9, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin87-55  
Sat Feb 10, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin91-62  
Fri Feb 16, 1979Thunder Bay, ONWinnipegWin75-61  
Sat Feb 17, 1979Thunder Bay, ONWinnipegWin77-75OT 
Fri Feb 23, 1979Brandon, MBBrandonWin61-54  
Sat Feb 24, 1979Brandon, MBBrandonLoss85-92Stats 
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Jul 1, 1978Thunder Bay, ONBrandonWin2-0 Special game to determine 2nd place
Fri Mar 2, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss71-78 GPAC Championship (best of 3)
Sat Mar 3, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss79-90 GPAC Championship (best of 3)


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