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Winnipeg Wesmen - 1978-79 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Bruce Enns (6th season)
Other staff: Aubrey Ferris (Assistant Coach), Ed Toews (Manager)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
12-40.7501375-113585.9 - 70.923-80.7422574-218883.0 - 70.626-100.7222816-245278.2 - 68.1

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
20Brian Twomey Guard5-82Winnipeg, MBKelvin High
22Ron Hutsal Guard6-2 Winnipeg, MBWestwood Collegiate
24Jim Grisim Forward6-3 Winnipeg, MBDakota Collegiate
30Ian Farrer Guard6-2 Brandon, MB 
32Gord Paul Forward6-2 Winnipeg, MB 
34Ernie Koop Guard5-11 Winnipeg, MBMennonite Brethren Collegiate
40Dan Kinaschuk Guard6-1 Winnipeg, MBSisler High
42Don Jackson Guard5-11 Brandon, MB 
44Roman Dobriansky Forward6-4 Winnipeg, MB 
50Belaineh DeGuefe Forward6-91EthiopiaKelvin High
52Ken Opalko Forward6-43Winnipeg, MBDaniel McIntyre Collegiate
54Bob Magel Forward6-6 Winnipeg, MBSisler High

Awards presented

Bruce Enns Great Plains Coach of the Year
Belaineh DeGuefe Great Plains Second Team All-Star
Ken Opalko Great Plains Player of the Year, Great Plains First Team All-Star, First Team All-Canadian

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Date unknownUnknownLake Region CollegeWin2-0  
Date unknownUnknownLethbridgeWin2-0  
Date unknownUnknownSimon FraserWin85-84  
Date unknownUnknownSimon FraserLoss0-2  
Date unknownUnknownTorontoWin83-76  
Fri Nov 3, 1978Winnipeg, MBVictoriaLoss72-84Stats 
Sat Nov 4, 1978Winnipeg, MBSaskatchewanWin104-64  
Fri Nov 24, 1978Waterloo, ONLaurierWin82-66 Naismith Classic First Round
Sat Nov 25, 1978Waterloo, ONAcadiaLoss71-75 Naismith Classic Semifinal
Fri Dec 1, 1978Burnaby, BCSimon FraserLoss70-94  
Sat Dec 2, 1978Burnaby, BCSimon FraserWin85-84  
Sun Dec 3, 1978Victoria, BCVictoriaLoss78-90Stats 
Thu Dec 28, 1978Winnipeg, MBMcMasterWin89-59 Wesmen Classic
Fri Dec 29, 1978Winnipeg, MBBishop'sWin95-72 Wesmen Classic
Sat Dec 30, 1978Winnipeg, MBVictoriaWin81-72StatsWesmen Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Nov 18, 1978Winnipeg, MBReginaWin130-52  
Sun Nov 19, 1978Winnipeg, MBReginaWin110-60  
Fri Jan 5, 1979Brandon, MBBrandonLoss63-79  
Sat Jan 6, 1979Brandon, MBBrandonWin79-76Stats 
Fri Jan 12, 1979Winnipeg, MBLakeheadLoss61-79  
Sat Jan 13, 1979Winnipeg, MBLakeheadWin80-71  
Sat Jan 20, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin93-50  
Sun Jan 21, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin96-66  
Fri Feb 2, 1979Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin96-91  
Sat Feb 3, 1979Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin78-75  
Fri Feb 9, 1979Winnipeg, MBBrandonWin81-76  
Sat Feb 10, 1979Winnipeg, MBBrandonWin90-75  
Fri Feb 16, 1979Thunder Bay, ONLakeheadLoss61-75  
Sat Feb 17, 1979Thunder Bay, ONLakeheadLoss75-77OT 
Fri Feb 23, 1979Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin83-63  
Sat Feb 24, 1979Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin99-70  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 2, 1979Winnipeg, MBLakeheadWin78-71 GPAC Championship (best of 3)
Sat Mar 3, 1979Winnipeg, MBLakeheadWin90-79 GPAC Championship (best of 3)
Thu Mar 8, 1979Calgary, ABVictoriaLoss70-74StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 9, 1979Calgary, ABCalgaryWin107-89StatsCIAU Consolation Semifinal
Sat Mar 10, 1979Calgary, ABWindsorWin97-82StatsCIAU Consolation Final

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Bob Magel33 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Calgary  
Ken Opalko33 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Calgary  
Dan Kinaschuk20 on Dec 3, 1978 vs Victoria  
Belaineh DeGuefe19 on Jan 6, 1979 vs Brandon  
Jim Grisim17 on Mar 10, 1979 vs Windsor  
Brian Twomey8 on Mar 8, 1979 vs Victoria  
Ron Hutsal7 on Mar 10, 1979 vs Windsor  
Don Jackson7 on Dec 30, 1978 vs Victoria  
Gord Paul3 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Calgary  
Roman Dobriansky2 on Mar 8, 1979 vs Victoria  
Ian Farrer2 on Mar 9, 1979 vs Calgary  
Ernie Koop   


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