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Guelph Gryphons - 1996-97 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Tim Darling and Chris O'Rourke
Other staff: Chris O'Rourke (Assistant Coach), Andy Van Dyke (Assistant Coach), Tarry Upshaw (Assistant Coach), Dane Pierre (Manager), Matt Burnside (Trainer), Matt Foran (Trainer)
League:OUAA West

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
11-30.786979-91469.9 - 65.322-120.6472420-228071.2 - 67.130-130.6983105-285072.2 - 66.3

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
0Paul Eldridge Centre6-104Brantford, ONNorth Park Collegiate
0Aaron Rideout Guard6-04Barrie North Collegiate
4Geoff MacNeil Guard6-31631Guelph, ONJohn F. Ross Collegiate
10Stephen Krajcarski Forward6-85 
11Brent Jamieson Guard6-01751Sarnia, ONNorthern Collegiate
21Charles Yearwood Guard6-31853Mississauga, ON 
22Kalvin Karimian Guard6-01752Brantford, ON 
23Jason Wenczler Guard/Forward6-31901Sarnia, ON 
24Kris Vander Veer Forward/Centre6-85 
32Malik Shehbaz Forward6-52303Brampton, ON 
33Kirk Alfaro Guard5-9 Hamilton, ONCathedral High
34Jesse Walker Guard5-9  
42Neil Gowe Centre6-112151Ottawa, ON 
44Kenneth Anaebonam Centre6-91 
45Jeff Erskine Forward6-102004Meaford, ON 
 Jason Crotty Forward/Centre6-72353Brockville, ON 
 Jason Myles Forward6-75 
 Darren Thomas Guard5-75Toronto, ONRunnymede Collegiate (Simon Fraser)

Awards presented

Kris Vander Veer Guelph President's Trophy - Male Student-Athlete, OUA West First Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 18, 1996Guelph, ONCentennial CollegeWin90-57  
Sun Oct 20, 1996Guelph, ONGuelph AlumniWin82-76  
Tue Oct 22, 1996Guelph, ONLaurierLoss69-79  
Fri Oct 25, 1996Montreal, QCQueen'sWin74-68 Nike Centennial Tournament
Sat Oct 26, 1996Montreal, QCConcordiaLoss67-69 Nike Centennial Tournament
Tue Oct 29, 1996Toronto, ONTorontoWin77-65  
Fri Nov 1, 1996Montreal, QCUBCLoss59-71 Redbird Classic
Sat Nov 2, 1996Montreal, QCAcadiaLoss67-78OTRedbird Classic
Sun Nov 3, 1996Montreal, QCMcGillLoss62-66 Redbird Classic
Thu Nov 7, 1996Guelph, ONGeorge Brown CollegeWin83-39  
Sat Nov 9, 1996Guelph, ONSheridan CollegeWin78-65  
Sun Nov 10, 1996Guelph, ONStFXLoss53-61  
Mon Nov 11, 1996Guelph, ONMemorialWin86-58  
Sat Nov 16, 1996Windsor, ONTiffin OHLoss70-73 Can-Am Tournament
Sun Nov 17, 1996Windsor, ONWindsorWin84-64 Can-Am Tournament
Tue Nov 19, 1996Waterloo, ONLaurierWin68-55  
Fri Nov 22, 1996Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin81-78 Bison Invitational
Sat Nov 23, 1996Winnipeg, MBManitobaWin101-67 Bison Invitational
Wed Nov 27, 1996Guelph, ONWesternWin70-67  
Fri Dec 27, 1996UnknownSeneca CollegeWin67-59 Centennial Tournament
Sat Dec 28, 1996UnknownHumber CollegeWin61-54 Centennial Tournament
Sun Dec 29, 1996UnknownSheridan CollegeWin79-75 Centennial Tournament
Wed Jan 8, 1997Guelph, ONMaccabi SelectWin75-72  
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Wed Jan 15, 1997Guelph, ONMcMasterWin76-73  
Sat Jan 18, 1997London, ONWesternWin72-64  
Wed Jan 22, 1997Guelph, ONLaurierWin100-84  
Sat Jan 25, 1997Hamilton, ONMcMasterLoss46-65  
Wed Jan 29, 1997Waterloo, ONWaterlooWin67-56Stats 
Sat Feb 1, 1997Guelph, ONBrockLoss55-63  
Wed Feb 5, 1997Guelph, ONWesternWin60-56  
Sat Feb 8, 1997Waterloo, ONLaurierWin76-70  
Wed Feb 12, 1997Windsor, ONWindsorWin83-79  
Sat Feb 15, 1997Guelph, ONWaterlooWin65-60Stats 
Wed Feb 19, 1997St. Catharines, ONBrockWin64-54  
Sat Feb 22, 1997Guelph, ONWindsorLoss73-82  
Fri Feb 28, 1997Guelph, ONLakeheadWin55-53  
Sat Mar 1, 1997Guelph, ONLakeheadWin87-55  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 7, 1997Toronto, ONWesternWin83-77 OUA West Semifinal
Sat Mar 8, 1997Toronto, ONMcMasterLoss48-61 OUA West Final
Sun Mar 9, 1997Toronto, ONTorontoLoss58-67 OUA Consolation
Fri Mar 21, 1997Halifax, NSVictoriaLoss69-72OT, StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 22, 1997Halifax, NSTorontoWin79-72 CIAU Consolation Semifinal
Sun Mar 23, 1997Halifax, NSBishop'sWin86-71StatsCIAU Consolation Final

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Kris Vander Veer14    60-10756.168-9670.8 856.1     18813.4
Malik Shehbaz13  5-1241.762-14642.531-5556.4 564.3 1438 1216012.3
Paul Eldridge13  8-2532.051-12042.532-5162.7 977.5     14210.9
Darren Thomas14  16-4040.032-9135.215-2171.4 302.1     956.8
Stephen Krajcarski14  16-3151.629-6147.513-1681.2 382.7     876.2
Geoff MacNeil14  7-2528.023-6435.921-3265.6 261.9 1123115745.3
Jeff Erskine14  3-1030.023-4650.017-2181.0 392.8 171647664.7
Charles Yearwood14  6-1346.215-5726.316-2759.3 282.0 1726 10523.7
Kenneth Anaebonam12  0-10.013-2356.517-2470.8 151.2     433.6
Jason Wenczler9  1-1100.08-1747.16-1060.0 131.4 411 4232.6
Brent Jamieson12  7-1353.88-2532.03-560.0 80.7 615 2262.2
Jason Myles1    1-1100.0   22.0     22.0
Kalvin Karimian12  1-616.75-1729.48-1266.7 70.6 87 10191.6
Jason Crotty3    1-333.3   10.3  5 120.7
Aaron Rideout3    0-10.0          00.0
* Team Totals14  70-17739.5331-77942.5247-37066.8 44531.8 7714156197969.9

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