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Victoria Vikes - 1996-97 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Guy Vetrie (8th season)
Other staff: Mike Connolly (Assistant Coach)
League:Canada West

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
15-50.7501724-142786.2 - 71.330-70.8113174-267985.8 - 72.433-80.8053470-295384.6 - 72.0

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
10Seth Adler Guard6-3205 Lethbridge, ABLethbridge Collegiate (Northern Idaho College)
11Allister Wilmott Guard6-82Victoria, BCSt. Michael's University School
14Patrick Cannon Centre6-85Port Alberni, BCAlberni District Secondary
15Matthew Loveless   
20Ole Schmidt Forward6-5 Victoria, BCSt. Michael's University School
22Aaron Olson Guard6-51Whitehorse, YT 
23Matthew Coyne   
24Aaron Buckham Forward6-7 Kamloops, BC 
32Eric Hinrichsen Forward6-63Campbell River, BCCarihi Secondary
33Joel Neilson Guard6-1 Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
44Tyler Bates Forward6-6 Cambridge, ON 
50Colin Martin Forward6-7 Victoria, BC 
55Donald Fitzpatrick  Campbell River, BCRobron Centre

Awards presented

Guy Vetrie Canada West Coach of the Year
Patrick Cannon Canada West First Team All-Star, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Eric Hinrichsen Canada West Player of the Year, Canada West First Team All-Star, Mike Moser Memorial Trophy (CIS Outstanding Player), First Team All-Canadian, MVP of CIAU Championship / Jack Donohue Trophy, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Aaron Olson Canada West Rookie of the Year, Dr. Peter Mullins Trophy (CIS Rookie of the Year)

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Oct 19, 1996Victoria, BCVictoria AlumniLoss66-72  
Fri Oct 25, 1996Victoria, BCReginaWin94-69  
Sat Oct 26, 1996Victoria, BCReginaWin107-97  
Fri Nov 1, 1996Victoria, BCWinnipegWin91-66 Canadian Classic
Sat Nov 2, 1996Victoria, BCLaurentianWin84-76 Canadian Classic
Sun Nov 3, 1996Victoria, BCSimon FraserWin82-72 Canadian Classic
Fri Nov 8, 1996Sudbury, ONConcordiaWin82-68 Laurentian Invitational
Sat Nov 9, 1996Sudbury, ONLaurentianLoss78-89 Laurentian Invitational
Fri Dec 27, 1996Toronto, ONYorkWin82-60 Metro Classic
Sat Dec 28, 1996Toronto, ONBrandonWin77-64 Metro Classic
Sun Dec 29, 1996Toronto, ONTorontoWin86-66 Metro Classic
Sat Jan 4, 1997Vancouver, BCCentral WashingtonWin66-64 Thunderbird Invitational
Sun Jan 5, 1997Vancouver, BCSimon FraserWin82-66 Thunderbird Invitational
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 15, 1996Victoria, BCSaskatchewanWin88-59  
Sat Nov 16, 1996Victoria, BCSaskatchewanWin108-73  
Fri Nov 22, 1996Vancouver, BCUBCWin100-82  
Sat Nov 23, 1996Vancouver, BCUBCLoss73-80  
Fri Nov 29, 1996Victoria, BCLethbridgeWin96-67  
Sat Nov 30, 1996Victoria, BCLethbridgeWin122-89  
Fri Jan 10, 1997Calgary, ABCalgaryWin100-86  
Sat Jan 11, 1997Calgary, ABCalgaryWin110-83  
Fri Jan 17, 1997Victoria, BCAlbertaWin65-50  
Sat Jan 18, 1997Victoria, BCAlbertaWin82-57  
Fri Jan 24, 1997Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin87-59  
Sat Jan 25, 1997Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin79-56  
Fri Jan 31, 1997Victoria, BCUBCWin84-67  
Sat Feb 1, 1997Victoria, BCUBCWin79-70  
Fri Feb 7, 1997Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin81-76  
Sat Feb 8, 1997Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeLoss72-79Stats 
Fri Feb 14, 1997Victoria, BCCalgaryLoss81-84OT 
Sat Feb 15, 1997Victoria, BCCalgaryWin108-82  
Fri Feb 21, 1997Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss51-56  
Sat Feb 22, 1997Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss58-72  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Feb 28, 1997Victoria, BCUBCWin79-65 Canada West Semifinal (best of 3)
Sat Mar 1, 1997Victoria, BCUBCLoss82-91 Canada West Semifinal (best of 3)
Sun Mar 2, 1997Victoria, BCUBCWin90-83 Canada West Semifinal (best of 3)
Fri Mar 7, 1997Victoria, BCLethbridgeWin79-78 Canada West Final (best of 3)
Sat Mar 8, 1997Victoria, BCLethbridgeWin100-75 Canada West Final (best of 3)
Fri Mar 21, 1997Halifax, NSGuelphWin72-69OT, StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 22, 1997Halifax, NSBrandonWin83-63StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sun Mar 23, 1997Halifax, NSMcMasterWin84-73 CIAU Championship

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Eric Hinrichsen2070535.20-20.0154-24961.893-14962.468-15922711.3325337295240120.1
Patrick Cannon2060530.225-5942.4109-21450.962-8077.550-861366.8555347293530515.2
Aaron Olson2052926.436-6555.488-19245.851-5592.721-38593.043474012726313.2
Seth Adler2052126.127-7934.281-20040.555-7573.311-34452.239676234924412.2
Allister Wilmott2045822.915-4136.670-13950.433-3886.88-25331.6299232 361889.4
Donald Fitzpatrick1837220.716-4040.035-8043.85-862.58-25331.8314026322915.1
Joel Neilson121028.54-1233.318-3748.68-988.93-7100.86810 10484.0
Aaron Buckham1622213.9  30-5356.63-650.012-24362.236141112633.9
Colin Martin161418.81-520.021-3560.05-955.64-20241.5227814483.0
Ole Schmidt7598.42-728.69-1464.31-333.33-7101.444713213.0
Matthew Coyne2115.5  0-30.06-875.02-021.02   163.0
Matthew Loveless2026613.32-450.012-5820.712-1963.212-11231.1493021 13381.9
Tyler Bates7294.1  5-771.4  1-450.723 11101.4
* Team Totals204020201.0128-31440.8632-128149.3334-45972.8203-44064332.135041830169255172686.3

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Patrick Cannon26 on Mar 22, 1997 vs Brandon  
Eric Hinrichsen 16 on Mar 21, 1997 vs Guelph 

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