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— No. 12

3 1st Year

Conestoga College, Kitchener MARCH

29 1999 ,

Nursing jobs produce hopefuls and skeptics

'

91 1 call

College nursing teachers sends not impressed ... yet By Wayne

crews to

Collins

college^

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Conestoga from College’s nursing program after government Ontario the

I

Reactions

By

announced the hiring of 12,000 nurses Tuesday, ranged from

A

new

hope

nursing students preferred

nameless

remain

to

condenmed

move

the

'

The

Hunter services.

had a

home-care positions, which

many

leaves

others

of

yr

“I

hope

re-elected,” said

off a

student

Robson.

medical

graduated

from

1970,

in

also

Mary Giblin teaches nursing at Conestoga College. Giblin, with over 28 years’ nursing experience, said she was almost ashamed by the lack of patient care government cut-backs have created. (Photo by

Wayne

is

profession since 1995.

time to give the care she wanted to

emergency services. “Every time we call they show up and so it all looks a lot worse than it is,”

give.

she said.

K-W

Health Centre two

Giblin said Registered Practical

Nurses (RPNs) had to accept Personal

years ago and said she would like

reclassification

money is suddenly coming from when there

Service Assistants (PSAs) in order

was none

worst

know where

all this

in 1996. this

money?” she asked. Giblin,

who has 28

years nursing

said cut-backs

experience,

“Good gone

patient

and and

care

said.

many

patients

are

over 70 years old, dying or in chronic care and despite

those being heavy to

some of lift, no

medical attendants were available

staff,”

their jobs.

part

is

She

that

said the

PSAs

are

medical profession.

“Anyone can give someone

she

said.

a

Doctors, she said, often rely on for charting patient progress

or spotting an unexpected health

problem.

This

is

why

only

I

should be

apologizing to them.”

She said she

have the

just didn’t

Now, she

said,

it

went

to

work

in the

United

States.

Others, she said, will have to be

re-orientated for

work

six

coronary

in

weeks care

to

and

absence.

work

in

in the medical profession

Canada,

compared

to

the

United States or England. say

I

am

(a nurse),”

to

she said.

of

won’t be so

bath patients.

to

need

easy to just hire 12,000 new Many, according to nurses.

intensive care units after a long

was once proud

serious

bone,” said Giblin.

qualified nurses, she said, should

Giblin said she

in

“Nurses were worked to the

Giblin,

bath,” she said.

“Now, I’m almost ashamed

to help the nurses.

“Cleaning

as

not qualified to do what nurses did

RNs

has

to hell in a hand-basket,” she

Giblin said

keep

to

in the

nurses are grossly overworked.

truth

She said the college calls 911 about two to three times a year when someone

were apologizing for

layoffs have hurt patient care

responsible for the

problem was,” said Radigan.

me when

“Where’s he been keeping

Journalists are

tell

medical

“Patients

to

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can’t

bothering

Giblin was laid off from Grand

COMMENIARV

I

the

to feed and bath people.”

River

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what

you

shaking her head, “were retrained

Collins)

ago.

;haiiq)ioiiship section

she

two years She condemned the Tories’ “shabby treatment” of the nursing

for laying off nurses

CCAA hockey

not

breaching

confidences,

“Unfortunately

criticized the Harris government

Ijpedal

could

said.

about the hiring plan.

who

and environmental

considered

a nursing teacher at

school

safety

on what Hunter said because it would be

two years, had more bad than good to say Giblin,

away for treatment.”

Radigan, the health,

elaborate

the college for the past

nursing

said.

Kim

co-ordinator,

bunch of nurses.

Mary Giblin,

and g the “They and took the

police

responded

to get

“Where

is

(Harris) going to get

them?” Giblin asked. Giblin said she would be tempted to go back to nursing full time,

but

not

unless

improve dramatically.

things

^ ,

fire,

People should remember, she said, this same government laid

SaiKtuary

‘-The

ambulance,” he

government’s motives. it

believes

now. ^

is fine

911 in this region you, get

Harris

they aren’t doing

smous asthi^

here was because if you call

still

^

security

hut t he

everything

jobless.

the

He said the*student

fairly "

attack

the applauding Although remains she announcement,

suspicious

with

encouragement. to

was reg^ding an A1

student"’*- said

soon graduate, said they feel a renewed sense of hope and

graduate in December this year, says most of the new jobs will be

Games we

call

ill

will

Leanne Robson, who expects

'

the

Tuesday, March

but

who

fire

Conestoga College Doofi'*'campus * on

as political

campaigning. Others,

broughl^^"

call

trucks'’* to

criticism.

Some

911

ambulance, police and

and outright

to skepticism

Eileen Diniz

Emergency crews stop outside the college. (Photo by Jeanette Everall)


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29, 1999

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Social-services students raise funds for accident victim By Elizabeth Sackrider

Students were asked to throw

A group of eight first-year social worked funds for a new

coins in a glass jar from

March 16

for

one day the group collected $60 for the cause. The fund- raising in the Sanctuary was

Chris Geradi, a ventilator-depend-

the brainchild of Della Boeder, a

service

students

together to raise

wheelchair

and

ent quadriplegic,

hood

have

friend of

respirator

who

is

a child-

one of the social

service students.The students put

together a table outlining the horrific

tale

of Geradi’s accident

complete with newspaper

to

19.

In

first-year social-services

who grew up

was

Geradi

stage in the Sanctuary.

student,

with Geradi in

Kitchener.

“Our committee wants

to raise

awareness in the community about

clip-

the lack of support for the disabled

pings which they set up on the

by the government,” said Roeder.

paralyzed

motocross

in

a

near

accident

He was

Tillsonburg in April 1998.

when a foot throwing him from

racing his motorbike

peg broke off his bike.

wanted

“I really

to help Chris,

young son government only provides Chris with one wheelchair and one respirator,” and

wife

his

because

his

the

said Roeder.

In order for Geradi to be able to live

at

home

with his family,

rather than in hospital,

he needs

another respirator.

much

“Chris really isn’t that older than any of us, really like to see

I

would

him come home

and be with his family,” said Roeder.

Geradi cannot breathe on his

own and rest

Monday, April 5 SeCie^

10:30 (MW,

f

SCM^X:tlAXMry

van Donkersgoed

After refusing to allow a male access to an enlarger in

the darkroom,

Free/ Co/TLCO/ture^

Xw TTxc/ Sa^octiTU/try

one morning, a

emphasizing

sex

orientation,

leering,

it

continued until she

common

on/3

3:30 pwv, 7^ecrc<2Ltton/Cen/trc/

Thursday, April Free/ Bor -B

8C^)

-Qt/te^

11:30 (MW,

Friday, April 9 Movte/ oFtK^ Weefc/ 12:30 pm/, 77xe/5anoti/U2Lry

unnecessary

inappropriate

an

all

too

occurrence in both the

dress,

body or conduct and the

counsellor’s role is to

consultation,

stance

college’s

harassment

is

outlined

Protection

of

Human

in

on the

Rights

or

Rittinger

said

that

support

the

provide

and

“Some

victims wish to confront

harassers

directly,

while

others lodge a complaint with the Croft, equity officer for

the college, defines harassment as

“objectionable

or

offensive

equity

officer

and/or

their

program co-ordinator,” she said. “Some victims just want to

with

a

without

taking further action.”

went on

to say that the

emotional impact of harassment

most

often similar for

“The

of

victim

commonly

is

victims.

harassment

anger,

feels

shame,

sadness or fear,” she said.

Croft said there are steps to

an

if

individual

feels

harassment has occurred.

She

said

the

victim

should

firmly state that the behaviour offensive and that

appropriate resources.

their

situation

the

supportive third party

follow

display of offensive materials.

counsellor with student services.

The

touching,

comments about

and in society in general, says Karen Rittinger, a workplace

discuss

Rittinger

Croft said sexual harassment can

sexual

Debra

3

an

individual.”

remarks

and

policy.

T<ytAyryuMwe4<\X:

race, religion or disability of

bitch every time they passed in the

him to stop. Harassment is

L4<vTh^Sa4<\x:tuxM’y

sexual orientation,

include

told

Wednesday, April 7

gender,

female classmate was called a hall,

9 pyw, (^<y^Ste<XhH(yu^

an issue

still

remarks or behaviour relating to the

student

.

life.

Harassment Julie

Tuesday, April 6

will be paralyzed for the

of his

Brenda Clements (left), Della Roeder (centre) and Rebekah Wergeland, all first-year social-services students, were in the lounge on March 1 6 to raise funds for medical equipment for a Kitchener man. (Photo by Jeanette Everall)

it

is

should stop

immediately. Croft said that is

if

a confrontation

uncomfortable for the victim,

he/she should write a letter to the individual

who

is

causing them to

express these concerns.


STUDENT

By Wayne

Collins

third-year

a

McFarlane,

woodworking technology College

Conestoga

Three

Centre

in

September 1996.

compete for a top Canadian

to

student,

Conestoga’s

at

started

Woodworking

students were recently nominated

He spent his first co-op term McDonald Millwork Inc.,

student award as part of national

co-op week, March 22-28. Although the award, called

Guelph

at

in

from

Then,

1997.

in

LIFE

CAFKEY

Students get

and modifying

McFarlane is graduating in August and, eventually, wants to work in high-end custom solid

wood furniture.

restaurant someday.

Meanwhile, he says he hopes to in the engineering design

plans

do

furniture

also

Greg McFarlane, Lynn Roger Wood is disappointed. All say they were proud to be nominated and

custom and commercial work

construction on the side and

during his placement at J$J in

for himself someday.

neither

Tank

nor

continue

work

to

that

which

placement,

co-op

final

landed

he

to

Lyrni Tank, 22,

a food and

is

student

at

himself last September at the Old

Conestoga’s Waterloo campus on

got

Oak Tree in Port Hope, involved custom work and building, fixing

King

Street in Waterloo.

who

started

in

the food and beverage program. “I decided I didn’t

bean counter

want to be a

my life,” she said.

all

Engel in Guelph where he has

own

done aU three of his work terms. He said he enjoys the fact that the

to run her

third-year

a

is

course involves a “lot of doing.”

Wood

mechanical engineering technolo-

and

robotics

gy,

Wood,

33,

automation

Doon campus.

student at the

was on

layoff

needed

he

career

a

change. His hfelong interest in “robotics” an easy choice for him.

on his savings and his co-op

earnings.

Wood doesn’t have but

yet

any

set plans

would

he

said

return to Engel if they requested

him to do

so.

“I’m not closing any doors,” he

made

science fiction, he said,

said he’s proud that he’ll

finish the course debt-free, after

living

from

Resources in Simcoe when he decided

at

enough

said.

Doon campus

years before switching to

Ifi

Roger Wood

to gain

studied

1997,

accounting at the for

Tank,

program

the

September

Tank is hoping work experience

an August to

finished

December co-op placement

the Ontario Ministry of Natural

co-op

beverage

work

the

with

dedication same them nominated.

His

Mississauga.

He

department of a major firm.

January to April 1998, he did

someone

to

Wood

campus’s dining room, which

furniture.

else,

CAFKEY, went

nomination

opens at 5:30 p.m.

work

— Page 3

SPOKE, March 22, 1999

The restaurant business, she said, more and she enjoys

interested her

learning marketing, accounting

Former student wants college to promote organ donation

and cooking. Her duties also include bartending, dishwashing,

By Janet Wakutz

a couple of >ears to and the only way >ou’ll an organ survive this is

have

waitressing and preparing menus.

Food and beverage

students are

expected to create a full

marketing

transplant,” said Maicello

student,

The Guelph

as cover all aspects of running a

of Step-by-Slep, an organization

transplant

from the kitchen to the dining room. Besides her daily classroom hours, she works six hours each night preparing the Waterloo

dedicated to raising awareness

acknowledge the donor's family,

donation,

organ

about

Programs expanding to include work options

giiebaok,

Ottawa in June

College

Conestoga

way

have

to

are

lead

Marcello.

There are approximately 300

was

education

Co-operative

almost non-existent prior to 1998,

when only were

three co-op programs

offered

Conestoga

at

But the future looks

College.

bright for Conestoga students as

number has jumped

the

to

with

programs,

co-op

fall

and

Wright,

an opportunity to apply

knowledge

in

a practical situation

and investigate career options and is

it

a great recruitment tool for

Co-op

is

a great networking tool

provides

students

with

strong foundation and allows to

make money

a

them

to assist with the

costs of education, said Wright.

“Some

look

students

(work term)

as

a

interview,” she said.

at

The

Wright said the hiring

it

four-month

rate

of

co-op students after graduation

is

ways

existing

were only three

co-op

which stood

at

78

programs:

beverage

and

food

73 per

in the fall of

me at that time, you

n.

the

a>...

director

meeting meeting

of

organized

services,

inviting those to a

*

Conestoga.

Fletcher,

student

and

will

be

who attended back in May to discuss

their ideas.

»

i

and

accounting

1998

business

administration materials manage-

human

resources manage-

ARE YOUR MARKS LIKE A SOMETIMES

UP,

SEESA

SOMETIMES

W

-

DOWN?

ment, civil engineering technology,

electronics

engineering

engineering

technology

telecommunications

who students 22 graduated from robotics and automation in 1997, there was an 89 per cent related employment

and environmental engineering applications, which is a post-diplo-

ma program. The increase in available co-op programs should help to increase the

employment

rate

co-op program 19 graduated and

for students at graduation because

was a 94 per cent related employment rate. Both of these programs’ related employment rate

they will have

there

having problems with Ids student at

Jack ‘

administration

business

electronics

woodworking

could

of

and their become

programs

eight

implemented

food and beverage management.

the

to think

they,

cent.

The

technology computer systems and

in

which

in

school of

gy - robotics and automation, woodworking technology and

and

attended the

business programs, which stood at

technician, electronics engineering

rate

who

which was also higher than

the percentage of all

mechanical engineering technolo-

the

in the

involved.

memory while a “They told

and across Canada

students.

take a lot of

Marcello was diagnosed in 1993 with cirrhosis of the tivw after

are

management co-op program, 23 students graduated and there was a 94 per cent related employment

ment,

high.

Of

employers.”

that

semesters.

In 1996-97 there

employers. said

two

were

promotes co-op programs as being

students,”

marketing

will offer co-op with

three work-term semesters.

of

education at Conestoga College,

is

program

the

In

rate,

work experience. Mary Wright, manager of co-op

“co-op

-

administration

the business

programmer/analyst computer program will also offer co-op with two work-term semesters and engineering mechanical the technology - design and analysis program will offer co-op with

relevant

“For

fall,

of

school

all

per cent.

work- term

In a co-op program, periods of

beneficial to both the students

this

for

at the college,

11

of this year.

study alternate with periods

Starting

the

at

the

than

higher

engineering technology programs

an

additional three being implement-

ed in the

programs being offered Waterloo campus.

was

percentage

TfiAriifrtf

They

meeting were asked

hard work,”

co-op students currently enrolled at the college, with one of the 11

Sam

Iriend

1997.

in

College staff

the

Canada.” said

“It will

with

year 2000.

with other colleges and

uiu\ersitie.s across

have to

1

planning to walk around Ontario

March

16.

“Our dreams

an

with

left

Mfnllrrrat ifTrnan

around

walk

to

ho said

Maieello,

HIM

Ontario at a mcetnig on

just

incredible leeling that

foi

upcoming

w anted

and

was

“I

Conestoga College m pioinonng mNohenieiit donor organ .Step b>-Step,

asked

**

By Lindsay Gibson

resident received a

along with other representatives

sell it to investors as

restaurant, (left) is one of three Conestoga College Co-op students recently nominated for a CAFKEY award. The award is given to the top Canadian co-op student each year during (Photo by Wayne Collins) National Co-op week from March 22-27.

George Marcello, a former electronics technician

well

plan and

Lynn Tank

live

work place

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ence and references in their said Wright.

WHY NOT END ON THE UP!

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Image more important

Attention

than fact

Graduating Students

voters,

medical profession may whimper somewhat but few dogs ever snub

provinces,

hopefully,

a juicy bone.

different professions.

Canadian

know

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for

the

next

campaign managers/advisors, the three

Room

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when

polling day will be.

They

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Techmcally, the Tory campaign

1996 and Ontario’s taxpayers have funded it. Last week’s announced hiring of

Conestoga College

new

nurses

Ontario

in

unofficial warning

opposition is

that

is

an

shot to the

campaign

the

underway.

It’s

good

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street

community. words “tax cuts” are in some ears but even

know 30

people

per cent of

home

and

in

Mathematics, however,

is

Maybe

Nurses

Association

president

Wahl

can’t

math,

as

she

Do

images

cleaning

Barbara do the Tory

says,

but

little

“retrained”

dropping

soldier’s

bureaucratic mathematics.

mop

seen die

in

and watched the

Hopefully, journalists, editors

and readers enable

to

make

Truth, however,

is suffering road dying animal on the

like a

chancy information highways and television’s tabloid Internet’s

news shows. The sad truth

now deUvef Realistically,

clones

is

Pee Wee Herman

power

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the evening news.

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will

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recent years

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buckets to bath hospital patients haunt her slumber?

This

then,

to

of

staff

riding of Shawinigan

Grand-Mere.

on national television go on to win an election? Who would’ve bet bingo money on that one? and,

it’s

nonetheless,

watch her play the schmuck.

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as well?

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to the pits

veterans call hell.

Will courageous beggars

the

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same nurses have

been summoned back

kill

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these

or

demand equal human rights

countless

strategic advice.

other

must make him seem like Robin Hood’s idiot nephew to the

embarrassing,

began in

to

countries

some

Maybe

Currently, only Premier Harris’s

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26, 11999.


SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 29, 1999

Conestoga s MikeTraynor lays out Mount Royal’s Scott the Kenneth E. Hunter recreation centre.

Fletcher.

The Condors

lost their

game

opening

of the

CCAA

men’s hockey championships 6-2 on March 17 at (Photo by Brian smiiey)

Hockey tournament huge success people to remember the

causes

By Brian Smiley

school.

Conestoga

College

hosted

“This

the

and Mount Royal among many others, expressed

how

well the tournament was run

parents, fans

and James was

to Ian James.

compliment

went

event

the

said

ecstatic about that.

them

“For

James, manager of athletics and

us

give

to

is really

a

nice,” he said.

While the Condors were hoping

smoothly. “It

team,

The

March 17-20 and the tournament was a resounding success, according

recreation,

really

that’s

said.

Hockey weekend of

Association National Men’s

Championships on the

something

is

underestimated by everyone,” James

1999 Canadian Colleges Athletic

went extremely well,” he

win

said.

satisfied

The tournament, which began on March 17, was won by the Mount Royal College Cougars from

with their silver in the

national and bronze in the provincial

championships.

Conestoga,

Calgary, Alta.

The Cougars, representing Colleges

Alberta

to

be

should

they

gold,

in the

the

who would have been

OCAA playoffs

their position

Athletic

regardless of

because they hosted

were able

Conference, defeated the host team,

that tournament,

Conestoga, 6-0 in the gold medal

into the playoffs as the fourth place

team

game on March 20. Mount Royal gained winning

the

ACAC,

entry

while

by the

Cambrian College Golden Shield

was

entered

the

Ontario

winner

the

as

Colleges

of

Walter Gretzky, Wayne’s the award as the most valuable player of the CCAA defeated Conestoga 6-0 on March 20 at the Kenneth E. Hunter recreation centre to capture the gold (Photo by Janet Wakutz) medal.

year’s gold

Conestoga gained entry as the host

defeated

Condors

team.

The tournament,

a round robin

who had

with the teams

record meeting in the

Mount

Mount Cambrian

final,

Royal

Cambrian on March

Royal

the best

began

meeting

easily

handled

The following evening Mount

why

Conestoga College

That game meant that the Cougars in

between

Conestoga,

they were this

previously No.

1

upset

of

the

nationally ranked

In the final

Mount Royal proved

March 19

tournament

and

Condors

disposing

of

the

who

underdogs,

won the

in

were but

the

OCAA

considered

somehow

participants in the tournament.

“The from

level of play

all

was

excellent,

who made

tournament such a success,

also

Jack Hutcheson

of famers.

happy

with

and

in the

OCAA.

the lowest ranked

team

in that

tournament, the Condors surprised the

Humber Hawks

8-6, to

win the

bronze medal.

the

this

national tournament as the No.

1

ranked team in the country, beat the

Seneca Sting 6-3

in

the

OCAA

tournament to win gold and gain entry to the nationals.

Charlie Rolph.

James was also quick

do the

to point out

athletes gain

Mount Royal,

the No. 2

team

in the

country had a tough five-game series

Red Deer, coming

out

on

something from the experience, but

with

the school sees a return as well.

top 3-2 for their invitation to the

Holding

a

tournament

of

this

calibre allows the college to place

the schools,” he said.

He was

the

that not only

6-0.

James was most pleased with the

medal

involvement of everyone

including Conestoga alumni and hall

they were the best team in the

Conestoga

championships, real

4-3

a

the final,

playing the winner of the

game

managed

Golden Shield.

6-2.

had earned a berth

bronze

12-4.

Royal showed

medal team when they

the

Cambrian.

17.

As

Cambrian, heavily favoured in

Athletic

Association.

with

Mount Royal College Cougars with championship game, battery’s Cougars

father, presents Dustin Lattery of the

to slip

name up

front in the

its

community and

tournament.

Next year’s tournament held

at

Seneca College.

will

be


Page 2A

— SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 29, 1999

Condors skate to

silver

medal

By Janet Wakutz The Conestoga Condors men’s hockey team won silver medals in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association

men’s national championships at the

hockey

on March 20 6 - 0 loss to Alberta’s

recreation centre after a

Mount Royal Cougars. The stands at the Conestoga were about half Those in attendance included Dr. John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, Jack Fletcher, recreation centre full.

director of Student Services

and

Walter Gretzky, father of hockey great,

Wayne

groups

Gretzky.

All age

were represented from

toddlers to seniors.

Friday night’s 4-3 win over the Cambrian Golden Shield, who

were in

first

place through the

regular season and

medal

in

won

the gold

the Ontario Colleges

Athletic Association playoffs, put

Condors up against Mount Royal on Saturday. The Cougars were faster than the Condors and dominated the final game from the first faceoff.

Jason Guardiero (29) and Darren Dillon (18) look on as a Mount Royal player takes championship 6-0 March 20 at the Kenneth E. Hunter recreation centre.

break.

Mount Royal won the

Two weak

penalties

were called

The

early in the first period.

first

The Condors’ defence started out Cougar Dustin Lattery

strong, but

scored the

first

period’s only goal

at 18:16.

Most of

the first-period action

took place behind the Condors’

Mount Royal for interference came four minutes into the game and Conestoga got

blue line with 17 shots on goal.

one

played well in the

penalty

a

to

few minutes

high- sticking.

were called

later

for

Five penalties

in the first period.

Wayne Andrews, Moimt assistant coach, said the

Royal’s

Condors

first period and were putting forward a good

effort.

A

long discussion involving

Fitzgerald’s second of the

coach Scott Atkinson and Cougar forward Rob Smashnuk on the

16 in

Cougar bench,

were becoming rougher

lasting well after

the remainder of the

team had gone to the locker room, saw exaggerated gesturing from both, however Atkinson refused to comment on the incident. The pace of play picked up and the second-period performance of the Condors was much improved. They came out flying

and

showed

Penalties

game.

mounted for both sides,

total for

each team,

who

in their

checking.

The Condors’ power play was weak and they seemed to miss the chances they did have.

said

“They’ve really pulled

team

was

tired

together since January”

hours.

“I’m very proud of the boys,”

Ken Galemo

faster,

said Condors coach

He

Ken Galemo.

said he has enjoyed coaching

them.

“They’ve really pulled together

The Condors seemed to lose thenwind after Craig Fitzgerald of the

since January,” he said, adding

said

the Condors

well against

were more

were playing

Mount Royal who

skilled.

“They’re like the Russians,” said

Galemo. “They’re a

better club.”

Early in the third period clear the

through

it

was

Cougars pawed right Condors’ defence

the

scoring their third goal,

minutes into the period.

three It

was

Despite a valiant effort by Condor goalie Anthony Gignac, two goals by Sheldon Szmata and one by Dustin Lattery of the Cougars resulted in a 6 - 0 loss for the Condors.

on goal for the Cougars were 45 and 33 for the Total

shots

Condors.

Game MVP, Cougar Lattery,

said the

Dustin

Condors had

played well but the Cougars came to win.

“You try hard championship,” Lattery

at said.

any

“We

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outplayed them, however.

still

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the final game.

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The Cougars, who were

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he

is

pleased

with

their

performance.

John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, presented Walter Gretzky with a fleece jacket and gift for his help with the tournament. Gretzky dropped the puck at the March 18 game and he presented some of the

awards

game including the Mount Royal. Snyder and Anthony

at the

gold medals to

Jason

Gignac of the Condors received all-star awards and Mike DeVos

won

the fair-play award.


Conestoga upsets No. 1 nationally ranked Cambrian Awards presented Walter Gretzky attends event

By Diane

J.

Santos

player could cross the red line dur-

ing warmup.Unfortunately for the

The Conestoga Condors fought hard against the Cambrian Golden Shield in their second game of the

CCAA

National Men’s

Championship on March

When all was

Hockey 19.

and done their determination proved they were said

the better team. With a 4-3

win the Condors knew they were gold medal contenders. Defeating the Golden Shield was

known only once

a victory

the regular season.

who had

during

The Condors,

placed fourth in the

regular season, had suffered a 4-1 loss to the their first

Golden Shield during

game

at

the

OCAA

Men’s Hockey Championship two weeks prior to the national

The Golden had gone on to become the

championships. Shield

Ontario champions.

fans,

penalty.

There was also a 10-minute game delay when Condor

team manager Teresa Bricker was hit by the puck and paramedics were called. Fifty-two

seconds into the second period Golden Shield play-

Condors

the

concentrated on playing a

skill

game, opposed to a physical game, giving them the edge in the first

Bruce

er

unassisted

Anthony

Paris

on

Condor goalie Gignac. With five

rose

Golden

Condors

11

penalties,

minutes

had

three

lead.

and

the

penalties,

totalling six minutes.

consistently short-handed with 25

early

third period

began with an

period,

goal from Conestoga’s MacDonald, who was assisted by

including a 10-minute misconduct

Anderson. Feeling the pressure,

Dylan Seca. The Golden Shield were unable to bounce back after

the

first

to

the the

Condor power-play goal and period ended with a 1-0 lead

for Conestoga.

Although accumulated

14

penalties, they

remained on top

Condors

the

minutes

in

like behaviour, inciting

game

ty of

and

in the last minute of

Condors’

MacDonald. discipline

forward

Cambrian

Golden

started to buckle;

Seca

received

Shield

they became

aggressive and fought

dirty.

his

second

misconduct of the night and was from the game.

ejected

With one minute and 17 seconds left

of regular

“We played a When the whistle

the

penalty

we

skated

the last

time,

Traynor,

Wiiming player of the a total surprise because ‘

I

penalty

before

the

received a

puck was

dropped. Linesmen for the

game

enforced the rule stating that no

career.

dedication and that

c

something

dedication

all

of

you

many occasions. Cambrian could have taken the lead at any time because the score was always close,” said McCartney. Gignac had 38 shots belted at him and had allowed only three to get away from him. “This was the first game of four

C

we

Anthony Gignac.

the

game

Condors played a very good

Condor goal, setting off what became a stream of penalties for the Golden

Good

Shield.

to the net,”

“We

her in the shins and all you could hear was the scream-

and the laughter,” said

defensively.

26

games.

He whipped

goals and 19 assists.

ACAC

1998-99

in seven

Hagan was (Alberta Athletic

Championship) all-star and the 1997-98 CGAA National

Championship MVP. Hagan was also the highest scoring defenceman in the ACAC. The 1999 Coaching Excellence award was presented to

Doug Bonhomme and

Peter

Gretzky.

Michelutti

CCAA All-Canadians

are

Meyer,

Cambrian College; Chris Cobum, Seneca College;

Pierre

Legros,

Ctoibrian College; Dion Hagan,

Reid,

College; Scott

Grant

Community

MacEwan

College;

and

Tate Locke, Concordia College.

College.

from

Their teams

OCAA gold and

’99.

Cambrian

They

won

in 1994, ’96, ’97

collected the

sil-

ver in 1995 and the bronze in 1998.

The CCAA Player of the Year was awarded to Scott Reid from Grant

MacEwan Commmunity

College in Alberta.

scored on our chances. things

happen when you go

he

said.

^oops for

wed-

Dustin Lattery of the

with almost two minutes

period.

CCAA

at the

Cougars gets the first goal of the game Mount Royal went on to defeat Conestoga 6-0 in the

Kenneth

E.

Hunter recreation centre.

left in

the

first

All proceeds

April ’*'*

go

to the

Heart and

Championship game March 20

^

fe

Dion

snagged

hit

Mount Royal

Assistant captain Traynor said

e g

1 1

points in 27

between the legs of his grandmother while she sat on a chair. ‘Sometimes he would miss and the puck or the baU would

The

''

o

defenceman Hagan

Walter Gretzky

today,”

Trevor

i -

Mount

father of Wayne Gretzky

to shoot pucks or balls

ing

OCAA

mp

Royal

here today,”

iJVi^ne knew he wanted to be a hockey player even when he

j,

cham-

onships.

have or you wouldn’t be

a

Meyer from Cambrian College

two h a

is

Colleges

became

furious with the

CCAA

pionship and

waus very young, said Gretzky.

OCAA

10-minute penalty

played in one

When his son was a kid he used

Condor forward Ian MacDonald

when he

scored six goals

-II

Anthony had three exceptional glove saves, one in the second and two in the third, said team manager Katie McCartney. “He saved the game for us on

said goalie

first

He

the game.

that

He

and had 20 assists. Cambrian defenceman Pierre Legros has

said Gretzky.

our goaltender Anthony Gignac

of the night for the Condors.

served the

racked up 26 points in

16 games.

“Wayne had a

here

thought

unassisted, scored the fourth goal

of the game,

Cobum

Walter

son Wayne

and that is something aU of you have or else you would not be

game was

outshooting the Golden Shield.

scoring champion Trevor

assists.

amazing a

points

17

“Wayne had

MacDonald had scored

Colleges

games. He scored 18 goals and had 21

of

tales

Gretzky’s

away.”

period, even

first

his

instead of

used six to eight inches above our shoulders to beat them,”

throughout the

told

game.

blew we just stopped; taking

Ian

Ontario

Meyer accumulated 39

to start

99 who spoke at the banquet.

as a team,” said

1999

altogether in

Gretzky, the father of the Great

‘We played well

top scorer,

Seneca College captain Chris

Even the best have somewhere, said

traves-

OCAA

the

at

deserved it,” said MacDonald after

The Condors retaliated scoring a goal with only 53 seconds left in the period to tie the game 2-2. The

penalty minutes in the

in Kitchener.

the award.

were

Shield

took penalties for unsportsman-

aggressively

the

1998 was named

the

awarded the player of the game, although he objected to receiving

take

Trevor

the

Athletic Association top scorer.

Throughout the second period, the Condors fought hard and to

forward

who was

Canadian Colleges Athletic Association(CCAA) All-Canadian and Coaching Awards Banquet on March 19 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel

goal to put the Condors over the top and at the end of the third was

Cambrian received four

The

the

Cambrian Meyer,

player awards were handed out

occasion.

totalling

od.

to

Elizabeth Sackrider

was ejected. The Golden Shield came back with a goal with 52 seconds remaining, but it wasn’t enough to save them. Derek Lahanalampi, Tim Morin and Ken Pagan all

shots in the second period

consistently

By

The 1999 outstanding hockey

the

and

hockey banquet

major for travesty of the game and

by Mike Arthur and Seca, scored to give Cambrian the lead. Gignac who was goaltending in back-to-back games, was continually tested by all four Golden Shield lines. He deflected assisted

Condor forward Mike Trajmor, assisted by defenceman Brian Anderson and forward Sean Murray, scored the first first peri-

become violent. He received a game misconduct and a gross

play.

period.

goal halfway through the

scored

at

verbally abusive and attempted to

minutes remaining in the period. Golden Shield player Paris,

15

Before a crowd of approximately

150

Condors, MacDonald was the first and only player to receive such a

In the last minute of play, Meyer charged the referee and became

Stroke Foundation


Page 4A

— SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March

29, 1999

Alberta team dominant

Condors clipped by Cougars By Brian Smiley

week, however,

that

wasn’t the

case.

After the opening two games of the

Canadian Colleges Athletic

Association

(CCAA)

round-robin

Mount Royal had

who would

decide

Cougars were the favourites for

Conference,

medal

at this

pummeling

After

tournament.

No.

the

1

won

Deer, which they

hockey championships, the No. 2 nationally ranked Mount Royal the gold

just finished a

tough five-game series with Red

Colleges

Alberta

while

being

to

Athletic

Conestoga

March

hadn’t played since

After

3-2,

represent the

5.

penalized

for

ranked Cambrian Golden Shield

high-sticking, a defensive lapse

12-4 on Wednesday night, the

the

Cougars easily handled the Condors on Thursday night at the recreation centre by humbling

man

Conestoga

Lattery to walk in on goal and

to the tune of 6-2.

Mount Royal, with

their

two

played the puck and forgot

about the body, allowing Dustin

score

on

easily

victories, secured the first spot in

Anthony Gignac

and their opponent for the championship was Conestoga, the winner of the game between Cambrian and

of the period.

national

the

final

Conestoga.

The

ranked

not

won bronze

nationally,

'Ontario Association

in

the

Colleges

Athletic

(OCAA)

tournament

the

week

was

the gold

before,

but Cambrian

goaltender

at the 4:5

About midway through period,

game

the

got

1

mark

the

a

first

little

scrappy. That scrappiness through

the

Condors,

by

Condors led to the first Mount Royal goal. The Condors defence-

first

Mount

two games surprised coach Scott Royal

Atkinson. “It’s

said.

a

little

Leigh Walker of the Mount Royal Cougars blasts a shot off the Conestoga crossbar. Mount Royal had no trouble putting the puck in the net, as they defeated Conestoga 6-2 on March 18 at the recreation centre in Conestoga’s opening game of the CCAA championships. (Photo by Brian Smiley)

chippier,” Atkinson

“We have

to

be prepared to

made no mistake point of the

adapt.”

Ryan

first

Edwards

in that

Atkinson said his team hadn’t

both teams

adapted yet and that out of the 120

scoring at 18:51 of the

by Mount Royal. played so Royal Mount effectively that maybe they should have awarded only a gold medal and left the other medal on the

minutes his team had played in

putting the Condors

medal team

tournament and

yet,

got clobbered

mantel

CCAA headquarters

two games, they’d only reaUy played up to their potential for about 60 of them. their

Lattery scored his second goal of

game when the Condors’

for

the

next year’s tournament.

line corps

The Cougars played the first period Uke they hadn’t played in a

the

at

passed the puck right to

opposing

skated in

blue-

all

player.

Lattery

alone on Gignac and

midway

at the

finished first

down

the

frame,

3-0.

the

Condors

effective job taking the

was surprised by

did

an

man, but

the Cougars’

lack of physical presence.

“They don’t play a physical game,”

“They don’t

particularly

Galemo

game,

the

bungled

but

a

three-on-one opportunity, going offside.

Conestoga coach Ken Galemo thought

Conestoga had a chance early in the second period to get back in

period.

said.

finish their checks.”

The Cougars showed Conestoga what an odd-man break should look like when they had a two-on-one of their own and Sheldon Szmata converted at

make it 4-0. The Condors could have

11:41 to

down and gone or

goal

this

vented

their

fmstrations by taking senseless penalties (like

Cambrian the night enough

before), but they decided

was enough.

On

a pretty cross-ice pass from

Mike Traynor, MacDonald took two whacks

close to cutting their deficit

in half, but put the

puck

off the

After two periods of play the

Condors saw themselves down 4-1. They had momentum going

Mount little more

KfcSi Ik I u ^ looo 41 1999 r'r'A CCAAA national hockey championships suppliment Is a sp production, produced and published as a special insert Sports Editor; Brian Smilej Photo Editor:, Charles Ruepf Production: Lindsay Gibson, Brian Smiley and Charles Layout and Design: Lindsay Gibson and Brian SlMili Reporters: Brian Smiley, Janet Wakutz, Elizabeth Diane SanI'bs

game. However,

series.

ished at 7-2-1. first

game

The

final

it

was not

shock

considering

the

$6.50 first

place with a record of 8-1-1. the other

hand the B. Clams

Marlene Ford,

went to work on

ticipating teams.

“They played well,” she

Conestoga captain Jason Snyder fed Sean Murray whose

shot

first

was stopped by Mount Royal goalie Jason Pricker, but in the

ensuing scramble Murray was able to put the puck behind the

netminder to make the final 6-2.

Atkinson Conestoga’s

was

by

impressed

effort.

“They played hard and worked Mount Royal coach

hard,” the said.

power-play

three

and

goals

a

shorthanded goal.

“I’m really pleased with

their

Conestoga coach Galemo

Ford was

title also

how smoothly without

any

pleased

with

the league ran,

major

fights

or

roughness.

“The league went well,” she was happy with the out-

said. “I

On

come.”

Members of the B. Clams are Kyle Beimes, Nick Dorscht, Greggs Tayler, Chris Bach, Dave Hammond, John Tarentelb, Will Levine, Jeremy Van Leacke and

par-

said.

their

fin-

assistant athletic

was happy with both

against the wall, the $6.50 Pitchers 6-2, forcing a

5-3.

Pitchers finished the season in

director,

Clams

game

to

lost

was somewhat of a

of the series 9-3. With their backs

beat the B.

After Szmata took a five-minute major for high-sticking with less then five minutes left in the game,

intramural hockey

the third and deciding

the

the Condors could

match.

said.

hockey concluded on March 16 at the recreation centre and in the finals it was the B. Clams over the $6.50 Pitchers two games to one, in the best-of-three

The B. Clams won

Once again

Royal came out with a

be for the Pitchers and they

season

third.

have given up, but decided to show the Cougars that if they meet again they’ll be in for a tougher

heart,”

third

than a

after less

Leigh Walker scored Mount Royal’s last goal at 9:14 of the

into the third period, but

Clams claim

Intramural

5-1

The Condors gave up

crossbar.

its

it

the Condors

came

Keeping Conestoga College

make

minute played in the

power play.

puck before finally putting it back of the net at 15:07. The goal seemed to spark the Condors who started to put a little more pressure on Mount Royal. Up until this point anyone scoring in the stands would have said the Cougars were totally dominating the game. On a nice 2-1 rush the Condors

By Brian Smiley

left

defenceman,

Ian

in the

B.

them without a Derek Descoteau went in on a breakaway and slipped the puck by Gignac to

blueline

assistant captain

at the

Condor’s goaltender Anthony Gignac is under seige as Mount Royal storms the Conestoga goal. While this scramble didn’t result in a goal, Mount Royal had built up a 5-1 lead early in the third period, en route to their second victory of the CCAA championships. (Photo by Brian Smiley)

the Condors.

After a collision on the Condors’

third.

lain

sleep after

to

jump than

Jode Constable.


,

ENTERTAINMENT

SPOKE, March 29, 1999

Games Week

with By Jeanette

A small, but

Everall

touiuament was limited to one hour to try to alleviate a clash with classes.

eager group of competitors

gathered in the Sanctuary last

determine semester’s

new champions for games week, i-oosball,

in

to anyone to play, however, there

more people

ghmes week, but go

it’s

piulicipatc

hard because

to classes,” said

DSA director of student

The competition, which a year, drew more the competition

Boertien

said

take.s

Becky

life.

place twice

students for foosball

last year, despite efforts

make

Simply, anyone

who wanted

Six participants duked

it

by the

more

DSA

to

available to

tlie

tournament, held in November, was two in length.

(Photo by Jeanette Everalh

to play

out for Tcmy Lee

hockey competition on Zlatko Lakoseljac, an

win

in

elimination with the f£aJ

won

the round-robin,

Shawn

Bradshaw, a Jaw and security administration student, took second place.

The March

17 pool tournament,

drew

the

s^ond-place

The third-place win wen&to lyier Murdock and Eric Costa. ^ title.

Games

w^k festivities wrappedLup with

had

eight,

on IV^ch

two-player

competing. First-place went to marketing student Anthony Peyes aud his partner Sbarad Singh, who is a computer programming

analyst student.

Mark Figoeir^o, who is iu

die mat^ials management

spotlighted seven, two-playcr tcam-s.

came

Matt Williams and Dan Kaldebach, both engineering students, were tlic winners of the tournament knocking last semester’s

Kevin Johnson, a computer programming

in second place with

program, bris

analyst student

The ddrd-place title watt to Jamie Ale;^ airf Alex C<^ta,

both engineering shidents.

Great Bags Student Food Share Program

stuff T-*S flirts

Printer

Sweatshirts

a learning disability.

Research has taught

n.s

that

-

• Learning disabilities affect about • Learning disabled students

2-5% of students. show a marked differ

ence in what they are capable of learning and their achievement in certain areas.

Monday, April 5

0:30 am - 1 :30 The Sanctuary 1

pm

• Learning disabled students

do well in college and university programs given the right kind of

support. • There are tests

and procedures that can help of the disability.

identify the exact nature

• There are strategies that can

come a •

be used

to help over

learning disability.

While everyone has

different leaning styles,

learning disabilities are

marked areas of difficulty.

fmCarkakei PiePise f-felp to re-stock,

Thent

WHAT IS NEEDED! Cannerd Juice, Peanut Rice, Pasta,

Canned Vegetables

(yellov^

mixed vegetables,

6 The Sanctuary

Drop

Canned

beans, mushrooms,

and

toiletries

your donations to Student Services Office off

or the

DSA

Fruits,

carrots, potatoes),

Soup, Crackers,

April

Butter,

Tomato Sauce,

Salmon/Tuna,Cereals,

Tuesday,

partner

Learning Disabilities

has helped us to identify and classify what a learning disability is, how to diagnose this problem, and how to help individuals

18,

teams

second largest number of pmlicipants and

This semester s foosball

learning in one of the basic academic areas such as reading, writing, or mathematics. Since that time, considerable research

tl^

computer programming

student, took die

which

accounting student,

being

Saul Alvarada, an accounting studeiiE and

Mike Fthenos, a

March

single-elimination competition,

a.,.^ddobl^,

roiS

best out of three games.

the foosball competition

16.

two games^’^

was‘"'

tickete in the air

There has been considerable attention paid to the term Learning Disability” in the past few years as educators become increasingly aware of the individual needs of students. The term was coined in the 1960’s to describe people who, while having average or above average abilities, exhibited difficulty

who have

to take the

competition

analyst

'

Boertien.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

op^

could.

which ran March

festivities

pec^te have

prSIramming analyst student, warms up in the Sanctuary for the pool competition on March 17 as part of

air

15 with Nintendo 64 on the big screen in the lounge. The video game was

Doott Student Association (DSA) for the

“Vt’e'd like to .see

firsf-yaar

this

off

M^h

wasn’t an organized tonmament.

15-18.

a

to

was able

The

The week-long competition kicked

hockey, pool competitions and Nintendo 64 were the four events organized by the

gatn^ week

Is,

week

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SPOKE, March

SPORTS

teams home empty handed

Varsity soccer return By Brian Smiley

season at the Ontario Colleges

game the Condors were crushed by Humber 7-L The only offence the Condors could muster was a goal by Dwayne Bell. Conestoga allowed Humber to

Athletic Association provincial

take an early lead, however, in the

semifinal and in that

Conestoga’s men’s and women’s varsity their

teams

soccer

finished

1998/99

schedule for the

soccer championship on

March

19-20 in Thunder Bay.

The men’s team was defeated medal game by the

in the bronze

Royal MiUtary College 3-2. ITie Condors women’s team

lost

minutes of the game, the were all over their opponents. Coach Johnstone said Humber may have been letting up a bit, but that it took his team too long to get

second half,” he

said.

“Billy Johnson kept us in the game,” Johnstone added. But Conestoga would have

Johnstone said he wasn’t disappointed with his team, only that he would have liked to

to

support Bin Johnson throughout

second game of the round-robin tournament, Conestoga met the Royal Military College and were beaten 2-1. In

have had something to show for a hard season’s worth of work.

the tournament.

the

Dan Mihahc scored for the Condors, but overall the Condors were outplayed by their opponents.

“We were Johnstone

outhustled by

RMC,”

said.

A win and a loss was enough for Conestoga to

advance to the

started

and

Condors found themselves hit by an injury of mammoth

An

opposing player kneed Den Haan, the team’s only goaltender and one of the most experienced

injured goalie.

said.

goals

game

the

Nippising got an early goal the

overtime.

goal.

the

After

“I

he

to

do a

lot

said.

The Condors either

Thursday

see action again (if

they are stiU in

the playoffs) or on April 2 when they meet an all-star team from Toronto.

The

fit

Den Haan decided

enough

to continue.

Johnstone stiU doesn’t know how she remained in the game.

“She was probably playing on pure adrenaline and guts,” he said. Conestoga wasn’t able to regroup after Den Haan’s injury and seemed to lose their focus. The Condors tied their second game of the round robin, 0-0, but it wasn’t enough and they were elintinated fi"om the playoffs.

was expecting

better,”

veterans

she was

women’s

team

had

a

disastrous weekend.

In their first game of the tournament they were beaten 3-1 by Nippising, however the story of

By Brian Smiley

Johnstone was disappointed with the early exit of his team. “I was reaUy expecting the girls to win,” he said. “It leaves you empty.” Overall Johnstone said he really

bad for all his players that may be playing in their last games. “For both teams. I’m really felt

disappointed for the players.”

The women’s team has no remaming games on its schedule.

the sconng, but

Aianmi

the

The

women’s

community

was played March

within

Andrea Hierous added a goal md the Lens saw

6 al the recreation centre and there were no surprises as both favon^s advanced to the finals. fiurst

Amy Yeowell of

'.responded

five minutes.

league indoor soccer semifinal

M the

on the squad, in the back. She went down and lay motionless for a few moments. After Conestoga warmed up Karen Melanson to replace the

the Condors, while Bill Johnson had a strong game in

scoring

Johnstone said she looked great. “I’ve never seen Steph so focused and ready for a

According to Johnstone, the Condors played a good game in the bronze medal final, but came out on the short end of a 3-2 decision in sudden-death Conestoga was down a couple of when Hermes Alvarez scored two goals to even the score. “Hermes got us back in the game with two sweet goals,” Johnstone

trouble

Haan had been warming up prior to the game and coach Geoff

proportions.

“It

goals

for

Den Haan. Den

tournament in her four years

was almost like we didn’t wake up until the middle of the

McQuade scored both goals

Condor

here,” he said.

into gear.

Paul

goalie Stephanie

injury to

no

scores

Condors

and didn’t advance to the playoffs. The men’s first game was against Niagara and the Condors came out on top of that contest 2-1. Condor’s coach Geoff Johnstone said he was most impressed by his team’s play to start thetoumment.

whole weekend.”

game was an

— Page 7

1999

Women’s sbcce^

last 15

both of their round-robin games

Johnstone said his team’s firsthalf play was “the best soccer played by any team, over the

the

29,

late tn the half

1

down

themselves

2-1.

was entertaining

If the first hall

and exciting, the second halt proved to bp surprising.*

g^e the Ctmesdii:^

College Condors defeated the

Amy ONon

After

scored two

Knights 3-1, while the sectmd

goals and helped the Alumni

game saw

hdilda4-l lead, the hearts of the Leos didn't sink .is 4uickly as the

the

Alumni beat

the

Portuguese Leos 4-3.

The Condors and Alumni

now meet

'

Tddnic.

will

With

in the soccer final

March 23

the

at

recreation

Condors

outplayed in the

were first

Conestoga’s offence the score

was

1-1

m

half and

all

when

the ensuing touch at centre

Alumni

goal of the

game

steal

;

own

baU from an

player. Percivai todk the

and went

in

on the Alumni

upset. :

sectmd

the

miglit collapse

Johnstone said regiu-ding the ,

.stole

Alumni lead lo 4-3. With the two leos’ goafe Wifhin 10 seconds c'l one another, it looked a.s thouj

Coach Geoff Johnstone knew the KnigMs were a good squad but even he was a little shocked. “That was a bit of a surprise,”

the

decided

goalie scoring to narrow the

for the

Condors.

score,

I’crcival

take ini^ei> into her

hands and

the

Karen Melanson scored the

in

On

by the Alumni,

pres.stircd

whistle blew.

But

iiunutc.s

Tanya Pcicival

of the Alumni.

totally

half of their

game. The Knights

first

under four

brought the Leos lo within two

centre.

The

just

left in the ganio.

half

But

it

veteran

wasn't to ^mid the wily,

Alumni team held off the

m

Conestoga was able to get gear and led by goals fn>m Ang Papazotos and Melanson, the

es at the end ot the game, coach

Condt^ hddoff the Knigksfi^

Marlene

A.side

iTom the

tiefcnsive laps-

said

l-'ord

it

was

that

a 3-1 vic&sry. In the other semifinal,. th<

of an upset was in the aiq

fdefence,

Alunmi held on the w The Portiigu^e Leos started

the game,” she said.

Letter of thanks

Fan’s family thankful This the

is

a special thank you for

all

care and concern given to

Teresa following her injury at the

March 19 hockey game

against

Sc

Burger

^

Thurs. April 8 1 1

:

30

3.m

Outside Main cafe oO°'"

^

Limited quantities

be

%

/ there eariy

his

An

extra special thanks to

two

Cambrian College. Thank you to the Conestoga

very loving and loyal friends,

paramedics,

made

the

firemen,

ambiance attendants. Dr. Curtis and the staff at St. Mary’s

Free Drink

Ken Galemo and Conestoga Condors and the Cambrian Golden Shield. Hospital, coach

Danielle and Laurie.

You both

the night a lot easier to hari-

dle.

Audrey and

Bill

Bricker


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— SPOKE, March

29, 1999

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