— 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
Conestoga from College’s nursing program after government Ontario the
announced the hiring of 12,000 nurses Tuesday, ranged from
nursing students preferred
home-care positions, which
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
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,”
Health Centre two
Giblin said Registered Practical
Nurses (RPNs) had to accept Personal
years ago and said she would like
money is suddenly coming from when there
Service Assistants (PSAs) in order
in 1996. this
money?” she asked. Giblin,
who has 28
over 70 years old, dying or in chronic care and despite
those being heavy to
some of lift, no
medical attendants were available
“Anyone can give someone
Doctors, she said, often rely on for charting patient progress
or spotting an unexpected health
apologizing to them.”
She said she
Others, she said, will have to be
in the medical profession
United States or England. say
won’t be so
easy to just hire 12,000 new Many, according to nurses.
intensive care units after a long
was once proud
bone,” said Giblin.
qualified nurses, she said, should
Giblin said she
“Nurses were worked to the
bath,” she said.
“Now, I’m almost ashamed
to help the nurses.
not qualified to do what nurses did
to hell in a hand-basket,” she
nurses are grossly overworked.
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.
“Where’s he been keeping
Giblin was laid off from Grand
to feed and bath people.”
shaking her head, “were retrained
two years She condemned the Tories’ “shabby treatment” of the nursing
for laying off nurses
criticized the Harris government
about the hiring plan.
a nursing teacher at
on what Hunter said because it would be
two years, had more bad than good to say Giblin,
away for treatment.”
Radigan, the health,
the college for the past
bunch of nurses.
and g the “They and took the
(Harris) going to get
them?” Giblin asked. Giblin said she would be tempted to go back to nursing full time,
People should remember, she said, this same government laid
government’s motives. it
911 in this region you, get
they aren’t doing
here was because if you call
hut t he
He said the*student
the applauding Although remains she announcement,
was reg^ding an A1
soon graduate, said they feel a renewed sense of hope and
graduate in December this year, says most of the new jobs will be
Leanne Robson, who expects
Conestoga College Doofi'*'campus * on
ambulance, police and
Emergency crews stop outside the college. (Photo by Jeanette Everall)
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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
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
together to raise
one of the social
service students.The students put
together a table outlining the horrific
of Geradi’s accident
complete with newspaper
who grew up
stage in the Sanctuary.
with Geradi in
“Our committee wants
awareness in the community about
the lack of support for the disabled
pings which they set up on the
by the government,” said Roeder.
Tillsonburg in April 1998.
when a foot throwing him from
racing his motorbike
peg broke off his bike.
to help Chris,
young son government only provides Chris with one wheelchair and one respirator,” and
In order for Geradi to be able to live
with his family,
rather than in hospital,
“Chris really isn’t that older than any of us, really like to see
him come home
and be with his family,” said Roeder.
Geradi cannot breathe on his
own and rest
Monday, April 5 SeCie^
After refusing to allow a male access to an enlarger in
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occurrence in both the
body or conduct and the
counsellor’s role is to
victims wish to confront
others lodge a complaint with the Croft, equity officer for
the college, defines harassment as
program co-ordinator,” she said. “Some victims just want to
taking further action.”
to say that the
emotional impact of harassment
often similar for
sadness or fear,” she said.
Croft said there are steps to
harassment has occurred.
firmly state that the behaviour offensive and that
supportive third party
display of offensive materials.
counsellor with student services.
and in society in general, says Karen Rittinger, a workplace
Croft said sexual harassment can
race, religion or disability of
bitch every time they passed in the
him to stop. Harassment is
Wednesday, April 7
female classmate was called a hall,
9 pyw, (^<y^Ste<XhH(yu^
remarks or behaviour relating to the
Tuesday, April 6
will be paralyzed for the
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)
immediately. Croft said that is
uncomfortable for the victim,
he/she should write a letter to the individual
causing them to
express these concerns.
woodworking technology College
compete for a top Canadian
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
McFarlane is graduating in August and, eventually, wants to work in high-end custom solid
Meanwhile, he says he hopes to in the engineering design
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.
Lyrni Tank, 22,
a food and
himself last September at the Old
Conestoga’s Waterloo campus on
Oak Tree in Port Hope, involved custom work and building, fixing
Street in Waterloo.
the food and beverage program. “I decided I didn’t
want to be a
my life,” she said.
Engel in Guelph where he has
done aU three of his work terms. He said he enjoys the fact that the
to run her
course involves a “lot of doing.”
mechanical engineering technolo-
student at the
change. His hfelong interest in “robotics” an easy choice for him.
on his savings and his co-op
Wood doesn’t have but
return to Engel if they requested
him to do
“I’m not closing any doors,” he
science fiction, he said,
said he’s proud that he’ll
finish the course debt-free, after
Resources in Simcoe when he decided
years before switching to
accounting at the for
Tank is hoping work experience
an August to
December co-op placement
the Ontario Ministry of Natural
dedication same them nominated.
department of a major firm.
January to April 1998, he did
campus’s dining room, which
opens at 5:30 p.m.
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SPOKE, March 22, 1999
The restaurant business, she said, more and she enjoys
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
waitressing and preparing menus.
Food and beverage
expected to create a full
transplant,” said Maicello
as cover all aspects of running a
of Step-by-Slep, an organization
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,
Programs expanding to include work options
Ottawa in June
There are approximately 300
almost non-existent prior to 1998,
when only were
three co-op programs
But the future looks
bright for Conestoga students as
number has jumped
an opportunity to apply
a practical situation
and investigate career options and is
a great recruitment tool for
a great networking tool
strong foundation and allows to
to assist with the
costs of education, said Wright.
interview,” she said.
Wright said the hiring
co-op students after graduation
were only three
in the fall of
me at that time, you
inviting those to a
who attended back in May to discuss
administration materials manage-
ARE YOUR MARKS LIKE A SOMETIMES
ment, civil engineering technology,
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
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
having problems with Ids student at
and their become
food and beverage management.
technology computer systems and
gy - robotics and automation, woodworking technology and
business programs, which stood at
technician, electronics engineering
which was also higher than
the percentage of all
mechanical engineering technolo-
memory while a “They told
and across Canada
take a lot of
Marcello was diagnosed in 1993 with cirrhosis of the tivw after
management co-op program, 23 students graduated and there was a 94 per cent related employment
In 1996-97 there
promotes co-op programs as being
will offer co-op with
three work-term semesters.
education at Conestoga College,
work experience. Mary Wright, manager of co-op
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
In a co-op program, periods of
beneficial to both the students
at the college,
of this year.
study alternate with periods
engineering technology programs
additional three being implement-
ed in the
programs being offered Waterloo campus.
meeting were asked
co-op students currently enrolled at the college, with one of the 11
with other colleges and
planning to walk around Ontario
Ontario at a mcetnig on
incredible leeling that
Conestoga College m pioinonng mNohenieiit donor organ .Step b>-Step,
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.
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SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 29, 1999
Conestoga s MikeTraynor lays out Mount Royal’s Scott the Kenneth E. Hunter recreation centre.
men’s hockey championships 6-2 on March 17 at (Photo by Brian smiiey)
Hockey tournament huge success people to remember the
By Brian Smiley
and Mount Royal among many others, expressed
well the tournament was run
and James was
to Ian James.
ecstatic about that.
James, manager of athletics and
nice,” he said.
While the Condors were hoping
March 17-20 and the tournament was a resounding success, according
Hockey weekend of
Association National Men’s
Championships on the
underestimated by everyone,” James
1999 Canadian Colleges Athletic
went extremely well,” he
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
The Cougars, representing Colleges
who would have been
because they hosted
Conference, defeated the host team,
Conestoga, 6-0 in the gold medal
into the playoffs as the fourth place
game on March 20. Mount Royal gained winning
Cambrian College Golden Shield
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.
Conestoga gained entry as the host
a round robin
with the teams
record meeting in the
Cambrian on March
The following evening Mount
That game meant that the Cougars in
they were this
In the final
Mount Royal proved
participants in the tournament.
level of play
tournament such a success,
the lowest ranked
tournament, the Condors surprised the
national tournament as the No.
ranked team in the country, beat the
Seneca Sting 6-3
tournament to win gold and gain entry to the nationals.
James was also quick
to point out
the No. 2
country had a tough five-game series
Red Deer, coming
something from the experience, but
the school sees a return as well.
top 3-2 for their invitation to the
calibre allows the college to place
the schools,” he said.
that not only
James was most pleased with the
involvement of everyone
including Conestoga alumni and hall
they were the best team in the
playing the winner of the
had earned a berth
medal team when they
Cambrian, heavily favoured in
Mount Royal College Cougars with championship game, battery’s Cougars
father, presents Dustin Lattery of the
front in the
Next year’s tournament held
— SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 29, 1999
Condors skate to
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
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
Walter Gretzky, father of hockey great,
were represented from
toddlers to seniors.
Friday night’s 4-3 win over the Cambrian Golden Shield, who
place through the
regular season and
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.
Mount Royal won the
early in the first period.
The Condors’ defence started out Cougar Dustin Lattery
period’s only goal
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.
played well in the
in the first period.
Wayne Andrews, Moimt assistant coach, said the
first period and were putting forward a good
long discussion involving
Fitzgerald’s second of the
coach Scott Atkinson and Cougar forward Rob Smashnuk on the
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
mounted for both sides,
The Condors’ power play was weak and they seemed to miss the chances they did have.
“They’ve really pulled
together since January”
“I’m very proud of the boys,”
said Condors coach
said he has enjoyed coaching
“They’ve really pulled together
The Condors seemed to lose thenwind after Craig Fitzgerald of the
since January,” he said, adding
Mount Royal who
“They’re like the Russians,” said
Galemo. “They’re a
Early in the third period clear the
Cougars pawed right Condors’ defence
scoring their third goal,
minutes into the period.
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
Game MVP, Cougar Lattery,
played well but the Cougars came to win.
“You try hard championship,” Lattery
Challeng 415 Hespler Road,
having played three games in 48
Cougars scored the team’s second goal with eight minutes left to play in the second period. Condors’ coach Ken Galemo
“I watched them and they played well against Cambrian,” he said. He said his team played well even though they were a little edgy or nervous in the first period.
outplayed them, however.
the final game.
Condors’ forward Mike Traynor
determination and energy as they took more shots on goal.
385 Foirway Road
were prepared and played hard.” Cougar coach Scott Atkinson said the Condors deserved to be in last night
The Cougars, who were
(Photo by Janet Wakutz)
Wed. April 7 The Sanctuary
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
game including the Mount Royal. Snyder and Anthony
gold medals to
Gignac of the Condors received all-star awards and Mike DeVos
the fair-play award.
Conestoga upsets No. 1 nationally ranked Cambrian Awards presented Walter Gretzky attends event
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
Championship on March
When all was
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
the regular season.
placed fourth in the
regular season, had suffered a 4-1 loss to the their first
Golden Shield during
Men’s Hockey Championship two weeks prior to the national
The Golden had gone on to become the
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-
concentrated on playing a
game, opposed to a physical game, giving them the edge in the first
Condor goalie Gignac. With five
totalling six minutes.
consistently short-handed with 25
began with an
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
Condor power-play goal and period ended with a 1-0 lead
remained on top
like behaviour, inciting
in the last minute of
started to buckle;
aggressive and fought
misconduct of the night and was from the game.
With one minute and 17 seconds left
“We played a When the whistle
Wiiming player of the a total surprise because ‘
dropped. Linesmen for the
enforced the rule stating that no
dedication and that
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
Condors played a very good
Condor goal, setting off what became a stream of penalties for the Golden
to the net,”
her in the shins and all you could hear was the scream-
and the laughter,” said
goals and 19 assists.
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
Cambrian College; Chris Cobum, Seneca College;
Ctoibrian College; Dion Hagan,
Tate Locke, Concordia College.
OCAA gold and
in 1994, ’96, ’97
ver in 1995 and the bronze in 1998.
The CCAA Player of the Year was awarded to Scott Reid from Grant
College in Alberta.
scored on our chances. things
happen when you go
Dustin Lattery of the
with almost two minutes
Cougars gets the first goal of the game Mount Royal went on to defeat Conestoga 6-0 in the
Hunter recreation centre.
Championship game March 20
Assistant captain Traynor said
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
father of Wayne Gretzky
to shoot pucks or balls
iJVi^ne knew he wanted to be a hockey player even when he
have or you wouldn’t be
Meyer from Cambrian College
two h a
furious with the
waus very young, said Gretzky.
played in one
When his son was a kid he used
Condor forward Ian MacDonald
scored six goals
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
and had 20 assists. Cambrian defenceman Pierre Legros has
our goaltender Anthony Gignac
of the night for the Condors.
racked up 26 points in
“Wayne had a
unassisted, scored the fourth goal
of the game,
and that is something aU of you have or else you would not be
outshooting the Golden Shield.
scoring champion Trevor
MacDonald had scored
games. He scored 18 goals and had 21
used six to eight inches above our shoulders to beat them,”
blew we just stopped; taking
Meyer accumulated 39
99 who spoke at the banquet.
as a team,” said
Gretzky, the father of the Great
‘We played well
Seneca College captain Chris
Even the best have somewhere, said
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
took penalties for unsportsman-
1998 was named
awarded the player of the game, although he objected to receiving
Athletic Association top scorer.
Throughout the second period, the Condors fought hard and to
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
player awards were handed out
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
The 1999 outstanding hockey
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
goal halfway through the
verbally abusive and attempted to
minutes remaining in the period. Golden Shield player Paris,
Before a crowd of approximately
Condors, MacDonald was the first and only player to receive such a
In the last minute of play, Meyer charged the referee and became
— SPOKE, CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, March
Alberta team dominant
Condors clipped by Cougars By Brian Smiley
After the opening two games of the
Canadian Colleges Athletic
Mount Royal had
Cougars were the favourites for
Deer, which they
hockey championships, the No. 2 nationally ranked Mount Royal the gold
just finished a
tough five-game series with Red
hadn’t played since
ranked Cambrian Golden Shield
high-sticking, a defensive lapse
12-4 on Wednesday night, the
Cougars easily handled the Condors on Thursday night at the recreation centre by humbling
Lattery to walk in on goal and
to the tune of 6-2.
Mount Royal, with
played the puck and forgot
about the body, allowing Dustin
victories, secured the first spot in
and their opponent for the championship was Conestoga, the winner of the game between Cambrian and
of the period.
at the 4:5
About midway through period,
scrappy. That scrappiness through
Condors led to the first Mount Royal goal. The Condors defence-
two games surprised coach Scott Royal
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)
be prepared to
made no mistake point of the
Atkinson said his team hadn’t
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
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’
next year’s tournament.
The Cougars played the first period Uke they hadn’t played in a
passed the puck right to
alone on Gignac and
effective job taking the
was surprised by
lack of physical presence.
“They don’t play a physical game,”
three-on-one opportunity, going offside.
Conestoga coach Ken Galemo thought
Conestoga had a chance early in the second period to get back in
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
down and gone or
fmstrations by taking senseless penalties (like
Cambrian the night enough
before), but they decided
a pretty cross-ice pass from
Mike Traynor, MacDonald took two whacks
close to cutting their deficit
in half, but put the
After two periods of play the
Condors saw themselves down 4-1. They had momentum going
Mount little more
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ished at 7-2-1. first
place with a record of 8-1-1. the other
hand the B. Clams
went to work on
“They played well,” she
Conestoga captain Jason Snyder fed Sean Murray whose
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.
“They played hard and worked Mount Royal coach
hard,” the said.
“I’m really pleased with
Conestoga coach Galemo
how smoothly without
the league ran,
“The league went well,” she was happy with the out-
Members of the B. Clams are Kyle Beimes, Nick Dorscht, Greggs Tayler, Chris Bach, Dave Hammond, John Tarentelb, Will Levine, Jeremy Van Leacke and
was happy with both
against the wall, the $6.50 Pitchers 6-2, forcing a
Pitchers finished the season in
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,
the third and deciding
the Condors could
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
Royal came out with a
be for the Pitchers and they
have given up, but decided to show the Cougars that if they meet again they’ll be in for a tougher
Leigh Walker scored Mount Royal’s last goal at 9:14 of the
into the third period, but
The Condors gave up
Keeping Conestoga College
minute played in the
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
them without a Derek Descoteau went in on a breakaway and slipped the puck by Gignac to
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)
After a collision on the Condors’
SPOKE, March 29, 1999
with By Jeanette
A small, but
touiuament was limited to one hour to try to alleviate a clash with classes.
eager group of competitors
gathered in the Sanctuary last
new champions for games week, i-oosball,
to anyone to play, however, there
ghmes week, but go
to classes,” said
DSA director of student
The competition, which a year, drew more the competition
students for foosball
last year, despite efforts
Six participants duked
tournament, held in November, was two in length.
(Photo by Jeanette Everalh
out for Tcmy Lee
hockey competition on Zlatko Lakoseljac, an
elimination with the f£aJ
Bradshaw, a Jaw and security administration student, took second place.
17 pool tournament,
The third-place win wen&to lyier Murdock and Eric Costa. ^ title.
w^k festivities wrappedLup with
competing. First-place went to marketing student Anthony Peyes aud his partner Sbarad Singh, who is a computer programming
Mark Figoeir^o, who is iu
die mat^ials management
spotlighted seven, two-playcr tcam-s.
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
The ddrd-place title watt to Jamie Ale;^ airf Alex C<^ta,
both engineering shidents.
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to take the
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prSIramming analyst student, warms up in the Sanctuary for the pool competition on March 17 as part of
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
wasn’t an organized tonmament.
The week-long competition kicked
hockey, pool competitions and Nintendo 64 were the four events organized by the
— Page 5
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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
schedule for the
soccer championship on
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
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
“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
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.
Dan Mihahc scored for the Condors, but overall the Condors were outplayed by their opponents.
“We were Johnstone
A win and a loss was enough for Conestoga to
advance to the
Condors found themselves hit by an injury of mammoth
opposing player kneed Den Haan, the team’s only goaltender and one of the most experienced
Nippising got an early goal the
The Condors either
see action again (if
they are stiU in
the playoffs) or on April 2 when they meet an all-star team from Toronto.
Den Haan decided
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.
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
was played March
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
league indoor soccer semifinal
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
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
Haan had been warming up prior to the game and coach Geoff
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
here,” he said.
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.
game was an
— Page 7
both of their round-robin games
Johnstone said his team’s firsthalf play was “the best soccer played by any team, over the
late tn the half
If the first hall
and exciting, the second halt proved to bp surprising.*
g^e the Ctmesdii:^
College Condors defeated the
Knights 3-1, while the sectmd
goals and helped the Alumni
hdilda4-l lead, the hearts of the Leos didn't sink .is 4uickly as the
Portuguese Leos 4-3.
The Condors and Alumni
in the soccer final
outplayed in the
Conestoga’s offence the score
the ensuing touch at centre
goal of the
baU from an
player. Percivai todk the
on the Alumni
Johnstone said regiu-ding the ,
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,”
goalie scoring to narrow the
take ini^ei> into her
Karen Melanson scored the
by the Alumni,
of the Alumni.
half of their
game. The Knights
brought the Leos lo within two
left in the ganio.
wasn't to ^mid the wily,
Alumni team held off the
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^
a 3-1 vic&sry. In the other semifinal,. th<
of an upset was in the aiq
Alunmi held on the w The Portiigu^e Leos started
the game,” she said.
Letter of thanks
Fan’s family thankful This the
a special thank you for
care and concern given to
Teresa following her injury at the
March 19 hockey game
Thurs. April 8 1 1
Outside Main cafe oO°'"
/ there eariy
extra special thanks to
Cambrian College. Thank you to the Conestoga
very loving and loyal friends,
ambiance attendants. Dr. Curtis and the staff at St. Mary’s
Ken Galemo and Conestoga Condors and the Cambrian Golden Shield. Hospital, coach
Danielle and Laurie.
the night a lot easier to hari-
— SPOKE, March
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