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Team Directory Quick Facts Founded: 1827 Enrollment: 63,109 (37,915 full-time) President: David Naylor Director of Athletics: Liz Hoffman Number of Intercollegiate Teams: 44 (26 sports) Conference Affiliation: Ontario University Athletics (OUA) National Affiliation: Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Colours: Navy Blue & White Mascot: True Blue

Team Directory Liz Hoffman

Director of Athletics

liz.hoffman@utoronto.ca

Byron MacDonald

Manager, Intercollegiate Sports

byron.macdonald@utoronto.ca

Mary Beth Challoner

Manager, Sports Information and Promotions

mb.challoner@utoronto.ca

Scott Jenkins

Head Coach

curling@utoronto.ca

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2009-10 Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

Time/Result

OUA EAST SECTIONALS 1/9/2010

Queen’s University

Laurentian University

W 6-4

1/9/2010

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

L 3-4

1/10/2010

Trent University

Laurentian University

L 4-10

OUA CROSSOVER 2/6/2010

Wilfrid Laurier University

Trent

W

2/6/2010

University of Waterloo

Trent

W

2/7/2010

University of Western Ontario

Trent

L

2/7/2010

University of Windsor

Trent

W

2/7/2010

Brock University

Trent

W

OUA CHAMPIONSHIP 2/13/2010

Laurentian University

Waterloo, Ont.

W 7-2

2/13/2010

University of Western Ontario

Waterloo, Ont.

W 5-2

2/13/2010

Trent University

Waterloo, Ont.

L 2-3

2/14/2010

University of Western Ontario (Final)

Waterloo, Ont.

L 8-9 (extra ends)

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Roster

Name

Elig.

Major

Yr.

Hometown

Jonathan Braden

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School of Graduate Studies

4

Bow Island, Alta.

Scott Eckford

2

Anthropology

2

Schomberg, Ont.

Bill Francis

2

MMPA

1

Toronto, Ont.

Matthew Hardman

2

Arts & Science

2

Markham, Ont.

Patrick Janssen

4

Industrial Engineering

4

Scarborough, Ont.

Coaching Staff

Scott Jenkins Head Coach

4

Kate Farnell Assistant Coach

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Athlete Profiles Jonathan Braden - Second Eligibility Year: 4 Program: School of Graduate Studies Hometown: Bow Island, Alta. High School: Senator Gershaw H.S. Academic Awards: Has won the NSERC CGS-M and PGS-D awards...won the Chancellor’s citation and silver medalian from the University of Alberta...has received the Louise McKinney and community savings scholarships.

Scott Eckford - Lead/Alternate Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Anthropology Hometown: Schomberg, Ont. High School: King City S.S. Height: 5-11 Athletic Awards: Won the Oakville bonspiel two years in a row (2007-08).

Bill Francis - Vice Eligibility Year: 2 Program: MMPA Hometown: Toronto, Ont. High School: Lawrence Park C.I. Height: 6-1 Previous post-secondary: Attended Wilfrid Laurier University...was named a 2006-07 Laurier academic all-star and a 2007-08 academic all-Canadian...was named Laurier’s curling MVP from 2005-07...is a two-time OUA all-star...is a two-time Canadian junior men’s team all-star.

Matthew Hardman - Lead Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Markham, Ont. High School: Markville S.S. Height: 5’8 High School: Was the curling MVP in grade 11 and 12...named the cross country MVP in grade 12. Varsity: Named an OUA second team all-star in 2009-10.

Patrick Janssen - Skip Eligibility Year: 4 Program: Industrial Engineering Hometown: Scarborough, Ont. High School: Sir Oliver Mowat C.I. Height: 6-3 Varsity: is also a member of the Varsity Blues baseball team...was named the OUA East rookie of the year and is a two-time baseball all-star...is also a two-time OUA curling allstar (2009-10).

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2009 OUA Championships Varsity Blues skip Pat Janssen guided his team to a silver medal at this year’s OUA curling championships, hosted by the University of Waterloo Warriors at the Granite Curling Club in Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 13-14. A dual-sport athlete in both baseball and curling, Janssen along with vice Bill Francis of Toronto, second Jonathan Braden (Bow Island, Alta.) and lead Matthew Hardman of Markham, Ont. were just shy of OUA gold, falling 9-8 in extra ends to the defending champions Western Mustangs. A Toronto native, Janssen led the way as the U of T sailed through their first two opening draws, defeating the Laurentian Voyageurs 7-2 and the Western Mustangs 5-2 before falling 3-2 to the Trent Excalibur. Tied with the Mustangs after the round-robin, the Blues were awarded the top seed and a bye into the final based on head-to-head performance versus the Mustangs. With that bye into the gold-medal game, Toronto also secured a berth into the 2010 CIS/CCA curling championships, which will be held at the University of Alberta, March 11-14. Holding the hammer, the Blues opened up a quick lead in the first end when Janssen drew to the 4’ to score three. The Mustangs got one back in the second end before Janssen made a sensational shot, an angled run back, to take two and extend Toronto’s lead to 5-1 at the end of three. A shaky fourth allowed Western to get back into the game. The Mustangs were able to capitalize on misses by Francis and Janssen to score four and tie things at the halfway point. Western extended its lead, stealing one in the fifth and another two in the sixth when Janssen’s last shot wrecked on a guard. Down three with only two ends to go, Toronto pulled things together as they strategized and successfully countered their opponent’s defensive approach by scoring two in the seventh to pull within one going into the last end Going into the eighth, the Blues were without last rock and played a strategic end to try and get the steal. With two in the house, Western was only able to take out one on last rock enabling Toronto to steal one and force extra ends. It would all come down to the final two shots in the ninth with the Mustangs holding the hammer. Janssen’s last shot took out all remaining rocks from his opponents and left three of his own in the eight-foot circle of the house. However, Western skip Evan Lilly would deliver the shot of the day with a perfect draw to the button, around the trio of Toronto rocks, and take the final 9-8.

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