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Congratulations to University of Saskatchewan Huskies Men's Basketball Team, 2010 National Champs

 

Honourable senators, I rise to congratulate the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for winning their first national basketball title. Let us give them a big hand. They entered the Canadian Interuniversity Sports tournament unheralded and proceeded to defeat, in the semi-finals, the powerhouse Carleton University Ravens, who were last year's national title winner; and, in the finals, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The score at the end of the final game was 91-81 for Saskatchewan. This victory capped a banner year for the Huskies who won 17 of their last 18 games. The tournament final was their thirteenth win in a row. This was the fifth trip to the finals for the coach of the University of Saskatchewan team, Greg Jockims. I congratulate him and all the Husky players who worked so hard to make this dream possible. In a year when Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes have made this country proud, honourable senators will excuse me if I take an extra measure of pride, along with my fellow honourable senators from Saskatchewan, in what the Huskies have accomplished for my own home province.