WEEK 11 – Huskie Athletics Top 100 Moments

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Nicole Betker

100 memories… 100 moments… 100 Years of Huskie Athletics

Each Monday, Huskie Athletics will release a series of moments with the Top 10 being released at the Huskie Centennial Reunion Banquet March 31. Dig into your memory bank and share your greatest Huskie memories, stories, and photos because We Are All Huskies!

Videos for the moments can be viewed here: http://huskies.usask.ca/centennial/tophundred.php

Moment #21 – Goodbye Huskiettes

Goodbye Huskiettes. Women’s teams at the University of Saskatchewan were called Huskiettes for years, but in 1989, it was game over. No need to give the women’s teams at university a different name than the men. Just call them Huskies.

Moment #58 – Toner Was Everywhere

Marshall Toner was everywhere for the University of Saskatchewan in the 1980s. Toner made the All-Canadian team as a slotback with the Huskies in football. One winter he played forward for the hockey Huskies. He also ran on the track and field team, helping Saskatchewan’s 4×800 relay squad win the national championship. Toner was not only a three-sport athlete, but a high achiever.

Moment #63 – Kings Court

Chin Wah Seng, who studied medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, was the king of the court in badminton. Seng won three singles titles in Western Canadian university competition in the 1960s. He came to Saskatoon from Malaysia where he was named School Captain, the highest honour for a student at his high school that opened 1816. Strong and faithful is the school motto. After Seng finished college in Saskatoon, he returned to Malaysia, still strong, still faithful.

Moment #73– Turned Prime Time

Tim Leier, a rookie forward on the fourth line for the University of Saskatchewan hockey team, turned prime time. With the Huskies in Calgary for the best-of-three league final against the Dinos in 1981, Leier scored two goals in a 3-2 win in the deciding game. His second goal came after he took a pass from centre Willie Desjardins and fired the puck past Dinos veteran goalie Jerry Falwell, who was the league MVP that season.

About Huskie Athletics:

In 2011-12, Huskie Athletics will celebrate 100 years of Huskie Pride with Centennial celebrations! Huskie Athletics has 95 Canada West Championships and 25 CIS Championships under its belt. Huskie athletes leave the campus and the University of Saskatchewan with the skills to become successful at work, with family and in the community. Home to 893 all-stars since 1920, Huskie Athletics strives each year to provide quality programs for athletes while they prepare for the future. Huskie tickets can be purchased by calling, 306-966-1111 or online at huskies.usask.ca.

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