Saskatchewan Huskies

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Saskatchewan Huskies
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University University of Saskatchewan
Association U Sports
Conference Canada West
Athletic director Basil Hughton
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Griffiths Stadium
Arena Rutherford Arena (Men's and Women's hockey)
Other arenas Credit Union Centre
Other Facilities Saskatoon Field House (Men's and Women's Track and Field)
Field 7, Potash Corp. Park (Men's and Women's soccer)
Physical Activity Complex (Men's and Women's basketball and volleyball)
Education Gym (Men's and Women's wrestling)
Mascot Howler The Huskie
Nickname Huskies
Colors Green and White[1]
         
Website huskies.usask.ca

The University of Saskatchewan began in 1907 and has operated teams that compete with others since 1911. The term Huskie Athletics is defined as those student athletes from the University of Saskatchewan that compete in elite interuniversity competition administered by U Sports and its members, both as regions and as individual institutions.

The University of Saskatchewan is a member of the Canada West Regional Association, one of four such associations within U Sports. The Huskie Athletics program is administered at the University of Saskatchewan by the College of Kinesiology. At various times in its history, Huskie Athletics has offered teams in 24 different sports. At present date, there are 15 teams in the following sports: men's Canadian football and both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, hockey, soccer, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

Both the football and soccer teams play their home games at Griffiths Stadium. Huskie Athletics is an integral part of the University of Saskatchewan's goal of providing intellectual, cultural, social and physical activities as part of the University's Mission of achieving academic excellence. The mission of Huskie Athletics is to provide elite interuniversity sport opportunities for students as part of their educational experience. The Huskie Athletics program is restricted by limited resources.

Awards and standings

The Huskies are year after year one of the top sport schools in Canada. The football team is recognized as one of the best programs in U Sports.[citation needed] The football team has won the Vanier Cup as National Champions on 3 occasions (1990, 1996, and 1998) and have been runners up on 6 occasions since 1989.[citation needed]

The men's volleyball has been national champions on four occasions, in 1979, 1988, 1999, and 2004.[citation needed] They continue to have a strong team each year.[citation needed] The U of S Huskies have also recently achieved success in men's and women's basketball, and wrestling.

The most successful Huskie team is the Men's and Women's Track and Field teams. Combined they have won the Canada West conference championship 38 times and the national championships 12 times. Most of these championships were won under the leadership of Lyle Sanderson.

Championships

Sport National Championships National Appearances Conference Championships
Men's Basketball 1 (2009–10) 7 (1981–82, 1985–86, 1987–88, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15) 1 (2009–10)[2]
Women's Basketball 1 (2015-16) 10 (1982–83, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17) 5 (2005–06, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015-16, 2016-17)[3]
Men's Cross-Country 1 (1968) 6 (1968, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 2 (1978–1979)[4]
Women's Cross-Country 0 8 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 0[4]
Men's Curling 0 1 (2011-12) N/A
Women's Curling 0 1 (2011-12) N/A
Field Hockey 0 0 0
Football 3 (1990, 1996, 1998) 9 (1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006) 20 (1930, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938,1941, 1965, 1974, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)[5]
Men's Hockey 1 (1982–83) 18 (1966–67, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-2000, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17) 15 (1926–27, 1929–30, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-2000, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2015-16)[6]
Women's Hockey 0 2 (2003–04, 2013–14) 1 (2013-14)[7]
Men's Soccer 0 2 (2013–14) 1 (2014)[8]
Women's Soccer 0 0 0[9]
Men's Swimming and Diving 0 8 (1956–57, 1957–58, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972-73) 0
Women's Swimming and Diving 0 1 (1989–90) 0
Men's Track & Field 5 (1969–70, 1970–71, 1986–87, 2001–02, 2004–05) N/A 19 (1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2012–13, 2015–16)[10][11]
Women's Track & Field 7 (1984–85 (tie), 1985–86, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05) N/A 21 (1969–70(tie), 1970–71, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1994-95(tie), 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12)[10][11]
Men's Volleyball 4 (1978–79, 1987–88, 1998–99, 2003–04) 18 (1978–79, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2015–16) 11 (1978–79, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2003–04)[12]
Women's Volleyball 3 (1978–79-1980-81) 16 (1971–72, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05) 7 (1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1990–91, 1991–92)[13]
Men's Wrestling 0 N/A 4 (2015-16, 1985-86, 1983-84, 1981-82)[14]
Women's Wrestling 0 N/A 1 (2016-2017)[15]

Note: The Huskies no longer participate in Field Hockey or Swimming and Diving.

Huskies football

For more information see Saskatchewan Huskies football

The football program at the University of Saskatchewan is one of the more successful programs. They have captured 18 Canada West championships, appeared in 9 Vanier Cup games, winning 3 of them. They play their games at Griffiths Stadium and have hosted many playoff games, including the 2006 Vanier Cup.

Huskies men's hockey

The University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team played their first season in 1909-1910.[16] The current program consists of former major junior and junior A hockey players from across Canada. The Huskies play their home games at Rutherford Arena, the second oldest arena in Canada.[17] The Huskies won their ninth Canada West Championship during the in 2015-2016 season. In 2017, the Huskies lost the University Cup final by a score of 5-3 to the University of New Brunswick. In 1983, the Huskies won their only University Cup.

The Huskies have a prestigious list of alumni who have played in the National Hockey League.[16] Among those included are Mike Babcock, the current coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Todd McLellan, the current coach of the Edmonton Oilers.[16] In 2017, Huskie’s goaltender Jordan Cooke made history by becoming the first active U Sports player to be named to Team Canada’s Spengler Cup roster.[18]

Notable alumni

Basketball

Hockey

Men's

Soccer

Track & Field

Volleyball

References

  1. ^ "University of Saskatchewan Visual Expression Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2012-13 Men's Basketball Media Guide
  3. ^ 2012-13 Women's Basketball Media Guide
  4. ^ a b Canada West Fall Championship History
  5. ^ 2012 Football Media Guide
  6. ^ 2012-13 Men's Hockey Media Guide
  7. ^ 2012-13 Women's Hockey Media Guide
  8. ^ 2012 Men's Soccer Media Guide
  9. ^ 2012 Women's Soccer Media Guide
  10. ^ a b http://huskies.usask.ca/Home_Left/mens_sports/track_field/CW%20Champ%20Finishes.pdf
  11. ^ a b http://huskies.usask.ca/Home_Left/mens_sports/track_field/CIS%20Champ%20Finishes.pdf
  12. ^ 2012-13 Men's Volleyball Media Guide
  13. ^ 2012-13 Women's Volleyball Media Guide
  14. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mwrest/history_records
  15. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports/wwrest/history_records
  16. ^ a b c "Huskie Men's Hockey History". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  17. ^ "About Huskie Athletics". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  18. ^ "Cooke first active Canada West player to Canada’s Spengler Cup roster in 30 years – WHL Network". whl.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 

External links

  • Official website
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