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    Default Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack

    Located in Kamloops, BC. Formerly known as Cariboo College until 2003. Ken Olynyk is AD. Looks like Hockey is big there. Plays mens basketball in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Their league is the Canada West Universities Athletic Association.


    http://athletics.inside.tru.ca/

    Looks like they have about 13,000 on campus students. The mens basketball team was 13-9 last year.

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    Gracious of them to come down here. It's an opportunity for our guys to show hustle and show who's in shape, will work hard, and does what the coaches want and expect. Of course we could get a more difficult scrimmage......we'll have that with TX. Let the season begin!....I hope it's on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    Gracious of them to come down here. It's an opportunity for our guys to show hustle and show who's in shape, will work hard, and does what the coaches want and expect. Of course we could get a more difficult scrimmage......we'll have that with TX. Let the season begin!....I hope it's on TV.
    I'll be in Phoenix next weekend when the Zags are playing Texas. Anyone have any idea where the game is being played? Just a local high school? I would imagine there will be zero access to the scrimmage anyways...

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    I am sure that GU is making it worth TRU's while to make the trip. My guess is that their athletic department is not flush with money and that AD Olynyk can use the money to flesh out his budget.

    It might be nice to get Whitworth for the exhibition game one of these years.

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    Kamloops hit it's high water mark in 1967 ... when it's Little League team (led by a "star" catcher/2nd baseman) narrowly lost in the BC Finals to the team that made it to Williamsport (Trail). It's been down hill ever since.

    http://www.littleleague.org/series/h...s/1967rstr.htm

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    No! Kamloops hit its high-water mark when it sent Kelly Olynyk to Gonzaga and then to the Celtics.

    And another high water mark is Kamloopa--its wonderful pow wow, which we attended a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaGranny View Post
    No! Kamloops hit its high-water mark when it sent Kelly Olynyk to Gonzaga and then to the Celtics.

    And another high water mark is Kamloopa--its wonderful pow wow, which we attended a couple of years ago.

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    The interior of BC is just wonderful and one of the last underrated and relatively unknown places in the west - US or Canada.

    As to Thompson - welcome! and we hope you enjoy your stay and have a good season.
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    WolfPack Men’s Basketball Drops Exhibition To Trinity Western

    "The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team played .500 this weekend in a series of exhibition games at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

    On Saturday (Oct 25), the WolfPack met up with the Trinity Western University Spartans of Langley, BC and lost 81-76.

    That dropped the ‘Pack’s pre-season record to 3 and 2 with one game to go."

    “We were outscored 28-14 in the third quarter and that did us in,” said Thompson Rivers head coach Scott Clark. “And we were out rebounded 50-41”.

    http://athletics.inside.tru.ca/2014/...inity-western/

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    It is great to see Ken's team down to play in Spokane, it will be a good warm-up for both teams, also a continuation of the Kamloops connection (The Zag Women's redshirt freshman Centre, Emma Wolfram, is from Kamloops).

    From a competition perspective, nothing against TRU, but there is only a couple (perhaps only one) of Canadian University teams that could keep it close (15-20 points) if GU was in full flight. Would love to see that game, Carlton Vs GU!

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    Game is at 6:00 pm, and is televised on Spokane local channel KHQ.

    It'll be fun to see the team out there. It may not be as competitive as playing each other in a scrimmage but it's nice to play against other players. (Which will be said more than once by the coaches, players and play-by-play announcers).

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    Will the game be available on the internet or some other location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    Will the game be available on the internet or some other location?
    Stated another way, are there any KHQ viewing area internet "streamers" out there that could do us out of area fans a great favor??

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    any other way to see the game? No Root, so us southlanders are looking for access
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanDiegoZag View Post
    I'll be in Phoenix next weekend when the Zags are playing Texas. Anyone have any idea where the game is being played? Just a local high school? I would imagine there will be zero access to the scrimmage anyways...
    I think it's at the Suns' arena with no access for fans.
    "After holding open practices during his first three seasons, Romar closed them to reporters last season, citing the "Gonzaga factor." He felt his team was compromised before the 2004-05 game against the Zags, that the opponent awaiting him and beating him 99-87 in Spokane seemed a little too well prepared."

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    Some height.

    # Name Position Height Weight Elig. Yr Course Yr Hometown Last Team (High School)

    3 Brett Rouault G 6-4 200 5 Science 5 Vernon, BC (Clarence Fulton)
    4 Brett Parker G 6-4 195 5 Business 5 Langley, BC (Walnut Grove)
    5 Reese Pribilsky G 6-0 165 4 Business 4 Victoria, BC UVIC (Oak Bay)
    6 Ismail Abdulahi G 5-10 165 1 Arts 1 Victoria, BC (Lambrick Park)
    8 Luke Morris F 6-4 210 2 BCS 2 Mission, BC UFV (Mission)
    9 Josh Mayorga F 6-5 230 1 Arts 1 Langley, BC (Walnut Grove)
    10 Joe Davis F 6-5 215 1 Business 1 Kamloops, BC (Westsyde)
    11 Victor Aguero G 6-0 185 3 Arts 3 Vancouver, WA Big Bend CC (Central Catholic)
    12 Sean Price G 6-3 200 3 CMNS 3 Vancouver, WA Clark College (Columbia River)
    13 Gerard Gore F 6-5 215 4 Science 4 St.John's, Antigua Cleveland State CC
    (Ottos Comprehensive)
    14 Josh Wolfram F 6-10 230 4 Business 4 Kamloops, BC University of Calgary (South Kam)
    15 Tallon Milne F 6-8 220 5 Science 5 Vanderhoof, BC SFU (Nechako Valley)


    Head Coach: Scott Clark Athletic Director: Kenneth M. Olynyk Asst. Coach: Kevin Pribilsky Athletics Assistant: Jon Shephard
    Asst. Coach: Joe Enevoldson Media Coordinator: Larry Read Asst. Coach: Paul Patterson Athletic Therapist: Kevin Brechin

    http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Me...Guide29975.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag 77 View Post
    Some height.

    # Name Position Height Weight Elig. Yr Course Yr Hometown Last Team (High School)

    3 Brett Rouault G 6-4 200 5 Science 5 Vernon, BC (Clarence Fulton)
    4 Brett Parker G 6-4 195 5 Business 5 Langley, BC (Walnut Grove)
    5 Reese Pribilsky G 6-0 165 4 Business 4 Victoria, BC UVIC (Oak Bay)
    6 Ismail Abdulahi G 5-10 165 1 Arts 1 Victoria, BC (Lambrick Park)
    8 Luke Morris F 6-4 210 2 BCS 2 Mission, BC UFV (Mission)
    9 Josh Mayorga F 6-5 230 1 Arts 1 Langley, BC (Walnut Grove)
    10 Joe Davis F 6-5 215 1 Business 1 Kamloops, BC (Westsyde)
    11 Victor Aguero G 6-0 185 3 Arts 3 Vancouver, WA Big Bend CC (Central Catholic)
    12 Sean Price G 6-3 200 3 CMNS 3 Vancouver, WA Clark College (Columbia River)
    13 Gerard Gore F 6-5 215 4 Science 4 St.John's, Antigua Cleveland State CC
    (Ottos Comprehensive)
    14 Josh Wolfram F 6-10 230 4 Business 4 Kamloops, BC University of Calgary (South Kam)
    15 Tallon Milne F 6-8 220 5 Science 5 Vanderhoof, BC SFU (Nechako Valley)


    Head Coach: Scott Clark Athletic Director: Kenneth M. Olynyk Asst. Coach: Kevin Pribilsky Athletics Assistant: Jon Shephard
    Asst. Coach: Joe Enevoldson Media Coordinator: Larry Read Asst. Coach: Paul Patterson Athletic Therapist: Kevin Brechin

    http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Me...Guide29975.pdf

    Some pregame notes:

    Josh is obviously Emma Wolfram's Brother. He played with Kelly in High School, has 3 point range and is their leading rebounder. Tallon is the only other big(ger) body and was one of the top BC players in High School as well. Reese is a true PG and runs the team, but he will have a tough time up against GU's defence (IMHO he hasn't played against players at this level before). Reese reminds me a bit of is a bit of KP, just not as good a shooter (He played against KP in the 2009 Canada summer games*). The Washington State player's will appreciate the trip back and playing against GU. Price seems like the most obvious choice to make an impact(He played two years at Clark College and was a First Team All-Conference player). Given his age he might have played against GBJ in high school or AAU ball. the other WA native, Aguero should start with Pribilsky at the off guard. Josh Mayorga's brother Arnold played D1 ball at Long Island.

    Starting Five

    PG Pribilsky
    SG Aguero
    G Price
    PF Tallon
    C Woolfram

    Realistically GU is 40+ points better, but will might play a lot of the lower bench and walk-ons for some of the game.

    It is still great that TRU is coming down and they will most likely get as much out of the exhibition as the GU coaches. It will be one for the grandkids. Especially if GU makes as big an impact as we hope this year.

    *Josh Wolfram also played in that game, as did Anthony Bennett, Negus Webster-Chan and Carlton's Phil Scrubb...It was a great game, Ontario came from behind and won 86-81.

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    Just real happy that this game is happening. Canada and BC in particular have been very good to Gonzaga and it nice that this game can benefit all involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZY View Post
    Realistically GU is 40+ points better, but will might play a lot of the lower bench and walk-ons for some of the game.

    It is still great that TRU is coming down and they will most likely get as much out of the exhibition as the GU coaches. It will be one for the grandkids. Especially if GU makes as big an impact as we hope this year.
    This is my expectation as well -- although I know nothing about TRU's team beyond what I've read in this thread. I hope that back-ups and walk-ons get 10mins., we have no injuries, and each and every player stays focused on sticking to game plan even if it is a blow-out, not getting caught up in trying to play one-on-one, run-and-gun, not abandoning the D, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag 77 View Post
    It might be nice to get Whitworth for the exhibition game one of these years.
    Ive thought that before. These pre-pre season pay to play games are good, low stress shake out the cobwebs games, why not keep the money local and make an event out of it.

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    Thompson Rivers exhibition preview over on Zagaholic

    http://www.zagaholic.com/2014/10/exh...-thompson.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag365 View Post
    This is my expectation as well -- although I know nothing about TRU's team beyond what I've read in this thread. I hope that back-ups and walk-ons get 10mins., we have no injuries, and each and every player stays focused on sticking to game plan even if it is a blow-out, not getting caught up in trying to play one-on-one, run-and-gun, not abandoning the D, etc.
    Will they be allowed to have fun? sheesh. Also, I am fairly certain run and gun will be part of this teams repertoire. With that many horses it better be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZY View Post
    It is great to see Ken's team down to play in Spokane, it will be a good warm-up for both teams, also a continuation of the Kamloops connection (The Zag Women's redshirt freshman Centre, Emma Wolfram, is from Kamloops).

    From a competition perspective, nothing against TRU, but there is only a couple (perhaps only one) of Canadian University teams that could keep it close (15-20 points) if GU was in full flight. Would love to see that game, Carlton Vs GU!
    Careful what you ask for. Carlton has a fine collection of NCAA scalps.
    http://grantland.com/features/carlet...ndrew-wiggins/

    They have added to the pile this year by laying a beat down on Memphis by 32 points.

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    Played with Pribilsky in high school. He's an absolutely awesome passer and has really quick hands (led the Canada West in steals last year). He played on the provincial team with Kelly back in the day too. He's a really fun player to watch and might be their best player this season. I think he'll give Pangos a tougher game than most exhibition team PG's could. Hoping he has a good game! Realistically this is going to be a 30+ point game though, TRU just cannot match up with our front-court.

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