Canadian Content

Today we mourn the loss of a great player and greater person in Halifax, we have Stu Turnbull turning it out in Germany, a deep look at Kevin Pangos' fit with the Zags, lots of CIS news and more in this edition of Canadian Content ...

First we want to start off by saying that we have lost a true basketball great.  Halifax front office staffer, ex-Rainman player and overall great person John Strickland has passed away this week.  Thogh he may not have been an NBA All Star, he was definitely a giant among men in life.  R.I.P. Strick ...


Metro - Halifax Rainmen fan favourite John Strickland dies

Ex-Halifax Rainmen forward found dead - Front -

Halifax Rainmen mourn death of ex player known for sense of humour - Winnipeg Free Press

Haligonia Sports John Strickland Video

And in honor of his passing, here is an interview with Stick from his last season as a Rainman from our boy at, Romy Aquino ...

Halifax Rainmen John Strickland talks with Romy Aquino Video


In pro news, we have learned from former Carleton Raven Stu Turnbull that he was named Player of the Week in the German Pro A League this week.  Big shout to him for earning that honor.  Here is a clip of Turnbull in action for the UBC Tigers where he goes off but it's in German ... YouTube - UBC Tigers vs. BG Karlsruhe


For all our francophone peeps, here is here is a news bit about the PBL's Quebec Kebs from our colleague at Jet7Basket ... Robert Spon, nouvel entraineur des Kebs vise rien de moins que titre de champions de la PBL | Basketball Québécois 


And in CIS news ...

Remember that there is CIS action going on this weekend ... CIS Plenty of Thanksgiving weekend CIS action

Capers continue to shape team - Sports - The Cape Breton Post

TheSpec - McMaster tunes up for season openers

Mac coach “anxious” on eve of bench boss debut


Go Ravens » Ravens dominate the Gaiters in exhibition play at the Ravens’ Nest

Brock University Badgers :Men's Basketball drops season opener to Manitoba 85-74 - UNB men face tall order | By BILL HUNT - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada


And last but not least we have some high school news ...

I know this is a few days late but here is a look at Pangos committing to the Zags by our SB Nation colleagues at The Slipper Still Fits ... Pangos commits to Gonzaga; rounds out the 2011 class? - The Slipper Still Fits

And we have look at the PHASE 1 program by a former Toronto baller, Kern Carter ... PHASE 1 Touches Youth in Toronto

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