Thursday, October 18, 2017 – Memorial vs. MacEwan – 9:30pm NST
Friday, October 19, 2017 – Memorial vs. Alberta – 11:30pm NST
Saturday, October 20, 2017 – Memorial vs. Lethbridge – 8:30pm NST
The Memorial Sea-Hawks men's basketball team is headed west to play MacEwan, Alberta, and Lethbridge as they prepare for the start of the AUS regular season. The games are part of the Alberta Golden Bears Invitational taking place in Edmonton.
This is the Sea-Hawks second preseason trip, as they travelled to Toronto last month for games against teams in the OUA. Memorial enters the weekend with some injury concerns, but Coach Benoite won't let that effect his teams focus for this weekend, which is getting stops on the defensive end of the court.
"We have to play fundamentally good defense this year, and have to be 100% committed on that end of the floor. If we can make progress in that area, that would help us be ready for the regular season, which is our number one priority this weekend."
The Sea-Hawks play their first game on Friday night against the MacEwan University Griffins. They then take on host Alberta on Saturday night and wrap up the weekend versus Lethbridge on Sunday.
The Sea-Hawks open their season on the road versus the Acadia Axemen on Saturday, November 4th.