Saint Mary's Huskies
The Saint Mary's Huskies are the men's and women's athletic teams that represent Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their primary home turf is Huskies Stadium located in the centre of the University's campus.
|Saint Mary's Huskies|
|University||Saint Mary's University|
|Conference||Atlantic University Sport|
|Athletic director||Scott Gray|
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Football stadium||Huskies Stadium|
|Arena||The Dauphinee Centre|
|Other arenas||Halifax Forum|
|Other Facilities||The Tower|
|Colours||Maroon and White|
In September 2007, Saint Mary's announced the plans to build the new Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness that will comprise the current gymnasium (The Tower), the new Dauphinee Arena, and a new building to connect the two. The centre is to be named after Dr. Richard Homburg, who provided a $5 million gift to the project, the largest gift the university had received in its 205-year history. The Dauphinee Arena will be built in the current place of the aging Alumni Arena and will have a NHL-sized ice surface and a seating capacity for 1200. The arena is to be named for the late Mr. Bob Dauphinee who was a strong supporter of the Huskies hockey team for over 50 years. Upon his death in 2001, Mr. Dauphinee had left an estate gift to the university of $2.1 million.
The Huskies have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (14), their last being the 2013-14 season. Of the AUS conference teams, the Huskies have the most U Sports Championships winning the W. P. McGee Trophy four times in 1973, 1978, 1979 and most recently in 1999.
Saint Mary's University was the host venue for the championship tournament four times in 1965, 1976, 1977 and 1978. The tournament was hosted in Halifax again for 24 consecutive years; first at Dalhousie University from 1984–1987 and then at the Halifax Metro Centre from 1988-2007. The tournament returned to the Metro Centre for the 2011 and 2012 Championships.
The women's team are in a tie with the UPEI Panthers for the fifth-most Atlantic Conference Championships (5), their last being the 2015-16 season. The women competed in their first U Sports Women's Basketball Championship in 2014 and their second in 2015.
The Huskies football team, in the past thirty years, have been one of the stronger teams in Canadian University football by reaching the Vanier Cup eight times: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001 (won), 2002 (won), 2003, and 2007. During this streak they would become the third university to win back-to-back championships (2001 & 2002) and the first of three universities to appear in at least three consecutive championship tournaments (2001–2003). The second being the Saskatchewan Huskies (2004–2006) and the third being the Laval Rouge et Or (2010–2013).
The Huskies have the third-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), their last being the 2009-10 season. In 2010, the Huskies won their first U Sports University Cup by defeating the Alberta Golden Bears 3-2 in overtime. This was the Huskies' fifth appearance in the championship final and their first since 1973.
The women's team have the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (7), and they are the current champions (2017-18 season). The Huskies have yet to compete in the U Sports Women's Ice Hockey Championship final.
Since rugby became a fully sanctioned Atlantic University Sport in 2002, the Huskies have finished runner up four times (2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009) to the St. Francis Xavier X-Women.
The men's team are tied with the Dalhousie Tigers for the second-most Atlantic Conference Championships (13), with their most recent in the 2011 season. The men reached the U Sports Men's Soccer Championship five times (1979, 1989, 2000, 2003 and 2011) but have yet to win the championship.
Soccer Team Roster
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "The proposed Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness and the Dauphinee Arena" (PDF). Saint Mary's University Hearts and Minds Capital Campaign. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-16.[dead link]
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Basketball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Hockey Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
- "Atlantic University Sport Men's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Soccer Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
- "Atlantic University Sport Women's Volleyball Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16.