Sauder School of Business Hockey Team Places Second at Ivey Cup 2005 Hockey Tournament


London, ON — A group of past and present Sauder School of Business MBAs, took the Ivey Cup by storm, placing second in their eight team division at the annual hockey tournament held March 4 and 5 in London, Ontario.

The team comprised of alumni and current full-time and part-time students had never played together before convening for a game-day practice the first day of the tournament. This is the first-year that Sauder has entered a team in the Ivey Cup.

They stormed out of the gates with an early first win on Friday night, dominating Ivey's B team 8 to 1. The Sauder team connected with the puck to pull off an early-morning 8 to 5 win over McGill on Saturday. Taking on one of the top-ranked teams, they fought back to tie Cornell 2 to 2 late Saturday afternoon. At the end of the round-robin, Sauder was second over-all.

Saturday evening, they took on Ivey's alumni team in the B Division final, suffering a heartbreaking 2 to 1 loss. The game was tied with Ivey scoring in the last 30 seconds of the third period.

Playing on the Sauder School of Business 2005 Ivey Cup hockey tournament team: Dwayne Clark (MBA 2006); Prentice Durbin (MBA/LLB 2006); Ian Fraser (MBA 2005); Kevin Hansen (PT MBA 2006); Chris Kerluke (MBA 2006); Jamie Lee (MBA 2003); Mikio Matsuo (MBA 2006);Tomo Nozaki (MBA 2006);Yoav Olund (MBA 2006); Devin Redlich (MBA 2005); Brian Roth (MBA 2006); Don Sadowski (MBA 2003); Jody Sawchuk (PT MBA 2007); and Matt Walton (MBA 2005).

The Ivey Cup hockey tournament is an annual event organized by MBA students at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is the largest graduate student hockey tournament in North America. This year, over twenty teams of business students and alumni participated in the tournament — including teams from Ivey, Rotman (Toronto), Chicago, Notre Dame, Tuck (Dartmouth), Cornell, Michigan, McGill, Concordia, Queen's, and Schulich. There were four divisions at this year's competition: the elite A division; the B division, which included both student and alumni teams; an alumni division; and a women's division.

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