Mr. Speaker, this past weekend southern Alberta was well represented at the CIAU Basketball Championships in Halifax. Coached by CIAU coach of the year, Dave Crook, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns competed against the best in the country.
The Pronghorns were led by pride of Magrath, Danny Balderson. Danny, a small town hero who led the beloved Magrath Zeniths to the provincial high school title in 1993, last week was awarded the Mike Moser trophy as Canada's top university player.
Since Danny was picked as top rookie in his first year at the U of L, he has racked up the CIAU honours. He is now a four time All-Canadian, two time Canada West MVP and a member of the national student team.
Danny's teammate, 24 year old LCI grad, Spencer Holt, was honoured as a second team All-Canadian. Sometimes rivals and sometimes teammates, these two young men serve as outstanding role models to all young players in Canada.
Congratulations to the University of Lethbridge, the players, to Sandy and all those concerned. One more thing: Dave, you may be coach of the year, but it is time for a haircut.