There are now more than 20,000 Mounties
in Canada and a high proportion of them have Scots ancestry.
An image of national identity and heritage for Canadians, the broad-brimmed Stetson hats and red coats of the Mounties
are instinctively associated with Canada throughout the world.
I think the magnitude of the game overwhelmed us just a little bit," Mounties
coach Bob Webb said.
His boss dismissed this as eccentric Mountie
behaviour and put the smell down to too many elk burgers.
When the Mounties
defeated Bell-Jeff of Burbank last season in the final of the Guards tournament, it was their greatest triumph in a season full of impressive wins.
Apparently recruitment in the Mounties
has increased since the show started.
came to life in the third, matching their first-half total in the first 1:36.
As such, the Mounties
have been covered as tabloid fodder.
He coached the Mounties
to an Eight-man title 30 years ago, followed by two 11-man titles in six championship appearances.
Bobby Webb scored 11 first-quarter points, with three 3-pointers, as the Mounties
opened a 21-13 lead.
The Vikings moved to the Alpha League and and the Mounties
chose to play a freelance schedule starting in 1995, facing off in in occasional nonleague games before re-establishing the rivalry this season in the Olympic League.
With their senior captain watching from the sidelines, the top-seeded Mounties
responded with a 14-point run over the next 3 minutes, 42 seconds.