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Roger Ganes, a graduate of Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon, enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan (B.S.P.E., 1977; B.Ed., 1978) in 1973.
Nicknamed "The Ironman" he had the distinction of never missing a game in his five years with the Huskies basketball team.
He scored a career-high 40 points in a game against the UBC Thunderbirds in 1977 and had eight games where he collected 20 or more rebounds.
Roger held the CIAU record for career rebounds (1,164) for 27 years, as well as the Huskies conference scoring record (1,707) for 29 years. He was the first player in CIAU history to top 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Roger was named to the Canada West conference all-star team four times (1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78) and was an honourable mention All-Canadian in 1975-76.
He was awarded the E. Kent Phillips Trophy in 1976 as male athlete of the year at the University of Saskatchewan.