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Montreal Sasquatch

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Colours  red, blue
Head coach  Tito Destin
Date founded  2008
Based in  Montreal
Owner(s)  Soar Enterprises
Arena  Centre Pierre Charbonneau
Championships  0
Division titles  0
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League  Premier Basketball League
Team history  Montreal Sasquatch 2008–2009

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The Montreal Sasquatch were a team of the Premier Basketball League (PBL) that played in the 2008–09 season under two different ownership groups.



Réal Bourassa was granted an expansion franchise in the PBL for the 2009 season. However, on February 5, 2009, the PBL canceled the franchise after it emerged that players weren't being paid. A dispersal draft of Sasquatch players was then conducted.

On February 11, the PBL announced that Soar Enterprises, another ownership group, would take over the franchise and play the remainder of the season. The squad was to be known as Team Montreal as Bourassa retained the rights to the name Sasquatch.

The Sasquatch were one of four teams in the PBL Atlantic Division that enhanced their 20-game PBL schedule with 6 exhibitions to compete for the "Champlain Cup." When the Sasquatch were removed from the league, the other teams decided that the remaining, unplayed exhibitions involving the Sasquatch would be treated as forfeits.

The PBL, which arranged all league travel, intervened heavily to ensure that the next three road games took place. However, the venue arranged for the reconstituted team's first home game, on February 27, fell through; the visiting Halifax Rainmen objected to an alternate gym and the PBL ruled that it did not meet league standards. A home game against Wilmington the next day was likewise cancelled, and the remaining home games were played at the opponent's venue.

First half

This is the Sasquatch roster before the PBL removed the Sasquatch from the league.

Head Coach: Alejandro Hasbani

In the PBL dispersal draft four players were selected:

  • Randy Gill by the Detroit Panthers
  • John Ruffus by the Quebec Kebs (traded to Manchester on March 9)
  • Xavier Morton by the Rochester RazorSharks
  • Jamaal Wise by the Manchester Millrats (traded to Quebec on March 9)
  • All other Sasquatch players were given their unconditional release and became free agents.

    Second half

    Head Coach: Tito Destin

    2009 season schedule

    * Originally a home game for Montreal


    Montreal Sasquatch Wikipedia

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