It was billed as "An evening with Mike Babcock" and it didn't disappoint. Making a rare trip to Montreal to play the Canadiens, the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings gave a passionate speech about never forgetting your roots, before more than 250 McGill graduates in a fabulous alumni event at the Bell Centre, Tuesday. A feature story about Babcock can be found in The Gazette, Wednesday.
George Burnett, an assistant coach with the Canadian national junior team, was asked on Monday about the possibility of his stepping in behind the bench on Tuesday when Canada plays Russia its semifinal game at the Scotiabank Saddledome, with head coach Don Hay and assistant Scott Walker absent with the flu.
McGill graduate James Naismith introduced his invention -- the game of basketball -- on Dec. 21, 1891.
Monday marks the 108th anniversary of the first Canadian university basketball game played in Canada. The first organized intercollegiate hoops contest was played in Kingston, Ont., between McGill and Queen’s on Feb. 6, 1904. McGill defeated the Golden Gaels 9-7 in overtime.
McGill Redmen hockey has a million new reasons to feel good about this season. Former Redmen player Stephen T. Molson and his wife, Nancy, yesterday made a $1-million gift to support coaching, player recruitment and program development for the university team.
Sports in Montreal started as a feature of community activities for entertainment or competition. McGill students participated informally in many of these activities in the late 1840's and early 1850's.
The day was cold and windy, the turf muddy and slippery. A brisk November afternoon in Montreal did not dissuade an eager crowd of 13,000 fans on hand to see a championship football game. The McGill Redmen had won nothing but condolences for 10 years. Now they were one victory away from claiming the 1938 title in senior intercollegiate football.
MONTREAL - Maj. Derek Prohar, a former McGill football and hockey player from Avonlea, Sask., is among 44 soldiers who will be awarded a Meritorious Service Medal. The announcement was made by David Johnston, the governor general of Canada, last week.
George Burnett, a McGill graduate who was the first member of the hockey Redmen to earn all-Canadian honours, earned his 500th career victory as a head coach in the Ontario Hockey League, Friday.
The Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, featured a rare photo opportunity for five former members of the McGill Martlets as each of them were among the official starting six in a win against Burlington, Sunday. Standing at attention for the national anthem were defencemen Catherine Ward and Carly Hill, along with forwards Vanessa Davidson, Rebecca Martindale and Alyssa Cecere.