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Babcock shows his alma maters

Tue, 2012-01-24 21:30

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.

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McGill grad Burnett expects Hay back for semifinal

Mon, 2012-01-02 12:00

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.

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Naismith invents basketball on Dec. 21, 1891

Wed, 2011-12-21 00:15

McGill graduate James Naismith introduced his invention -- the game of basketball -- on Dec. 21, 1891.

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: First CIS hoops game was played on Feb. 6, 1904

Sun, 2012-02-05 00:15

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.

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A million mercis for the Molsons

Wed, 2011-01-26 00:15

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.

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The History of McGill Athletics

Fri, 2003-12-19 12:00

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.

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1938 McGill Football Champions: Never to be forgotten

Thu, 2004-11-11 12:00

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.

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Redmen grad to receive second military decoration from Governor General

Mon, 2011-12-12 00:15

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.

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McGill grad Burnett collects 500th win in OHL coaching ranks

Fri, 2011-12-02 12:00

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.

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Five Martlet grads start in CWHL game, Sunday

Sun, 2011-12-04 12:00

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.

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