Athletics in the news
The McGill Redmen football team had an inauspicious debut in their 132nd season-opener at Kingston, Sunday, dropping a 23-9 decision at Queen's in preseason play at Richardson Stadium.
The impending National Hockey League lockout has been a boon to the fourth annual Redmen Summer 4-on-4 Hockey Tournament. A dozen players affiliated with NHL teams have signed up to take part in the one-day event on Saturday (Aug. 25) at McConnell Arena on the campus of McGill University.
Adrian Hynes-Guery scored a game-high 18 points for McGill University but it was insufficient as the UNLV men's basketball team won its fourth straight game in Canada, 74-59, against the Redmen before more than 300 at Love Competition Hall, Tuesday.
Freshman striker Kristin Pearkes of Vancouver, B.C., scored twice and added an assist as the McGill University women's soccer team walloped the Windsor Lancers 7-0 in preseason play at Molson Stadium, Tuesday.
The McGill University men's hockey team, which captured their first-ever CIS national title in March, finally received their much-awaited championship rings in a ceremony held at McConnell Arena's Alumni Lounge, Tuesday.
The McGill University women's soccer team opened their 61st season with a scoreless draw in exhibition play against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the nation's capital, Monday. The Martlets have less than 24 hours to prepare for their own home opener as they will host the University of Windsor Lancers at Molson Stadium, Tuesday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Reggie Spencer of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, scored 14 points as the NCAA's Northeastern University Huskies defeated McGill 80-66 in men's basketball at Love Competition Hall, Sunday. Two other Huskies reached double figures in scoring, with Joel Smith notching 11 points and Quincy Ford collecting 10. Nicolas Langley, a senior from Golden, B.C., tallied 14 for the Redmen, who opened their 112th seaso