Athletics in the news
The Montreal Canadiens and Molson's-Coors brewery announced Tuesday that Ryan McKiernan, a defenceman with the CIS national champion McGill University Redmen, has won the Guy Lafleur Award as the Quebec university player who best combines hockey excellence with academic success and citizenship.
Team captain Evan Vossen scored six minutes into overtime to lead the McGill Redmen to a 4-3 win against the Western Mustangs and the first CIS men's hockey title in program history, Sunday night, at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens and Molson's-Coors brewery announced Wednesday that Francis Verreault-Paul, a forward with the McGill University Redmen, has won the Guy Lafleur trophy as the Quebec university player who best combines hockey with academic success and citizenship.
Freshman Jessica Porfilio of Longueuil, Que., placed fifth overalll to lead the McGill Martlets to finish fourth of 17 teams at the 37th annual Western International Cross-country Invitational meet at the Thames Valley golf course, Saturday.
Brian Neill of Ottawa shot a six-over-par 77 to lead the McGill Redmen golf team but it was insufficient as Neill and his four teammates failed to make the cut after three rounds of play at the Canadian collegiate championship, conducted by Golf Canada, Thursday, at the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, B.C.
McGill quarterback Jonathan Collin and Redmen head coach Clint Uttley have been invited to attend the Montreal Alouettes rookie camp, which is slated to open on June 3 in Lennoxville, Que.
Despite on-going student protests about rising tuition fees, please be advised that McGill will start the fall semester on Sept. 4, 2012, as scheduled. McGill has designed special provisions to ensure that most of the affected CEGEP students - presently estimated to be about 330 individuals - should be able to begin the fall term on time.
Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., both hockey players from McGill, are among eight national finalists announced Wednesday for the 20th Annual BLG Awards gala, established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with the CIS. The event is sponsored by the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais.
CALGARY - Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marc-André Dorion, both hockey players from McGill University, are the 2012 BLG Award winners as Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year.