Hockey is Canada's passion — but it's a dangerous sport, even when you are wearing all your safety gear. David Pearsall is a McGill researcher who is studying helmets to fine-tune their protective properties for all players.
Take a tour of McGill's Sports Hall of Fame, honouring the athletes and teams who have dazzled us since the University's early days.
After the world's obsession with gold medal counts during the Torino Olympics, McGill BCom student Laura Ruhnke gives a refreshing firsthand account of what it was like to play for the Swiss national women's hockey team at the Games.
McGill will be very well represented on the Canadian women's water polo squad at the Athens Olympics this summer. The 13-member team will include no fewer than five McGill students and two alumni, and head coach Patrick Oaten is also a grad.
The first-place McGill Martlets took two of three major awards and dominated the Quebec university women's soccer all-star teams, with four on the first squad and five on the second.
Lots of sports, a smattering of video games and one of the world's top philosophers.
The late Dr. Phil Edwards, a former McGill University track star who won five Olympic medals and the 1936 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year, is one of eight new inductees to the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame.
Peter Smith says that what makes a successful coach is a successful team. He should know - as McGill's winningest coach, Smith has recorded over 100 victories with the women's hockey team.
McGill receiver Robert LeBlanc, BCom'05, was the youngest player chosen in the 2005 Canadian Football League draft in May.
OK, so he's the winningest hockey coach in Redmen history and he was just named CIS Coach of the Year in March. Do you think you can get Martin Raymond to toot his own horn one little bit? Well, we tried.