The Montreal Canadiens and Molson announced today that McGill Redmen goaltender Mathieu Poitras, a 22-year-old native of Gatineau, Que., has won the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Quebec university hockey player who best combines athletic ability with academic aptitude. The award is accompanied by a $6,000 bursary over three years.
McGill recently established a new national best, producing 147 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status. It's the seventh consecutive year that McGill has had more than 100 honorees receive the Canadian Interuniversity Sport designation.
Hitting the high balls of summer.
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.
McGill places five on QUFL all-star team; Matt Connell becomes first Redmen pivot in 26 years to earn all-conference honours.
Lots of sports, a smattering of video games and one of the world's top philosophers.
Shaunna Burke, a graduate of McGill University, has become the second Canadian woman to climb Mount Everest. She was reported to be among the first from her expedition to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.
An important cache of James Naismith's personal effects was recently found in the basement of his last surviving relative's home, and it included photographs and documents providing fresh insights into Naismith's invention of basketball in 1891.