This spring, Mike Babcock became the second former McGill University hockey player — and the first since Lester Patrick in 1937 — to coach in the Stanley Cup finals, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games.
Disgraced a year ago, the playoff-bound McGill Redmen football team are making headlines for all the right reasons this season.
Rugby Martlets bomb Bishop's 66-0 in semifinal; Redmen stun Sherbrooke 56-10, extend undefeated streak to 25.
Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.
A freshman and a fifth-year senior stole the show at the 28th annual McGill intercollegiate awards gala held at the McGill Sports Centre Thursday. Mathieu Poitras of Gatineau, Que., and Danielle Day of Ile Bizard, Que., received the D. Stuart Forbes and Gladys Bean trophies, respectively, as the student-athletes who have brought the most credit to the University by reason of their athletic achievements.
McGill's Jennifer Thomson, a 5-foot-7 power hitter from Rosemere, Que., has been named Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year in women's volleyball. She was one of numerous honorees announced at the Husky All-Canadian awards dinner held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday.
Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.
This edition's roundup of McGill headliners features docs, jocks and post-traumatic shocks.
Jennifer Heil was formally recognized as the women's overall moguls champion on the World Cup freestyle ski circuit, an honour she had sewn up even before the season's last race.
The juggernaut that is McGill athletics brings back five major titles in just two short weeks.