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When the Los Angeles Kings eliminated Phoenix 4-3 in overtime Tuesday, it paved the way for a fourth former McGill University hockey player to coach in the Stanley Cup finals. Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon, a 45-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., follows in the footsteps of other Redmen McGill hockey grads, Mike Babcock and the legendary Patrick brothers -- Frank and Lester.
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.
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.
McGill hockey players Marc-Andre Dorion and Ann-Sophie Bettez were named CIS athletes of the year on April 30 in Calgary and the 20th annual BLG Awards gala, will premiere on TSN Saturday (May 26) at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The McGill University men’s hockey team was feted at Montreal City Hall, Wednesday. The Redmen, who captured their first-ever national championship in March, were received by Mayor Gérald Tremblay and became the third sports team from McGill to sign the city’s Golden Book, an honour reserved for special guests.
McGill took home 18 of 84 bursaries handed out at the 26th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala, Wednesday, as a combined total of $189,750 was doled out to worthy student-athletes from nine Quebec universities. McGillians won five of the 11 major categories, sweeping both academic excellence prizes and both athletic excellence awards.