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Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., each received a couple more pieces of hardware to add to their trophy cases at the 15th annual McGill University women's awards banquet held Monday at the McConnell Arena Alumni Lounge.
Two McGill grads have golden medals around their necks, thanks to Caroline Ouellette, who scored her second goal of the game 1:50 into overtime as Canada won the IIHF women's world hockey championship with a 5-4 victory over the U.S. before 4,000 at the University of Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday.
The Canadian women's senior hockey team, which features two McGillians on their roster, rebounded from their worst-ever defeat with a 3-2 victory over Finland at the IIHF world championship tournament, Sunday. The victory came on the heels of Saturday's shocking 9-2 loss to the United States.
Catherine Ward, a McGill graduate from TMR, Que., set up the opening goal at 3:32 of the first period as Canada skated to a 5-1 win over Finland in a semifinal at the IIHF women's world hockey championship at the Gutterson Fieldhouse Friday. Canada, which had a 43-15 edge in shots on net, will play the United States for the gold medal on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
David and Sheryl Kerr, both Montreal natives who now reside in Toronto, have bestowed a $1 million gift to the McGill University women's hockey team. It is the largest single donation to a women's sports program in Canadian university history.
Hockey players Marc-Andre Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., and Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 35th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Wednesday evening.
Vanessa Davidson, a McGill University grad from Beaconsfield, Que., scored midway through the second period with what proved to be the winner as the Montreal Stars captured their second straight Clarkson Cup title as champs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with a 4-2 victory over Brampton on Sunday.
Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., and Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Mar. 11, 2012.
Sinead Tracey, a native of St. Albert, Alta., who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in the spring of 2010, scored at 11:47 of the opening period to give the third-seeded Calgary Dinos a 1-0 upset over second-seeded McGill at Clare Drake Arena on opening day of the CIS women's hockey championship, Thursday.