Athletics alumni news
Maria Jaworski, a McGill University graduate and former member of the women's rugby team, has been named by Rugby Canada as part of the Canadian senior squad that will be competing at the Nations Cup tournament at Appleby College in Oakville, Ont., Aug. 2-13 and will feature national teams from Canada, USA, England and South Africa.
The play of the week for the Calgary Stampeders took place far from the windy confines of Canad Inns Stadium. Long snapper Randy Chevrier -- a McGill graduate and blue-collar player who rarely hears his name called over the loudspeaker -- potentially saved a life far from the watchful eye of the blue-clad crowd.
Doug Vandor, a product of the McGill University rowing program from Dewittville, Que., finished fourth at the Samsung World Cup regatta in Switzerland, Sunday.
The 1997 McGill men's soccer squad has been selected in the team category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Dr. Ross Hill has been selected in the builder category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Soccer standout Natalie Ioanidis has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Soccer coach Marc Mounicot has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Hockey and football legend Rocky Robillard has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Hockey star Martin Raymond has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Tomas Silva, a kicker with the McGill University Redmen, was added to the active roster by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, Monday. He becomes the 54th McGill player to make a CFL team and joins Calgary long-snapper Randy Chevrier as one of only two McGill products currently on a CFL roster.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran Mathieu Darche, a former star forward with the McGill University Redmen, to a new one-year contract. The 34-year-old native of St. Laurent, Que., who had career highs in goals (12) and points (26) in 59 games last season, will earn a reported $700,000 US. He made $500,000 last season and was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Anthony Lukca and Charles-Antoine Sinotte, two former all-stars with the McGill Redmen, have led the Grenoble Centaures to an unlikely berth in the championship game of France's Ligue Élite de Football Américain.
New Alouettes president Ray Lalonde,a former receiver at McGill and Redmen assistant coach, showed up Sunday for the opening day of training camp. And, while he addressed the hundreds of spectators on-site, his message was short. While Lalonde looked the part, with his sports jacket and openneck dress shirt, he also was quite interested in watching practice. Intently.
Sonny Wolfe, head coach of the McGill Redmen, has announced the team's 2011 fall schedule, the 131st season of football on the downtown campus. The Redmen have a 10-game schedule on tap, including their preseason home-opener on Aug. 26 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium against the Ottawa Gee-Gees, who finished first in the Ontario conference last year.
Basketball players Jessica Clemençon from the University of Windsor and Tyson Hinz from Carleton University are the 2011 BLG Award winners as Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year. Hinz, who's parents both played varsity basketball at McGill, beat out three other male finalists, including McGill University hockey player Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que.,