Athletics alumni news
You don't have to sit with McGill grad Guy Boucher long to feel the kind of vibration only the true believers give off. Five minutes give way to 20 minutes, and his kind of clear-eyed passion and single-mindedness is intoxicating.
Nommé à la tête de l'équipe à la mi-mars, le nouveau président des Alouettes de Montréal, Ray Lalonde, affirme que la transition se fait en douceur pour lui et le reste de l'organisation, malgré les nombreux défis auxquels elle doit faire face.
He was once selected first overall in the Canadian Football League draft and spent nine seasons playing running back for the Alouettes. Larry Smith has a degree in law and has been a successful businessman. He has served as commissioner of the CFL, president of the Alouettes and publisher of The Gazette.
McGill and the University of Texas at Austin have been selected to process and digitize the massive Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection. Pound's Olympic materials comprise 350 boxes -- a 100-metre plunge into Olympic history that ranges from the drama of the Ben Johnson doping scandal to backroom negotiations for TV rights.
Guy Boucher takes after his father, just as Guy Boucher’s son is a lot like him. Wilfrid Boucher wasn’t just a mathematician but he was brilliant at math, so he studied to be an actuary in a Quebec college run by the priests where if you failed any single year, you were out. Wilfrid Boucher didn’t fail. And when Boucher’s time for higher education came, he didn’t fail, either.
A memorial service will be held for Warren Chippindale, a former McGill University hockey player, Saturday (May 7) at 1:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street. Chippindale, who died on Nov. 27, 2010 at the age of 82, was a business leader who was known for great generosity.
SWITZERLAND - Buttressed by shutouts from a couple of McGill goaltenders, the Canadian national women's hockey team has earned a bye to Saturday's semifinal at the IIHF world championship, finishing atop Group B with a 3-0 record.
Dick Pound, a former Olympic swimmer, International Olympic Committee vice-president and past-chancellor at McGill University, is among six new inductees named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary.
After a decade of bouncing around the minor leagues, McGill grad Mathieu Darche is enjoying a career season with the Canadiens, which is one reason why the Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated him for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually by the PHWA to a player who exhibits perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Charline Labonté of the McGill University women's hockey team and two other graduates from the Martlets program are among 21 players named to represent Canada at the 2011 IIHF world hockey championship tournament, scheduled for April 16-25 in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland. The team was picked following a four-day selection camp at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto which concluded on Tuesday.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
In another life, Ray Lalonde might have become a physical education teacher. But, after graduating from McGill in 1986 with a degree in education, the star receiver with the football Redmen couldn't land a full-time job.
Martin Routhier says he will now have time to take in a Montreal Juniors game as a fan. The McGill grad and former Redmen team captain stepped down as president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team Thursday, ending weeks of speculation he was moving on.
Montreal Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche has been invited by his alma mater to perform the ceremonial faceoff at Friday's university hockey game between the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the McGill Redmen at McConnell Arena (3883 University Street). The game is slated to start at 7 p.m. and will be webcast on the Streaming Sports Network (www.ssncanada.ca).
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