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Right place, right time for Guy Boucher

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.

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Published on : 13 May 2011

Ray Lalonde appose petit à petit sa griffe sur l'organisation des Alouettes

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.

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Published on : 12 May 2011

McGill football grad Smith taking time to recharge before accepting next challenge

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.

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Published on : 12 May 2011

Dick Pound's 400,000-page archive to go digital

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.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Lightning coach Boucher never gave up studying

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.

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Published on : 05 May 2011

OBIT: Memorial service for Chippindale set for May 7

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.

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Published on : 04 May 2011

Martlet netminders help Canada reach semifinals at IIHF World Championship

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.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2011

Pound to be inducted to Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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Published on : 16 Apr 2011

McGill grad Darche nominated for NHL's Masterton trophy

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.

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Published on : 09 Apr 2011

Three McGillians to play for Canada at IIHF world championship

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.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

McGill athletes of the year unveiled for 2011

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.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2011

Als bank on Redmen grad Lalonde to take team to next level

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.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Redmen grad Routhier resigns as president of Montreal Juniors

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.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Habs Darche to drop puck at Redmen-Ottawa game on Friday

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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Published on : 10 Feb 2011

De l'Université McGill à la LNH en 2 ans

Le RDS.ca vous propose à partir d'aujourd'hui une série de trois articles sur ces enseignants dévoués aux parcours différents. Première rencontre avec Martin Raymond du Lightning de Tampa Bay.

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Published on : 31 Jan 2011