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Former Redmen player Molson donates $1 million to McGill hockey team

It's a $1-million 134th birthday present the McGill University men's hockey team won't soon forget Stephen T. Molson, who once played for the Redmen, and his wife Nancy announced Tuesday they are donating $1 million to player recruitment and the team’s program development.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2011

A million mercis for the Molsons

McGill Redmen hockey has a million new reasons to feel good about this season. Former Redmen player Stephen T. Molson and his wife, Nancy, yesterday made a $1-million gift to support coaching, player recruitment and program development for the university team.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

McGill hockey team receives million-dollar birthday gift

The McGill University men's hockey team turns 134 years old on January 31 with a memorable birthday present. Stephen T. Molson, who played for the McGill Redmen during his student days, has made a $1-million gift with his wife Nancy Molson to support coaching, player recruitment, and the team’s program development. This matches the largest gift to a varsity sports team in McGill history.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2011

OBIT: McGill sports scientist Dr. David Montgomery, dead at 56

The McGill University department of athletics is sad to announce the sudden death of Dr. David Montgomery, a professor for the past 30 years in the department of kinesiology & physical education. He was 56.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2004

Naismith's original basketball rules sell for $4.5 million

The original rules of basketball, typed out on two pages by McGill grad James Naismith, the sport's Canadian-born inventor, in December 1891, sold at an auction on Friday in New York for nearly $4.5 million — more than twice the expected price.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010

McGill coach and grad win Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Peter Carpenter, head coach of the McGill swim team and McGill graduate Mike Babcock, bench boss of the Detroit Red Wings, are among 43 individuals who have been selected to receive a 2010 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award, given annually to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships and/or the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2010

Darche amène une énergie nouvelle

La maturité d’un vétéran, le cœur d’une recrue, c’est ma définition de Mathieu Darche. Samedi soir, je l’observais du haut de la passerelle et j’aimais ce que je voyais. Par sa présence tant sur la patinoire que sur le banc, le nouveau venu de 33 ans du Canadien inspire.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2010

Quand on a la fierté du CH

Bref, à Montréal, pendant que Scott Gomez ne ressemble en rien à l'athlète qu'il devrait être, Mathieu Darche, qui jouit du premier contrat à sens unique de sa carrière à l'âge respectable de 33 ans, s'impose comme un joueur marginal très utile du Canadien.

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Published on : 10 Nov 2010

McGill to host Remembrance Day ceremony

While the ongoing renovations at Place du Canada may be causing headaches for some, they are good news for McGill, as they mean the University will once again have the privilege of hosting the Royal Canadian Legion Québec Command's official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony on lower campus. The Nov. 11 ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2010

Boucher taking first game back in Montreal in stride

Two weeks after Guy Boucher was named coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, he couldn't believe the ironic twist fate had thrown at him when he saw that the team schedule. Not only has Boucher called Montreal his home since attending McGill University from 1991-95, the Canadiens gave him his first pro head coaching job last season by hiring him to run the Hamilton Bulldogs, their AHL affiliate.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2010

Rocket Man: Boucher returns to Montreal after meteoric rise to Tampa Bay bench

You enrolled at McGill University, the Harvard of Canada, upon the hill at Mount Royal. You were smart. Academically passionate with hockey sense. How many coaches in pro sport earned a BSc in Biosystems Engineering? In Environmental Biology? In History? You own a diploma for all three. A Masters degree in Psychology, too. And four letters as a never-back-down forward for the Redmen.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2010

New Lightning coach returns to his roots in Montreal

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher said he didn't have to circle Wednesday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens on his calendar.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2010

McGill grads Boucher & Raymond, earn first NHL win

Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist to help a couple of McGill University graduates win their first official game as coaches in the National Hockey League, a 5-3 victory for Tampa over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, Saturday.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2010

The real Canadian family

McGill hockey graduate David Huck married his wife Michelle in 2000, and since then life has been a blur of backpacks, lunch kits and homework. As parents to Indira, 10, Soleil, 9, Saul, 8, and Samuel, 6, the couple's Calgary life is one long domestic balancing act - and they wouldn't have it any other way.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2010