Athletics alumni news
Guy Boucher, une ancien membre des Redmen de U.McGill est le nouvel entraineur a Tampa Bay, où avec ses adjoints Martin Raymond, ancien capitaine des Redmen et coéquipier de Boucher, maîtrise en éducation physique, diplômé de McGill et Daniel Lacroix, ancien guerrier des Flyers de Philadelphie et de plusieurs équipes des ligues mineures
Bobby Pugh says he was surprised when he learned he will be inducted into McGill University's Sports Hall of Fame this month. "This is certainly quite an honour," the 81-year-old Pugh said about the Sept. 29 luncheon ceremony that will kick off McGill's Homecoming Week, with six new members being inducted into the Hall. "Frankly, it's quite a surprise. I never expected anything like this."
A funeral service for former McGill football player Jeff Gayton will be held Thursday in Ajax, Ont. Gayton, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman who graduated in 2001, suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday in Bowmanville, Ont. He was 32.
Inspired by the Olympic Games in his hometown, Kevin Jagger quit his day job and embarked on a crash-course — sometimes literally — in long-track speedskating. The 26-year-old former McGill football player from Vancouver started his quest to race in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, immediately after the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Domenico Marcario scored 24 points for the second consecutive outing but it was not enough as the New Mexico State men's basketball team defeated an "alumni" squad from McGill University, 98-93, in overtime in an exhibition scrimmage on the Champlain College campus in Saint Lambert, Que., Wednesday.
The New Mexico State men's basketball team opened its preseason foreign tour in Canada with a 80-76 win over an "alumni" team from McGill University, Tuesday, in an exhibition scrimmage on the Champlain College campus in Saint Lambert, Que.
Ken Morin, a former captain of the McGill University men's hockey team, has been hired by the Montreal Canadiens to work in their hockey operations department. His appointment was announced Tuesday by Habs general manager and executive vice-president Pierre Gauthier. Morin becomes the sixth Redmen grad to be currently employed by a National Hockey League team.
Doug Heron, a legendary football and hockey player at McGill University in the 1940s, died in London, Ont., on July 26. He was 85. An inductee to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, the native of Montreal was a star fullback and kicker with the football Redmen and was an all-star defenceman on the hockey team from 1945 to 1949, graduating with a degree in science.
Belleville Bulls head coach George Burnett, a McGill University physical education graduate, has been named as an assistant coach with the Canadian national men's hockey team for the 2011 world junior championship in Buffalo, N.Y.
McGill grad Mike Babcock was honoured by the city of Saskatoon, July 16-17, for becoming the first coach ever to win the IIHF 'Triple-gold', which includes the Olympics, World Championship and a Stanley Cup title. He actually owns five championship rings now, including a CIS national title with the University of Lethbridge and the IIHF world junior title.
Martin Raymond, who played and served 14 seasons as head coach of the McGill University men's hockey team, has been appointed as an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning. He becomes the sixth former McGill hockey player to make the move up to the NHL coaching ranks.
David Urquhart, a former all-Canadian defenceman with the McGill University Redmen, has signed a one-year contract with American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs, an affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. He is the eighth McGill player to skate in the AHL and the third to play for the Bulldogs. Two other McGill grads, Guy Boucher and Martin Raymond, both coached in Hamilton last year.
McGill's 1919 Yates Cup championship football team, a dominant squad that went undefeated and did not concede a touchdown, has been selected for induction the University's Sports Hall of Fame.
Bob Pugh has been selected in the builder category and is among a half-dozen new 2010 inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Soccer star Brian Decaire of Beaconsfield, Que., is among six new 2010 inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. He quickly became a highly-decorated athlete, earning All-Canadian honours in each of his three years at McGill (1979, 1980, 1981), where he was voted Team MVP each season. Decaire won the Forbes trophy as McGill's male athlete of the year in 1981-82.