Athletics alumni news
Dr. Willie Lambert, who starred on the gridiron for McGill and played for Montreal Alouettes in 1964, died on Nov. 21 after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 72.
When McGill grad Guy Boucher was named head coach of the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs this summer, it caught some people by surprise, including Boucher.
Mathieu Darche's 200th American Hockey League goal was very workmanlike but that's appropriate because he's had a workmanlike career. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound McGill grad scored twice in Hamilton's 4-1 victory over the Manitoba Moose, Wednesday.
The McGill men's crew stunned the rowing world with a stellar gold medal performance in the men's coxed four at the 45th annual Head of the Charles regatta, Saturday. It marked McGill's first gold medal at that high-profile event since 1995.
Four athletes and a builder were officially inducteed to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, Thursday, bringing the list of honoured members to 95 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
Steven Bielby and Myriam Donato, a couple of Pointe Claire, Que., natives, played key roles as the McGill swim team kicked off its 100th season with second-place finishes in both the men's and women's divisions at the first Quebec University Cup swim meet of the season, held in Sherbrooke, Friday.
Receiver Greg Hetherington, a McGill University graduate from Toronto, will make is his first official CFL start when he suits up for the B.C. Lions against Edmonton on Friday (Oct. 9) at Commonwealth Stadium. The game will be televised on TSN, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Après des années de misère, les Redmen de l’Université McGill vivent des moments enivrants. Deuxième victoire consécutive samedi, sous la pluie à Lennoxville, cette fois 21 à 19 face aux Gaiters de Bishop’s.
Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Julien Brisebois announced Wednesday that the team has sent forward Sam Bloom, a McGill graduate, down to the Cincinnati Cyclones, their affiliate in the East Coast Hockey League. He had been on a tryout with the Bulldogs.
The Montreal Alouettes have signed a 20-year lease with McGill University to keep the Canadian Football League team at Percival Molson Stadium through the 2029 season.
The climb up the list of career leaders resumes this weekend for a number of CIS football standouts. At receiver, active leader Charles-Antoine Sinotte of McGill is tied for eighth position on the CIS career leaders list with 168 catches going into Saturday's duel between the Redmen (1-2) and Mount Allison (0-2).
American Douglas Bradley, a former McGill hockey player and assistant coach, has been appointed head coach and director of hockey operations for Zagreb’s new ice-hockey club.
Ice hockey in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb has a long tradition, spanning 93 years since the first game was played there. Recently, the city welcomed back a pro team after nearly a 20-year absence. Assembled by former McGill hockey player and coach Douglas Bradley, the team's director of hockey operations, they appear to have a solid chance of making the playoffs in its first season.
Greg Hetherington earns a living playing football, but the B.C. Lions receiver is no stranger to a good book. The 26-year-old McGill graduate, who peruses scientific journals for fun, says he thinks "reading is probably the most important way to stimulate your mind."
The Cincinnati Cyclones, an East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, have signed former McGill Redmen forward Sam Bloom and assigned him to a tryout with Hamilton, the AHL farm team of the Habs.