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OBIT: Legendary Hall of Famer Dr. Willie Lambert was 72 years old

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.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2009

Steady as she goes for Bulldogs coach Guy Boucher

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.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2009

Darche pots pair, nets 200th goal in AHL

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.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2009

On golden pond: McGill crew wins prestigious race in Boston

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.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2009

Five honourees inducted to McGill Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2009

Pointe Claire swimmers help McGill kickoff centennial season

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.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2009

Hetherington finally earns stripes; will start for Lions, 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.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2009

Gain des Redmen acquis avec seulement 41 secondes à faire

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.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2009

Bloom sent down to ECHL's Cyclones

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.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2009

Montreal Alouettes sign 20-year lease to stay at Molson Stadium

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.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2009

Sinotte only 10 catches shy of CIS all-time Top 5 list

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).

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Published on : 24 Sep 2009

McGill grad Bradley appointed coach at Zagreb hockey club

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.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2009

McGill grad Bradley behind pro hockey return to Zagreb

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.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2009

Lion Greg Hetherington roars like a bookworm

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."

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009

Bloom to blossom with Habs farm team

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.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009