Athletics in the news news
The following McGill University experts will be available to comment on the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, taking place in London, England, from July 27 to August 12. Over 8,000 athletes from more than 50 countries will compete in the Games.
Three seniors from the McGill University Martlets were selected in the Canadian Women's Hockey League draft on July 18. Goaltender Charline Labonté was taken in the first-round by the Montreal Stars, while forward Ann-Sophie Bettez went in the second round, also to the Stars, and centre Jordanna Peroff was a fifth-round pick by the Toronto Furies.
The Chicago Blackhawks appointed Jamie Kompon as an assistant coach, Tuesday. The 45-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., is a McGill University graduate, who previously served as captain of the McGill Redmen and later coached the team.
A 16-member entourage from McGill University, including six athletes, is headed to London for the Summer Olympic Games, July 27 to Aug. 14.
Canada defeated Argentina 84-79 on Sunday, to finish fifth of 12 men's teams at the FIBA Under-17 world basketball championship in Lithuania. The Canadian cadets, coached by McGill bench boss David DeAveiro, posted an overall record of 5-3 at the event.
The Canadian national junior team jumped out to a 10-0 first half lead and went on to stun top-seeded Team USA 23-17 to capture gold at the International Federation of American Football Under-19 championship in Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas on Saturday night. The Canadian squad featured McGill sophomore quarterback Dallon Kuprowski of Kanata, Ont., and Redmen offensive coordinator Patrick Boies.
The 1962 McGill Redmen football team, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their magical Yates Cup league championship this fall, is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Football player Mark Joncas is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
The Canadian women's senior inline hockey team had a McGill flavour when it defeated the United States 4-2 on Saturday, to claim gold at the 11th annual world championship of the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports, a nine-team tournament in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Swimmer Carol Chiang is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Soccer goalkeeper Aldo Braccio is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. A four-time all-Canadian, he was the starting goalkeeper for five seasons at McGill, from 1982 to 1986, posting a stellar 47-1-6 record with nine shutouts and a stingy 0.50 goals-against average in 54 regular season games.
Evan Vossen, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the McGill University men's hockey team their first-ever CIS national championship last March, has signed a contract to play for the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League. Stockton shares an NHL affiliation with both the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks.
Randy Chevrier, a McGill grad playing with the Calgary Stampeders, is among a record total of 145 players from CIS institutions that are listed on Canadian Football League rosters going into the 2012 CFL season, which is set to get under way Friday night.
The late Air Vice-Marshall Frank McGill is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. Once referred to by The Canadian Press as "a hazel-eyed superman", McGill was also inducted to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1959 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1965.
Vince deGrandpré has stepped down as head coach of the McGill University women's rugby team and been replaced by John Lavery, a resident of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que., who has spent the past four seasons on the Martlets coaching staff. DeGrandpré posted a 115-42-2 overall record over his 14 years, including a 74-13-2 mark in regular season play.