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Six former captains of the McGill University men's hockey team got together for an impromptu Redmen reunion at the NHL Entry Draft, Thursday. Standing from left to right are Mike Babcock (head coach, Detroit), Guy Boucher (head coach, Tampa Bay), Jamie Kompon (asst. coach, Los Angeles), Martin Raymond (asst. coach, Tampa Bay), Kelly Nobes (head coach, McGill) and Dan Jacob (asst. coach, McGill).
Par Pierre Loiselle Le Magazine Saint-Lambert En 2008, au poste de quart-arrière, Jonathan Collin de Greenfield Park a mené les Cavaliers du collège Champlain de Saint-Lambert à une saison parfaite de 13 à 0, couronnée au Bol d’Or collégial AA en 2008. En 2009, il a été titré recrue de l’année au football universitaire québécois avec les Redmen de McGill.
For all the time Dad spends with the tractor tire, five-year-old Luke wanted a spin, too. When McGill football grad Randy Chevrier works on the tire, though, he’s not getting rolled around in it like Luke was Sunday morning at McMahon Stadium.
Ryan McKiernan stood shoulder to shoulder with Guy Lafleur last week at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and what a way it was for the unlikeliest of hockey seasons to end. McKiernan, a Yonkers native who grew up in White Plains, took a road less traveled to a dream season.
The McGill varsity sports program had one of their most successful campaigns in 2011-12, capturing seven league championships and qualifying a single-season school record 18 of their 28 teams to compete in various national championships.
The 1962 McGill Redmen football team, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their magical Yates Cup league championship this fall, headlines a new cast of five inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 112 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
When Los Angeles defeated New Jersey 6-1 on Monday to win the Stanley Cup, Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon became the 14th former McGill University hockey player to capture the Cup and only the fourth to do so as a coach. Kompon follows in the coaching footsteps of other McGill hockey greats Mike Babcock and the legendary Patrick brothers, Frank and Lester.
The Montreal Canadiens and Molson's-Coors brewery announced Tuesday that Ryan McKiernan, a defenceman with the CIS national champion McGill University Redmen, has won the Guy Lafleur Award as the Quebec university player who best combines hockey excellence with academic success and citizenship.
Brian Neill of Ottawa shot a six-over-par 77 to lead the McGill Redmen golf team but it was insufficient as Neill and his four teammates failed to make the cut after three rounds of play at the Canadian collegiate championship, conducted by Golf Canada, Thursday, at the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, B.C.
McGill quarterback Jonathan Collin and Redmen head coach Clint Uttley have been invited to attend the Montreal Alouettes rookie camp, which is slated to open on June 3 in Lennoxville, Que.
Doug Vandor, a Canadian Olympian who began his rowing career more than a decade ago with the novice crew at McGill University, finished fourth in the lightweight men's double at the Samsung World Rowing Cup competition in Lucerne, Sunday. It marked the second straight year that Vandor just missed the podium at the Swiss regatta.
They get by on the bare minimum of practice time and compete before only a handful of spectators, but the members of McGill’s badminton teams take their sport and their commitment to it every bit as seriously as their counterparts on the school’s higher-profile varsity squads.
McGill hockey players Marc-Andre Dorion and Ann-Sophie Bettez were named CIS athletes of the year on April 30 in Calgary and the 20th annual BLG Awards gala, will premiere on TSN Saturday (May 26) at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Despite on-going student protests about rising tuition fees, please be advised that McGill will start the fall semester on Sept. 4, 2012, as scheduled. McGill has designed special provisions to ensure that most of the affected CEGEP students - presently estimated to be about 330 individuals - should be able to begin the fall term on time.
When the Los Angeles Kings eliminated Phoenix 4-3 in overtime Tuesday, it paved the way for a fourth former McGill University hockey player to coach in the Stanley Cup finals. Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon, a 45-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., follows in the footsteps of other Redmen McGill hockey grads, Mike Babcock and the legendary Patrick brothers -- Frank and Lester.