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It’s not every day a graduate of the North Winnipeg Nomads gets recruited to play football at a CIS school. That’s why the program couldn’t be more proud that a star offensive lineman from their midget team, Jordan Medal, is off to play for the McGill Redmen in Montreal this fall.
The McGill University men’s hockey team was feted at Montreal City Hall, Wednesday. The Redmen, who captured their first-ever national championship in March, were received by Mayor Gérald Tremblay and became the third sports team from McGill to sign the city’s Golden Book, an honour reserved for special guests.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Maine’s Mr. Basketball is crossing the border to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level. But he’s not headed south. Christian McCue, who led Hampden Academy to this year’s Eastern Maine Class A championship, will attend McGill University in Montreal this fall.
Saint Mary's kicker Brett Lauther was perfect on five field goal attempts as the East prevailed 24-16 in the 10th edition of the East West Bowl at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University, Saturday afternoon.
Jason Starr of Cote St. Luc, Que., has been appointed head coach and field manager of the McGill University men's baseball team. He becomes the third bench boss in team history, behind Johnny Elias (1994 to 1995) and Ernie D'Alessandro (1996 to 2011).
McGill University has applied to play in the Ontario University Athletics football conference, which, if accepted, would move the Redmen from the Quebec league to Ontario by 2013, the team’s 133rd season on the gridiron.
The McGill University football schedule has been finalized for the team's 132nd season this fall. The Redmen, which will feature 75 returnees under head coach Clint Uttley, opens with a pre-season game against Queen's in Kingston on Aug. 26, renewing a long-standing rivalry which dates back to 1884.
The CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Monday the organization had raised $98,706.92 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2011-12 thanks to the fifth edition of its annual Shoot For The Cure initiative.
McGill place-kicker Austin Anderson, son of former NFL kicker Gary Anderson, has been invited to participate in the Indianapolis Colts' three-day rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis this weekend. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Friday morning that Anderson will get a look-see this weekend and that the team would consider signing him as a free-agent for the team's main training camp,
Kaiva Mateus of Montreal West, Que., has been named most valuable player on the McGill University women's volleyball team, announced head coach Rachèle Béliveau. Other team awards were presented to Marie-Christine Lapointe (most improved player) of St. Jean sur Richelieu, Que., Kristina Pavlovic (most sportmanlike player) of Richmond, B.C., and Yasmeen Dawoodjee (rookie of the year) of Ottawa.
Matt Nichol addressed student athletes about proper training and conditioning during a Tuesday visit to Lakeshore Catholic High School. Nichol, who was invited to speak at Lakeshore by vice-prinicipal Andrew Boon, his one-time teammate on the McGill University football team, said supplements sometimes are necessary.
McGill hockey players swept up at the awards for Canadian Interuniversity Sport in Calgary. Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marc-Andre Dorion have been named the female and male athletes of the year at the BLG Awards.
CALGARY - Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marc-André Dorion, both hockey players from McGill University, are the 2012 BLG Award winners as Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year.
Bettez and Dorion pose with cowboy hats at BLG Awards luncheon; CIS athletes of the year to be announced Monday night
Ann-Sophie Bettez and Marc-Andre Dorion, two hockey players from McGill University, were among the eight finalists introduced at the BLG trustees luncheon in Calgary, Sunday. The winners of the 20th Annual BLG Awards, presented to the CIS female and male athletes of the year, will be announced on Monday night.