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The McGill rowing team won six of eight races to capture the 16th annual Queen's-McGill Boat Challenge on the Lachine Canal, Saturday. It was McGill's first overall title in four years and improved McGill's record to 7-9 overall for the Lorne Gales Challenge Cup, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Oxford-Cambridge race in England and the Harvard-Yale competition in the United States.
Dallon Kuprowski, a native of Kanata, Ont., and a quarterback with the McGill Redmen, is among 35 players named to the Canadian junior national squad that will compete at the IFAF's under-19 world championship in Austin, Texas, June 28 to July 8. The team also features Patrick Boies, McGill's new offensive coordinator, who will be part of head coach Noel Thorpe's staff.
What were Tampa Bay Lightning coaches Guy Boucher and Martin Raymond -- both of them McGill grads -- thinking when Redmen team captain Evan Vossed scored the golden goal in OT to win McGill's first-ever University Cup championship? Here's their take on the big game.
Goaltender Riley McGillis of Peterborough, Ont., was named tournament MVP as McGill cruised to a pair of lopsided victories over Concordia and the University of Massachusetts to capture the seventh annual McGill lacrosse Spring Tournament at Molson Stadium over the weekend. The Redmen hammered Concordia 17-2 on Saturday, followed by an 11-2 conquest over U.Mass on Sunday.
Marc-André Dorion, an all-Canadian defenceman, was presented with the Dr. Bobby Bell Trophy as the team MVP at the 33rd annual Friends of McGill Hockey awards gala at La Brasserie Molson, Friday. Other trophies were presented to forwards Maxime Langelier-Parent (Molson Cup; most three-star selections), Nicolas Biniek (most improved player) and Marc-Olivier Vachon (rookie of the year).
Canada Basketball has appointed McGill University head coach David DeAveiro to lead the 2012 men's national cadet team, an under-17 squad currently ranked fifth in the world in the FIBA boy's world rankings.
With the annual CFL draft just around the corner, again this year, a few local university prospects are on the radar. One of them is McGill kicker Austin Anderson.
Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., both hockey players from McGill, are among eight national finalists announced Wednesday for the 20th Annual BLG Awards gala, established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with the CIS. The event is sponsored by the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais.
Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., has become the third member of McGill University's national champion men's hockey team, to sign a contract to play professional hockey. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defenceman inked a two-year pact this week to play for EHC Linz, recently-crowned champions of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, the top league in Austria.
Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., each received a couple more pieces of hardware to add to their trophy cases at the 15th annual McGill University women's awards banquet held Monday at the McConnell Arena Alumni Lounge.
Two McGill grads have golden medals around their necks, thanks to Caroline Ouellette, who scored her second goal of the game 1:50 into overtime as Canada won the IIHF women's world hockey championship with a 5-4 victory over the U.S. before 4,000 at the University of Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday.
Charlène Puel, a native of Lyon, France and Jessica Porfilio of Longueuil, Que., captured three trophies apiece at the 15th annual McGill University track and field awards banquet held at the McGill Faculty Club, Friday.
David and Sheryl Kerr, both Montreal natives who now reside in Toronto, have bestowed a $1 million gift to the McGill University women's hockey team. It is the largest single donation to a women's sports program in Canadian university history.
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher has accepted an offer to serve as an assistant coach with Team Canada at the IIHF men's hockey world championship, slated to be held in both Helsinki and Stockholm, May 4-20. Rounding out the coaching staff is head bench boss Brent Sutter, who parted ways with the Calgary Flames this week and assistant Kirk Muller of the Carolina Hurricanes.
The CIS national championship won by the McGill University men's hockey team was honoured by the Montreal Canadiens during their 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre, Saturday.