Athletics in the news news
Three players and a coach from the McGill Redmen football team have been selected to participate in the 10th annual CIS East-West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, which is set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.
Hockey players Marc-Andre Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., and Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 35th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Wednesday evening.
Gideon Balloch, a native of Hong Kong, is the McGill University athlete of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending April 1, 2012.
Francis Verreault-Paul of the McGill University men's hockey team has become the second member of the recently-crowned CIS national champions to sign a pact with an American Hockey League club this week. The 24-year-old forward inked an amateur try-out contract (ATO) with the Hershey Bears, the top affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals.
Gideon Balloch scored a game-high 16 points as the visiting McGill Redmen rugby team rallied from an early 13-point deficit to defeat Harvard 41-30 and capture the Covo Cup at Cumnock Field on the campus of Harvard University, Saturday.
Two members of the McGill men's soccer team have earned all-star status in the RSEQ men's indoor soccer league. Defender Alexis Pradié, a native of Marseille, France was named to the first team, while William Hoyle, a midfielder from Ottawa, made the second squad.
Maxime Langelier-Parent, a 24-year-old forward with the McGill University men's hockey team, has signed a one-year contract, plus an option year, with the American Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals, the top farm team of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.
Six members of the McGill women's soccer team have merited all-star honours in the RSEQ women's indoor soccer league. Sophomore goaltender Victoria Muccilli of Mississauga, Ont., was named to the first squad along with teammates Mélanie Desaulniers-Rioux, a sophomore defender from Lac Beauport, Que., and Meghan Bourque, a sophomore midfielder from Burlington, Ont.
Francis Verreault-Paul, a hockey player from McGill University, is the CIS male athlete of the week for the period ending March 25, 2012. It marks the final selection of the 2011-12 season.
Vanessa Davidson, a McGill University grad from Beaconsfield, Que., scored midway through the second period with what proved to be the winner as the Montreal Stars captured their second straight Clarkson Cup title as champs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with a 4-2 victory over Brampton on Sunday.
Swimmer Steven Bielby, an electrical engineering senior at McGill University, finished third in the men's 400-metre individual medley at the Canadian Olympic Trials, Tuesday, in an attempt to earn a roster spot for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Team captain Evan Vossen scored six minutes into overtime to lead the McGill Redmen to a 4-3 win against the Western Mustangs and the first CIS men's hockey title in program history, Sunday night, at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The McGill Redmen advanced to the gold medal final of the CIS men's hockey championship for the second consecutive year despite a 4-3 loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Pool B finale, Saturday afternoon, in front of a capacity crowd 3,750 at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The second-seeded McGill Redmen scored a pair of power play goals in the first six minutes and never looked back as they doubled the No. 5 Moncton Aigles Bleus 6-3 in the opening game of the 50th CIS men's hockey championship in front of 3,750 fans at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre, Thursday afternoon.
Marc-André Dorion, a senior rearguard with the McGill University Redmen, was named defenceman of the year for the second time in three seasons in CIS men's hockey, Wednesday night.