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The men's hockey rivalry between the Western Mustangs and McGill Redmen will continue this weekend, as the two teams will do battle for the OUA Championship in the 101st Queen's Cup, to be held at Thompson Arena on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to be webcast live at www.ssncanada.ca
McGill University has qualified nine women and five men for the 2012 CIS indoor track and field championships in Winnipeg this week. The three-day national meet, hosted for the first time since 2005 by the University of Manitoba, kicks off Thursday at 11 a.m. Central with the season awards luncheon at Marshall McLuhan Hall on the campus of the U of M.
Three members of the McGill Redmen were honoured as the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec announced its all-stars and major award winners in men's university basketball. Karim Sy-Morissette of Montreal and Tristan Renaud-Tremblay of Terrebonne, Que., merited berths on the first and second all-conference teams, respectively, while Vincent Dufort, from Smiths Falls, Ont., made the all-rookie squad.
Ann-Sophie Bettez, a forward from the McGill Martlets, was named CIS player of the year in women's hockey, Wednesday. McGill dominated the awards presentation in Edmonton as forward Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., merited top-rookie honours, while head coach Peter Smith of Lachine, Que., was recognized by his CIS peers for a record-tying third time in his 12th season behind the bench.
The CIS announced on Monday the findings of its data collection on athletic scholarships provided by Canadian universities during the course of the 2010-11 academic year. The data reveals that in '10-11 Canadian universities together provided $11,571,144 in athletic scholarship money to CIS student-athletes.
Geneviève Plante of the McGill women's volleyball team and Karl De Grandpré, a volleyball player with the Laval Rouge et Or, have been selected athletes of the week by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, for the period ending Mar. 4, 2012.
The McGill Martlets will be looking to repeat as CIS women's hockey champions this weekend in Edmonton but the road to a sixth consecutive appearance in the gold medal game and a fourth national title in five years won't be an easy one.
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. The unheralded and fifth-seeded McGill Martlets were led onto a national stage to do battle with the lions. In the end, they came away with an astonishing 3-1 upset over the Quebec champion Montreal Carabins to capture a bronze medal at the CIS women's volleyball championship, their first-ever CIS podium finish, Sunday.
The top-seeded Alberta Pandas set up of an all-Canada West final against archrival UBC at the CIS women's volleyball championship thanks to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 semifinal win over the No. 5 McGill Martlets at McMaster University's Burridge Gymnasium, Saturday night.
Andrew Wright scored a pair of power-play goals, including the game-winner in double overtime, as the No.2-ranked McGill men's hockey team rallied from a late deficit to knock off the No.9-UQTR Patriotes 5-4 at Le Colisée, Saturday. It marked McGill's fifth OUA East title in six years, qualified the Redmen for a return trip to the CIS University Cup championship in Fredericton, N.B., March 22-2
Geneviève Plante and Kaiva Mateus each scored 15 points to lead fifth-seeded McGill to a thrilling 3-2 win over No.4-Saint Mary's in an opening day quarter-final of the CIS women's volleyball championship, Friday. The set scores were 26-24, 25-18, 20-25, 23-25 and 15-13. McGill, which advances to the semifinals for the first time in school history, will play No.1 Alberta on Saturday at 8 pm.
Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., scored a goal and added three helpers as the No.2-ranked McGill women's hockey team skated to a 4-0 conquest over the visiting Montreal Carabins, Friday, to claim the Dr. Ed Enos trophy as RSEQ conference champions for the seventh consecutive season and a lucky 13th time overall since their first title in 1985.
Anneth Him-Lazarenko of Panama City racked up a "double-double" with 17 points and a game-high dozen rebounds as McGill defeated Concordia 56-49 at Love Competition Hall, Friday.It was the first league title in 16 years for the Martlets, who advance to the CIS championship in Calgary, March 17-19.
The McGill Martlets are seeded fifth in their first trip to the CIS women's volleyball championship, which begins today in Hamilton.
Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, a volleyball player from McGill University was named the CIS libero of the year and teammate Kaiva Mateus of Montreal earned all-Canadian honours in women's volleyball, Wednesday night.