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Hockey heartbreak in Thunder Bay

By Jim Hynes It started with a heartbreaking loss, the kind you struggle to put behind you. Then it ended so much sooner than it should have. The McGill Redmen’s fourth trip to the Canadian Interuniversity Sports men’s hockey championships in the past five years lasted only two games, both of them losses of the hard-to-swallow variety. The [...]

Published on : 31 Mar 2010

Justin Darlington: high-flying track star and slam dunk sensation

By Jim Hynes McGill track and field star Justin Darlington needs to jump seven centimetres higher if he wants to get to the next level in his sport. And while that less-than-three-inch difference can be pretty significant in a sport like high jumping, somehow it doesn’t sound like too big a stretch for the guy they [...]

Published on : 31 Mar 2010

A legend comes to life

Video celebrating Mike Babcocks McGill tie a hit on Youtube By Jim Hynes The greatness of Sidney Crosby is as good a place as any to begin the legend of the Babcock tie. For without Sid the Kid’s gold medal-winning shot through the pads of Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, there would be no lucky tie tale [...]

Published on : 31 Mar 2010

Ski team wins provincial title

By Neale McDevitt This past weekend at the Stoneham resort, the McGill ski team broke a 19-year-drought by winning its first overall Quebec University Alpine Ski Championship since 1991. Led by a record-breaking performance from Sophie Splawinski, the ski team edged out perennial powerhouse Université Laval au Québec for the title combining men’s and women’s results. Splawinski, [...]

Published on : 23 Mar 2010

Redbirds’ mentor Ashton wins Most Valuable Coach award

By Earl Zukerman, Montrealer Carey Ashton, the bench coach with the McGill mens baseball team, has won the 2010 Chunky Most Valuable Coach award. The Montreal native had been one of six finalists from nearly 900 nominated coaches from across Canada, and went on to receive the most votes in an internet balloting process to [...]

Published on : 23 Mar 2010

McGill hockey: You win some…

By Jim Hynes McGill’s varsity hockey squads experienced both ends of the competition spectrum last weekend, with the Redmen enjoying the thrill of victory in capturing the Ontario University Athletics Queen’s Cup, and the Martlets suffering the agony of defeat in the CIS women’s hockey championship final. The Redmen will now go on to compete for the [...]

Published on : 18 Mar 2010

Babcock wins gold with McGill tie

The McGill tie has worked its magic again.

Published on : 01 Mar 2010

McGill student wins Olympic bronze in Beijing

Thomas Hall, student in McGill's Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, finishes third in 1,000-metre single men's canoe race

Published on : 22 Aug 2008

Ducks pluck Poitras from Redmen

Redmen goalie Mathieu Poitras gets invited to try out for the NHL's Anaheim Ducks.

Published on : 03 Apr 2008

Research and Discovery: The science of hockey

Chances are if it's used to play hockey, researcher David Pearsall has tested -- and improved -- it.

Published on : 06 Mar 2008

March madness hits Montreal, McGill

The Habs are on the rise and both McGill's hockey teams are on championship quests. Good times for the city's hockey fans.

Published on : 06 Mar 2008

Profile: Charline Labonté: McGill's golden goalie

After backstopping Canada to Olympic gold in 2006, what's left for Martlet goaltender Charline Labonté? Winning a national title, of course.

Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Headliners: From Stanley Cups and Super Bowls to deep, deep thoughts

Lots of sports, a smattering of video games and one of the world's top philosophers.

Published on : 07 Feb 2008

Dragons of hope: Boat racing improves lives of breast cancer survivors

The best long-term therapy for breast cancer survivors might have nothing to do with doctors or self-help books, a health researcher at McGill University says. Her prescription? Dragon boat racing.

Published on : 01 Feb 2008

McGill woodsmen have axe to grind

Competition on Macdonald Campus hosts 180 lumberjacks

Published on : 22 Jan 2008