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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.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.