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Team captain Evan Vossen scored the game-winner and added a helper as the top-ranked McGill Redmen skated to a narrow 4-3 win over Carleton in men's hockey at McConnell Arena, Saturday. It was the final regular-season home game of an industrious collegiate career for the fifth-year veteran who has played 204 career contests overall, a school record for longevity.
Nicholas Champion made 37 saves and his Concordia Stingers exploded for three power-play goals en route to a stunning 4-2 upset over the No.1-ranked McGill Redmen in men's hockey before a near-capacity crowd of 799 at McConnell Arena, Friday.
Maxime Langelier-Parent of Lery, Que., registered a hat-trick and two school records as the No.1-ranked McGill men's hockey team celebrated their 135th birthday with a 7-3 rout over 10th ranked UQTR, before 417 at Le Colisée, Tuesday.
Despite a rare loss over the weekend, the McGill Redmen managed to hold on to the number one position in the closest national poll of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey season. The Redmen (18-3-2), who last Tuesday moved past the UNB Varsity Reds for their first No. 1 ranking in five years, received eight first-place votes and 151 points this week from the 17-member media panel.
Francis Verreault-Paul, an All-Canadian senior from Mashteuiatsh, Que., scored twice - including the game-winner - and added an assist as No.1-ranked McGill skated to an easy 7-2 triumph over visiting Ottawa in OUA men's hockey before 390, including Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, at McConnell Arena, Saturday.
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present a Meritorious Service Medal on Thursday to Major Derek Prohar, a McGill University graduate from Avonlea, Sask., who played hockey and football at McGill. The presentation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., in Rideau Hall.
It was billed as "An evening with Mike Babcock" and it didn't disappoint. Making a rare trip to Montreal to play the Canadiens, the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings gave a passionate speech about never forgetting your roots, before more than 250 McGill graduates in a fabulous alumni event at the Bell Centre, Tuesday. A feature story about Babcock can be found in The Gazette, Wednesday.
The McGill Redmen are the new team to beat in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey. The Redmen (17-2-2) received 12 of 17 first-place votes and 158 points from the national media panel to take over at No. 1 from the New Brunswick Varsity Reds (14-5-2), who ha
Picard-Hooper scores shootout winner as Redmen roll Ravens before capacity crowd in Carnival contest
Alex Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., scored the only goal in a post-overtime shootout to give No.2-ranked McGill a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the visiting Carleton Ravens before a raucous capacity crowd of 1,039 in men's university hockey at McConnell Arena, Friday.
A capacity crowd is expected when the McGill men's hockey team plays host to the Carleton Ravens in the 10th annual Management Winter Carnival Game at McConnell Arena on Friday at 7 p.m. About 200 tickets remain on sale for the "hockey event of the year" on campus and they can be purchased during regular business hours at the Redbird Sports Shop
Marc-Andre Dorion, a member of the McGill men's hockey team, has been named male athlete of the week by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, for the period ending Jan. 8, 2012.
In the closest Top 10 of the campaign, UNB (13-3-2) received nine of 17 first-place votes - five less than a week ago - and 160 points from the national media panel, compared to six first-place nods and 146 points for the McGill Redmen (16-2-2), who remain at No. 2 for the eighth consecutive week.
Byron Elliott of Burlington, Ont., tallied twice and goaltender Garrett Sheehan from Cremona, Alta., made 43 saves as the Toronto Varsity Blues surprised the visiting McGill Redmen, ranked No.2 in Canada, with a 4-3 upset in university hockey at Varsity Arena, Saturday. The result halted McGill's seven-game win streak in league play.
Defencemen Marc-Andre Dorion and Keven Dupont staked McGill to a 2-0 lead as the No.2-ranked Redmen cruised to a 5-0 road shutout over Royal Military College at Constantine Arena, Friday.
McGill's Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., and Édith Aubert-Lehoux from the Montreal Carabins, have been named by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec as conference's university athletes of the week for the period ending Jan. 8, 2012.