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The defending Queen's Cup champion McGill Redmen are ranked in the No.2 spot for the eighth time in nine CIS men's hockey polls this season.
Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., and Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Jan. 8, 2012.
Francis Verreault-Paul scored once and added three helpers as No-2 ranked McGill skated to a 5-2 victory over the Ryerson Rams in men's university hockey at McConnell Arena, Saturday. McGill, which has won seven straight games, is currently tied with Western for the best record in the 19-team OUA with identical 15-1-2 records.
Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., scored the insurance goal and added an assist as No.2-ranked McGill tripled the Ottawa Gee-Gees 3-1 in OUA men's hockey action at McConnell Arena, Friday.
George Burnett, an assistant coach with the Canadian national junior team, was asked on Monday about the possibility of his stepping in behind the bench on Tuesday when Canada plays Russia its semifinal game at the Scotiabank Saddledome, with head coach Don Hay and assistant Scott Walker absent with the flu.
A spirited comeback by the McGill men's hockey team went for naught as the Waterloo Warriors skated to a 5-4 decision in an overtime shootout at McConnell Arena, Friday. McGill trailed the exhibition contest 3-0 after the opening period but eventually rallied to tie the score at 4-4 before succumbing 2-1 in a post-overtime shootout.
Andrew Wright of Toronto, scored twice as No.2-ranked McGill doubled Waterloo 4-2 in men's university exhibition hockey at McConnell Arena, Thursday.
Five varsity sports teams from McGill University will be spending their holiday break in action this week.
The day was cold and windy, the turf muddy and slippery. A brisk November afternoon in Montreal did not dissuade an eager crowd of 13,000 fans on hand to see a championship football game. The McGill Redmen had won nothing but condolences for 10 years. Now they were one victory away from claiming the 1938 title in senior intercollegiate football.
MONTREAL - Maj. Derek Prohar, a former McGill football and hockey player from Avonlea, Sask., is among 44 soldiers who will be awarded a Meritorious Service Medal. The announcement was made by David Johnston, the governor general of Canada, last week.
The reigning OUA champion McGill University Redmen head into the holiday break as the no.2 ranked team in the CIS men's hockey Top 10. The Redmen (13-1-2) received three first-place votes and 147 points from the national media panel in the final Top 10 of the fall semester, to maintain their No. 2 status for the sixth straight week.
George Burnett, a McGill graduate who was the first member of the hockey Redmen to earn all-Canadian honours, earned his 500th career victory as a head coach in the Ontario Hockey League, Friday.
Ryan McKiernan, a defenceman from White Plains, N.Y., scored the game-winner on a power-play at 13:49 of the second period as No.2-ranked McGill eked out a 3-2 victory over the Royal Military College Paladins, Friday, before 3,780 in men's hockey at the Verdun Auditorium in a rare morning game. It marked the second-largest crowd since 1968 to see a university hockey game in Montreal.
McGill took home 18 of 84 bursaries handed out at the 26th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala, Wednesday, as a combined total of $189,750 was doled out to worthy student-athletes from nine Quebec universities. McGillians won five of the 11 major categories, sweeping both academic excellence prizes and both athletic excellence awards.
A sell-out crowd of 3,800 is expected to pack the Verdun Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 2 to see a rare morning hockey game between the McGill Redmen and the RMC Paladins from Kingston, Ont. Only 80 tickets remain unsold and will be available at the door for $10.