Ice Hockey (M) news
Six McGill teams find themselves ranked among the CIS Top 10 this week, led by the men's and women's hockey teams who are both ranked No.2. The cross-country Martlets are No.6, the volleyball Martlets are seventh and both soccer squads are No. 10.
Jessica Porfilio of Longueuil, Que., and Andrew Wright of Toronto are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Oct. 23, 2011.
Hubert Morin of St. Georges de Beauce, Que., made 20 saves as No.4-ranked McGill blanked the Ottawa Gee-Gees 3-0 in men's university hockey, Sunday.
Alex Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., capped a comeback as the No.4-ranked McGill Redmen rallied for a 3-2 victory over visiting Concordia in OUA hockey at McConnell Arena, Friday.
Martin Raymond, a 44-year-old Pierrefonds native, is in his second season in the National Hockey League as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, working again alongside head coach Guy Boucher, who had been the head coach in Hamilton.
Felix Lefrancois scored with 50 seconds remaining in sudden-death overtime as visiting UQTR skated to a 4-3 win over No.2-ranked McGill in OUA men's hockey at McConnell Arena, Friday.
Katia Clément-Heydra of St Bruno de Montarville, Que., and Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Oct. 16, 2011.
Martin Raymond, an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning, headlined a cast of six inductees enshrined Thursday into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 107 since the pantheon opened in 1996. The induction luncheon kicked off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations.
Three McGill varsity sports teams find themselves in the CIS top 10 rankings this week: women's rugby, men's soccer and women's cross-country running.
Maxime Langelier-Parent of Lery, Que., scored a shorthanded goal midway through the third period to give McGill a 3-2 victory over the Lakehead University Thunderwolves before 2,317 at Fort William Gardens, Saturday. It was the second "shorty" in as many nights for the 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward who also tallied while McGill was two-men short in Friday's 4-3 come-from-behind win over Lakehead.
Defenceman Nicolas Therrien, a freshman from Chateauguay, Que., scored what proved to be the game-winner with less than six minutes remaining as visiting McGill rallied from a two-goal deficit and came away with a 4-3 victory over the Lakehead University Thunderwolves in men's hockey before a packed house at Fort William Gardens, Friday.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first 10 minutes, the U.S. Air Force Academy rallied for five straight goals and held on for a 5-4 win over visiting McGill University in a men's exhibition college hockey game at the Cadet Ice Arena, Monday.
The Colorado College Tigers scored three first-period power-play goals and hung on to edge McGill 3-2 in men's preseason hockey at the World Arena, Sunday.
Jason Zucker, a second-round draft pick of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, scored twice including the tying marker with 2:51 remaining in the third period as the University of Denver Pioneers salvaged a 2-2 overtime tie with the visiting McGill Redmen in men's exhibition hockey at Magness Arena, Saturday.