Ice Hockey (M) news
CIS men's hockey season gets under way Friday, marking 50th anniversary of University Cup championship
Following a month of pre-season action, CIS men's hockey conference play finally gets under way this weekend with four games out west and one in Ontario.
Members of the McGill University Redmen and Martlets hockey teams were on hand before a packed gymnasium of elementary school students at Lauren Hill Academy in St. Laurent, Que., Wednesday, to launch a "Stay in School" campaign, in conjunction with that of the and Lester B. Pearson and English Montreal school boards.
Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche figures he’s biased about the importance of education, especially for young athletes who dream of playing a professional sport. It's the message Darche has for students in the English Montreal and Lester B. Pearson Schools Boards as spokesperson for the McGill Hockey Stay in School Program.
Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que., a hockey player and physical education student at McGill University, has been honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport as one of the Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2010-11 season.
Matt Carter scored the only goal of a post-overtime shootout as UPEI pounced on a rare McGill home-ice loss and came away with a 5-4 decision in men's preseason hockey opener, Friday. It snapped a 22-game win streak at McConnell Arena for the Redmen, who hadn't lost since a 5-2 OUA East semifinal setback to Carleton on Feb. 24, 2010.
Marc-Andre Dorion and Nicholas Therrien, both members of the McGill University Redmen, have been invited to try-out for the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes and St. Louis Blues, respectively.
McGill Redmen bench boss Kelly Nobes has been invited to attend the Detroit Red Wings training camp in Traverse City, Mich., Sept. 16-18. Nobes received the invitation from Detroit head coach Mike Babcock, a former McGill all-star defenceman, who skated for the team from 1983 to 1987.
Sports in Montreal started as a feature of community activities for entertainment or competition. McGill students participated informally in many of these activities in the late 1840's and early 1850's.
Dr. Ross Hill has been selected in the builder category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Marc-Andre Dorion of the McGill University men's hockey team and Nicholas Therrien, a key Redmen recruit from the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, have been invited to try-out for a couple of National Hockey League teams this fall.
Hockey and football legend Rocky Robillard has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Hockey star Martin Raymond has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Martin Raymond, an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning, headlines a new cast of six inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 107 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran Mathieu Darche, a former star forward with the McGill University Redmen, to a new one-year contract. The 34-year-old native of St. Laurent, Que., who had career highs in goals (12) and points (26) in 59 games last season, will earn a reported $700,000 US. He made $500,000 last season and was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Deux anciens capitaines des Saguenéens de Chicoutimi, Nicolas Therrien et Francis Verreault-Paul, ont mérité, hier matin, les Prix d'excellence Guy-Lafleur remis aux hockeyeurs étudiants ayant fait preuve d'excellence tant sur le plan sportif qu'académique.