Ice Hockey (W) news
Three seniors from the McGill University Martlets were selected in the Canadian Women's Hockey League draft on July 18. Goaltender Charline Labonté was taken in the first-round by the Montreal Stars, while forward Ann-Sophie Bettez went in the second round, also to the Stars, and centre Jordanna Peroff was a fifth-round pick by the Toronto Furies.
McGill hockey players Marc-Andre Dorion and Ann-Sophie Bettez were named CIS athletes of the year on April 30 in Calgary and the 20th annual BLG Awards gala, will premiere on TSN Saturday (May 26) at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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.
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.
Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., each received a couple more pieces of hardware to add to their trophy cases at the 15th annual McGill University women's awards banquet held Monday at the McConnell Arena Alumni Lounge.
Two McGill grads have golden medals around their necks, thanks to Caroline Ouellette, who scored her second goal of the game 1:50 into overtime as Canada won the IIHF women's world hockey championship with a 5-4 victory over the U.S. before 4,000 at the University of Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday.
Catherine Ward, a McGill graduate from TMR, Que., set up the opening goal at 3:32 of the first period as Canada skated to a 5-1 win over Finland in a semifinal at the IIHF women's world hockey championship at the Gutterson Fieldhouse Friday. Canada, which had a 43-15 edge in shots on net, will play the United States for the gold medal on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
David and Sheryl Kerr, both Montreal natives who now reside in Toronto, have bestowed a $1 million gift to the McGill University women's hockey team. It is the largest single donation to a women's sports program in Canadian university history.
The Canadian women's senior hockey team, which features two McGillians on their roster, rebounded from their worst-ever defeat with a 3-2 victory over Finland at the IIHF world championship tournament, Sunday. The victory came on the heels of Saturday's shocking 9-2 loss to the United States.
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.
Vanessa Davidson, a McGill University grad from Beaconsfield, Que., scored midway through the second period with what proved to be the winner as the Montreal Stars captured their second straight Clarkson Cup title as champs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with a 4-2 victory over Brampton on Sunday.
Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., and Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Mar. 11, 2012.