Rugby (M) news
Gideon Balloch, a native of Hong Kong, is the McGill University athlete of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending April 1, 2012.
Gideon Balloch scored a game-high 16 points as the visiting McGill Redmen rugby team rallied from an early 13-point deficit to defeat Harvard 41-30 and capture the Covo Cup at Cumnock Field on the campus of Harvard University, Saturday.
John Lee scored two tries and was named "man of the match" as the Redmen rugby team hammered the UNB Ironmen 36-0 to close out their undefeated season by capturing the unofficial Eastern Canadian championship for the second time, Saturday.
Gideon Balloch of Ottawa and Véronique Maranda of St. Lambert, Que., are the university athletes of the week in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec for the period ending Nov. 6, 2011.
Gideon Balloch of Ottawa and Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub, for the period ending Nov. 6, 2011.
Gideon Balloch, a native of Beijing, scored 13 points as McGill defeated Concordia 28-7 to capture their sixth consecutive men's university rugby championship, in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, at Molson Stadium, Sunday.
Six members of the McGill University men's rugby team have earned all-conference honours in voting conducted by the four head coaches in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec league.
Gideon Balloch of Ottawa, scored 13 points and Nicolas Lefrancois-Santo of St. Lambert, Que., added 10 points on a pair of tries as McGill smothered Sherbrooke 43-5 in a RSEQ university men's rugby semifinal playoff at Molson Stadium, Friday.
Gideon Balloch of Ottawa scored 13 points as the McGill men's rugby team rallied for a 23-6 come-from-behind win at Concordia, Sunday, to close out the regular season with an unblemished 6-0 record. It marked the sixth consecutive first-place finish for the Redmen, who have now won 36 of their last 38 regular season contests in the Quebec conference
Gideon Balloch of Ottawa scored 12 points as division-leading McGill blanked second-place Bishop's 37-0 in men's rugby at the University's Macdonald campus, Saturday. The victory extended McGill's win streak to seven consecutive league and playoff games, dating back to their last setback, a 17-10 loss to Concordia at Molson Stadium on Sept. 15, 2010.
Kuzivakwashe Murwira, a chemical engineering sophomore from Zimbabwe, scored three tries as McGill swamped Sherbrooke 50-5 in men's university rugby, Sunday. The victory improved the Redmen record to 2-0 on the season and ran their win streak against Quebec league opponents to four, including two playoff victories last season.
A timely try by Joshua Blair led the McGill Redmen to a 26-10 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters in Quebec university men's rugby action at Coulter Field, Friday. Blair, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore from Franklin Centre, Que., touched late in the first half as the Redmen overcame an early Gaiters lead to post a come-from-behind victory.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
McGill rugby player Gideon Balloch is the De Facto Quebec university male athlete of the week for the period ending Nov. 14 2010. It marks the sixth time this fall that a McGill student has won the conference's weekly award by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec.