When Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) was a boy playing road hockey with his brother outside the family home in St. Laurent, he used to pretend he was Mats Naslund and the Canadiens were facing the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup.
As a former McGill student once said: “The good life is one that’s artistically made.” William Shatner (BCom’52) may have been talking about his work in film when he put together these words of wisdom, but his message carries a sentiment that is true of all McGill scholars — even the engineer students.
Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) of St. Laurent, Que., scored the game-winner as Montreal defeated Boston 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Stanley Cup Eastern Conference quarter-final round, Saturday.
After a decade of bouncing around the minor leagues, Darche is enjoying a career season with the Canadiens, which is one reason why the Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated him for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually by the PHWA to a player who exhibits perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Labonté, a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Boisbriand, Que., will join fellow goaltender and McGill alum Kim St-Pierre of Châteauguay, Que., as well as former Martlets rearguard Catherine Ward, from Town of Mt. Royal, Que. to play at the 2011 IIHF world hockey championship tournament.
Only three regular-season games remain for the Canadiens, but the race to the playoffs is not yet over. It is, however, looking better for them after taking a stride forward with their 3-1 win in New Jersey on Saturday. How important was it? It's all about winning in the last gasps of a tight race. It's better when players refuse to lose. The name is Mathieu Darche.
We can say with great certainty that there were at least a couple of Montreal Canadiens players tuning into Sunday night's CIS men's hockey finale. They would be McGill alum Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) and centre David Desharnais, who had the Redmen's Francis Verreault-Paul on his wing for four years with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.
McGill BCom students put their case analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the 11th annual McGill Management International Case Competition (MMICC 2011) which took place from March 22 to 26. After presenting in the morning and afternoon to two different set of judges, the McGill team placed 2nd overall out of a total of 11 competing universities.
Jenn Heil roared across the finish line of her illustrious mogul skiing career Sunday with zero regrets to go with a massive hardware collection. But off-the-mountain challenges - such as completing her university degree in management and political science at McGill University and raising $1 million to help young women in developing countries.
Several business students at the Desautels Faculty of Management are giving back to the community by volunteering in outreach programs around Montreal as part of a “Leadership Challenge” project.