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NHL players poised to participate at Redmen Summer Hockey tourney, Saturday

Fri, 2012-08-24 12:00

The impending National Hockey League lockout has been a boon to the fourth annual Redmen Summer 4-on-4 Hockey Tournament. A dozen players affiliated with NHL teams have signed up to take part in the one-day event on Saturday (Aug. 25) at McConnell Arena on the campus of McGill University.

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Hockey Redmen receive CIS national championship rings

Tue, 2012-08-21 00:15

The McGill University men's hockey team, which captured their first-ever CIS national title in March, finally received their much-awaited championship rings in a ceremony held at McConnell Arena's Alumni Lounge, Tuesday.

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OLYMPICS: Recap of McGill's performances at the London Games

Fri, 2012-08-10 12:00

Jo-Annie Fortin, a 21-year-old psychology freshman at McGill University, finished fourth with the Canadian synchronized swim squad in the team routine final at the Olympics, Friday. Fortin, a Montrealer, had the best finish of the six McGillians that competed at the London Games. Ten other McGill grads served at the Games as coaches or administrators.

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2012 HALL OF FAME PROFILE: Aldo Braccio

Tue, 2012-07-03 00:15

Soccer goalkeeper Aldo Braccio is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. A four-time all-Canadian, he was the starting goalkeeper for five seasons at McGill, from 1982 to 1986, posting a stellar 47-1-6 record with nine shutouts and a stingy 0.50 goals-against average in 54 regular season games.

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LONDON CALLING: Sixteen McGillians headed to Summer Olympics

Mon, 2012-07-23 00:15

A 16-member entourage from McGill University, including six athletes, is headed to London for the Summer Olympic Games, July 27 to Aug. 14.

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Three McGill seniors selected in CWHL draft

Wed, 2012-07-18 12:00

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.

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Future McGill star and NHL player Johnny Peirson was born

Sat, 2012-07-21 12:00

Johnny Peirson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 21, 1925. After playing one season of hockey for the McGill University Redmen in 1945-46, he made the jump to the American Hockey League and a short time later, moved up the ladder to the NHL, where he had an extended playing career - 11 seasons - with the Boston Bruins from 1946 to 1958.

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McGill grad Kompon appointed to coaching staff of NHL's Blackhawks

Tue, 2012-07-17 12:00

The Chicago Blackhawks appointed Jamie Kompon as an assistant coach, Tuesday. The 45-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., is a McGill University graduate, who previously served as captain of the McGill Redmen and later coached the team.

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McGill grad garners gold as Canada doubles USA to win world inline hockey championship

Sat, 2012-07-07 00:15

The Canadian women's senior inline hockey team had a McGill flavour when it defeated the United States 4-2 on Saturday, to claim gold at the 11th annual world championship of the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports, a nine-team tournament in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

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2012 HALL OF FAME PROFILE: Carol Chiang

Wed, 2012-07-11 00:15

Swimmer Carol Chiang is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

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