Brad Bowen

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(Photo by Madeline Turriff)

Last second goal snaps streak

It was a case of too little too late for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s hockey team on Thursday night, as a pair of third-period goals from the purple and gold would not be enough to come back against the Toronto Varsity Blues. Laurier was handed their third straight loss in a 3-2 chippy affair. The Hawks were riddled by penalties […]

by Brad Bowen· · Hockey, Sports ·
(Photo by Jessica Dik)

Men’s basketball drop two games

Despite the admirable performance on the court, it was a tough pill to swallow last week for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team. The Hawks struggled to find their rhythm against a tough Windsor Lancers squad on Wednesday night at the Laurier Athletic Complex as they fell 88-79 in a hard-fought affair, and 81-69 against the Western Mustangs […]

by Brad Bowen· · Basketball, Sports ·
Will Coulthard goes for a layup during Friday's game against Queen's. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

Offence-driven Hawks split games

It was a bittersweet weekend for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s basketball team on the court this weekend, as they managed to overpower the Queen’s Gaels in their first game on Friday, but couldn’t complete the late-game comeback against the York Lions on Saturday afternoon. On Friday night, the Hawks proved why they are the fourth-ranked offence in the Ontario University […]

by Brad Bowen· · Basketball ·
Adam McBride (left) and Adam Raithby (right) are a major part to the men's baseball team. (Photo by Jessica Dik)

Keeping enthusiasm in the dugout

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team embodied the age old baseball aphorism during their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship season, as they learned that being a championship team has to have positivity off the field to have success on the field. Meet Adam McBride and Adam Raithby, two veteran Hawks who will seemingly stop at nothing to ensure […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The Laurier Golden Hawks lost to the Western Mustangs 47-10 Friday night at University Stadium. (Photo by Madeline Turriff)

Winless season for rugby

It was an unfortunate match under the bright lights of University Stadium for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s rugby on Friday night, as the playoff-bound Western Mustangs did the honour of handing the Hawks their first winless season in four years in a 47-10 defeat. “It’s always tough wrapping up a season this way,” said head coach Rob McQueen. […]

by Brad Bowen· · More Sports ·

Rugby ‘building forward’

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s rugby team put in a superb effort against the feisty Brock Badgers on Saturday, but unfortunately let the game slip away with two late tries in the dying moments of the heated match, losing 20-8. The contest between the two clubs was nothing short of a chaotic battle, where it seemed as if the […]

by Brad Bowen· · More Sports ·
Laurier swept their doubleheader against Queen's over the weekend. (Photo by Andriana Vinnitchok)

Baseball finds groove

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks used dominant pitching and stellar offensive prowess to capture two impressive victories in the double-header affair on Saturday against the Queen’s Gaels 7-0 and 8-1 respectively. In the first contest, Jordan Petruska showed once again why he is one of the deadliest pitchers in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference by throwing a complete game […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Baseball defeats Waterloo 5-0

The age-old dictum of ‘performance starts from the pitchers mound’ was evident against the crosstown rivals the Waterloo Warriors last Wednesday as the Golden Hawks rode strong pitching and a defensive performance to seal a well executed 5-0 win. Starting pitcher Jordan Petruska had wide shoulders on Wednesday, as he carried the team to an impressive victory. Petruska spun eight […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The baseball team will look to improve on their season last year, when they were suspended for four games for hazing. (File photo by Nick Lachance)

Hawks acquire MLB-drafted players

On the heels of a disappointing 2012 campaign that failed to meet expectations, the Wilfrid Laurier men’s baseball team is looking beyond their struggles and is eager to raise the bar higher this year. Head coach Scott Ballantyne believes that this year’s purple and gold squad has the potential to claw their way to their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
(Graphic by Adele Palmquist)

Leafs shake up roster for upcoming year

Plan the Stanley Cup parade. Well, not quite. It may not be time to utter the fabled ‘Stanley Cup Parade’ chatter, but the Toronto Maple Leafs certainly did add some integral components to an already promising roster this 2013 summer. Coming fresh off of a lamentable game seven playoff overtime loss to the Boston Bruins, Leafs GM Dave Nonis wiped […]

by Brad Bowen· · The Cord on Sports ·