Drew Yates

Drew Yates

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Laurier curling is getting set for another big OUA Championships

The Ontario University Athletics curling championships are only a couple weeks away and for head coach Matt Wilkinson, he’s entering familiar territory. Wilkinson, the new coach of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks curling team, is preparing for the five-day event with the Hawks men’s and women’s rinks, who are coming off of sweeping gold at the provincial level. The women’s […]

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Golden Hawks narrowly defeat Guelph Gryphons

Nakas Onyeka of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks was here through the worst of Laurier Football. In his rookie year, the linebacker played for the Hawks in head coach Michael Faulds’ first year as Laurier’s coach, where they finished the season with a handful of close games and a 1-7 record. Flash forward three years and the roles are reversed—the […]

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Golden Hawks improve record 6-1

The No.7 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the Guelph Gryphons 27-25 yesterday afternoon in front of 4652 fans. The win improved the Hawks record to 6-1, their most wins in a season since 2009. Head coach Michael Faulds knew that the overall record of the defending Yates Cup champions did not represent the team they played. “We said to […]

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Golden Hawks defeat Varsity Blues 54-3

Halfway through the first quarter of Thursday’s football game, second-year receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. received a punt at the Wilfrid Laurier 18-yard line and ran 92-yards all the way down to the Toronto Varsity Blues for Laurier’s first touchdown. That set the pace for the game, as the No. 7 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks routed the Varsity Blues 54-3 […]

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Men’s baseball slides into first place OUA standings

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks won their ninth straight game last weekend, sweeping the Queen’s Gaels and Toronto Varsity Blues. The wins improved their overall record to 9-1 and captured first place in the Ontario University Athletics conference. Laurier defeated the Gaels 4-1 and 2-0 respectively and then came home on Sunday and defeated Toronto 4-3 and 12-2. Head coach […]

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Men’s Football team climbs the rankings to the fifth overall spot in the CIS

Eric Guiltinan has been waiting four years for this. The fifth-year running back of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks was on the bench last season, backing up all-star running back, Dillon Campbell. But with the departure of Campbell to the Canadian Football League, Guiltinan picked up the starter role, and as the season goes on, he has only gotten better. […]

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Laurier defeats Carleton 17-16

Laurier defeats Carleton 17-16

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks upset the No. 4 Carleton Ravens 17-16 at MNP Park this afternoon. The Hawks, nationally-ranked at No. 7 in the matchup, reignited their offence in the second half of the game and came from behind, erasing a 8-point deficit to upset the Ravens on their home soil. The win improved the Hawks’ overall record to […]

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One loss and one win for men’s baseball

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team kicked off their regular season with four games last weekend. The Hawks split their series on Saturday against the Waterloo Warriors, losing 3-2 before winning 9-4 on Saturday and then bounced back on Sunday by sweeping the Guelph Gryphons 10-5 and 3-1 respectively. The games improved the Hawks record to an overall […]

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Unusual start to the season for women’s soccer

The Wilfrid Laurier women’s soccer team had an unusual start to their 2016 Ontario University Athletics season, last weekend. Facing off against the Guelph Gryphons and the Waterloo Warriors, the Hawks picked up two points, earning a 2-2 draw against the Gryphons and a 1-1 draw against the Warriors. “I think we were good. We had some ups and downs […]

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