Drew Yates

Drew Yates

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Laurier’s women’s soccer has a fresh start

There will be a new look to the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s soccer team when they hit the pitch this season. Last year, Laurier finished in second place in the Ontario University Athletics conference and earned a spot in the final four, hosted by Ottawa. Having to beat a potent Gee-Gees squad in the OUA semifinals, the Hawks came […]

by Drew Yates· · Soccer, Sports ·
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Split start for men’s soccer team

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s soccer team may have split their series between the Guelph Gryphons and the Waterloo Warriors last weekend—and the game against Guelph may not have been pretty—but head coach, Mario Halapir, was nothing but optimistic about the team on the field this year. The Hawks dropped a 4-0 decision against the Gryphons on Saturday afternoon before they […]

by Drew Yates· · Soccer, Sports ·
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Men’s hockey looks hopeful with 10 new recruits

Men’s head hockey coach, Greg Puhalski, and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks added ten new recruits to their 2016-17 class, to build on their progressive year that ended the three-year playoff drought.  Puhalski said that the incoming recruiting class will address some of their concerns by bringing more size on defence and some players who play centre. “We were on […]

by Drew Yates· · Hockey, Sports ·
Football coach, Michael Faulds, accepts contract extension

Football coach, Michael Faulds, accepts contract extension

Head coach Michael Faulds, of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, no longer has to worry what happens next come the end of the 2017-2018 football season. Faulds agreed to a five-year contract extension, securing his place as the football bench boss through the 2022-2023 season. According to Faulds, Peter Baxter, the director of athletics and recreation, didn’t want that stress, […]

by Drew Yates· · Football, Sports ·
The competitive side to curling team Mathers and Reid

The competitive side to curling team Mathers and Reid

In their second year trying out Canadian mixed doubles, Wilfrid Laurier curling alumna Kerilynn Mathers and fifth-year lead Fraser Reid were the first team on the waiting list. The pair played together during the Ontario Curling Association Mixed Doubles Challenge, where they made it to the quarter-finals in the event. By doing so, and with all of their other points […]

by Drew Yates· · Archive, More Sports, Sports ·
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Normandeau wins Outstanding Women of Laurier award

When Jacky Normandeau got up on stage as one of the nominees for the Outstanding Women of Laurier award with Evie Fortier and Suzanne Boroumand, she wasn’t nervous. But that was mainly because she thought she wouldn’t win. Normandeau was the recipient of the 11th annual OWL award, given to the woman who best combines athletic and academic achievement with […]

by Drew Yates· · Hockey, Soccer, Sports ·
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Laurier’s top 10 2015-16 moments

The Cord Sports team counts down the top moments in Laurier sports

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Broom restriction causes Laurier to switch strategies

For fifth-year lead Fraser Reid and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s curling team, the moratorium on hair brooms did not affect them on the way to winning the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships. The rink swept the Ontario University Athletics curling championships with a perfect 9-0 record, winning a gold medal. A month later, the same team had an overall […]

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Golden boys: Hawks curling wins national championship

KELOWNA, B.C. — They had their sights set on it all year. The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s curling team entered the gold medal game against the Alberta Golden Bears with national gold in the headlights all year. After last year’s disappointing loss at nationals, the men were motivated to turn it around this year and the entire team came back […]

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Men’s curling headed to gold medal game against Alberta

  KELOWNA, B.C. — For the second straight year, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s curling team will play for the most prestigious award in university sport — a Canadian Interuniversity Sport gold medal. The medal escaped the Hawks last year when they went toe-to-toe with the Alberta Golden Bears, dropping a close 6-4 game in the last gold medal match. And […]

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·