Eric Thompson

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Laurier goes to Kin Games

Wilfrid Laurier University kinesiology students ventured out west this weekend to take part in the 13th annual Kin Games hosted by the University of Calgary. The competition pits faculties of 31 universities against each other in athletic, academic and spirit contests in a battle for Canada-wide supremacy. “It’s definitely the best we’ve done in my four years here,” said Emma […]

by Eric Thompson· · Campus ·
(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Hawks prepare for CFL combine

Wilfrid Laurier will be sending two players to the annual CFL Combine in Toronto this weekend. Fourth-year receiver Alex Anthony and fourth-year fullback Isaac Dell will be among the 50 players in attendance trying to boost their stock before the CFL Draft, which takes place on May 6. “Combine training involves different aspects and different regiments compared to regular off-season […]

by Eric Thompson· · Football ·
(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Golden Hawks sign first wave of recruits

Laurier’s football team took a big step towards putting a disappointing season behind them last week, announcing its first wave of recruits for the 2013 season. So far, over 25 players have committed to Laurier next year, with more names expected to join in the coming weeks. This marks the first recruiting class of new head coach Michael Faulds’s tenure, […]

by Eric Thompson· · Football ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson)

Soccer should be about skills, not score

Recently, it was announced that the removal of scores and standings will be mandatory for Ontario youth soccer players under the age of 12, as of 2014. The movement is part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s (CSA) Long-Term Player Development plan (LTPD).  I am not here to explain or justify the program. I am here to explain why the current […]

by Eric Thompson· · More Sports ·
(Graphic by Stephanie Troung.)

Greenhouse gases on decline at WLU

The Wilfrid Laurier University Physical Resources department reported that the university’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have reduced 11 per cent since 2009. This puts the department ahead of their goal to reduce emissions by 15 per cent by 2016 as outlined in the universities’ sustainability action plan. “The GHG reductions are intensity based,” said sustainability coordinator Claire Bennett. “Take […]

by Eric Thompson· · Campus ·
Prepping for the ‘real season’

Prepping for the ‘real season’

Women’s: For the Laurier women’s hockey team, repeating as Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champions is just a stepping stone towards their ultimate goal of a national title. The Hawks faced a more competitive conference this year, needing a win in the final regular season game over the Queen’s Gaels to clinch home ice advantage. Head coach Rick Osborne believes the […]

by Eric Thompson· · Hockey ·
(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Men’s basketball ends losing streak

The Laurier men’s basketball team helped their playoff chase on Saturday, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 84-75. The win gave them a four-point lead over Waterloo for the final playoff spot in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West division. “We came out with a lot of energy,” said second-year point guard Will Coulthard following the game. “We knew we were better […]

by Eric Thompson· · Basketball ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

Hawks beat fatigue in shootout win

The No. 3-ranked Laurier women’s hockey team played into overtime twice this weekend, dropping a 5-4 decision to the York Lions on Saturday night before topping the UOIT Ridgebacks 2-1 in a shootout the following night. “Right now we are kind of overloading physically off the ice so it has been a real grind,” said head coach Rick Osborne following […]

by Eric Thompson· · Hockey ·
Holocaust survivor Max Eisen addresses a sizeable crowd at Wilfrid Laurier University. (Photo by Nick Lachance)

Survivor shares experience

On Jan. 14, Hillel Waterloo, the centre for Jewish campus life in Waterloo, welcomed Max Eisen, a Holocaust survivor, to speak at Wilfrid Laurier University. Eisen captivated students as well as community members with his story of struggle and survival. “I’m a very fortunate man to be able to stand here and tell you this,” said Eisen. “Be very careful […]

by Eric Thompson· · Campus, News ·

Men’s hockey has win streak snapped

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s hockey team split games this weekend beating UOIT Ridgebacks 6-4 on Thursday before falling in Windsor 6-2 on Saturday night. After the weekend, Laurier remains in seventh in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West division. “It speaks to what we’ve been doing all year since the new year,” said second-year Frank Riddle following Thursday’s win. “We […]

by Eric Thompson· · Hockey, Sports ·