Shayne McKay

Shayne McKay

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2014 Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremonies

Russia had a lot of obstacles to overcome leading into the Sochi 2014 Winter Games — human rights violations, anti-gay sentiments, suspicions of corruption, terrorist threats, the poorly constructed/unfinished conditions in the hotels and the most expensive games to date were just a few of the things that made many skeptical of whether they would be able to pull it […]

by Shayne McKay· · The Cord on Sports ·
Women's hockey opens No.3 in the country. (Photo by Rebecca Allison)

Women’s hockey team splits opening weekend

A powerful and heavily offensive first period helped lift the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s hockey team to a 5-2 win over the Windsor Lancers in their home opener on Friday. Four goals under a five-minute span helped to secure a big lead for the Hawks, who remained untouched. Despite a less than stellar second period that helped Windsor come […]

by Shayne McKay· · Hockey ·
The Hawks suffered a rough 7-0 loss after winning 2-0 against UOIT. (Photo by Kha Vo)

Stronger effort can’t help Laurier’s men’s soccer team

After coming off a muddy and hard-fought 2-0 win over the UOIT Ridgebacks on Saturday, which saw them end a three-game scoreless drought, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s soccer team just couldn’t compete with the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) division–leading and No.1 nationally-ranked York Lions as they fell 7-0. Sunday was the first matchup between the Hawks and Lions […]

by Shayne McKay· · Soccer ·
Alex Anthony still has one more year of eligibility if he wanted to come back to Laurier. (File photo by Kate Turner)

Receiver opts to stay with Roughriders

Despite being drafted 39th overall to the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, former Wilfrid Laurier University receiver Alex Anthony still has a place in his heart for Waterloo. “I flew back from Saskatchewan just to watch the first football game of the year so it definitely means a lot to me being in Waterloo,” he said. “I’ll always come back to this […]

by Shayne McKay· · Football ·
Photo by Jody Waardenburg

Athletic Complex construction deadline set for late August

After an alteration in the original deadline of August 15, the Wilfrid Laurier University Athletic Complex (AC) expansion now continues toward its current deadline of late August to early September. However, following the major storm on July 19 that caused damage to large parts of the Waterloo Region and left some without power, the construction was not affected. “I wasn’t […]

by Shayne McKay· · More Sports ·
Tikka to play for team Canada

Tikka to play for team Canada

Every athlete dreams of one day being able to represent their country. And for Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s soccer defenceman Kelsey Tikka, that dream is finally coming true. “I think it’s amazing,” said Tikka. “The goal of every athlete is to represent their country and for me to finally be able to do that is an amazing opportunity.”  Tikka […]

by Shayne McKay· · Soccer ·
(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Laurier widens gap in playoff hunt

After a tough fight through the season and a bitter 6-4 loss to the University of Waterloo on Friday, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s hockey team managed to defeat the Bro ck Badgers 4-2 on Saturday, moving closer to clinching a playoff berth. “We knew [Brock was] in a real dog fight to make the playoffs,” said head coach […]

by Shayne McKay· · Hockey ·
(Photo by Rosalie Eid)

Hawks split weekend

A dramatic overtime win on Friday and a hard-fought loss on Saturday left the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team with a split weekend. Despite a nail-biting 85-78 overtime win against the University of Toronto on Friday, the Hawks just couldn’t handle the Ryerson Rams on Saturday, losing 81-66. Saturday’s game got off to a low-scoring first half ending […]

by Shayne McKay· · Basketball, Sports ·

Hawks finish sixth

With the post-season quickly approaching, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s soccer team had a rocky finish to their regular season, losing 2-0 to the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday and 2-0 to the York Lions Sunday in what were pivotal games to secure home field advantage for the playoffs. Although the Hawks managed to hold their own in the first […]

by Shayne McKay· · Soccer, Sports ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

NHL players to Europe means bad news for Lockout

Another year, another NHL lockout. It seems like only yesterday that the 2004-05 NHL lockout was taking place and hockey fans all over North America were hungry for their beloved sport. The lockout basically comes as a result of the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) tentatively reached at the end of the previous lockout and before the players […]

by Shayne McKay· · Hockey, Sports ·