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Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University, in line with public health officials’ recommendations, has decided to cancel all athletics, recreation and events that are not a part of course or academic requirements until April 30.  The move by Laurier continues the unfortunate trend that the coronavirus has left on the world of sports. At every level around the globe, from youth teams to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Men’s Curling finish near-perfect season as national champs

The Wilfrid Laurier Men’s Curling team is back on top of USPORTS as they went into Manitoba this past week and were undefeatable in play at the national championship, going on to capture the third Curling Canada Championship in program history.  Coming off of last month’s OUA Championship, their fourth provincial title in the past six years, the Golden Hawks […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports, Uncategorized ·
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Jenkins and Williams both named to OUA All-Star teams

Third-year defencemen Kyle Jenkins and rookie Goaltender Matt Williams were both honoured by the OUA this past weekend, as the league announced their post-season award winners and divisional All-Star teams. After another stellar year in the purple and gold, defenceman Kyle Jenkins was recognized by the OUA and named to the OUA West Division’s second All-Star team for the second […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Pattison and Laurie make Laurier history at Nationals

Fourth-year runners and Golden Hawk superstars Sydney Pattison and Lizzy Laurie both made the podium in separate events this past weekend at the USPORTS National Track and Field Championship and in the process made Laurier history. The two stellar athletes capped off an incredible 2019-2020 season, by both winning a medal on the biggest stage. Over the course of the […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·
Men’s Basketball lose semi-finals in heartbreaking fashion

Men’s Basketball lose semi-finals in heartbreaking fashion

Coach Justin Serresse and the Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team came up just short of the USPORTS Nationals once again after a heartbreaking loss to the Western Mustangs in the OUA Semi-Finals. In a memorable game at Alumni Hall in London last week, the Golden Hawks and eigth ranked, Western Mustangs put on an absolute show. The end result […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Pattison medals at provincials, as Laurie prepares for the international stage

At last weekend’s OUA Championships in Toronto, the Laurier Golden Hawks indoor distance team performed well, however the weekend performance’s were headlined by veteran runner Sydney Pattison. Having already enriched her name in the Laurier history books last year, becoming the first ever Golden Hawk to bring home a medal at a provincial championship, Pattison continued to make her mark […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Men’s curling wins gold while women capture bronze

For the fourth time in six years, the Laurier men’s curling team has struck gold at the provincial championships. A near perfect season which saw Laurier finish 8-2 in conference play, while also winning the McMaster Invitational carried over to the OUA Championships last weekend in Guelph. Both Golden Hawks varsity curling teams with their performances in Guelph were able […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Underdog Hawks advance to OUA semi finals

Justin Serresse and the Golden Hawks men’s basketball team are back in the semifinals for the second straight year after two big playoff victories this past week. On the road in Kingston Wednesday night,  Laurier was able to defeat Queen’s in the first round of the OUA Wilson Cup Finals. After beating Queen’s, Laurier made the long travel to Thunder […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
Photo by Darrien Funk

Hawks v.s. Gryphons in round 1 rematch

It’s playoff time in the OUA and the Laurier Golden Hawks enter the post-season this year playing as good of hockey as they have played in almost a decade. The Guelph Gryphons await the Golden Hawks as the playoffs will get underway starting this Thursday. The Golden Hawks were able to clinch a playoff spot with a statement win over […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Special night for seniors as basketball teams end home schedule

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams ended their home season and have their eyes set towards the playoffs after each playing two games this past week. It is an exciting time for basketball around the Laurier campus, as both Golden Hawks teams were able to clinch a playoff spot recently and honoured their seniors at their final home game […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·