Football

Hawks down Gryphons

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks’ men’s football team faced a daunting task in Saturday’s road game against the Guelph Gryphons. Led by star quarterback Justin Dunk, the Gryphons’ offence had not been held under 20 points all-season; they had even scored 49 on the undefeated Queen’s earlier in the year. However, the Hawks proved to be up to the […]

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Heap breaks CIS record

During Laurier’s 21-14 win over Guelph, Golden Hawks’ slot back Dillon Heap set a new Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) record for punt return yards in a single season. Heap racked up 202 punt return yards on Saturday, improving his season total to 827, breaking the previous record of 777, set by Richard Karikari of St. FX in 2002. “I knew […]

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Hawks run over Lancers

Coming into Saturday’s game needing a win to keep pace with Ottawa and McMaster in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team was looking to take advantage of a Windsor Lancers team that had lost three straight games. Led by their running game – which put up 397 yards – the Hawks came […]

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Hawks roll over Lancers

Following their heart-breaking homecoming loss to Ottawa last weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team got back on track on Thanksgiving Saturday, beating the Windsor Lancers 37-20. Leading the way for the Hawks was their running game, which racked up a total of 397 yards. Running back Mike Montoya got back into form, rusing for 207 yards and […]

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Golden Hawks fall to Gee Gees on Homecoming

The Ottawa Gee Gees combined with torrential rains to spoil Laurier’s homecoming celebration on Saturday afternoon. The Gee Gees downed the Golden Hawks 27-25, while a thunderstorm chased the majority of the boisterous homecoming crowd from the bleachers as lightning caused the game to be delayed at half time. “It was very disappointing,” said manager of football operations and head […]

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Gee Gees spoil homecoming

Despite a dramatic late-game comeback, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks lost their second game of the season on Homecoming Saturday, falling 27-25 to the Ottawa Gee Gees. The teams were tied at 14 after an evenly matched first half, but as the second half unfolded, the Gee Gees pulled away, finding themselves up 27-16 mid-way through the fourth quarter. However, […]

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Heap honoured by CIS

After he received the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) special teams player of the week award on Monday, Golden Hawks slot back Dillon Heap was named the top special teams player in country for this week on Wednesday. Heap became the first Hawk to win a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) weekly award this season, being named special teams player of the […]

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Pawliuk leads Hawks to victory over Mac

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team came into Saturday’s game against the McMaster Marauders missing their starting quarterback, starting slot back and both starting defensive ends due to injury. Despite playing without such key players, the Hawks earned their most emotional win of the season, downing the Marauders 30-14. “No one should ever think we can’t come back,” […]

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Hawks suffer key injuries in win

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team came away with a win in their home opener on Saturday; however, they suffered two huge losses at the same time. On their way to downing the Waterloo Warriors 29-18, the Hawks saw two key players – quarterback Luke Thompson and defensive end Chima Ihekwoaba – fall to injury. Thompson went down […]

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Behind the Hawk: Mike Montoya

Mike Montoya has been a Laurier Golden Hawk for three years. During these three years he has been waiting patiently for his opportunity to show the football team what he can do. That time is now; so far he has taken the opportunity and, ran with it. So far in his first season as the starting running back for the […]

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