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Last rock sinks women’s curling

GUELPH, Ont. — For the first time in three years, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) women’s curling championship will not see Wilfrid Laurier on the podium. Sunday afternoon featured two games with a lot on the line. The McMaster Marauders (4-1) were playing the undefeated Brock Badgers (5-0) for an opportunity to play a tiebreaker game. Laurier, who had a […]

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Weather delays PowderPuff start

There has come a day where even PowderPuff can’t handle the snow. After last weekend’s snowstorm, the annual charity women’s flag-football tournament was cancelled. The storm brought approximately 25 centimetres of precipitation and forced WLU facilities to close Friday. Laurier had already hosted its local tournament two weeks prior, and was hoping to accommodate a larger Ontario-wide tournament this past […]

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Alumni shine at Ontario Scotties

Last week, the KW Granite Club hosted the 2013 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts — a preliminary bonspiel for female curlers before the national championship in Kingston from Feb. 16-24. And within that week, the Granite Club welcomed back two of their former university champions — and Wilfrid Laurier alumni. Hollie Nicol and Danielle Inglis returned to Kitchener-Waterloo playing lead […]

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Swimmers prepare for provincial competition

Fourth-year Renee Dijk will be patiently waiting to see who will accompany her at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship in late February. After Sunday’s preview of the potential, the Wilfrid Laurier swim team will look to have more athletes qualify at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships Feb. 7-9. “So far we’ve had great potential because we’ve had […]

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Why support varsity athletics?

10) Something different to do on a weekend We know that the bars in Waterloo are well occupied almost every night of the week, but if you’ve walked up and down King Street one too many times, then perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery. Varsity sports give you options to do something aside from going back to the […]

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Laurier’s top ten moments of 2012

10) Men’s soccer defeats Western in OUA playoffs In a surprising turn of events, the men’s soccer team finished the 2012 season 5-6-5 and headed into the playoffs as the underdogs against the 3rd-place Western Mustangs. In a thrilling game, the Hawks completed a last-minute come-from-behind victory to eliminate the Mustangs from the post-season. 9) Recreational program wins fifth outstanding […]

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Canada’s ‘other’ ice sport

Erika Kiviaho has been on skates since she was four years old. But one of the newest members of Laurier’s women’s hockey team wasn’t raised with a hockey stick in her hands. The Sudbury native instead has been playing ringette since she was young, and found a great deal of success in Canada’s ‘other’ ice sport. “My older sister started […]

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Swimming in style

Wilfrid Laurier’s swim team will be welcoming a little bit more experience to the squad this year, in the form of new assistant coach Joe Bartoch. Bartoch brings with him experience from ten years on Canada’s national swim team and two appearances at the Olympics, including the London 2012 games. He will help coach not only the Golden Hawks swim […]

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Men’s rugby finishes season on high note

It was a case of all or nothing for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s rugby team on Saturday. The Golden Hawks were on the brink of a winless season and had to fend off a feisty Toronto Varsity Blues squad to avoid finishing last in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings. Laurier achieved this in a big way, as they tasted […]

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Athletes reach out to youth

Recently, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in hopes to develop an anti-performance enhancing project set to tour Kitchener-Waterloo high schools. Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and the Kitchener Rangers have collaborated with the CCES to introduce the topic of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (PED) into […]

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