Football season officially open

96 eager football players have taken over the University Stadium field for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks two-week training camp, which kicked off on Aug. 23. With 36 freshmen and more than a handful of top-notch veterans on this year’s roster, manager of football operations and head coach Gary Jeffries is looking forward to a promising season. “I think we […]

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Funding cuts affect athletes

The Wilfrid Laurier University athletics department is facing some changes this year as they are forced to navigate through 2009-10 with a significantly smaller operating budget, following $380,000 (roughly 16 per cent) funding cuts. Eight varsity teams now face the challenge of finding their own financial support and working together to continue their season. “What we lost this year was […]

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While you were out…

Cheerleaders win gold Team Canada took home the gold at late April’s World Cheerleading Championship and Laurier cheerleading was strongly represented. Erin Dobson, Jon Cameron, Sarah Dybka and Lauren Ball, all former Golden Hawk cheerleaders, played a vital role in Canada’s win at the inaugural tournament. Over 40 nations competed in the championship and Team Canada came out on top […]

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Sports in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

NHL hockey in KW This week, the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium will play host to the annual rookie tournament put on by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Teams of prospective players from the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Leafs will be competing. Games began yesterday and will run all week, with two games each day until the culmination of […]

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Getting to know a Laurier icon

There are few people who can match the passion and dedication of manager of football operations and head coach Gary Jeffries. The 63-year-old has been a part of the Golden Hawks for nearly 40 years, and his enthusiasm is a strong as ever. “It’s something that I love to be a part of, so it’s very easy to stay passionate,” […]

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SFU joins NCAA

BURNABY (CUP) – When Simon Fraser University opened in 1965, Chancellor Dr. Gordon Shrum fanaticized about the school competing for the Rose Bowl and lived for the day when his ambitious vision would come true. It’s not the Rose Bowl, but Shrum would be proud to know that SFU will be playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as the […]

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Swim coach Dean Boles moving on

Long-time member of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks community, Dean Boles, will be leaving the purple and gold in September to pursue a position as a provincial mentor coach with Swim Ontario. Boles was a member of the WLU swim team himself, beginning in 1980, before becoming head coach of both the men’s and women’s varsity teams in 1987. “I’ve […]

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Former Hawk to play pro hockey in Belgium

Golden Hawk alumnus Luke Girard will be making his way over to Belgium later this summer to start the second chapter of his hockey career. Beginning September 1, Girard, a forward, will trade in his purple and gold for the colours of Herentalse HYC in the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation. “Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to […]

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Pool receives additional $2 million from governments

On June 29, just after 9 a.m., the federal and provincial governments announced that they will each be committing $1 million toward the renovations of the Laurier swimming pool. The funding, announced by Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy, will allow the pool to remain open for another 15-20 years. “The community rallied […]

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CFL recognizes former Hawk

Sometimes, with a little hard work and determination, the little guy from the small school makes it in the big leagues. That is exactly what former Laurier Golden Hawk Ian Logan has done. Entering his fourth year in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Logan has experienced recent success in his new role as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting safety. On […]

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