Sports

Hawks surprise undefeated McGill

Chad Kennedy racked up four points, and Paul Bradley continued to wield his hot hand with three points of his own as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s hockey team surprised the #4 nationally ranked McGill 8-4. Six different men had multi-point outings for Laurier while they shut down the high-powered McGill offense allowing only one goal in eight penalty-killing […]

by Cord Import· · Hockey, Sports ·

Laurier coaches win OUA awards

On Thursday, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team’s manager of football operations and head coach Gary Jeffries and defensive co-ordinator Ron Van Moerkerke won Ontario University Athletics (OUA) awards. Jeffries took home the Dave “Tuffy” Knight Award -named for the legendary Hawks’ head coach- as the OUA’s coach of the year. This is the fourth time in his […]

by Cord Import· · Football, Sports ·

Simon Fraser quarterback passes away

On Tuesday evening, Bernd Dittrich, quarterback of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Clan’s football team, died in hospital after falling unconscious while rehabilitating an injured shoulder in the university’s pool. The cause of death has yet to be officially determined, but according to Clan head coach, Dave Johnson, the hospital in New Westminster, B.C. informed him that Dittrich had a […]

by Cord Import· · Football, Sports ·

Malizia named All-Canadian

On Wednesday, Heather Malizia, of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s soccer team, was named a second-team Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadian. Malizia was one of the Hawks’ top offensive weapons all-season, finishing the regular season with seven goals, good enough for 6th in Ontario. The midfielder becomes the first member of the women’s soccer team to earn All-Canadian status […]

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Former Olympian speaks at Laurier

Penny Werthner, a former Olympian and sports psychologist from the University of Ottawa, was the speaker for this year’s Fred Binding Memorial Lecture, which was held Monday evening at Wilfrid Laurier University. Werthner provided a fascinating lecture, discussing her experience as a sports psychologist. She has worked with many Olympians, including diver Emilie Heymans, freestyle skier Warren Shouldice, and canoe/kayak […]

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Women’s soccer team falls in bronze medal game

An outstanding season by the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s soccer team culminated with disappointment and heartbreak on the weekend. The squad finished fourth place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs, after losing the bronze medal game 3-2 in penalty kicks to the Ottawa Gee-Gees. “We were expecting more,” said stand-out Hawks midfielder Heather Malizia. “We had high expectations […]

by Cord Import· · Soccer, Sports ·

Sports in brief: Nov. 11

Basketball teams open 0-2 Both of Laurier’s basketball teams had tough weekends as they kicked off their seasons. The women’s team fell 66-55 to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday and 76-63 to the Ryerson Rams on Saturday. The men, meanwhile, lost 92-89 in overtime to the Blues on Friday and 77-50 to the Rams the following day. […]

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Women’s volleyball fall to 3-2

After extending their winning streak to three matches with a win over Brock University last Wednesday, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s volleyball team suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday, falling in straight sets to the Western Mustangs. “Our strengths during the winning streak were in our serving and serve-reception and Western played at a higher level […]

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Hawks fall short in OUA semi-final

The Western Mustangs continued to be a source of heartbreak for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team on Saturday. For the second consecutive year, the Hawks saw their season end in a game dominated by the Mustangs, as the hated team from London won 26-16 in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semi-final. “Of course we’re disappointed, but the kids […]

by Cord Import· · Football, Sports ·

Men’s volleyball team extends losing streak

After opening their season with a win, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s volleyball team has lost four straight matches. The most recent losses came at the hands of the Western Mustangs on Saturday and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Sunday. In the Hawks’ home opener on Saturday, things appeared to be improving as the purple and gold […]

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