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2009-10 NHL season preview

James Choleras Cord Sports Stanley Cup Pittsburgh over Vancouver Hart Trophy Sidney Crosby (PIT) Vezina Trophy Roverto Luongo (VAN) Norris Trophy Shea Weber (NSH) Calder Trophy Victor Hedman (TB) Jack Adams Award Dan Bylsma (PIT) Jamie Neugebauer Staff Writer Stanley Cup San Jose over Washington Hart Trophy Alexander Ovechkin (WSH) Vezina Trophy Evgeni Nabokov (SJ) Norris Trophy Shea Weber (NSH) […]

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Destined for the basement

At the start of each new NHL season the debates surrounding who will win each conference and who has the best shot at the cup dominate hockey arguments everywhere. But what about the opposite – the thing that no team aspires to be? Who will be the epitome of futility, the archetype of ineffectuality? Who will be the worst team […]

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Optimism in Leaf land

While there is no shortage of people who absolutely detest the Toronto Maple Leafs, even the most diehard Leaf-hater will admit that 2009 was one of their best off-seasons. The Leafs have gone from a joke franchise with a roster that couldn’t challenge for an AHL championship to a legitimate team with some serious weapons and a great front office. […]

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Off-season headlines

All of the attention the NHL has earned during the offseason is nothing short of a public relations dream. Has it been good publicity? No. Not entirely. But as the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. Take Jim Balsillie, who’s been no stranger to headlines this off-season. He’s spent the entire summer trying to convince Gary Bettman that he […]

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Hawks yet to lose

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s soccer team kept their undefeated streak alive over the weekend with 4-0 and 1-0 wins over the Guelph Gryphons and York Lions, respectively, in their first two home games of the season. “I think it’s [been] our best performance thus far,” said head coach Barry MacLean following Sunday’s win. “We are gaining more confidence […]

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Group opposes Olympic relay

Local activist group Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L) has recently released a statement of protest against the Olympic torch relay which is scheduled to stop in Kitchener on Dec. 27 for an evening celebration of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. “The torch explicitly brings all the injustices and oppressions of the Olympics into our own communities,” explained fourth-year Laurier student and […]

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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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Men’s soccer team back on track

There might not be many rivalries in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) soccer, but this is one of the best. When asked if there was a rivalry between Laurier and York, Laurier coach Mario Halapir was clear in his answer, “Not for me … there is no such thing.” “My rivalry is every time we step on the field, it’s the […]

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Pawliuk leads Hawks over Marauders

Despite playing without numerous starters, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s football team came away with a dominating 30-14 road win over the McMaster Marauders. Quarterback, Evan Pawliuk made his debut as a starter replacing injured Luke Thompson and looked like a seasoned veteran, finishing 12-17 for 276 yards and two touchdowns. The third-year, who had never dressed for a […]

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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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