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 […]

by Cord Import· · Hockey, Sports ·

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 […]

by Cord Import· · Football, Sports ·

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 […]

by Cord Import· · Sports ·

Lagonia returns to Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier’s Alyssa Lagonia has achieved one of the highest honours in all of sports: playing for her country on the international level. The third-year business student earned a spot on Canada’s senior women’s soccer team, making her the only Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) player on the roster. She has now appeared in four international matches. “It was truly an […]

by Cord Import· · Soccer, Sports ·

Inside the varsity recruitment process

Each year, along with its new class of first-year students, Wilfrid Laurier receives a new class of student athletes. These new recruits are brought in from all over the country to play for the Golden Hawks, and bringing them here is no small task. It involves a staggering amount of time, work and people. “It’s really a non-stop process,” said […]

by Cord Import· · Sports ·

Budget cuts hit Laurier Athletics

The economic crisis has sunk its teeth into Wilfrid Laurier University’s athletic department. In the university’s budget presented last Thursday, the department revealed a cut of approximately $380,000, roughly 16 per cent of the previous years’ budget. These budget cuts have brought on a reduction in university funding to all of Laurier’s varsity sports teams and recreational programs. Despite the […]

by Cord Import· · Sports ·

Getting to know your Hawks

Hockey The women’s hockey team has enjoyed incredible success in recent years. Led by head coach Rick Osborne, winner of five consecutive Ontario University Athletics (OUA) coach of the year awards, the Hawks have won six straight OUA championships. They have gone to the gold medal game of the National Championship four out of the past five years, winning it […]

by Cord Import· · Sports ·

Pool closing for renovations, to re-open in September

The latest development in the Laurier Pool’s renovation project brings more good news for the initiative’s supporters. After securing all the necessary funds through the joint efforts of the Region of Waterloo Swim Club (ROW), the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener and the students of Laurier, the pool will undergo a series of renovations over the summer. “We’ve secured all […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Sports ·

MLSB opens season

The boys – and girls – of summer are back and playing (i.e. drinking) harder than ever, as Major League Summer Baseball (MLSB), Laurier’s student-run summer baseball league, begins its annual beer-filled season. The league combines the classic summer pastime of baseball with the classic year-round pastime of drinking to make for an incredible experience for all who take part. […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Baseball, Sports ·

Third time the charm for Balsillie?

Canada’s favourite renegade billionaire is up to his old tricks once again, as Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Waterloo-based Research in Motion (RIM), has put in a bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, a team that has been struggling to sell tickets throughout its existence and who hasn’t made the playoffs in seven years. Balsillie sent waves of controversy throughout the […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Hockey, Sports ·