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Football team names new offensive coordinator

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ football team has a new addition to their coaching roster with the hiring of Todd Galloway as the new offensive coordinator and student-athlete development. “We had a very good candidate pool for the offensive coordinator position here at Laurier, so we went through an interview process and coming out of it, although there were some […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Football, Sports ·
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Swim team ready for provincials this Thursday

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks swim team travelled to Toronto two weekends ago and put together an impressive performance in what was their final tune-up before the OUA Championships. Over three days of competition at the Toronto Grand Prix and the University of Toronto Invitational, the Golden Hawks were able to achieve five top five finishes in five different events. […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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Coach Paton remains optimistic despite winless home season

Heading into their final two home games of the season this past weekend, Coach Kelly Paton and her players were still in search of their first home win. In 10 previous games at the Waterloo Memorial Recreational Complex, the Golden Hawks team could not get a win, losing several tightly contested games. Laurier entered this final weekend with games against […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Men’s basketball dominates back to back against Algoma

Men’s basketball got back to their winning ways this past weekend as they swept the weekend series at home against the Algoma Thunderbirds.  After a setback last week on the road against Guelph, the Golden Hawks know they needed to turn it up with the playoffs only three weeks out. One of their best team performances in the past decade […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Curling team performs well weeks before provincials

The men’s curling team continued their stellar season over this past weekend with a dominant performance at the McMaster Invitational. An unbeaten weekend at the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club saw the Golden Hawks post a 4-0-1 record over two days of play in the tournament hosted by McMaster University. Without their skip, Matt Hall, Coach Matt Wilkinson was […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks shine at London track meet

This past week in London, Laurier’s indoor distance team put together a strong performance in the Don Wright Team Challenge hosted by the athletics department at Western University.  In what was the third meet of the season and the second of the new year, several individual performances from Laurier’s athletes stood out. From first-year long jumper Vahaab Ladha to the […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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Men’s basketball team begins a crucial stretch

In what has been an up and down season for the Laurier men’s basketball team, they face a critical stretch with just seven games left on the schedule. The Golden Hawks and Coach Serresse are looking to recreate the magic of last season, where they won 11 of their last 13 games, which led them to a deep run in […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Women’s hockey team splits weekend games

In what has been a tough season for the Golden Hawks, Coach Paton finally believes the team is hitting their stride. Two big upsets in two weeks have the team members feeling great as they return home for the final stretch of the season. With two road wins against two nationally-ranked programs in the last two weeks, the Golden Hawks […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Points in six straight games for Golden Hawks hockey

Coach Puhalski and his Golden Hawks men’s hockey team have started the new year with a bang! Laurier came out of this weekend’s games with two dominating home wins, and have won six of their past seven games dating back to the end of 2019. On Friday night against their rivals, the Western Mustangs, Laurier was able to win on […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·

Record number of student-athletes rewarded for academic achievements

This Fall, U Sports Canada announced its 2018-2019 Academic All-Canadians list, a distinction awarded to student athletes who achieve a graded average of 80 per cent or higher while playing on one of their university’s varsity teams. In late November, Laurier Athletics hosted the first ever annual reception, honouring the 82 Laurier student-athletes who were named Academic All-Canadians. This marks […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Sports ·