Sports in brief
Alex Anthony resigns with Saskatchewan Roughriders
Laurier football alum Alex Anthony announced to have re-signed with the CFL team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Tuesday. Anthony will return for his second season after playing in one regular season game in 2013 and spending the remaining time on the practice roster. He was the fifth round draft pick and 39th overall in last season’s CFL draft.
Howard, Bennett named athletes of the week
Women’s curling Carly Howard and swimming’s Dean Bennett were named Laurier’s athletes of the week. Howard led the women’s curling team to a 5-0 performance and a first-place finish at the Brock Invitational. Bennett set a new Laurier record in the 50m freestyle at the Laurier Invitational swim meet. He won gold in the event and posted three other top three finishes including one silver and two bronze finishes.
Women’s hockey defeats Queen’s in overtime
In dramatic fashion, the women’s hockey team defeated the Queen’s Gaels 3-2 in overtime over the weekend. With both teams still battling for the top position in the OUA, Laurier fell behind 2-0 early until captain Laura Brooker scored two quick goals and the game winner in overtime to give the Hawks the win.