Sports in brief: May 19, 2010

Nobes leaves Laurier

On April 29, it was announced that Kelly Nobes was leaving his position as head coach of Laurier’s men’s hockey team. Nobes will be taking the head coaching job at his alma mater, McGill university, the school where he not only played four seasons for the Redmen, but also spent two years as an assistant coach.

In four seasons behind the Golden Hawks’ bench, Nobes posted a 77-26-8 overall record in the regular season, leading the team to the playoffs in every year of his tenure. His most successful season came in 2006-07 – Nobes’s first at Laurier – when he led the Hawks to a second-place finish in the provincial championship, followed by an appearance in the national semi-finals.
There is currently no replacement in line to take over for Nobes and the university is in the process of a nation-wide search for a new head coach.

Hawks take part in East-West Bowl

After the 2010 CFL draft saw a pair of Hawks selected in the second round, the draft class of 2011 got a chance to impress the scouts at the eighth annual East-West Bowl game, held at Western’s TD Waterhouse Stadium on May 8.

Representing Laurier on the West all-star team were: wide receiver/kick returner Dillon Heap, defensive lineman George Kourtesiotis and defensive backs Scott McCahll and Shane Herbert. Hawks’ defensive lineman Steve Cormack was also on the original roster, but had to withdraw due to an injury.

The East would come out on top 12-9, with Heap finishing second among all players with 81 all-purpose yards (30 receiving, 51 on punt returns).