Sports in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

Rugby Hawks make playoffs

Despite suffering a 73-8 blow out loss to Queen’s on Saturday, the Golden Hawks’ men’s rugby team qualified for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs with a record of 4-4.

The Hawks will play the McMaster Marauders on the road this Saturday in their first post-season game since 2006.

Women’s hockey team opens 4-0

The Golden Hawks’ women’s hockey team appears to be continuing their dominance over the rest of Ontario, as they have improved their record to 4-0.

After beating Western and Windsor last week, the Hawks picked a 3-2 win over Brock on Friday and a 1-0 win over Guelph. Laurier has yet to play a home game and it will stay that way for one more week as they remain on the road to play Toronto and York this weekend.

Hawks take first at Brock

Over the weekend, Laurier’s cross-country teams took part in the Badger Cross Country Open, hosted by Brock University. The men’s team took home the overall title, while first-year, Waterloo natives Sohaib and Shoaib Ikram finishing first and second respectively.

The teams will return to Brock this weekend for the provincial championship.

Former Hawk on Much Music

Josh Maltin, who played defensive back for the Golden Hawks’ football team from 2003-06 made an appearance as a judge on Much Music’s Video on Trial. The 25-year-old has also appeared on the Comedy Network’s Keys to the V.I.P.

Maltin was part of Laurier’s Vanier Cup winning team in 2005 and was a provincial and national all-star in 2006.

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