Sports in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

NHL hockey in KW

This week, the Kitchener Memorial
Auditorium will play host to the annual
rookie tournament put on by the
Toronto Maple Leafs. Teams of prospective
players from the Boston Bruins,
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins
and the Leafs will be competing.

Games began yesterday and will
run all week, with two games each
day until the culmination of the round
robin on Thursday. The championship
games will be played this weekend.

Varsity teams to play games in Brantford

This coming season the Golden
Hawks’ men’s baseball team and
men’s hockey team will each be playing
a pair of games at Wilfrid Laurier
University’s Brantford campus.

The baseball team will take on the
Western Mustangs in a double-header
on September 20 at Brantford’s Arnold
Anderson Stadium.

The hockey team will head to the
Brantford Civic Centre on Sept.19 for
an exhibition game against the Guelph
Gryphons, then on Oct. 17 – Laurier
Brantford’s homecoming weekend –
for a regular season match up versus
the Windsor Lancers.

Hawks crushed by Vermont

On Aug. 29, the Golden Hawks’ women’s
basketball team suffered a 111-
44 loss to the University of Vermont

May Kotsopoulos, a Waterloo native,
led the way for the Catamounts,
scoring 37 points towards their victory.
Rookie Alena Luciani was the
Hawks lead scorer with nine points.

Success at nation games

Four members of Laurier athletics
have claimed medals at the Canada
Games in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Shayne White, head coach of Laurier’s
men’s volleyball team, coached
Team Ontario to a silver medal falling
to team Alberta in the final.

Another Hawks’ medal went to Jarret
Humphreys, a first year goalkeeper
with the men’s soccer team. He won a
bronze in soccer with Team Ontario,
recording two shutouts in the tournament.
Athletes also took home medals
in women’s volleyball. Tesca Andrew-
Wasylik won silver with Team Ontario
and Ali Hyde was part of the goldmedal
winning team from Manitoba.