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What the cancellation of OUA sports programming means for Laurier Athletics

On June 8, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships. The cancellation, which was made based on provincial public health regulations, will be in place until Dec. 31. 2020. “It’s for the health and safety for our student athletes, our coaches, all our staff  — including the student staff that have to work […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
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Brown and Laurie each honoured with the President’s Award after historic seasons

The Laurier Golden Hawks honoured their student-athletes, supporting staff and department members as they announced major award winners through an online banquet near the end of last month. Laurier’s annual athletic banquet honouring the accomplishments of the best student-athletes was scheduled to be held on April 6. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was forced to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo to receive upgrades to their athletic facilities

The city of Waterloo has committed to a $5 million donation to split between both of the universities in the city, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in order to upgrade their athletic facilities. The University of Waterloo will be putting its half of the funding towards enhancing the Columbia Ice Field, a $23 million expansion, while Laurier’s […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Golden Hawks women’s softball team heading into nationals after stunning 14-1 season

Wilfrid Laurier University’s women’s softball team is heading into the national championships with a new hunger for a national title, following an incredible 14-1 season this year. The championships will be hosted by Laurier University, from Oct. 11 to 13 at Budd Park in Kitchener, and will feature the top eight collegiate softball teams in Canada.  Their regular season finished […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·

Laurier women’s fastpitch team remains undefeated with 7-0 lead

Women’s fast pitch at Laurier has gone on a seven-game win streak, sitting first in their division as they stay undefeated during the first two weekends of their season, aiming towards a first place finish at the season’s end. “We have a really strong focus obviously we are hosting the national championships this fall and four of the last five […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Former Golden Hawk Erica Shortt named head coach for Laurier’s women’s lacrosse team

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s lacrosse program has named the team’s new head coach, former player for the Golden Hawks Erica Shortt, as the third head coach in the program’s history. Shortt played for the purple and gold between 2003 and 2006 and won four OUA championships with the team, earning OUA first-team honours three times and receiving the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Lacrosse ·
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Kelly Paton hopes to lead Hawks back to the playoffs in 2020

New coach, new regime, a team in progress. This is always a storyline that people follow in sports, especially when that new coach is from a winning background like coach Kelly Paton of the Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s hockey team. Having come from leading the Western Mustangs the last two seasons, putting together a 39-19 record, regular season and playoffs […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Jasmine Raines continues to make history for the Golden Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk swimming teams competed at the 2019 OUA Swimming Championships this past weekend. The championships began on Feb. 7 and ended on Feb. 9. It was a memorable tournament for two Hawks in particular: Jasmine Raines and Kenney Tam. Kenney Tam made history as he became the first Golden Hawk men’s swimmer to win a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·