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Hawks v.s. Gryphons in round 1 rematch

It’s playoff time in the OUA and the Laurier Golden Hawks enter the post-season this year playing as good of hockey as they have played in almost a decade. The Guelph Gryphons await the Golden Hawks as the playoffs will get underway starting this Thursday. The Golden Hawks were able to clinch a playoff spot with a statement win over […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Cheerleading: competitive sport or not

When most people think of cheerleading, a certain image comes to mind. They think of skinny blonde girls, pom-poms and dancing on the sidelines at a football game. A cheerleader’s purpose is to amp up the crowd and motivate their team to win; they are the backbone of the teams they cheer on, holding them up when they are slipping, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Features ·
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Golden Hawks shine at London track meet

This past week in London, Laurier’s indoor distance team put together a strong performance in the Don Wright Team Challenge hosted by the athletics department at Western University.  In what was the third meet of the season and the second of the new year, several individual performances from Laurier’s athletes stood out. From first-year long jumper Vahaab Ladha to the […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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Men’s basketball team begins a crucial stretch

In what has been an up and down season for the Laurier men’s basketball team, they face a critical stretch with just seven games left on the schedule. The Golden Hawks and Coach Serresse are looking to recreate the magic of last season, where they won 11 of their last 13 games, which led them to a deep run in […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Women’s hockey team splits weekend games

In what has been a tough season for the Golden Hawks, Coach Paton finally believes the team is hitting their stride. Two big upsets in two weeks have the team members feeling great as they return home for the final stretch of the season. With two road wins against two nationally-ranked programs in the last two weeks, the Golden Hawks […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet for problematic remarks

After a bigoted rant directed at new immigrants during “Coaches Corner” on Saturday night, Don Cherry aligned himself perfectly with the “O.K. Boomer” meme, and has since been fired by Sportsnet. The Hockey Night in Canada host criticized immigrants in the Toronto area who he claimed did not honour Canada’s veterans, angrily stating, “You people … you love our way […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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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 ·