Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, have been selected for induction to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.
Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, have been selected for induction to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.
Mike Babcock, a graduate of McGill, was honoured recently at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., along with three products of the McGill Martlets for a Hockey Canada ring ceremony to commemorate the Olympic gold medals won by Canada in hockey at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Ryan McKiernan of the McGill men’s hockey team has signed a one-year contract to play for AIK, a Swedish team based in Stockholm. The 24-year-old finance senior led the Redmen in points during the regular season and was the top-scoring blueliner in the nation with a 13-24-37 record in 28 contests.
McGill offensive lineman Laurent-Duvernay-Tardif became the 10th player in CIS history to be chosen in the NFL Draft when he was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2014 National Football League Draft, Saturday.
The Montreal Royal, an expansion squad in the 17-team American Ultimate Disc League, will play seven home games on campus at Percival Molson Stadium beginning on April 19.
Katia Clement-Heydra, a forward on the McGill Martlets hockey team, is among eight finalists announced by Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais for the 22nd annual BLG Awards, which were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.
The CIS announced Wednesday a partnership with the Montreal Alouettes to hold the historic 50th Vanier Cup game at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on the campus of McGill University in Montreal, marking the first-ever staging of the Canadian university football championship in the Quebec metropolis.
Football lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of St. Hilaire, Que., and hockey forward Katia Clement-Heydra of St. Bruno de Montarville, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 37th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown, Wednesday evening.
Perhaps no sports team has a more suitable name than McGill’s hockey Martlets – named after the mythical, legless bird that is destined to soar forever. On February 20, three products of the Martlet hockey program (Mélodie Daoust, Catherine Ward and Charline Labonté) won Olympic gold in Sochi, Russia, with a heart-stopping 3-2 win in overtime over their arch rivals from the U.S. Three weeks later, the Martlet hockey team won its fourth CIS title, beating the top-seeded Uuiversité de Montréal Carabins 4-3 in double overtime. As with their mythical namesake, these high-flying Marlets might never come down to Earth. Recently, Principal Suzanne Fortier and Chancellor Arnold Steinberg hosted a special reception at the Faculty Club to celebrate the accomplishments of McGill’s hockey heroes.