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.
Johnny Lazo scored at 16:22 of double overtime to give top-seeded Alberta a 3-2 victory over No.4 McGill at the PotashCorp CIS men’s hockey championship in front of 3,041 fans at Credit Union Centre, Saturday afternoon.
David Rose of Longueuil, Que., scored what proved to be the game-winner as McGill opened their quest for a CIS men’s hockey championship with a 3-2 victory over Carleton in front of 8,304 fans at the Credit Union Centre, Friday afternoon.
Brittney Fouracres, a defenceman from Calgary, scored a power-play goal at 37 seconds of double overtime to give fifth-seeded McGill a hard-earned 4-3 victory over the top-seeded Montreal Carabins to capture the Scotiabank CIS national women’s hockey championship before a crowd of 827 at the Grant Harvey Centre on the campus of St. Thomas University, Sunday evening.
Katia Clément-Heydra, a fourth-year centre for the McGill Martlets, was named CIS player of the year in women’s hockey, Wednesday night.
Gabrielle Davidson of Pte. Claire, Que., tallied twice and Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., added a goal and two assists as fifth-seeded McGill toppled the No.2 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 4-1 to open the Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship tournament with a 4-1 victory at the Grant Harvey Centre, Thursday afternoon.