Mac women cut competition down to size

Athletics

They came, they sawed, they conquered. McGill’s Women’s 1 Woodsmen team took top spot at the 56th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen Competition, this past Saturday. Our men had a strong showing as well, finishing third overall.

Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust

Athletics

You can excuse Mélodie Daoust if she’s a little tired these days. This past Thursday she captained the Canadian national development team to gold at the Nations Cup tournament in Fussen, Germany, before hopping a plane back to Montreal so she could join her Martlets teammates as they took on crosstown rival Concordia on Friday. Just six hours after touching down, Daoust scored once and added three helpers as No.2-ranked McGill skated to a 5-2 victory.

Gold rush: Mehain dominates south of the border

Athletics

Sarah Mehain, a McGill swimmer from Vernon, B.C., won three gold medals on Friday at the 2015 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Open competition. The wins brought her tally to four gold for the meet.

McGill’s Daoust to play for Canada at Nations Cup

Athletics

Mélodie Daoust, captain of the McGill Martlets, has been named by Hockey Canada to play at the 2016 Nations Cup tournament in Füssen, Germany, Jan. 4-7. The Canadian women’s development team will participate in the four-day competition along with national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Seven varsity teams enter weekend ranked in Top 10 nationally

Athletics

Seven varsity sports teams from McGill remain in the CIS national Top 10 this week, led by the top-ranked men’s hockey squad.

McGill student-athletes merit 17 bursaries at FAEQ gala

Athletics

Basketball players Mariam Sylla and Francois Bourque combined to received four of 17 bursaries awarded to McGill student-athletes, Wednesday, at the 30th annual Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec awards gala.

Friday the 13th proves lucky for rugby Redmen

Athletics

Sebastien Boyer, a rookie from the Town of Mt. Royal, Que., celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring a last-second try and Thomas Stokes of Vancouver, B.C., made the conversion on the final play of the game to cap a magical come-from-behind victory as McGill edged the Montreal Carabins 10-9 to capture the RSEQ men’s rugby championship, on Friday the 13th.

Lacrosse Redmen take national crown

Athletics

Bolstered by a spectacular seven-goal performance from co-captain Anders Bjella of Milwaukee, Wisc., McGill trampled the Western Mustangs 15-11 at Coulter Field, Sunday, to capture the Baggataway Cup as champions of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

Redmen cruise to 2nd-straight national title

Athletics

Infielder Tyler Welence, a senior from Ridgewood, N.J., went 2-for-4 and scored twice, sparking McGill to a 4-1 victory over the Holland College Hurricanes, Sunday, to capture the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship at Royals Field in the New Brunswick capital.

Hockey great Catherine Ward hangs up skates

Athletics

Catherine Ward, a two-time Olympic gold-medalist and former all-star defenceman with the McGill women’s hockey program, was among three players announcing their retirements from Canadian women’s national team, Thursday.