Sophomore defenceman Jean-Philippe Mathieu of Loretteville, Que., scored the game-winner at 10:10 of the third period as McGill rallied to defeat visiting Carleton 3-2 at McConnell Arena, Saturday. The result evened their best-of-three OUA East final series at 1-1. The rubber match will be in at the CU Icehouse in Ottawa, Sunday at 7 p.m.
Kim Deschenes of St. Quentin, N.B., scored twice and added a helper as the top-ranked Montreal Carabins doubled No.2-McGill 6-3 before 478 fans at McConnell Arena, Saturday, to claim the RSEQ women’s hockey championship, winning the best of three Quebec final series 2-1.
McGill’s McConnell Arena promises to be rocking this Saturday as both the hockey Redmen and Martlets face must-win games for their respective seasons to continue following tough losses last night. On Thursday, the Redmen lost to the Carlton Ravens 5-2 to fall behind 1-0 in the best-of-three OUA East men’s hockey finals. The Martlets fell 4-1 to the Montreal Carabins, knotting the best-of-three Quebec league championship at one game apiece.
It was a great weekend for McGill basketball as, for the second straight year, the University claimed both the Quebec men’s and women’s basketball titles. Both teams will be heading to the CIS national championships later this month.
Max Le Sieur tallied twice, including the game-winner, as the sixth-ranked McGill men’s hockey team quadrupled No.7-UQTR 4-1 to sweep an OUA East best-of-three semifinal series at McConnell Arena, Saturday.
Co-captain Francoise Charest scored a game-high 15 points as the No.8-ranked McGill University women’s basketball team led from start to finish, defeating Laval 46-35 in a Quebec conference Final Four semifinal at Centre PEPS, Friday. McGill, the top seed in this new tourney format played entirely in the provincial capital, can claim back-to-back RSEQ titles if they defeat UQAM in the championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Two days after guiding Canada to an Olympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock made a surprise visit to his alma mater to address both the men’s and women’s hockey teams during their practices Tuesday evening.
Two McGill graduates played a prominent role as Canada defeated Switzerland 3-1 in a women’s hockey semifinal at the Sochi Olympics, Monday and advanced to a gold medal showdown with the U.S. this Thursday, Feb. 20.
Goaltender Charline Labonté of Boisbriand, Que., made 25 saves as Canada defeated the U.S. 3-2 on Wednesday in women’s hockey at the Winter Olympics to finish atop their pool with a 3-0 record in the qualifying round.
McGill’s Pierre-Alexandre Renaud claimed three gold medals and one silver en route to earning swimmer-of-the-year honours at the RSEQ swim championships held over the weekend in Sherbrooke.