March 28, 2017

Sports

Competing to the final whistle for women’s hockey

Very few university hockey teams in Canada can say that they played hockey on the last day of the season. On Sunday, the women’s hockey team was given that honour.Continue...

Another chance in front of scouts

Standout Gaels running back Jonah Pataki, who ranked fourth in the OUA this season with 814 rushing yards, is one of 45 prospects to receive an invitation to the National CFL Combine, which takes place in Regina March 23-25.Continue...

National run ends short for men's hockey

While the Gaels went into the U Sports Championship in Fredericton with a confidence attained from their successful regular season, their national playoffs stint was cut short. The Gaels lost 5-1 in the first game to the tournament host, the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. The game brought the Gaels’ 2016-17 run to an end, and the team finished fifth in the country.Continue...

What I learned covering sports this year

When I first got the news that I had gotten the job as Assistant Sports Editor back in April 2016, I was overjoyed. I couldn’t wait to write about different sports that I loved, get my stories published and pick up new skills along the way.Continue...

Gaels upset falls short in the first round

It was a packed and rowdy Thursday night at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, as the eighth-seed Queen’s women’s hockey team looked to open their U Sports Championship campaign on a winning note against the first-seed UBC Thunderbirds. The Gaels were unable to complete the upset in a game that came down to the final moments, as UBC topped the hosts by a score of 2-1.Continue...

An unexpected road trip to the U Sports Cavendish University Cup for men's hockey

While most of the Queen’s community might be upset at the snow this late into March, the men’s hockey team is relishing the situation it has left them.Continue...

Family tradition draws new recruits to Gaels

When high-school graduates are picking their schools, they often look to their family’s alma mater. Whether it’s the family connection or familiarity, families are often drawn to the same schools.Continue...

E-Sports on the rise at Queen’s

In March of 2016, former NBA player Rick Fox made headlines with a surprising statement about a new up-and-coming sport. “In two years, it’ll be on par with the NHL,” Fox told news outlets. When he made this claim, Fox wasn’t referring to lacrosse. Rather, he was speaking about the world’s fastest growing sport, Electronic Sports — otherwise known as eSports or competitive video gaming.Continue...

Women's basketball miss out on podium finish

Last Sunday, the Gaels closed out their season in Victoria, B.C. against the Carleton Ravens, with a U Sports national bronze medal on the line. Looking for a chance at redemption, having lost to the Raven’s just weeks before in the OUA finals, the Gaels ended their historic 18-1 season on a bit of a sour note.Continue...

Chasing national dreams out west

After three years of moving from a practice squad player at Queen’s to OUA All-Star, Emma Chown has added yet another item to her list of accomplishments in rugby.Continue...

Women’s basketball moves one step forward to national championship

Gaels turn 30-21 deficit into 60-51 win versus Cape Breton.Continue...

Thirty-six years in the making for men's hockey

This Saturday, the Gaels will travel to North York to battle the York University Lions for the 106th Queen’s Cup — a competition the Gaels haven’t had the opportunity to take part in since 1981.Continue...

Women's hockey gearing up for U Sports championship

With the U Sports Championship around the corner, the women’s hockey team is preparing for battle in Napanee.Continue...

Gaels recognized in OUA All-Star awards

Strong seasons result in personal accolades.Continue...

Gaels sweep McGill for berth to OUA finals

The men’s hockey team earned a place in the OUA finals with an emphatic 4-2 win over the McGill Redmen on Friday night, claiming the OUA East title in the second leg of a two-game sweep over the division leaders from Quebec.Continue...

Women's volleyball swept from playoffs by Western

The women’s volleyball team was on a hot streak coming into the OUA playoffs, winning seven of their last 10, but a loss at Western over the weekend saw their season come to an end.Continue...

Men's volleyball ousted from playoffs by undefeated McMaster

The men’s volleyball team closed out their season this Saturday with a 3-0 loss to the undefeated McMaster Marauders in the quarter-finals of the OUA playoffs.Continue...

Women's basketball claims silver in close loss to Carleton

A sold-out ARC would have to settle for a second-place finish by the women’s basketball team in the OUA finals, as they fell to the Carleton Ravens in a low-scorin, 49-41 finish.Continue...

Gaels one win away from national championship berth

With a potential national tournament berth on the line Friday night, there’s no place like home for the women’s basketball team.Continue...

Looking for one last podium finish

Julie-Anne Staehli is heading into one of her last competitive racing events for Queen’s, but her career is far from over.Continue...

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