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Men’s hockey signs Kirk Muller to coach

Kirk Muller spent 19 years in the NHL. Drafted in 1984, he enjoyed an illustrious career. He represented Canada in international play and was an NHL team captain and a Stanley Cup champion. He spent time with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the two teams closest to his native Kingston.

And on June 17, John McFarlane, Chair of Queen’s Athletics, announced that he is the new head coach of men’s hockey.Continue...

Men’s basketball to play ‘Smart’ D

There will be a lot of familiar faces in the men’s basketball locker room this season, with one notable exception. Head coach Chris Oliver stepped down earlier this month to take the head coaching position at the University of Windsor and will be replaced for the upcoming season by former assistant head coach Rob Smart.Continue...

Has the OHL gone too far?

The recent ruling to allow 14-year-old John Tavares to enter the 2005 OHL entry draft is a sad reminder of the poor state of the game in our country. The ruling has been presented as a positive opportunity granted by the OHL, but is nothing more than an irresponsible attempt to create a new profitable attraction in junior hockey.Continue...

Gaels abound in CFL

On April 27, two players—both Golden Gaels football stars—sat in their respective Kingston homes with housemates and friends as they watched their Internet browsers slowly update the results from the 2005 Canadian Football League draft.Continue...

Women’s hockey expected to contend for OUA crown

The Queen’s women’s ice hockey team is tuning up for another run at the OUA championships. After finishing the regular season last year with a 17-4-1 record and went 2-1 in the playoffs, the Gaels came up short against Laurier in the OUA championships.Continue...

point counterpoint

Shawn Green is a professional baseball star and a practicing Jew, and last weekend he found himself caught between these two parts of his identity. His L.A. Dodgers stood only 1.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the race for the NL West pennant, the very team they were set to play in a key three-game series.Continue...

Rugby rebounds well from loss

It was a busy week for the varsity men’s rugby team. After defeating U of T in Toronto on Saturday, the Gaels had just two practices to prepare for a Wednesday road trip to Ottawa where they took on the Carleton Ravens.

In a replay of last season’s OUA bronze medal game, the Ravens once again came out on top, winning by a final score of 13-6. Then on Sunday Queen’s pushed its record for the season to 3-1 with a dominant 43-0 victory over the Trent Excalibur.Continue...

No wins yet for Gaels

Another week, another close call. But once again the Queen’s football team failed to pull off a win.Continue...

The facts about fats

Knowing the difference between “good” fat and “bad” fat can impact your health in a positive way. With all the talk of fat wreaking havoc on the body, it can be hard to imagine some fats being healthy.Continue...

The Journal Athletes of the Week

Kara Kitts is the Journal ’s female athlete of the week for her key contributions to her team’s undefeated status. Kitts, a fourth year striker for the Golden Gaels Women’s soccer team, scored a key goal last Saturday afternoon, lifting Queen’s to a 2-0 win over Waterloo. Kitts then scored the lone goal the following day as the Gaels battled Wilfred Laurier to a 1-1 draw.Continue...

Field hockey frustrated by early losses

It seems impossible to dissociate the words “disappointment” and “hockey” these days. In keeping with the times, the Queen’s women’s field hockey team opened their season with two disappointing losses in Nepean last weekend. But there’s more hope of the Gaels improving than the collective bargaining agreement situation in the NHL.Continue...

Rowers have stellar summer

Queen’s lightweight rowers Simon Gowdy and Morgan Jarvis did not have a typical summer vacation. Gowdy and Jarvis were named to the Under 23 National Team that represented Canada at the world championships in Poznan, Poland this past August.Continue...

Cross-country cracks McGill course

The Gaels’ men’s and women’s cross country teams exceeded expectations this past weekend with solid performances on a hilly McGill course to kick off the season.Continue...

Football loss drops Gaels to 0-3

Gaels football fans, players and coaches could be forgiven if they experienced a little déjà vu during Saturday afternoon’s game in Ottawa against the Gee-Gees. In what seemed like a rerun of the week before, Queen’s jumped out to a huge early lead, only to watch it collapse, resulting in a heartbreaking 24-19 loss.Continue...

point counterpoint

I’ve got some bad news. The NHL players have been locked out and they’re not getting back into their dressing rooms for a long time. As a fan of the game, I almost asked hockey fans for a moment of silence in light of this sad fact. However, we will all have enough time for silence from October onwards when our reasons to cheer disappear.Continue...

Mixed results in rugby

The mens’ varsity rugby team followed up on their win over Brock last weekend with another narrow victory Saturday, defeating the U of T Blues 17-15 in Toronto.

For the second week in a row, the Gaels dominated play, but they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. Spencer Cameron, a fourth-year second row player, drew some close parallels between the team’s efforts against Brock and U of T.Continue...

Lacrosse fields first action

The Golden Gaels men’s and women’s lacrosse teams showed their skills this past weekend as the women played a preseason tournament and the men kicked off their seasonal campaign.Continue...

Great things coming in basketball

There’s a buzz in Bartlett Gym these days. The sound resonates so loudly that they might have to rename it “the Hive.” There’s an aura of optimism and anticipation surrounding the Golden Gaels Men’s Basketball team as they prepare to begin the 2004-05 season.Continue...

Ultimate fun with frisbee team

Detractors will say that activities involving frisbees do not constitute sport. It’s what people do on Sunday afternoon in the park with their dogs. But pessimists overlook the growing global popularity of Ultimate Frisbee—the sport is now played by an estimated 100,000 people, in more than 30 countries worldwide.Continue...

Strong start for soccer

The Golden Gaels varsity soccer teams began their seasons auspiciously this past weekend. Both the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Ottawa on Saturday for their regular season openers against the talented Gee Gee’s, then returned to Richardson Stadium to meet Trent on Sunday afternoon.Continue...

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