Sports Archive: 2004

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...

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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...

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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...

A pair of splits

With the roster finalized and jerseys handed out, the Queen’s Golden Gaels baseball team readied themselves for their first test of the season last weekend. However, they were not ready to begin the 2004 campaign just as they had last season’s—with a split.Continue...

Cross-country ready to run

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams have seemingly traded places from this time last year.

Last season, the men were a young team, and their strong group of rookies took them to a surprising fourth place finish in the OUA and tenth place at the CIS Championships.

The women, on the other hand, easily took the OUA Championship after an undefeated regular season, and ran some brilliant races at the CIS final to finish second in Canada.Continue...

Get involved in Queen’s Athletics

If you like sports, cool people and good times, then joining an athletic club or intramural team will be right up your alley. Tonight, from 5-7 p.m., in Ross Gym in the PEC will be the home of all the fun-filled athletics Queen’s has to offer.Continue...

Gaels downed by Guelph

Even the presence of The Tragically Hip couldn’t inspire the Gaels football team in their Saturday afternoon game against the Guelph Gryphons. Hip members Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair made the ceremonial kickoff—possibly an omen foreshadowing the significance that kicking would play throughout the game. After another game marred by mistakes, the only thing “tragic” is that the team has now begun its season 0-2 for the first time in two years.Continue...

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