Sports - CIS Hockey Sunday

The 2011 CIS Women's Hockey Championships are over. The Gaels clinched the bronze medal in the dying minutes of the third period to win the final game of a season that has been called "miraculous" and a "Cinderella story."

The Queen's Journal has been proud to have witnessed many of these moments - from early season stumbles to a riveting OUA victory attended by many of you. We trudged through snow and ice to cover games at the Memorial Centre throughout the winter. We sat in sparsely populated stands and wondered about student turnout. We watched our bandwidth dwindle as the Gaels battled the Gryphons into a historic six-overtime victory in Guelph.

As with every Gaels team, we believed that our women's hockey team had it in them. And we felt that the student body deserved to see, read and hear about their dedication. That the student body deserved to be inspired. We traveled to Waterloo, Ontario with this in mind.

The following is my final compilation of images from the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex:


Kate, Lauri and I hope that our reports and images, late nights and hours in frigid press boxes and rinks and tolerance of an extremely repetitive playlist (Sweet Caroline, Final Countdown, Sandstorm, Teenage Wasteland etc) have been informative and relevant to our student audience. Queen's students deserve the coverage, and so do our Gaels.

Congratulations, ladies.

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