Sports

Soccer teams give back at Danone camp

On Saturday the Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams took time out to invest in the future of their sport.

Both Gaels squads offered their expertise to kids from the Kingston area in an afternoon soccer camp and skills clinic.Continue...

Lacrosse racks up winning weekend

Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams saw their first action this weekend, with strong results. The men’s squad defeated their McMaster counterparts, and the women’s side emerged from five short games with a 4-1 record.

Despite losing some important players from last year’s team, the men’s side dispatched McMaster by a score of 9-6.Continue...

Gaels rugby men roll over the Ravens

The men’s rugby team bagged their second OUA win of the season Saturday, defeating the Carleton Ravens 24-5. Playing to a packed crowd at Kingston Field, the Gaels surged to an early lead in the first half with four tries. However they were dogged by penalties, and were held to a stalemate by Carleton in the scoreless second half.Continue...

Women’s hockey shakes off cobwebs

With a convincing win against a Perth club team Sunday afternoon, the Queen’s women’s hockey team found their legs after a long summer off. The team, which has a noticeably different look from last season, had barely been acquainted before donning the tricolour to begin the exhibition portion of their season.Continue...

Field hockey undefeated in Toronto

Queen’s women’s field hockey team got off to an excellent start at the University of Toronto Invitational tournament over the weekend. In its first test of the season, the women’s team went undefeated in a tournament that pitted it against competitive squads from Toronto, Carleton and Waterloo.Continue...

The Journal Athletes of the Week

When the women’s soccer team kicked off their season in convincing fashion last weekend—tying defending OUA champions Western and trouncing Windsor 6-0—Eilish McConville, a three-year veteran, played a starring role, scoring a remarkable five goals.Continue...

Gaels soccer sweeps through the south

The Queen’s Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams began their respective seasons solidly last weekend. Each team took home four points from their Southwestern Ontario road trip to Western and Windsor.

The women’s soccer team began the weekend on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against the Western Mustangs. The two teams met in last year’s OUA final, which Western won.Continue...

Queen’s rower shines on world stage

For years, rower Morgan Jarvis’ goal was to sit in the stroke seat for the senior national team’s quad crew.

This summer, Jarvis, Art Sci ’05, found himself not only in that seat, but leading the crew to a bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan.Continue...

Baseball splits doubleheader

The Queen’s baseball team, last year’s Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association champions, opened their season by playing .500 ball over four weekend games.

The Gaels won the first game and lost the second in each of two doubleheaders against their conference rivals, facing Durham College in Oshawa on Saturday and York University at home on Sunday.Continue...

Gaels honour Schwieg with win

The Golden Gaels football team honoured a fallen teammate on Saturday by decisively winning a game in his name. The Gaels began their contest against the York Lions on a somber note, after a ceremony dedicated the game to teammate Justin Schwieg, who was killed last March in an unprovoked attack at A.J.’s Hangar.Continue...

The Journal’s guide to getting involved with intramural sports

The Athletic Information Night, which allows students from all disciplines and years a chance to sign up for intramural teams, takes place Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. in Bartlett Gym in the Physical Education Centre (PEC).Continue...

No cheers for Queen’s sporting spirit

During the first weeks of September, it’s wonderful to be a Queen’s student. The streets of the Ghetto are littered with upper-year students eagerly returning to their sub-standard shacks.

Frisbees soar once again, rugged couches reappear on rotting porches, and friends torn apart by the insurmountable separation of summer rekindle their bonds in drunken reunions—“You’re the best, dude. No, seriously I love you.” In the background familiar war songs rise to a rousing crescendo, as unsure frosh begin to feel a part of the famous Queen’s spirit.Continue...

Rugby teams dominate at Dartmouth

After a disappointing semi-final loss to Western in last year’s OUA playoffs, the Queen’s men’s rugby team is set to rebound with a strong 2005-2006 season. The team capped off a four-day training camp by winning both divisions in the inaugural Dartmouth Invitational tournament in New Hampshire this past weekend.Continue...

Players hope camp work pays off

Weeks before most Queen’s students start thinking about going back to the hustle and bustle of Kingston, more than one hundred football players varying in talent and size participate in Queen’s football training camp.Continue...

Next one: Crosby or Ovechkin?

All eyes will be on Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin when the puck finally drops next month. They have been dubbed the potential saviours of the NHL, the future heroes of a league stumbling into a new era. For the first time two number one draft picks will be introduced to the NHL at the beginning of the same season.Continue...

Football team falters

The Gaels football squad wasn’t pleased to break a five-year old team record in their Labour Day season opener against the defending OUA champion Laurier Golden Hawks. The team was shut out for the first time since the 2000 season, falling 45-0.Continue...

Lacrosse comes home victorious

During Homecoming weekend the women’s lacrosse team gave Gael fans a reason to celebrate.

The women opened their season on the road in Montreal, where they faced opponents Brock, Toronto, and McGill in a series of regular season games—a format designed to cut travel costs for OUA teams.

The Gaels began their reign of terror on Saturday morning by picking apart the McGill Redmen 11-6 on their home field. Taking the momentum with them, the Gaels smothered the Brock Badgers 11-4 on Sunday morning, and then downed the U of T Varsity Blues 9-6 later that afternoon.Continue...

A closer look at the NHL’s new rules

The NHL has told fans it is going to deliver “a whole new game.” In order to deliver on this promise and lure fans back to the seats, the league has implemented a series of rule changes to improve the on-ice product.

The actual effects of these changes will only become evident as time goes on, but in the meantime, here are some potential advantages and disadvantages we see with the some of the changes.Continue...

The NHL begins a new era

After more than 300 days of National Hockey League lockout, hockey fans across North America rejoiced this week as the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association ratified the long-awaited new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).Continue...

Runner eyes Pan Am Juniors

This weekend, Braden Novakowski will temporarily trade in the tricolour for the red and white maple leaf.

He will be representing Canada at the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Windsor. It will be his fourth time on the start line in international competition—and his second in track and field—but the prospect still excites him.Continue...

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