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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...

Queen’s celebrates the life of a legend

The death of John “Jake” Edwards on July 9 sadly ended a lifetime of athletic achievement, and quietly began the legend of a champion with a lifelong relationship with Gaels sports.Continue...

Gaels full of promise for 2005-2006

The new school year offers up new friends, new classes and a new look for Golden Gaels teams. The summer months—full of coaching changes, recruiting efforts, training programs and competitions in Canada and around the world—have produced several teams to watch this year.Continue...

Women’s volleyball grabs Galbraith

If there exists a battle of the sexes, then the women have won this round: Chris Galbraith, an assistant coach with the Gaels’ men’s volleyball team for the past three years, will be stepping up to take the reins of the women’s team next season.

On June 7, Queen’s Athletics announced they had selected Galbraith to fill the shoes of departing women’s head coach Jamie Mastorakos, who held the post for the last four years.Continue...

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...

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