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Kill McGill trip goes sour

In response to the conduct of McGill students at last Saturday’s annual Queen’s-McGill hockey game in Montreal, Campus Activities Commissioner Hilary Smith sent a letter to the athletics department at McGill requesting a letter of apology to all Queen’s students who attended the game as well as a refund for the cost of tickets.Continue...

‘He always had time for everyone’

St. Mary’s Cathedral on Johnson Street was full to bursting yesterday morning as friends, family and community members gathered to say goodbye to longtime Kingston football coach Berkeley Brean.
The football field at LaSalle Secondary is named in his honour.

Queen’s offensive coordinator Warren Goldie said Brean’s trademark was the pre-game speech he always had for his players.Continue...

Football ousted by Gee-Gees

Though the score did not come out in their favour, the Queen’s football team proved that it belongs in the upper echelons of university football in Ontario.Continue...

Water polo sinks

It was an unfortunate weekend for Queen’s water polo: the men’s team lost three straight and women had their perfect record spoiled with their first loss.

The women looked to build on their perfect 3-0 record with games against York and McMaster at home.Continue...

Gaels prepare to meet Gee-Gees in OUA semifinal

For the first time since 2003, the Queen’s Golden Gaels football team will compete in the Ontario
University Athletics semifinals tomorrow in Ottawa.

The Gee-Gees finished the regular season with a 7-1 record, good enough for first in Ontario and third in the country. Queen’s and Ottawa met only once during the regular season, playing at Richardson Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend.Continue...

Surf’s up for Queen’s triathlete

“If you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport,” says the website for the Ford Ironman World Championship. “It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete.” It was at this event in Kona, Hawaii, that Kevin Gregg of the Queen’s Triathlon Club competed on Oct. 21.Continue...

Rowers win Ontario silver

Queen’s rowers had a strong weekend at the Ontario University Athletics championships in St. Catharines last Saturday and Sunday, bringing home six gold medals and finishing second overall in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

Despite the impressive hardware, men’s head coach Rob Watering said Queen’s could have done better.Continue...

Men perform under pressure

The men’s volleyball team improved its record to 3-0 at home last weekend, but the women’s record fell to 0-3.Continue...

Field hockey wins bronze

After a shootout loss to Toronto in the OUA semi-finals the women’s field hockey team earned a bronze medal with a win over the Guelph Gryphons on Sunday. The Gaels started and finished their playoffs with three games in three days.Continue...

Mustangs gallop over rugby Gaels

The Queen’s men’s rugby team fell short in its quest for an OUA title with a 15-10 loss to the Western Mustangs in London on Sunday.

The Gaels had advanced to the OUA semi-finals with a 31-5 quarter-final victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks at Kingston field on Wednesday.Continue...

Lacrosse loses to Laurier

The women’s lacrosse team ended a golden season with their second straight OUA silver medal, losing 7-5 to the defending champion Laurier Golden Hawks last Sunday in Waterloo.

The women fought hard throughout, even tying up the game at one point but numerous fouls gave Laurier the advantage.

The Gaels faced the University of Toronto last Saturday in Waterloo, coming through the semi-finals with an 8-7 win over the Varsity Blues.Continue...

Soccer boots it to semifinals

The Queen’s men’s and women’s soccer teams battled drenching rain and tough opposition at Richardson Stadium on Saturday but both came through their quarter-final matches still standing and emboldened going into this weekend’s OUA Final Fours.

The men’s squad, seeded first in the OUA East, took on the fifth-seeded Trent Excalibur.Continue...

Novakowski wins gold on home turf

On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon at the OUA cross-country championships at Fort Henry Hill at RMC, the Queen’s men upset both the second and fourth nationally ranked teams en route to a third-place finish thanks mostly to a gold-medal performance by Braden Novakowski.

The women finished fourth overall, upsetting the seventh-ranked Windsor Lancers. Queen’s wasn’t seeded in the top ten in the CIS for men or women.Continue...

Golden Gaels stun McMaster

In what was arguably the most exciting game of the season, the team came back from an 11-point deficit to upset the McMaster Marauders 25-19 on a miserable Saturday afternoon at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton. It was the first time in seven years that the Gaels beat the Marauders. Running back Mike Giffin said his team’s record against the Marauders didn’t factor into their preparations.
“The mentality is always the same,” he said. Rushing for 73 yards on 23 carries and scoring two touchdowns, Giffin reassured his coaches that the decision to start him at running back was the right thing to do. But he refused to take credit for any of it.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

The women’s hockey team swept the Guelph Gryphons last weekendon the strength of the spectacular
play of rookie goaltender Katie Boyd.

The Gaels beat the Gryphons 3-2 in overtime on Saturday and 1-0 on Sunday, giving Boyd her first shutout of the season. She turned away 50 of 52 shots over the course of the weekend. So far this season, Boyd’s record is a solid 3-0.Continue...

Unforced errors cost volleyball Gaels

The women’s volleyball team opened its season last Saturday in St. Catharines with a hard-fought but ultimately disappointing match against the Brock Badgers.

Head coach Chris Galbraith said the women looked uncomfortable from the beginning.Continue...

Silver lining for rowers in Boston

The rowing team sent five crews to Boston for the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta but didn’t return with any gold medals. However, there was a silver lining for one of the men’s crews. The heavyweight eight finished second in the collegiate head race, 10 seconds behind the winning Western crewContinue...

A weekend of one-goal games

The women’s hockey team won a pair of one-goal games against the visiting Guelph Gryphons last
weekend at Jock Harty Arena. On Saturday, the Gryphons scored with 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at two. Then, Cassandra Sparks scored 1:45 into overtime to earn the Gaels a 3-2 victory. On Sunday, rookie goaltender Katie Boyd made 30 saves for her first career shutout in the 1-0 win.Continue...

Over the hill and far away

Tomorrow the Queen’s cross-country team will compete at the Ontario University Athletics championships on their home course on Fort Henry Hill at the Royal Military College.

Because the Gaels are hosting the event, I thought I would offer my professional opinion on the calibre of the course by running it myself. ...Continue...

Golf finishes sixth at OUA Championships

Last week at the OUA Championships in St. Catharines, Queen’s golf team conclude their season with their worst showing of the year. They finished sixth out of 12 teams.

Usually a two-day event, rain forced organizers to cut the tournament down to one.Continue...

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