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The NHL’s most hated player?

When GQ recently published their top 10 most hated athletes, I was shocked not to see a hockey player among them. I mean, come on, there’s a sport fisherman!

Then I thought, “Well, perhaps hockey players are just all-around good guys. Perhaps they are the model athletes, beacons of light in the darkness.”Continue...

Going the distance

Despite losing to the Ryerson Rams and solidly defeating the University of Toronto, the highlight of the men’s volleyball team’s trip to Toronto may have been the fourth set of Saturday’s match.
The Gaels surrendered the first two sets of the match to the home team but refused to concede the victory so easily. They came back strong to take the third set, setting the stage for a marathon fourth set.
What ensued was a set that several spectators claimed was the most entertaining they’d ever seen.Continue...

OUAs a length away

After a successful showing at the Carleton Invitational last weekend, the men’s and women’s swimming teams are looking for a strong finish to their seasons at the upcoming OUA and CIS championships.Continue...

Saying goodbye to hockey legends, and hello to a new age

Lemieux’s stick sweeps away the damp fallen leaves searching for a tennis ball wedged beside the curb. The fading daylight counts down the clock, the ball bounces free and 66 breaks towards the goal. It’s game seven—overtime. The Cup is on the line. A swift toe drag around the man-hole, one nifty deke through the paws of a defending golden retriever, and Lemieux glides in on the last man standing.Continue...

Young Gaels team wrestles to eleventh

Queen’s wrestling rookies got a chance to strut their stuff at home this weekend at the annual Queen’s Open Wrestling Tournament.

One of the largest open tournaments of the wrestling season, the event featured more than 120 wrestlers from all of the standard CIS/OUA weight categories in both the men’s (52-130 kg) and women’s (48-80 kg) brackets.Continue...

Ever so close, but no cigar

The men’s and women’s basketball teams both came up short during this weekend’s homestand, as the Laurentian Voyageurs visited Bartlett Gym on Friday followed by the York Lions on Saturday. Both Gaels teams displayed valiant efforts against their opponents but were unable to come up with wins.

The men’s team was unable to steal a win on Friday against the visiting Voyageurs. Matt Brown of Laurentian was ultimately the difference in the game as he scored 26 points to lift his team to a 69-67 victory over the Golden Gaels.Continue...

Winter Adapted Games a success

On Saturday, more than 100 Queen’s students from the School of Physical and Health Education and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy pulled together after months of planning to run the sixth annual Winter Adapted Games, an event that gives children with disabilities a chance to have a fun, athletic day.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

In most places, basketball headlines are made by scoring points, and lots of them. However, Claire Meadows played her way to the Journal Athlete of the Week honours with good defence when women’s basketball travelled to Ottawa for back-to-back games against Ottawa U and Carleton.Continue...

Crosby vs. Ovechkin Part II

As we approach the Olympic break, hockey fans around the country are starting to ask, “Who should get the Calder this year?” Two words: Sidney Crosby.

Clearly, this was no secret in the NHL world.Continue...

Waterloo blues

The Gaels’ troubles began in Thunder Bay on Jan. 14 and 15. The team faced off against Lakehead, and fell in two straight matches. Their misfortune was coupled by a pair of losses to Laurier and Waterloo on Jan. 20 and 21 respectively.Continue...

Ottawa stomps Gaels

On Jan. 20, the men’s team was first challenged by the first-place University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, but were unable to seriously compete with the OUA Eastern Division’s leading team.Continue...

Women’s hockey close against CIS champs

Playing the first-ranked team in the country is no way to end a team’s losing ways. The Queen’s Golden Gaels women’s hockey team learned that lesson Saturday night as they fell to the visiting Laurier Golden Hawks by a score of 2-1.Continue...

Men’s hockey continues to stumble

Heading into the weekend, Queen’s hockey was looking to rebound after their nail-biting 2-1 loss to the U of T Varsity Blues on Jan. 14. Friday night’s affair was a rematch, and the Gaels knew better what Toronto’s strengths and weaknesses were. They hoped not only to come out with a victory, but also to move ahead of RMC in the standings and into first place in their division.Continue...

Annual BEWIC Sports Days a hit

This past weekend heralded the return of the annual Queen’s BEWIC sports tournament. Duane Parliament, the intramural coordinator, said he was extremely pleased with the 2006 edition of the tournament.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Calla Humphries ran away from the competition and into the Queen’s record books at the St. Lawrence Open on Jan. 14. The fourth-year Phys Ed student won a gold medal in the 500-metre event, adding to the plethora of medals won by the track team at the Open. Her time of 1:16:72 is not only her best ever —it is also a new Queen’s record.Continue...

NFL conference champions?

Make the t-shirts, set the headlines, and get those banners ready for the rafters. In just over two weeks’ time, you will see the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl XL, and here’s why.Continue...

Hockey starts new year with a split

After finishing the first half with a 7-5-1-0 record, the women’s hockey team was looking to start the second half of the season in London on a positive note. However, playing the opening weekend on the road, the Gaels knew they were up for a challenge to earn victories.

On Saturday, Rookie goaltender Melissa John got the start between the pipes and a chance to prove herself against Western.Continue...

Track races to wins

Queen’s track and field blew away the competition at the St. Lawrence Open this past weekend, dominating the field in both the men’s and women’s competitions.Continue...

Leaving the best athletes behind?

When former men’s hockey assistant coach Tim Cunningham looks back on his 10-year stint at Queen’s, one of the things he remembers most is wishing he had more resources.

Under the Queen’s Athletics Funding structure, those salaries were part-time ones, and Cunningham said it was tough to build a strong hockey program and recruit players under the system.Continue...

Still the best game you can name, even on Sunday morning

If you should happen to wander into Jock Harty Arena at 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning this semester, you’ll see a group of people—most of them Queen’s students—playing hockey. Sometimes, when the temperature inside and outside the rink is just right, a fog hangs over the ice, lending an almost dream-like quality to the game.Continue...

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