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Will the Leafs make the playoffs?

The perennially disappointing Toronto Maple Leafs, those of 40 straight years of Stanley Cup futility, are entering the 2007-08 campaign with a new goaltender, first-line winger and aspirations to contend in the wide-open Eastern Conference.Continue...

Tough start for women’s hockey

The Gaels’ hockey teams’ new homes proved unlucky this weekend. The women’s team lost 1-0 to the Windsor Lancers Saturday night at Kingston’s Memorial Centre, and tied the Western Mustangs 3-3 at Napanee’s Strathcona Paper Centre the next morning.Continue...

Soccer teams unable to score

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues kept both Queen’s men’s and women’s teams goalless on Saturday.

After a nine-goal performance in two games the previous weekend, the women’s team returned to their goalless ways with a 0-0 draw against the Blues.

Queen’s goalkeeper Katie McKenna said she thought the team’s play changed dramatically as the game went on.Continue...

Golden Hawks outshine Gaels

It seems the Golden Gaels are fallible after all.

The football team’s undefeated run came to a halt Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium, when the Laurier Golden Hawks beat them 23-4.
The battle of two undefeated teams was witnessed by 5,582 fans.

As it has all season, the running game treated the Gaels well, with running back Mike Giffin plowing for 171 yards and an impressive 6.6 yards per carry.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The Queen’s rowing team travelled to Ottawa for the Head of the Rideau Regatta last weekend and returned full-handed, with 14 gold, six silver and one bronze medal.

The men’s rowers won all nine golds in their races, with Morgan Jarvis finishing one second behind the course record in the Open Men’s Single.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

At the Head of the Rideau regatta last weekend in Ottawa, the men’s rowing team won 14 gold medals, six silver and a bronze. Morgan Jarvis led the way in the singles event: he won in 19 minutes and 50 seconds, just one second shy of the course record.Continue...

Gaels off to a hot start

It has been a September to remember for the Queen’s Golden Gaels.

After the university released an athletics review in June stressing the need for financial support of interuniversity sports and suggesting cutting 10 to 16 of them to make that possible, varsity teams have had one of their most successful Septembers ever.Continue...

The heads up on head injuries

Men’s soccer defender Michael Zanetti knows what it’s like to have a concussion. Zanetti suffered his third two weekends ago on the Gaels’ road trip to face the Nipissing Lakers and the Laurentian Voyageurs. Concussions, once rarely talked about, are becoming the focus of more research, debate and discussion. Dave Ross, the co-ordinator of athletic therapy services, said concussions occur quite frequently in Queen’s athletics.Continue...

Homeless hockey still has hope

It’s shaping up to be an interesting year for the Queen’s ice hockey teams, who are looking forward to the first of several seasons without home ice.Continue...

Sports In Brief

Brady Olsen scored two goals as the men’s hockey team beat RMC 4-1 in exhibition play on Saturday.

The game was the second annual Lou Jeffries game, held in Gananoque to honour the late Lou Jeffries, longtime Queen’s hockey supporter.

Jon Asselstine and Rob Cattallo scored the other Queen’s goals, while Mike Bushby had two assists.

Ryan Gibb made 26 saves for the win.Continue...

Cross country sets bar high at Western

The Queen’s cross country team had no shortage of success this past weekend at their first meet of the season, the University of Western Ontario Invitational.

In the men’s 10-kilometre race, Braden Novakowski finished third overall while Robert Kitz finished 10th. The two runners were the first two from Canadian schools to cross the finish line. Matt Hulse followed by finishing 19th in his first 10-kilometre race for Queen’s.Continue...

Men’s soccer defeats Voyageurs, Lakers

The men’s soccer team beat both the Laurentian Voyageurs and the Nipissing Lakers at Richardson Stadium this weekend, coming away with 2-0 and 2-1 victories.

The previous weekend, Queen’s beat Laurentian 3-0 and lost to Nipissing 1-0.

Going into the weekend’s action, the Gaels were third in the OUA East with 11 points, three behind Nipissing but one ahead of Laurentian. The pair of wins gave them six points, moving them up into second place behind the Carleton Ravens.Continue...

Women’s soccer takes two games

The women’s soccer team was twice victorious in their home games this past weekend against the Laurentian Voyageurs and the Nipissing Lakers. The Gaels won 5-0 on Saturday and followed up that performance with a 4-1 victory Sunday against Nipissing.

These games followed on the heels of the team’s road trip to North Bay and Sudbury to play Nipissing and Laurentian the previous weekend. The Gaels tied the Lakers 1-1 and the Voyageurs 0-0 in their away games.Continue...

Football stays undefeated

The Queen’s Golden Gaels, Canada’s eighth-ranked team, remained undefeated after pounding the University of Windsor Lancers 38-3 in front of a national television audience on Saturday evening.

Running back Mike Giffin continued his all-star season with three rushing touchdowns and 120 yards, while quarterback Danny Brannagan threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns.Continue...

Rugby beats defending champs

A hot Saturday afternoon at Kingston Field was the setting for the men’s Golden Gaels rugby win over the OUA defending champion McMaster Marauders.

From the opening kick to the final whistle, the Gaels dominated the play.Continue...

Racism is still alive and kicking in sport

The sports world is abuzz after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said black NFL quarterbacks are judged more harshly than white quarterbacks in an interview Tuesday on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Queen’s Golden Gaels running back Mike Giffin is a big reason why the team is off to a 3-0 start and has moved to number eight in the CIS national football rankings.

In the Gaels’ comeback victory against the McMaster Marauders last Saturday, Giffin ran for 115 yards and scored one rushing touchdown, with an additional two receiving touchdowns and 93 yards on four catches.Continue...

Field hockey defeats Ravens

Queen’s women’s field hockey team opened their season with mixed results from a doubleheader at Waterloo last weekend.

The Gaels, who finished third in the OUA last season, lost a close game on Saturday 1-0 to the York Lions, last year’s OUA silver medalists. The Gaels rebounded on Sunday with a 4-0 defeat of Carleton. Hilary Piets scored twice for the Gaels, while Emily Newton and Kristen Jewell added single goals.Continue...

Additional athletics fees floated

Next year, you might be paying more for that aerobics class, Pilates session or intramural volleyball team.

Although it doesn’t explicitly recommend the institution of fees for intramural sports, the Athletics and Recreation Review asks Leslie Dal Cin, Athletics and Recreation Chair to “commission a report on fees for instructional programs at other universities along with recommendations for possible fees for any Campus Recreation programs at Queens.” Right now, students’ annual athletics and recreation fee subsidizes their participation in intramural sports, instructional programs and V.I.P. fitness classes.Continue...

Crucial weekend for Gaels

This weekend will be busy for the Gaels. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the men’s rugby team will face the McMaster Marauders at Kingston Field. The Gaels are 2-0 so far, lead the OUA East and have outscored their opponents 154 to three to this point.Continue...

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