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The Journal’s Winter Term Report Card

The Journal highlights the hits and misses of the Golden Gaels this term.Continue...

The problem with scholarships

How will athetic financial awards affect athletic performance at Queen’s? Leslie Dal Cin, Queen’s athletics director, said the key to success is straightforward if not always simple.Continue...

Three football Gaels scouted at CFL camp in Toronto

Three Queen's football players, Gaels Robb Bagg, Brad Smith and Sean O’Donnell, participates in an invite-only evaluation camp for the Canadian Football League (CFL).Continue...

The recruiting game

How do Queen’s recruitment practices compare to university athletic programs at Carleton, Harvard and Mercyhurst?Continue...

Rowing team loses four coaches in two years

For the second time in two seasons, the Queen’s rowing team will lose the services of at least one coach.

Scott Feddery, women’s lightweight coach and former Rowing Canada Coach of the Year, is leaving Queen’s to become the head coach of the University of Victoria’s rowing program.

In addition, Rob Watering, men’s heavyweight coach and this year’s Ontario Men’s Coach of the
Year, is leaving his post to become head coach at the University of Toronto’s rowing program.Continue...

Breaking down the roadblocks to success

Leslie Dal Cin is four months into her position as Queen’s new chair of Athletics and Recreation.

Although she’s proud of the scope of Queen’s athletics department, Dal Cin said everyone at the University needs to recognize the inherent limitations in offering such a wide range of athletic opportunities.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

The consistent scoring of forward Victoria Kaufmann led the Queen’s women to a deep run in the playoffs. After a 19-10-2-1 record in the regular season, the Gaels defeated Waterloo in the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win, in which Kaufmann contributed a goal. She followed that game with a twogoal performance in the team’s 2-1 semifinal win over Toronto to earn a spot in the finals.Continue...

Should the NHL start using its head?

With a compelling playoff race, unprecedented parity and an exciting product on the ice, the National Hockey League has bounced back from the lockout of 2004-05 in a way few would have predicted.

Despite the game’s success, the league is facing a crippling, on-ice problem that has become dreadfully recurring: hits to the head that result in serious injuries to star players. To some players, the body check is used not for positional advantage, but as an attempt to injure.Continue...

9 personal bests for track and field at nationals

Despite failing to return home with a medal for only the sixth time in 24 years, the Queen’s track and field team still considered its performance in the national championships in Montreal last weekend to be a success. The team brought home three silver medals at last year’s event in Saskatoon.Continue...

Silver lining for women’s hockey

The women’s hockey team beat the University of Toronto Varsity Blues for the first time in the playoffs
in six years but lost 5-1 to the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks at the provincial championships in London last weekend.Continue...

Dancers rise to the Challenge

Dancers on the Queen’s competitive dance team placed second and third respectively at the University Dance Challenge last weekend in Guelph. The team also won the small group event. The dancers placed second in the full team event and their performance was good enough for a third overall finish in the competition.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Last weekend, Queen’s wrestler Shannon Mullins was the lone representative of the wrestling team at the national championships, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She lost her first two matches but won her third—her first win at the national level—en route to a sixth-place finish.Continue...

Track and field heads to Montreal

Queen’s track and field team heads into the national championships this weekend at McGill University
in Montreal ready to face their toughest competition so far this season. Here, we profile three of the team’s medal hopefuls.Continue...

Three-year winning streak comes to an end

For the first time in four years, the Queen’s figure skating team didn’t bring home the provincial championship banner. The Gaels placed third overall, behind Western and Brock at the OUA championships Feb. 16 and 17 at Ryerson University in Toronto.Continue...

Mullins wrestles to sixth in Canada

Shannon Mullins was the only athlete to represent Queen’s at this year’s national wrestling championships in Saskatoon last weekend.

She finished sixth overall but won her third match, her first win at the national level.

It was Mullins’ third consecutive trip to the nationals and her second as the only Queen’s wrestler to
qualify. She earned her way in by winning the bronze medal in the 55kg category at the provincial
championships last month.Continue...

Men ousted from nationals

In their second consecutive appearance at the national championships, held this year at McMaster University in Hamilton, the Gaels came up short in their opening round match, losing in straight sets to the secondseeded University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. With the loss, the Gaels were relegated to the consolation bracket.Continue...

Hockey heads to final four

The Queen’s women’s hockey team will make its sixth straight appearance in the OUA Final Four in
London this weekend. The women play the University of Toronto in a semifinal game on Saturday, with
the winner to face either Laurier or Guelph in the final on Sunday. During the regular season, the Gaels were close to finishing in the top two spots in the league, which would have given them a bye into the semifinals. But a rash of injuries late in the season meant they had to play the sixth-seeded Waterloo Warriors in the quarter-final last Sunday.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Last Friday, former Queen’s Athletics Director Al Lenard died at the age of 86. Lenard arrived at
Queen’s in 1946 and was a member of the football, basketball, softball, golf, swimming and track and
field teams. Following graduation, Lenard took a position at Queen’s as the successor of retiring Athletic
Director Pat Galasso. He held the position for 20 years and oversaw the growth of Queen’s Athletics
from 16 to 42 varsity teams. In addition to his contributions to Queen’s Athletics, he served a term
as president of Ontario University Athletics and was a board member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport.Continue...

Gaels win Ontario title

Head coach Brenda Willis said that, unlike last year, the men’s volleyball team won’t be able to slip unnoticed into this weekend’s national championships.Continue...

Athletes speak up at open forum

Money was on the minds of both students and coaches at Wednesday’s open forum to discuss
the department of Athletics and Recreation’s review.

Led by Professor Bob Crawford and dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research Janice eakin, students, faculty and community members gathered in Policy Studies building to voice their
concerns about Queen’s athletics and recreation. Chase Miller, the fundraising chair for the Queen’s sailing team, said his biggest concern is the team’s lack of funding.Continue...

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