Redmen aim to take next step The McGill Redmen intend to improve upon last year’s sensational season when they return to the field on Friday. Playing at the Old Four Tournament at Queen’s last week, the Redmen didn’t miss a beat as they captured top spot by a score of 2-1 against the hosts for… Keep Reading
Alice Walker Alice Walker In Sunday’s matchup between the McGill Martlets and the Carleton Ravens, captain Cathy Chartrand carried McGill, scoring twice en route to a 6-1 victory. The win extended McGill’s undefeated streak against QUHL opponents to an impressive 86 games and improved their all-time head-to-head record against Carleton to a dominant 53-0-1. While… Keep Reading
Maxime Sawicki The McGill Martlets returned to Quebec University Hockey League competition after a two-game sojourn to the United States and blew out the Carleton Ravens 6-0 on Saturday. With the win, McGill regained the top spot in the conference rankings from Concordia by tying them with six points. Buoyed by their success against Harvard… Keep Reading
Adam Scotti It was a night to remember for Leslie Oles. In the first game of her university career, the rookie forward tallied a goal and a couple of helpers to propel the Martlets to a 7-4 win in their season opener against the Concordia Stingers. Just 30 seconds into the game, captain Cathy Chartrand… Keep Reading
Dion Phaneuf is a loud guy. You can have endless debates about his abilities, about his paycheque, or about his girlfriend (notorious puck bunny Elisha Cuthbert), but there's no debating his mouth. And while his brashness may have excited the Toronto Maple Leafs enough for them to name him captain, it has also gotten him into a lot of trouble. I am almost certain that a statement he made last week in particular will come back to haunt him: "It's definitely a playoff team. Our goal going into the start of this year is to make the playoffs," he said. "Anything short of that is unacceptable."
Dion Phaneuf is a loud guy. You can have endless debates about his abilities, about his paycheque, or about his girlfriend (notorious puck bunny Elisha Cuthbert), but there's no debating his mouth. And while his brashness may have excited the Toronto Maple Leafs enough for them to name him captain, it has also gotten him into a lot of trouble.
An 86-game winning streak, three players on all-Canadian teams, and a silver-medal finish at Nationals. Not a bad result for a first -year hockey coach. Then again, experience with the team is one thing Martlets interim Head Coach Amey Doyle had in spades when she took over Canada's most successful women's hockey program from Peter Smith at the beginning of the year.
Typically a match-up between two nationally ranked hockey teams would all but ensure an exciting and hard-fought match. Nevertheless, the McGill women's hockey team is far from ordinary. And on Friday, the Martlets further cemented their reputation as Canada's best women's hockey team, defeating 10th-ranked Montreal 3-0 at McConnell Arena.
Midway through the third period of women's hockey action at McConnell Arena on Friday night, the McGill Martlets found themselves having to tune out the chants coming from the seats directly above the Ottawa University bench. With the game tied at two apiece and the momentum seemingly on the visitors' side, McGill's monumental winning streak seemed on the verge of collapse.