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Silver finish

With Saturday's loss to the Laval Rouge et Or in the QSSF championship game, the McGill women's basketball team concluded a rollercoaster ride of a season. While a 13-15 overall record - McGill went 5-4 in non-conference play and finished 8-11 in Quebec competition - cannot be considered cause for celebration, the Martlets closed out the season competitively, and appear to have the pieces in place to become a force in the near future.
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Hometown hero comes full circle by suiting up for the Habs

Officially, the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues on January 20 was the 102nd of Mathieu Darche's 10-year professional career. But in many ways it felt a lot like his first. On that cold Wednesday night, Darche played his first game for the Canadiens - the team he idolized while growing up in St.
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Pro-Crosby vs. Anti-Crosby

Pros On the ice: Crosby is sure to go down in history as one of the best playmakers in the NHL, making his teammates better with tons of assists. He is a great defensive player, but good on faceoffs, too. Behaviour: Crosby is idolized by thousands of young hockey players across the country.
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THIRD MAN IN: Don’t bett on it

The gold medal is back in its rightful place, safe for another four years. Canada fulfilled its destiny, and another chapter has been added to the legend of Sidney Crosby. But as the last of the champagne is poured and celebrations across the country begin to die down, it's already time to think ahead, and consider the troubling future of Olympic men's hockey.
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Redmen roll to the second round, captain Turcotte suspended

The McGill Redmen played the Jekyll and Hyde game once again on Sunday night, as they showcased both incredible skill and a complete lack of discipline during a 6-2 win over the Carleton Ravens at McConnell Arena. The victory clinched the best-of-three OUA East semifinal for McGill, who won consecutive games after a surprising loss in the series opener.
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Redmen ready for postseason after demolition of Ottawa

The Redmen came out flying on Saturday night at McConnell Arena, dominating the Ottawa Gee-Gees at both ends of the ice en route to a 9-0 trouncing. With both teams' playoff fates already sealed before the opening face-off - McGill in, Ottawa out - the Redmen were able to use the game as a tune-up, and judging by their performance, they'll be able to enter the postseason with some much-needed confidence and momentum.
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THIRD MAN IN: The NBA Cares?

There are a number of words and phrases that we can use to describe the embarrassment that was the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday night: worst of all time; forgettable; pathetic; mind-bogglingly bad. With a lineup featuring zero legitimate stars, and two players averaging less than 22 minutes per game, the event that many suspected was on wobbly legs finally came crashing down.
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Bouchard leads the way as Redmen demolish helpless Citadins

On a night dedicated to the departing seniors of the Redmen basketball team, McGill's talented youth movement almost stole the show. Freshman point guard Olivier Bouchard put up 16 points and five assists to lead the Redmen to an impressive 93-63 drubbing of first-placed UQAM on Saturday night at Love Competition Hall.
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