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International hockey has a shootout problem

International hockey tournaments are in full swing around this time of year. The World Junior Championships take place around New Year’s, the World Championships are in the spring, and every four years, we get to see hockey at the Winter Olympics. Needless to say, it’s a good season to be a hockey fan. While these… Keep Reading

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U Sports basketball national championship recap

Martlets After capturing the program’s first Bronze Baby—the national championship trophy—last season, the Martlets showed up from March 8-11 in Regina to defend their title. In their opening game at the U Sports national championships, McGill faced off against the McMaster University Marauders. The Martlets ended the first half down five points, but regained their footing… Keep Reading

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Point-Counterpoint: Elizabeth Swaney

Among the hordes of world-class athletes at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, one name seemed a little out of place: Elizabeth Swaney, the 33-year old Hungarian halfpipe skier who completed her Olympic runs with a handful of simple alley-oops. Swaney has come under immense criticism for her lacklustre performance, but she has also garnered praise… Keep Reading

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McGill basketball season review

The Martlet and Redmen basketball teams ended regular season play on Feb. 24, as they each took down the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins. The women pulled out a close 59-51 victory, while the men clipped the Citadins 74-57 in back-to-back games. The Martlets enter the playoffs as defending National Champions, but with an… Keep Reading

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Highlights from the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

In the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with only four hours of sleep to my name, I wasn’t optimistic about what I saw on the morning of Feb. 23. The 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) wouldn’t begin for another 30 minutes, but M.B.A. candidates, predominantly from institutions like MIT and Northwestern University, and… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Lisa Nakajima

When Lisa Nakajima, U3 Anatomy and Cell Biology, watched Canadian skaters Jamie Salé and David Pelletier perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she knew she wanted to participate in the sport. Now, Nakajima is co-captain of the McGill figure skating club—a competitive club consisting of 17 skaters. “I just watched them… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet hockey season over after loss to UdeM Carabins

After a double-overtime loss to the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Feb. 25 at Arena CEPSUM, the perennial national championship contender Martlets have been eliminated from the RSEQ playoffs, effectively ending their 2017-18 season. Despite second-year forward Jade Downie-Landry’s three points—two goals and an assist—the Martlets were unable to beat Carabins goaltender Marie-Pier Chabot… Keep Reading

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