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He coached young men, not just football players  July 7th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It wasn’t supposed to go like this. It was supposed to be a walk in the park, easy as pie. There was no reason to feel intimidated, just because I was covering my first Queen’s football game, everybody told me. They were right. I’d reported about... [Read More]
Queen's athletes win major volleyball awards  March 3rd, 2016
Mike Tomlinson of the Queen’s Golden Gaels has won the Dale Iwanoczko Sportsman Award for the second consecutive season. The award is presented by Ontario University Athletics to the men’s volleyball player who best displays academic achievement, community involvement and... [Read More]
To buy or not to buy  March 2nd, 2016
I guess we’ll see. When the brochure arrived the other day with information about renewing season tickets for the coming Queen’s University football season, the eye of the Commerce grad cum thrift monger went, as you may expect, directly to the price. People had been wondering... [Read More]
Weekend defeats send Gaels to preliminary playoff round  March 1st, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels will host the Laurentian Voyageurs in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball playoff game Wednesday night at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Game time is 6 o’clock. The Gaels go into the playoff tournament as the No. 5 seed, missing... [Read More]
Queen's to host men's basketball playoff Wednesday  March 1st, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels have popped out of the Ontario University Athletics RPI formula with as the seventh-seeded team for the men’s basketball tournament, and as such, they will host the Toronto Blues in a first-round game Wednesday at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Game... [Read More]
Gaels end season with victory over Toronto  February 29th, 2016
Andrew Mavety scored a season-best 23 points Saturday night, leading the Queen’s Golden Gaels to an 81-73 Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball victory over the Toronto Blues in the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Mavety, who led the nation this year with a .516 shooting... [Read More]
Jenny Wright's final game a 28-point masterpiece  February 29th, 2016
Jenny Wright ended the season in spectacular fashion Saturday night, scoring 28 points for the Queen’s Golden Gaels in a 75-70 loss to the Toronto Blues in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. For Wright, playing the... [Read More]
Gillian Pegg captures CIS wrestling medal  February 28th, 2016
Gillian Pegg of Queen’s won a bronze medal Sunday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships in St. Catharines. For the fourth-year physical education student from Oro-Medonte, Ont., it was the second medal from a national championship this year. In the fall, Pegg, a... [Read More]
Queen's hockey women ousted from playoffs  February 28th, 2016
The season came to an end for the Queen’s Golden Gaels Friday night when they dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Nipissing Lakers in an Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey playoff game at the Memorial Centre. The victory gave the Lakers a two-game sweep of the... [Read More]
Blair Morgan bound for FISU cross-country championship  February 26th, 2016
Yarker’s Blair Morgan is bound for Italy next month as a member of Canada’s team at the 20th world student cross-country championships. The FISU event, staged every two years, is being held March 12 in Cassino, about 140 kilometres southeast of Rome. A fifth-year chemical and... [Read More]
Queen's women drop hockey playoff opener  February 25th, 2016
A goal by Bronwyn Bolduc in the ninth minute of overtime gave the Nipissing Lakers a 2-1 win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in the opening game of their Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey quarter-final Wednesday afternoon. The Lakers will take a 1-0 lead into the second... [Read More]
Injuries, Ridgebacks get the best of Gaels  February 22nd, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Ultimately, the Queen’s Golden Gaels’ demise boiled down to two crucial shortcomings. “We ran out of time,” coach Brett Gibson said, “and we ran out of bodies.” Queen’s ran out of time in the sense that there were just two minutes... [Read More]
Queen's men, women split at Algoma  February 21st, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels won their fifth game in a row Saturday night, defeating the Algoma Thunderbirds 67-34 in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Sault Ste. Marie. The victory allowed the No. 9-raniked Gaels, 14-3, to move back into a first-place tie in the... [Read More]
Queen's beaten in overtime; series to be decided Sunday in Oshawa  February 20th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels are headed back to Oshawa Sunday for the deciding game of their first-round Ontario University Athletics hockey playoff series with the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks. The Gaels failed to put away the best-of-three East division quarter-final at home when they dropped a... [Read More]
Gaels rookie bags winner in overtime  February 18th, 2016
Going into the opening game of the playoffs without seven regular players is never any hockey team’s dream scenario. Not only did the Queen’s Golden Gaels withstand such hardship Wednesday night in Oshawa, they got a key contribution from one of their spare parts, when little... [Read More]
Queen's hockey women settle for weekend split  February 15th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels took 33 shots at Toronto Blues goaltender Valencia Yordanov Sunday afternoon but they couldn’t put anything past her, as they dropped a 2-0 Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey game at the Invista Centre. The defeat cost the Gaels an opportunity... [Read More]
Bid for second straight comeback win fails for Gaels  February 15th, 2016
For the second night in a row, the Queen’s Golden Gaels staged a remarkable comeback but Saturday night in the Athletics and Recreation Centre, it fell short, as the Windsor Lancers pinned a 93-87 Ontario University Athletics men's basketball defeat on the Gaels. The loss left the... [Read More]
Gaels defensive performance worthy of all-star weekend  February 15th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels didn’t have stars in their eyes Saturday. Instead, they had the Windsor Lancers in their sights. With a withering defensive performance and a 25-point fourth quarter, the Gaels defeated the five-time defending national champion Lancers 60-41 in an Ontario... [Read More]
Gaels end season with shutout victory  February 14th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY With healthy defencemen becoming as scarce for the Queen’s Golden Gaels as palm trees in Whitehorse, you’d think they might be concerned as they prepare for their playoff opener Wednesday in Oshawa. The Gaels went into their hockey game Saturday night at the... [Read More]
Crazy finish propels Gaels past Western  February 14th, 2016
With six points in the final five seconds of regulation time, the Queen’s Golden Gaels sent their Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game to overtime Friday night, and riding the crest of that momentum, they went on to defeat the Western Mustangs 99-93 at the Athletics... [Read More]
Vikings sweep doubleheader from George Brown  February 13th, 2016
St. Lawrence Vikings took one step closer to clinching direct entry in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament Friday night with an 89-59 win over the George Brown Huskies in the St. Lawrence Gym. The victory made it impossible for fourth-place Brown,... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels suffer another double-overtime defeat  February 13th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The final weekend of the regular season is no time to feel warm and fuzzy about yourself. “That effort is night and day to what we’ve seen in the last couple of games,”  Queen’s Golden Gaels hockey coach Brett Gibson said Friday night, after his... [Read More]
Gaels reward coach's confidence in victory over Western  February 13th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Dave Wilson had lots of time to consider what he might do as Friday night’s basketball game went into its final few minutes. “It felt like about three weeks,” he said. In fact, the Queen’s Golden Gaels had gone only six and a half minutes without... [Read More]
RMC snags double-overtime win over Queen's  February 11th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was cold Wednesday night in the Constantine Arena. With the heaters not on above the stands, it was about as cold as it used to be when it was just the Constantine Rink, the kind of cold where you have to go outside in the middle of February to get warm. A bystander... [Read More]
Gaels thrilled to be part of NBA all-star weekend  February 10th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY By their own admission, the Queen’s Golden Gaels are giving up a lot. When Ontario University Athletics wrote the women’s basketball schedule in the summer, it showed the Gaels with a home game against the Windsor Lancers. If you’ve got to play the... [Read More]
Caitlyn Lahonen's fifth shutout leads Gaels to victory  February 9th, 2016
Caitlyn Lahonen posted her fifth shutout of the season Saturday, leading the Queen’s Golden Gaels to a 3-0 Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury. Lahonen made 30 saves for her second shutout of the year against Laurentian,... [Read More]
Close no longer good enough for frustrated Paladins  February 8th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There have been seasons when responding to a shellacking with a credible performance would have been sufficient for the Royal Military College hockey team. Not any more. Richard Lim has had his fill of moral victories. “It’s another game that we were in and... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels beaten in shootout  February 8th, 2016
A shootout goal by Greg Cerilli gave the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks a 4-3 win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game Sunday afternoon in Waterloo. Cerilli, who has six goals this year, was Laurier’s third shooter. In the shootout, neither... [Read More]
Another 30-point performance by Sukhpreet Singh leads Gaels to win  February 8th, 2016
That Sukhpreet Singh would lead the Queen’s Golden Gaels in scoring should not really surprise anyone anymore. He does it routinely. That he would surpass 30 points in a game is starting to get a little familiar, too. Singh did that for the third time this season—and the second... [Read More]
Eric Ming's overtime goal gives Gaels 5-4 win in Waterloo  February 7th, 2016
A goal by Eric Ming in the fourth minute of the second overtime period gave the Queen’s Golden Gaels a 5-4 Ontario University Athletics hockey victory over the Waterloo Warriors Saturday night in Waterloo. Ming assisted on a goal by Ryan Bloom with just 20 seconds left in the third... [Read More]
Gaels overcome dismal start to defeat Lakehead  February 7th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was not the kind of basketball game where anyone will find a lot of material for instructional videos. At least, not the first part of it. The Queen’s Golden Gaels and Lakehead Thunderwolves played a first half Saturday night that Gaels coach Dave Wilson, a man... [Read More]
Paladins suffer doozy of a Carr-Harris hangover  February 6th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY If it was, perhaps, inevitable, it is also part of the process, Richard Lim believes, in making the Royal Military College Paladins a respectable hockey team. “This one stings a little bit,” the Paladins coach said, after his hockey team was waxed at the... [Read More]
Robyn Pearson delivers for Gaels in victory over Guelph  February 6th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY They didn’t quite know how it was going to manifest itself, but the members of the Queen’s Golden Gaels were pretty sure it was going to happen. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport athlete of the week two weeks ago, Robyn Pearson didn’t play up to standard... [Read More]
Gaels put brakes on slide to defeat Guelph  February 6th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Steph Barrie knew it wasn’t going to last. The collective shooting eye that delivered 36 points in the first 10 minutes of his team’s ball game simply wasn’t sustainable. “We shot 75 per cent in the first quarter,” the coach of the... [Read More]
Carr-Harris history  February 5th, 2016
Results of the annual Carr-Harris Cup hockey game, started in 1986 to ocommemorate the centennial of the first organized game in Kingston between teams from Queen’s University and Royal Military College: Oct. 22, 1986: RMC 8 Queen's 3 (exhibition) Oct. 14, 1987: Queen's 7 RMC 7... [Read More]
Three goals by Eric Ming lead Queen's past RMC  February 5th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY At the time, it looked as if it might be the spark to propel the Royal Military College Paladins into contention. In the final analysis, though, a goal by RMC’s Owen Gill midway through the first period may have been even more beneficial to the Queen’s Golden... [Read More]
Gaels 6 Paladins 2  February 5th, 2016
First Period 1. Queens’s, Ming 13 (Trojanovic, McGillis) 2:29 (pp) 2. RMC, Gill 3 (Orbinski, Durgey) 9:33 3. Queen’s, McGillis 12 (Abraham, Weibe) 10:23 4. Queen’s, McGillis 13 (Greenaway) 13:32 Penalties—Hornbrook RMC 1:10, Boudreau RMC 13:07, Abraham Qns... [Read More]
Who are they?  February 4th, 2016
For more than 100 years, the name Carr-Harris has been linked to both hockey and academics at Royal Military College and Queen’s University. In 1986, to mark the centennial of the first meeting of the schools’ two hockey teams, the Carr-Harris Cup was presented for annual competition... [Read More]
Carr-Harris by the numbers  February 4th, 2016
First game: Oct. 22, 1986 (RMC 8 Queen’s 3) The series: Queen’s leads 18-9, with two games tied Lately: Queen’s won 5-1 last year; Gaels have won seven of the last eight. RMC's last win: Feb. 2, 2014, Paladins won 2-1 Tough slog: RMC has scored just eight goals in the... [Read More]
Regardless of the motivation, Carr-Harris game is big deal  February 4th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For one team, the game represents something very tangible: Two vital points for a closely bunched race for playoff seeding. For the other side, its invitation to the post-season ball long ago dispatched with regrets, the reward is much more esoteric. Victory will be but a... [Read More]
Vikings seal victory in final minute  February 4th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Barry Smith says he’d prefer not to rely so heavily on one player. “I hate to be a one-player team, because I think that hurts you,” the coach of the St. Lawrence Vikings said. If, however, from time to time, that has to be the case, Jaz Bains is a... [Read More]
Gaels decide enough is enough; overturn three-goal deficit in overtime win  February 1st, 2016
It was an inglorious way to start a hockey game. Against a team that came to town nine games below .500, the Queen’s Golden Gaels found themselves trailing 3-0 midway through the second period. It was certainly an undignified place for a team that has won two of the last five Ontario... [Read More]
Queen's women drop second straight basketball game  January 31st, 2016
After having been beaten only once in their first nine games, the Queen’s women’s basketball team limped home from Ottawa Saturday night having just absorbed their second defeat in a little more than 24 hours, 86-66 to the Carleton Ravens. The Ravens scored 25 points and took a... [Read More]
Splendid performance by Sukhpreet Singh goes for naught  January 31st, 2016
Despite a career-best 39-point game by Sukhpreet Singh, the Queen’s Golden Gaels dropped their second Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game of the weekend Saturday night in Ottawa, 99-81 to the No. 3-ranked Carleton Ravens. Singh, a fourth-year political studies... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels suffer yet another one-goal defeat  January 31st, 2016
McGill Redmen spotted the Queen’s Golden Gaels a two-goal first-period lead before rallying Saturday for a 3-2 Ontario University Athletics hockey victory in Montreal. It was McGill’s 31st consecutive win over Queen’s in a streak that dates to 2004, and this one followed... [Read More]
Jaz Bains scores 37 in Vikings' overtime win over Seneca  January 31st, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There’s a reasonably straightforward reason, Barry Smith figures, why his team played its best basketball of the game Saturday afternoon in overtime. “The guys felt that we had pissed the game away,” the coach of the St. Lawrence Vikings said, after his... [Read More]
Queen's women suffer two-point loss at Ottawa  January 30th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels saw their five-game winning streak come to an end Friday night as they suffered a 46-44 defeat in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Ottawa. It was the first time this year the Gaels have failed to score at least 50 points, but it also... [Read More]
Gaels no match for No. 2 Gee-Gees  January 30th, 2016
Mike L’Africain scored 30 points Friday night to lead the No. 2-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees to a 76-60 win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game in Ottawa. The win was the 10th in 11 conference games for the North... [Read More]
Kevin Bailie outstanding in Gaels' win over Carleton  January 30th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s easy, sometimes, to be in the presence of greatness and come to take it for granted. Unlikely as it may be that the Queen’s Golden Gaels ever will fail to appreciate what goaltender Kevin Bailie brings to the hockey team, every now and then he provides a... [Read More]
Eric Ming leading the way for hockey Gaels  January 29th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There may yet be some good come from the last time the Queen’s Golden Gaels met the Carleton Ravens for a hockey game. From the Gaels’ point of view, it certainly wasn’t apparent at the time. Ten minutes of sound hockey and some terrific goaltending by... [Read More]
Vanier Cup returning to Hamilton  January 25th, 2016
Eight years after it was last held in the Steel City, the Vanier Cup football game is returning this year to Hamilton. Tim Hortons Field, the 24,000-seat home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, will also be the site of the 2017 Vanier Cup game, Canadian... [Read More]
St. Lawrence men gain weekend split; women cop second win in a row  January 24th, 2016
The grind of eight hours on the road and two games in less than 24 hours got the best of the St. Lawrence Vikings Saturday afternoon, as they dropped an 87-63 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball game to the Georgian Grizzlies. The loss left St. Lawrence with a split... [Read More]
Hockey women end losing skid as Gaels gain weekend split  January 24th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels scored three first-period goals Saturday night and that propelled them to a 5-2 Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey victory over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks at the Memorial Centre. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Gaels,... [Read More]
Eric Ming scores two as Queen's defeats Nipissing  January 24th, 2016
Struggling early in hockey games has become a trademark of the Queen’s Golden Gaels this year and it happened again Saturday night in North Bay. Fortunately for the Gaels, comebacks have been just as customary. This time, the rally resulted in victory. Two goals by Eric Ming sent the... [Read More]
Gaels weather storm to defeat York  January 24th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels withstood a late comeback bid by the York Lions to claim a 62-59 Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball victory Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Sukhpreet Singh scored 22 points to lead the Gaels to their seventh win in 10 games, as they strengthened... [Read More]
Third-period goal gives West Point win in 80th match with RMC  January 24th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Too many times over too many years, hockey teams from Royal Military College would be scrapping to stay in a hockey game, only to give up a questionable goal, the kind that causes shoulders on the bench collectively to droop. Saturday night at the Rogers K-Rock Centre, RMC... [Read More]
Queen's women come from behind to beat York  January 24th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels overcame a 12-point first-quarter deficit before rallying in the fourth quarter to defeat the York Lions 87-75 in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Toronto. The win was the fifth in a row for the East division-leading Gaels, now 9-1... [Read More]
Army 4 RMC 3  January 24th, 2016
First Period 1. Army, Reuschlein (Andrle, Box) 3:34 2. Army, Mansfield, Higgins, Hearn) 8:18 3. RMC, Gill (Livingston, Domenico) 10:53 Penalties—None. Second Period 4. Army, Roberts 7:24 5. RMC, Huber (Giberson) 8:19 6. RMC, Livingston (Domenico) 16:51 Penalties—None. Third... [Read More]
Third-period goal by Darcy Greenaway gives Gaels win in Sudbury  January 23rd, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night in Sudbury, where they defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-2 in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game. Darcy Greenaway’s sixth goal of the year, with seven and a half minutes remaining in the third period,... [Read More]
After four years, Matthew Beirnes gets another shot at West Point  January 22nd, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s been a long time since Matthew Beirnes played against the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights. It was four years ago, in the first game of the series revival, and it was an inauspicious day for the Royal Military College Paladins. Beirnes shared the goaltending... [Read More]
Army coach revels in tradition of RMC hockey series  January 22nd, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Two things quickly become apparent, with even just a superficial perusal of the U.S. Military Academy hockey team’s record. For one, the Black Knights play an awful lot of close games. Army has played 22 times this year, and nine times they’ve gone to... [Read More]
RMC-West Point fast facts  January 22nd, 2016
Some things you need to know about the 80th hockey game between the teams from Royal Military College and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point: The game: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Rogers K-Rock Centre Genesis: A conversation more than 90 years ago between the two commandants, Gen.... [Read More]
Paladins eager to show people how much they've improved in Saturday's game with West Point  January 22nd, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s always the same around Royal Military College, every year when the hockey schedule comes out. Immediately people begin to scan it for the date of the annual game with the U.S. Military Academy. “It’s definitely one of the ones the guys circle,”... [Read More]
Gaels continue to struggle; suffer third straight loss  January 20th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It took the Queen’s Golden Gaels a long time to acquire the requisite sense of urgency necessary to win their hockey game Tuesday night. Just a wee bit too long. The Gaels were going nowhere in the third period of their Ontario University Athletics game with the... [Read More]
Queen's men bow to Ryerson  January 18th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels dropped their second Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game in a row Saturday night, 97-81 to the No. 5-ranked Ryerson Rams in Toronto. The Gaels led by a point, 25-24, after a high scoring first quarter, but the East division-leading Rams, 6-1,... [Read More]
Jenny Wright has milestone game as Gaels upset No. 2 Ryerson  January 18th, 2016
Jenny Wright scored 20 points Saturday night to lead the Queen’s Golden Gaels to an 80-74 upset victory over the No. 2-ranked Ryerson Rams in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Toronto. Those 20 points moved Wright, a fifth-year senior from Kingston, into... [Read More]
Gaels comeback falls just short in overtime loss to UQTR  January 18th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The stirring comeback staged by his team Saturday night meant more to Brett Gibson than the fact that it ultimately fell short. “You know what?” the coach of the Queen’s Golden Gaels said after his team suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to the Trois-Rivieres... [Read More]
Vikings hand La Cité first loss of the season  January 17th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When basketball teams start to see a lead disappear, they don’t always react well. “When it gets tense, everybody’s shot gets a little tighter,” St. Lawrence Vikings coach Barry Smith said. It was a phenomenon his team experienced Sunday afternoon,... [Read More]
Viking women upset Algonquin  January 16th, 2016
St. Lawrence Vikings clearly are no longer in awe of the Algonquin Thunder. Last year, the Vikings ended Algonquin’s four-year-old winning streak in a game at St. Lawrence. Saturday afternoon, the Vikings pinned another blemish on the Thunder’s distinguished record, handing the... [Read More]
Hot shooting Vikings thump visiting Algonquin  January 16th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When a team is as shooting the basketball as well as the St. Lawrence Vikings were shooting it Saturday afternoon, the proceeds are plain to see. There’s nothing like a 33-point quarter to put a stamp on a game. What isn’t quite as obvious is the effect on a... [Read More]
Gaels bow to Toronto, retain first place  January 16th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels suffered their first Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball road defeat this year, 85-84 to the Toronto Blues in a game played Friday night at Toronto’s Goldring Centre. It was just the second loss in eight games for the Gaels, who still sit atop... [Read More]
Queen's women dominate boards, defeat Blues in Toronto  January 16th, 2016
Queen’s Golden Gaels were dominant rebounders to a degree seldom seen Friday night, as they defeated the Toronto Blues 57-33 in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Toronto. Robyn Pearson led the way with 20 rebounds, as the Gaels held a 61-32 advantage over... [Read More]
Gaels stung with bitter defeat  January 16th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For a while there, things were looking pretty good for the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Twice they’d come back from a one-goal deficit to tie their hockey game Friday night, and when they scored twice in a span of 90 seconds in the third period, they went ahead. Then... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels ready to convince the world they're for real  January 15th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There’s a distinction that needs to be made about this edition of the Queen’s Golden Gaels from their predecessors, their coach, Brett Gibson, says. It is subtle, but not at all insignificant. “The difference is we’ve gone up against the great teams... [Read More]
Gaels to host Western in maiden game at new stadium  December 11th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY They’re smiling today at the site where the new Richardson Stadium is being built. That’s because the folks who write the Ontario University Athletics football schedule just gave them a three-week cushion for a Christmas present. The schedule, released... [Read More]
Hockey threads tied together on night to honour Steve Molaski  December 7th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY On the night when Steve Molaski celebrated the pinnacle of his hockey career, he told the story of how it almost never happened at all. At a reception before the most prodigious scorer ever to play hockey at Royal Military College had his uniform number retired Friday... [Read More]
Ceremony marks start—and progress—of stadium project  December 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Stu Lang was excited Saturday to see the progress that’s been made on a project he was instrumental in creating. “It’s farther along than I thought,” he said. “It’s great.” Lang, the former Golden Gaels football and hockey player,... [Read More]
Curtis Carmichael wins Russ Jackson award  November 27th, 2015
Curtis Carmichael of the Queen’s Golden Gaels has been named winner of the Russ Jackson award, given to the Canadian university football player who best displays athletic ability, academic achievement and citizenship. An academic all-Canadian last year, Carmichael, a fourth-year... [Read More]
St. F.X., Guelph both go down to defeat  November 22nd, 2015
Montreal and British Columbia will compete for the 51st Vanier Cup next Saturday in Quebec City, after the two visitors both emerged from the national university semifinal football games with victories Saturday. In Guelph, the Quebec and defending Vanier Cup champion Carabins defeated the... [Read More]
Gaels win consolation final at CIS women's soccer  November 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen’s Golden Gaels are coming home from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s soccer championship tournament as the fifth-ranked team in the country. The Gaels ended there after they defeated the Atlantic conference champion Cape Breton Capers 2-1 in the... [Read More]
Western upset by Guelph; St. F.X. captures first Atlantic title in 19 years  November 15th, 2015
An interception by Hayden Peters in the final minute of the game Saturday punched the ticket of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men to the national university football semifinals. Peters, the former Sydenham Golden Eagle and Kingston Grenadier, picked off a Brandon Leyh pass at the St. F.X. 40-yard... [Read More]
Gaels reach consolation final after shootout victory  November 14th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will play for fifth place Saturday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s soccer championship tournament in Vancouver. For the second time in as many days, the Gaels and their opponent, in this case the Calgary Dinos, were deadlocked after regulation... [Read More]
Gaels lose in a shootout at CIS women's soccer tournament  November 13th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels have been relegated to the consolation round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s soccer championship tournament, after they bowed 2-1 to the Sherbrooke vert et or in a quarter-final game played in a downpour Thursday night in Vancouver. The teams... [Read More]
Western dominates OUA football all-stars; two Gaels, Mitch O'Connor named to second team  November 12th, 2015
Eight members of the regular-season champion Western Mustangs have been named to the Ontario University Athletics football all-star team, which was announced Wednesday. Quarterback Will Finch, who led the Mustangs as they became the highest-scoring team in the history of Canadian university... [Read More]
Gaels to open CIS tournament Thursday against Sherbrooke  November 12th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels begin play Thursday as the No. 3 seed at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s soccer championship tournament in Vancouver. The Gaels begin the quest for their first national title since 2011 against the sixth-seeded Sherbrooke vert et or, the Quebec... [Read More]
Gaels receiver Chris Osei-Kusi named to all-rookie team  November 11th, 2015
Receiver Chris Osei-Kusi is the only member of the Queen’s Golden Gaels to have been named to the Ontario University Athletics football all-rookie team, which was announced Tuesday. Osei-Kusi, an arts student from Brampton, dressed for five games this year and caught three passes for... [Read More]
Queen's wins OUA women's soccer championship  November 8th, 2015
A goal by Tara Bartram in the game’s 69th minute gave the Queen’s Golden Gaels a 1-0 victory over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, and the Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer championship, Sunday afternoon in Ottawa. Queen’s goalkeeper Madison Tyrell made six... [Read More]
Gaels qualify for CIS championship; will play for OUA gold Sunday  November 8th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels found themselves in familiar territory Saturday afternoon, and perhaps because they're comfortable playing there, they’re going back to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s soccer championship tournament. The Gaels, going to overtime for the sixth... [Read More]
Status doubtful for Western QB Will Finch to play in Yates Cup game  November 8th, 2015
Though the games stayed closer than many people expected, for longer than anyone might have suggested, ultimately the teams that were favoured both prevailed Saturday in the Ontario University Athletics football semifinals. The undefeated regular season champion Western Mustangs led the... [Read More]
Queen's women advance; men's season ends with loss at Toronto  November 2nd, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels peppered Laurentian Voyageurs goalkeeper Richele Greenwood with 16 shots and they emerged from their Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer quarter-final match in Sudbury Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory. The win gives Queen’s a berth in the... [Read More]
Laurier upsets McMaster, advances to OUA semifinals  November 2nd, 2015
Dillon Campbell rushed for a school-record 295 yards Saturday as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks upset the defending Yates Cup champion McMaster Marauders 29-15 in an Ontario University Athletics football quarter-final game in Hamilton. The win gives the Hawks a berth in a conference... [Read More]
Requiem for a stadium  November 1st, 2015
 By CLAUDE SCILLEY They came not to celebrate Richardson Stadium Saturday, but to bury it. The last  game at a stadium that, for 44 years, had been home to one of the most storied football teams in the land was attended by 1,234 souls, many of them there to watch their Carleton... [Read More]
Carleton 39 Gaels 8  November 1st, 2015
First Quarter Ctn—TD, Bennett 2 run (Domagala convert) 3:04 Ctn—TD, Birch 45 pass from Mills (Domagala convert) 6:56 Ctn—TD, Behar 42 pass from Mills (Domagala convert) 11:18 Second Quarter Ctn—Single, Domagala 65 punt 7:30 Ctn—Battistelli 2 run (Domagala... [Read More]
Gaels bow meekly from playoffs  November 1st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Some days, you can analyze and parse and abstract an athletic event to try and understand why what happened, happened. On this day, it’s not necessary. The reason why the visiting Carleton Ravens were allowed to take a 39-8 football playoff victory out of Richardson... [Read More]
Matt Lapointe coming back to Queen's seeking one more fond memory  October 31st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When Matt Lapointe thinks about today’s football game, it’s not so much in the context that it could be his last. It’s not so much about the fact that the fifth-year lineman for the Carleton Ravens will be coming home, in a way, to play against his former... [Read More]
Today we learn where football Gaels truly stand  October 31st, 2015
It was a catch phrase from a long-ago television game show of which current members of the Queen’s Golden Gaels likely have never heard. On Saturday, though, they’ll be asked to respond to it, nonetheless. Will the real Queen’s Golden Gaels please stand up. The show was... [Read More]
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Stadium starts to come down, good news out of X, new appointment for ex-Gael  October 30th, 2015
If only those rascally engineers had known, perhaps the one of the bathrooms at Richardson Stadium might have one day been the subject of an April Fool’s prank. That’s because, it seems, they weren’t tied down. That tidbit emerged from the first day of demolition on the... [Read More]
Gaels bound for men's soccer quarter-finals  October 29th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels rode a five-save goalkeeping performance from Kingston Collegiate grad Taylor Reynolds and two first-half goals to a 2-1 victory over the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks in the opening game of the Ontario University Athletics men’s soccer playoffs Wednesday afternoon... [Read More]
Queen's women gain overtime victory at Toronto  October 29th, 2015
A goal by Tara Bartram with less than five minutes left in the second overtime period gave the Queen’s Golden Gaels a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blues in an Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer playoff game Wednesday in Toronto. The victory puts the Gaels, who have had... [Read More]
Queen's men, women embark on soccer playoffs  October 27th, 2015
Whatever you do, don’t buy Dave McDowell any ties for Christmas. He’s received quite enough of them this fall, thank you. As a result, the Queen’s Golden Gaels coach will take his team to Toronto Wednesday for an Ontario University Athletics first-round women’s... [Read More]
Records fall on final weekend of OUA season  October 26th, 2015
The editors were busy Saturday night, updating the Ontario and Canadian university football record books after play was finished on the final day of the Ontario University Athletics season. Derek Wendel, the former Kingston Grenadiers quarterback, established two national records as his... [Read More]
Gaels beaten by Golden Hawks; will host playoff match vs. Carleton  October 25th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Two things the defensive unit of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks did Saturday were vital to that team’s victory over the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Most obviously, the Hawks’ defence recovered a fumble for a touchdown, and took an intercepted pass for... [Read More]
Laurier 49 Gaels 26  October 25th, 2015
First Quarter Qns—TD, Pataki 6 run (Wamsley convert) 1:54 WLU—Safety, Wamsley concedes 4:34 WLU—FG, Mesher 25 9:54 WLU—TD, Henry 38 fumble recovery (Mesher convert) 10:52 Second Quarter WLU—FG, Mesher 15 1:46 WLU—FG, Mesher 14 12:45 WLU—TD,... [Read More]
Queen's women win, tie; climb into fourth place  October 19th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels moved into fourth place in the Ontario University Athletics East division standings Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 over the Trent Excalibur in a women’s soccer game in Peterborough. The win gives Queen’s four points from the weekend, moving them two points... [Read More]
OUA football playoff structure still to be resolved  October 19th, 2015
One wonders what Ontario University Athletics football coaches are thinking anymore. Saturday in London, where the Western Mustangs were putting the finishing touches on a 63-19 rout of the Ottawa Gee-Gees, there was running back Yannick Harou scoring his team’s last touchdown with... [Read More]
Gaels get a scare from lowly Lions, escape with 33-32 victory  October 18th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO, Oct. 17—Sure, you came from behind to win the football game. Yeah, you denied the other guy’s last gasp attempt to force overtime. OK, so you clinched a payoff spot. Still, can the Queen’s Golden Gaels possibly feel good about any of those things... [Read More]
Gaels 33 York 32  October 17th, 2015
First Quarter Yrk—TD, Amankwaa 5 run (Naylor convert) 3:03 Qns—TD, Pataki 48 run (two-point convert failed) 4:13 Qns—TD, Corby 103 pass from Hobbs (Wamsley convert) 9:18 Yrk—FG, Naylor 8 14:33 Second Quarter Qns—TD, Pataki 2 run (Wamsley convert)... [Read More]
Playoff berth on the horizon for football Gaels  October 17th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen’s Golden Gaels can clinch a playoff berth Saturday afternoon when they visit the York Lions in an Ontario University Athletics football game in Toronto. A win would give the Gaels, 4-2, five victories, and not only put themselves out of reach of the bottom five... [Read More]
Queen's men get tie with Carleton  October 15th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels missed an opportunity to move past the Carleton Ravens in the East division standings Wednesday, as they settled for a 1-1 draw with the Ravens in an Ontario University Athletics men’s soccer game at Miklas-McCarney Field. Now 6-2-4—and with just one... [Read More]
Calgary remains first in football poll; Queen's still in at No. 10  October 14th, 2015
With all but two of the nation’s Top 10 university football teams idle last week, there was not much capacity for change in the weekly ranking—and as a result, there was none. For the fifth week in a row the Calgary Dinos are the top-ranked team in Canadian Interuniversity... [Read More]
Queen's men, women get best of RMC  October 11th, 2015
Two first-half goals by Rachel Radu sparked the Queen’s Golden Gaels to a 6-0 victory over the Royal Military College Paladins Friday night in an Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer game at Miklas-McCarney Field. The Queen’s attack exploded for four second-half... [Read More]
Re-born Ravens clinch first football playoff berth  October 11th, 2015
Carleton Ravens clinched the first playoff berth of their modern era—and the first since 1996­—when they whipped the York Lions 52-0 Friday night in an Ontario University Athletics football game in Ottawa. The win lifted Carleton’s record to 5-2, and moves them two... [Read More]
Mustangs, Marauders post lopsided wins  October 9th, 2015
It was difficult to tell which football teams had more to be thankful for Thursday night—the Western Mustangs and McMaster Marauders, for the decisive victories they posted, or the Toronto Blues and Waterloo Warriors, that the terrible beatings they were being given finally stopped. In... [Read More]
Rob Asselstine tops field at Brockville invitational  October 6th, 2015
Rob Asselstine of St. Lawrence captured his first race of the college cross-country season at an invitational meet Saturday in Brockville. Asselstine, third at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championships a year ago and fifth at the subsequent national championship, finished... [Read More]
Weekend bleak for Queen's soccer teams  October 6th, 2015
Not a lot of teams have had difficulty with the Carleton Ravens this year, but the Queen’s Golden Gaels are one of them. Sunday afternoon at Miklas-McCarney Field, the Gaels surrendered a last-minute goal that gave the visiting Ravens a 1-1 draw in an Ontario University Athletics... [Read More]
Another stirring victory for Carleton in the Panda Game  October 5th, 2015
This time, the Carleton Ravens outdid themselves. A year after a 55-yard, last-play touchdown gave them a victory in the annual Panda Game, they overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit Saturday to defeat the Ottawa Gee-Gees 48-45 in the annual football game between the two teams from the... [Read More]
Gaels stun Guelph with 23-15 victory  October 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The seeds of the Queen’s Golden Gaels’ stunning 23-15 victory over the Guelph Gryphons Saturday were sown about 53 weeks ago. To say the memory of the 66-0 whipping they took at Guelph a little more than a year ago lingered as this week’s rematch... [Read More]
Gaels 23 Guelph 15  October 4th, 2015
First Quarter Qns—Safety, Ferraro concedes 6:14 Qns—TD, Pataki 1 run (N. Dowd convert) 8:36 Second Quarter Gph—TD, Augustine 3 run (Ferraro convert) 12:22 Third Quarter Qns–TD, Del Brocco 108 pass from Hobbs (Wamsley convert) 10:13 Fourth Quarter Gph—TD,... [Read More]
Queen's soccer men extend win streak to five games  September 29th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels withstood a second-half rally by the visiting Trent Excalibur Sunday to post a 4-2 Ontario University Athletics men’s soccer victory at Miklas-McCarney Field. For the Gaels, who have lost just one game this year, the victory was the fifth in a row, and it... [Read More]
Guelph, Western remain undefeated; playoff picture coming into focus  September 27th, 2015
The top teams continued to win and the playoff picture came into surprisingly sharp focus for just the fifth week of the Ontario University Athletics football schedule Saturday. The No. 3-ranked Western Mustangs had their way with the Carleton Ravens, sending a Homecoming crowd of 10,291... [Read More]
Gaels 37 Toronto 18  September 27th, 2015
First Quarter No scoring. Second Quarter Qns—Single, Wamsley 46 punt 2:02 Qns—TD, Hannon 6 pass from Hobbs (Wamsley convert) 12:46 Qns—TD, Corby 54 pass from Hobbs (Wamsley convert) 14:51 Third Quarter Tor—TD, Hobbs 1 run (Iafrate convert)... [Read More]
Queen's soccer teams both on a roll  September 22nd, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels are proving to be a formidable foe on the road this year, and the latest team to discover that firsthand is the Ryerson Rams. The Rams, the No. 2-ranked men’s soccer team in Canada going into the game, were beaten 4-1 by the Gaels Sunday afternoon. It was... [Read More]
In Bridget Mulholland, Gaels land ''best available player' in the land  September 18th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As Bridget Mulholland Thursday prepared to commit herself formally to play basketball for the Queen’s Golden Gaels, among the interested spectators in the back of the room were half a dozen of her future teammates. As Mulholland put pen to paper at the front of the... [Read More]
Soccer Gaels trample RMC to gain first win  September 14th, 2015
A season’s worth of offensive frustration bubbled over for the Queen’s Golden Gaels Saturday, right into the laps of the Royal Military College Paladins. The Gaels, with but four goals—and no victories—to show for their first four Ontario University Athletics... [Read More]
Kingston teams remain winless in OUA soccer play  September 8th, 2015
Four games into their season, the Queen’s Golden Gaels remain winless after they and the Ryerson Rams played to a scoreless draw Sunday in an Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer game at Miklas-McCarney Field. The tie was the second of the weekend for Queen’s, which... [Read More]
Women's soccer Gaels winless in Ottawa  August 31st, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will be looking for their first win of the Ontario University Athletics women’s socer season Saturday afternoon, when they host the Toronto Blues at Miklas-McCarney Field. The Gaels failed to gain a victory in Ottawa as the regular schedule began on the... [Read More]
Coach eager to have Nicole Armstrong back for her sophomore season  July 23rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY To a young Nicole Armstrong, it was the Emerald City. She had just won a gold medal at OFSAA in her first year of competition and her club coach, Steve Boyd, suggested to her that Villanova would be the kind of university she might want to think about attending one... [Read More]
Wait was worth it for Queen's football recruit Brodie Latimer  June 20th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There were some anxious moments in the Latimer household this spring. His heart set on coming to Queen’s and playing football for the Golden Gaels, Brodie Latimer waited to hear whether the university had anything similar in mind for him. As his Sydenham High School... [Read More]
Masters neuroscience student can play a little, too  June 20th, 2015
 By CLAUDE SCILLEY Allen Champagne might be the answer to a football coach’s prayer, but make no mistake about it. “I’m an academic guy,” Champagne says. “I’m here for school.” Specifically, that’s to pursue graduate studies in... [Read More]
Football Gaels name new offensive co-ordinator  June 8th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels have named Alex Vertuello as the football team's new offensive co-ordinator. Vertuello replaces Ryan Sheahan, who took the job of offensive co-ordinator of the Calgary Dinosaurs in April. A graduate of Bishop’s University, Vertuello coached for two years in... [Read More]
Gaels announce preseason football game at Concordia  May 25th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will play the Concordia Stingers in an exhibition football game Sunday, Aug. 23, in Montreal, the Queen’s Athletics Department announced Monday. The game is a rematch of last year’s preseason contest in Kingston, where the Stingers won 25-18. Concordia... [Read More]
Doug Corby's record-breaking performance leads East to victory  May 10th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels receiver Doug Corby set an East-West Bowl game record with three touchdown receptions, leading the East to a 29-21 victory over the West in the 13th annual exhibition football game Saturday in Montreal. Corby caught four passes for a game-best 131 yards, and he... [Read More]
Queen's hosting OUA women's basketball all-star game Saturday  May 5th, 2015
Teammates at Queen’s for four years, Kingston’s Liz Boag and Jenny Wright will be on opposing teams Saturday for the eighth annual Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball all-star game at the Queen’s Athletics and Recreation Centre. Game time is 7:30... [Read More]
University football at a crossroads: Some things to think about  April 27th, 2015
No one has ever described the leaders of university sport in Canada as adventurous. Cautious, yes; hidebound, even? Perhaps. Progressive? Seldom. Consider the powerhouse Laval football team. At a time when teams across the land were having financial difficulties, along came Laval with a... [Read More]
The best versus the best: The way to grow university football in Canada?  April 25th, 2015
Today, in the second of a three-part series on the future of Canadian university football, Pat Sheahan of the Queen's Golden Gaels, the dean of Ontario football coaches, talks about the proposed Northern 8 conference, a plan to increase interest in the game by creating a format to have... [Read More]
Roster limits come to OUA football  April 24th, 2015
Today, in the first of a three-part series on the future of Canadian university football, Pat Sheahan of the Queen's Golden Gaels, the dean of Ontario football coaches, talks about the implications of soon-to-be-imposed limits on rosters and—of all things, uniforms—in the OUA. By... [Read More]
Rob Asselstine, Lacey Knox named top athletes at St. Lawrence  April 2nd, 2015
Basketball player Lacey Knox and cross-country runner Rob Asselstine were named female and male athletes of the year, respectively, at the annual St. Lawrence College athletics banquet Wednesday night at the Sheraton Four Points hotel. For Knox, who came to St. Lawrence from Frontenac... [Read More]
Fencers claim plenty of siliverware at RMC awards night  March 26th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was much different this time. A year ago, Harrison Kelertas came home from the Ontario University Athletics fencing championships empty handed. “I was very close to getting two bronze medals,” he recalled. “I lost both (the individual and team) by one... [Read More]
Liz Boag, Jacob Rumball named top athletes at Queen's  March 26th, 2015
Liz Boag and Jacob Rumball were recognized Wednesday night as the top varsity athletes at Queen’s University at the 79th annual Colour Night in the main gym at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Boag, the La Salle Secondary School grad from Kingston, was presented with the PHE... [Read More]
Vikings coach Remy Simpson receives national honour  March 19th, 2015
Remy Simpson of St. Lawrence College has been named national women’s college basketball coach of the year. He received the award Wednesday night on the eve of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament in Nanaimo, B.C. Simpson has taken the Vikings to the... [Read More]
St. Lawrence drops bronze-medal game  March 9th, 2015
The Cinderella run for a medal ended for the St. Lawrence Vikings Sunday afternoon, as they dropped a 66-51 decision to the Durham Lords in the bronze-medal match at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball championship tournament in Oshawa. “It was clear that... [Read More]
St. Lawrence women again settle for fourth  March 8th, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the St. Lawrence Vikings came away with a fourth-place finish, after they were beaten 78-45 by the Algonquin Thunder in Saturday’s bronze-medal game at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s basketball championship tournament in... [Read More]
Vikings playing for bronze medal  March 8th, 2015
One of the only two reserve players the St. Lawrence Vikings had available Sunday afternoon delivered crucial points at the end of the game as St. Lawrence defeated the Lambton Lions 74-73 in a consolation semifinal at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball... [Read More]
St. Lawrence men reach championship semifinals  March 8th, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings are one win away from playing for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball title, as they play the Mohawk Mountaineers Saturday night in a semifinal game at the association’s championship tournament in Oshawa. The Vikings reached that game... [Read More]
Gaels bow to Ryerson at OU basketball championship  March 7th, 2015
A spirited fourth-quarter rally fell short Friday night as the Queen’s Golden Gaels fell 69-60 to the Ryerson Rams in semifinal play at the Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball championship tournament in Windsor. Though they scored 15 of the game’s last 20... [Read More]
Vikings advance to provincial semifinals  March 6th, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings opened the Ontario Colleges Athletics Association women’s basketball championship tournament in Toronto Thursday night with a 55-41 win over the Fanshawe Falcons. The victory puts St. Lawrence into the semifinals of the eight-team tournament Friday night against... [Read More]
Spencer Abraham named top rookie in the OUA East  March 6th, 2015
For the second year in a row, the Queen’s Golden Gaels have the outstanding freshman hockey player in the East division of Ontario University Athletics. Spencer Abraham, a first-year arts and science student from Campbellville, Ont., has been named not only the division’s top... [Read More]
College, university basketball teams begin title pursuits  March 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Three of the city’s four intercollegiate basketball teams will be seeking their respective league championships this weekend. Queen’s Golden Gaels are heading to the Ontario University Athletics women’s Final Four tournament in Windsor, where... [Read More]
Vikings bound for championship tournament  March 1st, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings will play for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball championship next weekend, after they won one of four qualifying games Saturday, 90-83 over the Redeemer Royals in Ancaster. Making their first appearance in the league championship tournament... [Read More]
Football Gaels introduce new recruits  March 1st, 2015
Three familiar names were among the dozen incoming freshmen introduced by Queen’s Golden Gaels football coach Pat Sheahan at the team’s annual fundraising gala in Toronto Saturday night. Jeremy Pendergast, who Sheahan described as “the outstanding athlete in the local... [Read More]
Queen's women advance to Final Four tournament  March 1st, 2015
Overtime seems to suit the Queen’s Golden Gaels. The Gaels haven’t lost an overtime game since 2011, and Saturday afternoon they made it four in a row in extra time, when they defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 85-78 in double overtime in an Ontario University Athletics... [Read More]
Queen's women advance to basketball quarter-finals  February 26th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Given the circumstance, it was a fairly benign thing. Still, it had Dave Wilson squirming just a bit. A 9-2 run by the Laurentian Voyageurs late in the third quarter had allowed them to cut seven points off a fairly large Queen’s Golden Gaels lead. “We... [Read More]
Late goals doom Gaels to season-ending defeat  February 22nd, 2015
Two goals in the final three minutes of the third period gave the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks a 3-2 victory and ended the Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey season for the Queen’s Golden Gaels Saturday night. The win gave Laurier, the defending league champion, a 2-0... [Read More]
St. Lawrence women clinch first place with 10th straight win  February 21st, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings clinched first place in the East division Saturday with a 72-54 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s basketball victory over the visiting Centennial Colts. The win, the 10th in a row for St. Lawrence, gave the Vikings a 15-1 record. They haven’t lost... [Read More]
Vikings bow to Centennial; settle for fifth place  February 21st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You kind of get it. When a basketball team has a chance to avoid a nine-hour bus trip to Sarnia in February, and comes up eight points short, it’s easy to understand why a coach might be in an ugly mood. Uglier, St. Lawrence Vikings coach Barry Smith said, than... [Read More]
Too bad a referee had such a profound impact on the outcome  February 21st, 2015
Clearly, Brett Gibson is paying a stiff price for his misdeed Friday night. He knows it. “I cost our team a win”—in the deciding game of a playoff series, no less—he solemnly confessed later. A bench penalty he took with less than eight minutes remaining in the third... [Read More]
A 17-second lapse ends hockey season for Gaels  February 21st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen’s Golden Gaels hockey coach Brett Gibson had one word to describe his team’s performance Friday. “Fantastic,” he said, moments after his team was eliminated from the Ontario University Athletics playoffs by a 3-1 loss to the McGill Redmen.... [Read More]
Queen's women suffer overtime defeat  February 20th, 2015
A goal by Tammy Frielburger at 4:23 of the third overtime period gave the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks a 1-0 win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in the opening game of their Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey playoff Thursday night in Waterloo. The Hawks will take a... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels drop series opener in Montreal  February 19th, 2015
A power-play goal with less than seven minutes remaining in the third period lifted the McGill Redmen to a 2-1 victory over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in the opening game of their Ontario University Athletics men’s hockey playoff series Wednesday night in Montreal. The... [Read More]
Win streak ends for shorthanded Vikings  February 17th, 2015
It really was too much to expect. To think that the St. Lawrence Vikings would sustain their 10-game Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball winning streak through the crippling personnel shortage of the last weekend would stretch credulity beyond mythic... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels open against McGill Wednesday  February 17th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will open their Ontario University Athletics East division hockey quarter-final series with the McGill Redmen Wednesday night in Montreal. The best-of-three set will resume Friday night at the Memorial Centre and return to Montreal, if necessary, Sunday night. The... [Read More]
Overtime victory sends hockey Gaels past Laurentian  February 16th, 2015
A goal by Kelly Jackson in the fourth minute of sudden-death overtime gave the Queen’s Golden Gaels a 2-1 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs Sunday night in the deciding game of their first-round Ontario University Athletics hockey playoff series. After losing the first game of the... [Read More]
Basketball Gaels complete unsuccessful weekend  February 16th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels regained a measure of respectability Saturday night. A day after they were humbled 114-45 by the No. 1-ranked Carleton Ravens, the Gaels made a better showing in a 91-81 loss to the No. 2-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Patrick... [Read More]
Women's hockey Gaels to face Laurier in first playoff round  February 16th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will play the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks when the Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey playoffs commence this week. The Gaels, the No. 5-ranked team in Canada, finished 16-5-3 after they defeated the Windsor Lancers 5-2 Saturday night in the final... [Read More]
Gaels force third game in hockey quarter-final  February 15th, 2015
With the end of their hockey season looming just 20 minutes away, the Queen’s Golden Gaels came to life Saturday night. Two goals in the opening five minutes of the third period broke a scoreless tie, and sent the Gaels on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs in an... [Read More]
Season-best performance by Liz Boag leads Gaels  February 14th, 2015
Liz Boag scored 24 points, her best scoring performance of the season by five points, to lead the Queen’s Golden Gaels to an 83-51 win over the Carleton Ravens in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game Friday night at the Athletics and Recretion... [Read More]
WEEKEND PREVIEW; Nation's top university basketball teams coming to town  February 13th, 2015
By the time this weekend is over, the Queen’s Golden Gaels will have endured what is likely the most demanding three weeks in all of Canadian intercollegiate basketball. The nation’s two top-ranked university men’s basketball teams, the Carleton Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gees,... [Read More]
Two third-period goals doom Gaels to playoff defeat  February 12th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Though his team’s fate was sealed in the third period Wednesday night, Brett Gibson believes the slide began long before that. “I’m more disappointed in the second (period) than the third,” the Queen’s Golden Gaels coach said, after his team... [Read More]
Football Gaels to open at home against Carleton  February 11th, 2015
After two failed drafts—and about two months later than usual—the Queen’s Golden Gaels finally know that they will open the 2015 football season at home on Sunday, Aug. 30, against the Carleton Ravens. Now Queen’s can get down to the more important consideration: When... [Read More]
Gaels open hockey playoffs Wednesday  February 10th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels will open their Ontario University Athletics men's hockey playoff series with the Laurentian Voyageurs Wednesday night at the Memorial Centre. Game time is 7:30. The best-of-three East division quarter-final series moves to Sudbury for games Saturday night and... [Read More]
Paladins complete winless season  February 9th, 2015
A shorthanded goal by the Trois-Rivieres Patriotes midway through the third period Sunday afternoon was the final blow in a disappointing season for the Royal Military College Paladins, who dropped a 5-2 decision at Constantine Arena. The Paladins were still in the hockey game, down two... [Read More]
Waterloo women defeat Queen's  February 9th, 2015
Waterloo Warriors continue to bedevil the Queen’s Golden Gaels. The Warriors got shutout goaltending Sunday afternoon from Stephanie Sluys, who made 26 saves to lead her team to a 2-0 Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey victory at the Memorial Centre. Waterloo won both... [Read More]
Gaels beat Trois-Rivieres in shootout; Laurentian also wins  February 8th, 2015
A goal by Patrick McGillis with seven seconds left in the third period forced overtime, and the Queen’s Golden Gaels got the only goal of a shootout to upset the No. 8-ranked Trois-Rivieres Patroites in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game Saturday night at the Memorial Centre.... [Read More]
McMaster thumps Gaels in women's basketball play  February 8th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels scored just nine points in the second quarter—while surrendering 26—as they fell 74-45 to the McMaster Marauders Saturday afternoon in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in Hamilton. The teams were tied 12-12 at the end of the... [Read More]
Queen's hockey women defeat Laurier  February 8th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels temporarily, at least, moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey standings Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks at the Memorial Centre. The win, their first at home... [Read More]
Gaels benefit from Nipissing's defeat  February 7th, 2015
The first piece of the Queen’s Golden Gaels’ hockey playoff puzzle fell into place Friday night when the Nipissing Lakers fell 8-3 to the Carleton Ravens. By losing, Nipissing squandered the game in hand it held on the Gaels, and the teams are now in a tie for fifth place with 25... [Read More]
Morgan McHaffie scores for Canada at World Student Games  February 7th, 2015
Former Queen’s Golden Gaels forward Morgan McHaffie scored Canada’s first goal Friday, sending her team on its way to a 7-1 victory over Kazakhstan in the opening game of the women’s hockey tournament at the World Student Games in Granada, Spain. Canada scored three times... [Read More]
Gaels move into fifth place with Carr-Harris victory  February 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was the Royal Military College Paladins’ season in microcosm. Down by a goal after 20 minutes of their hockey game Thursday night, the Paladins played their best period of the night in the second—and came out of it down by two. That, Paladins coach Adam... [Read More]
Gaels 5 Paladins 1  February 6th, 2015
First Period 1. Queen’s, Foy 4 (Bloom, Laflamme) 6:21 2. Queen’s, McGillis 7 (Downe) 11:37 (pp) 3. RMC, Bullen 8 (Domenico, Boudreau) 15:36 Penalties — Livingston RMC 10:21, Bureau Qns, Quinlin RMC 15:28. Second Period 4. Queen’s, Ming 10 (Bureau, Greenaway)... [Read More]
Vikings upset division leaders  February 5th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was perhaps his team’s most important victory of the season but Barry Smith just couldn’t bring himself to celebrate it. “It was a big win for us. I should feel euphoric,” said the coach of the St. Lawrence Vikings, after his team posted a... [Read More]
Who are they? The Carr-Harris connections  February 4th, 2015
For more than 100 years, the name Carr-Harris has been linked to both hockey and academics at Royal Military College and Queen’s University. In 1986, to mark the centennial of the first meeting of the schools’ two hockey teams, the Carr-Harris Cup was presented for annual... [Read More]
Carr-Harris hockey game vital to both teams—for vastly different reasons  February 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Not always do such extreme measures work. When a coach, frustrated by losing, makes some radical lineup changes in a bid to roust his players from their slumber, he’s risking that he doesn’t lose the team altogether. Rather than awaken, the team may instead... [Read More]
Jenny Wright's 35-point outburst leads Gaels past Western  February 1st, 2015
Jenny Wright enjoyed a career-best night Saturday, scoring 35 points to lead the Queen’s Golden Gaels to an 86-72 Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball win over the Western Mustangs in London. It was the first time in her four-year career that the nursing student from... [Read More]
Last-second basket gives Queen's men victory  February 1st, 2015
 A basket by Sukhpreet Singh as time expired Saturday night gave the Queen’s Golden Gaels a 75-74 win over the Western Mustangs in an Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game in London. The score capped a brilliant comeback by the Gaels, who trailed the home team... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels gain win in Sudbury  February 1st, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels moved two points closer to fifth place Saturday night as they defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 4-1 in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game in Sudbury. The win, the Gaels’ third in their last four games, lifted Queen’s within striking distance of... [Read More]
St. Lawrence men, women keep win streaks intact  February 1st, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings moved into a second-place tie with the Georgian Grizzlies Saturday afternoon, when they defeated the Loyalist Lancers 85-78 in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball game in Belleville. The Vikings needed overtime to claim their ninth win in a... [Read More]
Queen's suffers two basketball defeats at Windsor  January 31st, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels gave the No. 1-ranked team in Canada all it could handle Friday night, but they still dropped an 89-81 decision to the Windsor Lancers in Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball play in Windsor. There were 16 lead changes in the game between last... [Read More]
Momentary lapse spoils RMC comeback  January 31st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As quickly as the Royal Military College Paladins clawed their way back into Friday night’s hockey game, the Toronto Blues took it away. Actually, it happened quicker than that. Two goals just 15 seconds apart in the fourth minute of the third period broke a tie and... [Read More]
Queen's women seek redemption against No. 1 Lancers  January 30th, 2015
Without a doubt the Queen’s Golden Gaels would like a strong start Friday night to make them forget a truly dreadful opening quarter in their last Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game. That was Saturday, when the Gaels made just two of 21 attempts from the field... [Read More]
Power play sparks Queen's to victory in Oshawa  January 30th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels jumped to a 3-0 lead and they went on to defeat the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks 5-2 Thursday night in an Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey game in Oshawa. Coach Matt Holmberg registered his 100th regular-season victory at Queen’s, as the Gaels... [Read More]
Strong third period lifts Gaels past Ontario Tech  January 28th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For the Queen’s Golden Gaels, it was undoubtedly a refreshing change. A team that has allowed an opponent to score the game-winning goal in the third period or overtime eight times this year, the Gaels instead were the assertive team in the final stanza at the... [Read More]
Queen's men thumped by Ryerson  January 26th, 2015
Ryerson Rams dominated from the opening tip, and the No. 3-ranked team in Canada defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels 90-65 in an Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game Saturday night at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Ryerson scored 24 points in the first quarter... [Read More]
Gaels avoid upset with shootout win over Brock  January 25th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels scored on all three shots in a shootout Saturday night to defeat the lowly Brock Badgers 4-3 in an Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey game at the Memorial Centre. Jessica Wakefield, Taryn Pilon and Fiona Lester all beat Badgers goaltender Stephanie... [Read More]
Army power play leads to RMC's demise  January 25th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Sometimes, the score of a hockey game says all you need to know about what happened in it. Sometimes, there’s more to it than that. Put Saturday’s annual challenge match between the Royal Military College Paladins and U.S. Military Academy Black Knights in the... [Read More]
Win streak ends for basketball Gaels  January 25th, 2015
Atrocious shooting early in the game doomed the Queen’s Golden Gaels to a 79-71 defeat at the hands of the Ryerson Rams in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game Saturday night at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. The Gaels sank only two of 21 attempts from... [Read More]
Vikings continue to win  January 25th, 2015
Both St. Lawrence basketball teams continued their winning ways Saturday afternoon, as the male and female Vikings each posted victories at George Brown in Toronto. The women began the day with their sixth win in a row, an 87-37 decision over Brown. The Vikings improved to 11-1, and stay two... [Read More]
St. Lawrence sweeps doubleheader at Seneca  January 24th, 2015
St. Lawrence Vikings posted their seventh straight victory Friday night, edging the Seneca Sting 73-72 in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball game in Toronto. The Vikings, 9-5, moved into a fourth-place tie with idle Loyalist, half a game behind third-place... [Read More]
Queen's women, men both suffer hockey defeats  January 24th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It should have been a hostile environment. The Queen’s Golden Gaels went into the game undefeated at home; they had a score to settle with the visiting Guelph Gryphons, one of just two teams to hand Queen’s a regulation-time defeat this year. Late in a close... [Read More]
Queen's men, women both rally to post basketball victories  January 24th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Clearly, it was not a half of basketball Dave Wilson was proud of. “Good,” he said, when a visitor mentioned he'd missed the early part of his team’s game at the Athletics and Recreation Centre Friday night. Those early troubles, the ones that led to... [Read More]
Paladins seek redemption at West Point  January 23rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It has variously been seen as both a curse and a blessing. Having the single most important game of the entire season be, essentially, an exhibition game has been the bane of Royal Military College hockey coaches, especially those whose conference season still has meaning.... [Read More]
Paladins bow to Ontario Tech  January 22nd, 2015
Royal Military College Paladins replicated the improved performance they displayed in their previous two games Wednesday night—they just didn’t do it for the full game. The Paladins spotted the visiting Ontario Tech Ridgebacks a three-goal lead and they ultimately couldn’t... [Read More]
Queen's to host ticketing session for new stadium  January 20th, 2015
Queen’s University will conduct the first of what is expected to be a series of public consultations around the new Richardson Stadium Wednesday, in the second-floor board room at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. In a 90-minute session that will commence at 5 p.m., Mark Washo, an... [Read More]
Gaels get fifth straight women's basketball win  January 18th, 2015
Jenny Wright scored 15 points to lead the Queen’s Golden Gaels to their fifth win in a row, 66-56 over the York Lions Saturday night in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game in Toronto. Liz Boag and Andrea Priamo scored 12 points apiece for Queen’s, as the Gaels... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels end six-game drought against Waterloo  January 18th, 2015
Apparently, Brett Gibson got everyone’s attention. As he fumed over a poor performance after Friday night’s loss to last-place Laurier, the coach of the Queen’s Golden Gaels vowed lineup changes—“significant pulls,” as he put it—would be at the heart... [Read More]
Queen's women edge York  January 18th, 2015
A goal by fourth-year defender Mary Coughlan proved to be the winner Saturday afternoon as the Queen’s Golden Gaels defeated the Lions in an Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey game in Toronto. It was the fourth win in the last five games for the Gaels, the No. 4-ranked... [Read More]
St. Lawrence men win their sixth in a row  January 18th, 2015
  By CLAUDE SCILLEY When they began substituting freely almost from the start of the basketball game, it clearly looked like the Algonquin Thunder’s plan was to run the shorthanded St. Lawrence Vikings out of the gym. “It’s what I thought they would do,”... [Read More]
Vikings end Algonquin's 67-game win streak decisively  January 18th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The game was in the bag relatively early. That it would be a rout became evident not long after that. That wasn’t enough for the St. Lawrence Vikings. To gain the upper hand in any eventual tie atop the standings, they had to beat the Algonquin Thunder, the... [Read More]
Vikings' win Coyote ugly  January 17th, 2015
Their eyes possibly focused on a Saturday afternoon date with perennial rival Algonquin—and their minds clearly not on playing defence—the St. Lawrence Vikings gained a 106-93 victory Friday night over the visiting La Cite Coyotes in an Ontario Colleges Athletic Asociation... [Read More]
Gaels dreadful in 3-2 loss to Laurier  January 17th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For long stretches of their hockey game Friday night, the Queen’s Golden Gaels played like they didn’t really want to be there. For some of them, that problem will be solved Saturday. “You’re going to see a different lineup tomorrow,” Gaels... [Read More]
Vikings face a pair of crucial basketball games  January 15th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The Christmas break was not kind to the St. Lawrence Vikings. Two players of the varsity men’s basketball team were declared academically ineligible; another decided not to come back to school; a fourth decided the demands of the classroom and the basketball team... [Read More]
Basketball Gaels keep pace with division-leading Ryerson  January 12th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels moved to within two points of the East division lead Saturday night with an 89-62 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs in an Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball game in the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Liz Boag scored 19 points to lead the Gaels,... [Read More]
Queen's women take three of four points from weekend in Toronto  January 11th, 2015
Toronto Blues scored with less than five minutes to play in the third period to force overtime, and a goal with a minute left in the extra period gave them a 2-1 victory over the Queen’s Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey game Saturday night in... [Read More]
Gaels' comeback falls short in 6-4 loss at Brock  January 11th, 2015
Queen’s Golden Gaels overcame the better part of an early three-goal deficit but they ultimately succumbed for the fifth game in a row Saturday night, as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Brock Badgers in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game in St. Catharines. Brock, 9-8-2, had... [Read More]
St. Lawrence men, women post lopsided victories  January 11th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY St. Lawrence Vikings have heard the epistle from their coaches many times this year. “Kevin (Smart) and I have preached that we’re going to win games by defence more than we’re going to win them by offence,” Barry Smith said. The preacher admitted,... [Read More]
Queen's, RMC both suffer hockey defeats  January 10th, 2015
Three goals in the second period allowed the Royal Military College Paladins to get back into the hockey game, but they couldn’t sustain the comeback as they fell 9-4 to the Western Mustangs in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game Friday night in London. Western, 14-3-1 and tied... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels bow 2-1 to Carleton  January 7th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY They matched one of the top intercollegiate hockey teams in the land stride for stride; they persevered in the third period though they lost three players to injury earlier in the game; they got a 38-save performance from their goaltender—and the Queen’s Golden... [Read More]
Disastrous third period dooms hockey Gaels  January 3rd, 2015
The third period continued to be unkind to the Queen’s Golden Gaels Friday night, as they surrendered three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of a 4-3 loss to the Nipissing Lakers in an Ontario University Athletics men’s hockey game in North Bay. As they opened the second... [Read More]
Close brush with championship still haunts Jim Simpson  December 31st, 2014
One of a series of stories of conversations with ex-cadets from Royal Military College, as they reflect on their time at the college, their sporting endeavours and what they've been up to since graduation.   By CLAUDE SCILLEY It wasn’t quite where Jim Simpson expected to find himself... [Read More]
Clare Kenney capably filling some big shoes  December 17th, 2014
By BILL MALLEY Special to sportkingston.ca The graduation of five key seniors from the McMaster women’s basketball team removed a ton of experience, not to mention a considerable statistics, from the Marauders lineup heading into the 2014-15 Ontario University Athletics... [Read More]
Buddy convinces Brian Collict to give RMC a try  December 11th, 2014
One of a series of stories of conversations with ex-cadets from Royal Military College, as they reflect on their time at the college, their sporting endeavours and what they've been up to since graduation. By CLAUDE SCILLEY Brian Collict’s father couldn’t figure it... [Read More]
Challenges remain before stadium work begins  December 9th, 2014
Paul Hand is absolutely right. The co-chair of the committee raising money for the new stadium at Queen’s University says the board of trustees’ weekend approval to commence the $20.27 million project is “a good first step.” Without a doubt, it is, but that’s... [Read More]
Queen's trustees approve new football stadium  December 9th, 2014
  By CLAUDE SCILLEY Construction will begin on a new stadium at Queen’s University immediately after the 2015 football season, the university announced Monday. “It’s a good first step,” said Paul Hand, who, with his wife, Vicki, is co-chair of a subcommittee... [Read More]
Corey Trudeau remembered for his athletic ability, his authenticity and his grin  December 2nd, 2014
When he was a freshman at Queen’s University, Neil Scilley joined the football team for winter practice. Since he hadn’t been with the team in the fall, Neil—yes, he’s my son—was unfamiliar not only to the veteran players, but to the other rookies as... [Read More]
Both Queen's soccer teams eliminated from the playoffs  October 26th, 2014
Ottawa Gee-Gees got a goal from Julia Francki in the game's 30th minute and the flawless play of goalkeeper Cynthia Leblanc made it stand up for a 1-0 home-field victory Sunday afternoon that eliminated the Queen's Golden Gaels from the Ontario University Athletics women's soccer playoffs. For the... [Read More]
Queen's men, women both advance in soccer playoffs  October 23rd, 2014
Both the men's and women's soccer teams from Queen's advanced in Ontario University Athletics playoffs Wednesday, and they both needed extra time to do so. The Gaels bested the Carleton Ravens in a shootout to post a 1-0 win in the women's East division quarter-final. Queen's got an overtime goal... [Read More]
Queen's sweeps RMC on final weekend of soccer season  October 20th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels came out of their offensive doldrums Sunday afternoon, scoring six times in a 6-3 win over the Royal Military College Paladins in the final game of their Ontario University Athletics women's soccer schedule at Miklas-McCarney Field. The Gaels, who had scored just once in... [Read More]
Gaels bow to Gee-Gees, fall into fourth place  October 16th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels fell into fourth place in the East division Wednesday night when they bowed 3-0 to the division-leading Ottawa Gee-Gees in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer game at Miklas-McCarney Field. The loss, coupled with Toronto's 2-0 win over Trent, leaves Queen's one... [Read More]
Queen's women bow to Toronto; 10th-ranked men upset Ryerson  October 14th, 2014
Toronto Blues got a pair of goals from Nicki Parkes as they defeated the Queen's Golden Gaels 2-1 Sunday in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer match at Miklas-McCarney Field. The win allowed Toronto to move within a point of Queen's in the battle for third place in the East division... [Read More]
Former Frontenac Warren Steele joins Queen's hockey team  October 6th, 2014
Turns out Warren Steele will be plying his hockey fortunes in Kingston after all. Steele, released last month by the Kingston Frontenacs, has joined the Queen's Golden Gaels for the coming Ontario University Athletics season. "I am thrilled that everything has worked out," Gaels coach Brett... [Read More]
Women's soccer team solidifies spot in third; Queen's men move into second place  October 6th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels made strides toward finishing third-and hosting a first-round playoff game-with a pair of Ontario University Athletics women's soccer victories on the weekend in northern Ontario. Sunday in North Bay, Jessie de Boer stretched her consecutive-game scoring streak to five games... [Read More]
Queen's men end four-game winless skid  October 2nd, 2014
A goal by Jessie de Boer in the game's 71st minute gave the Queen's Golden Gaels a 1-1 tie with the Carleton Ravens in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer game Wednesday night in Ottawa. De Boer finished a give-and-go with Tara Bartram with a shot to the top right corner behind Carleton... [Read More]
Queen's women fail to gain ground on league leaders  September 29th, 2014
Jessie de Boer scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the game to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 4-0 win over the Trent Excalibur in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer game Sunday afternoon at Miklas-McCarney Field. Her first goal came on a hard shot to the top left corner,... [Read More]
Jackie Tessier the new all-time women's soccer scoring leader at Queen's  September 22nd, 2014
Jackie Tessier scored two goals Sunday afternoon, becoming the school's all-time scoring leader, as she led the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 4-0 Ontario University Athletics women's soccer win over the Toronto Blues. The Gaels scored all four of their goals in the first half, as they snapped a... [Read More]
Queen's soccer men remain undefeated; women's team suddenly struggles  September 14th, 2014
Finding themselves suddenly bereft of their ability to score goals, the Queen's Golden Gaels emerged from the weekend with just a tie to show for a pair of Ontario University Athletics women's soccer games. Playing Sunday on Miklas-McCarney Field, the Gaels were blanked for the second game in a... [Read More]
Queen's soccer women, men remain unbeaten  September 7th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels improved their record to 3-0 Sunday afternoon, as they gained a 2-0 victory over the Nipissing Lakers in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer game at Tindall Field. Playing their second game in two days, the Gaels got flawless goalkeeping from Madison Tyrell, who... [Read More]
Gaels win both soccer season openers  September 1st, 2014
Looking like she'd never been away, Jackie Tessier scored three goals in the first half to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 6-0 win over the Royal Military College Paladins Sunday night in the opening game of the Ontario University Athletics women's soccer season for both teams. Tessier, a... [Read More]
Bath woman was a member of championship team bound for Laurier sports hall of fame  June 27th, 2014
Lindsay Arbeau is among the members of Wilfrid Laurier University's national championship women's hockey team of 2005 that will be inducted into the Golden Hawk Hall of Fame this fall. Eight individuals and that team will be feted Sept. 26, during Laurier's annual Homecoming weekend. Arbeau,... [Read More]
Ottawa suspends varsity men's hockey team  June 25th, 2014
University of Ottawa has suspended its varsity men's hockey program for the 2014-15 Ontario University Athletics season after an internal investigation into allegations of what the university is calling "excessive drinking and sexual misconduct" by members of the team during a trip to Thunder Bay... [Read More]
Newest hockey Gaels will be familiar faces to some  June 17th, 2014
You don't need six degrees of separation to link two of the Queen's Golden Gaels newest hockey recruits to members of the current varsity team. Take Ryan Bloom, for instance. Bloom, one of four recruits announced Monday by the Gaels, most recently played for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the... [Read More]
Coaching life not at all like work for Andy Scott  May 27th, 2014
One of a series of stories of conversations with ex-cadets from Royal Military College, as they reflect on their time at the college, their sporting endeavours and what they've been up to since graduation. By CLAUDE SCILLEY When Andy Scott reflects on his time as an athlete and coach at... [Read More]
RMC's Darren Cates named chef de mission for Student Games team  May 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Darren Cates says he's proud to be following in these footsteps. "I am," he says humbly, when asked about his appointment as chef de mission of the Canadian team at the next winter World Student Games, next February in Granada, Spain. The man of whom Cates speaks is Danny... [Read More]
A garden party is an unlikely place to start a coaching career  May 6th, 2014
One of a series of stories of conversations with ex-cadets from Royal Military College, as they reflect on their time at the college, their sporting endeavours and what they've been up to since graduation. By CLAUDE SCILLEY People get into coaching for a variety of reasons. For Doug Smith,... [Read More]
Riley Filion of Queen's scores for East in women's soccer all-star match  May 4th, 2014
Three goals in the second half - one of them by Riley Filion of Queen's - enabled the East to defeat the West 3-2 in the second annual Ontario University Athletics women's soccer all-star game Saturday in Vaughan. The West got the only goal of the first half, but Royal Military College goalkeeper... [Read More]
Unlikely cadet Steve Molaski thrived at RMC  April 29th, 2014
One of a series of stories of conversations with ex-cadets from Royal Military College, as they reflect on their time at the college, their sporting endeavours and what they've been up to since graduation. By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a military career that spans more than 30 years, for Steve... [Read More]
Liz Boag, Jenny Wright bound for university women's all-star game  April 29th, 2014
Three members of the division champion Queen's Golden Gaels will play for the East team Saturday at the seventh annual Ontario University Athletics women's basketball all-star game in London. Kingston high school products Liz Boag (La Salle) and Jenny Wright (Regiopolis Notre Dame) were both... [Read More]
After sparkling university career, Owen Klassen sets sights on pro ball  April 12th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When he arrived in Wolfville, N.S., almost five years ago, Owen Klassen wasn't feeling very good about himself. He feels better now. As he prepared to begin kinesiology studies at Acadia University, the basketball-playing Bayridge Secondary School grad couldn't escape the... [Read More]
Volleyball Gaels announce three recruits  April 11th, 2014
Three players who have already fashioned distinguished athletic resumes have committed to play volleyball and study at Queen's University. Outside hitters Ben Harper and Dylan Hunt and setter Joraver Sanga will join the Gaels for the 2014-15 Ontario University Athletics season. Harper, from... [Read More]
Kyle Aylesworth bright spot in slow start at Ohio Valley University  March 28th, 2014
Things have not gone well in the first half of the intercollegiate lacrosse season at Ohio Valley University. Having replaced their coach after a 1-10 start, the Fighting Scots go into a pair of weekend games with just one win to show for four Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II... [Read More]
Pegg, Underwood named top athletes at Queen's  March 26th, 2014
Two rugby players were named Tuesday night as this year's top varsity athletes at Queen's University's 78th annual Colour Awards in the Athletics and Recreation Centre gym. Claragh Pegg won the PHE '55 Alumnae Award. The fourth-year kinesiology student from Barrie helped the women's rugby team win... [Read More]
Jesse, Tanner Graham ready for challenge of playing at Queen's  March 24th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Having been part of the process once, Jesse and Tanner Graham thought they'd like to be part of a team rising to prominence once again. To that end, the basketball-playing brothers from La Salle Secondary School have decided to cast their intercollegiate lot with the Queen's... [Read More]
Kingston runners competing at world student cross-country championships  March 21st, 2014
Three Kingston athletes will be competing Saturday at the FISU cross-country championships in Entebbe, Uganda. Blair Morgan of Kingston, captain of the cross-country team at McMaster, is part of the Canadian men's team. Queen's runners Julie-Anne Staehli and Victoria Coates are members of the... [Read More]
Kevin Bailie, Brett Gibson win national hockey awards  March 21st, 2014
Two members of the Queen's Golden Gaels have been honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport with individual awards at the University Cup championship tournament in Saskatoon. Queen's goalie Kevin Bailie has received the Clare Drake Award as national rookie of the year and Queen's coach Brett... [Read More]
Top athlete relished role as model for much younger teammates  March 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Don't make Steve Leknois have this particular conversation with you. It might be a one-sided chat. "He's the best middle blocker in all of Canada, as far as I'm concerned," said the varsity volleyball coach at Royal Military College. "If anyone wants to argue with me on that... [Read More]
Soccer goalie Alex Hogg named top female athlete at RMC  March 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Adelaide Fearnley remembers well the moment she realized that the Royal Military College women's soccer team had a keeper for a 'keeper. It was a night game, early in the season, she recalled, and an opposing player had a breakaway down the middle of the field, bearing down on... [Read More]
Frontenacs Darcy Greenaway among six hockey recruits who commit to Queen's  March 18th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels hope they've addressed their Achilles heel with the signing of two established goal scorers from the Ontario Hockey League. Darcy Greenaway of the Kingston Frontenacs and Eric Ming of the Niagara Ice Dogs are among six recruits whose signing for the 2014-15 Ontario Hockey... [Read More]
Gaels ousted from CIS women's basketball tourney  March 15th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels are coming home from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's basketball championship tournament in Windsor after they dropped a 67-55 decision to the Alberta Pandas in a consolation semifinal Saturday afternoon. It was the second loss of the tournament for the Gaels, who... [Read More]
Gaels suffer heart-breaking defeat at CIS women's basketball  March 15th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY They did practically everything well. They defended superbly, holding their opponent's all-Canadian to just two points, 17 below her season average. Against a team that more than doubled the score on them in October - winning by 35 points - this time the Queen's Golden Gaels... [Read More]
Gemma Bullard wins national award for perseverance  March 14th, 2014
Gemma Bullard of the Queen's Golden Gaels Thursday night was named winner of the Tracy MacLeod Award for determination and perseverance. The award was presented in Windsor on the eve of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's basketball tournament, where Bullard's Gaels are the sixth-seeded... [Read More]
Kyle Aylesworth scores two in Ohio Valley loss  March 11th, 2014
Kingston's Kyle Aylesworth scored two goals Monday in the losing effort as the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots were defeated by Wingate in an Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II lacrosse game. It was the fifth game in a row that Ayleworth, a graduate of Frontenac Secondary School and the... [Read More]
Queen's runner wins gold at CIS track championships  March 10th, 2014
Julie-Anne Staehli of Queen's won the women's 3,000 metres Saturday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championships in Edmonton. Staehli, a second-year arts and science student from Lucknow, Ont., led the field to the finish line in 9 minutes 32.91 seconds, 1.07 seconds ahead... [Read More]
Gaels drop women's basketball championship game  March 9th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels gave up 23 points in the first quarter and that put the Windsor Lancers on their way to a 73-48 victory in the Ontario University Athletics women's basketball championship game in Windsor. The nation's No. 1-ranked team, Windsor - which hasn't lost since dropping the first... [Read More]
Kevin Bailie of Queen's named division MVP; Brett Gibson selected coach of the year  March 6th, 2014
Goaltender Kevin Bailie of the Queen's Golden Gaels has been named most valuable player in the East division of Ontario University Athletics.In his rookie season with the Gaels, Bailie had the fourth-best goals-against average in Canada, 1.98 - the four ahead of him all played fewer than Bailie's... [Read More]
Local players prominent among OUA basketball all-stars  March 4th, 2014
Three Kingston Area high school products are among those named Tuesday to Ontario University Athletics East division all-star teams. Jenny Wright, from Regiopolis Notre Dame, and Liz Boag, from La Salle, were both named to the first all-star team. Both are members of the East division champion... [Read More]
Second straight shutout gives Laurier OUA women's hockey title  March 3rd, 2014
But for a 45-second span in the middle of the second period Sunday night, the Queen's Golden Gaels were every bit a match for the nation's No. 3-ranked team, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Sadly for the Gaels, what a disastrous 45 seconds it was. Laurier scored twice, and that ultimately gave... [Read More]
Gaels eliminated from men's hockey playoffs  March 3rd, 2014
Carleton Ravens scored twice in the third period Sunday night and the flawless goaltending of Francis Dupuis made them good for a 2-0 victory over the Queen's Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics quarter-final game in Ottawa. The victory gives Carleton a 2-1 win in the best-of-three... [Read More]
Gaels capture East division title; qualify for CIS women's basketball tournament  March 2nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As they left their bench after a timeout late in their game Saturday night, the Queen's Golden Gaels were clearly a relaxed bunch. The smiles and high fives belied the fact there were 30 seconds left in a game whose outcome remained in doubt, one that had as its prize a berth in... [Read More]
Gaels tie series with 2-1 win over Carleton  March 1st, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels ended a five-game playoff losing streak against Carleton Friday night, handing the visiting Ravens a 2-1 defeat in an Ontario University Athletics East division semifinal game at the Memorial Centre. The teams go back to Ottawa Sunday to decide the best-of-three series, now... [Read More]
Laurier forces Queen's to deciding game in women's hockey final  March 1st, 2014
Amanda Smith made 39 saves, 16 of them in the third period, as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks blanked the Queen's Golden Gaels 2-0 in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey playoff game Friday afternoon at the Memorial Centre. The victory forces a third and deciding game in the... [Read More]
Jessica Wakefield scores in overtime as Gaels upset Laurier 2-1  February 27th, 2014
A power-play goal by Jessica Wakefield in the ninth minute of overtime Wednesday gave the Queen's Golden Gaels a 2-1 win over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the opening game of the Ontario University Athletics women's hockey final in Waterloo. Stationed at the side of the net, Wakefield... [Read More]
Gaels thumped by Carleton in second-round opener  February 27th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels' impressive playoff start landed with a thud in Ottawa Wednesday night, when the Carleton Ravens pinned a 6-2 defeat on them in the opening game of their Ontario University Athletics East division semifinal. The second game of the best-of-three series will be held Friday night... [Read More]
Regi grad Abbi Finnan top female rookie at Atlantic conference track meet  February 24th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame grad Abbi Finnan was named Atlantic University Sport female athletics rookie of the year after winning three gold medals for St. Francis Xavier at the conference track and field championships, a two-day meet that ended Sunday at Moncton. Finnan had the second-fastest time in... [Read More]
Gaels to face Laurier in OUA women's hockey final  February 24th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels will face the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the Ontario University Athletics women's hockey final, beginning this week. Dates for the series have not been announced. The Gaels gained their berth in their third championship series in the last four years Sunday afternoon with... [Read More]
Gaels win in Guelph, advance to women's hockey final for third time in four years  February 23rd, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels are going to the Ontario University Athletics women's hockey final for the third time in four years, thanks to a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon over the No. 3-ranked team in Canada, the regular-season OUA champion Guelph Gryphons. The win gives Queen's a 2-1 win in a... [Read More]
Julie-Anne Staehli of Queen's, Sydenham grad Wade Embury double medalists at OUA track championships  February 23rd, 2014
Julie-Anne Staehli of Queen's won her second medal of the meet Saturday, bronze in the women's 1,500 metres, at the Ontario University Athletics track and field championships in Toronto. Staehli finished the race in four minutes 29.85 seconds, just five one-hundredths of a second behind silver... [Read More]
Gaels stifle Toronto, advance to division basketball final  February 23rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When the Toronto Blues were playing the game the way they wanted to play it Saturday night, the Queen's Golden Gaels were in trouble. Defending the fast break is not their forte. When the Gaels prevented them from doing so, it was quite another story, and by the end of the game... [Read More]
Overtime goal sends women's hockey semifinal to deciding game  February 22nd, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels may have had the Guelph Gryphons' number the past few years but the Gryphons aren't going quietly this year. A goal by Christine Grant in the fourth minute of the second overtime Friday night at the Memorial Centre gave Guelph a 2-1 win over Queen's, a victory that tied the... [Read More]
Gaels oust Ottawa with last-minute goal  February 22nd, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels won their first Ontario University Athletics hockey playoff series in five years Friday night when they defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees 2-1. A goal by Braeden Corbeth with just 23 seconds left in the third period gave Queen's the win and a two-game sweep of the best-of-three... [Read More]
Shannon Walsh a finalist for national volleyball award  February 20th, 2014
Shannon Walsh of the Queen's Golden Gaels has been named East division winner of the Award of Merit for Ontario University Athletics women's volleyball. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and community service. A Sydenham High School grad from Perth Road, Walsh... [Read More]
Basketball men eliminated at Ryerson; women to host Toronto Saturday  February 20th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels were eliminated from Ontario University Athletics men's basketball playoffs Wednesday night when they dropped an 86-76 decision to the No. 8 Ryerson Rams in Toronto. It's the second year in a row that the Gaels were ousted from the playoffs in the first round. Queen's trailed... [Read More]
Triple overtime goal by Shawna Griffin gives Queen's 2-1 victory at Guelph  February 20th, 2014
A person might get the impression the Queen's Golden Gaels enjoy playing the Guelph Gryphons. When they meet in the playoffs, it's as if they don't want the games to end. Wednesday night, the teams were deep into the third overtime period when Shawna Griffin scored for Queen's to give the Gaels a... [Read More]
Gaels open playoff series with 3-2 win over Ottawa  February 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEYNormally, the Queen's Golden Gaels play a very deliberate hockey game. They might not always take the kind of shots that gave them a victory in their opening game of the playoffs.Wednesday night they did.Two goals in the third period by defenceman Chris Van Laren enabled the Gaels... [Read More]
RMC players proud of father who played in 1968 Olympic hockey tournament  February 17th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY An Olympic bronze medal hangs proudly in the living room of the Pinder residence. "Been there, in one spot, our whole lives," Brett Pinder, who plays hockey at Royal Military College, says proudly. Older brother Patrick, the middle of three Pinder brothers to play at RMC, says... [Read More]
Queen's women finish first; male Gaels limp into playoffs  February 16th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels clinched first place in the East division of Ontario University Athletics Saturday night with an 88-66 women's basketball win over the Ryerson Rams in the final game of the regular season in Toronto. In winning their seventh game in a row - and their ninth in the last 10 games... [Read More]
Overtime win gives Queen's sweep of women's hockey quarter-final  February 16th, 2014
A goal by Kyla Crouse at 6:33 of the second overtime period Saturday night gave the Queen's Golden Gaels a 3-2 victory over the Windsor Lancers and a two-game sweep of their best-of-five Ontario University Athletics women's hockey quarter-final. The Gaels, the No. 9-ranked team in Canada that... [Read More]
Basketball Gaels sweep doubleheader at Toronto  February 15th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels won their sixth straight Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game Friday night, 63-58 over the Toronto Blues. The Gaels have a chance to win the East division regular-season title tonight when they visit the Ryerson Rams for their final game. Queen's goes into the... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels bow 3-2 at Trois-Rivieres  February 15th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels poured 16 shots at the Trois-Rivieres goal in the third period Friday night but they could not pull even with the home team, as the Patriotes claimed a 3-2 Ontario University Athletics hockey victory. In the final game of their regular schedule, the Gaels had nothing to gain... [Read More]
RMC ends its season with 7-4 loss to Concordia  February 15th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Royal Military College Paladins ended their Ontario University Athletics hockey season Friday night as they began it - on a losing streak - but in between coach Adam Shell said there were signs of hope for next year. "There's a lot to improve on, but we saw that what we thought... [Read More]
Gaels win women's hockey playoff opener  February 14th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels withstood a late rally to defeat the Windsor Lancers 2-1 in the opening game of their Ontario University Athletics women's hockey playoff series Thursday night in Windsor. The best-of-three quarter-final will resume Saturday night at the Memorial Centre. After a scoreless... [Read More]
Paladins thumped by Carleton  February 13th, 2014
On old nemesis visited the Royal Military College Paladins Wednesday. The Paladins surrendered a goal in the final minute of the first period and a clearly deflated team came out for the second period of their Ontario University Athletics hockey game. The Carleton Ravens seized the opportunity to... [Read More]
Queen's hockey women lose at Toronto; fall to fourth place  February 10th, 2014
Two goals by Alie Brind'Amour-McClure less than three minutes apart in the middle of the third period lifted the Toronto Blues to a 2-1 win over the Queen's Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game Sunday afternoon in Toronto. The victory, the seventh in the last eight... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels upset Trois-Rivieres; RMC playoff dream dies  February 9th, 2014
You can bet both hockey teams now deeply regret the outcome of the Carr-Harris Cup game Thursday. For sure the Queen's Golden Gaels do, even more than in the immediate aftermath of RMC's 2-1 victory in the annual celebration of the ancient cross-town rivalry. They were hoping to use that game as a... [Read More]
Queen's women take over first place in the OUA East  February 9th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels moved into first place in the East division of Ontario University Athletics Saturday night with a 63-58 women's basketball victory over the Carleton Ravens at the Queen's Athletic and Recreation Centre. Queen's and Carleton are now both 14-6, and each has two games to play. If... [Read More]
Queen's women win for the sixth time in their last seven, move into second place  February 8th, 2014
In a splendid performance in which she scored a season-best 23 points, Liz Boag led the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 51-47 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game Friday night. Playing in the Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre, Boag was 8-for-10... [Read More]
RMC upsets Queen's in Carr-Harris hockey game  February 7th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Any conversation about the Carr-Harris Cup hockey game Thursday night starts - and maybe ends - with Royal Military College Paladins goaltender Evan Deviller. "We don't win," RMC coach Adam Shell said, "if he doesn't play like that." Deviller made 52 saves, 19 of them in the... [Read More]
Paladins 2 Gaels 1  February 7th, 2014
First Period 1. Queen's, Derochie 5 (McEachen, Moore) 15:20 (pp) 2. RMC, Wright 3 (Domenico) 18:12 Penalties - P. Pinder RMC 13:34, Farrow RMC 14:49, Chabot Qns 16:49, Wright RMC, Jackson Qns 20:00. Second Period  No scoring. Penalty - Wentworth Qns 11:37. Third Period 3. RMC, Phillips 4... [Read More]
Time for university hockey teams to display how much they've learned  February 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Players from both teams say they were exposed to significant teaching moments in January. Just how much learning took place will be revealed this weekend. The first test for the Royal Military College Paladins will come Thursday night, when they will meet the Queen's Golden... [Read More]
This time the Carr-Harris Cup game matters for everyone  February 4th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It hasn't always been the case that the annual Carr-Harris Cup hockey match has mattered to both of its participants. This time, it does. The Queen's Golden Gaels, in the midst of their best season in 30 years, have designs on first place in the East division of Ontario... [Read More]
Late three-pointer gives Queen's men victory over Laurentian  February 2nd, 2014
Roshane Roberts nailed a three-point basket with five seconds remaining to play Saturday night to give the Queen's Golden Gaels a 72-69 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs in an Ontario University Athletics men's basketball game at the Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre. The shot capped a... [Read More]
Despite lacklustre performance, Gaels get 4-1 win over Nipissing  February 2nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Brett Gibson drew on an old hockey maxim Saturday night. "Good teams find a way to win when they don't play well," the Queen's Golden Gaels coach said after his team emerged from their Ontario University Athletics hockey game at the Memorial Centre with a 4-1 win over the... [Read More]
Queen's women bow to No. 3-ranked Guelph  February 1st, 2014
A pair of goals less than two minutes apart early in the third period propelled the Guelph Gryphons to a 3-2 win over the Queen's Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game Saturday afternoon in Guelph. The win for No. 3-ranked Guelph, 19-3, allowed the first-place... [Read More]
Queen's women, men sweep basketball doubleheader from Algoma  February 1st, 2014
In a withering defensive performance that limited the visitors to just three touchdowns, the Queen's Golden Gaels whipped the Algoma Thunderbirds 66-21 in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game at the Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre. It was both Queen's best defensive... [Read More]
Queen's women prep for first-place showdown with win at Brock  February 1st, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels gave up two goals Friday night but they didn't take long getting either one of them back, as they defeated the Brock Badgers 3-2 in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game in St. Catharines. After Shawna Griffin opened scoring for the No. 5-ranked Gaels in the... [Read More]
Stunning comeback gives RMC hockey victory; Queen's gets win in Montreal  February 1st, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For the least penalized hockey team in the league - no, make that in Canada - it was decidedly atypical. For a team with playoff hopes flickering like a candle in a typhoon, six penalties in one period was not only uncharacteristic, it's not recommended. Just as unexpected as... [Read More]
Basketball Gaels split at Ottawa  January 26th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels outscored the No. 10-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees 14-3 in overtime Saturday night to claim a 57-46 victory in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game in Ottawa. Jenny Wright scored eight of those 14 points for Queen's, which is now 2-0 in overtime this year. With... [Read More]
RMC-West Point hockey series re-upped for three years  January 26th, 2014
Royal Military College and the U.S. Military Academy have renewed their annual hockey series for another three years. The agreement was confirmed by officials of both schools after the 78th game between the two military academies Saturday night, won this year by West Point 5-2. The series resumed... [Read More]
Gaels bow in overtime to Laurier  January 26th, 2014
Laura Brooker's goal with just 44 seconds remaining in a five-minue overtime period gave the No.4-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks a 4-3 win over the Queen's Golden Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game Saturday night at the Memorial Centre. It was the third goal of the... [Read More]
Three third-period goals give Army 5-2 win over RMC  January 26th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a special hockey game, perhaps it was somehow fitting that special-teams play would determine the outcome. Not only did the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights score on three consecutive power plays en route to their 5-2 win in 78th game of their historic series with Royal... [Read More]
Queen's women lose a heart-breaker; men waxed at Carleton  January 25th, 2014
A pair of successful free-throws with four-tenths of a second left on the clock gave the Carleton Ravens a 57-55 victory over the Queen's Golden Gaels Friday night in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game in Ottawa.After falling behind 19-12 in the first quarter, Queen's had a... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels lose at Carleton; women move into first-place tie  January 25th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels surrendered a pair of power-play goals Friday night and they went down to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the No. 7-ranked Carleton Ravens in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game in Ottawa. The Gaels, 10th-ranked team in Canada, scored first, on a shorthanded goal by Corey... [Read More]
Fun facts about the RMC-West Point hockey series  January 25th, 2014
West Point-RMC Royal Military College Paladins will host the 78th hockey game with the U.S. Military Academy Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. All seats reserved; tickets are $9.50, $11.50 and $15.50. Some facts about the game: * Overall Army leads the series 41-29-7; at West Point... [Read More]
RMC players excited for chance to meet Army at home  January 24th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Patrick Pinder remembers well the day he learned that he was going to play hockey against the team from the U.S. Military Academy. "I was on my basic training," Pinder said of the day three summers ago that the news reached him and two of his Royal Military College teammates.... [Read More]
RMC, West Point prepare to renew ancient hockey rivalry  January 23rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As much as he's delighted that what was once hockey's longest ongoing international series has been restored - and as pleased as he is to be bringing his team to Kingston to renew it Saturday - the annual game between Royal Military College and West Point will be bittersweet for... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels post second-straight shutout  January 22nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Success hasn't made Brett Gibson soft - quite the opposite, actually. "It's funny," the Queen's Golden Gaels hockey coach said after his team's 3-0 victory Tuesday night over the Royal Military College Paladins. "As a coach, I must be getting older. When you've gone six periods... [Read More]
Women win, men lose as basketball Gaels split at Algoma  January 19th, 2014
Jenny Wright scored 16 points and Liz Boag added 15 Saturday night as the Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Algoma Thunderbirds 54-34 in Ontario University Athletics women's basketball play in Sault Ste. Marie. The Gaels scored 19 points in the first quarter and led 33-15 at halftime en route to... [Read More]
Chris Clarke posts shutout as hockey Gaels end losing streak at Concordia  January 18th, 2014
Apparently tired of losing, the Queen's Golden Gaels erupted for four first-period goals Saturday afternoon and they rode them to a 4-0 victory over the Concordia Stingers in Ontario University Athletics hockey play in Montreal. The Gaels, who made it through the first 17 games of the season... [Read More]
Queen's basketball teams split at Laurentian  January 18th, 2014
Jenny Wright scored a season-best 27 points Friday night to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 63-60 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game in Sudbury. Wright's previous best was 25 points at York Nov. 29. The Regiopolis Notre Dame grad,... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels drop third game in a row  January 18th, 2014
A third-period goal by Mathieu Pompei gave the McGill Redmen a 2-1 men's hockey victory over the Queen's Golden Gaels Friday night in Montreal. The win was the second in seven days by McGill over the Gaels, who lost for the third game in a row after going through the first 17 games of their... [Read More]
All CIS hockey games Saturday to pay tribute to the Major  January 16th, 2014
A moment of silence will be observed before every men's hockey game in Canadian Interuniversity Sport Saturday in memory of Maj. Danny McLeod. McLeod, first director of athletics at Royal Military College and founding secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union - predecessor... [Read More]
Queen's women drop 70-56 decision to Toronto  January 12th, 2014
Held to just six points in the second quarter, the Queen's Golden Gaels found themselves in a 16-point hole by the time the first half was done Saturday and they could not recover, dropping a 70-56 decision to the Toronto Blues in an Ontario University Athletics women's basketball game at the... [Read More]
Greg Faulkner superb in victory over Toronto  January 12th, 2014
Greg Faulkner made amends Saturday night. One night after he failed to reach double figures in scoring for the first time this season, Faulkner erupted for 37 points to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to an 84-64 Ontario University Athletics basketball win over the Toronto Blues at the Queen's... [Read More]
Queen's women gain overtime win at York  January 12th, 2014
A goal by Shawna Griffin at 3:11 of overtime gave the Queen's Golden Gaels a 2-1 win over the York Lions in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game Saturday night in Toronto. It was Griffin's 10th goal of the year. Alisha Sealey's first goal of the year opened scoring for Queen's in... [Read More]
Gaels suffer second straight defeat; RMC thumped in Ottawa  January 12th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For all but 72 seconds Saturday night, the Queen's Golden Gaels were more than a match for the McGill Redmen. Unfortunately for the Gaels, what happened in those 72 seconds cost them the hockey game. A three-goal outburst in the early moments of the second period propelled the... [Read More]
Queen's basketball men, women both defeated  January 11th, 2014
Ryerson Rams scored 25 points in the first quarter to take a 15-point lead they ultimately rode to an 81-61 Ontario University Athletics men's basketball victory over the Queen's Golden Gaels Friday night at the Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre. In winning for the 10th time in 11 games, the... [Read More]
Gaels suffer first regulation-time loss; RMC gains first victory of the season  January 11th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels suffered their first regulation-time defeat Friday night, 4-1 at the hands of the Carleton Ravens in an Ontario University Athletics men's hockey game at the Memorial Centre. The Gaels, 12-0-5 going into the game and the seventh-ranked team in Canada, surrendered the only goal... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels ready for big weekend  January 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY A coach can generally tell whether his players are eager to play a big game, or anxious about it. If he's reading his tea leaves correctly, Queen's Golden Gaels hockey coach Brett Gibson believes his team is ready for its most important weekend of the Ontario University... [Read More]
Three third-period goals give Ottawa 4-2 win over RMC  January 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In playing perhaps their best hockey game of the season Sunday afternoon, the Royal Military College Paladins still made a couple of mistakes. For the Paladins this year, that's pretty much all it takes to end up in defeat. "We work harder," RMC coach Adam Shell said after his... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels win sixth straight game  January 5th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels remain undefeated in regulation play after a 3-1 Ontario University Athletics hockey victory Saturday night over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.With their sixth-straight win, the No. 8-ranked Gaels improved to 12-0-5 and they remain four points ahead of McGill, 4-2 winner... [Read More]
Poor first half dooms Queen's men to basketball defeat  January 5th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY To the layperson's eye, the Queen's Golden Gaels didn't appear to be in bad shape after the first half of their game Saturday night, trailing by just six points at the intermission. From the coach's point of view, however, it was a disastrous 20 minutes of basketball, so bad, in... [Read More]
Queen's women move into first place with 74-61 win over York  January 5th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Treading water early in the second half, taking turns with the lead with a 1-8 basketball team, wasn't exactly what Dave Wilson had in mind for his Queen's Golden Gaels Saturday night. "When teams shoot well against you, you can hang your head and your defence can get worse or... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels get overtime win in Oshawa  January 4th, 2014
Queen's Golden Gaels resume their Ontario University Athletics men's hockey schedule Saturday night when they visit the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo. The Gaels opened the second half of the season Friday night with a 3-2 win over the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks in Oshawa. A goal by... [Read More]
Gaels end first half with shootout win over Ottawa  December 1st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When Brett Gibson put Yannick Laflamme in the lineup Saturday night, he was hoping the little-used forward might provide a spark. Little did he suspect that spark might manifest itself as a game-winning goal. When Laflamme beat Ottawa Gee-Gees goaltender Warren Shymko in the... [Read More]
Gaels score twice in third period to edge Laurentian 3-2  November 30th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Brett Gibson faced the question a number of times this week: How will being nationally ranked for the first time in 30 years affect his hockey team? "I don't think it did," Gibson said, after his team came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the visiting Laurentian Voyageurs... [Read More]
Two-win weekend for Queen's hockey women  November 25th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels gained their second win of the weekend Sunday afternoon but it didn't come easily. They needed an unassisted goal by Courtenay Jacklin at 3:27 of overtime to defeat the Nipissing Lakers 4-3 in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game in North Bay. It was Jacklin's... [Read More]
Gaels win second straight over Windsor; retain division lead  November 24th, 2013
Three unanswered goals in the second period boosted the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 4-1 win over the Windsor Lancers in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game Saturday night at the Memorial Centre. The win was the second in a row for the Gaels over the No. 7-ranked team in Canada. Jordan... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels move into first place with 3-0 win over Windsor  November 23rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen's Golden Gaels scored three goals in the third period Friday night to defeat the Windsor Lancers 3-0 in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game at the Memorial Centre. The win lifted the Gaels, 7-0-5, into first place in the East division standings, two points ahead of... [Read More]
Queen's gains split of women's hockey weekend series  November 18th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels rebounded nicely from their first regulation loss of the Ontario University Athletics women's hockey season Sunday afternoon, when they defeated the Western Mustangs 2-1 in a shootout. Taryn Pilon was the only one of five shooters to score in the round of penalty shots as the... [Read More]
Overtime continues to be no friend of hockey Gaels  November 17th, 2013
As unkind as the value-added portion of their Ontario University Athletics hockey games has been to the Queen's Golden Gaels, they can't seem to help themselves. For the sixth time in 12 games this year, the Gaels allowed their game Saturday night to go into overtime. Like Bart Simpson reaching... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels get overtime win in Guelph  November 16th, 2013
A goal by Corey Bureau after 96 seconds of overtime gave the Queen's Golden Gaels a 4-3 win over the Guelph Gryphons in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game Friday night in Guelph. The win, the third in a row for Queen's, boosted the Gaels' record to 6-0-4, as the Gaels remain the only team... [Read More]
Jay Dearborn enjoys successful season in Maritimes  November 16th, 2013
Jay Dearborn, a Sydenham High School grad from Yarker playing football at Holland College in Charlottetown, P.E.I., was selected the school's male athlete of the week for his role in the Hurricanes' victory in the Atlantic Football League championship game Nov. 2. Dearborn, a freshman at the... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels move into first place  November 9th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels spotted the Toronto Blues a one-goal lead before coming back for a 3-1 Ontario University Athletics hockey victory Friday night at the Memorial Centre. The win leaves the Gaels as the only team in the league without a regulation defeat. Their record will improve to 5-0-4... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels benefit from Ryerson suspension  November 7th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels put two points in the bank this week and they didn't even have to lace up their skates. The Gaels will receive a victory by forfeit as a result of Ryerson University suspending its hockey team Monday for seven days. The Rams had been scheduled to play Queen's at the Memorial... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels, RMC both narrowly defeated  November 4th, 2013
Queen's Golden suffered their second extra-time loss in as many nights Saturday, when they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks in an Ontario University Athletics men's hockey game at the Memorial Centre. The Gaels, though they remain without a regulation defeat, have now lost... [Read More]
Queen's wins OUA women's soccer bronze medal  November 4th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels ended their Ontario University Athletics women's soccer season Sunday afternoon by winning the bronze medal at the conference championship tournament in London. The Gaels defeated the Carleton Ravens 1-0 after a shootout where Queen's prevailed 4-2. Michah Vermeer, Alexis... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels edged in shootout; RMC thumped by McGill  November 2nd, 2013
They've yet to suffer their first regulation-time defeat this year, but you can bet the Queen's Golden Gaels are getting tired of shootouts. The Gaels lost their second shootout of the young season Friday night when the Ottawa Gee-Gees prevailed 1-0 for a 2-1 Ontario University Athletics men's... [Read More]
Gaels suffer 1-0 shootout defeat against Western at OUA women's soccer tournament  November 2nd, 2013
A shootout victory got the Queen's Golden Gaels to the Ontario University Athletics women's soccer championship tournament. A shootout defeat has relegated them to Sunday's bronze-medal match. The Gaels bowed 1-0 Friday night to the No. 1-ranked Western Mustangs after they were edged 3-2 in a... [Read More]
Mary-Anne Reid named CIS field hockey coach of the year  November 1st, 2013
Queen's Gaels coach Mary-Anne Reid is this year's winner of the Marina Van der Merwe award as Canadian Interuniversity Sport field hockey coach of the year. In her fourth year coaching the Gaels, Reid, a graduate of La Salle Secondary School, led Queen's to its first playoff berth in six years. In... [Read More]
Soccer Gaels upset No. 1 Ottawa; advance to women's Final Four tournament  October 28th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels are bound for the provincial championship tournament after they upset the No. 1-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees 1-0 in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer quarter-final game Sunday afternoon in Ottawa. A goal by Brittany Almeida in the fifth round of a shootout was the... [Read More]
Pogue, Reid win provincial field hockey awards  October 27th, 2013
Two members of the Queen's Golden Gaels received individual awards at the Ontario University Athletics women's field hockey championship tournament this weekend in Toronto. Kara Pogue is the Ontario nominee for the Gail Wilson Award for outstanding contribution to the community and the sport of... [Read More]
Taylor Clements scores four times as Gaels defeat Laurentian  October 27th, 2013
Taylor Clements scored four goals - three of them in a row in the final eight minutes of the game - to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 6-3 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs Saturday night in an Ontario University Athletics hockey game in Sudbury. Clements, a second-year arts student and centre... [Read More]
York hands hockey women 3-2 shootout defeat  October 27th, 2013
A shootout goal by Andrea Joyce gave the visiting York Lions a 3-2 win over the Queen's Golden Gaels Saturday night in an Ontario University Athletics women's hockey game at the Memorial Centre. The teams were tied 2-2 at the end of regulation time, after York's Mariah Krancevich scored with less... [Read More]
Queen's captures its first OU women's rugby title  October 27th, 2013
Queen's claimed the first Ontario University Athletics women's rugby title in school history Saturday, when the Gaels defeated the Guelph Gryphons 19-15 at Guelph. Both teams will advance to the Canadian intercollegiate championship tournament, beginning Thursday at Laval. The No.3-ranked Gaels,... [Read More]
Queen's men, women advance in OUA soccer playoffs  October 24th, 2013
Riley Filion scored two goals Wednesday to lead the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 6-0 East division quarter-final victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer playoff game on the upper West Campus field. Filion opened scoring in the game's 14th minute and the... [Read More]
Five Gaels named to OUA women's rugby all-star team  October 24th, 2013
Five members of the Queen's Golden Gaels - three of them from Kingston-area high schools - have been named to the Ontario University Athletics women's rugby all-star team. Lauren McEwen of Queen's, second-high scorer in the league, was named Russell division most valuable player. She is joined on... [Read More]
Soccer women will host Laurentian in Wednesday quarter-final  October 21st, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels will host the Laurentian Voyageurs Wednesday afternoon in an Ontario University Athletics East division women's soccer quarter-final on the upper West Campus field. The Gaels, who concluded their regular schedule with a pair of ties on the weekend, finished the season 7-2-7,... [Read More]
Hockey Gaels enjoy three-point weekend  October 21st, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels gained their first win of the young Ontario University Athletics men's hockey season Saturday night, when they defeated the Brock Badgers 5-2 at the Memorial Centre. After a scoreless first period, the Gaels scored three straight goals in the second before the visitors... [Read More]
Top-ranked Gee-Gees get the best of the Gaels  October 7th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels surrendered a goal in the third minute of the game and they never could get it back Saturday, as they dropped a 1-0 Ontario University Athletics women's soccer decision to the No. 1-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees. Playing on the upper West Campus field, Ottawa's Pilar Khoury, the... [Read More]
Gaels dump RMC; will host No. 1-ranked Gee-Gees Saturday  October 3rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen's Golden Gaels looked pretty sharp Wednesday night, but it's not how his team is playing at the beginning of October that most interests coach Dave McDowell. "The goal as always is to be healthy and playing your best at the end of October," McDowell said, "and we're... [Read More]
Saturday's loss among Gaels' days of infamy  September 29th, 2013
LONDON - No football team ever likes having 50 points dumped on it. If you're the Queen's Golden Gaels, it stings a whole lot more when the Western Mustangs do it, as they did Saturday in a 50-31 Ontario University Athletics victory at TD Stadium. Sadly for the Gaels, the Mustangs seem to take... [Read More]
Disappointing weekend for Queen's soccer women  September 23rd, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels suffered their first defeat of the Ontario University Athletics women's soccer season Sunday, when they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Toronto Blues on the upper west campus field. It was a disappointing ending for an unproductive weekend for the No. 2-ranked Gaels, who managed... [Read More]
Queen's soccer women retain share of first place  September 16th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels, the No. 2-ranked women's soccer team in Canada, went into North Bay Sunday and left with just a 1-1 draw against the Nipissing Lakers, a team that has won just one of its six Ontario University Athletics games this year. The point allowed Queen's, 4-0-2, to keep a share of... [Read More]
Heyman, Stride score tries as rugby Gaels defeat York  September 14th, 2013
Sydenham High School grad Karley Heyman, a rookie wing from Harrowsmith, scored her team's first try Friday night, helping the Queen's Gaels defeat the York Lions 38-15 in an Ontario University Athletics women's rugby match in Toronto. Kingston's Devon Stride, a fourth-year kinesiology student,... [Read More]
Queen's soccer teams sweep doubleheader at Trent  September 9th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels remain undefeated after a win and a tie on the road this weekend in Ontario University Athletics women's soccer play. The No. 2-ranked Gaels defeated the Trent Excalibur 3-1 Sunday in Peterborough. Saturday, Queen's and the No. 4-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees played to a scoreless... [Read More]
Queen's soccer women gain second straight win  September 5th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels managed to get just one shot on the Carleton Ravens' net Wednesday night but rookie striker Tara Bartram made it count as the Gaels defeated the visiting Ravens 1-0 in an Ontario University Athletics women's soccer game on the upper west campus field. Bartram broke a scoreless... [Read More]
Queen's soccer women open with victory  September 1st, 2013
Two players who came the farthest to play for the Queen's Golden Gaels played pivotal roles in the team's shortest road trip Saturday night, as the Gaels edged the Royal Military College Paladins 1-0 on the Navy Bay field in the opening game of the Ontario University Athletics women's soccer season... [Read More]
Ex-Gael Bryan Crawford new executive director at OUA  August 30th, 2013
Former Queen's Golden Gaels football player and track athlete Bryan Crawford has been named interim executive director of Ontario University Athletics, the organization announced Thursday. He replaces Ward Dilse, who stepped down in June after 13 years in the position. "Bryan has demonstrated... [Read More]
Owen Klassen scores six as Canada finishes fourth in FISU basketball  July 17th, 2013
A second-half comeback fell short Tuesday and Canada was defeated 87-74 by Serbia in the bronze medal match of the men's basketball competition on the final day of the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia. Kingston's Owen Klassen had six points and six rebounds for Canada, which finished fourth in... [Read More]
Jackie Tessier scores Canada's final goal at FISU women's soccer  July 15th, 2013
Canada has finished 10th at the World Student Games women's soccer tournament, after they dropped a 2-1 decision to Russia Monday. The Canadians finished the 12-team event with a 3-3 record. Jackie Tessier of the Queen's Golden Gaels scored Canada's only goal, in the game's 59th minute. Her third... [Read More]
Canada bows to Russia, will play for bronze at FISU basketball  July 15th, 2013
Canada will play for the men's basketball bronze medal Tuesday at the World Student Games, after they dropped a 78-68 semifinal decision today to host Russia at Kazan. The Canadians, undefeated through five preliminary games and Sunday's quarter-final win over Brazil, fell behind 22-11 in the... [Read More]
Klassen helps put Canada into semifinals at World Student Games  July 14th, 2013
Owen Klassen didn't score a lot Sunday morning but the one field goal he did score was an important one in Canada's 88-77 quarter-final win over Brazil at the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia Klassen's basket, midway through the third quarter, ended a six-point run that had put the Brazilians... [Read More]
Owen Klassen helps men's basketball team to quarter-finals today at FISU Games  July 14th, 2013
Kingston's Owen Klassen will play for Canada today as the Canadian men meet Brazil in the quarter-finals of the men's basketball tournament at the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia. The Canadians defeated the U.S. 94-85 Friday to finish preliminary play atop their pool with a 5-0 record.... [Read More]
Basketball Gaels add blue-chip recruits  July 4th, 2013
The son of a mainstay of the Queen's Golden Gaels basketball team 30 years ago has decided to cast his athletic lot at his father's alma mater. Mike Shoveller, a 6-foot-11 post player from Arnprior, has committed to study arts and play basketball at Queen's in the coming Ontario University... [Read More]
Frontenac's Amy Cotton bound for Queen's women's basketball program  July 4th, 2013
Kingston's Amy Cotton is one of three players who have committed to attend Queen's University and play for the varsity women's basketball team, the school has announced. Cotton, a 5-foot-11 wing who played at Frontenac Secondary School and in the provincial junior elite league with the Kingston... [Read More]
More active recruiting effort pays dividends for Queen's coach  June 26th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY At the end of the last intercollegiate hockey season, Brett Gibson made a decision. "I can't settle," the Queen's Golden Gaels coach said. After failing to win a playoff game for the third year in a row, Gibson concluded that if he was ever going to put his hockey team over the... [Read More]
Lots of experience among incoming Queen's hockey freshmen  June 25th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY One day not long ago, when he was playing for the Sudbury Wolves, Chris Van Laren was having a chat with assistant coach Jeff Beukeboom. The conversation got around to the four Stanley Cups Beukeboom won as a player in the National Hockey League, three of which came while he was... [Read More]
Soccer Gaels range far afield to find recruits  June 11th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels will have a west coast flavour in coming Ontario University Athletics men's soccer seasons. Five of 10 recruits announced by the Gaels this week come from British Columbia. "We have a number of players returning next season, but quite a few will be graduating after the 2013... [Read More]
Queen's women's hockey team names nine new recruits  May 6th, 2013
There will be weekends this winter when the Crouse family from Mount Brydges, Ont., will only have to make one trip to watch two children play hockey. Kyla Crouse, a forward with the London Devilettes of the Provincial Women's Hockey League, is one of nine players who have committed to study at... [Read More]
Queen's players to appear on world beach volleyball stages  April 30th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY From a city known more for its rocky limestone waterfront than any semblance of sandy shoreline, you might not expect a university program to be a pipeline for world-class beach volleyball players. This summer, however, the world may come to see Queen's University as a special... [Read More]
Queen's wins annual boat challenge  April 29th, 2013
Rowers from Queen's University honoured one of their own and they also won the 16th annual McGill-Queen's Challenge Sunday on the inner harbour. Queen's won six of the eight races, including all four women's events - the five-kilometre head race and 500-metre sprint by both the varsity women's... [Read More]
Liz Boag selected to play in OUA all-star game  April 23rd, 2013
For the second year in a row, Liz Boag will represent the Queen's Golden Gaels in the annual Ontario University Athletics women's basketball all-star game. This year's game will be played Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, hosted by Algoma University. Boag, a guard from La Salle Secondary School, was a... [Read More]
Queen's striker Jackie Tessier bound for FISU soccer tourney  April 19th, 2013
Striker Jackie Tessier of the Queen's Golden Gaels has been named to Canada's women's soccer team for the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, July 6-17. A three-time all-Canadian, Tessier has scored 47 goals in 58 games over her four-year career at Queen's. She was a member of Queen's national... [Read More]
Seven-goal game for Kyle Aylesworth  April 4th, 2013
Kingston's Kyle Aylesworth scored seven goals and assisted on another Wednesday as Ohio Valley defeated Division III Baldwin Wallace 9-8 in a non-conference college field lacrosse game at Parkersburg, W.Va. Aylesworth, a freshman at the West Virginia school, scored the first two goals of the... [Read More]
Sarah Besselink ready for challenge of playing basketball at Ottawa U  April 2nd, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY As the Kingston Impact basketball practice draws to a close, Sarah Besselink pauses to chat. A curious onlooker asks about the scrape on the outside of her left knee. She shrugs. “I was playing one-on-one with my boyfriend,” she said. “He tripped... [Read More]
Riley Filion, Jackson Dakin win top athletic awards at Queen's  March 28th, 2013
Two athletes who have distinguished themselves on the national stage received the top athletic honours bestowed by Queen's University Wednesday at the 77th annual Colour Night at the Ambassador Hotel. Riley Filion of the women's soccer team was presented with the PHE 55 Alumni Award as the... [Read More]
Swimmer, fencer cop top club awards at Queen's  March 27th, 2013
Synchronized swimmer Alex Cross and fencer Francois Beaucage-Gauvreau were named the top varsity club athletes at Queen's University on the first night of the school's 77th annual Colour Awards Tuesday at the Ambassador Hotel. Cross, from Ottawa, won the Marion Ross trophy as the top female... [Read More]
UNB wins national university hockey title  March 18th, 2013
New Brunswick Varsity Reds won their second Canadian Interuniversity Sport hockey championship in three years Sunday night, when they defeated the Saint Mary's Huskies 2-0 in the final game of the six-team national tournament in Saskatoon. Former Kingston Frontenacs defenceman Ben Shutron is a... [Read More]
Trevor Stienburg named national coach of the year  March 14th, 2013
Moscow's Trevor Stienburg, coach of the Saint Mary's Huskies, Wednesday night was named winner of the Father George Kehoe Memorial award as Canada's university hockey coach of the year. Stienburg received the award at the annual all-Canadian awards presentations in Saskatoon on the eve of the CIS... [Read More]
Klassen scores 20 but Acadia bows in bronze-medal contest  March 10th, 2013
Owen Klassen scored a team-best 20 points Sunday afternoon but it was not enough to help the Acadia Axemen avoid a 92-85 overtime defeat at the hands of the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the bronze-medal game at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball championship in Ottawa. With 28 points in the... [Read More]
Edged by UBC, Gaels finish sixth at CIS women's hockey  March 10th, 2013
Two goals 38 seconds apart late in the second period doomed the Queen's Golden Gaels to a 2-1 defeat Sunday afternoon at the hands of the British Columbia Thunderbirds at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's hockey championship tournament in Toronto. The loss, the third one-goal defeat in... [Read More]
Owen Klassen scores 17 in Acadia's losing cause  March 10th, 2013
Acadia Axemen will play the Ottawa Gee-Gees Sunday for the bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball championship tournament in Ottawa, after the Axemen were beaten 84-69 by the Carleton Ravens in a semifinal Saturday night. Carleton will face the Lakehead Thunderwolves... [Read More]
Gaels suffer second overtime defeat at CIS women's hockey tourney  March 10th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Should the Queen's Golden Gaels content themselves with a moral victory, for having erased a three-goal third-period deficit Saturday against the defending national champions? Or should we expect them to be bitterly disappointed that such a terrific comeback fell short of the... [Read More]
Owen Klassen helps Acadia into CIS basketball semifinals  March 9th, 2013
Kingston's Owen Klassen scored 15 points Friday night to help the Acadia Axemen to an 89-80 win over the British Columbia Thunderbirds in the opening round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball championship tournament in Ottawa. Klassen, a Bayridge Secondary School grad in his... [Read More]
Gaels bow in overtime at CIS women's hockey tournament  March 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen's Golden Gaels remain in the hunt for the gold medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's hockey tournament, despite a 2-1 overtime loss to the St. Francis Xavier X-Women Friday at Toronto. That's thanks to the point the Gaels collected for taking the game into... [Read More]
Morgan McHaffie named all-Canadian  March 7th, 2013
Morgan McHaffie of the OUA champion Queen's Golden Gaels has been named a second-team all-Canadian women's hockey player. The announcement was made Wednesday night in Toronto, on the eve of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship tournament. McHaffie, a fourth-year centre from Guelph, was... [Read More]
Carolyn Aylesworth named to OCAA Hall of Fame  March 6th, 2013
Kingston's Carolyn Aylesworth is one of 49 people named Wednesday to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Aylesworth, who played hockey at Fleming College, is being inducted as a member of the women's all-millenium hockey team. A graduate of Ernestown Secondary School,... [Read More]
Gaels seeded third at CIS women's hockey tournament  March 6th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You'd think that winning an Ontario championship would afford a team enough respect that they wouldn't have to get up for a 7 a.m. practice. "Yeah," Marlee Fisher said with a grin. "I don't think I signed up for this. "Seven a.m. is a little early." Yet there was Fisher... [Read More]
Queen's women win OUA hockey title  March 2nd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It might be a stretch to say a terrible performance in the opening game of the Ontario University Athletics playoffs was ultimately the cause that led to the effect of winning a championship, but it's likely not mere coincidence, either. Perhaps more precisely the sequence of... [Read More]
Queen's women one win away from title  February 28th, 2013
Queen's Golden Gaels will have a chance to win their second Ontario University Athletics women's hockey championship in three years Friday night when they host the Western Mustangs at the Memorial Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. With Taryn Pilon scoring two goals and Karissa Savage making 26... [Read More]


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