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Posts by Arfa Ayub, Staff Contributor

Men’s hockey eliminated

Tigers keeper Bobby Nadeau makes a desperation save against St. Thomas Jan. 25. (David Munro photo)

A tearful Shea Kewin was initially left speechless after his team suffered an ironic end to their playoff dreams. Despite managing an 8-7 victory against Moncton in overtime Jan. 26, the point earned by their opponent—the team they were chasing for the last spot—means the Tigers are eliminated from playoff contention. For Dalhousie, the shortfall…

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Men’s hockey wins critical bout against UPEI

Pierre-Alexandre Vandall pounces on a loose puck in a November game. (Richard Lafortune photo)

Unaware that he had scored one of the most important goals this year for Dalhousie’s men’s hockey team, Jacob Johnston’s delayed reaction after his game-tying slap shot could sum up his team’s flounders this season. “I heard the puck hit the post,” says Johnston, remembering his goal against UPEI on Dec. 1. “I didn’t really…

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Short-term captaincy, long-term problems for men’s hockey

Dalhousie's Brett Theberge in action earlier this month. (Richard Lafortune photo)

Desperately looking for some kind of spark, the Dalhousie’s men’s hockey team have found themselves a new leader. Although Pierre-Alexandre Vandall was originally named captain, his recent injury has forced head coach Chris Donnelly to temporarily transfer the proclaimed ‘C’ to fourth-year forward Benjamin Breault. The Tigers, though, may need more of a change than…

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Early lapse hurts men’s hockey

Dal was unable to overcome their formidable opposition. (Bryn Karcha photo)

The chances that Dalhousie men’s hockey team could win against a red-hot Saint Mary’s squad was over before they ever really began. Two quick goals by the Huskies’ Ryan Hillier and Chris MacKinnon three minutes into the first period was a good indicator of what was to come on Nov. 7. The 7-4 loss at…

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Men’s hockey shows improvement

Dal celebrates a second goal in 3-0 triumph over UPEI. (Martina Marien photo)

For the Dalhousie men’s hockey team, ending their weekend at the Halifax Forum with a 4-2 loss against powerhouse UNB on Oct. 28 did not seem so bad. After all, the night before against UPEI they had earned their first back-to-back wins since Jan. 14. Against the Panthers last Friday, a strong offensive effort topped…

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Tigers stumble out of the gate

Men’s hockey earned one of four points over the weekend. (Bryn Karcha photo)

It wasn’t the type of start the Dalhousie men’s hockey team was looking for. A 5-2 loss to Saint Mary’s and a 5-4 overtime defeat to Acadia leaves the Tigers with one point to show for themselves through the opening weekend. Despite a slow start to the season where they were outmatched by the Huskies…

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Preview: men’s hockey

The Dalhousie men’s hockey team is used to heartbreak. Just two years ago they ended a seven-year playoff drought, leading to renewed optimism, but an 11-game losing streak last season brought them back to where they started. “Last season was a little bit of a rough one,” says Dal defenceman Nicholas Croft. “We had a…

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Playoff dreams dashed

Dalhousie’s men’s hockey team dug themselves a hole. Turns out, it was a hole too deep to climb out of. For a team that was mired in an 11-game losing streak earlier in the season, the end result—missing the playoffs—wasn’t the formality many expected it to be more than a month ago. Having successfully made…

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