Tigers shine at nationals

Members of the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s cross country team agreed the 2021 U Sports Cross Country Championships featured the team’s best performance of the season. Not only was the national meet a highlight this year but a result years in the making. With a seventh-place finish in the team standings, the men’s squad finished their highest nationally since 2005.

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Going for gold

Skip Owen Purcell, second Adam McEachren and coach Anthony Purcell, Owen’s father, captured first place for Nova Scotia at the 2021 Curling Canada World Junior Qualifier last November. The Halifax-based rink and Dal Tigers curling team members defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 10-9 in the final to qualify for the worlds in Jönköping, Sweden. 

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Team effort behind the bench

The Dalhousie University Tigers women’s hockey assistant coaches, Keifer House and Savannah Newton, are in just their second years with the team. But the pair are already handling more responsibility than even the longest-tenured assistant coaches around.  

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Dal football team wins AFL championship

Led by three touchdowns from running back Dylan Waugh, Dal pulled away from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Red Bombers in the second quarter of Nov. 6’s AFL championship on their way to a 40-14 victory. With the win, the Tigers capped off a near-perfect season, winning seven games (one due to a forfeit) and losing one this fall. 

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Volleyball opening weekend highlighted by Michael Donovan’s brilliance

Technically, outside hitter Michael Donovan of the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s volleyball team played in the 2019-2020 season. It was just for one set during one match. He missed the rest to injury. But on opening weekend this season, hosting Maritime rivals the University of New Brunswick Reds, he declared his arrival on the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) volleyball scene. 

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New era begins for Dal Tigers

Almost every Dalhousie University Tigers varsity team has begun their respective regular seasons or competition schedules, their first since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Heading into the 2021-2022 season, student-athletes shared feelings of excitement and anticipation heading into their first competitions against other schools in months. However, the competitive feeling returned smoothly once the pucks dropped, basketballs were thrown up or starting guns went off. 

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2021-2022 winter sports preview

In September, the Dalhousie Gazette published previews for Dalhousie University Tigers varsity teams that began play before mid-October. Now, we take a look at everyone else who will represent the Tigers in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action this season. 

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Tigers launch in-house female coach development program

With the launch of the Dalhousie Tigers Female Coach Development program led by women’s soccer coach and associate athletic director Cindy Tye, Emily Clarke said this will be the first opportunity she’s had in her career to work with a female head coach.  For Michele Tchiakoua, she’s ecstatic to be working with Tye and other coaches in the program, knowing the skillsets of different coaches she’ll possibly encounter and learn from.

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