Dal hockey’s under-the-radar threat 

It has been a remarkable season for the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team’s Shaun Miller. Starting with a three-point performance in his second game of the regular season, the 5-foot-11 rookie has continued this success. As of Feb. 23, he sits ninth in points (22) and fifth in assists (16) in Atlantic University Sport (AUS). 

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Taking their talents south

Barret Kirwin and Derek Gentile expected to resume play with Dal in early January after their final game before the holiday break, but the spread of COVID-19’s Omicron variant got in the way of that. Atlantic University Sport (AUS) competition was paused until Jan. 19, increasing the time off the ice for both players to nearly two months. That’s when calls started rolling in from AHL and ECHL teams. 

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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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Return of the rink

Tigers athletic director Tim Maloney revealed plans for the new Dalhousie Events Centre in a statement on June 22. The Dalhousie board of governors voted in favour of the rink’s construction that day. It’s slated to be ready by fall 2023. The arena will be built on the parking lot between Wickwire Field and LeMarchant Place, where the Dalhousie Memorial Arena stood until 2012.

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Hockey trailblazer: James Robinson Johnston

One of Johnston’s less recognized accomplishments was his work in hockey, particularly for the Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes (CHL). With the league being groundbreaking in both revolutionizing how hockey is played and as the first notable majority/all-Black hockey league, perhaps it’s time to consider him for legendary status in the sport too.

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New city, same friendship

Four seasons of hockey, two Dalhousie University acceptance letters and one global pandemic after meeting in eighth grade, Gabby Noordijk and Mattie Base find themselves grinding away at schoolwork in a small Halifax Starbucks.

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The personality that left a legacy

Having served from 1993 to 1997 as the team’s president, Wheeler became general manager of Dal’s men’s hockey team for the next 15 years. Before his time with the hockey team, he had long careers in the Royal Canadian Air Force and at Bridgestone Tires. He was also a student at Dal in the ’90s when he began with the hockey team. Wheeler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Dal in 2000.

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An elite eight of recruits

Dalhouse Tigers hockey team

The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team has announced eight new recruits for the upcoming Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season, which is delayed until January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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