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Rookie hockey players recruited from West Coast

In the spring, there was a constant chant that followed Molly Box around the Pursuit of Excellence (POE) Hockey Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia. It came courtesy of her teammates Ariana Pinchuk and Tyra Death, who had both already committed to playing hockey for Dalhousie University. “They knew I was looking still and they had this…

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This seems familiar

In this image: A Dalhousie Tiger's hockey player.

Just like his father 30 years ago, Brett Crossley is balancing his studies with playing for the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team.

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“No detail too small”

In this image: portrait of Tony Eden.

While the game is played on the ice, a lot of behind the scenes work goes into a hockey team’s success.   Tony Eden knows that better than anybody. This is his sixth season as the head trainer and equipment manager of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey team; he has 36 years working in high performance hockey.  “My job is…

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Finding his scoring touch

In this image: Andrew Shewfelt.

During a tough start to the men’s hockey season, the play of Andrew Shewfelt has been a bright spot for the Dalhousie men’s hockey team. With 17 points in 17 games, he’s having a breakout season.   A changing roster with only eight out of 25 players being above their second year, meant there was a…

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Injection of youth

In this image: Dal's women's hockey team for the 2018-2019 year.

The Dalhousie women’s hockey team underwent an overhaul of their roster. Nine players left from last season’s team, 11 first years replace them. It is a dramatic change, even for a university sports team whose roster naturally changes from year to year due to players graduating and transferring schools. Just past the halfway mark of the…

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The next era

Please add Beata Elliott as the author  For the past four years, the Dalhousie University men’s hockey team has had a steady presence in net: goaltender Corbin Boes.   Boes graduated last year, which means the crease is wide-open for the upcoming season.   The netminder rose to elite status during his university hockey career, establishing himself…

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Corbin Boes’ Tiger legacy

Dalhousie University men’s hockey goaltender Corbin Boes has been one of the best goalies in the country thorughout his four-year career. And while he’s graduating this year, what he’s meant to the hockey program at Dal won’t be leaving with him. His time at Dalhousie started after a successful four-year Western Hockey League career. Not…

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In any sport, it’s an advantage to be a well-rounded player. Colton Heffley of the Dalhousie University men’s hockey team takes that to another level. His unusual ability to play defence, right-wing, or centre, makes him extremely valuable. “Being able to play anywhere on the ice is a huge asset, especially given the constraints in our…

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