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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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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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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The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team clinched their first playoff spot in seven years yesterday at the Halifax Forum. It was down to Dalhousie and L’Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus for the final playoff spot. The Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 win over UdeM, sending them to the playoffs. “It’s awesome for me, it…

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When Jody Shelley sat down for a recruiting dinner with Dalhousie University, a member of the recruiting team told him he should play for Dal and get a degree because he would never make it to the National Hockey League. Three years later he made it to the NHL. “Ah right,” Shelley said as he…

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“Puck drop is at 7:02 p.m.” Bruce Hartlin says in the Halifax Forum’s time keeper’s box at the start of an AUS men’s hockey game between the Dalhousie University Tigers and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds on January 12. Hartlin didn’t check the time when he said it, but he was right. After…

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In the early winter of 2005, a group of students and co-workers played ball hockey on Parliament Hill. Why exactly ball hockey was being played on Parliament hill has been lost to the softening of details that happens with the passage of time. The consensus is: the idea came out of a conversation at a…

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Though it’s only Natalie Stanwood’s first year playing for the Tigers varsity women’s hockey team, the skill of the defencewoman stands out. That’s because the 20-year-old spent the last two seasons playing NCAA Division 1 hockey at Bemidji State University (BSU) in Minnesota. “Playing in our league coming straight out of high school, you can…

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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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