Hockey

25 years down and plenty to go

“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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Soldiering on, on ice

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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Stanwood is impressive as a first-season Tiger

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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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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Tigers hungry for playoffs

Luke Madill believes the men’s hockey team can be Dalhousie’s best team in seven years. That’s because Madill, a fifth-year defenseman and captain of the team, believes the Tigers can get into the playoffs this year, something the team has not done since the 2010-2011 season seven years ago. “I think the expectations are to…

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Stretching out his wings

By Josh Young For most U-Sports hockey players, getting invited to an NHL camp is a rare feat. NHL teams like to invite junior-aged players around the age of 18-20 to camps as prospects because they have time to grow into potential NHL players. U-Sports players are usually 21-years-old and older so they don’t fit…

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Tigers drop first game of the season to cross-town rivals

By Josh Young The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team dropped their season opener 4-1 to the Saint Mary University Huskies at the Halifax Forum on October 6th. The Tigers had a rough first period. Saint Mary’s forward, Jake Coughler opened scoring one minute and 15 seconds into the first period. Huskie Calder Brooks, intercepted…

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If Dal athletes had superpowers

Sport: Track and Field Position: Sprinter Super Power: Super speed Last season as a second year sprinter, Mike Van Der Poel set an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) record by running the 300 meters in 34.96 seconds. At the 2017 U Sports national championships, Van Der Poel finished third with a time of 34.40 seconds. He…

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Dalhousie athletics preview

Basketball The men’s basketball team are coming off an exciting season where they won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship for the third season in a row and won the bronze medal as hosts of the Final 8, which is the program’s first national championship medal. Gone are seniors Ritchie Kanza Mata, Kashrell Lawrence, Ryall…

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Women’s hockey team moves up in the standings

The Dalhousie Tigers’ women’s hockey team moved closer to jumping up in the standings after they defeated the Mount Allison Mounties 3-1 at the Civic arena on Nov. 12. “Collectively the drive was there today,” said Tigers’ forward Ashley Money. “We wanted that one, like real bad.” Coming into the game, the Tigers were last…

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