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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Post-pandemic boost

The Dalhousie University Outdoors Society aims to encourage students to take part in outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. But during the pandemic, they couldn’t host as many activities as they would have hoped. This decline in activity has led to them accumulating roughly $20,000 in extra funds over the pandemic. Now, they plan on using it to update and expand their gear library. 

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Another wave, yet another pause

The surging wave of COVID-19 sparked by the Omicron variant put a pause on Atlantic University Sport (AUS) play this winter. Dalhousie University athletes have been patiently waiting to return to competition and resume play since the announcement was made by the AUS on Dec. 22, 2021, to suspend play. 

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Men’s basketball’s secret weapon

Sam Maillet’s mix of passing, defending and basketball IQ has been outstanding. His ability to guard all positions as a six-foot-five guard gives the team an unmatched defensive versatility. Ranking third in the AUS in steals-per-game (2.0) and second in blocks-per-game (1.2), his versatility is clear.  

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Road to Quebec

It has been almost two years since Dalhousie University swimmer Christian Payne last competed at the U Sports championship. He has won multiple Atlantic University Sport (AUS) honours in his time with the Tigers swimming team and, in the 2019-2020 season, went to the U Sports championships to chase a national medal.  

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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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Captaining through COVID-19

Julie Moore has been nothing but sensational throughout the 2021-2022 season, ranking second in points per set and kills per set in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s volleyball. She’s certainly put a lot of work into becoming one of the conference’s most dangerous players. But over the past couple of years, more of that work has been building herself up into a leadership role.  

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