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Continuing the family legacy

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Mike Shoveller finally got an opportunity to play in the annual Rod and Joan Shoveller Memorial Tournament. The one named after his grandparents.   The tournament is a men’s university basketball tournament, hosted during the winter break by Dalhousie University.  Shoveller transferred to Dal last fall for his final year of university basketball; he played in…

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2019 Dal athletics winter break analysis

In this image: Sascha Kappos slam dunks the ball into the basketball hoop.

At the end of the fall semester, the basketball, hockey, swimming and volleyball teams get a break, but they’re also gearing up for the second half of their seasons.   Here’s an overview of how they’re doing so far.   Dal men’s basketball   After two years of dominating the regular season, the first month of the men’s…

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Shooting to be a complete player

In this image: Sophie Gaube.

In the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball’s final game of the fall semester, Sophie Gaube hit six three-point shots to propel the Tigers to a huge 78-58 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies at the Scotiabank Centre.  Gaube is one of the best shooters in the AUS. At the December break, she leads the league hitting…

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Dal Tigers inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

In this image: Dalhousie's athletic awards inside the Dalplex.

Dalhousie University was well represented in this year’s Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class.  Held at the Halifax Convention Centre on Nov. 2, the ceremony started a few minutes late because of heavy rain outside, but that didn’t deter the celebratory mood.  The event kicked off with video clips of all the inductees and…

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Trying to make the show

Headshot of Sawyer Howell.

The day didn’t start that remarkable.   Dalhousie University lacrosse player, Sawyer Howell, was at home with his roommates watching Planet Earth season two on Netflix on Sept. 26. The National Lacrosse League draft was taking place and Howell was following it on his phone because he had a few friends that were drafted in the…

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Bringing Moore to the table

Rick Scott, Dalhousie University’s women’s volleyball head coach knew he had a talented player when he recruited Julie Moore. He coached her in her senior year at Citadel High School in Halifax.   But he wasn’t expecting the immediate success she had in her first season last year.   Moore led the AUS in kills with 228,…

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Dal athletes’ superstitions

Wayne Gretzky would put baby powder on his stick before games and Serena Williams wears the same pair of unwashed socks throughout a tournament.   Even university athletes have their own superstition. Here are a few examples.   Mieke DuMont  Women’s volleyball   DuMont is a fifth-year player on the women’s volleyball team. She was tied for the AUS…

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End of season analysis

Wow, the first semester is nearly over. Four Dal Tiger varsity teams completed their seasons this semester, here is a recap of how they did.   Women’s soccer  The previous season they finished third in the league and only gave up seven goals in 12 games. With many players returning, the expectation was that they were…

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Making a comeback

Harrison Callaghan is back and clear to take off.   Callaghan, a third-year veteran of the men’s volleyball team for Dalhousie University is back in the line up after being forced to sit out the 2017-2018 season due to a back injury.   He missed the entire season after he hurt his lower back right before the…

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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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