Posts Tagged ‘chris donnelly’

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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Jack-of-all-trades

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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Tigers clinch playoff spot

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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Rough opening weekend for men’s hockey

Andrew Roski (44) under pressure from the Panthers (Photo by Nick Pearce via Dal Athletics) The men’s hockey season got off to an inauspicious start, dropping their opening games 5-1 and 4-3 to UPEI and St. Thomas University respectively. The Tigers began their campaign at The Forum hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) No. 6…

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Men’s hockey eliminated

Tigers keeper Bobby Nadeau makes a desperation save against St. Thomas Jan. 25. (David Munro photo)

A tearful Shea Kewin was initially left speechless after his team suffered an ironic end to their playoff dreams. Despite managing an 8-7 victory against Moncton in overtime Jan. 26, the point earned by their opponent—the team they were chasing for the last spot—means the Tigers are eliminated from playoff contention. For Dalhousie, the shortfall…

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Short-term captaincy, long-term problems for men’s hockey

Dalhousie's Brett Theberge in action earlier this month. (Richard Lafortune photo)

Desperately looking for some kind of spark, the Dalhousie’s men’s hockey team have found themselves a new leader. Although Pierre-Alexandre Vandall was originally named captain, his recent injury has forced head coach Chris Donnelly to temporarily transfer the proclaimed ‘C’ to fourth-year forward Benjamin Breault. The Tigers, though, may need more of a change than…

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Early lapse hurts men’s hockey

Dal was unable to overcome their formidable opposition. (Bryn Karcha photo)

The chances that Dalhousie men’s hockey team could win against a red-hot Saint Mary’s squad was over before they ever really began. Two quick goals by the Huskies’ Ryan Hillier and Chris MacKinnon three minutes into the first period was a good indicator of what was to come on Nov. 7. The 7-4 loss at…

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Belliveau’s rocky tenure ends

Dal was unable to overcome their formidable opposition. (Bryn Karcha photo)

Pete Belliveau’s rocky tenure with Dalhousie’s men’s hockey program has ended at a time when the university is preparing to disclose an infraction to Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The revelations were divulged last week in a Chronicle Herald story announcing that Dal’s general manager is “no longer with” the school. Dal spokesperson Charles Crosby said he couldn’t…

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