Posts Tagged ‘hazing’

Women’s hockey opens season with resilient display

A new era for Tigers women’s hockey began this weekend, as a Dalhousie team carrying 15 rookies kicked off its 2013-14 campaign with mixed results. The youthful Tigers appeared overmatched in their 7-0 road-trip loss to St. FX on Oct. 18, but bounced back the next night to capture a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St.…

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Obituary: 2012-13 Dalhousie women’s hockey

Dalhousie's women's hockey team met with the university president on Jan. 14. (Richard Lafortune photo)

2012-13 Dalhousie women’s hockey Oct. 13, 2012 – Jan. 3, 2013 It is with great sadness that after weeks of arguing with university administration, we can now lay to rest our dear friend, the Dalhousie women’s hockey 2012-13 season. The season passed away unexpectedly January 3, 2013, joined at its side by the 22 players…

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Women’s hockey: still suspended

Dalhousie's women's hockey team met with the university president on Jan. 14. (Richard Lafortune photo)

Update – Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.: The team’s appeal has failed. Dal president Tom Traves confirmed to the media that he stands by his decision to suspend all non-rookies. — Dalhousie president Tom Traves met with the varsity women’s hockey team Jan. 14 as team members continued to seek a reprieve from their season-ending…

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OPINION: Hidden information in hazing scandal

Time to hear the full story from the university. (Richard Lafortune photo)

“I read the statements and they’re still being extremely selective in terms of what they’re sharing actually occurred at the party.” —Dalhousie spokesperson Charles Crosby This is a statement that people following the women’s hockey hazing scandal have heard multiple times from Crosby as this story has unfolded. He has been consistent in reiterating that…

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OPINION: Hazing 18-year-olds merits suspensions

It's sometimes easy to forget that some of these athletes are only 18. (Richard Lafortune photo)

In the media circus surrounding the suspension of the Dalhousie women’s hockey team too many pundits have forgotten one crucial thing: this is not a professional or adult team. It is a team of capable but young university students. There’s a contradiction in being a university student: am I a strong, independent adult? Or a…

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Dal women’s hockey pleads for reinstatement

The Dalhousie women’s hockey team broke its silence Thursday afternoon with the release of a written statement. The statement details their side of the hazing saga that suspended all non-rookie players for the remainder of this season. The statement comes on the heels of a Thursday noon deadline set by the team, before which they…

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OPINION: University has mistreated women’s hockey

I spoke with women’s hockey coach Sean Fraser the day before Dalhousie made the decision to suspend most of his team. He wanted more goals for his struggling squad. The next day, everything Fraser and I talked about became pointless. He either had no idea what was about to happen to his team or he…

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Twitter reacts: Dalhousie women’s hockey suspended for hazing

The Dal women's hockey team has drawn national media attention. (Richard Lafortune photo)

As Dalhousie students prepared to return to class last week, the university was rocked with news that all 19 non-rookie players on the women’s hockey team have been suspended for the remainder of the season because of their involvement in an alcohol-fuelled hazing incident. The story broke at the end of the work day on…

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Dalhousie, women’s hockey team disagree on hazing facts

Nobody has been celebrating Dalhousie's hazing fallout. (Richard Lafortune photo)

The Dalhousie women’s hockey hazing scandal that saw 19 of 24 players suspended Jan. 3 continues to develop. In an exclusive last weekend, The Dalhousie Gazette spoke with an unnamed player who claimed the team was ‘bullied’ during the six-week investigation process and are now being let out to dry by the university. Dal spokesperson Charles…

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Dal hockey player speaks out on hazing penalty

The Tigers want to keep their focus on the ice amid hazing allegations. (Chris Parent photo)

The house party started as a way to bring the team together, a way for rookies to bond with veterans and have fun in the process. But after the parent of a player made a complaint and a six-week investigation ensued, the Dalhousie women’s hockey team learned Thursday they have been forced to forfeit the…

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