The Gaels team that will play the McMaster Marauders in this weekend’s OUA semifinal is a very different team from the one the Marauders beat on Sept. 5. Since that 26-2 loss, the Gaels have gone from looking like an unorganized bunch to one of the hottest teams in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Unfortunately for Queen’s fans, the same could be said of the Marauders.
The football team will follow its usual routine in tomorrow’s OUA semifinal — right up to the pre-game prayer. “Coach [Pat] Sheahan has the belief that you shouldn’t pray to win a game,” Father Raymond de Souza said. “So I don’t pray for a victory directly.”
Hayley Wickenheiser spent three years overseas on a highly-publicized stint in professional European men’s leagues. Now, she’s playing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey with the Calgary Dinos.
No one outside of the football team knows if quarterback Billy McPhee will start in tomorrow’s OUA semifinal against the McMaster Marauders. “There’s a chance [he’ll play], but he hasn’t been green-lighted yet,” head coach Pat Sheahan said at the team’s Thursday press conference. “He’s still doubtful for the weekend.”
I was really excited when I heard about a pro basketball league coming to Canada. When the news broke, I immediately thought about the possibility of Canadian players living out their dreams at home. But when the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL) started its inaugural season on Oct. 29, there were only 15 Canadian players on league rosters.