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Feb. 23 playoff game results Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff The U of O women’s hockey team (6-13-1 regular season, 1-0 playoffs) won their game against the University of McGill Martlets (18-1-1 regular season, 0-1 playoffs) 2-0. Despite beginning the game with a 2-0 lead, the U of O men’s hockey team (14-13-1 regular season, …

THE GEE-GEES (13-5 regular season, 1-0 playoffs) kicked off the playoffs on Feb. 18 in front of a very supportive home crowd at Montpetit Hall in the Ontario quarter-final game. The second-seeded Gees were triumphant in four sets against the seventh-place University of Guelph Gryphons (9-9 regular season, 0-1 playoffs), earning their ticket to the …

IT’S THE MOST wonderful time of the year! With students a-studying, and everyone telling you, “Midterms are here,” It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the scar-scariest season of all. With those warnings of cheating and group project meetings. When exams come to call, it’s the scar-scariest season of all. There’ll be readings …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WITH ONLY TWO games left in the women’s hockey team’s regular season, it’s time to kick it up a notch. The team was unable to do so last weekend and suffered two losses to the McGill University Martlets (17-1-1) and the University of Montreal Carabins (12-5-1). As much as the …

THE GEE-GEES (14-13-1) wrapped up their regular season at home last weekend with a pair of games against division rivals the McGill University Redmen (22-4-2) on Feb. 10 and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes (19-7-2) on Feb. 11. Although the Gees lost both games at the Minto Sports Complex, their overall record was still …

WITH AN OVERWHELMING variety of energy bars out there, it’s hard to choose the best protein-packed snack for you. Picking the right one can provide a slew of benefits, but an analysis of those choices is necessary when standing in the goodies aisle. “The ingredients matter, as well as the time of consumption,” explained Eric …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff TWO WEEKS AGO, I went to Carleton University to report on the women’s and men’s basketball games between the rival schools, and I have to say I was extremely impressed. The first thing I noticed was the crowd—there was an actual lineup of students decked out in red and white …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff “LET’S GO, U of O!” Cheering is only one part of a sport fan’s mantra. The dedicated fan is loud, obnoxious, funny, and loves the Gee-Gees, even if they don’t quite understand the sport. You can spot them with a beer in one hand and a noise-making device in the …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WITH NINE FIRST-PLACE finishes in their pockets, the University of Ottawa track and field team is well on its way to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships. The Gees hosted the UOttawa Winter National Capital Invitational at the Louis Riel Dome on Feb. 11,  proving they are just as good …

THE FUTURE OF the Gee-Gees’ football team is set to arrive and excitement surrounding the newest quarterback recruit 17-year-old Winnipeg native Théo Deezar is pulsing throughout the team. Deezar is a bilingual athlete who has already racked up some impressive hardware. Most recently capturing the Winnipeg High School Football League ANAVETS Bowl (AAA) championship, Deezar …

Gees win first playoff game of 2012 FOR THE FIRST time since 2008, the Garnet and Grey made it to the Ontario University Athletics playoffs, winning their first match-up against the Nipissing University Lakers 5-2. Matthieu Methot, who returned to the ice after recovering from an injury last game, made the first playoff score of …

YOU ONLY HAVE to see them perform once to know the University of Ottawa’s competitive dance team can put on quite a show. What you may not know is just how much these athletes have achieved outside of entertaining Gee-Gees fans at sports games. “The Gee-Gees games are more for fun,” said Megan Byer, a …

Gees crushed in crosstown rivalry 87-56 Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE GARNET AND Grey travelled to the Ravens’ Nest on Feb. 3 to compete against their crosstown rivals and seek revenge for their defeat at Capital Hoops. Despite their best efforts, the University of Ottawa men’s basketball team (11-7) suffered a crushing 87-56 defeat …

Gees lose to Ravens, but get the record Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff IT WAS ONLY a matter of time before the Gees’ winning streak came to an end. The University of Ottawa women’s basketball team (15-3) fell victim to the Carleton University Ravens (13-5) after an overtime battle that left fans breathless this weekend. …

Running in circles WITH THE EXCEPTION of a few adventure junkies, nearly everyone has a sport or physical activity they absolutely loath. For some, pulling out leg hairs individually with a pair of tweezers is preferable to hiking; for others, hiking is a terrific, stress-busting workout. Some groan and moan whenever they hear the words …

The benefits of yoga Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE STRESS OF a student is never-ending. Between school, work, and the pressure of everyday life, an hour of physical activity can do wonders. While a power walk or a session on the elliptical may only distract you from the problems at hand, yoga—a discipline known …

U of O softball team start their training early Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WITH SNOW ON the ground, the University of Ottawa women’s softball team is heading indoors to gear up for their 2012 training season. With only one athlete graduating from the squad, the Gees look to be in good shape for next year. …

Med student, national-level figure skater—Keven Boczar somehow manages to be both MONCTON (CUP)—THE CANADIAN FIGURE Skating Championships is probably one of the last places you’d expect to find a medical student. It would seem that no one could balance competitive figure skating with training to be a doctor. But Kevin Boczar does just that. Boczar …

Women’s volleyball team secures home playoff game THE GEE-GEES (13-5) were met with full stands at Montpetit Hall on Feb. 2, when they hosted division rivals Lakehead University Thunderwolves (1-13) for their last home game of the regular season, clinching a win and reserving a second-place ranking in the province. Before the first serve, fifth-year …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff ROOKIE SHERRY PATEL made her mark in university athletics last Sunday during the Ontario Cup swimming meet, where she brought home a gold medal in the 50M butterfly, a  silver in the 100M butterfly, and a bronze in the 100M breaststroke. In preparation for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff AFTER COMPETING IN Shenzhen, China during the summer for the International University Sports Federation, third-year swimmer Adam Best began his season with the Gee-Gees motivated and determined to get back on the world stage. His latest meet saw him capture gold in the 100M backstroke and bronze in the 50M …

Gym bag necessities THIS WEEK, ARM yourself with a can of Febreze and check out the contents of your gym bag. If your bag is stuffed with cash, you’re likely a supporting actor in a Mark Wahlberg film. But, if it contains maggots and an apple of the 2006 vintage, it’s high time to head …

Students aren’t members Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff AS A STUDENT at the University of Ottawa, I like to take advantage of the free classes offered at the Sports Complex. On Fridays I attend the Zumba classes, while I relax with an hour of yoga on Sundays. However, this week I came to a startling …

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