Sports

U of O group partners with youth hockey organization THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa’s Indigenous Health Group has been invited to participate in a program that uses hockey to encourage youth in northern Quebec to stay in school and learn important life skills. The group, which is part of the Department of Human Kinetics at the …

Women’s soccer team crush Excalibur 10-0 THE WEATHER MAY not have been perfect, but that didn’t stop the Garnet and Grey from crushing the Trent Excalibur 10-0 in their third last game of the regular season. Although Trent (1-2-12) played a solid game, they were no match for the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team …

Eating your way to healthy living   IN THE SECOND instalment of this two-part series, Stuart Thomas, a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s human kinetics program, is answering my top questions about nutrition. Good news: My hypothesis that chocolate milk is both nutritious AND delicious has been confirmed. Is carbo-loading really necessary before an …

Gees kicker nails field goal to secure victory IT WAS A windy afternoon when the Gee-Gees men’s football team (5-2) took to the field at Frank Clair Stadium to face off against the visiting University of Windsor Lancers (4-3) on Oct. 15. In front of a small but boisterous crowd the home team prevailed 32-30 …

SO FAR IN my column this semester, I’ve written about the competence of our sports teams, jock stereotypes, and sport policy. What I haven’t taken the time to comment on is the topic of nutrition—a subject that, despite its importance to athletes, is rarely touched upon in a section complete with varsity games, competitive clubs, …

U of O men’s hockey team loses back-to-back games to Lakehead   A STRONG FAN turnout at the Sports Complex greeted the University of Ottawa men’s hockey team as the squad played their first game at home Oct. 14. The scheduled back-to-back games against the Lakehead Thunderwolves (2-2) saw the Gees give the match a …

Women’s hockey team loses to Concordia Stingers in home opener THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s hockey team kicked off their season, playing their home opener against the Concordia Stingers Oct. 15. Despite support from a small but energetic crowd and a strong first period start, the Gees were unable to come out on top, losing …

U of O women’s soccer team loses valiantly to Golden Gaels in first place match FANS HAD NO idea what they were in for when they started trickling into the stands at Matt Anthony Field on a cold Wednesday night. They sat with anticipation while they watched the goals rack up in what was supposed …

To the payoffs we go Women’s hockey determined to go far After being nudged out of the playoffs by the Carleton Ravens last year, the women’s hockey team is back with a vengeance and ready to start fresh. Finishing their previous regular season with a record of 7-1-12, the Gees are convinced this year will be theirs for the taking. …

Less pain, more game NEWBIE OR NOT, it is easy to injure yourself while working out—stretch, pull, or lift the wrong way and you could end up damaging your muscles. This week, in part one of a two-part series, Stuart Thomas, a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s human kinetics program, explains the most common …

Women’s rugby team drops to fourth in standings THE MCGILL MARTLETS (3-2) handed the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team their third loss of the season on Oct. 7, when the Gees hosted the McGill Martlets at Matt Anthony Field. With the 15-7 loss, the Garnet and Grey drop to fourth place in the Quebec …

Water aerobics for students make a splash WHEN YOU HEAR the words water aerobics, what comes to mind? If you picture senior citizens splashing around to 80s music at the Y, you’re in the majority. But, just because a bunch of people think working out in a pool is a waste of time doesn’t mean …

U of O student talks about the growth of broomball EVERY CANADIAN KNOWS about hockey, our national sport played on ice with a puck and a stick, but how many people know a thing about hockey’s counterpart, broomball? Founded in Canada between 1909 and 1910, this sport is played on a hockey rink, but with …

UNIMPRESSED WITH THE best-and-worst dressed recipients that appear in a tattered 1997 issue of People at the gym? Take a look at some of the fine specimens around you, like Commando Carl, who makes no attempt to hide his underwear preferences—or his junk. There’s also Kardashian Kopy-Kat, who has to adjust her weight on the …

And it’s time to invest in more than just mittens IF THE ALMOST-FREEZING temperatures this past weekend herald anything, it’s that winter is coming a lot faster than you think. Cold-weather clothes are being dug out of closets and basements, and stores are swapping their summer stock for Santa-themed sweaters and heavy knits galore. Whether …

EVER WONDER WHY the University of Ottawa has so many competitive clubs and not enough varsity teams? Yes, we have football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. But if you’ve ever checked out Geegees.ca, you would notice there are quite a few varsity sports with only women’s teams competing—soccer, rugby, and volleyball. It has recently been brought …

Former Montreal offensive lineman Bryan Chiu tries his hand at coaching CIS football MONTREAL (CUP)—FOR MOST OF his 13-year career, Bryan Chiu was considered the best centre in the Canadian Football League. Chiu was the recipient of various accolades, such as the 2002 Most Outstanding Lineman award, 16 total All-Star selections (seven-time CFL All-Star, nine-time …

Women’s rugby team defeats Sherbrooke in 19-0 field battle “TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE,” the referee yelled as the athletes struggled in the scrum. Little did he know he had described the game with those three simple words. Despite the rain, the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team played full strength on Oct. 2, pushing the Sherbrooke …

Women’s volleyball team places third in pre-season tournament EIGHT TEAMS FROM across the country were welcomed into Montpetit Hall to participate in the Gee-Gees Pre-Season Classic Sept. 30–Oct. 2. Hosted by the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team, the weekend matchups were the first tests of the season for the Garnet and Grey, and the …

U of O athlete goes to 2011 Pan Am Games AS ONE OF the largest multisport events of the year, the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico will be a sight to see, and U of O student and Gee-Gees athlete Michael Robertson will have the opportunity to take it all in. Fourth-year human kinetics student by day, track and relay …

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY still be able to wear your Birks around campus, winter is (sadly) just around the corner. This means some of the outdoor activities you enjoy, such as cycling, become more difficult. That is, unless you’re one of the badasses in Sandy Hill who braves the icy streets in a blizzard when everyone …

U of O rowing team competes on Canal PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG the Rideau Canal the weekends of Sept. 15 and 25 received a nice surprise as they passed blocks of cheering students running after boats rowing up and down the waterway. The U of O competitive rowing team first participated in the annual P.D. Ross Regatta against Carleton University and the Ottawa …

Women’s soccer team wins back-to-back matches THE GEE-GEES WOMEN’S soccer team routed the competition in a pair of important games on Sept. 24 and 25 when they played against two northern Ontario University Athletic (OUA) opponents. With their recent victories over the Laurentian Lady Vees (4-3-2) and the Nipissing Lakers (0-6-3), the Gees move into second place in the OUA …

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