Global climate change is threatening this activity, and to play hockey or go for a skate on a frozen lake or pond may soon be a thing of the past.

“These players have been playing for fifteen or more years, so they’re aware of those dangers,” said hockey coach Yanick Evola. “We just try to talk to them and give them a couple of exercises here and there to help prevent [concussions]. It happens quite a bit.”

Many hockey fans have been livid over the past few months as the Fehr-Bettman duo have deprived them of their favourite Saturday night activity. Many have even said they will boycott the NHL for the rest of the season.

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees men’s hockey team suffered two losses this weekend against the York University Lions (4-3) on Saturday, Nov. 3, and then against the University of Guelph Gryphons (4-3) on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Every time I tell people, “I dislike skating,” or whenever the topic of Ottawa’s canal is brought up and I say, “I don’t do that,” they always respond in one of two ways: they either gasp and say, “But you’re Canadian, how can you not like skating?” Or they give me a weird, long, and uncomfortable stare and ask incredulously if I even like hockey—which, now that we’re on the topic, isn’t my first choice when it comes to watching sports.

“At the most basic level, everyone knows a hockey fan … It’s intense to think about how popular hockey really is in this country and to see all the little ways it’s tied into our lives.”

The Gees didn’t fall easily in the shootout—it took Concordia nine attempts before left-winger Veronique Laramee-Paquette got a shot past Gees goaltender Cassie Seguin.

After winning an emotional game against crosstown rivals the Carleton University Ravens on Oct. 26, the University of Ottawa men’s hockey team lost their second game of the weekend to the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR) Patriotes 3-2.

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE 2011–12 VARSITY playoff season is almost at an end. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees have had a good season, but as of now, only two teams remain in the running for a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) spot. The Fulcrum gives you the rundown of how our teams did in …

Women’s hockey team wins important game against Stingers Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff IN WHAT WAS a crucial matchup against the Concordia Stingers (3-11), the team separating the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (5-9) from the playoffs, the women’s hockey team came out victorious with a 4-2 win on Jan. 21. “We knew it was a …

Women’s hockey team suffers loss to Carabins ALTHOUGH THEY SUFFERED a loss that Saturday night, the women’s hockey team was proud of their perfor- mance against the top ranked Montreal Carabins (5-1-1, RSEQ) on Nov. 12. The Gee-Gees (2-6, RSEQ) took the ice with fierce confidence, but the squad couldn’t shake off Montreal’s second-period lead, …

Gees beat Queen’s and RMC THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa men’s hockey team (5-4-1) took a step in the right direction this weekend. The team succeeded in going 2-0 during a two-game home faceoff against the Queen’s Golden Gaels (5-3-1) on Nov. 4 and the RMC Paladins (2-7) on Nov. 5. The team was unable to muster any offence during …

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