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[14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk tops Cambrian in b-ball | ]

Spectators filed into the bleachers and peered through the glass walls in the mezzanine above the court to take in a weekend full of hoops action.
The Mountaineers men’s basketball team played host for a doubleheader against the Cambrian Golden Shield.
Men’s head coach Brian Jonker had his team looking focused before tipoff.
“We’re going to do what we do best… share the ball,” said Jonker.
Cambrian men’s head coach Richard Whitfield was aware it would be an uphill battle for his Golden Shield squad.
“These guys are tough, they’re big,” said Whitfield about the…

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[14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Skating championships coming to Hamilton | ]

The Pan Am Games are not the only big-ticket sporting event coming to Hamilton. In 2015, Skate Canada will be coming to town. Hamilton will be the host city of the event and Skate Canada will be the host organization.
Julia Davis, Hamilton’s Planning, Sport Tourism and Group Sales Coordinator for Tourism says the idea to host the event has been in the works for some time .
“The opportunity to bid on the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships came about in September of 2012. Sharon Murphy from our office put …

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[14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Golden Shield can’t stand up to Mountaineer attacks | ]

The Mohawk Women’s Basketball team kept up their winning ways as they cruised to a 66-31 victory over the visiting Cambrian Golden Shield at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre.
“We need to capitalize on our plays and make our foul shots,” said Mohawk guard Carissa Browne before the game.
“I think that’s what did it for our last game. We had opportunities and moments when we could’ve taken advantage of the win but we didn’t because of lapses like that.”
The Mountaineers were able to jump out to an early ten- …

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[14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Red Wings can’t hold on after strong start | ]

The Hamilton Red Wings took to the ice Monday night to take on the Stouffville Spirit. The Spirit, coming off a 2-0 loss to Georgetown, came out strong and their intense offence kept most of the first period action in Hamilton’s end. Despite the pressure, both teams were unable to find their way onto the scoreboard after one.
Stouffville drew first blood in the second period, when Nick Thomakos jumped on a juicy rebound from Hamilton’s net minder Corey Foster.
The Wings were able fight back in the second, with two quick …

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[10 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Griffins dominate Bulldogs 6-1 | ]

 
Brandon Taylor- Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club
It was one to forget for Hamilton after an explosion of offence from Grand Rapids in the second period.
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With the Bulldogs sporting their camouflage jerseys in honour of the Canadian soldiers who serve for our country, it was the defending Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins who came to fight on Military Night at Copps Coliseum.
Hamilton, who entered the game with a 5-3-0-3 record, certainly had their work cut out for them from with the Griffins (8-2-1-1) coming into…

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[8 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Varsity Spotlight: Chantal Baker | ]

Two years ago, Chantal Baker made a decision that would result in some major changes in her life. Upon graduating high school, Baker moved to Hamilton from her hometown of South Bend, Indiana to attend Mohawk College and play for the Mountaineers women’s volleyball team. Baker is currently enrolled in Mohawk’s Police Foundations program, and plans on pursuing a career in forensic psychology and eventually work in the FBI’s profiling department. Baker is just getting back into the rhythm of things while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained last season. …

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[7 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Bulldogs face goaltending controversy | ]

Ten games into the Bulldogs’ 2013-2014 season, it appears that there is a goaltender controversy brewing in Hamilton.
Despite a modest start to the season with an overall 5-2-0-3 record, head coach Sylvain Lefebvre’s decision-making has been questioned by fans, especially when it comes to which one of his goaltenders start.
This debate sparked over the summer, when the Montreal Canadiens‘ management rewarded both Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski with contract extensions.
The Canadiens signed Mayer first and also gave him a lengthier, two-year contract that will run through the 2014-2015 season. Meanwhile, Tokarski signed only a one-year …

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[6 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk volleyballer named player of the week | ]

Mohawk’s Julie Gagnon has been named the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
The fourth-year left side player from Hamilton was a key contributor in a pair of Mountaineer victories last week.
Gagnon earned a match-high 11 kills in Mohawk’s 3-0 win over Sheridan October 31, then led all players with 15 points on nine kills, four service aces and two stuff blocks in a 3-2 win over St. Clair on November 2.…

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[3 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Women beat Saints in volleyball | ]

It was a back and forth, up and down, battle between the Mohawk Mountaineers and St. Clair Saints at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre (DBARC) Saturday night as  the Mohawk women’s volleyball team was able to secure a 3-2 win.
After losing their first set 18-25, Mohawk battled back and dominated the second and third sets, winning them 25-11 and 25-19. Although the fourth set was a close duel, Mohawk found themselves trailing by a couple of points for most of the set, with St. Clair coming out on …

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[1 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Red Wings hitting their stride | ]

Any hockey club faced with their captain being injured and not in the lineup for an elongated period, coupled with the loss of their top scorer would be struggling. But the Hamilton Red Wings, only needed time to acclimate their game through a surprising depth of scoring that has miraculously materialized.
The Corey Caruso, Connor Bramwell and Mitch Reid line has been on fire to say the least. 33 points for the trio in the last seven games and the three aren’t even playing their best hockey yet.
That’s not to say …