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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Mens varsity basketball: Halfway to the peak | ]

It would be too easy to say it’s been an uphill battle for the Mountaineers.
But for anyone who’s been watching Mohawk men’s basketball team, it simply hasn’t been the case.
The men have soared to a 7-2 record as they reach the mid-way point of the season, including a 10-0 preseason record.
That preseason included a win against cross-town opponents McMaster University, who currently sit in first place in the OUA West Division. It was their first win in the third exhibition match against a strong Marauder squad, and put spectators on notice …

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[6 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Skate safe | ]

It’s time once again to sharpen your skate blades, lace up, and hit the ice. As the cold winter weather moves in, more and more people are heading to their local rinks for public skating.
While public skates are meant to be a time to have fun with family and friends, accidents can happen quickly on the ice. Whether it’s a long stride that suddenly pulls a muscle that hasn’t been used since last winter, a tumble on the not-so-forgiving ice, or a cut on the finger from a sharp skate …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Dear Hamilton | ]

Dear Hamilton is a project started by Ignite News to let residents of the city speak for themselves.  Here is a reflection of the Steel City through you, Hamiltonians.
Dear Hamilton:
I don’t have a problem with scars. I understand that certain spots where you’ve been marred by time and circumstance hold as much character as the other areas that gleam with new coats of paint and freshly-planted saplings. My problem is your nonchalance and ‘it’s just a scratch’ attitude towards the parts that aren’t just missing a few tiles here, or lack …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Mountaineers beat Bruins | ]

It was a long-anticipated rematch between two perennial powerhouses in Canadian college basketball. The number-one-ranked Sheridan Bruins put their perfect 8-0 record on the line Wednesday night when they travelled to Hamilton to face the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers were able to tarnish the Bruins’ undefeated mark with a thrilling 111-106 victory.
There was no love lost between these two teams. They battled each other in the OCAA gold medal game last March. The Bruins won that contest 88-70.
The excitement was palpable in the David Braley Athletic Recreation Centre and the Mountaineers were …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Tarnasky thriving in expanded role for Bulldogs | ]

(Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

When the Montreal Canadiens signed veteran forward Nick Tarnasky over the summer, they knew they were getting an experienced player who wouldn’t shy away from dropping the gloves.
However, the organization probably didn’t expect the 230-pound enforcer to be leading the Hamilton Bulldogs in goal scoring through the month of December.
That’s exactly what Tarnasky has done, scoring a team-high seven goals for Hamilton so far this season.
While his production has come as a surprise to most, Tarnasky is just thankful for the opportunity that he’s been given.
“It’s a …

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[3 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Hamilton celebrates Sports Day in Canada | ]

Approximately 60 ball hockey players came together at Pier 8 on the Hamilton Waterfront on Saturday to celebrate Sports Day in Canada.
The game featured players from the Hamilton Red Wings Junior A Hockey Club, as well as the Ancaster Avalanche Junior B team, and the Burlington Bandits Intercounty Baseball League team.
Sports Day in Canada was held nationwide, with different events being held across the country. In Hamilton, the event was organized by Helen Downey, president of Sport Hamilton. She said with obesity on the rise, people need to get active.
“The …

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[2 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Red Wings picking up pace | ]

In dramatic fashion the Hamilton Red Wings broke a six-game losing streak against Milton last week. The Wings, still struggling to find their own identity, have been playing on their heels since early to mid-October.
After an October 14th loss to Georgetown, they dropped three straight after losing their top scorer Christiano DiGiacinto to the Windsor Spitfires and their captain Jason O’Connor to injury. The Connor Bramwell, Corey Caruso and Mitch Reid line produced a great deal of offense, the Wings used their depth of scoring and aggression to overpower some of …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Tokarski taking game to next level for Bulldogs | ]

Just a week ago, the Hamilton Bulldogs were coming off their worst slump of the season, losing six consecutive games and the team in desperate need of a spark.
With Hamilton winning four of the last five games and outscoring opponents 18-10 over that stretch, it appears the Dogs have indeed found that spark.
A major reason for Hamilton’s recent success is Dustin Tokarski, who’s outstanding play last week earned him AHL Player of the Week honours after going 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average and a .980 save percentage.
Despite a tough 6-3 …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Is the DBARC making a difference on campus? | ]

Attending varsity games can be a big part of getting the “college experience” and can also help amp up school spirit.
With the construction of the new David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre (DBARC), more students are attending varsity games according to Michelle Ball, the Director of Student Engagement and Athletics. Ball says that although they don’t keep attendance records for varsity games there has been a noticeable increase compared to last year, when the teams were still playing in the old gym.
The Mohawk athletic department is doing a number of …

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[27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Men’s basketball team wins, moves up national rankings | ]

Mohawk’s men’s basketball team defeated the Humber Hawks 94-80 on Saturday night for a big win against a division rival.
The win puts the Mountaineers at 6-1 for the season, while the Hawks fall to 5-3. Mohawk’s men extended their winning streak to five games and have moved from nine to six in the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association rankings.
Strong defence and an aggressive offense had the Mountaineers up by 12 at the end of the first quarter, as they held the Hawks to just nine points.

Despite the close game, the second …