By Noah Cain Sports Editor Women’s Basketball The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks flew into the Thunderdome Jannuary 25th-26st, tied with the Thunderwolves in the standings. They flew out Sunday, January 27th, two games ahead in the playoff race. Laurier came out strong Friday night, blazing out to a 10-1 lead in the opening five minutes. [...]
Tomas Holmstrom retires By Noah Cain Sports Editor On Tuesday, January 22nd, one day before his 40th birthday, Tomas Holmstrom announced his retirement from the NHL after 1,026 games and 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. In his career, he won four Stanley Cups and an Olympic Gold medal in 2006. Holmstrom retires as [...]
This is awesome By Noah Cain Sports Editor As this weekend approached, I sat in my class during break and surveyed the room. Things appeared to be normal: students checked their cell phones, left to go to the washroom, and grade grubbed at the professor’s pulpit. Something was different though. There was something about how [...]
Catching up with the Thunderwolves By Noah Cain Sports Editor Men’s Hockey The Lakehead University’s men’s hockey team split their series with their rivals from Western, October 26-27 at the Fort William Gardens. On the Friday, Lakeheadsquelched a Western comeback and defeated the Mustangs 3-2. Lakehead’s power-play, which is the best in the CIS at [...]
LU’s hockey team looks to the future in the wake of a change-up on the bench By Esa Keltamaki On October 18, the Thunderwolves hockey program released Joel Scherban from his duties as head coach. That same day, assistant coach Mike Busniuk was named interim head coach, likely for the remainder of the season. “We [...]
Women’s Volleyball Lakehead’s women’s volleyball team lost all three of their games as they toured southern Ontario from October 19-21. On Friday, they were defeated 3-1 (19-25, 5-25, 25-20, 16-25) to the York Lions. Vanessa Chorkway played well, getting 14 kills in the loss. The Thunderwolves failed to rally Saturday afternoon when they lost in [...]
Catch up with the Thunderwolves By Noah Cain Sports Editor Men’s Hockey The Lakehead University Varsity Men’s Hockey team split their series with the York Lions on the weekend of October 12-13. The ‘Wolves struck first on Friday, skating to a 7-3 victory over the visiting Lions; each goal was scored by a different player, [...]
A look the good, bad and ugly features of one of Canada’s favourite video games By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief With the looming threat of another NHL lockout, puck-heads across the nation can get at least some of their hockey fix from the latest addition of the longest-running NHL video game series. NHL 13 officially [...]
The New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers engaged in a bit of old ultra-violence on Mar. 19. Twelve gloves dropped from the hands of six men, who got into three fights, all before three seconds ticked off the game clock. The crowd erupted, the announcers shouted, the players on the benches banged their sticks. The willing combatants swung at each other for a about a minute, and then sat in the penalty box for five.
Saskatoon joins Quebec City and Hamilton as prospective Canadian NHL markets Michael St. Jean Layout & Design Editor Less than six months after the re-born Winnipeg Jets skated onto the MTS centre ice for their first regular season NHL game, another western Canadian city has informed the NHL that they are interested in obtaining a [...]
We’re Canadians, and whether we like it or not, hockey is a big part of our cultural identity. No one understands this better than Jay Baruchel, the co-writer and co-star of Goon.
Hardcore fans always look forward to three days on the NHL schedule: the yearly Entry Draft in June, the opening of unrestricted free agency on July 1, and the annual NHL trade deadline that occurs in late February or early March.
Feb. 16, 2004, Vancouver. Todd Bertuzzi chases Steve Moore down the ice, grabs him from behind, and punches him in the head. Moore’s head, with Bertuzzi’s 245 pound frame behind it, strikes the ice and stains it red with blood.
Thunder Bay’s Junior B hockey league is not for the faint of heart. Nicknamed the Jungle, each shift has the potential to end in violence.
On Feb. 15, 17, and 18, the men’s Hockey team took on the Guelph Gryphons in the quarter finals of the OUA playoffs. LU won the series two games to one, with scores being 5–4 for the Gryphons, 5–1 for the ‘Wolves, and 3-2 in the deciding game.
On Feb. 2 in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner joined an elite group of NHLers by putting up eight points in a single contest.
The men’s Hockey team took on the Brock Badgers and the Western Mustangs on the road, splitting their weekend series by defeating the Badgers 4-2 in St. Catherines and losing to the Mustangs 7-4 in London.
The Thunderwolves may have hit a wall last weekend as they met the Western Mustangs in a double header at home. The ‘Wolves lost 1-0 on Friday night and managed an identical score during Saturday’s game.
While most of us were relaxing on holiday break, the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team and Men’s Hockey team were kept busy with games to end the year 2011. Here’s how we did.
The Lakehead University men’s hockey team defended their home ice by defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 6-0 on Friday and 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday.