Tag: hockey

Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

By Josh Kolic There was recently a blog post that made its way along the internet that contained a very provocative argument. It was written by Neil Paine of the The Butterfly Effect at ESPN’s newly launched FiveThirtyEight brand. Its title: “Why Gretzky Had It Easy?” The basic argument was that the rapid increase in [...]

March 26, 2014
A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

By Josh Kolic Rich Peverley collapsing on the bench during a game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets was absolutely horrifying. Here was a young, vibrant man in the prime of his life playing a professional sport almost cut down by a heart ailment that any one of us could have. Peverley required [...]

March 19, 2014

Wake Up!: It’s time for hockey to acknowledge racism exists

By Josh Kolic The response to my article last week about PK Subban’s experience at the Olympics and how his lack of playing time – specifically the perceptions regarding it seemed informed by systemic racism – was immense. After all, Subban is the reigning Norris trophy winner and statistically the best Canadian-born defenseman in 5-on-5 [...]

March 5, 2014
The media vs. PK Subban

The media vs. PK Subban

A false Olympics controversy and a great hockey player By Josh Kolic When the Canadian men’s Olympic Hockey team was selected earlier this month, there was no name that I wanted to see on the roster more than PK Subban’s. In retrospect, it is ridiculous that there was any doubt that Subban would be on [...]

January 22, 2014
Thunder rocks the Ice

Thunder rocks the Ice

By Emily Upton Member writer The Thunderwolves rocked the ice on Wednesday, October 16 with their first game of the season. Lakehead faced Georgian Orillia and came out with a 6-1 score. Within the last minutes of both the first and second periods the puck flew in the nets. Lakehead got their first goal, followed [...]

October 30, 2013
The great fighting debate

The great fighting debate

One man’s opinion on one of hockey’s hottest topics By  Mike St. Jean Sports Editor During the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs season opening game on October 1, another chapter was written in the book of arguments against fighting in the NHL when George Parros left the ice on a stretcher after partaking in [...]

October 30, 2013

Sports Briefs

By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor   While we were away While The Argus was closed for the week preceding Thanksgiving, Lakehead’s athletic season continued moving forward. The ‘Wolves men’s hockey team notched their first wins of the season by defeating the RMC Paladins in back-to-back games at the Fort William Gardens. Both contests ended [...]

October 23, 2013

A women’s guide to surviving the hockey season

By LAUREN MURPHY THE RYERSONIAN (RYERSON UNIVERSITY) TORONTO (CUP) – Ladies, I know some of you are as crazy about hockey as your significant others, if not more so. But if you’re like me, the sound of those skates on the ice is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re part of this sisterhood of women [...]

October 9, 2013

Sports Briefs

Catching up with the ‘Wolves By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor ‘Wolves cross country team battles at Griak Invitational                 Just over a week ago, Lakehead’s men’s and women’s cross country teams travelled to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the 28th annual Roy Griak Invitational. While rain left the track’s conditions far from ideal, the [...]

October 9, 2013

Thunderwolves sports briefs

A quick look at Lakehead Athletics Compiled by Mike St. Jean Interim Sports Editor   Morrison leaves men’s hoops to join Celtics affiliate Longtime Thunderwolves Head Coach Scott Morrison has taken a professional leave of absence from the CIS to join the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The team, which is based [...]

October 2, 2013
CONCUSSIONS AND THE GROWING EPIDEMIC

CONCUSSIONS AND THE GROWING EPIDEMIC

Photo By Jason Rankin/The Lance By MIKE SPECHT  THE LANCE (UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR) WINDSOR (CUP) — Windsor natives Spencer Jean and Jordano Papa have seen firsthand how concussions can hinder ones quality of life. With a combined 20 registered concussions between them, Jean and Papa have dedicated their lives to concussion research and rehabilitation. Jean, [...]

September 24, 2013
The original trail blazers

The original trail blazers

Alex Delvecchio’s #10 Red Wings jersey hangs amongst other greats at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit A look at some of the best, ‘old-school’ hockey talent to come out of Thunder Bay By Mike St. Jean Interim Sports Editor The city of Thunder Bay has always had its share of talent represented in the National [...]

September 24, 2013
Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Former ‘Wolves forward Brock McPherson has continued his hockey career in the United Kingdom. A look at some former Thunderwolves hockey players who have continued their career outside of the CIS By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief Collegiate sports teams have always had a high turn-over rate; at least as far as team rosters are concerned. [...]

September 18, 2013

Catching up with the Wolves: A look back at the 2012-13 athletic season and what lies ahead

By Mike St. Jean Interim Sports Editor Like the old cliché goes, the 2012-13 OUA/CIS season provided Lakehead Thunderwolves fans with a lot to cheer about, some disappoints, and reason to believe the athletic future will be bright here at Lakehead University. The year was full of ups and downs, moments of pure joy, and [...]

September 11, 2013

The realization of not going pro

By Josh Martin The Other Press(Douglas College) NEW WESTMINSTER (CUP) — Every athlete grows up imagining that they’ll turn pro. Playing a sport professionally in front of thousands of fans while making millions of dollars is the dream, but often just that—a dream. There’s always that one day when an individual realizes that those hopes [...]

September 11, 2013

Bodychecking in peewee hockey no longer allowed

By Autumn McDowell The Carillon (University of Regina) According to many hockey fans, bodychecking is simply part of the game, but with an increase in the number of high profile concussion cases in various hockey leagues across the country, Hockey Canada, the governing body of Canadian ice hockey, has made the controversial decision to take [...]

September 11, 2013

Eye on the Thunderwolves: varsity sports season continues

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. [...]

February 6, 2013

End of an era in Detroit

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 [...]

January 29, 2013

NHL hockey is back

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 [...]

January 23, 2013
Lakehead sports season in full swing

Lakehead sports season in full swing

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 [...]

November 6, 2012