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Vanier Football: A Team of Talent Sports 

Vanier Football: A Team of Talent

The Vanier football team has been the main attraction of the athletics department since it started in 1978. This AAA collegiate Division 1 team has been making a name for itself since it’s been around. It is considered to be one of the top teams in Quebec, and is known Canada wide, thus attracting out of province players. Since 2005, the team has won Bol D’Or, the provincial championships, four times, and have made it to the playoffs almost every single year. This year, the Division 1 team has a…

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Sports In Montreal Sports 

Sports In Montreal

Since 1909, sports have become a great part of Montreal’s heritage. It all began with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL), followed by the founding of the Montreal Expos in 1969. What followed was the implementation of an abundance of centres and parks for various sports: the Taz for skateboarding, the Saputo Stadium for soccer, race tracks for the Grand Prix and F1 races, Jarry Park for basketball, tennis, and baseball, and so many more.   The urban impact of sports in Montreal has only grown over…

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Vanier Gym Membership: Now it’s Free! Campus Sports 

Vanier Gym Membership: Now it’s Free!

Let’s get a good stretch! Why would you need to? Well, my humble reader, aside from the physiological benefits that come alongside being flexible, you need to stretch after that great workout you’re going to get at Vanier’s gym right here on campus. You read the title of this article, and you’re not going crazy, the gym membership really is free! That’s right: FREE! All full-time students are now able to access the campus’ gym by visiting the VCSA office (room C-214) and acquiring the sticker for your Student ID…

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Cheetahs Win Home Opener Against St-Jean Sports 

Cheetahs Win Home Opener Against St-Jean

A quarter mile from campus, in a quiet backyard occasionally enlivened by fire engine sirens and homebound airliners, the roar of the crowd was heard at least three times from Vanier’s playing field… our men’s football team brought home their first win of the season at the opener!   Every time the crowd announced their approval with roaring enthusiasm, I wished I’d had the time and energy to be amongst the appreciative supporters in the stands – it sure sounded great!! Congratulations Cheetahs! I hope it’s the first of many…

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They Played Themselves Sports 

They Played Themselves

Golf anyone? Now, the playoffs have started about a week ago. The Montreal Canadians were facing off against a strong and extremely underrated New York Rangers team, as the media were favoring Montreal to have it easy in this series. Do you believe in karma, because the Canadians were shut out in the first game 2-0, letting the Rangers dominate them on their home ice. Heading into game 2, the Habs desperately needed to win, as going to New York down two to nothing in the series was not an…

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Expect the Unexpected Sports 

Expect the Unexpected

One of the greatest sporting events of my life! About a month ago, I joined the Vanier Cheetahs cheerleading team for their final competition of the season at Regionals. There were seven teams at the event, all of them being colleges from Montreal and the Laurentians. Going into the event, I had no idea what to expect, as cheerleading is a whole other world compared to how it is illustrated in movies; and boy did these athletes impress. Cheerleading is a complex sport, much harder than it looks. Every time…

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Not Again! Sports 

Not Again!

This just has to be the biggest nightmare for the Montreal Canadians. With the playoffs starting in a week, the Montreal Canadians are looking to secure their 25th Stanley Cup in franchise history. They have had a strong rebound this year compared to last season, finishing first in the Atlantic division, even with the big coaching change and the addition of five new players, one of them being enforcer Steve Ott, who has been a quiet, but very nice addition to the squad. So where does this nightmare come out…

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They Blew It Again Sports 

They Blew It Again

New year, same old Impact. The Montreal Impact’s home opener was against none other than last year’s MLS Cup champions: the Seattle Sounders. The Impact had lost the season opener in the previous week in San Jose, by a score of 1-0. They needed these three precious points, especially with an approximate 35 000 fans coming to support their beloved Montreal side. This is exactly the mentality the Impact began the game with; they came out like lions, attacking the western side from the get-go. The Quebec side was all…

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A Déjà-Vu? Sports 

A Déjà-Vu?

On February 7th 2017, the Boston Bruins fired the longest serving head coach in the NHL, Claude Julien. This decision from the Bruins organization was seen as a lack of good timing and judgment, as they fired the 2011 Stanley Cup winning head coach on the same day the New England Patriots were celebrating their amazing comeback and Super Bowl championship. Way to go Cam Neely! Exactly one week later, the Montreal Canadians, going through their worst slump of the season, decide to take advantage of the situation and fire…

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What’s wrong with Carey? Sports 

What’s wrong with Carey?

December 8th, 2016, New Jersey Devils winger Kyle Palmieri comes surging into Carey Price, sticking out a leg in the collision, trying to intentionally injure the Canadians netminder. Luckily for Price, he did not get injured like the last time the New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider took him out intentionally. This time, the Hart trophy winner had had enough, and decided to punch Palmieri’s back with his blocker numerous times, not only defending himself, but sending a message to the rest of the league saying: goaltender interference will no…

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