Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.10

February 10, 2005


Stingers roundup

By John Austen

Hockey Stingers close in on first place

The Concordia Stingers men's hockey team stayed right with the pack in the tight OUA Far East Division with big wins over first-place Trois-Rivières and Queen's last weekend.

Coach Kevin Figsby and his squad moved to within two points of UQTR and one of McGill with a well-deserved 5-2 win over Trois-Rivières last Sunday at the Ed Meagher Arena. The Stingers now sport a record of 12-6-1-1.

The Stingers also took care of business against Queen's. Bruno Champagne and Matthew Armstrong scored power play goals for the Stingers in the first period to pace the attack.

Other Stinger goals came from Trevor Hawkins and Frederic Faucher. The latter scored into an empty net with four seconds left in regulation time.

After playing the annual Corey Cup game against McGill on Feb. 9, the Stingers head to Ontario for their next three games. Concordia plays Ryerson and the University of Toronto in the Queen City this weekend before heading to Ottawa the following weekend.

The Lady Stingers had little trouble with Carleton, beating them 4-0 last Friday night at Concordia.

President Lowy fêted by students

Frederick Lowy was scheduled to be guest of honour at a celebration before the Corey Cup hockey game at the Athletic Complex last night.

Students were invited to meet with Dr. Lowy and thank him for his decade of cheerful, dedicated service to the university, including his support for sports activities.

Cagers win again

Forward Patrick Perrotte scored a game-high 33 points to lead the surging Stingers men's basketball team to a relatively easy 74-52 win over Bishop's at Concordia last Saturday afternoon.

Ben Sormonte scored 12 points, while Philippe Langlois had 13 assists and 10 rebounds to go along with his six points.

The first-place Stingers are now 10-1 in league play. Laval remained just two points behind in second place with a 75-58 win over McGill, also last weekend.

Gosse, Perrotte are top athletes

Patrick Perrotte of the men's basketball team team and Jodi Gosse of the women's hockey team have been named the Sir Winston Churchill Pub athletes of the week for the period ending Jan. 30.

Perrotte was also named QSSF Male Athlete of the Week for the same period.