A breakdown of the 2023-24 NBA rookie class

Contributed Photo / Joshua GateleyFrom left, NBA rookies Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama It feels crazy to say that we have officially reached the halfway point of the NBA 2023-24 season.   Between suspensions, injuries and mid-season trades, there’s a lot…

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NHL proposes “World Cup of Hockey”

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorHockey fans have mixed reactions to the new idea International hockey hasn’t seen a best-on-best men’s hockey tournament in almost a decade, but that may be changing next year.  Not since the last World Cup of…

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A look at this year’s World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 

Contributed Photo / Habs Eyes on the PrizeTeam Canada at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are an annual tradition every hockey fan can look forward to.  The games are action-packed and exciting every…

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NHL insights of the 2023-24 season 

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik Photography With the Christmas season now behind us, the NHL season has unofficially reached its one-third point of the 2023-24 season.  It’s been a thrilling season so far to say the least. Many teams have had…

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Homecoming in Hawk Dome gymnasium

Contributed Photo / UnsplashA basketball. Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford kicked off their homecoming weekend by hosting the second annual Alumni Basketball Game at the LBYMCA on Saturday, Oct.21.   Laurier Brantford’s Extramural Men’s Basketball team hosted their alumni and current students…

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Laurier Brantford hockey is back

Serena Anagbe / Photo Editor #17 and #12 on the women’s hockey team mid-game. Hockey season is back, and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Golden Hawks are already getting it done.   Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams travelled together to…

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The first month of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ NHL season

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik Photography The Toronto Maple Leafs 2023-24 season is well underway, with their first month of play recently wrapping up.  The Leafs finished their opening month of the season with a 5-3-1 record, including a thrilling victory…

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Indoor soccer teams prepare to kick off new season

Serena Anagbe / Photo Editor Post-practice huddle for Laurier Brantford’s indoor soccer team. With Wilfrid Laurier University’s fall semester reaching its final weeks, Brantford’s indoor soccer team has been amping up the excitement for their first tournament.  Team tryouts wrapped…

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An insight to Jonas Dewar’s senior year

Contributed Photo / Megan JacklinLaurier Athletics’ headshot for Jonas Dewar. Student athletes should always give it their all in their last season of competition, and Jonas Dewar made sure of that.   Dewar recently competed in his last OCAA race at…

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Brantford Bulldogs win home opener

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorThe Brantford Bulldogs’ game at the Civic Centre. The Ontario Hockey League’s Brantford Bulldogs won their home opener in a 5-2 victory over the Oshawa Generals on Oct. 7  In front of a sold-out crowd, the…

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Cross-country team prepares for provincial championships

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorThird-year criminology student Hay Dewar. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford varsity cross-country team prepared hard for their provincial championships race, which took place on Oct. 28 at Conestoga College in Kitchener.   The Golden Hawks represented the school…

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The NBA is back

Contributed Photo / NBA The NBA season is back for a new season and it started just like it ended last year. A double-header on opening night featured the Denver Nuggets versus the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State…

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Student-athlete spotlight: Jackson Rice

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorJackson Rice, fourth-year DMJ student and cross-country runner. Heading into his fourth year in digital media and journalism, Jackson Rice hopes to wrap up his cross-country career with a team championship and leave his mark on…

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Laurier Brantford’s hockey teams prepare to hit the ice once again

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik Photography With the fall semester now underway, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford hockey players are preparing for the quickly approaching season, which is starting up after fall Reading Week.  The upcoming year not only gives new players…

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How Laurier athletes stay active in the off-season

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorFitness training equipment in the LBYMCA gym. With the off-season wrapping up quickly, Wilfrid Laurier University athletes are in their final stages of preparing for when school sports start up in early fall.  Between the months…

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Golden hawks wrapping up the athletic year

Photo Contribution by Serena Anagbe Wilfrid Laurier Brantford Golden Hawks are beginning to wrap up an athletic year that saw some ups and some downs.  This is the first full athletic season before COVID-19 shut everything down. Tournaments were back…

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Indoor soccer teams play in regionals at Conestoga

Photo Contribution by Laurier Athletics The Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford Golden Hawks’ men’s and women’s varsity indoor soccer team are getting ready to compete at Regionals on Feb. 27.  The women’s team looks to repeat last season and qualify for…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ayden Carr

Photo Contribution by Laurier Athletics After an incredible rookie season, Ayden Carr, a first-year student-athlete at Laurier Brantford, is ready to take the next step in his athletic career. Carr finished up his first season as an athlete on Laurier…

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The Hamilton Bulldogs move to Brantford

Photo Contribution by Jeremy Vyn The Ontario Hockey League is back in Brantford for the first time since 1984.  The Hamilton Bulldogs are going under renovations and long-term closure at their home arena, FirstOntario Centre.  This move will see Brantford…

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Varsity indoor soccer season off to strong start

Photo Contribution by Laurier Athletics Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Golden Hawks kicked off their season after competing at their first tournament of the year.  Both the men’s and women’s team looked forward to competing and were excited to start their…

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The World Cup Final

Photo Credits to Serena Anagbe On Dec. 18, Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986 in a penalty shoot-out against France.  The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was forced into extra…

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Cross-Country team hosts first Kids’ Fun Run

Wilfrid Laurier University’s cross-country team hosted their first-ever kids’ fun run fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19.    The event allowed future runners or anyone in the youth community to come out and showcase what they got.     The event took…

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Volleyball team hosts first tournament

The volleyball team hosted their first tournament of the year in the Laurier Brantford YMCA on Friday, November 25.  A tough tournament saw Laurier have an early exit, finishing third in the group stage round.  “I think we had pretty…

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Canada’s historical World Cup run

Nothing is more exciting to soccer fans everywhere than the quadrennial event that will be gracing our screens until mid-December. The FIFA World Cup, hosted this year in Qatar, is consistently one of the most-viewed televised events and sees 32…

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Homecoming Game was a Success

Photo contributed by Megan Jacklin Laurier hosted their first-ever homecoming basketball game where it saw the current 2022 Extramural team defeat the Alumni’s. The game went down to the final shot where the alumni could not make the winning basketball,…

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Kara Hughes: A Hall of Famer in the Making

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN JACKLIN / LAURIER ATHLETICS From a former student athlete to now coaching, the future Hall of Famer reflects on her time at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford.  Kara Hughes, a Laurier Brantford alumna, has had one of…

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