Jack Han’s road to the NHL ran through McGill

It’s been said one gains recognition by doing things better than everyone else, or by doing things differently. Jack Han does both. Han gained notoriety when he was hired to work in the Toronto Maple Leafs Player Development department for the 2017-18 season. He was known in the hockey world at the time for his writing with The Athletic and his “One Minute Tactic” videos … Continue reading Jack Han’s road to the NHL ran through McGill

A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

Vancouver, BC- Truth, Duty, Valour. Three words that students at the Royal Military College of Canada live by, and it’s no different for the ones who don the Paladins’ crest in athletic competition.  RMC is different. Everyone there is training to be a part of Canada’s armed forces, and that takes priority over sports. It’s different than at other schools, where academics can slide in … Continue reading A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

U SPORTS WHKY: Pacific Steelers Trio Headed to Trinity Western

The Trinity Western Spartans women’s hockey team has been playing in the South Coast Women’s Hockey League, but are set to join U SPORTS in the fall of 2020. With the change in competition, comes a change in personnel and in this four-part series, we take a look into each of the team’s new faces ahead of the inaugural U SPORTS puck drop. Vancouver, BC- … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Pacific Steelers Trio Headed to Trinity Western

U SPORTS: Trophies Galore for the Guelph Gryphons in 2019-20

Guelph,ON- Another year has gone by and the Guelph Gryphons are once again updating their trophy cabinets with new hardware. 2019 – 2020 saw the Guelph Gryphons continue their dominance, winning championships and trophies galore as they steamrolled their way to the top of competitions all across the board. Men’s Hockey  Hoisting the Queen’s Cup is the goal for all OUA men’s hockey teams, but … Continue reading U SPORTS: Trophies Galore for the Guelph Gryphons in 2019-20

U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

Vancouver, BC- Estelle Duvin has avoided the contentious state that is North American women’s hockey. The former University of Montreal Carabin has turned pro but has not chosen the National Women’s Hockey League or the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She’s avoided it all, and chosen to play in Europe, with TPS Turku of the Finish women’s pro league.  Duvin was born in France and … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

Vancouver, BC- The UBC Thunderbirds may have been the best U SPORTS school this year. All but one of the teams had very strong seasons in a year that can only be seen as a success for the Vancouver school. However, while there were a great number of top stories, we have to narrow it down to two. Women’s Soccer Please, tell me which team … Continue reading Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

Triplet Power: Varsity Blues Hockey Player Joey Manchurek and His Brothers are Dominating TikTok

Vancouver, BC- With matching outfits, a smartphone and some hockey prowess, the Manchurek triplets have become TikTok famous. Joey Machurek, a hockey player with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, was atop the OUA’s western conference in January, but as the season winded down, he and his brothers began to take TikTok by storm. Their fame is not the velvet robes and luxurious clothing of … Continue reading Triplet Power: Varsity Blues Hockey Player Joey Manchurek and His Brothers are Dominating TikTok

U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

There were a lot of great moments and stories from across U SPORTS this past year. In this series, 49 Sports takes a look at each school’s best moments. Although there were many great accomplishments, we have kept it to two per school. Enjoy Toronto, ON- It was a historic year for some of the Mount Royal teams, and for others it was a perfect example … Continue reading U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

What’s Up With U? Episode 7: Rachel Doerrie on U SPORTS Hockey

Toronto,ON- It’s a very big show on the “What’s Up With U?” Podcast this week, as we welcome York Lions Director of Advanced Performance Rachel Doerrie to the show! LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: With Rachel we talk about everything from pizza, to recruits and how advanced hockey analytics helped the Lions this year.  A bit about Rachel Doerrie:  She is a graduate of the … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 7: Rachel Doerrie on U SPORTS Hockey