After nearly a year and a half without games, our Gee-Gees student-athletes could not have been more excited to return to play for the fall semester. The performances so far as well as the resilience they’ve shown in the face of adversity have been nothing short of inspiring. Didn’t get a chance to get out to any games this year? Here’s our recap!
Football: The Gee-Gees football team showed incredible resiliency this year. After the tragic and untimely death of one of their teammates, these men rallied together and kept playing. They didn’t miss a game and found ways to honour their teammate Francis Perron throughout the season. Not only did they win a thrilling and meaningful Panda Game, but they also battled their way to OUA semi-finals. Francis will not be forgotten. #LLFP
Women’s Rugby: The women’s rugby dream team never disappoints. This team fought hard all season long, making it to the RSEQ semi-finals – but that wasn’t enough for them. After conquering the Victoria Vikes to secure a position to play in the U SPORTS gold medal game vs. the Queen’s Gaels, the team secured a national silver medal. This marks the team’s *6th * consecutive National medal…no big deal. The team had five players named RSEQ conference All-stars AND those same 5 players earned a spot on the All-Canadian Teams for 2021, a record-setting achievement. What a fantastic season of rugby for our Gee-Gees!
Women’s Soccer: The women’s soccer team had a terrific regular season, going undefeated for the eighth time in program history before making it all the way to the conference semi-finals. The team was showered with accolades to cap off their season, earning 5 all-star nods, OUA East MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year! Congratulations to this team on this exciting season!
Rowing: Coach Stu McKenzie earned the honours of Coach of the Year at both the conference and national levels. This was well-deserved considering the rowing club finished up their season with 3 podium placements at the OUA championships – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in a variety of races!
Men’s Basketball: 10 games in, 10 wins! Men’s basketball has been tearing it up so far this season & there are plenty more games to come. The team is ranked third in the country, but their aspirations are much higher than just a national ranking. Over the summer, alumnus Caleb Agada represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games. Congratulations to Caleb, let’s hope that our current roster can keep up the Olympic-level performance!
Women’s Basketball: In a similar fashion to the men’s team, our women’s basketball team is undefeated thus far in the regular season. Capital Hoops, the most hyped game of the year, will be taking place in the coming months, stay tuned for more details!
Swimming: Each swim meet so far has meant a podium placement for our Gee-Gees, peaking at 2nd for both men’s and women’s. The real test comes in February with the RSEQ championships. The Gee-Gees are hosting this year, so be sure to attend and support our team!
Hockey: The men’s and women’s hockey teams have been putting on a show for our fans. The women’s team made a statement earlier this year by defeating McGill, the number one-ranked team in the country. Not to be outdone, the men’s team are turning heads in a tough division, and their first-year players are settling in nicely. The programs are gearing up for their rivalry matchups with the Carleton Ravens; women’s hockey plays the Alerts Cup on Jan. 23, and men’s hockey renews hostilities in the Colonel By Classic Jan. 29. Both games are taking place at TD Place, and the atmosphere is sure to be electric!
Cross Country: The cross-country team has had 6 top-10 placements so far this season. A special congratulations to Skye Pellerin and Adrian Fournier for qualifying for the U SPORTS National Championship!
Volleyball: The volleyball team picked up their first win of the season Nov. 21. It is a big year for head coach Lionel Woods, who is in his 30th season at the helm of the program. The remarkable milestone is being commemorated by the current team and alumni throughout the season.
….all that in only 3 months back! Keep an eye on your favourite Gee-Gees teams as they continue on into the winter semester. Don’t forget, game tickets are free for Gee-Gee pass holders and only 5$ for all students. Grab some friends, and come cheer on the Gee-Gees!