Attention should be paid to the two Kingstonians who earned CIS women's hockey medals. McGill's Rebeccca Martindale garnered gold and Laurier's Kaley Powers collected silver after the Martlets' 2-0 win in the championship game tonight in Ottawa.
McGill captain Shauna Denis, of Stittsville, got to cap her career by winning the national title that's eluded the Martlets for many years. There's something for everyone in this story. Kim Kerr had a hat trick for the Ottawa Gee-Gees in their consolation-game win today. Carleton can now say that they lost out to the eventual national champions, while Queen's fans can spitefully point out that McGill's first CIS title in a women's team sport comes just 20 years after the Golden Gaels pulled off such a feat.
How's that for localizing a story? A fuller account is at The CIS Blog. Tyler King will be along to lay waste to this post in good time.
(OK, fair is fair: It's only been 19 school years since Queen's won the CIAU soccer title in 1988. Congratulations, McGill.)
McGill wins women's title; Kingston players square off in national hockey final (Kingston Whig-Standard)