Thursday, August 07, 2008

Campus corner: Burnes good to go after appendix acts up

Notes on our teams/athletes of interest from The 613 ...

Golden Gaels: We're late to the game, but Canadian Olympic archer J.D. Burnes, Queen's class of 2010, has been cleared to compete after a bout of appendix trouble.

That's a huge relief for him. (If you click through, check out the first comment on the CBC's story, from a former archer.) You can leave a message in support of Burnes here.

NCAA: There's a glowing report out of Houston on Montrealer Arnaud Gascon-Nadon's progress as a freshman rush end with the Rice Owls.
... the surprise is AGN, who has an impressive burst off the edge. The staff wants AGN to improve his technique, but if he is slow to do so, he possesses the natural ability to serve as a pass-rush specialist. AGN also provided a laugh when he and countryman Scott Mitchell locked horns during a spirited blocking drill.
Women's hockey: Four players with Ottawa ties are on the national under-18 team that will face Team USA in a 3-game series from Aug. 20-23 — goalie Cassie Seguin, defender Stefanie McKeough and forwards Jamie Lee Rattray and Isabel Ménard. That doesn't mean they're assured a spot for the under-18 world championship team, which takes place early in the new year in Germany. The team will be picked after the under-18 nationals, which are, wait for it, in Napanee.

(There's a great story about how it came to be that Jayna Hefford's mother got girls hockey off the ground back in the day.)

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