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Varsity Athlete Profile: Liam Ezzard

Stats:  Height: 6ft Weight: 165 lbs Number: #11 Position: Right attacking mid-fielder Favourite Store in Sudbury: Walmart Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Buzzy Browns Social Media: @Ezzard14 He is one of the team leaders on the score board, Liam Ezzard represents the Laurentian Voyageurs on the pitch with 5 goals and an assist in the first 12 games of the season. Liam is currently in his third year of five at Laurentian taking Con-Ed, with a double major of FSL (French as a second language) and Geography. He came to Laurentian University for the opportunity to become a teacher and......

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Laurentian Varsity Schedule
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September 13, 2016

Laurentian Varsity Schedule

LAURENTIAN MENS SOCER SEPTEMBER 2016 Saturday, September 3: RMC  vs. LU @ Navy Bay 2:15 PM Sunday, September 4:  Queen’s vs. LU @ Miklas-McCarney Field 2:15 PM Sunday, Septemner 11: LU vs. Nipissing @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Saturday, September 17: LU vs. Trent @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Sunday, September 18: LU vs. UOIT  @ LU Soccer Fields 2:15 PM Friday, September 23: Carleton vs. LU  @ Keith Harris Stadium 7:15 PM OCTOBER 2016 Saturday, October 1: Nipissing vs. LU @ Nipissing Field 12:00 PM Sunday, October 2: Ryerson vs. LU @ Downsview Park 1:00 PM......

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Christina Best- Sudbury’s Own National Champ

Christina Best is a modern martial artist, a mother and a mentor. Don’t let these photos fool you; she is a badass, but she’s also one of the friendliest people around. Christina trains out of Melbrook Martial Arts Academy, where she can be found almost every day, either smashing Thai pads, the heavy bag, or as acting instructor during Women’s only classes. Recently, Christina has been very busy, with fighting in the featured bout of Northern Fights (a local amateur promotion), followed by winning the National Championship for WAKO in her weight division. We sat down with Christina to......

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Strength Training for Golf: What you Need to Know

If you’ve seen the latest Nike or Adidas golf commercials you may be wondering, is this a golf ad or a CrossFit commercial? Golf companies are now marketing some of the best and brightest stars in the game as athletes – just like in any other sport. While you’ll still spot the occasional John Daly-esque physique on the course, more and more golfers are hitting the gym and look like well-conditioned athletes. If you want to improve your game this summer, work on getting stronger and more mobile, says Certified Personal Trainer, Oscar Cano.  “In golf, you need to......

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Sam Hirst: Voyageur in the Community

Laurentian Universities’ Men’s Basketball team performed admirably this season. Throughout 19 games, the Voyageurs finished with a 6-13 record, recording an average of 70 points per game, with Collingwood native Sam Hirst performing impeccably. Hirst, who played the most minutes this season, participated in all 19 games and had 253 points overall which was third most for the Voyageur’s roster. “The season didn’t go exactly as we hoped, especially not a first round exit, but we all have to get past that,” says Hirst. “But, our highest point of the season was when we played Nipissing, it was do-or-die......

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Crater Hangouts: Nickel City Roller Derby

Did you know Sudbury has a Roller Derby league? We got to hang out with some of the members of Nickel City Roller Derby a few weeks ago and we found out a little bit more about the awesome sport of roller derby! Can you give us some background information? How did Nickel City Roller Derby start? Elle Hoar, the founder of NCRD, had just passed Fresh Meat when she moved back to Sudbury and started up the first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby league. Being new to the sport herself, she recruited, trained and organized the league with those who......

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Stay Active with Sudbury Sport and Social Club

If you’re looking for a way to stay active throughout the year, Sudbury Sport and Social Club has got you covered. They offer everything from soccer to dodgeball and with their affordable prices and member benefits –  it’s the best way to stay active and social all year. We spoke with Matthew Rupoli, General Manager, to find out more! What’s the story behind Sudbury Sport and Social Club? The Sport and Social Club story stems all the way back to 1996 with the Toronto Sport and Social Club. You can read ab article about the founder Kristi Herold (Sudbury......

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Reach for the Wall: Laurentian Swimmer Matt Schouten

Stats: Height: 6’2 Weight: 170 lbs Birthday: August 21st, 1996 School: Laurentian University Favourite Store in Sudbury: Sportchek Favourite Local Restaurant: Tony V’s Social Media: Matt Schouten on Facebook Matt Schouten is really hitting his stride. Success has come again this season for the Laurentian swimmer, following last year’s strong performance as Laurentian’s Rookie of the Year. In his second year as a Mining Engineering student, and as a varsity athlete for Laurentian, Matt has made the transition from freshman to sophomore success. This year, Matt was also awarded the Male Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments, “This......

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Ace the Competition this Summer

Outdoor tennis season is fast approaching and come July, courts around the city will be filled with recreational and competitive players alike. If you want to play better tennis this summer, spend some time working on your game indoors this spring. The Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre (30 Cypress St) is a full service tennis facility that is conveniently located in downtown Sudbury. Building a Tennis Bubble in Sudbury The tennis centre was established in 1992 by a small planning committee that met at Lockerby Secondary School and arranged to have a tennis bubble built in Sudbury. Since then, local......

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Making History: Laurentian’s Women Hockey Season Recap

This was a BIG year for the Lady Vees. For the very first time, the Laurentian Women’s hockey team appeared in the first round of the post-season. It was a ground-breaking moment for Laurentian and for the players involved, as well as the hockey program in Sudbury. We spoke with Head Coach Stacey Colarossi and two of the Lady Vees athletes, who shared with us their thoughts on this past season. Throughout the season, the Vees came together to string together 11 wins and 13 losses.The Women’s Ice Hockey team was introduced three years ago. It set a standard......

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