Season marred by injuries, lack of experience (The Concordian)

Confidence crushed after 0-3 start to the season, coach Sutton says “It was difficult from a mental standpoint,” said Greg Sutton, head coach of the Concordia Stingers men’s soccer team, about the 2017 season. “I don’t think we were mentally strong enough after the start of the season to be able to get past [a…

Philippe Hudon still striving for the NHL after battling OCD (The Concordian)

Stingers hockey captain Philippe Hudon continues to set the bar higher “Coming to Concordia, to be quite honest, it wasn’t planned,” said Philippe Hudon, captain of the Concordia Stingers men’s hockey team. “I wanted to continue playing competitive hockey. I was the one really approaching the team. It was all last second.” While his time…

CSU survey: Financial security leads to better grades (The Concordian)

http://theconcordian.com/2017/10/csu-survey-financial-security-leads-to-better-grades/ Council also debates CREM endorsement, increased funding for First Peoples Week The consensus was clear at the last Concordia Student Union (CSU) council meeting: financial security seems to lead to higher grades. A review of the May 2017 General Undergraduate Survey at the latest CSU council meeting revealed that for every $1,000 of debt,…

Jorge Sanchez has put his players first since 2002 (The Concordian)

http://theconcordian.com/2017/10/jorge-sanchez-has-put-his-players-first-since-2002/ Veteran head coach, in his 16th season, emphasizes work ethic, responsibility and having fun When The Concordian approached women’s soccer head coach Jorge Sanchez about doing an interview for a profile of him, he was hesitant. “It’s not about me,” Sanchez said. “It’s about the players.” Full story here   Main photo by Matthew Coyte

No suspension for Laval player for hit on Trenton Miller (The Concordian)

RSEQ suspends Laval Rouge et Or’s Kevin McGee for “unnecessary roughness” on James Tyrrell The Concordia Stingers football team lost to the Sherbrooke Vert et Or, with a score of 30-13, on Sept. 30 in the 31st annual Shrine Bowl. The Stingers, who now have a 2-3 record, had to play without quarterback Trenton Miller….

How to diagnose concussions earlier (The Concordian)

Emerging technology aims to prevent athletes returning to the field too soon “On average, there are eight concussions per team per year,” according to Dr. Alain Ptito,  a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University. Those eight concussions per team refer to both the McGill varsity football and hockey teams. He has worked with…

THE LADDER – Connor Gottfried: ‘Hard work is fun. That might sound nerdy, but that’s what I love’ (Special to the Globe and Mail)

Connor Gottfried, 40, earned a mechanical-engineering degree from the University of Calgary and gained 13 years of experience in the field before launching the eLearning development company, Leara, in 2012. Since then, Leara has amassed a clientele that includes NASA, ATCO and Marriott Hotels. Mr. Gottfried is chief executive officer. When I was 19, my high-school vice-principal (Cam…