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Roy removed from Western Shock therapy gets Activist ticketed for defying campus ban
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Kaitlyn McGrath Associate Editor London activist and Occupy London member Mike Roy was arrested on campus Tuesday night for violating his year-long ban from university property. Roy, who was banned from campus after he attended an unauthorized demonstration in the University Community Centre on February 1, was attempting to attend the speaking event by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth. Woodworth was scheduled to speak about abortion, and given the controversy surrounding the talk, Elgin Austen, director of the Campus Community Police Service, said campus police made prior arrangements to ensure the event ran smoothly. Prior to the beginning of the talk, Roy was spotted by an officer and asked to step outside. Once escorted from the auditorium in the Spencer Engineering Building, he was handcuffed and held in a cruiser until London police arrived. Austen said although Roy wasn’t causing any difficulty, his presence on campus was enough to warrant an arrest. “He knew that he had a trespass notice that had been provided to him some period of time ago, and being on the property was in violation of a provincial statute. He didn’t deny any of that,” Austen said. Once London police arrived, Roy was transferred to their cruiser and taken to police headquarters downtown. He was issued a ticket and fined for trespassing. Given his ban, Roy said he was somewhat prepared for the possibility he would be asked to leave the event. However, he chose to attend anyway. “He’s a Member of Parliament, and it was a public event for him to
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THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM? Mike Roy, a local activist, was banned from campus in February 2012 after participating in an unauthorized protest that interrupted an Israel on Campus event. Roy was forcibly removed from campus again Tuesday night while attending Stephen Woodworth’s speaking engagement.
speak on an issue that was galvanizing a lot of activists in the community,” Roy said. “I wanted to see what he had to say.” Roy admitted the order has been difficult to abide by given the number of events and activities that occur on Western’s campus. In fact, recently Roy was escorted off of King’s University College campus after he tried to attend the Yves Engler book release. However, this was the first time he received repercussions for violating the ban. With this most recent incident, Austen said campus police are contemplating whether they will extend Roy’s ban that, as of now, would expire in February 2013. “There is no decision on that,”
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Austen said about the possibility of lengthening the punishment. “We’ll probably wish to talk to Mr. Roy about it.” In the event his prohibition from campus does get extended, Roy said he would be extremely upset and, along with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, would be prepared to fight it. Even though Roy said he still disagrees with the validity of the original ban, with only a little over two months remaining, he is willing to avoid campus until it’s up. “I’m willing to bite the bullet now,” he said. “I’m not even going to bother going to campus for a couple months and hopefully we can get over this.”
In the past few decades, those suffering from depression had very limited options—psychotherapy, medication or electroconvulsive therapy. However, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, which opened this past Tuesday, is introducing a new method that could quickly replace existing treatments. Magnetic seizure therapy, or MST, is a procedure that involves stimulation to the brain through a magnetic field. CAMH is the first centre in Canada, and one of few worldwide, that offers this treatment. “[MST] repetitively activates the cortex of the brain, which causes a seizure,” Jeff Daskalakis, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the brain stimulation research and treatment program at CAMH, explained. “The activation is limited to the frontal lobes, which is the area that is responsible for depression.” “Because this remains [targeted], it causes positive therapeutic effects because it does not spread to other brain regions.” According to Daskalakis, this is a much different approach than ECT, where the electrical current spreads throughout the brain. Because of this, ECT can cause generalized activation throughout the brain—something that causes a lot of side effects as opposed to therapeutic benefits. But those patients with depression aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this cutting-edge treatment. “We’re also using [MST] in the context of schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder,” he said. “Patients right now are having treatment applied three times a week, and it can go up to six to eight weeks of treatment.”
Verinder Sharma, a professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at Western, is excited to find out more information about the treatment. “I think this certainly seems like a good choice, but I would really like to see long-term data as to what this does,” Sharma said. “Because of the challenges that we face in treatment of depression, whenever a new treatment comes out, we kind of get excited, but then realize there may be some problems associated with it as well.” MST has been in development for the last 10 years, but only used
Because of the challenges that we face in treatment of depression, whenever a new treatment comes out, we kind of get excited, but then realize there may be some problems associated with it as well. —Verinder Sharma
A professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at Western
clinically in the last five or six. Since the treatment has taken a while to catch on, it took a large initiative by CAMH to become one of the leading centres in the world. “We’re not talking about a small percentage of the population, and we’re not talking about an obscure illness that only affects 100,000 people—we’re talking about an illness that affects 10 to 20 per cent of the population. That’s a large number of people who are going to be treatment-resistant,” Daskalakis said. “Being able to offer these very new, cutting-edge treatments […] is tremendously rewarding.”
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GETTING HIS NAILS DID. Western Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall joined fellow London coaches at Artistic Esthetic Spa yesterday to receive a purple manicure in honour of the London Abused Women’s Centre’s Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign.
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Carol Stephenson an influential women Female faculty and alumni at Western are among the most influential in Canada. In the winter 2012 issue of Women of Influence magazine, Carol Stephenson, dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business, was listed in the second annual Top 25 Women of Influence list, along with five other Western alumni. Stephenson was named among five most influential women in the public sector category for the number of board appointments she currently sits on, her leadership and dedication to business education and her fundraising work in raising over $2 million towards the construction of the new Ivey building. “[Stephenson] has been able to do an incredible job building the school, and really taking seriously the development of the learning process of the students,” Carolyn Lawrence, president and CEO of Women of Influence magazine, said. “If you think about it, it’s not about building a building and raising money, but you’re influencing and shaping the lives of students who are going to build business in Canada for the next many generations,” Lawrence said. The purpose of the Top 25 Women of Influence list is to celebrate female role models and inspire young women to believe they are able to achieve such accomplishments in their careers. “We’re helping so many others believe they can do it too,” Lawrence said. “They are real, human women, and they have good days and bad days just like everybody else, and they’re accomplishing incredible things.” “I think it’s important to profile role models so that young women just starting out in their careers are confident in the possibilities, and think broadly on what kind of contributions they can have on society.” —Jacqueline Ting
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Innovative liver surgery brought to Canada Alex Carmona News Editor
Western’s own Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro has brought a new weapon in the fight against liver cancer across the Atlantic to North America. Hernandez-Alejandro heard about the new procedure, known as a two-stage hepatectomy, innocuously enough. While presenting at the American HepatoPancreato-Biliary Association annual meeting, he was amazed by a group of German surgeons who claimed to have discovered a new type of liver resection surgery that increased liver regeneration to between 70 and 80 per cent in a single week. “There are sometimes innovations presented at these conferences, but it’s rare for them to be so advanced, or to have as much impact as this one did,” Hernan-
dez-Alejandro said. “This was so intense and so innovative that it was difficult to believe. I’m a surgeon who has been doing liver surgery for some time and had never seen something like that.” Despite having just learned of the new operation, HernandezAlejandro was confident he could bring the procedure’s life-saving techniques into his own operating room. In fact, he performed his first two-stage hepatectomy only one month after attending the conference. “My experience in doing liver resections helped a lot—this is just another kind of liver resection with some modifications, although it’s more challenging, to be sure,” he explained. Hernandez-Alejandro stressed that while the procedure can be extremely effective for certain cases of liver cancer, particu-
USC frosted glass to improve visibility Julian Uzielli Online Editor The University Students’ Council office just got a little less transparent—literally. As part of their University Community Centre Renewal Project, the glass windows outside the USC office on the third floor of the UCC were replaced with frosted glass Tuesday. The new windows display the USC logo and social media information, with office hours and phone numbers to be added soon. The change is meant to give the USC “a more visible presence,” according to Jeremy Santucci, vicepresident communications for the USC, who came up with the idea. “[It’s] just to identify our offices, where we are and to be able to give students the idea that they do have a student council and that it is here, and to provide a space where they can see all of our information— perhaps when the doors are closed, or when they’re walking by.” When asked if opaque windows would make the USC seem less
approachable, Santucci said he hoped they would have the opposite effect. “That wasn’t our thought,” he said. “We were looking to actually be literally more visible in terms of our office spot.” The windows of the Purple Store, Peer Support Centre and USC conference centre are all getting similar treatments. The collective budget for the windows was $3,000, but according to Tony Ayala, vice-president finance, the real cost will not be known until they get the bill from the university at the end of the month. The UCC Renewal Plan, announced in June, is part of the USC’s long-term capital plan. It encompasses a range of changes to the UCC, some of which have already taken place this year, including the relocation of the Purple Store and InfoSource, and the launch of Mustang Central. Santucci emphasized the USC still maintained an open-door policy. “When the office is open, the doors are always open.”
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larly when extensive metastazation has occurred, it is not for everyone. “This operation is aggressive, so the patient needs to be able to tolerate this kind of procedure, which is a big thing,” he said. Obtaining consent for such a new surgery has not been an issue, however, due to the massive gains in life expectancy the surgery represents to cancer sufferers who previously had much less hope of survival. “It’s not difficult for the patient to consent, because there’s not much hope for them. We explain that their chance of survival if I don’t do this will be six months or less with just chemotherapy, and if I take them to the operating room, they might live five years, six years, or probably even more. But they have to be able to tolerate it, which can never be guaranteed.”
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thespianthursday Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.
—Arthur Miller, American playwright and essayist.
Über Cool toys gain artistic recognition Local geek boutique to host London’s first independent toy show
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Emily Fister Gazette Staff It’s time to play, London. On November 17, downtown geek boutique Über Cool Stuff will host the city’s first-ever independent toy show. The event, Sculpture Culture, is a collaborative effort of Canadian artists who thrive in a doit-yourself mindset. But what exactly makes a toy “indie” or “art”? Chris McInnis, owner of Über Cool Stuff and curator of the show, explains how the world of art and toys first collided. “It sort of grew out of street art in New York and L.A.,” he says, citing New York City’s toy co-operative Kidrobot as genre pioneers. “[They] started creating these toys
and getting artists to design them. And so that […] brought art into the toy world, and it’s sort of exploded from there.” Since Über Cool Stuff opened its doors in early August, the gift shop has brought together a niche of like-minded toy creators ready to trade secrets. Now with the anticipation of Sculpture Culture, the community is growing even stronger. From graphic designers to comic book fanatics, the show will feature live demos from eight local London artists—as well as creators from Burlington, Windsor, Toronto and Ottawa. Elaine Geroche, part of the GreatBeard indie toy collective, will be there to share the company’s original in-house designs. And she
London has a great community of artists who don’t know how to break into the scene and showcase their talents. And events like these are great ways for amateur artists like me to help you get your name out there. —Ian Dufton
Local London artist.
couldn’t be more thrilled to offer her talents for the show.
“[My] passionate self knew that it was a total fit,” she says. “Helping others grow as artists is one of our major purposes.” London artist Ian Dufton is also thankful for this new indie toy showcase. His fun, exaggerated characters are a combination of polymer clay and vinyl bases that can be bought at Über. To keep the creativity coming, he’d like to see more events in the future. “London has a great community of artists who don’t know how to break into the scene and showcase their talents,” Dufton says. “And events like these are great ways for amateur artists like me to help you get your name out there.” With support from local art groups, such as Artfusion and 379 Collective, McInnis hopes to foster
a community of independent toy creators and collectors. If Sculpture Culture wins over the hobbyists’ hearts, there will be plenty more chances to play. “Depending on the reception, we hope to do kind of trade nights or painting parties, where people get together and compare techniques,” McInnis says. Each unique piece will cost between $35 and $45. McInnis stresses these aren’t just toys—they’re handpainted sculptures. And the artists’ dedication to their craft will extend beyond child’s play at the show. “The featured artists or companies who are coming in are people who have actually made this their career,” he says. “They’re actually making and selling these toys because it’s their passion.”
Country stars deliver sell-out performances Chelsey Gauthier Gazette Staff Performance Openers Setlist Crowd Worth the $$
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It’s no surprise all of the Boys of Fall Tour shows have been sold out so far—Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith know how to put on one hell of a show. Last Thursday, Tim Hicks joined the boys at Cowboys Ranch to treat Londoners to a real country music concert. The bar was jam-packed with everyone from young twentysomething country fans to middleaged couples looking to have a nice night out. Hicks opened the show with a friendly competition encouraging the audience members to cheer for the performer they were most excited for, and the crowd got loud. The energy was sky high in the bar and by his second song, Hicks had the whole crowd singing and dancing along. His songs were a perfect start to the night. Smith took the stage next, eliciting roars of applause from the jampacked house. Smith knew exactly how to approach the enthusiastic crowd and used his rock ‘n’ roll
background to add some diversity into his set-list. Smith threw in his old Default hit “Wasting My Time” and had the entire audience singing along with him. He followed up with covers of Johnny Cash and Rascal Flatts, sailing smoothly from one genre to the next. From old songs to new singles, the crowd never skipped a beat with their singalong, and Smith was clearly enjoying himself at the lively show— he even stopped to take a picture of
the audience in all its glory. Even though Smith was a tough act to follow, Brownlee gave it his best, and it sure was good. The Vancouver Canucks alumnus alternated from upbeat party songs to emotional ballads, and the crowd was enjoying every minute of it. While not as musically diverse, Brownlee’s set still managed to please every country fan in the house. His songs showed off his incredible singing chops and kept the
audience dancing and singing until the very end. While both singers were great on their own, together they were amazing. The Boys of Fall joined together in the end to sing, and the crowd went absolutely wild. These two musical powerhouses were full of energy from the beginning of the show until the very end, and the energy inside the bar never wavered. The only downfall of the show was the unfortunately long wait be-
tween Hicks’ set and the rest of the concert. Audience members were clearly getting antsy in anticipation for the main event, but the boredom was soon forgiven and forgotten with Smith and Brownlee’s appearances. Rumour has it the show was the first one Cowboys has sold out in years, and there’s no question as to why—Smith and Brownlee came ready to impress and it’s a show that won’t be forgotten any time soon.
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Crucible spellbinds audience London Music Hall plans to expand
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Ryan Cole Contributor GGGGF The Crucible Passionfool Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a carefully crafted, thoughtfully acted and beautifully staged piece of art that draws the audience into its world, then slowly turns up the heat until the audience can feel the pain of the fire. This American classic chronicling the Salem Witch Trials is a devastatingly personal story about the internal struggle between the good and evil in all
of us, the weight of duty to one’s family and that terrible, but familiar, moment of lying in order to not get caught in a lie. As a community madly accuses, tries and executes women throughout the town for witchcraft, it’s difficult to ignore the dangerous power of the ‘with us or against us’ mentality. Justin Quesnelle’s vision and direction is inspiring. The set—a low platform, two gallow-like doorways, a few chairs and table— flanks the audience on either side. The stage is entirely source-lit by low, hanging bare bulbs above the stage, which are used to great effect. The music, while not always seamless between scenes, is an
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excellent choice. The staging can be awkward at times, and while Quesnelle provides each side of the audience a fairly balanced view of all the action, other actors blocked some truly wonderful performances. This aside, the interpretation is subtle, honest and beautifully powerful. Quesnelle has drawn from his actors’ genuine emotional performances and painstakingly fashioned every detail, from the scene changes to the smell of burning matches before the show, to lure you further into his world. The production offers some fine performances. Chris Kevill and Eva Blahut as John and Elizabeth Proctor deliver strong performances. Kevill’s ability to lead the audience through his character’s emotional journey as a dispassionate observer, through desperation to salvation is impressive. He is out-matched only by Blahut, whose performance is heart-shattering. David Wasse’s performance as Deputy Governor Danforth was notably strong, as he controlled the stage every time he trod upon it. While some performances by minor characters were less dexterous, giving way to obvious reactions instead of the delicate nuance of others, the cast has gut and works well as an ensemble. A polished, intellectual production with soaring ambition and powerful performances, this show is a must see for seasoned theatre-goers and theatre initiates alike. The Crucible runs November 14-17 and 21-24 at 8 p.m. at The ARTS Project. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 519-642-2767.
Chelsey Gauthier Gazette Staff Mike Manuel, owner and operator of London Music Hall, has been working hard since its opening back in 2006. In just six short years, with the help of his family, he’s been able to create such a successful space that he’s planning on starting a million-dollar renovation this upcoming Monday, November 19. The renovation will happen mainly from May to September of 2013, when they’re planning on closing the hall, but Manuel doesn’t anticipate it will negatively impact the venue. “We’ve chosen those time frames—the biggest phase would be in May, and then things slow down a little bit in the summer. We’ve got alternate locations that we can use to host events if need be, which we’ve done in the past with the big outdoor parties, like Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, and other indoor locations that we can use,” Manuel says. The expansion is coming just in time, with ticket sales and band demand higher than ever for the Music Hall. “During the past three years the Music Hall has outgrown its space,” Manuel explains. “London is a destination for musicians and we get calls on a daily basis for bigger spaces. Our ticket sales have shown us that we need more space.” The renovations will involve gutting the entire current space to change the whole layout of the building. Manuel wants to make sure they make use of every single square foot of the two-storey building. However, they’re not only looking to revamp the appearance and layout of the building, but to also bring in more popular bands. “We’re hoping that with the ex-
pansion we’re going to get a little bit bigger names. We’re going to be making it very appealing for the bigger bands because we have our own production, so they’ll be able to just come in and plug and play,” Manuel says. Up-and-coming bands have nothing to worry about with this expansion, as London Music Hall still plans on supporting new bands and encouraging their performances.
London is a destination for musicians and we get calls on a daily basis for bigger spaces. Our ticket sales have shown us that we need more space. —Mike Manuel
Owner and operator of London Music Hall.
“We’re creating a smaller room that can still do the 200 to 300 people capacity. Our focus will never leave the upcoming bands because that’s how we started. That’s the unique thing with this remodeling, we’re doing the whole building, but we’re doing a smaller room so there will be two venues within the complex.” Manuel anticipates the renovation will help lower ticket prices and generate more jobs within the Music Hall. In the end, he truly just wants to keep helping the music scene transform in London. “Right now, the music scene is alive in London. It’s doing very well and we just want to keep expanding on it, the scene will just grow because of the bigger facility and we’re not going to be as restricted,” Manuel concludes.
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Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.
—Robert Bringhurst, Canadian typographer
Support for gendered charities should be equal
It’s time for fonts to get with the Times
We are halfway through the month informally known as Movember, and donations for men’s health continue pouring in, but is this a good thing? By limiting causes to a single gender, we may be creating a situation where some people are left behind. Although Movember may be greatly helping men’s mental health—women’s mental health has received a lot of coverage in the past—it raises the issue of why these were separated in the first place. In general, society tends to portray men as not needing help, which could be the reason behind something like Movember. There doesn’t need to be a competition between charities oriented towards different genders, but it is important to allow equal access for all causes. Marketing to a single gender is useful from a monetary point of view, as it targets a certain group of people to contribute financially. Gimmicks appeal to the population, and it would be silly not to use them. The question is whether or not raising more money is more important than making sure those donating fully understand the cause to which they’re contributing. Blind support can be useful, but it pales in comparison to attracting an educated clientele who are well versed in the cause. Relating specifically to this is the use of humour in marketing campaigns, as it often has the ability to draw more attention to the cause. It also attracts a much younger demographic who otherwise may be uninterested. Humour, after all, is a great equalizer and constantly attacking an issue from the same depressing point of view can be tiresome. At the same time, humour tends to take away from the seriousness of many of these problems. The “I love boobies” campaign can switch the main focus of the issue from women’s health to the fact breasts are a form of male entertainment. While awareness can be nice—prostate cancer can be prevented simply by getting checked sooner—a higher value has to be placed on a charity’s ability to actually help the cause, and has to educate the public about the issue at hand.
New Roman doesn’t help. Over the years I have developed a distinctive type of abhorrence for it, and I think I know why. Times “New” Roman was designed in the 1900s by a guy named Stanley Morison. Morison had designed this slightly narrow font to save space on newspapers printed by the archaic printing press. Over the years, it has been changed from Times to Times New Roman—but it’s not new enough. We have entered into a virtual age beyond the printed word—an age when people prefer to read statistics via a high-quality infographic, rather than a table created in a 1999 version of Excel. But sure, if the public wants practical, let’s create everything in black and white. Let’s all eat the same kind of food. Let’s all speak the same language. Let’s all use the same font. As university-level students, we should be able to express ourselves freely. Whether it be through the way we dress, or the fonts we choose. Isn’t university supposed to liberate us through the power of knowledge? Transform us into well-informed citizens of the world? Guide us to find our voice amongst a vague sea of perspectives? If so, why must we be standardized through typeface? Who exactly is the authority that commanded the academic “Times New Roman rule”? Logically speaking—and setting aside all forms of designer-bias—I acknowledge some of the logical arguments that people make in regards to conforming to this typeface. But maybe Times New Roman could be revamped and manipulated in terms of its aesthetics, and I—along with many other designers—could see potential in it being used for more than just essays. Meanwhile, I wish Times New Roman would just get with the times.
The Chronicles of Naira Naira Ahmed Graphics Editor Here’s a little secret—I mostly judge a book by its cover. More specifically, I judge the font used on the cover. So trust me when I say that even if a book adorned with Comic Sans is a real pageturner, I just won’t be able to take it seriously. As you may have noticed by now, I love type. One could say I’m even a little obsessed with it. But being a graphic designer by profession, I feel I have to be. I have to pay attention to the minute details that others may regard as unimportant. I’m here to tell you that type matters, and has a great impact conveying a message, despite what the majority of people think. Each font embodies character—not just literally, but metaphorically as well. For instance, what comes to mind when you think of Comic Sans? Would you use it in your résumé if applying to a high-power corporation? I don’t think so. As of this very moment, I am typing this article up in Quicksand—one of my new favourite fonts. Quicksand’s aesthetics and personality do not bore me, making me stare endlessly at the screen until I subconsciously log on to Facebook, only to realize I’ve lost 30 or so minutes of my precious time. Quicksand, in other words, is not Times New Roman. Times New Roman, however, is the story of my life. As a media, information and technoculture student, my daily schedule is comprised of endless essay-writing, and having to submit everything in Times
saywhat?! Donna Giustizia, a mother from Vaughan, Ontario, is proposing the oak trees around her child’s school be removed. The reason for this is she fears the acorns from the trees are a potential hazard to allergy-ridden students. Allergists have noted the only way the acorns could cause a reaction is if they were ingested, but Giustizia argued the acorns also cause fear and stress in children.
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In most cases, yes, it is true that such an affair would not have an adverse effect on one’s job performance. However, this is not an average case. As the leader of a major intelligence organization like the CIA, Mr. Petraeus is, as every other employee, a potential security liability. The possibility now exists that he could be blackmailed with information about his affair by some person or group with their own motivations, contrary to those of the CIA. Mr. Petraeus understood that risk, which is why he resigned. It is a matter of security and confidence, which both he and the CIA no longer possess. —Tom Venner Huron II
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Rundown >> The women’s hockey team will be hosting the UOIT Ridgebacks on Friday night > With a win, the Mustangs will improve their record to an impressive 9–3 > Similarly, the men’s hockey team will be hosting the Brock Badgers on Saturday night.
Unice shuts the door on Gee-Gees on home turf Mustangs offence gives goalie insurance in 4–0 victory Andrew Forbes Contributor
A night after an offensive explosion against McGill, the Mustangs men’s hockey team defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees 4–0 last Saturday night at Thompson Arena. The Mustangs were backed by a 30-save performance from goaltender Josh Unice, who recorded his first shutout of the season. “I felt really good out there,” Unice said. “The puck hit me and it was a great, total team effort. A goalie never gets a shutout by himself.” Zach Harnden put the Mustangs in front with a short-handed goal early in the second period. Harnden was sent in on a breakaway, thanks to a lead pass from teammate Steve Reese, before beating Gee-Gees goalie Russell Abbott. The pace picked up late in the second period and carried over to the third. Both teams threw around their weight with big hits coming at both ends of the ice. Kyle Decoste scored his third goal of the season just over four minutes into the third off a rebound to put the Mustangs up 2–0. Matt Clarke and Matt Marantz handed the Gee-Gees the dagger—both scoring goals late in the third to give the Mustangs the 4–0 win. “It’s good to see all four lines contributing on the score sheet,” Pat Powers, head coach for the Mustangs, said. “A bunch of different guys are getting on the score sheet and that’s nice to see.” Powers said his goaltender did a good job of controlling the pace of the game. “He was seeing through traf-
fic,” Powers said. “He was battling with the rebounds in front of him and not letting them have second and third opportunities.” The game was much closer than the scoreboard indicated. Both sides had good chances with Western outshooting Ottawa 38– 30. Abbott made some outstanding saves late in the second period to keep his team close, but it wasn’t enough to stop a hot Mustangs offence.
It’s good to see all four lines contributing on the score sheet. —Pat Powers
Mustangs head coach
Both teams swapped power play opportunities, with Ottawa maintaining good perimeter possession. However, they couldn’t seem to find any holes in the Mustang defence to get the puck in the back of the net. “It’s strange to say about a team that’s lost their last few games, but I’m proud of those guys,” Réal Paiement, Gee-Gees head coach, said. “I’m proud of their effort. The reason we’re still in the running right now is because we play with a lot heart.” Ottawa lost two players during the game to injury, including Vincent Baulne-Charland, who landed a board-rattling hit with only a few minutes left on Mustang centre Steve Reese. BaulneCharland was given a minor for boarding, while Reese was taken to the dressing room. The Reese injury was one of the few negatives to come from
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POISED AND READY. Mustangs goaltender Josh Unice stopped 30 shots for the shutout in a 4–0 win versus the University of Ottawa Saturday evening. The shutout was his first of the season.
the game. “We beat McGill and Ottawa, number one and number three over in the east,” Unice said. “We just have to keep the momentum going. We are finding our identity
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as a team, and guys are filling the right roles.” With the win, the Mustangs improve to 7–3–0 this season and sit fourth in the OUA’s West division behind the Windsor Lanc-
ers, Lakehead Thunderbirds and Guelph Gryphons. Western travels to Waterloo today to challenge Laurier before heading back home to take on the Brock Badgers at Thompson Arena.
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AA strikes gold again Mustangs reach out Ryan Stern Sports Editor This couldnâ€™t be real, could it? As news of the Toronto Blue Jays mega-trade rolled across my Twitter feed, I couldnâ€™t help but shake with excitement for the biggest blockbuster in Blue Jays history. The trade is undoubtedly huge, and has the potential to instantly vault the Jays into contention, but it does not come without its caveats. Anthopoulos has tied Toronto legacy to this trade, and though it has the potential to change the Jaysâ€™ fortunes for years to come, it is not without risk. Rogers finally laid out the money Jays fans have been clamouring for, but was the trade worth it? After a day to let it settle, I have attempted to find a reason why the Jays should regret this deal, but nothing significant sticks out. The obvious hurdle is the big money the Jays are taking on with the contracts of Mark Beurhle and Jose Reyes, but people seem to forget Rogers Media is the richest ownership group in the MLB, and though they do not have unlimited money for baseball operations, this can be seen as a publicity move just as much as a performance move. As for the talents the Jays sent to South Beach, it really was not
valuable members of the Jays system, but as mentioned before, the system is still very deep. With all this said, the Jays gained a boatload of talentâ€”tainted talent, but talent nonethelessâ€”in return. In Josh Johnson and Mark Buerhle, the Jays shore up their rotation for the short term. Johnson has a long history of injuries, and Buerhle is on the wrong side of 32 with a large back loaded contract, but these guys can easily slot into the second and third spots in the rotation, giving the Jays one of the more formidable rotations in the American League. Along with improving their pitching staff, the Jays gained an all-star calibre shortstop, and more importantly, the leadoff hitter they have always coveted in Reyes. Add in John Buckâ€”who gives the Jays more trade flexibility with their young catching duoâ€”and Emilio Bonfacioâ€”the super-utility man that can help improve the Jays bench with both his legs and his armâ€”and this trade really doesnâ€™t have much downside to it. Sure the Jays are forfeiting a lot of money in the deal, and sure they are gaining a lot of risk, but for the price they paid and the potential the return has for the present and future of this team, this deal was both necessary and commendable. Anthopoulos has been called a wiz kid before, but buying low on the Miami Marlins fire sale is his crowning achievement thus far, and will be a gauge of his legacy moving forward.
Jason Sinukoff Sports Editor This Friday marks the first time the Mustangs womenâ€™s hockey team will be holding a PD Day camp for 70 girls aged 5â€“12. This event has been in the making since the success of the weeklong development program the Mustangs hosted this past summer.Â â€œThis is the first time we are trying something during the school year, and we were targeting PD days,â€? Brian Gosling, Mustangs manager, said. â€œIt is a huge success right now. We didnâ€™t think we would get 70 girls right off the get go.â€? The main purpose of this program is to help younger female hockey players increase their skill level, and to hopefully attract more female players to the sport. â€œThe main reason is community outreachâ€”helping younger female players increase their skill development, and hopefully engaging more girls to participate in hockey,â€? Gosling said. â€œGirls numbers are increasing, and guys numbers are decreasing, so it is to keep building on that.â€? As an added bonus, Gosling is hopeful the girls will see the Mustangs team as role models, and will pursue playing hockey at the Ontario University Athletics level. â€œWhat we are hoping is that by reaching out to these girls, they will see role models in our student athletes, and this will keep them involved in the game and even, hopefully, getting the opportunity to play OUA and CIS [Canadian Interuniversity Sport] hockey,â€? Gos-
ling said. The event has already attracted 70 girls from around London, and in places just outside London, such as Sarnia and Tillsonburg. In order to pique interest in the event, Gosling and his team utilized social media and word of mouth to spread the news of the PD Day camp. â€œPart of it was me reaching out
The main reason is community outreachâ€” helping younger female players increase their skill development, and hopefully engaging more girls to participate in hockey. â€”Brian Gosling Mustangs manager
to all the female organizations within an hour of Londonâ€”so we used email, we used Facebook, we used Twitter and word of mouth was a big one for us as well,â€? Gosling said. Given the success of the summer program and the current success of the event on Friday, the Mustangs will hold at least one more camp day during this school year. â€œThere is another one scheduled for January and we are contemplating one more in April,â€? Gosling said.
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all that much. At the major league level, the Jays forked over Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez and Jeff Mathis. This haul amounts to a disgruntled shortstop who is slightly above league average, but hardly welcome in Toronto anymore, a bottom of the rotation starter who was figured out by the league and does not have a viable third pitch, and a back-up catcher with a stellar glove, but who may just be one of the worst hitters in baseball. In all, not much. The real loss comes from the Jaysâ€™ deep minor league system. The closest to the majors, Adeiny Hechavarria, has the potential to be one of the best defensive shortstops in the majors, but his lack of hitting really does not separate him from the pack. Hechavarria was a nice prospectâ€”technically he lost his rookie status so he is not actually a prospect anymoreâ€”but giving him away is not something Jays fans should lose sleep over. The other two prospectsâ€”Justin Nicolino and Jake Marisnickâ€”are the Jays only real losses. Nicolino was a member of the Jays highly touted Lansing trioâ€”along with Aaron Sanchez and Noah Syndergaardâ€”but he was the third most valuable of the three. Along with Nicolini, Marisnick was a prospect many were very high on before the season, but with a down year, he is no longer a sure thing. Along with these two, the Jays threw in Anthony DeSclafani, a near non-factor in the Jays system, and no guarantee to make the majors. These prospectsâ€”specifically Marisnick and Nicolinoâ€”were
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