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Golden Hawks Flying High On Laurier’s Gala Homecoming Weekend
For Immediate Release…
[WATERLOO,ON] – Wilfrid Laurier is expecting over 10,000 people to participate in this weekend’s 75th anniversary of Homecoming Weekend. The weekend involves many events celebrating the university experience that so many Laurier graduates have had. The Department of Athletics and Recreation plays a big role in the weekend, hosting both the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the tailgate and football game at University Stadium.

This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Friday September 26th at the Waterloo Inn and Conference Centre. This year the department will be inducting five individuals, including;
Tim Bisci ‘92 – Men’s Football
Mark McCreary ’93 – Men’s Hockey
Amy Turek ‘97 – Women’s Hockey
Kevin Shonk ‘98 – Men’s Volleyball
Karen Conboy ’98 – Women’s Soccer
In addition the 1988/1989 Men’s Hockey Team will be inducted for their accomplishments as OUAA league champions and CIAU National finalists.

Playing in home games this weekend are the men’s football and baseball teams. Saturday afternoon’s football game has the 4-0 Laurier Golden Hawks hosting the 2-2 Western Mustangs. Kickoff time is set for 2PM at University Stadium with a pre-game tailgate party starting at noon.

For those who can not make it to the game, it will be broadcast live on the radio on 570 News as well as on the internet ( Rogers Television will also be covering the game, showing it on a tape delay Saturday evening at 8pm.

The men’s baseball team will compete on Saturday as well as they host a double header against the McMaster Marauders at Bechtel Park starting at 1pm.

Get caught up with Laurier Athletics, listen to the country’s only 60-minute sport magazine on Saturday morning at 8am on 570 News. This week’s guests on Laurier Hawk Talk include Ryan Pyear, QB for Men’s Football; Stefan Ptaszek, Offensive Coordinator for Men’s Football; LYNN ORTH, Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse; Mike McMahon, General Manager Wilfrid Laurier University Students Union; Tim Bisci, Hall of Fame Inductee and Doug Ranton, Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball team at Waterloo Collegiate.

For information, contact:

Roly Webster
Athletic Development Officer
Wilfrid Laurier University
(519) 884-0710 ext 3289

Ari Grossman
Sports Information Director
Wilfrid Laurier University
(519) 884-0710 ext 6483
Waterloo Contact Information
AC Hawk Desk: 519-884-0710 x3803
Stadium Hawk Desk: 519-884-0710 x3427
Admin Office: 519-884-0710 x2184

Brantford Contact Information
Wilkes House: 519-756-8228 x5728

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