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  • Editorial: Support Indigenous Resistance to the Tar Sands

    The actions we choose to take—or not take—to stop the Tar Sands will be among the defining characteristics of our generation.

  • PBHT74: The #CanPL Edition (ft. Steven Sandor)

    On episode 74 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast we’re talking Canadian soccer and specifically about the Canadian Premier League (or #CanPL) project the Canadian Soccer Association is targeting for 2018. Tristan D’Amours and Alex Perez speak to Steven Sandor of Plastic Pitch magazine about the dos and don’ts the CanPL should go for. In the second segment, Tristan is joined by Vince Morello and Safia Ahmad to make an update on the World Cup of Hockey and open some Tim Horton’s hockey cards.

  • Editorial

    Community-Based Research is the Key to HIV Destigmatization and Decriminalization

    Criminalizing HIV patients is less about justice than it is about appeasing the baseless fears of the general population. It’s time for a more effective solution.

  • PBHT73: The World Cup / Floro Edition (ft. Vince Morello)

    On episode 73 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast, Tristan speak to The Link’s assistant news editor and former sports editor Vince Morello about the World Cup of Hockey and reacts to the firing of Canadian national soccer team head coach Benito Floro.

  • Editorial: Why Concordia Needs an Institutional Equity Office

    Equity is a big deal—it’s important that university administration ensure all Concordia students a comfortable space in which to learn and succeed.

  • Editorial: Let’s Bring Homa Home

    International solidarity works. It has in the past, and it will in the future. Together, let’s bring Homa home.

  • Editorial

    The Cautionary Tale of Burritoville

    The Link asks that an independent and full debriefing on how and why Burritoville failed, so that we can learn from our mistakes and maintain accountability.

  • PBHT72: The Rhian Wilkinson Edition (ft. Rhian Wilkinson)

    After a one week break, the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast is back in full force! This week on the podcast, Rio 2016 bronze medalist and fullback for the Canadian National Soccer Team: Rhian Wilkinson. She talks about her Rio experience, beating the Brazilians in their own house for the bronze medal, Canadian cities capable of hosting an NWSL franchise and the future of Canadian women’s soccer.

  • Scratch x PBHT Crossover (ft. Rowjay)

    The guys from The Link’s Pressbox Hat Trick sports podcast, Tristan D’Amours and Alex Perez, teamed up with the creator of The Scratch blog, Julian McKenzie, to make the first PBHT-Scratch crossover on episode 71 of PBHT. On the podcast, the boys welcome Montreal rapper Rowjay. They talk about the influence of sports in his music, his appearance on the Major League Soccer web series The Movement and his upcoming track Pokemon Go, dropping on Sunday.

  • PBHT 71: The PBHT/The Scratch Crossover Edition (ft. Rowjay)

    It’s the first ever crossover between The Link’s Pressbox Hat Trick and Scratch hip hop blog on episode 71! Tristan and Alex are joined by Julian McKenzie (THE RETURN OF JULIAN!!!) to interview Montreal rapper Rowjay. They talk about his appearance on the Major League Soccer web series The Movement, as well as his relationship with sports and his new track coming out Sunday.

  • PBHT70: The Rio Update #1 & First Impressions Edition

    Tristan D’Amours and Safia Ahmad discuss the medals won by Canada at the Rio Olympics. In the 2nd segment, Tristan and Safia are joined by assistant news editor Vince Morello, sports writer Harrison Milo Rahajason and sports editor Alex Perez to talk about the first impression of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber at Michel Therien’s golf tournament.

  • PBHT69: The Rio Edition

    Tristan D’Amours, Safia Ahmad and Alex Perez talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. What are they looking forward to the most? What is up with the goddamn water? Who the hell gave both the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics to the same people in so little time??? The trio also talks about Safia’s latest Link newspaper feature in which she interview former Concordia Stinger and Rugby sevens Olympian for Canada, Bianca Farella

  • PBHT68: The Listicle Edition

    Back on Ep.50 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast, founding co-host Julian McKenzie laid out the idea to list out our favourite sports. Well, on Ep.68 Tristan D’Amours and Safia Ahmad do just that: A top 10 list of each other’s favourite sports. Curveballs and surprises included.

  • PBHT67: The (No) NWSL to Montreal/Vancouver? Edition (ft. Jorge Sanchez, Harjeet Johal)

    We talk women’s soccer on Ep.67 of Pressbox Hat Trick! Montreal Impact president and owner Joey Saputo mentioned during Wednesday night’s Meet the Members event that he passed on the opportunity to bring a women’s soccer franchise to Montreal. To talk about the situation and the new developments with the Quebec Soccer Federation, Tristan and Safia welcome good friend of the pod and Concordia Stingers women’s soccer coach Jorge Sanchez. Tristan also talks to Harjeet Johal of Red Nation Online and The Equalizer to talk about the similar situation that took place in Vancouver with the Whitecaps.

  • PBHT66: The FC Montreal Panel Edition (ft. Sofiane Benzaza, Kevin Laramee, Arcadio Marcuzzi)

    The biggest FC Montreal panel yet just happened on episode 66 of the Pressbox Hat Trick podcast! With Tristan to talk about the Montreal Impact’s United Soccer League affiliate are: Sofiane Benzaza, colour commentator for FC Montreal and managing editor of Mount Royal Soccer, Kevin Laramee, head of the Sports Podcasting Network, and Arcadio Marcuzzi, colour commentator for Impact game on 98.5 FM and founder of

  • PBHT 65: The Free Agent Frenzy Edition

    It’s a “Beasts of the East” special on episode 65! The two boys from the East End, Tristan and Vince, talk about what happened in the NHL free agency period which started on July 1. Who are the winners? Who are the losers? Will Alex Radulov be a bust or a top 10 winger in the league?

  • PBHT 64: The P.K. Subban Edition

    While Montreal still mourns the P.K. Subban trade, Tristan, Vince and Safia talk about all the aspect of the move and the effects on and off the ice. They talk about the positives, negatives, and give their opinions on the deal. They also chip in on what Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin should do on the July 1 free agency period.

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  • PBHT 63: The Julian’s Farewell Edition (ft. Larry King, Marshall Ferguson, Bob Weeks)

    It’s Julian’s last episode as a co-host of the Pressbox Hat Trick and it’s a MASSIVE show. Tristan speaks to TSN golf analyst Bob Weeks about the US Open, the boys speak to TSN 1150 Hamilton’s Marshall Ferguson to preview the CFL and we feature Julian’s exclusive interview with none other than Larry King!

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    Music by: Guggenz, Handbook, NonStopMusic production company (for the Larry King Live theme song), and Phoenix.

  • PBHT 62: The Julie Chu Edition (ft. Julie Chu)

    It’s Episode 62 of the Pressbox Hat Trick! On the show this week, Tristan D’Amours, Julian McKenzie and Safia Ahmad sit down with Montreal Canadiennes player and new full-time head coach of the Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team, Julie Chu. She definitely is the most decorated person to ever appear on PBHT!

  • PBHT 61: The Futsal Edition (ft. Kyt Selaidopoulos & Mike Vitulano)

    Tristan D’Amours, Alex Perez and Safia Ahmad are joined by head coach of the Canadian futsal national team Kyt Selaidopoulos and assistant coach Mike Vitulano to talk about their recent run in the FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiers for CONCACAF and the state of futsal in Quebec and Canada. Oh, and a very tired Vince Morello drops by…