Sports

  • Got Gatka?

    Sikh Traditional Martial Art Being Revived as a Sport

    Swords clash, sticks meet and battles take place in front of audiences as they watch awe-inspiring Gatka—the Sikhs’ traditional martial art form.
    While it is generally shown for public display, usually during religious procession, the ancient martial art is being popularized and revived as a sport across the globe. In these public displays, robed men and women dressed in traditional attire combat fiercely as they showcase their technical abilities.

  • Sudden Chemistry

    Players’ Reunion Plays Big Part in Hockey Team’s Success

    Arriving in Montreal to play with the Concordia Stingers as a rookie from Atlantic Canada, Alyssa Sherrard might have been in an unfamiliar city trying to get accustomed to a locker-room full of strangers. Luckily, she found one familiar face among them in Moira Frier.

  • Left Behind

    Men’s Rugby Player Breaches Concordia’s Exclusivity Contract

    When the men’s rugby team stepped onto the field for the Quebec Student Sports Federation final this past weekend it did so without its former captain and dominant forward player, Ted McGregor.

  • Outplayed in Overtime

    Women’s Basketball Team

    The UQAM Citadins needed overtime to defeat the Concordia Stingers for a hard-fought 83-81 victory at a women’s basketball game on Nov. 13 at the UQAM Sports Centre.

  • Stingers Come Back with 51 Second-Half Points

    Men’s Basketball Win is First at UQAM Sports Centre Since 2007

    The Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team posted 51 second-half points to hand the UQAM Citadins a 79-67 loss Saturday at the UQAM Sports Centre.

  • Three Tries Seal Stingers’ Fate

    Men’s Rugby Team Falls Short of Provincial Supremacy

    McGill’s Gideon Balloch scored three tries to help the Redmen come out as 22-10 victors over the Concordia Stingers in the Quebec Student Sports Federation rugby final on Sunday at Molson Stadium.

  • Defence Finally Breaks Down

    Undefeated Stingers Take Silver in CIS Final

    The women’s rugby team fell to the St. Francis Xavier X-Women 17-12 in overtime during the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship game at Justin Chiu Stadium in Peterborough, Ont. on Nov. 7.

  • The Allegory of the Cage

    Part Two: Zahabi Discusses Bullying, Offers Training Advice and Recounts How He Met Miguel Torres

    Firas Zahabi is the first Canadian mixed martial arts trainer to be nominated for a World MMA award. This week he sat down with The Link to discuss bullying, some of his training methods and his recent collaboration with fighter Miguel Torres.

  • Joyal Shines in Meeting with Rams

    Men’s Hockey Team Pulls Off Back-to-Back Wins

    Concordia goaltender Maxime Joyal broke out of a mini-slump, and the Stingers got a game winner from an unlikely source, as the men’s hockey team beat the Ryerson Rams 3-1 at Ed Meagher Arena on Nov. 5.

  • Stingers Shade Over Gaiters

    Men’s Rugby Team Cashes In on Late Penalty to Advance to QSSF Final

    A penalty kick by Stinger Xavier Birot in the final minute of play sealed a narrow 13-12 win for Concordia against the Bishop’s Gaiters in the Quebec University men’s rugby semifinal at Loyola on Sunday.