Dalhousie University

BREAKING: MacDonald replaced as Dalhousie Athletic Director

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By: Henry Whitfield

After just two years on the job, John MacDonald has stepped down as the Director of Athletic at Dalhousie University.

In an internal memorandum released this afternoon, Bonnie Neuman, Vice-President Student Services,  announced that long-time Associate Director Karen Moore would be his replacement:

Athletic Director John MacDonald has decided to move on to explore other career options. With thanks to John for his recent service in Athletics and Recreation and his previous service in External Relations, we wish him well in his future endeavors. 

I am pleased to announce that Karen Moore has agreed to take on the leadership of Dalhousie’s varsity athletics Tigers Teams, effective immediately, as Director, Varsity Athletics.  

Karen is superbly prepared for this increase in her responsibilities, with her background as a Dalhousie alumna, former Olympic athlete, former Tigers athlete, winner of the Tigers Athlete of the Year award, inductee to the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame, winner of the A.J. Sandy Young Award for contributions to sport in Nova Scotia, two-time inductee to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, and of course her six years as a Tigers Volleyball coach and extensive experience as Associate Director of Athletics at Dalhousie since 1990.  Please join us in congratulating Karen on her new role. 

MacDonald may very well be remembered most for his awarding of a 5-year contract extension to Men’s Varsity Head Coach Pete Belliveau, who was recently replaced as Head Coach of the team with 3-years remaining on his contract.

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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca  and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU  every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.

Dalhousie Football Team Grinds out a Win

The Tigers came up big in front of their home crowd

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By: Henry Whitfield

In front of a sold out home crowd at their first home coming in more than three decades, the Dalhousie Tigers football team improved to 3 – 2 on the season after a 17 – 8 win over the Moncton Junior Mustangs.

A pair of touchdowns and a 28-yard field goal provided the offense for the Tigers and pulled out a big win.

Bouncing back from a devastating loss to the Saint John Sea Wolves, the Tigers defence stood tall and forced seven turnovers, three of them interceptions.

Bryce Wade, defensive captain, returned from injury and delivered a number of devastating hits and added to his season tally with another interception.

On offence running back Greg Pelly ran for 131-yards on twelve carries and added 68 yards receiving, while contributing two touchdowns to the Tigers cause.

The Tigers hit the road for their final regular season game on November 6th, when they face the same Moncton Junior Mustangs. A win there would guarantee the Tigers second place and would mean the Tigers would host their first home playoff game in more than 34-years.

Henry Whitfield is a sports contributor to the Dalhousie Gazette and provides commentary on local sports in and around the HRM. You can follow him on twitter @HenryWhitfield or on his blog, Sports With Henry.