The Ontario University Athletics announced Western will host
the 2004 Queen's Cup on Mar. 13 and 14, 2004. It will be the
third straight year the men's hockey championship is held here
at Thompson Athletic Complex.
The OUA also announced a new format for the
tournament. The host school will receive an automatic bid, raising
the number of teams to five. However, if the host team also
wins their respective division, it will go on with just the
Mustangs' men's squash coach Jack Fairs is one of three former
Mustangs to be inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame.
Fairs, along with hockey stars Larry Babcock
and Al Hinnegan, were inducted at a dinner on Thursday.
Fairs has been an athlete and coach at Western
since 1942. He has coached football, basketball and now squash.
The squash team has won 20 straight OUA titles.
The Mustangs baseball team opened the regular season with a
12-10 victory over Guelph.
The team's next home game will be Sunday
against defending OUA champions Brock.
The women's soccer team was scheduled to play an exhibition
game against Fanshawe College on Wednesday night.
However, the game was cancelled due to a
gas leak at Fanshawe. The leak was detected at 3:30 p.m. and
the entire College was then evacuated. The team opens their
regular season with a game against Laurier on Saturday.