The Hawks kept pace with the Flyers for the first half of the match as Alex, Nina and Gayan scored for the Hawks to keep pace with Flyers’ Godfrey and Sam, but a slow line change provided the Flyers with a 3-0 break and Thomas made no mistake parking the puck on the top level and the Flyers seemed to be energized. Godfrey scored his second of the contest, Thomas rang up another two goals, Evan hammered home a rebound, and then Godfrey concluded the scoring frenzy with another two goals to give the Flyers a 9-3 victory.
The Grade 8 History classes explored Casa Loma, learning about life in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. As they explore the castle hallways, they discovered secret passageways, Ontario's first elevator and rooms decorated in marble and gold. Students embarked on a scavenger hunt searching for the mysteries and novelties of this unique piece of architecture.
The Bruins were first on the score sheet and jumped out to a 3-2 lead, but the Habs were able to regroup and, when the ice chips melted, the Habs pelted pucks between the Bruins’ pipes for a 7-5 victory. Mickey led the Bruins’ offensive barrage with 2 goals and an assist as Mr. Griffin, Kevin and Edith each provided singles. For the Habs, Ms. Capan and Omar each potted the puck with helpers from Lawson, who then went on a rampage and netted 5 goals.
Debaters Rory, Uzair, Ahmad and Neha participated in Fulford Debate League competition on Saturday, Feb. 9 as part of the Winter Fulford event held at Upper Canada College. Reflecting current interest around government intervention in the Trans-Mountain Pipeline, debaters squared off over the general issue of whether governments should intervene in oil pipeline development.
Going into the competition, senior debater Rory, who represented the school earlier this year at the International Independent Schools competition, felt that the case was perhaps more biased toward keeping governments out of pipeline development, but after a day of debating, he wasn't so sure. "I heard great arguments on both sides," he said.
Top accolades go to the junior team for outstanding individual AND team standings. Ahmad and Neha finished 8th and 9th, respectively, out of 28 debaters and the junior team finished 4th overall out of 14 teams competing from across the CIS, with the farthest team travelling from Ashbury College in Ottawa to compete. Rory and Uzair finished 11th and 23rd, respectively, on the senior side.
With three of the debaters competing for the first time, the future continues to look bright for Debating and Public Speaking at MacLachlan.
Remember that it's great to debate. Moreover, if it's fun you're seeking, get public speaking!