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McGill Redmen
McGill Redmen athletic logo
University McGill University
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Quebec Student Sports Federation
Athletics director Drew Love
Location Montreal, Quebec
Varsity teams
Football stadium Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Mascot Marty the Martlet
Nickname Redmen
Colours Red and White


Website McGill Athletics

The McGill Redmen are the men's athletic teams that represent McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The women's teams are known as the McGill Martlets. The name Redmen was first published in 1929 as "Red Men" and was used to describe the red uniforms worn by McGill sports teams. Research done by McGill historian Dr. Stanley Frost indicated that the name Redmen derived from ancient times, when Celts were known as the "Red Men" because of their red hair... "our own Red Men were no doubt Celts in honour of James McGill's Scottish descent," notes Frost.



The mascot for both the Redmen and Martlet teams is Marty the Martlet[1]. The name was chosen in 2005 by students at his first appearance at the Redmen football Homecoming game, where he was presented to the McGill Athletics Department by the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR).

McGill and the Origins of ice hockey

Ice hockey at McGill, 1901.

On March 3, 1875 the first organized indoor game was played at Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink by James George Aylwin Creighton and several McGill University students. In 1877, several McGill students, including Creighton, Henry Joseph, Richard F. Smith, W.F. Robertson, and W.L. Murray codified seven ice hockey rules. The McGill University Hockey Club - later re-christened "The Redmen" - was founded in 1877, arguably making the McGill Redmen the oldest ice hockey club in the world.


Men's Soccer

The soccer program at McGill operates for a big part of the year. On top of the regular CIS fall season there is a QSSF indoor season running from January to mid March. Preparation the 2008 CIS season start with try-out start 9 & 10 August with exhibition games planned for University of New Haven and Fairfield University in the USA.


McGill's sailing program was founded in 1949, and the first regattas took place in Northern New England. Today, the team competes in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA), which itself is a part of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA). The team trains out of Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) throughout the fall and competes in dinghies such as the collegiate 420 (dinghy) and the Flying Junior. Every spring, the Redmen attend the U.K. Team Racing Championships, the Wilson Trophy in West Kirby, England.


The football team at McGill practices out of Molson Stadium, where the Montreal Alouettes also play. After their 2005 suspension, the team struggled and three winless seasons. However, the program showed signs of hope as the Redmen won two games in 2009.

McGill Redmen football helmet.

Public Image

2005 hazing scandal

In October of 2005, the McGill administration cancelled the football team's season after confirmed reports of hazing involving sexual abuse. [2]

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