About the author  ⁄ Nick Birnie

Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in a June of 2014 convocation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Studies. Has since began an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at Mohawk College. This has had me working with Cable 14 in Hamilton for Ignite News as a Host/Reporter. As of July 2015 became a Freelance writer for The Sportster covering all sports MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, writing Top 10/15/20/25's. As of January 2016, became a Play-by-Play/Colour Commentator for Mohawk College Mountaineers Men and Women’s Varsity OCAA Basketball. All home games broadcast live on the Youtube channel “mlink”, all games produced by Mohawk College students. As of May 2016 has joined 101.5 The Hawk FM, College and local area CRTC licensed radio show hosting my own show “The Locker Room” Monday’s 3-4 pm est talking all sports. Also focusing on local Hamilton teams such as the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs as well as Mohawk’s Varsity Sports teams.

In their final game of the regular season Tuesday (Feb. 21), the Mountaineers women’s basketball team hosted the visiting Fanshawe Falcons in an attempt to close out the regular season with a sixth straight victory. At the same time, it was an opportunity for head coach Kevin Duffy, his staff ...

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The Redeemer Royals were not going to be sneaking up on the Mohawk Mountaineers women’s basketball team Friday night (Feb. 17) in the second and final meeting between the two sides for the 2016/17 season. After surprising the Mountaineers with a road victory, the first for Redeemer women’s basketball in ...

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The Mountaineers women’s basketball team welcomed the second-place St. Clair Saints to the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre on Saturday (Feb. 11) in a battle for the second, and final, automatic spot in the OCAA provincial playoffs. The Mountaineers came in riding a three-game win streak which had the ...

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The Mountaineers women’s basketball team were in action again Tuesday night (Feb. 7) for the third time in five days, against a Sheridan Bruins squad that had lost four games in a row. The second meeting between the two sides had to be postponed back on Jan. 25 and re-scheduled ...

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The Mountaineers returned to the court in Sudbury on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 4) for the second of back-to-back games against the hometown Golden Shield, looking to sweep the weekend set. Coming off a 92-56 blowout win the night before, the women were looking to build off Friday’s victory and notch ...

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Out on the road for the first time since early January, the Mountaineers women’s basketball team travelled to Sudbury for the first of back-to-back games Friday (Feb. 3) against the lowly 1-13 Cambrian Golden Shield. Safe to say the Mountaineers were expecting to rebound from a lacklustre effort in their ...

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Saturday afternoon’s cold and dreary weather brought the OCAA’s hottest women’s basketball team to the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre (DBARC) Saturday afternoon (Jan. 28). The Humber Hawks came in sporting an undefeated 12-0 record and riding a 21-game win streak on the road behind the OCAA’s and CCAA’s ...

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Bell’s Let’s Talk Day is an annual event which opens up discussion about mental health and invites individuals to share their stories and struggles with mental illness. Unfortunately, mental illness is an everyday battle that needs proper care and services. The city of Hamilton provides many different healthcare facilities and ...

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Upon their return to the friendly confines of the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre, the Mountaineers women’s basketball team was met by an upbeat Lambton Lions squad fresh off putting an end to a seven-game losing streak. However, the Mountaineers were not willing to let that good feeling continue ...

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