Molson Family Foundation and Molson Coors support program
Thanks to the generous support of important donors, the Bishop’s Gaiters hockey team will compete at U SPORTS level in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Quebec (RSEQ) University Women’s Hockey Conference at the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
With a lead gift from the Molson Family Foundation as well as support from Molson Coors, the Bishop’s University Foundation and other donors, the Gaiters women’s hockey can aim higher.
"I think Bishop’s is a great place to attract student-athletes from all over. There is also a lot of talent in the Sherbrooke area that will now have an option to stay closer to home while competing at the U SPORTS level.”
Dominic Desmarais - Gaiters hockey Head Coach
“To this day the name of the Jane and Eric Molson Arena testifies to the Molson family’s unwavering support for Bishop’s. For all they have done – and continue to do – for Bishop’s University, we owe them our most heartfelt thanks,” said Bishop’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
“We wanted to make sure we had a viable long-term plan before committing,” said Bishop’s University Director of Athletics and Recreation Matt McBrine. “Thanks to the Molson Family Foundation, that became possible. We will continue our fundraising efforts, but we can confidently say that we embark on this adventure knowing the program has what it needs to evolve and thrive.”
“I think this is great news,” said Gaiters hockey Head Coach Dominic Desmarais. “We have been looking forward to hearing this was going to be the next step and now can focus on the future. I think Bishop’s is a great place to attract student-athletes from all over. There is also a lot of talent in the Sherbrooke area that will now have an option to stay closer to home while competing at the U SPORTS level.”