Laurier Golden Hawks
UniversityWilfrid Laurier University
AssociationU Sports
ConferenceOntario University Athletics
Athletic directorPeter Baxter (administrator)
LocationWaterloo, Ontario
Football stadiumKnight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium (Waterloo, Ontario)
ArenaGolden Hawks Athletic Complex
Other venuesSun Life Arena, Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
MascotGolden Hawk
NicknameGolden Hawks
Fight song"Laurier We'll Praise Thee Ever"
ColoursPurple and gold

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, commonly shortened to Laurier Golden Hawks, is the name used by the varsity sports teams of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The university's varsity teams compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports and, where applicable, in the west division.

Varsity teams

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks teams compete in:


Golden Hawks cheerleading

The WLU Competitive Cheerleading team has also risen to prominence in the last few years[when?] having won 6 national championship titles at the University National Cheerleading Championships conducted by Power Cheerleading Athletics. The Golden Hawk Cheerleaders have been ranked in the top five squads in the nation at least 8 times in the past 10 years,[when?] winning 6 national titles in 2007, 2008 (in the All-Female division), 2009 (in the Small-Coed division), 2010 (All-Female Division), and 2011 (All-Female Division). Most recently, the team brought home first place at the 2013 (All-Female Division) University Nationals Competition managing to outscore teams from all other divisions, securing the title of Grand Champions. In addition to the program's primarily competitive focus, the team can also be found cheering sidelines at football games, and both men's and women's basketball games.

Golden Hawks football

Main article: Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football

The Golden Hawks football program has been one of the best in the conference, winning Vanier Cup national championships in 1991 and 2005.[1] The team has also won 12 provincial championships, including eight Yates Cup championships. The program has been led by head coach Michael Faulds since 2013.

Golden Hawks women's ice hockey

Main article: Laurier Golden Hawks women's ice hockey

The Golden Hawks women's varsity hockey team has become very successful, winning their first OUA championship in their 1998–1999 season as well as winning in seven consecutive years (2004–2010).[1] Overall, the program has featured 11 conference champions, with the most recent coming in 2014. The team won their first and only national championship in 2005. The team has been led by head coach Kelly Paton since the 2018–2019 season.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Golden Hawk Championships Captured". Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Kelly Paton named head coach of Golden Hawks WHKY program". Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. May 11, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2020.