A career to remember

Megan Brennan says goodbye to her Trojans family after five years Megan Brennan has spent her time at SAIT busy with breaking records and cementing her name in the history books. After a five-year career with the Trojans women’s volleyball team, she’ll now embark on a new journey and write …

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A night to remember

Trojans victory highlighted by two memorable achievements One milestone is great, two in one game is even better. Add in a victory, and it’s a night filled with celebrations.  On Feb. 12, the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team celebrated head coach Terry Larson’s 200th Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) game. …

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Fielding questions

Sitting down with softball captain Hailey Young The Weal caught up with SAIT Trojans softball captain Hailey Young, to talk about softball and her experiences at SAIT both on and off the field.  The Weal: How did you find out about the softball team at SAIT?  Hailey Young: The head …

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In the zone

Trojans men’s hockey continues to build on a strong season Coming off a bye week can prove to be a tough task. It tests the resilience of a team to overcome the rust of a week off to push for the win.  For the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team, they …

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The times, they are a-changing

Trojans coaches reflect on their playing careers As with everything else in the world, over the course of time, things evolve to become better and sports is no exception. When we compare sports today to those of the past, it is clear that much has changed and we may often …

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Mind games

Mental aspect of sports just as important as physical skill When it comes to sports, the general consensus is that it’s all physical skill, which, in turn, leads to the mental aspect of the game being overlooked. An old philosophy in sports states that it is 90 per cent mental …

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Eleventh heaven

Trojans women’s volleyball extend win streak to eleven straight games Winning streaks come and go during a season, but it is very rare to see a winning streak reach double-digits at any level.  The SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team has accomplished this feat after winning back-to-back games against the Lethbridge …

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Five star recruit

November Trojan of the month: John Smith Jr. Making the jump from playing college basketball in the United States to Canada was a change of pace, but was something John Smith Jr. couldn’t pass up. Smith was one of SAIT Trojans men’s basketball assistant coach Zach Alger’s new recruits for …

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Outside the octagon

Canadian fight fans want more UFC events Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans across the nation have grown impatient with one of the largest sports organizations in the world.  The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has made stops in Canada in various cities over the years, but just not as frequently, or …

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Fourth quarter charge

Trojans win home opener after tightly contested second half The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team walked away victorious in their home opener against the Red Deer College Queens 67-62, thanks in large part to a strong first half. The Trojans found themselves leading 38-28 at the half, before the two …

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History in the making

SAIT runner breaks 30-year individual gold medal drought Headed into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Cross-Country Running Championships, Jacques Saayman knew history was at stake, though it didn’t cross his mind until after the race.  Saayman broke a 30-year gold medal drought to win SAIT’s first men’s individual cross-country …

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Edged out in overtime

Trojans seeks redemption after tough overtime loss Missed opportunities to end a game typically come back to haunt you with the puck ending up in your own net.  For the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team, this was the unfortunate truth they faced when they lost 3-2 in double overtime against …

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Only a matter of time

Trojans women’s hockey team still looking for their first win Hockey is as unpredictable as it gets, sometimes the puck bounces your way, other times it doesn’t. For the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team, they have been on the receiving end of pucks not bouncing their way as they continue …

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Bend it like Blakney

October Trojan of the month: Mataya Blakney Coming over from the University of Calgary (U of C), Mataya Blakney never expected to be a top player for the SAIT Trojans women’s soccer team.  Although she didn’t anticipate it, it’s exactly what happened during her first season playing in the Alberta …

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Beyond measure

Height not holding back athletes in high levels Athletes are typically scouted and judged based on their skill, but now there is another factor that they are judged on: their height. For years in the sports world, players have been overlooked based on the fact that they are not a …

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Court’s back in session

Trojans volleyball returns for 2016/17 season The SAIT Trojans men’s and women’s volleyball teams opened up their 2016/17 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season when they welcomed Red Deer College on Oct. 14. Both teams dropped the home opener, as the women’s team fell 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 25-19, 23-25, …

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Battle of Alberta

SAIT and NAIT reignite rivalry at centennial game The spotlight centennial game was nothing short of excitement and unpredictability. The SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team fell to its Edmonton rivals, the NAIT Ooks, 4-3 on Oct. 15, in a thrilling three on three double overtime game, which could have gone …

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Forever a Trojan

Trojan alumnus recalls fond memories on the ice College years can be the most stressful and fastest times of life, but also the most memorable. For SAIT Trojan men’s hockey alumnus Shane Lust, they were the best years he experienced in his lifetime. “SAIT was my four favourite years of …

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Just the beginning

Women’s hockey team drop season opener The SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team kicked off the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season on Oct. 8 when they welcomed the MacEwan University Griffins at SAIT arena. The Griffins edged the Trojans 2-1, scoring in the final frame to skate away with …

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Ending the drought

Women’s volleyball team look for first ACAC medal It’s a streak since 1988, just not the kind of streak that any team would want. For 28 straight seasons, the SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team has not earned a medal during the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) playoffs. Despite this, the …

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