Megan Brennan poses for a portrait in the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Brennan is graduating from the radio, television and broadcast program in April, and just finished her fifth and final year playing for the Trojans women's volleyball team. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

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 …

SAIT Trojans women's hockey head coach Terry Larson talks game plan to his players. Larson has coached 200 ACAC games.
Photos by Andrew Crossest

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. …

September 3, 2016 === Women's Fastball ===
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

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 …

Game action photos between the SAIT Trojans and Red Deer College Kings on Jan. 27, 2017 at SAIT Arena in Calgary, Alta. (Photo by Alex Medina/The Press)

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 …

SAIT Trojans take on the NAIT Ooks during a men's hockey regular season game in the ACAC league at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Ooks defeated the Trojans 4-3 after double overtime. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

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 …

January 14, 2017 === Men's Volleyball === The SAIT Trojans men's volleyball team take on the Medicine Hat Rattlers in volleyball action in the SAIT gym.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

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 …

SAIT Trojans women's volleyball team takes on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Trojans defeated the Kodiaks 3-2 (24-26, 25-27, 25-10, 25-21, 15-8). (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

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 …

John Smith Jr. at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Nov. 28. Smith has led the Trojans to a 5-2 record so far this season. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

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 …

Illustration by Evan Brien

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 …

SAIT Trojans during a critical time-out in the lat minute of play. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

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 …

Gold medal cross-country runner Jacques Saayman poses for a portrait at SAIT in Calgary. Saayman recently ended the Trojan's 30-year individual gold medal drought by coming in first at provincials in Grande Prairie. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

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 …

Sports action photos Trojans vs Griffins  (Photo by Alex Medina/The Press)

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 …

SAIT Trojans women's hockey team takes on Red Deer College Queens at SAIT Arena in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The Queens defeated the Trojans 3-2. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

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 …

SAIT Trojans midfielder Mataya Blakney poses for a portrait on Cohos Commons Field at SAIT in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Blakey is a first year business student, but is in her third year of elligibility after playing for two years at the University of Calgary.  (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

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 …


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 …

October 14, 2016 === Women's Volleyball === The SAIT Trojans women's volleyball take on the Red Deer College Queens in their season opener in the SAIT gym.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

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, …

SAIT Trojans take on the NAIT Ooks during a men's hockey regular season game in the ACAC league at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Ooks defeated the Trojans 4-3 after double overtime. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

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 …

Trojans vs. Griffins Friday Oct. 8, 2010

SAIT's Shane Lust celebrates a goal before it was overturned in the season opener on Oct. 8, 2010 against the Macewan Griffins. The Trojans won the game 5-0.

Photo by: James MacKenzie

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 …

SAIT Trojans womens hockey team take on MacEwan Griffins at the Campus Centre rink in Calgary on {what}. Trojans Lost to the Griffins 2-1.(Photo by Natalie Galarnyk/SAIT)

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 …

Megan Brennan, outside hitter for the SAIT Trojans women's volleyball team, and head coach Art O'Dwyer during a game against the Medicine Hat Rattlers in the SAIT gym on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

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 …