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Indoor track recap

The SAIT Trojan’s indoor track and cross-country teams are done for the season, and after a successful indoor track championship in Lethbridge, the preparation for next year is about to begin. “We had a really good team this year,” said co-head coach Ryan Edgar. “Good training sessions and good participation …

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Members of the SAIT Concrete Toboggan team show off their sled in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The team placed fifth out of 21 teams in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.

Hitting the slopes

SAIT wins big at Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Back in February, SAIT competed with multiple colleges and universities across the country in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, an engineering challenge where students are tasked with creating a fully functioning sled with multiple mechanical parts.  The SAIT team of …

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February 12, 2017 === Indoor Track === SAIT hosts indoor track at the Repsol Centre.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Running like the wind

Trojans indoor track star looks to replicate cross-country success Ricki Doyle was born and raised on a farm in Ernfold, Sask., a town with a population of 35.  She was the youngest of three daughters and running has always been a part of her life.  “I started running when I …

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SAIT Trojans women's basketball guard Martina Allen takes a break from practice at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Lucky number seven

January Trojan of the month: Martina Allen Martina Allen has always been around a basketball. As the youngest of three sisters, she grew up watching them play league basketball, and eventually they were the inspiration for her coming to SAIT. After one year of red-shirting at Mount Royal University, Allen …

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We’re on the air

Trojans Productions broadcast worldwide Trojans Productions is a webcast here at SAIT that gives broadcasting students an incredible opportunity to get hands-on experience through broadcasting Trojans games, and it’s a great way for alumni around the world to catch up on their old teams.  “We’ve been doing Trojans Productions since …

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SAIT Trojans men's basketball team take on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in a regular season game at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. The Trojans defeated the Kodiaks 77-66. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Primed for playoffs

Trojans Men’s basketball gear up for upcoming post-season The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team is almost half-way through their regular season. And, with an impressive eight wins to three losses, the Trojans don’t plan on slowing down.  Head coach Marty Birky said the team has continued to perform at a …

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January 27, 2016 === DJ Spin ===
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Bring the noise

Trojans gear up to raise awareness for mental health January is a month of mental health awareness, with Blue Monday, statistically the most depressing day of the year, Bell Let’s Talk Day and the Trojans Make Some Noise campaign which runs from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28  All of these …

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SAIT's new Athletic Director Wade Kolmel poses for a portrait at SAIT in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

New man on campus

Introducing the new athletics and recreation director SAIT’s new athletics and recreation director, Wade Kolmel, formerly of Keyano College in Fort McMurray, brings experience and determination to the Trojans’ teams. “The program has always impressed me, so when the position became available, I thought it would be a good fit.”  …

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No break from the game

For many of our SAIT Trojans teams, the winter break comes in the middle of their busiest season. In between final exams, practice and trying to get some relaxation during the holidays, the Trojans try to stay active to avoid dampening their skills. “Most of the players are more mentally …

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Welcome to the Mac’s

Trojans have unique ties to biggest midget AAA hockey The Mac’s Midget AAA tournament was established in 1978, in Calgary,  and  has become one of the most renowned international hockey tournaments for young players. Featuring 25 male and 15 female teams from Canada, the United States and Europe, the Mac’s …

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October 15, 2016 === Men's Hockey === The SAIT Trojans men's hockey team take on the NAIT Ooks in the SAIT Centennial match up in the SAIT arena.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Behind the mask

Getting in the head of goalies Goalies: Who are they? Why did they choose this position? Is there something inherently wrong with the mind of a hockey goalie? “There are some goalies out there that are completely nuts”, said Bolton Pouliot, a goalie for the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team. …

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SAIT Trojans women's soccer midfielder Deanna Kuan charges down the field during soccer action against Medicine Hat Rattlers at SAIT's Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The Trojans took the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference regular season game 2-0. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)

They did it all for the rookies

Trojans rookies sweep Rookie of the Year Awards For the first time in SAIT history, two Trojans soccer players – William Akio, of the  men’s team and Deanna Kuan, of the women’s – have both been awarded male and female Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Rookie of the Year awards.  …

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It’s bobsled time

SAIT engineers hit the track From Feb. 8-12, 2017, colleges and universities from around the country will gather in Winnipeg, Man., to participate in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).  The competition is an engineering challenge, where students create teams to represent their schools, and then are tasked with …

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Competitive spirit

New coach brings in strong rookies After an injury-filled season last year, the SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team is getting ready for a promising year ahead.  “Last year was a very challenging year,” said head coach Marty Birky.  “We had seven guys injured. I’ve never experienced anything like that before, …

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Lacing up for provincials

Trojans set sights on ACAC medals The SAIT Trojans cross-country teams have completed their last run of the Grand Prix regular season, and have set their sights on provincial and national championships later this year. Head coaches, Bre Langley and Ryan Edgar, have been co-coaching the cross-country teams for two …

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Men's volleyball coach Sean McKay poses for a portrait in the Campus Centre Gym at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. This is McKay's first year coaching the SAIT men's volleyball team but he has had plenty of experience involving the sport. He recently played professionally in Sweden and has also achieved a degree in kinesiology and a masters in coaching from Western University in London, Ontario. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Volleying for a win

Men’s volleyball team welcome new head coach Sean McKay, the new head coach for the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team, is bringing experience and professionalism to an already budding young team. McKay graduated from Western University with a bachelors degree in kinesiology, and went on to receive his master’s in …

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Play Hard, Fight Hard

The Military Museum teams up with the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Since July 1st The Military Museum in Calgary has hosted an exhibit called Play Hard, Fight Hard. This has been a collaborative effort between the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) and the Military Museums, designed to showcase …

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(Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Out with the old

One of Calgary’s oldest and most well- known venues, the Stampede Corral, could be closing to make room for a proposed expansion of the Calgary BMO Centre. The Stampede Corral opened in 1950, and since then, it has been the host of many of Calgary’s most historic teams and shows. …

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Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

The 53rd annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon will stroll into Calgary on May 29, featuring six different races of varying difficulties, with the top-most being a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. “We always say there is a race for every age and ability,” said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, executive director with the Scotiabank …

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SAIT Trojans women's volleyball coach Art O'Dwyer with the team in the SAIT gym on Nov. 27, 2016.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Learn and grow

Trojans look for areas of improvement going forward With the 2015-16 season officially over, the SAIT Trojans are starting to think about what went right and what they can improve for next year. Overall, the Trojans had an above-average year, with the majority of men and women’s teams making playoffs, …

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