Hockey on the rocks

For the 13th consecutive year, the Rockers fell to the NHL Greats in the JUNO Cup, a hockey game played to celebrate Canada’s talent. It isn’t really about the game though; it’s for the fans (and that includes the musicians) of the hockey alumnus who show that they’ve still got …

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Premature inauguration

A quick election cycle leads to questions about the campaign process When there’s more substance on the SAITSA trifold behind the candidates running for executive council than in their platforms, things need to change. This was the case for some, but not all, at the March 8, ‘meet the candidates’ …

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What makes a great leader?

Three SAIT alumni share advice on leadership and standing out on the job Three distinguished SAIT alumni met with students to discuss characteristics that make an exemplary leader on March 9, at The Odyssey Coffeehouse. SAITSA and SAIT’s Alumni and Development organized the recent Leadership Exchange, bringing in some well-known …

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Getting lost in the shuffle

  With this being my final issue, I thought I would take some time and address the topic of sports journalism. Athletics has to be a passion in order to venture down the rabbit hole that is this industry. When I first came into the journalism program here at SAIT, …

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Phil Allen remembered

SAIT Trojans were sad to announce the death of famed men’s basketball coach Phil Allen on Jan. 16, 2016. Allen started his tenure at SAIT in the 1978-79 season and quickly became one of the most prolific coaches in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Over the following 15 seasons, …

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Petroleum students remain optimistic

  The Student Petroleum Society (SPS) held their annual Industry night on Feb. 11, with intent to show that, event in a freefalling industry, there’s hope. The petroleum industry is in a tough spot right now with the price of oil being down 70 per cent in the last 20 …

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Unmasking Troy

The Weal’s own Kyle Meller sat down with Thiago Bechelane, or perhaps he’s better known as Troy the Trojan. Bechelane grew up in Brazil and came to Canada a few years ago. At SAIT, he studies electronics engineering. SAIT’s official mascot was chosen in 1998 because a horse is considered …

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Trojans at the half

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (12-4) It’s a two-team race for top spot in the south division for the women’s volleyball team. The Trojans and Briercrest College have split the season series so far at two games each. After finishing the weekend of Jan. 16 with a loss against Briercrest, the Trojan team …

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Recruiting and transferring and scouting oh my!

Whether you follow sports or not, athletic recruiting scandals often make national headlines, but with so many rules it can be hard to avoid. So just what goes into recruiting an athlete, and what needs to be avoided in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC)? Now in his second year …

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King of the hill

SAIT students get informed on the proposed new complex Ken King invited students and faculty of SAIT Polytechnic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to be educated on his new passion project: Calgary Next. As the president and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), King has become the poster-boy for …

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Keeping the ball rolling

Parks Calgary Foundation donates $2.7 million over four years to amateur sport in the city Amateur sport funding is often the first to go when making budget cuts, which is why the Calgary Parks Foundation is so important in a recession like this. On Thursday, Nov. 12, the culmination of …

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Start slow finish strong

Women’s A lot of people will probably tell you the women’s basketball team overachieved last year, among those is Bir Parmar, assistant coach who took the lead in the offseason. Parmar has taken over for Donovan Martin, who had led the team on their incredible run. With four returning players, …

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GENerating international opportunities

Pilot program brings Australian exchange students to SAIT For those of us in Canada, thinking about coming here when you’re from Australia is absurd, but not to these three from Box Hill Institute (BHI). As part of the Global Exchange Network (GEN) program, SAIT welcomed three members of this post-secondary …

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Statistical screen sports

The clock is ticking—three, two, one, and it’s time for the most important choice of the year: who to take first in this year’s fantasy draft. For some, sports are a casual pastime you catch whenever you’ve already seen that episode of The Office, and yet for others it proves …

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Male roller derby league starts up

This ain’t your mama’s roller derby Laces tight, Jim Bourne looks around the room as he and his fellow teammates get ready to go out for another roller derby game. It’s very rare that there’s a stigma about men playing a sport of any kind, and yet here the Glenmore …

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Never give up

When Mitch Henry woke up today, he felt like he did back before 2012. Getting to this point, however, was an uphill battle. Growing up, Henry was an avid soccer player, starting at the age of three; he always played in the highest division. “I’ve played almost every sport, but …

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Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

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Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

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Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

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Chippy battle ends in draw

Another game, another draw for the Foothills F.C. as the team was held to just one point for the fifth time in six matches. The Foothills F.C. tied the Kitsap Pumas 1-1 at Hellard Field in Calgary on June 18, and unfortunately, the idiom “the one that got away” has …

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