Ambrose University Lions guard Katie Nutini shoots the ball in women's basketball action pitting the SAIT Trojans against Ambrose University Lions at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Trojans claimed victory over the Lions, with a final score of 73-45. (Photo by Parker Crook/SAIT)

Trojans end dry spell

Team hopes to build on success for nationals The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team took on Ambrose University Lions on Feb. 3, ending in a landslide victory for the Trojans. The end-of-game horn blew as fans celebrated the Trojans 73-45 win over the Lions, which brought an end to the …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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University of Calgary Dinos University of British Columbia Thunderbirds during football action at McMahon in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. The Dinos avenged the game 46-43 for the Canada West Universities Athletic Association Football Conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport federation's 80th Hardy Cup. The Dinos and Thunderbirds previously faced off in the 79th Hardy Cup last year, with the Thunderbirds taking the game in a controversial win.

(Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)

Three and out

No room for football in ACAC With all the enthusiasm surrounding the Dinos’ rise to the 52nd Vanier Cup, SAIT students are questioning why their school doesn’t have a football team to cheer for. A stadium full of fans covered in body paint, wearing ridiculous outfits, waving flags, chanting and …

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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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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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This picture was taken for The Weal on the topic of hockey memories.(Photo by Quinten Hauck/SAIT)

Indelible moments

Sports leave a lasting impression For athletes or fans, there are always several sports memories throughout our lives that are very dear to us.  In the blink of an eye, something amazing can happen, which reiterates our continuous passion for the game.  Byron Froese of Winkler, Man., plays centre for …

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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 …

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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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