Ayla Beard, 5, gets a laugh out of SAIT Trojans' forwards Dean Allison, left, and Dave Nippard, right, during the skate with the Trojans event at SAIT on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.  (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle/The Press)

Fans and players hit the ice at SAIT

The SAIT Trojans held their annual Skate with the Trojans event on Sunday, Oct. 28 following the men’s hockey game against the Briercrest College Clippers in the SAIT Arena. The SAIT men’s hockey team, joined by a few members of the women’s hockey team, skated with young fans, who got …

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Christina Kang, Left, Txabi Sumastre, middle, and Taylor Peters, right, after Sumastre won the FIFA e - gaming tournament at the Gateway at SAIT in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The event was organized by SAIT but sponsored by Microsoft. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/SAIT)

SAIT’s E-Gaming tournament kicks off with FIFA 18 and NHL 18

On Tuesday, Oct. 10 SAIT recreation paired up with Microsoft to put on the first electronic-gaming tournament of the 2017-2018 school year.  “We are very fortunate to have had Microsoft,” said Jared Hidber, recreation programmer.   Microsoft will be sponsoring all of SAIT’s E-gaming tournaments during the school year.  The …

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The Travelling Jagrs bring attention to a hockey legend

Normally, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but not when it comes to dressing up as hockey legend Jaromir Jagr. The talk of the NHL, the Travelling Jagrs, got the idea to dress up as the 45-year-old NHL star for Halloween while on vacation in Las Vegas, Nev. and …

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SAIT’s basketball teams bounce into the new season

The basketball team is bouncing back at SAIT, with new goals and aspirations set in the minds of both returning and new players. The men’s basketball team is working hard to have a better season than last year’s. Last year, they ranked fourth place, this year they’re sharpening up their …

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Trojans Women’s Soccer shoots for first

After playing seven of 10 regular season games, SAIT’s women’s soccer team is sitting first in the South division, with six wins and only one loss. “I think this is our best season yet,” said Mataya Blakney, who is currently playing her second season with the Trojans. The team is …

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Melanie McCann, a two-time Olympian is returning to SAIT after competing in both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. McCann competed with SAIT for one season back in 2009.  (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle)

From the Olympics to SAIT

Two-time Olympian, Melanie McCann, will be representing the SAIT Trojans as a cross-country athlete this season. McCann fell in love with modern pentathlon, an Olympic event made up of five events, when she got invited to try it in high school when she was 15-years-old. “I got a phone call …

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Trojans rookie Zach McNeill played two and a half seasons in the AJHL before coming to play this season with SAIT. (Photo by Billie Barrett)

The road to college hockey

Junior A hockey is a popular and worthwhile path for young players to choose in their hockey journeys. Many hockey players are choosing to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) to develop their skills and to be scouted by different post-secondary schools from Canada and the USA, including …

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Trojans Women's Volleyball Coach Art O'Dwyer at the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium in Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo by Aron Diaz)

A small-town boy coaching for a big city school

From growing up in a small town in Alberta’s badlands, to going into his seventh season coaching at SAIT, Art O’Dwyer is full of surprises. O’Dwyer loved the freedom he experienced growing up in Drumheller, Alta. “It was great,” O’Dwyer said. “As kids we got to do anything we wanted… …

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Aussies rule the field

SAIT is turning Australian on Saturday, Oct. 14 kicking off the first intramural Aussie rules football tournament at 9 a.m. at SAIT Cohos Commons Field.  “The Aussie rules tournament is open to everyone, mostly towards SAIT students, but it is open to the public,” said Jared Hidber, Recreation Programmer of …

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Join the club and Adopt-a-Trojan

SAIT’S Trojans athletes work hard throughout the year to stay competitive and to make sure their respective teams stay successful. They also work hard fundraising money for the extra costs that SAIT and the provincial government don’t cover, like travel for exhibition games. While the teams host different events and …

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Drop in fitness

really helpful because they know a little more about the process and the school,” Leifson said.  “Everybody kind of brings something different to the table, so it makes my job a lot easier when that happens.”  Leifson also said that assistant coaches live in the shadow of the head coach …

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New year, new coach

Coming off a successful 2016/2017 season, the Trojan’s women’s hockey team is back this year with new challenges to face, most notably a new head coach.  Kelsey Leifson, who has been playing hockey since she was four, said she’s excited to be taking the positon of head coach.  “I think …

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Once a Trojan, always a Trojan

Fifth-year volleyball veteran Samantha Carpenter reflects on time at SAIT After five years of playing for SAIT’s women’s volleyball team, Trojan player Samantha Carpenter is getting ready to start her life and graduate from the hospitality management program. Carpenter’s five years on the team had not gone exactly as she …

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First-year coach exceeds expectations

McKay focused on building volleyball program and empowering athletes Trojans men’s volleyball coach Sean McKay has won south division coach of the year. One of McKay’s most unique and recognizable characteristics is his young age. “It’s really interesting to try and balance a professional relationship with something where I’m not …

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Alex Howells can go the distance

Runner breaks SAIT speed records Alex Howells dominated at the indoor track championship last month, earning three gold and one bronze to contribute to the team’s collective 11-medal win. On top of the multiple wins, Howells broke the Trojans’ record for the fastest time ran in a 3,000-metre race by …

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SAIT Trojans women's hockey defenseman Madison Colbow poses for a portrait in a dressing room at SAIT in Calgary on Feb. 21, 2017. Colbow spent three years playing for the Southern Range Goldwings in her midget hockey career. During the 2013-2014 season, her team finished first in their conference and went on to win the Esso Cup in 2014. During an interview at the Esso Cup, Colbow said she was, "living the dream." Upon arrival back to Sask., she had the quote tattooed on her right rib. (Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)

Trojans women’s hockey ends season with silver medal

Second-year defencewoman Madison Colbow talks playoffs After starting the year with one win and nine losses, the Trojans women’s hockey team turned their season around and managed to finish second in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) league. Their final game, the championship game, was lost when the MacEwan Griffins …

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SAIT Trojan's shooting guard Alexa Tan poses for environmental portraits in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Tan is a Calgary native and graduated from St. Mary's High School. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)

Alexa Tan earns rookie of the year

Women end season on a positive note Alexa Tan has been named women’s basketball Rookie of the Year by the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). “I just worked really hard, I guess. I didn’t do anything specific, I just tried my best,” said Tan. On top of winning Rookie of …

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Trojans find success playing by the books

The Trojans Men’s basketball team had major success last weekend, winning the first gold medal for SAIT basketball since the year 2000. The game ended with an 85-65 score for the Trojans over the Lethbridge Huskies, a team that closely rivals SAIT’s basketball statistics this year. John Smith Jr., is …

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Kyra Page is one of SAIT's personal trainers  poses for a photo for the Weal newspaper, in Calgary in the SAIT fitness centre on Feb. 2, 2017. Page used to work as a counsellor before becoming a personal trainer.(Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)

Self-healing for the mind, body and soul

Kyra Page is a personal trainer at SAIT who has first-hand experience in healing her own body through movement. Burpees are her saving grace. “Whenever I’m feeling down, I do burpees. I’m writing a book about burpees right now, actually. They are the number one pick-me-up during the day,” Page …

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Cora Sutton, fifth year Trojans women's hockey player, poses for a photo in her dressing room at SAIT on March 7, 2017. Sutton was recently named to the ACAC Second All Conference Team for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)

Trojans student-athlete feels at home on SAIT ice

Balancing an education and social life is hard enough for the average college student without adding a sport to the mix. But for many student athletes the benefits of being on a team are worth the sleepless nights. Cora Sutton, captain of the SAIT Trojans hockey team, started her journey …

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