Calgary Inferno partners with Girls Hockey Calgary Fostering hockey role models

        In Oct. 2016, the Calgary Inferno partnered with Girls Hockey Calgary (GHC) to create the Jr. Inferno program. The Inferno approached Girls Hockey Calgary in 2016 with the idea of a partnership. John MacDonald, VP of marketing and communications of Girls Hockey Calgary, said in a …

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From SAIT broadcasting to Sportsnet 960

To many Sportsnet 960 listeners in Calgary, Pat Steinberg is just a voice on the radio, but, to those who know him, Steinberg is much more. Steinberg knew he wanted to be on the radio since grade seven, however, he didn’t decide on sport broadcasting until high school. He said …

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Slow start to season for women’s hockey

The SAIT women’s hockey team is off to a slow start and are 1-9 overall as they approach the halfway mark of the season. They currently sit in last place of the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conferences (ACAC), but have plenty of time to improve. “I think it is just conditioning, …

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Hockey brings people together in the month of November

Hockey brings people together. Whether it’s watching the game on TV with friends and family, banding together to cheer on your favourite team, or a parent teaching their child how to tie their skates and shoot the puck. Hockey also brings people together through the NHL’s initiative Hockey Fights Cancer. …

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Bringing home the bronze

The SAIT men’s soccer team didn’t let the loss that sent them to the bronze medal game, and away from nationals, stop them from bringing home one final win of the 2017/2018 season. The team became the bronze medal champions by shutting out Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder, with a …

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Women’s soccer ends season with high hopes

For the first time, the SAIT women’s soccer team took the south division title, and ended the season with their highest finish at the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) championship since the 2003/2004 season. After a disappointing loss in the semi-finals against the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves, the girls …

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SAIT’s cross country star

Ricki Christopher, of the SAIT women’s cross-country team, finished the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference cross-country championship with a silver medal after finishing sixth in last year’s tournament. Since her very first race of the season, Christopher said it was her goal to get a medal. She knew it would be …

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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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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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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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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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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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