Trojan Wrap – November 24, 2010

Womens Hockey The Trojans women’s hockey team earned their first win this month during a road trip last weekend to Red Deer against the Queens. They took the match by a score of 2-1, but the bigger story is forward Desirae Barrett’s serious leg injury on Saturday. Barrett was skating …

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Aussie rules hockey

The beaches of Australia don’t ever freeze over to create a hockey haven like the lakes and ponds in Canada do. But that didn’t stop Aussie Rylie Padjen from becoming a force to be reckoned with on the ice. Twenty-two-year-old Padjen, a left wing for the Trojans women’s hockey team, …

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MRU transfer has ‘big’ influence on Trojans

Frank Jones, a six-foot-seven, 240 pound middle, is the son of two RCMP officers and has lived in many places throughout Canada. He has now brought those experiences to the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team this season. A first-year cooking student at SAIT, Jones said it wasn’t easy growing up …

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New goalie impresses against competition

Scott Orth joined the Trojans this year after playing with the Portage Voyageurs from Lac La Biche. And while Orth knows Tommy Tartaglione is the starter, the new goalie has to use his chances in net effectively. Now with two wins in a row against the ACAC’s best opponents, he’s …

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All work, no glory for women’s hockey

The women’s hockey team ran into the Mount Royal Cougars last weekend. Despite earning a point for playing their home game to overtime the Cougars took both games of the series. The team find themselves now at 3-3-2 and winless in their past five games, but coach Terry Larson said …

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Trojan wrap: November 18, 2010

Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team got revenge on provincial rivals from NAIT, this weekend. Fixing previous mistakes against the strong NAIT team, the Trojan men put the Ooks away easily with 3–1 victory. This improves their record to 4-2 going into a bye week. The team is ranked ninth …

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Men’s hockey in first place after fixing penalty problems

After being shorthanded for 23  minutes last week against the Augustana Vikings – including for almost six minutes down two men, and narrowly earning a tie – the Trojans men’s hockey team got their penalty killing and lack of offending back in order this past week. As a result, they …

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Overwater follows in her dad’s court shoes

For Chelsea Overwater, coming to SAIT and joining the Trojans is a homecoming of sorts. Not only because she’s much closer to her hometown of Didsbury, Alta. after playing in the U.S., but she’s also not the first in her family to play for the Trojans. Overwater, a first-year rehabilitation …

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Coaches Corner – Ken Babey

Ken Babey, head coach of the Trojan men’s hockey team, answers a few questions for the Weal: What are the biggest games coming up? I think they’re all big ones. There are six games left and it’s a tight race. We’re tied with Mount Royal right now. We’ve got the …

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Trojan goes from street goalie to championship-winning goal scorer

When SAIT Trojan hockey player Tia Hanson was young, her brother used to tie goalie pads on her legs, put her in front of a net, and shoot all manner of pucks and balls at her. Whenever she fell, her brother and his friends would stand her up, and shoot …

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SAIT volleyball season flies

Last year’s season was a tough one for the Trojans women’s volleyball team, capped off by losing eight out of the last 10 games and two straight playoff losses. But with six players from last year’s roster gone, the women of Troy welcomed new faces this season and hope to …

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Trojan WRAP – November 11, 2010

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team played two games over the Halloween weekend. They earned an overtime win against the BC Clippers with a score of 103 – 102. This was the first win for the squad in a difficult match. The Trojans again took it to overtime against the …

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Trojans fall shy of Nationals

The ACAC 2010 cross-country running season wrapped up on Oct. 30 with two strong performances by SAIT Trojan runners Josh Inhaber and Rebecca Britton. But their effort wasn’t enough to clinch a spot at nationals. Both Inhaber and Britton finished 10th overall in their races at provincials, held at Edmonton’s …

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Women’s hockey in second place after successful month

The SAIT women’s hockey team finds itself getting few shots, but a lot of goals. After earning three of eight points over the last two weeks against the NAIT Ooks and Grant MacEwan Griffins, both from Edmonton, the team is second in the ACAC with a 3-2-1 record. After team …

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Get your rub on at couples massage class

In the age of the “pound,” Mardelle Hansen says there’s a lack of meaningful physical contact between people. “People are afraid to be touched,” says Hansen, a registered massage therapist who’s teaching an upcoming couples massage class at SAIT. “There is a (bond) that needs to be connected more.” Hansen …

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Student riders budget big rewards

Rider anticipation comes to an end Nov. 5, with Lake Louise being the first ski hill to re-open and marking the first official day of the 2010/11 snow season. With all the expenses of student life and the lack of disposable income, the Weal’s Alex Glazerman found the cheapest way …

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Basketball season underway

Sports Wrap Women’s basketball The SAIT Trojan women opened the ACAC season with an 88-63 victory against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Oct. 22 at Val Matteotti Gym in Lethbridge. SAIT head coach Donovan Martin says the women played a sloppy game off the start, but found their grove as …

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Men’s soccer team comes up short

The SAIT men’s soccer team earned a chance to play for a medal twice but came up short on both attempts. The Trojans advanced to the medal round during ACAC provincials with a 2-1 quarter-final victory over the Grant MacEwan Griffins from Edmonton. Goals came from Francisco Miron and Jordan …

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SAIT gets defensive

As a woman it’s important to know how to defend yourself if you ever get into a sticky situation. SAIT recreational department is offering a women’s self defence class Nov. 16 – 30. Instructor, Trudy Fossey is a fifth-degree black belt instructor in karate and is ready to help women …

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Race to the Nationals

Cross-country running gives the word endurance its true meaning. And SAIT Trojan runners train vigorously in hopes that it will pay off with a spot at the Nationals that will be held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick at St. Thomas University. The national event focuses on the best runners …

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