Gold medal cross-country runner Jacques Saayman poses for a portrait at SAIT in Calgary. Saayman recently ended the Trojan's 30-year individual gold medal drought by coming in first at provincials in Grande Prairie. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

History in the making

SAIT runner breaks 30-year individual gold medal drought Headed into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Cross-Country Running Championships, Jacques Saayman knew history was at stake, though it didn’t cross his mind until after the race.  Saayman broke a 30-year gold medal drought to win SAIT’s first men’s individual cross-country …

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Sports action photos Trojans vs Griffins  (Photo by Alex Medina/The Press)

Edged out in overtime

Trojans seeks redemption after tough overtime loss Missed opportunities to end a game typically come back to haunt you with the puck ending up in your own net.  For the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team, this was the unfortunate truth they faced when they lost 3-2 in double overtime against …

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It’s bobsled time

SAIT engineers hit the track From Feb. 8-12, 2017, colleges and universities from around the country will gather in Winnipeg, Man., to participate in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).  The competition is an engineering challenge, where students create teams to represent their schools, and then are tasked with …

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January 26, 2016 === Pep Rally ===
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Make some noise

Trojan athletes rally for mental health The SAIT Trojans Athletic Department was recognized for “making some noise” this year at the fifth annual True Awards for the promotion of mental health and wellness.  The Make Some Noise campaign was created in 2014 to promote mental health awareness in the athletic …

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Competitive spirit

New coach brings in strong rookies After an injury-filled season last year, the SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team is getting ready for a promising year ahead.  “Last year was a very challenging year,” said head coach Marty Birky.  “We had seven guys injured. I’ve never experienced anything like that before, …

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SAIT Trojans women's hockey team takes on Red Deer College Queens at SAIT Arena in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The Queens defeated the Trojans 3-2. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Only a matter of time

Trojans women’s hockey team still looking for their first win Hockey is as unpredictable as it gets, sometimes the puck bounces your way, other times it doesn’t. For the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team, they have been on the receiving end of pucks not bouncing their way as they continue …

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SAIT Trojans midfielder Mataya Blakney poses for a portrait on Cohos Commons Field at SAIT in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Blakey is a first year business student, but is in her third year of elligibility after playing for two years at the University of Calgary.  (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Bend it like Blakney

October Trojan of the month: Mataya Blakney Coming over from the University of Calgary (U of C), Mataya Blakney never expected to be a top player for the SAIT Trojans women’s soccer team.  Although she didn’t anticipate it, it’s exactly what happened during her first season playing in the Alberta …

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Beyond measure

Height not holding back athletes in high levels Athletes are typically scouted and judged based on their skill, but now there is another factor that they are judged on: their height. For years in the sports world, players have been overlooked based on the fact that they are not a …

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February 27, 2016 === Men's Basketball === The SAIT Trojans men's basketball team take on the St. Mary's University Lightning in the SAIT gym.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Play hard, study hard

Trojans athletes perform at high level in the classroom Student athletes, just like everyone else, endure the same stress at school, but still manage to come out on top in both academics and athletics. Athletes are always expected to give their all and perform their best at games and workouts, …

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October 14, 2016 === Women's Volleyball === The SAIT Trojans women's volleyball take on the Red Deer College Queens in their season opener in the SAIT gym.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Court’s back in session

Trojans volleyball returns for 2016/17 season The SAIT Trojans men’s and women’s volleyball teams opened up their 2016/17 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season when they welcomed Red Deer College on Oct. 14. Both teams dropped the home opener, as the women’s team fell 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 25-19, 23-25, …

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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)

Battle of Alberta

SAIT and NAIT reignite rivalry at centennial game The spotlight centennial game was nothing short of excitement and unpredictability. The SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team fell to its Edmonton rivals, the NAIT Ooks, 4-3 on Oct. 15, in a thrilling three on three double overtime game, which could have gone …

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Lacing up for provincials

Trojans set sights on ACAC medals The SAIT Trojans cross-country teams have completed their last run of the Grand Prix regular season, and have set their sights on provincial and national championships later this year. Head coaches, Bre Langley and Ryan Edgar, have been co-coaching the cross-country teams for two …

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Trojans vs. Griffins Friday Oct. 8, 2010

SAIT's Shane Lust celebrates a goal before it was overturned in the season opener on Oct. 8, 2010 against the Macewan Griffins. The Trojans won the game 5-0.

Photo by: James MacKenzie

Forever a Trojan

Trojan alumnus recalls fond memories on the ice College years can be the most stressful and fastest times of life, but also the most memorable. For SAIT Trojan men’s hockey alumnus Shane Lust, they were the best years he experienced in his lifetime. “SAIT was my four favourite years of …

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SAIT Trojans womens hockey team take on MacEwan Griffins at the Campus Centre rink in Calgary on {what}. Trojans Lost to the Griffins 2-1.(Photo by Natalie Galarnyk/SAIT)

Just the beginning

Women’s hockey team drop season opener The SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team kicked off the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season on Oct. 8 when they welcomed the MacEwan University Griffins at SAIT arena. The Griffins edged the Trojans 2-1, scoring in the final frame to skate away with …

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This is an image of a referee and a person on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 shaking hands.  (Photo by Ruwald de Fortier /SAIT)

A shakey solution

Referee and play contact outlawed A new rule introduced by Hockey Calgary has caused plenty of confusion in Calgary’s minor hockey community. The new rule states that there will be no post-game contact, including handshaking, with the referee or linesmen, by players or team officials. This does not mean there …

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Megan Brennan, outside hitter for the SAIT Trojans women's volleyball team, and head coach Art O'Dwyer during a game against the Medicine Hat Rattlers in the SAIT gym on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Photograph by: Andrew Crossett

Ending the drought

Women’s volleyball team look for first ACAC medal It’s a streak since 1988, just not the kind of streak that any team would want. For 28 straight seasons, the SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team has not earned a medal during the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) playoffs. Despite this, the …

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The 2016 Paralympic Games had a SAIT connection, thanks to the MET program.

Playing playmaker

SAIT assists Paralympic athletes with prototype wheelchair A prototype wheelchair designed by the Mechanical Engineering Technology program (MET) here at SAIT was proved to be essential for Team Canada’s wheelchair basketball teams for the 2016 Paralympic Games. The project was started on a computer program called Solid Works, as a …

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SAIT trojans defender Maggie Grynia poses for a portrait at SAIT in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. At the age of 35, Grynia is the Trojans' oldest player on the women's soccer team. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

No ordinary rookie

Athlete shows age is not a factor If you had told Maggie Grynia 10 years ago that she would be a starter on the Trojans women’s soccer team, she wouldn’t have believed you. But that is the situation the 35-year-old finds herself in today, as she has been a steady …

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SAIT Trojans Mens Soccer striker Darel Ejikeme is tackled by Red Deer College Kings midfielder Bruno Damian and Red Deer College Kings forward during soccer action at SAIT's Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The Trojans took the game 3-1 in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season game.  (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)

Fast Start

Both the SAIT Trojans men’s and women’s soccer teams have started off the 2016 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season with a strong start as both teams find themselves with a 4-1 record. With this being the halfway point of the season, both look to continue their strong play heading …

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SAIT cross country runner Alex Howells poses for a portrait at SAIT in Calgary on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Howells moved here from East London, UK. and played basketball and soccer before joining the SAIT cross country team. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Miles ahead of the competition

September Trojan of the month: Alex Howells Born in East London, U.K., SAIT Trojans men’s cross-country running star, Alex Howells, was given an opportunity that he ran with, and he never looked back. So far, to start the cross-country season, Howells has finished in first place for  three Grand Prix …

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