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, …

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 …


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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sports photos of the annual Eye Opener exhibition tournament between the SAIT Trojans and the Innisfail Eagles at SAIT Arena in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. The Trojans won the game by a score of 5-1 and finished the tournament with a 1-1 record. (Photo by Alex Medina/The Press)

Back to the drawing board

Trojans men’s hockey fight for redemption After a devastating overtime loss ended their season last year, the Trojans men’s hockey team are looking for redemption this upcoming season. Head Coach Dan Olsen is ensuring that changes are being made to try and avoid the same outcome from last season. “We’re …


Back to the pitch

Former coaches return to the field Coaching and playing are two very different aspects of the game. One is viewed from the sidelines while the other right up close for the action. Both Cassey Bush and Amoy Hudson experienced what it was like to view the game as coaches and …

Men's volleyball coach Sean McKay poses for a portrait in the Campus Centre Gym at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. This is McKay's first year coaching the SAIT men's volleyball team but he has had plenty of experience involving the sport. He recently played professionally in Sweden and has also achieved a degree in kinesiology and a masters in coaching from Western University in London, Ontario. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Volleying for a win

Men’s volleyball team welcome new head coach Sean McKay, the new head coach for the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team, is bringing experience and professionalism to an already budding young team. McKay graduated from Western University with a bachelors degree in kinesiology, and went on to receive his master’s in …

Terry Larson, head coach of the SAIT Trojans women's hockey team, practices with the team at SAIT Arena in Calgary on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Recruiting Frenzy

SAIT Trojans coaches look for new players to improve teams Like the major sports leagues, the SAIT Trojans had its own form of free agent frenzy, where coaches went out to recruit student athletes in an attempt to improve their teams. The goal for the coaches is to improve from …


Play Hard, Fight Hard

The Military Museum teams up with the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Since July 1st The Military Museum in Calgary has hosted an exhibit called Play Hard, Fight Hard. This has been a collaborative effort between the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) and the Military Museums, designed to showcase …

Juno Cup

Hockey on the rocks

For the 13th consecutive year, the Rockers fell to the NHL Greats in the JUNO Cup, a hockey game played to celebrate Canada’s talent. It isn’t really about the game though; it’s for the fans (and that includes the musicians) of the hockey alumnus who show that they’ve still got …

Peak Power Gym at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, March 24, 2016. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/SAIT Polytechnic)

Putting in the work

Off-season training essential to success One of the most overlooked aspects of being a SAIT Trojans athlete is preparation in the off-season to come back in top condition for the upcoming season. Trojans athletes are not only preparing physically for the following season, but mentally as well. At Peak Power, …

(Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Out with the old

One of Calgary’s oldest and most well- known venues, the Stampede Corral, could be closing to make room for a proposed expansion of the Calgary BMO Centre. The Stampede Corral opened in 1950, and since then, it has been the host of many of Calgary’s most historic teams and shows. …


Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

The 53rd annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon will stroll into Calgary on May 29, featuring six different races of varying difficulties, with the top-most being a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. “We always say there is a race for every age and ability,” said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, executive director with the Scotiabank …