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Trojans move to playoffs

2011/02/11 Gabriel Diggs goes for the net at the SAIT mens basketball vs the Keyano Huskies Photos by Shane Innes

Men’s hockey
Winning a game is an intense experience. But when you win against your rivals, it’s that much sweeter.
The men’s hockey team showed how strong they are with their final regular season game against the MRU Cougars. Breaking three records, the phenomenal Trojans have the most wins, fewest losses and best winning percentage over the regular season of any SAIT men’s hockey team.  Taking on the Cougars, the Trojans showed they can overcome despite  questionable play by their opponents. Winning the game with a score of 2-1 the team moves into the playoffs with a first round bye.
Women’s hockey
The women’s hockey team travelled to Edmonton to face the Grant MacEwan University Griffins. Playing a hard-fought game, the team worked to win this important match 2-1. The game was tied for its majority until former Griffin, Bianca Zuber, stuck it to her former team with a goal with 17 seconds left in the game.
Men’s Basketball
The men’s basketball team clinched a playoff spot with two amazing wins on Feb. 11 and 12. Beating the KC Huskies with a relatively close score of 67–57, they showed themselves to be a strong team. The team shone the most during the second match-up when they beat the MacEwan Griffins with a punishing score of 85-73.  The team finished their regular season strong and has shown they’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the post season.
Women’s basketball
Perfection was slightly out of reach for the women’s basketball team, who lost their final game of the season against the Grant MacEwan University Griffins. Working towards finishing 18-0 the team unfortunately fell short. The Trojans start the playoffs in a second place nationwide position and are now prepared to dominate the playoffs.
Women’s volleyball
The women’s volleyball team finally broke a five game losing streak in time for the playoffs. With a great win at the end of the season, the team can ideally continue this new streak into the playoffs. The team faced the difficult Biercrest College Clippers and came out of the match with not only a 3-1 win but also renewed confidence for the post season.
Men’s volleyball
The men’s volleyball season ended on a disappointing note with a 3-0 loss. But it was an especially low evening for head coach Ryan Marsden. Marsden was ejected early in the game for a gesture that the head referee considered an aggressive action: throwing his binder to the floor in frustration. Marsden will be appealing his resulting one game suspension.

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