Calgary eSports League holds debut event sparking the Calgary pro gaming scene

A new eSports league has emerged onto the Calgary gaming scene, with a debut event this month. The Calgary eSports League (CEL) is hosting their inaugural event at Telus Spark on Jan. 15.  All of the big eSports titles are represented in this event, including iconic competitive games Super Smash …

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Bob Probert documentary screened at Plaza Theatre

The life of legendary NHL enforcer Bob Probert has been put on the big screen by a local filmmaker. Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story follows the “heavyweight champion of the NHL” from the 1980s and 1990s. The film follows Probert through his early days in hockey, his 16-year career …

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SAIT Trojans

Searching for a second-half surge: Trojans men’s hockey team keeping pace with top teams

SAIT Trojans men’s hockey head coach Brent Devost believes his team is one of the best in the conference, and one that will only get better when they return in January. At the fall semester break, the Trojans were 9-5-0, comfortably in fifth place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Up-and-down first half for men’s volleyball new players and aggressive mindset lead to 10-4 start

After an up-and-down start, the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team finished their first half with a seven-game winning streak. At the winter semester break, the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) champions had a 10-4 record, placing them second in the ACAC South Division. Their winning streak came after losing …

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Hoops hype: Trojans men’s basketball team first in the country with 10-0 start

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team, winning their first 10 games, finished the fall semester ranked first in the country.  The team climbed to first in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), and their undefeated run also ranked them first in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Everything is working …

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Trojans cricket team shows promise, gaining momentum in first competitive tournament

The Trojans seek greatness in the world of cricket as they enter their first year of competition. Cricket, a sport that originated from south-east England in the 16th century, is a game with 11 players on each team. Similar to baseball, one side has a batsman, and one side has …

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Third time’s the charm for the Calgary Stampeders

On Nov. 25, the Calgary Stampeders ended their Grey Cup losing streak with a 27-16 win over the Ottawa Redblacks. The Stampeders brought their eighth Grey Cup home after two straight years of losing in the championship. Stampeders fans’ pride could be seen and heard throughout Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.  …

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More national success for Trojans cross-country Men’s team wins CCAA silver; three Trojans named All-Canadian

(Photos courtesy of SAIT Trojans) According to one star runner on the SAIT Trojans cross-country team, their phenomenal year-to-year success owes much to word-of-mouth recruitment. The cross-country team upgraded from national bronze to silver this year, continuing their ascent as one of the best programs in Canada.  At the Canadian …

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Matthew Travaglini, the dominant Trojan Graduating running star: back-to-back cross-country national champion

A SAIT running star is leaving an outstanding athletic legacy after another stellar season. Matthew Travaglini is in his second and final year at SAIT, and has become one of Canada’s top runners. He just won his second consecutive national title at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship in …

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Out of the concussion dark room U of C experts, athletes discuss advances in concussion research

There is a path forward from the darkness of concussions, for both athletes who suffer them and for the larger sports world, say Calgary experts. On Nov. 15, the University of Calgary (U of C)’s Integrated Concussion Research Program held a free panel discussion of researchers, advocates, and ex-athletes, titled …

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Home heartbreak for Trojans soccer Women win silver, men bronze at ACAC soccer championships

Both SAIT Trojans soccer teams fell short of gold, but still medalled, at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conferences (ACAC) championships, held at SAIT from Oct. 25-28. The women’s team won silver, while the men managed to win bronze after an upset loss in the semi-finals.   Silver, and on to …

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Spreading the Inferno Calgary Inferno broadcasting four games on Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) will have four of its games broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan this season. According to the Fan’s Oct. 15 press release, they are “the first commercial radio station in North America” to do live play-by-play of the CWHL.  The …

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First month of Trojans hockey in the books Men’s team starts strong, women’s team struggling

After the first month of their seasons – about a quarter through – the SAIT Trojans hockey teams were going in opposite directions. However, both said that their depth remains their strength. Men’s team The first quarter of the Trojans men’s hockey season featured both a huge win against a …

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Men’s volleyball team off to good start defending ACAC title Coach encouraged by wins over tough competition

A year after winning the provincial championship, the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team got off to a 3-0 start, before dropping their next four games. Head coach Sean McKay was encouraged by the team coming out strong for a “front-loaded” schedule, against three of the top Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Staying off the court but in the game Alicia Tan moves from star player to coach this season

Alicia Tan, star of the SAIT women’s basketball team the last few years, has taken her talents behind the bench this season, starting her coaching career with the Trojans. Tan was starting guard for the Trojans last year in their 17-4 season, winning bronze in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Logging off from the esports debate Learning to live with videogames being considered “sports”

Over the past few years, I have become annoyed at esports headlines creeping their way into my sports coverage. How dare those nerds interrupt me from reading the 40th straight TSN article arguing about just how good Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews are? However, after some consideration, I have reached …

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Calgary 2026: Let’s do what Calgary city council didn’t have the guts to

Calgarians should vote “No” to the 2026 Olympics on Nov. 13 Calgary city council may have kept the 2026 Olympic bid on life support, but Calgarians should still pull the plug on Nov. 13. The rollercoaster journey of the bid the last week of October was a reminder of how …

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Trojans hockey and golf: Double threats on the ice and fairway

“Hockey and golf go hand-in-hand,” according to Karmen Mooney, a SAIT Trojan who pulled double duty on both teams this season. “It’s the swing,” joked Mooney, comparing the two sports. Mooney and fellow Trojans rearguards Tashel Scantlebury and Will Gretton helped the Trojans golf team win respectable middle-of-the-pack finishes in …

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Trojans women’s basketball: Team looks to develop rookies, change tempo

The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team will have a new look this season, with a more team-driven offense and the team developing a few talented rookies. Assistant coach Howie Leong said that the team will be significantly different this year after back-to-back bronze-medal finishes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Stampeders fans showing unwavering loyalty

The countdown to the Grey Cup is upon us, and many Calgary Stampeders fans have no doubt in their team’s ability to take it home this year, despite their painful title-game defeats the last two seasons. As of Sept. 28, the Stampeders were first in the CFL’s West Division at …

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