Stomp out the violence

In partnership with SAIT Recreation, the ‘AKF Break the Cycle’ fundraiser and attempt to break the World Record for the most one-inch pine boards broken at the same time will be held on April 14. The Ohtsuka Amateur Karate Foundation (AKF Karate) and the SAIT Karate club are adding the …

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Luge accident sparks welding interest

As Sarah Podorieszach slid down a German G-force tunnel, a bad turn shattered her future in Olympic luge, leading her to pursue a future through SAIT’s welding technician program. Podorieszach was born and raised in Calgary; however, ‘like father like daughter’, she has dual-citizenship in both Italy and Canada. It …

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2012 SAIT Trojans awards

Few surprises came at this year’s annual Trojans awards banquet held on March 30 at the Calgary Stampeders Red and White club. Top players Rachel Caputo, Darcee Froese and Jon Malin received due acknowledgment for their contributions and performance this year. The additional SAIT Trojans who earned Alberta Colleges Athletic …

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SWETI sweats out success

Athletes aren’t the only ones who perspire when it comes to sports. By the time they hit the field, court or ice, a substantial amount of effort has already gone into every aspect of the game, especially the equipment used. With more than $712,000 in funding from the federal government, …

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Trojan leaders take winning to a whole new level

Balancing school, work, and life is hard enough for any student, but when one adds team all-star to the list, it seems down-right impossible. For SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball player Darcee Froese and women’s basketball player Rachel Caputo it is simply a matter of determination and time management. Along with …

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Fashion-forward—SAIT uniforms strive to remain relevant

One of the first things an athlete will talk about when becoming part of a team is their excitement to pull a jersey over their heads for the first time. While cliché, athletes will say they are honoured to wear their team’s logo, representing teams’ past accomplishments and history. However, …

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Off season offence

With the end of the winter term fast approaching, the SAIT Trojans have wrapped up competition for the year, and are already hard at work for their next season. The athletes have been training throughout the year to reach their maximum potential and become the best at what they do, …

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Hockey’s changing landscape

The debate over whether fighting belongs in hockey rages on As the game of hockey has evolved, players have gotten bigger, faster and stronger, resulting in more injuries on the ice. With concussions on the rise, those involved with the NHL have called for a fighting ban across the league. …

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Move over Movember, it’s toupee for a day

SAIT Trojans adorned colourful hair pieces to support local nonprofit organization, Wellspring Calgary, with the launch of their new fundraiser “Toupee for a Day” . An abundance of Trojan athletes gathered together in a sea of multi-coloured hair and merriment in the SAIT athletics centre on Mar. 7 to raise …

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Babey’s bunch bounced from playoffs

Battered and bruised, the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team gave a valiant effort in the ACAC semifinals against the Augustana Vikings, but injuries eventually caught up and, for the first time since 2004, they will not be competing for a gold medal. The Trojans’ fate was sealed in game four …

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Williams squashes competition

While it has been somewhat of an off year for Trojans athletics, first year business administration student Cale Williams is starting to make a name for himself in Canadian collegiate squash. Williams won the Rogers Insurance 2012 Alberta University/College Provincial Championship little over a month ago at the University of …

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Women’s hockey looks ahead to next year

The Trojans women’s hockey team failed to make playoffs this season after an impressive showing last year which saw the Women of Troy capture the ACAC Championship. The Trojans are rivals with Mount Royal University and when battling for the championship this war of wills plays a huge part in …

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It’s all on the line during playoff time

The games are tighter and more demanding. The opposition is tougher and the crowd is more boisterous, a powder-keg of emotion and electricity ready to explode at any second. Welcome to the playoffs. For the Trojans men’s hockey team the hopes of an entire school rest on their shoulders as …

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Eventually all rivalries end

Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier, the Calgary Flames have the Edmonton Oilers and the SAIT Trojans have the Mount Royal University Cougars. In all fields of sport, rivalries are an organic part of the game, but the local rivalry between the Trojans and Cougars is about to end, as MRU …

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Athletic Heroism

Athletes become heroes, they sign contracts for millions, and their endorsements contribute to a multibillion-dollar industry. Despite the negative behaviour of some athletes, many young people idolize their favourite sports personalities. Entering a new decade, glorifying sports figures as role models has never seemed more suspect. Statements of having, “The …

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Weekend Recaps

Men’s Hockey Still riding the momentum from defeating Mount Royal in the final series of the regular season, the SAIT Trojans made quick work of the Grant MacEwan Griffins in the first round of the ACAC playoffs this past weekend. The Trojans took the opening game at home convincingly by …

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Outdoor rinks as Canadian as maple syrup

Outdoor hockey is a rite of passage for Canadians across the prairie provinces, where a large number of NHL players are pumped out every year. Before the era of indoor white ice, there was pond hockey. This iconic, Canadian pastime evokes feelings of excitement, patriotism and pride nationwide. Harsh winters …

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Bitter end to a sweet career

Long time SAIT Trojans women’s hockey player Melanie Vincent has just become the franchise’s all time leader in games played with 117. Vincent is in her fifth and final season with the SAIT Trojans, and will be graduating this spring from the Medical Laboratory Technology program. The Trojans wrapped up …

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Enough is enough

With the recent revelations that Sydney Crosby’s concussion symptoms were in large part thanks to broken vertebrae in his neck, debate has switched from when the NHL superstar would return to the ice to if he should return at all. There has to be a point when overall health takes …

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Former Trojan qualifies for London Olympics

Former SAIT Trojan, Melanie McCann achieved her Olympic dreams, securing her position on the Canadian women’s modern pentathlon team for this summer’s Olympic Games in London, England. McCann, a 2010 SAIT civil engineering technology graduate, was the first Canadian modern pentathlete during the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico last …

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