SAIT sports facilities are in great shape

Post-secondary athletic facilities are often some of the most in-demand and highly utilized services a school has to offer, and SAIT’s are no different. How many schools can say they have a FIFA level two certified soccer field? SAIT can. The Cohos Common field could be considered the jewel of …

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We aren’t Flames fans, deal with it

Being an Oilers fan in Calgary is akin to belonging to a secret club but instead of a secret handshake, it’s a nod or polite smile to a passing stranger brave enough to wear orange and blue on the street. There is an instant connection, a friend in the face …

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Team depth leads Trojans to fast start

After a disappointing 2010 – 11 season, that saw the Trojan men’s volleyball team finish eighth overall, the Men of Troy are off to an impressive start with a record of five wins and one loss. With only five returning players, the culture in the locker room has shifted and …

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Trojan XC team has strong showing at Nationals

After a solid bronze medal finish at this year’s ACAC cross-country championship, the women Trojans were ready to impress once again. This past weekend the women’s Trojans cross-country team sent six members to the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national championship in Kamloops, BC. It marked the first time since …

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Stampede Princess Trades In Tiara For Trojans Jersey

Standing tall beside the net at five-foot-eleven, petroleum engineering student Caia Morstad crushes the competition as one of the Trojans women’s volleyball team’s menacing new left sides. Her height and incredible athletic abilities have helped Morstad’s number seven jersey stand out. Morstad, a first-year SAIT student from Swift Current, boasts …

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Born to be a Trojan

It seems that Dejuan Peart was always meant to be a Trojan. Now that he is, he not only earns his keep on the basketball court, but continues to learn every step of the way. After graduation from Lester B. Pearson High School in 2006, Peart stayed with friend Ryan …

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Froese Siblings star on and off the court

Darcee and Robyn Froese have more than just parents in common, this year they’re also captains of the men’s and women’s Trojans volleyball teams. Robyn was joined by her brother Darcee at SAIT this fall after he attended and played for Red Deer College taking business administration. Darcee is continuing …

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Trojans trounce Thunder

The SAIT Trojans outmuscled, outshot and, most importantly, outscored the Concordia Thunder 5-1 this past Saturday on home ice. The play was back and forth in the first period until Trojans captain Jonathan Malin took a mindless penalty halfway through. After being the recipient of a heavy check before clearing …

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Basketball teams gear up for new season

Women’s Basketball The 2011-2012 edition of the Trojan women’s basketball team has changed a lot from the experienced squad that captured a semifinal appearance in last season’s ACAC championship. Only Jordan Rabbit and Rachel Caputo remain, meaning the team will rely heavily on its eight first-year recruits. Yes, you added …

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MRU soccer team set to join the CIS

As far as rivalries go, it doesn’t get much better than Mount Royal and SAIT. Unfortunately for Trojans and Cougars’ fans alike, they’ll no longer be able to see these two post-secondaries battle it out on the soccer field MRU announced that starting next season the Cougars are leaving the …

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Trojans playoff hopes fading

The SAIT Trojans men’s soccer team’s playoff hopes have been dealt a serious blow. In what was a must win game, the Trojans dropped the match to Mount Royal by a score of 4-0 and now find themselves behind the eight ball in the ACAC playoff race. MRU scored in …

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Trojans return to lead as coaches

Once a Trojan, always a Trojan. Many former Trojan athletes have returned to SAIT and claimed various coaching positions. Jim McLean has been an assistant coach for the men’s hockey team for 10 years. Erin Schwab and Erica Balmer have returned to coach soccer, and cross country coach John Wrightson …

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Jets gear takes off

After 15 long years, NHL hockey will finally make its triumphant return to Winnipeg. The city, and country as a whole, is embracing the team with open arms, and open cheque-books. When the previous incarnation of the Jets left Winnipeg in 1996 and headed south to relocate in sunny Phoenix, …

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SAIT women’s volleyball has new leader

There’s a new face behind the bench for the Trojans women’s volleyball team this season. Art O’Dwyer was named as the new head coach, and he looks to bring a winning attitude to this young Trojans’ squad. O’Dwyer has been involved with the game of volleyball since 1977, when he …

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Trojan has recipe for success on and off the field

At only eighteen, Courtney Thomas has a provincial gold medal under her belt from the Provincial Skills competition in the Baking and Pastry Arts division. She’s also competed at Nationals, and hopes to compete in the WorldSkills competition this year. But while she’s competing in the kitchen, Thomas is also …

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Trojans charge into October

Cross-Country The Trojan’s cross-country teams are in the final stretch of their respective seasons. And based on the performance from this past weekend’s ACAC exhibition Grand Prix race at Canmore Park in Calgary, the teams are going into the championships with a full head of steam. Both the men’s eight-kilometre …

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Paintball painted in new light

There is a community of paintballers in Calgary who have been training vigilantly for a shot at glory at the professional level. Every week these individuals congregate at Rampage City Paintball, as so many paintballers do at fields across Canada, to put their skills and bodies to the ultimate test. …

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Cross-country leader looking for a great season

After a successful 2010-2011 season with the Trojans re-emerging cross-country running program, Rebecca Britton, a second-year Medical Radiology student out of Brandon, Man., is looking to build upon her 10th place finish and make the National Championships. After barely missing out on the competition last season, Britton, now a captain …

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