Father, student, Trojan: Hockey rookie brings life, ice experience to SAIT

Graham Dearle isn’t your average rookie. A typical day starts off early for Dearle, attending his classes throughout the morning before hitting the rink for practice in the afternoon. When he gets home he plays with his one-year-old daughter. But once she’s in bed, it’s time to hit the books. …

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Women winless against Cougars

It doesn’t matter how good your record is when you run into a freight train. The SAIT women’s hockey team got run over last weekend, suffering two more losses to the Mount Royal University Cougars which dropped them to third place in the ACAC. “We didn’t come out ready, for …

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Sledge Hockey

On Jan. 27 the SAIT women’s hockey team played an exhibition sledge hockey game against the Calgary Scorpions Sledge hockey team as part of the Trojan Outreach program. The Scorpions have been in existence for 10 years and the team includes people of both genders, with and without disbillities. All …

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Women’s hoopsters undefeated

Sometimes it’s about how many you win, and not how you win them. The Trojans women’s basketball team improved their record to 16-0 this past weekend. But they did it with a squeaked-through victory over their cross-town rivals, the Cougars, from Mount Royal University. After struggling with the fundamentals for …

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SPORTS WRAP: February 3, 2011

Men’s Hockey What do you get for going undefeated in the second half of the men’s hockey season? How about a first round playoff bye and the knowledge that you’ve dominated every other team in your league. On Jan. 28 and Jan. 29, the Trojan men showed no mercy when …

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Lowe ranks high as rookie Trojan

Growing up in Swift Current, Sask. first-year SAIT Trojans goaltender, Chelsie Lowe, laced up her first pair of skates at age four. From those early beginnings, she’s had a passion for hockey that’s guided her to where she is today. But it wasn’t until the age of 10 that Lowe …

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Six-foot-nine Landry good fit for Trojans

He may be new to the Trojans, but Sean Landry is no rookie. With almost 20 years of basketball experience, he knows his way around the court. Born and raised in Calgary, Landry lived and dreamed basketball growing up. Of course, it helped that his size fit the bill. “I …

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Trojan goes from beach to court

The transition from sand to hardtop was seamless for SAIT women’s volleyball rookie setter and right side Robyn Froese. She said both types of volleyball compliment each other, whether it’s staying in shape or working on her skills. “The sand is good training in the offseason for the court and …

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Player’s Corner: Tyler Bank

The Weal’s Jeff Clemens asks Tyler Bank, a fifth-year Trojan volleyball libero,* a few questions: What is your background in volleyball? I started playing competitive volleyball in grade 9. I played for Canuck Stuff volleyball club and from there I went to SAIT. This is my fifth and final year …

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U.S. versus Canada: Who’s got better fans?

Canadian college and university athletes probably don’t get the respect they deserve. Because if they did, there’d be a lot more fans in the seats. It’s a much different story in the U.S., where post-secondary sports teams often rival professional sport franchises in terms of fan support, and it’s not …

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Sports wrap – January 27, 2011

Women’s basketball It’s the sweetest word a team can taste on their lips: undefeated. And the Trojan women remain that way after Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 victories against the RDC Queens. Despite the players’ feeling that they played poorly (a statement not reflected by the stats) they dominated both …

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Sports Wrap – January 20, 2011

Men’s volleyball The men’s volleyball team had a fantastic weekend against the Augustana Vikings, sweeping them on Jan.14 and 15. On Friday the Trojan men easily beat the Vikings in three straight sets and won each of them with a leading score of at least seven points. The game on …

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Coaches Corner – Diane Bugler

The Weal’s Jeff Clemens asks women’s volleyball head coach Diane Bugler how the season is shaping up. What did your team do to prepare over the break? We participated in a team- building workshop on Dec. 29, trained on the 30th and 31st, and competed at the Timbertown Invitational tournament …

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Men’s hockey team back on winning track

Even after a 45-hour bus trip and missing the first day of classes, maximum effort and happy faces were the order of the day for the Trojans after their recent performance. After a tough loss to the Mount Royal Cougars before the winter break and a less-than-stellar performance against Canadian …

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Shane Lust makes Trojan hockey history

For Shane Lust hockey has been his life since he can remember. At six-foot-two and 185 pounds, Lust – a left-wing for the Trojan men’s hockey team – is a force to be reckoned with on the ice, and his stats prove it. In his fourth season with the Trojans, …

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New year, new blood for Trojan b-ballers

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team got a big present over the winter break with the addition of Levi Lapierre to the roster. Standing at six-foot-eleven and weighing 230 pounds, Lapierre provides another big body presence for head coach Mike Stevens’ squad. As one of five new faces hauled in …

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Take the plunge and dive into SAIT’s deep end

Despite the winter’s cold temperatures, you can substitute your snowsuit for your swimsuit and hit the pool. Former SAIT student Jessica Piche swims two to three times a week and prefers swimming over going to the gym. “I hate going to the gym,” says Piche. “I feel confident when I’m …

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Sports Wrap – December 9, 2010

Sports Wrap Women’s volleyball The SAIT women’s volleyball team had a tough weekend with two losses on Dec. 3 and 4. The team played against the MHC Rattlers and the RDC Queens respectively. The Dec. 3 game ended a four-match winning streak for the Trojan women with a loss of …

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Basketball co-captain back after injuries and ready to lead on the court

Injuries are a part of most athletes’ lives, and for some an injury can threaten not only the season but also an entire career. SAIT Trojans women’s basketball forward Micoh Bain knows all too well how injuries can plague a player over a season. When the third-year forward was playing …

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From shooting hoops to bustin’ rhymes

Lanny McHugh can still remember the first time he stepped foot on a court, the first time he fell in love with the sport. He can also remember the first time he fell in love with the beat, the first time he won a rap battle never offering defeat. For …

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