After first half still in first place, but they’re not happy

It had to be seen to be believed. And it won’t happen much in the future. The Trojans men’s hockey team lost at home. The club ended their fall semester with a 4-3 loss against the Mount Royal University Cougars. The cross-town rivals wanted to avoid SAIT from taking a …

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Sports Wrap – December 2nd 2010

Women’s volleyball The women’s volleyball team continued their first winning streak this season over the weekend with two wins against a strong MHC Rattlers. In their first matchup on Nov. 27, the women proved that even if the stats don’t show, it they are a strong team. Although the numbers …

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Female goalie on men’s team flies “under the radar”

Avid Canadian hockey fans know exactly who Shannon Szabados is. But most of her classmates at Grant MacEwan College have no idea, and that’s how she likes it. Szabados was the goaltender for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold-medal winning women’s team. She is in her fourth year as a  …

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Basketball captain top league rebounder

The Trojans women’s basketball captain, Annalise Posein, is poised, unselfsh and dedicated. Coach Donovan Martin describes her as a mature and confident player, who is the top rebounder in the league. It’s high praise, but Posein has been making her way to this point for years. She’s been actively involved …

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Athletic therapists provide critical care to athletes

With the recent serious injuries to Trojan Desirae Barrett and Augustana men’s player Carter Barron on Campus Centre’s ice, SAIT’s athletic therapy experts were put to the test. While both incidents involved significant delays while waiting for ambulances, SAIT’s student athletic therapists, under the direction of head therapist Kim Sweeney, …

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Player’s Take: Lucas Jacobson

The Weal’s Jeff Clemens asks Lucas Jacobson, of the men’s Volleyball team, a few questions: How long have you played volleyball? What is your background? I have played volleyball since grade 8, so for eight years now. My background isn’t really a volleyball background though. Mostly I played hockey and …

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Coaches Corner: Terry Larson

Head coach Terry Larson of the SAIT women’s hockey team answers a few questions for the Weal: What do you think your biggest strengths have been in starting the season successfully? A great balance of vets and youth. The two have pulled together to become a very good team. What …

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Trojan Wrap – November 24, 2010

Womens Hockey The Trojans women’s hockey team earned their first win this month during a road trip last weekend to Red Deer against the Queens. They took the match by a score of 2-1, but the bigger story is forward Desirae Barrett’s serious leg injury on Saturday. Barrett was skating …

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Aussie rules hockey

The beaches of Australia don’t ever freeze over to create a hockey haven like the lakes and ponds in Canada do. But that didn’t stop Aussie Rylie Padjen from becoming a force to be reckoned with on the ice. Twenty-two-year-old Padjen, a left wing for the Trojans women’s hockey team, …

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MRU transfer has ‘big’ influence on Trojans

Frank Jones, a six-foot-seven, 240 pound middle, is the son of two RCMP officers and has lived in many places throughout Canada. He has now brought those experiences to the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team this season. A first-year cooking student at SAIT, Jones said it wasn’t easy growing up …

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New goalie impresses against competition

Scott Orth joined the Trojans this year after playing with the Portage Voyageurs from Lac La Biche. And while Orth knows Tommy Tartaglione is the starter, the new goalie has to use his chances in net effectively. Now with two wins in a row against the ACAC’s best opponents, he’s …

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All work, no glory for women’s hockey

The women’s hockey team ran into the Mount Royal Cougars last weekend. Despite earning a point for playing their home game to overtime the Cougars took both games of the series. The team find themselves now at 3-3-2 and winless in their past five games, but coach Terry Larson said …

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Trojan wrap: November 18, 2010

Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team got revenge on provincial rivals from NAIT, this weekend. Fixing previous mistakes against the strong NAIT team, the Trojan men put the Ooks away easily with 3–1 victory. This improves their record to 4-2 going into a bye week. The team is ranked ninth …

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Men’s hockey in first place after fixing penalty problems

After being shorthanded for 23  minutes last week against the Augustana Vikings – including for almost six minutes down two men, and narrowly earning a tie – the Trojans men’s hockey team got their penalty killing and lack of offending back in order this past week. As a result, they …

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Overwater follows in her dad’s court shoes

For Chelsea Overwater, coming to SAIT and joining the Trojans is a homecoming of sorts. Not only because she’s much closer to her hometown of Didsbury, Alta. after playing in the U.S., but she’s also not the first in her family to play for the Trojans. Overwater, a first-year rehabilitation …

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Coaches Corner – Ken Babey

Ken Babey, head coach of the Trojan men’s hockey team, answers a few questions for the Weal: What are the biggest games coming up? I think they’re all big ones. There are six games left and it’s a tight race. We’re tied with Mount Royal right now. We’ve got the …

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Trojan goes from street goalie to championship-winning goal scorer

When SAIT Trojan hockey player Tia Hanson was young, her brother used to tie goalie pads on her legs, put her in front of a net, and shoot all manner of pucks and balls at her. Whenever she fell, her brother and his friends would stand her up, and shoot …

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SAIT volleyball season flies

Last year’s season was a tough one for the Trojans women’s volleyball team, capped off by losing eight out of the last 10 games and two straight playoff losses. But with six players from last year’s roster gone, the women of Troy welcomed new faces this season and hope to …

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Trojan WRAP – November 11, 2010

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team played two games over the Halloween weekend. They earned an overtime win against the BC Clippers with a score of 103 – 102. This was the first win for the squad in a difficult match. The Trojans again took it to overtime against the …

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Trojans fall shy of Nationals

The ACAC 2010 cross-country running season wrapped up on Oct. 30 with two strong performances by SAIT Trojan runners Josh Inhaber and Rebecca Britton. But their effort wasn’t enough to clinch a spot at nationals. Both Inhaber and Britton finished 10th overall in their races at provincials, held at Edmonton’s …

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