No break from the game

For many of our SAIT Trojans teams, the winter break comes in the middle of their busiest season. In between final exams, practice and trying to get some relaxation during the holidays, the Trojans try to stay active to avoid dampening their skills. “Most of the players are more mentally …

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Five star recruit

November Trojan of the month: John Smith Jr. Making the jump from playing college basketball in the United States to Canada was a change of pace, but was something John Smith Jr. couldn’t pass up. Smith was one of SAIT Trojans men’s basketball assistant coach Zach Alger’s new recruits for …

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Welcome to the Mac’s

Trojans have unique ties to biggest midget AAA hockey The Mac’s Midget AAA tournament was established in 1978, in Calgary,  and  has become one of the most renowned international hockey tournaments for young players. Featuring 25 male and 15 female teams from Canada, the United States and Europe, the Mac’s …

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Three and out

No room for football in ACAC With all the enthusiasm surrounding the Dinos’ rise to the 52nd Vanier Cup, SAIT students are questioning why their school doesn’t have a football team to cheer for. A stadium full of fans covered in body paint, wearing ridiculous outfits, waving flags, chanting and …

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Behind the mask

Getting in the head of goalies Goalies: Who are they? Why did they choose this position? Is there something inherently wrong with the mind of a hockey goalie? “There are some goalies out there that are completely nuts”, said Bolton Pouliot, a goalie for the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team. …

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Outside the octagon

Canadian fight fans want more UFC events Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans across the nation have grown impatient with one of the largest sports organizations in the world.  The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has made stops in Canada in various cities over the years, but just not as frequently, or …

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Indelible moments

Sports leave a lasting impression For athletes or fans, there are always several sports memories throughout our lives that are very dear to us.  In the blink of an eye, something amazing can happen, which reiterates our continuous passion for the game.  Byron Froese of Winkler, Man., plays centre for …

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Fourth quarter charge

Trojans win home opener after tightly contested second half The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team walked away victorious in their home opener against the Red Deer College Queens 67-62, thanks in large part to a strong first half. The Trojans found themselves leading 38-28 at the half, before the two …

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They did it all for the rookies

Trojans rookies sweep Rookie of the Year Awards For the first time in SAIT history, two Trojans soccer players – William Akio, of the  men’s team and Deanna Kuan, of the women’s – have both been awarded male and female Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Rookie of the Year awards.  …

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History in the making

SAIT runner breaks 30-year individual gold medal drought Headed into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Cross-Country Running Championships, Jacques Saayman knew history was at stake, though it didn’t cross his mind until after the race.  Saayman broke a 30-year gold medal drought to win SAIT’s first men’s individual cross-country …

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Edged out in overtime

Trojans seeks redemption after tough overtime loss Missed opportunities to end a game typically come back to haunt you with the puck ending up in your own net.  For the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team, this was the unfortunate truth they faced when they lost 3-2 in double overtime against …

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It’s bobsled time

SAIT engineers hit the track From Feb. 8-12, 2017, colleges and universities from around the country will gather in Winnipeg, Man., to participate in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).  The competition is an engineering challenge, where students create teams to represent their schools, and then are tasked with …

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Make some noise

Trojan athletes rally for mental health The SAIT Trojans Athletic Department was recognized for “making some noise” this year at the fifth annual True Awards for the promotion of mental health and wellness.  The Make Some Noise campaign was created in 2014 to promote mental health awareness in the athletic …

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Competitive spirit

New coach brings in strong rookies After an injury-filled season last year, the SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team is getting ready for a promising year ahead.  “Last year was a very challenging year,” said head coach Marty Birky.  “We had seven guys injured. I’ve never experienced anything like that before, …

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Only a matter of time

Trojans women’s hockey team still looking for their first win Hockey is as unpredictable as it gets, sometimes the puck bounces your way, other times it doesn’t. For the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team, they have been on the receiving end of pucks not bouncing their way as they continue …

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Bend it like Blakney

October Trojan of the month: Mataya Blakney Coming over from the University of Calgary (U of C), Mataya Blakney never expected to be a top player for the SAIT Trojans women’s soccer team.  Although she didn’t anticipate it, it’s exactly what happened during her first season playing in the Alberta …

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Beyond measure

Height not holding back athletes in high levels Athletes are typically scouted and judged based on their skill, but now there is another factor that they are judged on: their height. For years in the sports world, players have been overlooked based on the fact that they are not a …

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Play hard, study hard

Trojans athletes perform at high level in the classroom Student athletes, just like everyone else, endure the same stress at school, but still manage to come out on top in both academics and athletics. Athletes are always expected to give their all and perform their best at games and workouts, …

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Court’s back in session

Trojans volleyball returns for 2016/17 season The SAIT Trojans men’s and women’s volleyball teams opened up their 2016/17 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season when they welcomed Red Deer College on Oct. 14. Both teams dropped the home opener, as the women’s team fell 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 25-19, 23-25, …

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Battle of Alberta

SAIT and NAIT reignite rivalry at centennial game The spotlight centennial game was nothing short of excitement and unpredictability. The SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team fell to its Edmonton rivals, the NAIT Ooks, 4-3 on Oct. 15, in a thrilling three on three double overtime game, which could have gone …

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