Trojans end dry spell

Team hopes to build on success for nationals The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team took on Ambrose University Lions on Feb. 3, ending in a landslide victory for the Trojans. The end-of-game horn blew as fans celebrated the Trojans 73-45 win over the Lions, which brought an end to the …

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Lucky number seven

January Trojan of the month: Martina Allen Martina Allen has always been around a basketball. As the youngest of three sisters, she grew up watching them play league basketball, and eventually they were the inspiration for her coming to SAIT. After one year of red-shirting at Mount Royal University, Allen …

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Fielding questions

Sitting down with softball captain Hailey Young The Weal caught up with SAIT Trojans softball captain Hailey Young, to talk about softball and her experiences at SAIT both on and off the field.  The Weal: How did you find out about the softball team at SAIT?  Hailey Young: The head …

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In the zone

Trojans men’s hockey continues to build on a strong season Coming off a bye week can prove to be a tough task. It tests the resilience of a team to overcome the rust of a week off to push for the win.  For the SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team, they …

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We’re on the air

Trojans Productions broadcast worldwide Trojans Productions is a webcast here at SAIT that gives broadcasting students an incredible opportunity to get hands-on experience through broadcasting Trojans games, and it’s a great way for alumni around the world to catch up on their old teams.  “We’ve been doing Trojans Productions since …

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The times, they are a-changing

Trojans coaches reflect on their playing careers As with everything else in the world, over the course of time, things evolve to become better and sports is no exception. When we compare sports today to those of the past, it is clear that much has changed and we may often …

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Primed for playoffs

Trojans Men’s basketball gear up for upcoming post-season The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team is almost half-way through their regular season. And, with an impressive eight wins to three losses, the Trojans don’t plan on slowing down.  Head coach Marty Birky said the team has continued to perform at a …

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Bring the noise

Trojans gear up to raise awareness for mental health January is a month of mental health awareness, with Blue Monday, statistically the most depressing day of the year, Bell Let’s Talk Day and the Trojans Make Some Noise campaign which runs from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28  All of these …

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Mind games

Mental aspect of sports just as important as physical skill When it comes to sports, the general consensus is that it’s all physical skill, which, in turn, leads to the mental aspect of the game being overlooked. An old philosophy in sports states that it is 90 per cent mental …

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Eleventh heaven

Trojans women’s volleyball extend win streak to eleven straight games Winning streaks come and go during a season, but it is very rare to see a winning streak reach double-digits at any level.  The SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team has accomplished this feat after winning back-to-back games against the Lethbridge …

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New man on campus

Introducing the new athletics and recreation director SAIT’s new athletics and recreation director, Wade Kolmel, formerly of Keyano College in Fort McMurray, brings experience and determination to the Trojans’ teams. “The program has always impressed me, so when the position became available, I thought it would be a good fit.”  …

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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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