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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Lacing up for provincials

Trojans set sights on ACAC medals The SAIT Trojans cross-country teams have completed their last run of the Grand Prix regular season, and have set their sights on provincial and national championships later this year. Head coaches, Bre Langley and Ryan Edgar, have been co-coaching the cross-country teams for two …

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Forever a Trojan

Trojan alumnus recalls fond memories on the ice College years can be the most stressful and fastest times of life, but also the most memorable. For SAIT Trojan men’s hockey alumnus Shane Lust, they were the best years he experienced in his lifetime. “SAIT was my four favourite years of …

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Just the beginning

Women’s hockey team drop season opener The SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team kicked off the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season on Oct. 8 when they welcomed the MacEwan University Griffins at SAIT arena. The Griffins edged the Trojans 2-1, scoring in the final frame to skate away with …

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A shakey solution

Referee and play contact outlawed A new rule introduced by Hockey Calgary has caused plenty of confusion in Calgary’s minor hockey community. The new rule states that there will be no post-game contact, including handshaking, with the referee or linesmen, by players or team officials. This does not mean there …

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Ending the drought

Women’s volleyball team look for first ACAC medal It’s a streak since 1988, just not the kind of streak that any team would want. For 28 straight seasons, the SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team has not earned a medal during the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) playoffs. Despite this, the …

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Playing playmaker

SAIT assists Paralympic athletes with prototype wheelchair A prototype wheelchair designed by the Mechanical Engineering Technology program (MET) here at SAIT was proved to be essential for Team Canada’s wheelchair basketball teams for the 2016 Paralympic Games. The project was started on a computer program called Solid Works, as a …

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No ordinary rookie

Athlete shows age is not a factor If you had told Maggie Grynia 10 years ago that she would be a starter on the Trojans women’s soccer team, she wouldn’t have believed you. But that is the situation the 35-year-old finds herself in today, as she has been a steady …

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Fast Start

Both the SAIT Trojans men’s and women’s soccer teams have started off the 2016 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season with a strong start as both teams find themselves with a 4-1 record. With this being the halfway point of the season, both look to continue their strong play heading …

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Miles ahead of the competition

September Trojan of the month: Alex Howells Born in East London, U.K., SAIT Trojans men’s cross-country running star, Alex Howells, was given an opportunity that he ran with, and he never looked back. So far, to start the cross-country season, Howells has finished in first place for  three Grand Prix …

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Back to the drawing board

Trojans men’s hockey fight for redemption After a devastating overtime loss ended their season last year, the Trojans men’s hockey team are looking for redemption this upcoming season. Head Coach Dan Olsen is ensuring that changes are being made to try and avoid the same outcome from last season. “We’re …

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Back to the pitch

Former coaches return to the field Coaching and playing are two very different aspects of the game. One is viewed from the sidelines while the other right up close for the action. Both Cassey Bush and Amoy Hudson experienced what it was like to view the game as coaches and …

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