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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Volleying for a win

Men’s volleyball team welcome new head coach Sean McKay, the new head coach for the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team, is bringing experience and professionalism to an already budding young team. McKay graduated from Western University with a bachelors degree in kinesiology, and went on to receive his master’s in …

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Recruiting Frenzy

SAIT Trojans coaches look for new players to improve teams Like the major sports leagues, the SAIT Trojans had its own form of free agent frenzy, where coaches went out to recruit student athletes in an attempt to improve their teams. The goal for the coaches is to improve from …

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Play Hard, Fight Hard

The Military Museum teams up with the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Since July 1st The Military Museum in Calgary has hosted an exhibit called Play Hard, Fight Hard. This has been a collaborative effort between the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) and the Military Museums, designed to showcase …

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Hockey on the rocks

For the 13th consecutive year, the Rockers fell to the NHL Greats in the JUNO Cup, a hockey game played to celebrate Canada’s talent. It isn’t really about the game though; it’s for the fans (and that includes the musicians) of the hockey alumnus who show that they’ve still got …

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Putting in the work

Off-season training essential to success One of the most overlooked aspects of being a SAIT Trojans athlete is preparation in the off-season to come back in top condition for the upcoming season. Trojans athletes are not only preparing physically for the following season, but mentally as well. At Peak Power, …

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Out with the old

One of Calgary’s oldest and most well- known venues, the Stampede Corral, could be closing to make room for a proposed expansion of the Calgary BMO Centre. The Stampede Corral opened in 1950, and since then, it has been the host of many of Calgary’s most historic teams and shows. …

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Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

The 53rd annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon will stroll into Calgary on May 29, featuring six different races of varying difficulties, with the top-most being a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. “We always say there is a race for every age and ability,” said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, executive director with the Scotiabank …

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It’s a numbers game

Statistics used to motivate students Sport analytics and statistics entails more than an athlete’s performance. It includes player motivation, team development, game tactics and injury prevention. Here at SAIT, Trojans men’s volleyball head coach Dan Gilbert uses advanced technology, such as sensors and apps, to help bring the team together …

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Smells Like Team Spirit

Home games are a major component of sports where the energy of the crowd can inspire a team. This is something the Trojans want to see more of in the future. Attendance has been steady over the years, especially during playoffs with games generating 600-800 attendees. In the regular season, …

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Remember the Trojans

With the semester coming to an end, student athletes prepare for their future as they leave SAIT and their careers as Trojans come to a close. Three student athletes, in particular, who joined sports teams for different reasons all viewed being a Trojan as a memorable thing. Jocelyn Wynnyk is …

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Learn and grow

Trojans look for areas of improvement going forward With the 2015-16 season officially over, the SAIT Trojans are starting to think about what went right and what they can improve for next year. Overall, the Trojans had an above-average year, with the majority of men and women’s teams making playoffs, …

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Student athletes and coaches recognized at ACAC

The SAIT Trojans were recognized for their strong athletics as 12 players and two coaches were awarded for their contributions to their respected teams. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) awards were announced over the course of the year, rewarding those for their individual efforts. “Over all, it was a …

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Putting pride back in sport

A new Kickstarter initiative out of Edmonton named ‘Pride Tape’ has been bringing awareness to LGBT issues in organized sports. “A multi-coloured hockey tape resembling the rainbow pride flag. Pride Tape was created so people could learn about these issues,” said Dr. Kristopher Wells, one of the founders of Pride …

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Racial abuse is not minor

It’s the jersey on your back that matters in hockey, not the colour of your skin Calgary minor hockey has seen a rise of racial abuse occurring in rinks affecting players, parents, coaches and referees. Over the past year, incidents have been at their highest in comparison to years prior, …

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Calgary NOW

  A proposed multi-sportsplex project named CalgaryNEXT has some sports fans wanting the project approved, as they believe there is a need for new stadiums. In the summer of 2015, Calgary Flames President and CEO Ken King proposed a plan that would build a new sports facility for the city …

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Cool runnings

SAIT brought home some hardware from the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) at the University of Ottawa back in January, overcoming technical issues occurring with the brakes. Three trophies were won for Best Concrete Reinforcement Design Best Steering Design, and Best Non-Alcoholic Mix Drink. “It was unfortunate we couldn’t …

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New role in familiar territory

Bringing her talents from Grant McEwan University, Lindsay Bax takes on SAIT’s athletics manager position. “These positions don’t come open very often, so when the opportunity comes up, you throw your hat in the ring and see where it goes,” said Bax. “I was fortunate enough to have been successful, …

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Eat like an athlete

Being an athlete can be a difficult task—even more so when they try to balance out eating nutritiously into their busy schedule. For Trojans women’s volleyball players Shantelle Jonassen and Samantha Carpenter, both have experienced firsthand how to balance out the process. As everyone is different, both approach the process …

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