Concussions impacting every level of hockey

  Concussions have long been an issue in the sports world—and its ripple effect has made its way to Calgary minor hockey. Over the past years, Hockey Calgary has made changes to its regulations in an effort to reduce the amount of concussions players sustain. There have been new regulations …

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Phil Allen remembered

SAIT Trojans were sad to announce the death of famed men’s basketball coach Phil Allen on Jan. 16, 2016. Allen started his tenure at SAIT in the 1978-79 season and quickly became one of the most prolific coaches in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Over the following 15 seasons, …

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Setting the pace

Its uncharted territory for SAIT’s women’s volleyball team, as they go for a medal for the first time since 1988. With 15 wins, the team fights for first as Briercrest College keeps their lead with 16 wins in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). “There are a lot of things …

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Playoff in the long run

SAIT to host ACAC track championships on Feb. 26 and 27 The SAIT Trojans indoor track team are looking to replicate previous success by winning medals in February’s Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Indoor Track Championships. The Trojans are looking to continue the trend of winning ways, as each of …

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Unmasking Troy

The Weal’s own Kyle Meller sat down with Thiago Bechelane, or perhaps he’s better known as Troy the Trojan. Bechelane grew up in Brazil and came to Canada a few years ago. At SAIT, he studies electronics engineering. SAIT’s official mascot was chosen in 1998 because a horse is considered …

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Back to the drawing board

If the start of the new year marked the start of the season for the Trojans men’s hockey team, they would be playing .500 hockey right now. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case here. If you’ve been following the Trojans (10-12-4) at all this season you know that they have …

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Trojan of the month

Laticia Castillo, a third-year diesel equipment technician, made her way to Calgary from Surrey, B.C. to attend SAIT and play with the Trojans. “I chose SAIT because it was close enough to home and because they had what I wanted to study,” said Castillo. It’s her third year playing on …

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Trojans Ooked out of four points

The SAIT Trojans drop back-to-back decisions against the leagues best, but there may be a silver lining Normally, when a team chalks up two losses in a single weekend, that would make for some rather scathing reviews and understandably skeptical follow-ups. But allow, just for a moment, the opposite to …

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Asphalt adventures

Royal Rally is a cross between a scavenger hunt and an automotive rally featuring some of Canada’s top performance vehicles. Teams not only compete to have the best time—without speeding of course—they are also appointed specific tasks at each checkpoint location, much like the television show The Amazing Race. The …

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Can you hear me yet?

From Jan. 26 to 30, the Trojans will be on campus making some noise for mental health. January tends to be the saddest month of the year for most people. “We find that is when a lot of people tend to get cabin fever,” said Billie Rae Busby, the marketing …

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Crisis adverted?

Well, it would seem as though something has finally clicked for this slow starting Trojan team. What that something might be, could be as simple as a fresh start in the new year. Maybe the Trojans’ resolution was to improve their record.  Or maybe, just maybe, there’s a little more …

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Trojans at the half

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (12-4) It’s a two-team race for top spot in the south division for the women’s volleyball team. The Trojans and Briercrest College have split the season series so far at two games each. After finishing the weekend of Jan. 16 with a loss against Briercrest, the Trojan team …

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Recruiting and transferring and scouting oh my!

Whether you follow sports or not, athletic recruiting scandals often make national headlines, but with so many rules it can be hard to avoid. So just what goes into recruiting an athlete, and what needs to be avoided in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC)? Now in his second year …

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Fighting with sole

Pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters swapped out their gloves and put on some shoes as they entered the boxing ring and switched up their fighting style. Calgarian Matt Krayco, a third-year electrician at SAIT, has competed in about 15 pro MMA matches. Now at age 24, Krayco has been …

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Where’s the panic button?

Strange is the word that comes to mind when speaking of the Trojans men’s hockey season; it might be the only word to describe the consistently dry performance of this historically storied team. This thread was singing a different tune two weeks ago after the Trojans convincingly swept a weekend series …

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King of the hill

SAIT students get informed on the proposed new complex Ken King invited students and faculty of SAIT Polytechnic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to be educated on his new passion project: Calgary Next. As the president and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), King has become the poster-boy for …

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A fighting chance

Women are starting to making a huge impact on MMA Women break out in the growing sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as it moves away from its male dominated roots, gaining support for women. “I think women should do [MMA] because it builds your confidence,” said Baljit Singh, a …

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Friday night lights

ACAC shines the light on what it is going to take to get football at SAIT Representatives of the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) revealed significant startup costs and lack of expressed student interest are the main reasons for not having a football league. Currently, the only institutions in Alberta …

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#Cover the athlete

#CoverTheAthlete is a movement that demands the media coverage to focus on the athlete and their performance, and not a female’s hair, clothes or body. The first statement on the cover the athlete website says, “Something’s wrong with media coverage of female athletes. “Sexist commentary, inappropriate interview questions, and articles focused …

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Old habits die hard for Trojans

With their sluggish start to the season, the Trojans men’s hockey team needed to establish some consistency in their game, and last weekend against the Portage College Voyageurs, they did just that—only not in the fashion one might imagine. With both games ending in tied affairs, the weekend saw the …

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