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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Keeping the ball rolling

Parks Calgary Foundation donates $2.7 million over four years to amateur sport in the city Amateur sport funding is often the first to go when making budget cuts, which is why the Calgary Parks Foundation is so important in a recession like this. On Thursday, Nov. 12, the culmination of …

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Athlete of the month Francisco Miron

Francisco Miron, an electrical apprentice at SAIT, just completed his fourth season with the Trojans soccer team. Although the team did not do as well in the playoffs as they had hoped, they still fought hard. Highlights for Miron included travelling with the team, getting to know them and winning …

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Trojans down Griffins, find rhythm

  After their slowest start in recent years, the Trojans men’s hockey team found their way back into the win column last weekend with back-to-back victories over the Grant MacEwan Griffins. The winning weekend saw the Trojans record climb to a respectable 6-6-2, and with Friday’s 5-2 come from behind …

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Don’t dope you dope

The role of doping in sports has become prominent over the years, that has resulted in education and awareness to be raised for student athletes. Doping is the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods used by athletes to gain a competitive advantage. It has been a source of boosting …

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#GetMovingYYC

Sport facilities across Calgary offering drop-in activities through out the week All Sport One City will be offering introductory classes for many activities, from yoga, to rugby, to wheelchair basketball. For the first year ever, the City of Calgary and Sport Calgary are partnering up to host All Sport One City, from …

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Like bowling, but with axes

League combines medieval sport with backyard spirit It’s like darts, but with axes; the Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) is a league of men and women who throw axes for fun. BATL started off in 2006 in the backyard of a Torontonian Matt Wilson, and Wilson currently serves as its …

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Pocket aces

Trojans volleyball relying on returning players to bump the competition Women’s SAIT’s volleyball teams are looking forward to what is setting up to be a good year as they enter the season with more wins than losses. The women’s team has 10 returning players and strong rookies this year according …

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Start slow finish strong

Women’s A lot of people will probably tell you the women’s basketball team overachieved last year, among those is Bir Parmar, assistant coach who took the lead in the offseason. Parmar has taken over for Donovan Martin, who had led the team on their incredible run. With four returning players, …

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From tights to lights

  Keiichi Hirano hung up his ballet tights and slippers this year to learn about short circuits and technology at SAIT. Hirano is taking Electronics Engineering Technology, where he’s a first year in the two year course. Hirano was dancing with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto since 1999. “My …

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SAIT Club aims to cement their victory

A little-known SAIT tradition is the designing, building, and racing of a toboggan made mostly of concrete. From nothing, each year, different engineering programs collaborate and conjure up a downhill speed demon to race in the January Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) engineering competition. Anthony Lok is the vice …

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Float like a butterfly, study like a bee

Professionally boxing and going to school full-time would be a struggle for any ordinary person, but Brett Enns succeeds in both. As a second-year student in the electrician program at SAIT Polytechnic, Enns has to juggle being at campus learning and being at the gym training. “If I’m not in …

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Women’s hockey preview

The Trojans women’s hockey team will be bringing their “A-game” on the ice this season, as they plan to bring home the gold. “I’m really excited for the season,” said coach Terry Larson. “We have a bunch of great returning players, as well as rookies coming in that are really …

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Muggles partake in magical sport

On Oct. 3, players flocked to Calgary from near and far for a quidditch tournament, a sport with its roots in the Harry Potter novels. The day’s trophy was a rather large teddy bear, which was taken home by the Central Alberta Clippers, who went undefeated through all four of …

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A charity worth “checking” out

Team Shan will be celebrating their five-year anniversary as a national charity, as well as their fifth year working with the Trojans. Team Shan works to raise awareness for breast cancers. With the Trojans they raise awareness for women on SAIT campus. “What makes our charity great is it’s partnership …

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GENerating international opportunities

Pilot program brings Australian exchange students to SAIT For those of us in Canada, thinking about coming here when you’re from Australia is absurd, but not to these three from Box Hill Institute (BHI). As part of the Global Exchange Network (GEN) program, SAIT welcomed three members of this post-secondary …

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Statistical screen sports

The clock is ticking—three, two, one, and it’s time for the most important choice of the year: who to take first in this year’s fantasy draft. For some, sports are a casual pastime you catch whenever you’ve already seen that episode of The Office, and yet for others it proves …

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Battle of Alberta for SAIT’s men’s hockey team

The Trojans men’s hockey team is looking forward to a potential best-of-three matchup with NAIT, who has become quite the rival. “NAIT is going to be the team to beat,” said coach Dan Olsen. “They’re one of our main competitors, we’ll have to be on top of our game.” Olsen …

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Male roller derby league starts up

This ain’t your mama’s roller derby Laces tight, Jim Bourne looks around the room as he and his fellow teammates get ready to go out for another roller derby game. It’s very rare that there’s a stigma about men playing a sport of any kind, and yet here the Glenmore …

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Cross Country

SAIT Trojan’s cross country team is aiming for success; they are hoping to finish within the top three at championships. “It’ll be tough this year,” said one of the team’s coaches, Bre Langley. “I think we can definitely achieve it.” The track team is aiming to finish in the top …

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