The best coach I ever had, vol. 1

Colin Cooper picks hockey coach John Broadhead

There is something to be said about a coach who knows how to turn the intensity off once in awhile. Perhaps Mount Royal Cougars’ starting goalie, Colin Cooper, wouldn’t be where he is today without it.

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Hitmen working to shake off early season struggles

After a strong start to the regular season, the Calgary Hitmen have dropped their past five contests. Breaking the losing streak may be difficult with one of team’s most prominent defensemen, Jake Bean, injured and a weak powerplay. But, despite the Hitmen’s struggles, head coach Mark French has faith that his squad can turn the season around.

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Escapism reaches a new level

Adventurous new gaming trend locks away the hearts and imaginations of Calgarians

LockedGroup thumbnailFor some, the idea of locking yourself away in a room specifically designed to hold you prisoner would be nothing short of absolute insanity. But for many Calgarians, it’s simply the latest affordable thrill.

“There is such a high after you get out of the room, whether you solved all the puzzles or not. It’s that feeling of, ‘We did it!’” says Kay Jarand, fresh off of successfully vanquishing a series of mythological beasts in The Locked Room’s “Lair of the Minotaur”, her five-person team escaping with just 12 minutes to spare from the hour participants are given to complete a room.

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Mountaineers overcome century-old gear to reach Bugaboo Spire

Canadian team recreates gruelling 1916 climb of B.C. peak

Thumb2One hundred years ago, a group of pioneering Canadian climbers scrambled up the steep inclines of the Bugaboo Spire in B.C.’s Purcell Mountains, muscles on fire, thoughts likely racing to figure out which handhold to grab next, a strand of hemp rope the only thing stopping them from tumbling down to certain death.

This was the reality of mountain climbing a century ago, a challenge that Conrad Kain, one of the most revered mountaineers in Canadian history, set out to face as the first person in the world to reach the summit of the Bugaboo Spire in 1916.

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