The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

As chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, Carolyn Emery’s research has led to policy changes at athletic organizations, including the banning of body checking in peewee hockey across Canada. However, Emery, who is currently working on studies with both Football Canada and the NFL, believes even more changes are needed in youth sports.

October was a busy month for all of the teams on campus, and although some teams are coming to the end of the season, other teams are just getting started.

In the world of athletics, wheelchair sports often gets second-billing due to the misconception that the sport isn’t as intense as able-bodied sports.

The Calgary Hitmen defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 in the home opener of their 25th season on Friday, Sept. 27th at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen scored big plays from forwards Carson Focht and James Malm to secure their first victory of the season.