The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

The excitement of honouring former Hitman coach and general manager Kelly Kisio was short-lived after the home side let in a short-handed goal in the final minutes of the third period. The goal would end up being the game-winner as the Calgary Hitmen would end up losing a tough contest to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, 3-2.

Calgarian Haley Daniels has been competing in high-level canoeing for a decade and has had Olympic aspirations for just as long. But for years, the Olympic Canoe Slalom event has only ever been open to men.

“We got one.”

That was the initial thought from fifth-year, and graduating, Cougars forward Connor Rankin post-game after MRU snapped a four-year winless drought at the Dome game.

Hockey has long been Canada’s most beloved sport. Across the country, kids who lace-up their skates and compete on the ice develop a deep love and passion for the game. But the ever-increasing time commitments and high costs of the game are putting a big burden on parents and resulting in declining participation rates.