The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

“Beep...beep...beep...beep...beeeeeeeep!”

With that fifth, higher-pitched beep, Broderick Thompson launches out of the start gate and past the TV camera with one strong push of his poles into the foggy abyss below him on Lake Louise’s “Tickety Chute”.

Calgary may not be known for its boxing scene, but the Dekada Fight Night attracted almost 2,000 people to watch boxers from around the world compete head-to-head with the main event featuring six-time three-division world champion Zab (Super) Judah.

Arena talks between the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and the City of Calgary reached a stalemate in September 2017, leaving many Calgarians wondering what the next chapter in the relationship will be.

Status update: it’s complicated.

The director of player development at Hockey Canada, Corey McNabb, is extremely passionate about developing the best players and coaches possible, but he feels the current system in place is not necessarily helpful to this goal.