The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Calgary native proves why he is one of North America's best amateur Muay Thai fighters

boxing-glovesOn Friday, Oct. 19, Calgary's Hakeem Dawodu proved that he is one the world's best amateur Muay Thai fighters. The 5-7,142-pound 2011 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) world light welterweight champion battled opponents from England and the United States in the sixth installment of the Challenger series, FATE, presented by Mike Miles Muay Thai and Kickboxing LTD.

Why post-secondary games are worth watching

UniThumbIt is certainly a depressing time for National Hockey League fans.

With the 2012-2013 NHL season nearly locked out officially, and no NHL hockey on the horizon for the foreseeable future because of the current player and owner contract dispute – hockey fans may be wondering where to get their fix.

Local businesses hope to remain profitable during NHL lockout

NHLThumbLocal businesses are battening down the hatches for what could be a long, cold winter without the Calgary Flames. However, the assumption that Calgary is going to take a big economic hit without hockey may not be entirely true.

When the lockout started last month, the Calgary Herald published a story in which Flames president Ken King warned Calgarians to expect a gloomy economic climate as long as the on-going labour disagreement keeps skates from hitting NHL ice this winter.

Has last year's playoff loss motivated the team for the upcoming postseason?

footballthumbAfter a disappointing loss last season in the championship game, Notre Dame's senior boys Div.1 football team has stormed back this year, and sits in top spot with an undefeated 5-0 record.

With their scoring differential sitting at 230 points for and only nine against in their first five games, it's clear that they've bounced back in a big way and are indeed the top team in Calgary this season.