The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


High hopes for future has Mount Royal Cougars looking up

cougsthumbDespite jumping a league to face higher competition, recruiting has apparently been more difficult than in previous years for the Mount Royal University Cougars.

According to men's basketball coach Marc Dobell, recruiting new players to join the Cougars is not as easy now as when they were a top team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

How parents can prepare their kids for the ice

skatethumbA white blanket of ice lies before eager little feet waiting to mark it up with their skate blades. This can be a very exciting time for a youngster. However, there are a few things parents can do to make it a little easier.

Eileen Christie, a parent of a young skater, recounts the early skating days with her eldest daughter Jennifer.


President's resignation re-ignites debate over possible body checking ban

hockeythumbMinor hockey in Calgary went from having to deal with requests to get hitting banned at the peewee level to finding a replacement president in just a few days.

On Monday, Sept. 24, executive and board members at Minor Hockey Calgary decided that they would continue sending a letter of request to ban hitting at the peewee level — where children playing hockey are in the 11-12 age group — to Hockey Alberta, despite the recent resignation of Minor Hockey Calgary president Todd Millar.

Second-year standout looking to build on last year

VballThumbHe walks down the Mount Royal University hallways daily and when you see him, you can't help but notice. He plays for the Cougars men's volleyball team and measures in at seven feet one inch tall. His name is Grigor Kartev, a second-year player from France who can singlehandedly change the outcome of a volleyball game.