The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


My friend and I went to see the Calgary Hitmen and Prince Albert Raiders play in the Stampede Corral. It was the final game of a three-game series for the Hitmen in the Corral. We couldn’t believe how different the building was compared to a modern arena.
For many Calgarians, Spruce Meadows is synonymous with the elite equestrian sport. However, as of spring 2019, that may change. A professional soccer team is making its home at the historic venue and it’s bound to offer new opportunities for the soccer community.

As the Calgary Inferno women’s hockey team prepared to fly east to clinch the Clarkson Cup in Toronto last weekend, the team’s volunteer social media manager, Ramina Shlah, was resigned to tweeting the game from home. There was simply no funding to support her trip.

Supporters of women's hockey are disappointed in the lack of media coverage on popular sport channels such as TSN and Sportsnet when it comes to professional women’s hockey.

Jayna Hefford commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), says visibility of the league has grown since she took over the position last July, she also acknowledges that sports journalists fall short in their coverage.