Mount Royal teams back at it
A look at the coming months for campus sports
Todd Colin Vaughan
Mount Royal’s men’s hockey team looks to build on its pristine record as they try to finish this season top-shelf. Look for a great home-and-home series against the SAIT Trojans. SAIT took it to the Mount Royal men 7-1 on Nov. 19 after the Cougars bested them 8-4 the previous night.
Most of the ladies hockey team’s wins have come within their own conference. They hope to improve against the northerly neighbours when they play a home-and-home series against both Grant MacEwan University and NAIT in the new year.
The men’s Cougars basketball team enters the stretch run of their season with what looks to be an easy-breezy schedule. Look out for a big game against the Red Deer College Kings on Feb. 3. The Cougars took a close one against Red Deer in the pre-season 61-57 and then throttled the Kings 93-62 in their first regular-season tilt back on Nov. 25.
The women Cougars look to continue their ACAC dominance over the last three months of the season. Look for a huge game against cross-town rivals the SAIT Trojans on Jan. 27 and again on Feb. 17. The Cougars are waiting to take revenge for their lone loss against Grant MacEwan. Unfortunately, they will not see them unless the two teams meet them in the ACAC final.
Familiar foes are on the docket for the second half of the men’s season. The Cougars have back-to-backs against Medicine Hat, Briercrest, Lethbridge and King’s University College. Look for the Cougars to be riding wins into the playoffs.
Expect these women to strike fear into the rest of Alberta. With a 9-1 record the Cougars will look to dominate Lethbridge College on Feb. 10 and 11 heading into the playoffs.
Mount Royal is proudly hosting the ACAC championships this year on Feb. 18 and 19. The shuttles will be ripping through the air as these Cougars look to represent Alberta at the CCAA Nationals at Thompson Rivers University.