Canada West means new rivals for MRU
Todd Colin Vaughan
Just when you were getting used to those familiar SAIT Trojan red jerseys, the school has to up and move divisions and change all its opponents.
Luckily, The Reflector can help you avoid the mass hysteria that usually comes with such earth-shattering change.
First off, we need to decide who are the new principal enemies and then come up with justifications for why our expensive educational institution is far superior to their expensive educational institution. Here are the options and a few reasons why we should resent them.
University of Calgary Dinos
They’re right in our city, they’re older then us, they have a larger campus and nothing is easier to justify then sibling rivalry.
Our Calgary neighbours boast strong teams across the board and have three Canada West titles. Look for them being particularly strong in volleyball and basketball, and expect games to packed full to the rafters.
Make sure to get out for these games because our Cougars will need your support against our big brother.
University of Alberta Golden Bears/Pandas
This one is easy too.
It’s colder, there’s more scarves floating around, they profess to be the “City of Champions” and, most importantly, it’s Edmonton — easiest thing for a cologne-wearing Calgarian to get on the band wagon and start hatin’.
Like most Edmonton teams, U of A bases their teams on tradition and legacy. This means they will likely have no time for an upstart like our Cougs. Let’s get out there and cause a ruckus like any good young folk should do.
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns
Wait, there’s more to Southern Alberta than Calgary? Learn something new everyday.
This is the other small market team in the province. The most important thing to remember about the U of L is that we share a scouting region with them. This is a big deal when it comes to program building.
With Southern Alberta being a hotbed for young athletes, it will be on MRU to show off our school to the best talent in the region. If we don’t, the U of L will be glad to take them off our hands.