Todd’s Nods: Damn those Dinos
Todd Colin Vaughan
The Cougar womens’ hockey team had a tough weekend againt their cross-town rivals, the University of Calgary Dinos. On Nov.22 they lost their first game at Flames Community areana 2-3. On Saturday, the girls didn’t manage to register a goal, losing 0-1.
It’s the half-mark of the Mount Royal Cougars’ first year in the Canada West division.
At the beginning of the season, you could hear the whispers throughout the city that MRU wasn’t ready for the increased competition, or that there was going to be some growing pains along the transition.
What has, in fact, happened runs right over those predictions. Yes, there have been growing pains. Yes, the talent gap has been noticeable on some nights, but the fight shown by our university needs to be commended.
Currently the Cougars women’s teams have a combined record of 28 wins-34 losses-6 ties. The men sit at 24-45-1. These are both admittedly losing records, but considering that expectations for MRU were much lower, the progress made in such a short amount of time has been noteworthy.
But what is next for your favourite school jungle-cats? The second half of the season features exciting and entertaining games that all students should get out and watch. We do need to keep one foe in mind though.
Of course, I’m referring to those dastardly villains that share a freeway with our very own campus: The University of Calgary Dinos.
Yes, when classes and games get back in session we all need to do our part and stick it those large-class-size-loving, outdoor-campus-enjoying aristocrats that hang out in their hive in the northwest and plot our demise.
Enjoy your break, but be ready to be fight with your Cougars when you get back.
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