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Dinos football team starts season with force

By David Song, September 19 2017 —  The University of Calgary Dinos football team is a powerhouse. In 2016, they put together a 9–2 regular season record and made it to the Vanier Cup, where they dropped a hard-fought 31–26 decision to the Laval Rouge et Or. Having proven to be fierce competition against the…

Nashville gives Canadian fans something to cheer for

By David Song, June 2, 2017 –  Though no Canadian team is currently vying for the Stanley Cup, this year’s NHL Final gives fans north of the border something to cheer for. For the first time, the Nashville Predators are representing the Western Conference in the Final. They are confronting the Eastern Conference giant and…

Canadian teams have playoff potential

By David Song, March 21 2017 — Last year, not one of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams made the postseason, generating speculation over the well-being of Canadian hockey. This season has rendered that debate moot, with multiple teams north of the border poised to enter the 2017 playoffs. With a dramatic 4–3 shootout victory…

Dinos hockey forward Danny Gayle talks Crowchild Classic

By David Song, January 31 2017 — After breaking CIS attendance records last year, the biggest university hockey event in Canada will return to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 2. This week, the Gauntlet sat down with fourth-year forward Danny Gayle to discuss his expectations for the Crowchild Classic, the Dinos men’s hockey team’s season…

World Junior heartbreak shouldn’t overshadow young talent

By David Song, January 10 2016 — For Canada and international hockey, anything less than gold is a bust. It can be difficult to swallow the United States’ thrilling comeback win in the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship final. A resilient and talented American squad twice overcame two-goal deficits to win gold in a shootout,…

Redblacks stamp out terrific Calgary season in Grey Cup

By David Song, November 29 2016 — Last weekend, the Calgary Stampeders were upset by the Ottawa Redblacks on Canadian football’s greatest stage. The Stamps were unable to overcome a shaky first half and, despite fighting to the end, lost the Grey Cup in a 39–33 overtime thriller. Although the game was an instant classic,…

Calgary Flames face woes in early season

By David Song, November 22 2016 — As of Nov. 22, the Calgary Flames hold a disappointing 8–10–1 record, sloshing around in the Pacific Division’s basement alongside the Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes. Adding insult to injury, star forward Johnny Gaudreau suffered a broken finger on Nov. 15 and could miss several weeks. A season…

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