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NHL needs to bring back Nordiques

By Kristy Koehler, December 18 2018 — The National Hockey League grew by one team in 2017, holding an expansion draft and setting up shop in Sin City with the Vegas Golden Knights. More importantly, Canadians collectively lamented being passed over in favour of yet another American team. As Canadian hockey fans, we love to…

Cost of sports makes them inaccessible to many Canadians

By Kristy Koehler, December 1 2018 — For a nation that prides itself on its winter sports prowess, is winter sport — or any sport for that matter — really accessible to most Canadians? Hockey — the quintessential Canadian sport — is the first that comes to mind when discussing accessibility. The sport is notoriously…

Triple U of C graduate releases second book of poetry

By Kristy Koehler, November 23 2018 – Thomas Gannon Hamilton is a poet, artist and musician. A triple graduate of the University of Calgary, Hamilton studied anthropology and archaeology in his undergraduate degree, going on to earn an MA and PhD while incorporating the study of poetry into all of his degrees. Hamilton was awarded…

#CheerOnCanada with World Cup events

By Kristy Koehler, November 22 2018 — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics was quashed by city residents in a Nov. 13 plebiscite. Proponents of the games cited the potential net positive economic gain, putting Calgary on the world stage and perhaps most importantly, the boost to amateur sport in the city. Canada’s prowess…

NFL pledges funds for U of C’s concussion research program

By Kristy Koehler, November 22 2018 – Football has long been under fire for its high rates of player concussions. Professional leagues have responded, instituting new policies and rules to minimize traumatic head injuries. The Canadian Football League recently eliminated contact in practices and instituted an extra bye week to help reduce risk of player…

Labour dispute jeopardizes Roughnecks season

By Kristy Koehler, November 21 2018 – The first two weekends of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) season have been cancelled due to an ongoing labour dispute between the NLL and the Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association (PLPA) — the bargaining agency for the league’s players. The Calgary Roughnecks, a member of the NLL, have cancelled…

Is chess a sport? Yes, according to some experts

By Kristy Koehler, November 21 2018 — If you ask the people around you whether or not chess is a sport, chances are that most will say no. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others…

U of C Australian Football Club brings university championship to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 9 2018— The University of Calgary has a plethora of sporting options available, both at the varsity and club levels. One group looking to make an impact on the university’s sporting landscape is the Australian Football Club. Australian Football, known colloquially as Aussie Rules or just ‘footy,’ is surprisingly popular in…

The Shakespeare Company brings Hamlet madness to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — “The play’s the thing,” says William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a famous soliloquy. This year, the play will be four very different things, as Haysam Kadri, artistic director of The Shakespeare Company, brings the Danish prince to life on stage in four creative presentations of one of Shakespeare’s most…

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