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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…

Dinos men’s hockey in the business to win

By David Song, November 1 2016 — Last year, the Dinos men’s hockey team made it to the second round of the Canada West playoffs before their elimination by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies — a fact that does not sit well with head coach Mark Howell. When asked what goals he and his coaching…

Dinos women’s hockey team headed by elite coaching staff

By David Song, October 27 2016 — For the Dinos women’s hockey team, practice is serious business. At times, it can look fun. There’s lots of stick tapping, fist bumping and good-natured jostling when a goaltender lets a puck in. But don’t be fooled — the players are focused on mastering their skills by running…

The World Cup of Hockey highlights international talent

By David Song, September 27 2016 — The 2016 World Cup of Hockey has already generated a number of memorable moments on the international stage. Chief among these was Team USA’s shocking fall from grace — they did not win a single game leading up to their elimination on Sept. 20. This year’s tournament was…

Dinos fans roar at annual Kickoff game

By David Song, September 10 2016 — Kickoff is the marquee event of the University of Calgary’s Orientation Week. A long-running tradition, first-year and upper-year students alike are encouraged to attend the annual gridiron showdown. This year was no exception, as fans decked out in red livery and yellow O-Week shirts packed McMahon Stadium to…

Flames should look to draft an infusion of offensive skill

By David Song, June 7 2016 — It was a disappointing year for fans expecting the Calgary Flames to continue the success of their breakout 2014–15 season. After missing the NHL playoffs by a wide margin this year, the Flames desperately need to rebuild. The Flames will pick sixth overall in the upcoming 2016 NHL…

How to squash your fitness goals

By David Song, March 15 2016 — When most Canadians think of sports, the first thing that comes to mind usually isn’t squash. We think of lacing up a pair of skates, kicking around a soccer ball or shooting some hoops. But squash, despite its relative obscurity, is one of the best and most overlooked…

Canadian NHL teams falling short

By David Song, February 23 2016 — If the NHL’s 2015–16 season ended today, not one of Canada’s seven teams would qualify for the playoffs. With the end of the season approaching, the possibility of Canada being shut out of the postseason is becoming more and more likely, as Canada’s seven teams all currently rank…

Dinos hockey earns shutout win over UBC

By David Song, November 30, 2015 — Before their Nov. 27 clash with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, the University of Calgary’s men’s hockey team held a mediocre record of 9–11–3. The Dinos knew a well-rounded effort was needed to win against the rival Thunderbirds and that’s exactly what they got on Friday night,…

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