Tagged Hockey

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…

Despite slow start, Flames’ off-season progress worthwhile

By Jason Herring, October 18 2016 — After an offseason full of improvements behind the bench and on the ice, the Calgary Flames sputtered out a 0–3 start to the 2016–17 NHL season. In the midst of the disappointing start, it’s easy to overreact. But the Flames have a roster that’s better than what they’ve…

Calgary sends nine players to Women’s World Championship

By Sonny Sachdeva, March 29 2016 —  The best of women’s hockey have convened in Kamloops, British Columbia for the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championship. Running from March 28–April 4, the tournament brings together eight of the world’s top hockey nations. Canada and the United States have dominated the tournament since its…

Dinos scorers leading Canada West in 2015–16

By Sonny Sachdeva, March 1, 2016 — The 2015–16 season has been a triumphant one for the Dinos varsity teams. As the CIS schedule pushes into the playoffs, the Dinos can look back and reflect on their dominant effort this past season. For many of the Dinos teams, that dominance took the form of statistical…

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…

Calgary continues to feed national junior hockey program

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 19, 2016 — The 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship came to a close earlier this month. While the tournament resulted in a less than spectacular finish for Team Canada, who were ousted by Finland via a 6–5 loss in the quarterfinals, the Canadian team’s roster still struck a…

Brian Burke visits U of C law school

By Ahmad Nasser, November 17, 2015 — The king of the untied tie was back on the University of Calgary campus this fall to speak to the law school about current issues in sports. In a room full of keen law students, Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke stepped up to the podium…

NHL rookie scoring race off to hot start

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 27 2015 — After a summer of endless discussion about the potential of rookie scoring phenom Connor McDavid, the young centreman hasn’t disappointed. Drafted first-overall by the Edmonton Oilers last June, McDavid has already amassed nine points through the first nine games of his career, leading all first-year NHL skaters in…

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