Launched at city hall in the fall of 2012, the Crowchild Classic pits the Mount Royal Cougars and University of Calgary Dinos in regular season competition throughout the season in men’s and women’s hockey, soccer and volleyball. The winner is determined yearly by the results of the head-to-head clashes between the two universities.

The event was born when Mount Royal entered the Canada West and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) sport conferences. It is also part of a concerted push by both universities to promote the high level of inter-university sport within Calgary and the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle for all students.

The trophy for the winner of the Classic is a 68-kilogram cast-iron City of Calgary manhole cover donated by Trojan Industries intended to represent the arterial road (Crowchild Trail) that links the two universities.

The humble yet powerfully strong manhole cover can comfortably withstand millions of vehicles passing over it every day; it represents the pain and sacrifice that student-athletes willingly accept — often in the dark and without public recognition — in pursuit of the sport they love.

The Dinos took the first two Crowchild Classics but in 2014-15 the Cougars and Dinos split the 15 match series 7-7-1. The tie marks the first time that the Cougars have shared possession of the coveted manhole cover.

The Crowchild Classic will return in the fall of 2015 as the Cougars and Dinos will meet on the soccer pitch in September to kick off the annual challenge. For more information, check out the Crowchild Classic homepage.

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Link: http://www.ucalgary.ca/uofc/others/dinos/crowchildclassic/

2016-17 Crowchild Classic Schedule


SPORT

DATE

TIME/
RESULT 

HOME

AWAY

GAME REPORT                                                          

Women’s
Soccer

September 17, 2016

11:00 AM

MRU

CALGARY

CALGARY WIN 4-0 - STORY

Men’s
Soccer

October 9, 2016

6:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

TIE 1-1 - STORY 

Men’s
Soccer

October 12, 2016

6:15 PM

MRU

CALGARY

MRU WIN 1-0 - STORY 

Women’s
Soccer

October 16, 2016

12:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

TIE 1-1 - STORY 

Women’s
Hockey

October 20, 2016

7:00 PM

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 3-2 (OT) - STORY 

Women’s
Hockey

October 21, 2016

7:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

WIN 2-1 - STORY 

Men’s
Hockey

October 21, 2016

7:00 PM

MRU

CALGARY

WIN 5-2 - STORY 

Men’s
Hockey

October 22, 2016

6: 00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

WIN 4-3 - STORY 

Women's Volleyball

November 24, 2016

6:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

LOSS 3-0 STORY 

Men’s
Volleyball

November 24, 2016

7:30 PM

CALGARY

MRU

WIN 3-1 -  STORY

Women's Volleyball

November 26, 2016

4:00 PM

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 3-1 - STORY 
Men's
Volleyball

November 26, 2016
6:00 PM MRU CALGARY WIN 3-0 - STORY 

Women's 
Basketball

December 1, 2016

6:00 PM

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 85-50 - STORY

Men's 
Basketball

December 1, 2016

8:00 PM

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 87-83 - STORY

Women's 
Basketball

December 3, 2016

5:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

LOSS 72-66 - STORY  

Men's 
Basketball

December 3, 2016

7:00 PM

CALGARY

MRU

LOSS 109-92 - STORY 
Women’s 
Hockey
February 2, 2017 5:00 PM MRU CALGARY  
Men’s 
Hockey
February 2, 2017 7:45 PM MRU CALGARY  
Women’s 
Hockey
February 3, 2017 7:00 PM CALGARY MRU  
Men’s 
Hockey
February 3, 2017 7:00 PM MRU CALGARY  


2016-17 Series

6

2

8

 

Overall Crowchild Class Titles

0

1
2014-15

3
2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16