Sarah Weninger wins USPORTS Marion Hillard AwardNAPANEE, ON - Veteran forward Sarah Weninger is the Marion Hilliard Award winner for Student-Athlete Community Service. Weninger finished tied for Mount Royal's scoring title this season, registering nine goals and 13 points in 25 games.
Maclise and Brown sign with Colorado of the ECHLWINDSOR, CO – The Colorado Eagles of the ECHL have signed two important pieces of the Mount Royal Cougars leadership group in Cam Maclise and Matt Brown. Both players have already seen game action for the Eagles and are already contributing on the score sheet.
Men's Volleyball Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at AlbertaThe men's Cougars volleyball team traveled to Edmonton to take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West quarter finals. The Cougars would be swept two games to zero and be eliminated from the 2017 playoffs.
Kirkham and Gordon named Weaselhead Athletes of the WeekFor the second straight season the Cougars moved their program forward, finishing in sixth place in the Canada West conference. Mount Royal completed a 13-11 season, their best since joining Canada West five years ago. Veteran leadership was at the forefront of their run this season and no player was more impactful than fifth-year senior Josh Kirkham.
Cougars steal one set in game two but fall short in quarterfinal seriesLANGLEY – The No. 4-ranked Trinity Western women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the Canada West Final Four for the ninth straight year after knocking off Mount Royal 3-1 (25-14, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21) in Game 2 of the conference quarter-finals to complete the series sweep Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
Pandas complete home and home sweepCALGARY – The Alberta Panda’s won their seventh game in a row on Saturday night at Flames Community Arenas, defeating Mount Royal for the second night in a row, by a score of 1-0.
Golden Bears down Cougars in five sets; MRU trails series 1-0EDMONTON - The University of Alberta is now just one game away from another trip to the Final Four after knocking off the Mount Royal Cougars 3-2 (24-26, 25-20, 17-25, 25-25, 15-8) in Game 1 of their best-of-three Canada West quarter-final series, Thursday night at Saville Community Sports Centre.
Cougars battle Golden Bears in All-Alberta quarterfinalThe Cougars showed the conference and the nation, that they don’t fear the Golden Bears. Mount Royal had a chance to win both games against Alberta this season but came up just short, losing both in five sets. Mount Royal will enter the series as the underdog but have proven to themselves that they can give Alberta a run for their money.
Cougars head over the Rockies for first round matchup with the SpartansThe Spartans have been one of the country’s most dominant volleyball programs since joining Canada West in 1999. The Mount Royal program has also shown considerable growth in their short time in the conference, making the playoffs in three of its first five seasons. The pressure of a playoff series could give Mount Royal a chance to claim their first ever win over Trinity Western.
Friesen and Quinn named Weaselhead Athletes of the WeekThe Cougars headed into the final day of regular season action needing a win to make the playoffs. The Cougars lost the first two sets and were one set away from missing the postseason entirely. Riley Friesen then put on a ridiculous performance, including 22 kills in the final three sets. Due to Riley's phenomenal play, the Cougars would go on to beat the Winnipeg Wesmen and land themselves a playoff berth.
Brett Layton named to Canada West Third All-Star TeamEDMONTON – After leading their teams throughout the regular season, UBC’s Conor Morgan, Calgary’s Thomas Cooper, Saskatchewan’s Shane Osayande, Alberta’s Brody Clarke, and Thompson River’s Volodymyr Iegorov were named first team Canada West all-stars Monday.
Men's + Women's Volleyball vs. Winnipeg WesmenIn the final weekend of regular season action, the men's and women's volleyball squads looked to secure their spot in the postseason. Both teams accomplished this task, with the men's side splitting the weekend while the women's winning without losing a set.
Cougars complete weekend sweep over WesmenWINNIPEG - The Mount Royal University Cougars completed their regular season schedule with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-12) victory over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday evening in Winnipeg.
Wesmen end regular season with split against CougarsWINNIPEG - The Mount Royal University Cougars came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in five sets (17-25, 16-25, 25-14, 25-17, 15-9) in a key Canada West Men's Volleyball Conference match up Saturday evening at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium in Winnipeg.
Huskies advance to Canada West Men’s Hockey finalSASKATOON – With a 3-2 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink, the No. 2 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies will advance to the Canada West men’s hockey final.
Wesmen fall to Cougars in threeWINNIPEG - The Mount Royal University Cougars opened up their weekend series against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen posting a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18) victory at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium in Winnipeg Friday evening.
Thomas tallies two for Huskies in Game 1 victorySASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan forward Parker Thomas tallied two goals to lead the No. 2 ranked Huskies to a 4-3 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars in Game 1 of a Canada West semifinal in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
Men's + Women's Volleyball vs. Saskatchewan HuskiesThe men's and women's volleyball teams battled for playoff position against the Saskatchewan Huskies. The men's squad won both games to climb the playoff ladder, while the women's squad won both without losing a set.
Schmidt and Kryzan named Weaselhead Athletes of the WeekThe Cougars were pushed to the brink on Friday night against the Saskatchewan Huskies. Luckily for Mount Royal, Tyler Schmidt stepped up when it counted. Schmidt had 24 kills and 27.0 points to lead the Cougars past the Huskies in five sets. He followed it up the next evening with 9.0 points in the Cougars’ quick three set victory.
Cougars travel to Saskatoon to play the Huskies in the Canada West SemifinalsMount Royal will head to Rutherford Rink for the Canada West Semifinals against Saskatchewan. The series will also feature the two front runners for the Canada West MVP award. Connor Rankin led the conference in scoring this season and was simply spectacular for the Cougars in 2016-17. Huskies’ goaltender Jordan Cooke, last season’s MVP, made a strong case to repeat as the winner again this year. Rankin scored four times in three games against Manitoba and will undoubtedly put Cooke to the test this weekend.
Cougars and Wesmen battle for final playoff spotsThe final weekend of the season happens to be the biggest for both Mount Royal and Winnipeg. Tied for sixth place at 12-10, both sides are looking to improve their playoff positioning but neither team has actually clinched a spot in the postseason. Saskatchewan trails both teams by a single win but have the 2-20 TRU Wolfpack this weekend and could jump either Mount Royal or Winnipeg if either team manages to get swept.
Cougars can punch playoff ticket with win in WinnipegThe formula is simple for Mount Royal; win and their in. The Cougars will seal up a playoff spot with just one win this weekend. Sitting two wins ahead of Brandon and MacEwan, the Cougars are in the driver’s seat and will face the last-place Winnipeg Wesmen in the final weekend of the year.