Athletics News

  • Men's Volleyball Class of 2017: Jackson Brennan, Setter/Libero
    April 06, 2017
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars Men’s Volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of Jackson Brennan from the Canuck Dinos Volleyball Club. Brennan will enter his first year of eligibility with the Cougars in 2017-18.
  • 2017 Best of the West Tournament - Draw, Playoff Bracket, Teams & Rosters
    March 23, 2017
    The tournament will feature two age class divisions – a 10 team U17 Division and a 10 team U18 Division. The tournament draw and playoff brackets are included in this package. Pool Seeding was based on a combination of last year’s results at Nationals and this year’s results at provincial premier tournaments (*where possible inter-provincial matchups will be avoided within the pools). 45 min practice times between 9 am and 1:30 pm are available on Friday, April 14th. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis. Please email ssky@mtroyal.ca to reserve a time.
  • 2017 Mount Royal University Cougar Night Awards
    March 24, 2017
    CALGARY – On Thursday, March 30, the Mount Royal Athletic Department hosted their annual Cougar Night celebration. For the second straight year, the format featured an awards-style event at the Bella Concert Hall.
  • Men's Volleyball Class of 2017: Godi Jibi, Middle Blocker
    March 27, 2017
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars Men’s Volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of Godi Jibi from the Ambrose University Lions of the ACAC. Jibi will enter his second year of eligibility with the Cougars in 2017-18.
  • Sarah Weninger wins USPORTS Marion Hillard Award
    March 15, 2017
    NAPANEE, 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.
  • Rankin and Lees honoured at with National Awards at USPORTS banquet in Fredericton
    March 15, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Philippe Maillet, a fourth-year forward from the UNB Varsity Reds, was named the U SPORTS Player of the Year in men’s hockey, Wednesday night.
  • Maclise and Brown sign with Colorado of the ECHL
    March 13, 2017
    WINDSOR, 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.
  • Canada West’s leading scorer Rankin named WHL Grad of the Month
    March 08, 2017
    EDMONTON – After leading Canada West in regular season scoring, Mount Royal’s Connor Rankin is the Western Hockey League (WHL) Graduate of the Month for February.
  • Robyn Potolicki wins Canada West Community Service Award
    March 07, 2017
    EDMONTON – For the first time in a decade, the Canada West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year hails from the University of Alberta.
  • Men's Volleyball Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at Alberta
    March 07, 2017
    The 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.
  • Women's Volleyball Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at Trinity Western
    March 07, 2017
    The women's Cougars volleyball team traveled to Langley to take on the TWU Spartans in the Canada West quarter finals. The Cougars would manage to win only one set over the weekend and be eliminated from the 2017 playoffs.
  • Kirkham and Gordon named Weaselhead Athletes of the Week
    March 07, 2017
    For 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.
  • Josh Kirkham named Canada West Second Team All-Star
    March 06, 2017
    EDMONTON – Canada West unveiled its men’s volleyball all-stars Monday ahead of this weekend’s Final Four in Manitoba, and there was no shortage of veteran leadership within the group of 14 all-stars.
  • Golden Bears prove to be too strong in game two; sweep Cougars in Canada West Quarterfinal
    March 04, 2017
    EDMONTON - The University of Alberta Golden Bears volleyball team punched their ticket to the Canada West Final Four, defeating the Mount Royal Cougars 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19), sweeping their best-of-three quarter-final series 2-0, Friday night at Saville Community Sports Centre.
  • Cougars steal one set in game two but fall short in quarterfinal series
    March 04, 2017
    LANGLEY – 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 sweep
    March 03, 2017
    CALGARY – 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.
  • Spartans strike first in Canada West quarterfinal series against the Cougars
    March 03, 2017
    LANGLEY – On the strength of an 18-kill performance from Trinity Western’s Sophie Carpentier (Ottawa), the Spartans took Game 1 of their Canada West Quarter-Final series over Mount Royal 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-22) Thursday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Golden Bears down Cougars in five sets; MRU trails series 1-0
    March 03, 2017
    EDMONTON - 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.
  • Sarah Weninger takes home Student-Athlete Community Service Award
    March 01, 2017
    EDMONTON - Rounding out the award winners are Mount Royal’s Sarah Weninger as the Student-Athlete Community Service Award winner, and Alberta’s Kennedy Ganser as Rookie of the Year.
  • Cougars battle Golden Bears in All-Alberta quarterfinal
    March 01, 2017
    The 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 Spartans
    March 01, 2017
    The 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 Week
    March 01, 2017
    The 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.
  • Rankin named to Canada West First All-Star Team; Lees and Watson named to All-Rookie Team
    March 01, 2017
    EDMONTON – The connection between the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Canada West men’s hockey was on full display Tuesday, as the conference all-star and all-rookie teams were unveiled ahead of this weekend’s CW Final between Saskatchewan and Alberta.
  • Tianna Ko named to Canada West All-Rookie Team
    March 01, 2017
    EDMONTON – A trio of teams stole the spotlight Tuesday, as the Canada West women’s hockey all-star and all-rookie teams were unveiled.
  • Brett Layton named to Canada West Third All-Star Team
    March 01, 2017
    EDMONTON – 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 Wesmen
    February 28, 2017
    In 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.
  • #TheHuntIsOn 2017 Men's Volleyball Playoff Promo
    February 27, 2017
    The Cougars women's volleyball team clinched their spot in the postseason. #TheHuntIsOn for the Canada West Championship.
  • #TheHuntIsOn 2017 Women's Volleyball Playoff Promo
    February 27, 2017
    The Cougars women's volleyball team clinched their spot in the postseason. #TheHuntIsOn for the Canada West Championship.
  • Men's Hockey Semi Finals: Mount Royal at Saskatchewan
    March 01, 2017
    The men's Cougars hockey team traveled to Saskatchewan to take on the Huskies in the Canada West semi finals. The Cougars would lose both games by one goal and be eliminated from the 2017 playoffs.
  • Cougars complete weekend sweep over Wesmen
    February 26, 2017
    WINNIPEG - 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.
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