Athletics News

  • Hooper makes Canada West All-Rookie team
    February 21, 2019
    Mount Royal's Maddy Hooper was named to the 2018/19 Canada West All-Rookie team.
  • Six Cougars Honoured by Canada West
    February 20, 2019
    Mount Royal had six hockey players honoured by Canada West today as they released their all-star and all-rookie teams. 
  • U SPORTS volleyball playoffs coming to Kenyon Court for the first time
    February 19, 2019
    This coming weekend (February 22-24, 2019) our men's volleyball team will be hosting the first ever U SPORTS playoff series at Kenyon Court! It is a best two-out-of-three series against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (fourth vs fifth matchup). 
  • Cougars fall in triple-overtime
    February 17, 2019
    SASKATOON – It took 119 minutes and 49.3 seconds of action but in the end the University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's hockey team won a thrilling 2-1 triple-overtime victory over the Mount Royal Cougars to book their ticket to the Canada West semifinals.
  • Cougars move onto semi-finals with win 5-2 against UBC
    February 17, 2019
    VANCOUVER – The Mount Royal Cougars came back from a second period deficit, scoring the final four goals in a 5-2 victory to defeat the UBC Thunderbirds in the third and deciding game of the Canada West quarter-final series Sunday night at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Feb 13-19 2019
    February 19, 2019
    CALGARY – It was the spectacular play of these two players that got the women's volleyball team into the playoffs and the men's hockey team into their fifth consecutive semi-finals, therefore they have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of February 6-12, 2019.
  • T-Birds force game three, down Cougars 3-1
    February 16, 2019
    VANCOUVER – Tyler Sandhu scored twice while Rylan Toth was spectacular in net as the UBC Thunderbirds staved off elimination with a 3-1 win Saturday night over the Mount Royal Cougars at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to force a third and deciding game in the best-of-three Canada West quarter-final series.
  • Cougars win first ever U SPORTS playoff game
    February 16, 2019
    SASKATOON – A complete team defensive effort from the University of Mount Royal Cougars allowed them to flip the script and force a third game in their Canada West quarter-final series with the Saskatchewan Huskies, thanks to a 3-0 win inside Merlis Belsher Place on February 16.
  • Schmidt breaks all-time kills record as Cougars are swept in Saskatoon
    February 16, 2019
    SASKATOON – For the second night in a row the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men's volleyball team was too much for the Mount Royal Cougars to handle in a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-16) victory inside the PAC on February 16.
  • Cougars sweep Huskies, but playoff fate remains uncertain
    February 16, 2019
    SASKATOON – The 2018-19 Canada West regular season came to an end for a University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's volleyball team that finished just outside the playoffs after a 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 27-25) loss to the Mount Royal Cougars inside the PAC on February 16.
  • Cougars take game 1 in Vancouver
    February 15, 2019
    VANCOUVER – The Mount Royal Cougars struck first in the Canada West quarter-final earning a 4-2 win over the host UBC Thunderbirds Friday night at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
  • Willoughby breaks the ice as Huskies shut out Cougars in Game 1
    February 15, 2019
    The University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's hockey team opened up their postseason with a convincing 5-0 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars in game one of the best-of-three series on Friday, Feb. 19 at Merlis Belsher Place.
  • Schmidt breaks Canada West points record as MRU falls to the Huskies
    February 15, 2019
    SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies picked up a statement victory in a match between two programs that are destined for the postseason, as they defeated the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21) on Ron & Jane Graham Centre Court inside the PAC on Friday, Feb. 19.
  • Mount Royal eliminates Huskies from playoff contention
    February 15, 2019
    SASKATOON – Two teams in desperate need of a win to keep their Canada West playoff hopes alive took to Ron & Jane Graham Centre court on Feb. 15 and it was the visiting University of Mount Royal Cougars that were able to get the job done, knocking off the Saskatchewan Huskies in a marathon 3-2 (15-25, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13) victory.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Feb 6-12 2019
    February 12, 2019
    CALGARY – Two veteran players who majorly contributed on senior night, have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of February 6-12, 2019.
  • Breakout Offense Powers ‘Horns Past Cougars
    February 09, 2019
    With seven different players registering points for the home side, and a stellar 35 save performance from Taz Burman, the sixth-place University of Lethbridge Pronghorns power through the fifth-place Mount Royal University Cougars by a score of 6-2, in what was the final regular season game for both teams on Saturday.
  • Mount Royal wins on senior night, sweeps Dinos
    February 09, 2019
    CALGARY – Cougars finish their last game of regular season on home court with a bang. Not only did the Cougars win both matches, but defeated their hometown rival the University of Calgary Dinos. After honouring the Cougars senior players they came out ready to play both offensively and defensively leading them to their sweep. The final scores were 25-15, 25-20 and 25-18
  • Rodeback, Cougars sweep the ‘Horns heading into playoffs
    February 09, 2019
    CALGARY-  An emotional but vital season-concluding game for Mount Royal on home-ice saw host the Cougars sweep provincial rivals Lethbridge Pronghorns Saturday night 6-2 at the Flames Community Arena to end their season.
  • Cougars beat Dinos in five set senior night thriller
    February 09, 2019
    CALGARY – The Cougars end their season on a high note with a huge win against their hometown rivals University of Calgary Dinos. After a sweep from the Dinos the previous night, the Cougars came out anxious to impress their fans. Making every moment of their last time on the court this year count the Cougars take the Dinos in five sets. The final scores were 25-15, 26-25, 22-25, 18-25 and
  • De Beauville Shuts Out Pronghorns in Penultimate Regular Season Game
    February 08, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE — Despite a relatively close game on the shot clock, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns are held scoreless in their final home game of the season falling 2-0 to the Mount Royal Cougars, thanks to a successful shutout bid by Cougars netminder Zoe De Beauville on Friday.
  • No. 5 Mount Royal shutdown No.7 Dinos
    February 08, 2019
    CALGARY – The Cougars hold on to their chance in the playoffs. Needing only one more win to secure another match, the Cougars take down their hometown rivals the University of Calgary Dinos in four close sets. The final scores were, 25-15, 19-25, 16-24 and 25-21
  • Cougars take home big win on senior night
    February 08, 2019
    CALGARY- The Lethbridge Pronghorns took a trip up the highway 2 for the first half of a home-and-home in the final weekend of Canada West regular season action, looking to redeem a sweep at hands of the Mount Royal Cougars from earlier in the season, but instead they fell 5-2 to open the set.
  • Cougars playoff journey ends with 106-83 loss to Regina
    February 08, 2019
    REGINA, Sask. – The University of Regina’s men’s basketball team started out slowly on Friday night in its Canada West play-in game against Mount Royal, but a huge second quarter lifted Regina to a 106-83 victory at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
  • Dinos beat Cougars in 3 straight sets
    February 08, 2019
    CALGARY - Eager spirits and loud fans helped to kick off the Cougars final weekend of play at home. The Cougars took on their closest rivals the University of Calgary Dinos, but found themselves lacking the home-court advantage as the Dinos swept the match. The final scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-22
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Jan. 29 - Feb 5, 2019
    February 05, 2019
    CALGARY – Two basketball standouts have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week. This time for the week of January 29 - February 5, 2019.
  • Cougars withstand Bobcat comeback, clinch first ever U SPORTS playoff berth
    February 02, 2019
    Mount Royal held off a furious comeback by the Bobcats, to secure their first-ever Canada West playoff spot with a 99-94 road win.
  • Cougars suffer 6-1 defeat in Saskatoon
    February 02, 2019
    Jesse Forsberg tallied twice while Carter Folk, Collin Shirley and Sam Ruopp all added a goal to help the Huskies sweep Mount Royal and move their record to a conference-best 23-3 in the process.
  • Cougars' season concludes with a 76-71 loss
    February 02, 2019
    BRANDON, Man. – In the final game of the conference schedule the Brandon Bobcats rallied for a 76-71 win to close the season with a weekend sweep over the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday night.
  • Cougars defeated again by Spartans
    February 02, 2019
    After three hard-fought sets the Spartans are undefeated in both matches against the Cougars in regular season play. The final scores were 25-15, 25-19 and 25-18.
  • Cougars emphatically snap losing streak with 6-1 win
    February 02, 2019
    CALGARY - Saturday night, the Mount Royal Cougars and Saskatchewan Huskies rematched at the Flames Community Arenas after a Huskies win the day prior. After a tough first period, the Cougars emerged with a major lead and weren’t shaken from the top, winning 6-1 and punching their ticket into the playoffs.
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