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    March 15, 2017
    Sarah Weninger wins USPORTS Marion Hillard Award 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.
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    March 15, 2017
    Rankin and Lees honoured at with National Awards at USPORTS banquet in Fredericton 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.
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    March 13, 2017
    Maclise and Brown sign with Colorado of the ECHL 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.
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    March 08, 2017
    Canada West’s leading scorer Rankin named WHL Grad of the Month 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.
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    March 07, 2017
    Robyn Potolicki wins Canada West Community Service Award EDMONTON – For the first time in a decade, the Canada West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year hails from the University of Alberta.
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    March 07, 2017
    Men's Volleyball Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at Alberta 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.
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    March 07, 2017
    Women's Volleyball Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at Trinity Western 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.
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    March 07, 2017
    Kirkham and Gordon named Weaselhead Athletes of the Week 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.
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    March 06, 2017
    Josh Kirkham named Canada West Second Team All-Star 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.
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    March 04, 2017
    Golden Bears prove to be too strong in game two; sweep Cougars in Canada West Quarterfinal 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.
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    March 04, 2017
    Cougars steal one set in game two but fall short in quarterfinal series 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.
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    March 03, 2017
    Pandas complete home and home sweep 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.
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    March 03, 2017
    Spartans strike first in Canada West quarterfinal series against the Cougars 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.
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    March 03, 2017
    Golden Bears down Cougars in five sets; MRU trails series 1-0 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Sarah Weninger takes home Student-Athlete Community Service Award 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Cougars battle Golden Bears in All-Alberta quarterfinal 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Cougars head over the Rockies for first round matchup with the Spartans 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Friesen and Quinn named Weaselhead Athletes of the Week 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Rankin named to Canada West First All-Star Team; Lees and Watson named to All-Rookie Team 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Tianna Ko named to Canada West All-Rookie Team EDMONTON – A trio of teams stole the spotlight Tuesday, as the Canada West women’s hockey all-star and all-rookie teams were unveiled.
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    March 01, 2017
    Brett Layton named to Canada West Third All-Star Team 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.
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    February 28, 2017
    Men's + Women's Volleyball vs. Winnipeg Wesmen 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.
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    February 27, 2017
    #TheHuntIsOn 2017 Men's Volleyball Playoff Promo The Cougars women's volleyball team clinched their spot in the postseason. #TheHuntIsOn for the Canada West Championship.
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    February 27, 2017
    #TheHuntIsOn 2017 Women's Volleyball Playoff Promo The Cougars women's volleyball team clinched their spot in the postseason. #TheHuntIsOn for the Canada West Championship.
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    March 01, 2017
    Men's Hockey Semi Finals: Mount Royal at Saskatchewan 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.
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    February 26, 2017
    Cougars complete weekend sweep over Wesmen 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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    February 26, 2017
    Wesmen end regular season with split against Cougars WINNIPEG - 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.
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    February 25, 2017
    Huskies advance to Canada West Men’s Hockey final SASKATOON – 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.
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    February 25, 2017
    Wesmen inch closer to securing playoff berth with win over Cougars WINNIPEG - The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Men's Volleyball team inched closer to securing a playoff spot by recording a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-12) victory over the Mount Royal University Cougars Friday evening in Winnipeg.
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    February 25, 2017
    Wesmen fall to Cougars in three WINNIPEG - 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.
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    February 24, 2017
    Thomas tallies two for Huskies in Game 1 victory SASKATOON – 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.
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    February 23, 2017
    Men's Hockey Quarter Finals: Mount Royal vs. Manitoba The Mount Royal Cougars men's hockey squad hosted the Manitoba Bisons in playoff action. The Cougars would win the series in three games and head on to the semi finals.
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    February 23, 2017
    Women's Hockey Quarter Finals: Mount Royal at Manitoba The Mount Royal Cougars women's hockey squad entered the postseason for their first time in USports history. The stay was short lived as the Manitoba Bisons swept the best of three over Mount Royal.
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    February 21, 2017
    Men's + Women's Volleyball vs. Saskatchewan Huskies The 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.
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    February 21, 2017
    Connor Rankin named Canada West First Star of the Week EDMONTON – Saskatchewan’s Kaitlin Willoughby and Mount Royal’s Connor Rankin are the Canada West First Stars of the Week following their quarter-final playoff wins over the weekend.
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    February 20, 2017
    Schmidt and Kryzan named Weaselhead Athletes of the Week The 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.
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    February 20, 2017
    Cougars travel to Saskatoon to play the Huskies in the Canada West Semifinals Mount 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.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cougars and Wesmen battle for final playoff spots The 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.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cougars can punch playoff ticket with win in Winnipeg The 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.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cougas rout Bisons in game three; punch their ticket to semifinals in Saskatoon CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars booked their ticket to the semi-finals of the Canada West playoffs on Sunday night, knocking off the Manitoba Bisons 7-1 at the Flames Community Arenas.
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