2018-19 MRU Cougars Men's Hockey News

  • Men's Hockey Mid-Season Review
    December 13, 2018
    Mount Royal has played some really good hockey at times in the first half of the 2018-19 season, but Bert Gilling's team will look to improve on the team's consistency in the second half. Their 7-5-4 record, which is a significant improvement from last year's 6-9-1 first-semester, has put them in the hunt to host a playoff game in mid-February.
  • Cougars fall in double overtime to Regina
    December 01, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. - The day after suffering its largest defeat in nearly 18 years, the University of Regina men's hockey team put forth a gritty performance to earn a 2-1 double-overtime win against Mount Royal at The Co-operators Centre on Saturday afternoon.
  • 17 players record a point in Cougars 12-2 win over Regina
    November 30, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. - Mount Royal University erupted for double-digits goals in a 12-2 dismantling of the University of Regina men’s hockey team on Friday night at The Co-operators Centre.
  • Cougars sweep home-and-home against chasing Pronghorns
    November 24, 2018
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal formulated their second sweep of the season but this time against cross-provincial rivals Lethbridge Pronghorns in the second half of the home-and-home, picking up a 5-1 win at the Flames Community Arenas Saturday night.
  • Cougars' quick attacking leads to win over Lethbridge
    November 23, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE — Tallying three goals from the sticks of three different players, including the game-winner, in the span of 6:03 between the first and second periods the Mount Royal drew first blood in a weekend home-and-home series with a 5-2 victory in Canada West men’s hockey action.
  • Huskies sweep Cougars for tenth straight win
    November 17, 2018
    CALGARY, AB - The Mount Royal University Cougars kept it close, but had their third period comeback bid fall short against top dogs of Canada West, Saskatchewan Huskies who completed the sweep of the Cougars with a 4-2 result Saturday night at the Flames Community Arenas.
  • Huskies squeak by Cougars
    November 16, 2018
    CALGARY, AB - An emotional match took place at the Flames Community Arenas Friday night for the seventh annual MRU Remembers event, held in appreciation of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Mount Royal University Cougars hosted first place Saskatchewan Huskies to open their weekend set, dropping a 3-2 contest in the fifth period of play.
  • Cain Franson's goal sinks Cougars
    November 10, 2018
    CALGARY – The University of Calgary Dinos extended their win streak to six games, topping the Mount Royal University Cougars 3-2, Saturday night at the Father David Bauer Arena.
  • Cougars look to rebound after 4-1 defeat to Dinos
    November 09, 2018
    CALGARY- The first hockey instalment of the Crowchild Classic of the 2018/2019 took place at the Flames Community Arenas Friday night as Mount Royal was looking to build off their sweep of the Manitoba Bisons coming off the bye week, but had their momentum snapped at the hands of their crosstown rival Calgary Dinos 4-1.
  • Cougars sweep Bisons with 4-2 win
    October 27, 2018
    CALGARY - On Saturday afternoon, the Mount Royal Cougars and the Manitoba Bisons faced off for the second day in a row at the Flames Community Hockey Arenas, with the Cougars coming in after breaking their losing streak with a 6-1 victory against the Bisons the day before.
  • Cougars earn big win over Manitoba
    October 26, 2018
    CALGARY- In their first meeting since the quarter-finals last season, the Mount Royal Cougars won 6-1 against the Manitoba Bisons to snap a four-game losing skid at the Flames Community Arenas on Friday night.
  • Bears score late, top Cougars in overtime
    October 21, 2018
    EDMONTON - Riley Kieser scored the game-tying goal with 13 seconds left, before Curtis Miske netted the winner in overtime as the Alberta Golden Bears swept the Mount Royal Cougars with a 3-2 win, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena.
  • Cougars fall in OT to Alberta
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars and University of Alberta Golden Bears’ men's hockey teams clashed on Friday at the Flames Community Arena. The Cougars were coming off a loss, while, the Golden Bears’ last game resulted in a win. Bert Gilling, the head coach of the Cougars, said before the game that they were “excited to be playing the defending national champions.” He continued to say that it’s “always exciting to play against Alberta, and it’s also a great measuring stick for us to play against their team.” After a slow start, the game picked up after Brad Kennedy scored the first goal of the game for the Cougars. Alberta swiftly responded and the Golden Bears lead going into the third period. The Cougars caught up only to be sent into overtime, where the Golden Bears took the win at 4-3.
  • Cougars swept in Vancouver
    October 13, 2018
    VANCOUVER – Austin Vetterl’s red hot stick combined with another solid performance in net by Rylan Toth saw the UBC Thunderbirds earn a weekend sweep over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Cougars suffer first loss of the season
    October 12, 2018
    VANCOUVER – A quick start and a frenzied finish led to a third straight win for the UBC Thunderbirds to start the 2018-19 Canada West season as they dispatched the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 3-1 in the ‘Birds’ home opener Friday night in front of more than 1,000 fans at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Hero Lees, Mount Royal completes sweep against Regina
    September 29, 2018
    CALGARY - Round two of the all-Cougars weekend set in the opening weekend of men's hockey was taken by Mount Royal in a 3-2 game that went the distance. MRU completes the sweep of Regina for the second series in a row dating back to last season on Saturday afternoon at the Flames Community Arena. Their fifth straight overall win against them.
  • MRU reaches seventh heaven against Regina
    September 28, 2018
    CALGARY - Mount Royal’s opening weekend of Canada West men’s hockey action has kicked-off with a 7-2 statement victory over the Regina Cougars Friday night in front of a bouncing Flames Community Arena.
  • 2018/19 Men's Hockey Season Preview
    September 26, 2018
    The 2018-19 Canada West men's hockey season starts this Friday for the Mount Royal Cougars on home ice. After reaching the semi-finals for the fourth consecutive season the Cougars are looking to battle with the top teams and perhaps go farther than they ever have gone before.
  • Large crop of WHL recruits headed to MRU
    September 06, 2018
    EDMONTON – Bert Gilling is set to welcome one of his largest classes of Western Hockey League recruits – a testament to the evolution of Mount Royal Cougars men's hockey team as it enters its seventh season competing in Canada West.