Launched at city hall in the fall of 2012, the Crowchild Classic pits the Mount Royal Cougars and the University of Calgary Dinos in regular season competition throughout the season in men’s and women’s hockey, soccer and volleyball. The winner is determined yearly by the results of the head-to-head clashes between the two universities.

The event was born when Mount Royal entered the Canada West and U-SPORT conferences. It is also part of a concerted push by both universities to promote the high level of inter-university sport within Calgary and the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle for all students.

The trophy for the winner of the Classic is a 68-kilogram cast-iron City of Calgary manhole cover donated by Trojan Industries intended to represent the arterial road (Crowchild Trail) that links the two universities.

The humble yet powerfully strong manhole cover can comfortably withstand millions of vehicles passing over it every day; it represents the pain and sacrifice that student-athletes willingly accept — often in the dark and without public recognition — in pursuit of the sport they love.

The Dinos took the first two Crowchild Classics but in 2014-15 the Cougars and Dinos split the 15 match series 7-7-1. The tie marks the first time that the Cougars have shared possession of the coveted manhole cover.

The Crowchild Classic will return in the fall of 2017 as the Cougars and Dinos will meet on the soccer pitch in September to kick off the annual challenge. For more information, check out the Crowchild Classic homepage.

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Link: http://www.ucalgary.ca/uofc/others/dinos/crowchildclassic/

2017-18 Crowchild Classic Schedule

 

SPORT

DATE

HOME

AWAY

         GAME REPORT                              

Women’s
Soccer

September 10, 2017

MRU

CALGARY

TIE 0-0 - STORY

Men’s
Soccer

October 7, 2017

CALGARY

MRU

WIN 2-1 - STORY

Men’s
Soccer

October 8, 2017

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 3-0 - STORY

Women’s
Soccer

October 21, 2017

CALGARY

MRU

LOSS 3-0 - STORY

Women’s
Hockey

November 9, 2017

CALGARY

MRU

 LOSS 4-0 - STORY

Women’s
Hockey

November 10, 2017

MRU

CALGARY

WIN 2-1 - STORY

Men’s
Hockey

November 10, 2017

CALGARY

MRU

WIN 3-2 - STORY

Men’s
Hockey

November 11, 2017

MRU

CALGARY

LOSS 5-1 STORY

Women's Hockey

January 25, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Men's  Hockey

January 25, 2017 MRU CALGARY  

Women's Hockey

January 26, 2017 MRU CALGARY  

Men's  Hockey

January 26, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Women's Basketball

February 1, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Men's Basketball

February 1, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Women's Basketball

February 2, 2017 MRU CALGARY  

Men's Basketball

February 2, 2017 MRU CALGARY  

Women's Volleyball

February 15, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Men's Volleyball

February 15, 2017 CALGARY MRU  

Women's Volleyball

February 16, 2017 MRU CALGARY  

Men's Volleyball

February 16, 2017 MRU CALGARY  


2017-18 Series

3

1

4

 

Overall Crowchild Class Titles

0

1
2014-15

4
2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17