Athletics News

  • Six Alberta recruits join Cougars for 2018-19 season
    May 08, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars women’s basketball program is pleased to announce it's recruiting class for the 2018-19 season.  This year’s class includes six players all hailing from top high school and club programs from Alberta.
  • Cougars add three for 2018-19 season
    May 01, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars men’s basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Pelumi Ajayi, Sidney Platt, and Tavis Lee, three of the team’s newest recruits that will be joining the program for the 2018-19 season.
  • Three recruits join Cougars, including ACAC Player of the Year
    April 26, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars men’s volleyball team is pleased to announce the signings of three more recruits to the program. Trent Mounter, Mitchel Gorman and Joao Freire will join MRU for the 2018-19 season.
  • Donaghy highlights annual Cougar Night
    March 28, 2018
    CALGARY - Another season has come and gone and the Mount Royal Cougars Athletics and Recreation department hosted their annual Cougar Night at the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate the successes of the latest U SPORTS season.
  • Sky to coach Volleyball Canada's youth national team
    March 15, 2018
    CALGARY - Yesterday Volleyball Canada announced the appointment of coaches for the Team Canada Youth Men and Junior Women to provide an environment of excellence in Canada to expose identified athletes to international level of education, training and competition early in their careers.
  • Lanigan signs ATO with Komets
    March 09, 2018
    CALGARY - The Fort Wayne Komets announced Friday that goaltender Cam Lanigan has signed an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and has been added to the team's roster.
  • Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month: February
    March 01, 2018
    CALGARY - Two volleyball players have been named the Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month for the month of February. 
  • Schmidt named Canada West Second Team All-Star
    February 27, 2018
    EDMONTON –  Some of the top men’s volleyball players in the country were honoured Tuesday, as Canada West unveiled the 2017-18 conference all-stars and all-rookies.
  • Donaghy earns Canada West Second Team All-Star honours
    February 27, 2018
    EDMONTON – A total of five players in their first or second year of eligibility were honoured as 2017-18 Canada West women’s volleyball all-stars Tuesday, as the conference’s youth movement in the sport was on full display.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Feb. 20-26, 2018
    February 26, 2018
    CALGARY - The final Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-26 are men's hockey's Tanner Olstad and women's volleyball's Anna Carlson.
  • Top-ranked Bears sweep Cougars out of postseason
    February 24, 2018
    EDMONTON - The Alberta Golden Bears advanced to their sixth-straight Canada West Final, as they eliminated the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 6-1 in Game 2 of their semifinal series, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena. 
  • Cougars knocked out of playoffs by top-seeded Dinos
    February 23, 2018
    CALGARY – After a nine-year absence, the University of Calgary Dinos are off to the U SPORTS women’s volleyball championship after disposing of the Mount Royal University Cougars in straight sets Friday (25-21, 25-23, 25-22), winning their best-of-three Canada West quarter-final 2-0.
  • Cougars suffer heartbreaking OT loss in Game 1 of semifinals
    February 23, 2018
    EDMONTON - First-year University of Alberta Golden Bear Brandon Magee scored 2:43 into the first overtime period, giving Alberta a 4-3 win over the Mount Royal Cougars in Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinal series, Friday night at Clare Drake Arena.
  • Cougars hope to bounce back at tough Game 1 loss
    February 22, 2018
    CALGARY – The top-seeded University of Calgary Dinos needed just three sets and 74 minutes to take the Canada West women’s volleyball playoff opener over their crosstown rivals, defeating the Mount Royal University Cougars in straight sets (25-12, 25-8, 25-22) Thursday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • Ross named Canada West second team All-Star
    February 22, 2018
    EDMONTON –  Canada West’s top four men’s basketball teams from the regular season all had multiple players honoured Thursday, as the conference unveiled the 2017-18 basketball all-star and all-rookie teams.
  • Lees, Kennedy recognized as Canada West All-Stars
    February 21, 2018
    EDMONTON – With the conference semifinals set to unfold this weekend, Canada West unveiled the 2017-18 men’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies Wednesday. 
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: Feb. 13-19, 2018
    February 20, 2018
    CALGARY - Two hockey players have been named the Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2018.
  • Cougars playoff run comes to a close after second straight OT loss
    February 17, 2018
    VANCOUVER – The ‘Birds needed a little extra time on Saturday afternoon, but inched out a win against the Mount Royal Cougars in Game 2 of their Canada West Quarterfinal Series.
  • Cougars sweep Manitoba and book ticket to play Alberta in the semi-finals
    February 17, 2018
    The Mount Royal Cougars came into Saturday’s men’s hockey game leading the Canada West quarter-final best-of-three series 1-0 with a chance to eliminate the Manitoba Bisons from the 2018 playoffs. 
  • Cougars fall in triple overtime to Thunderbirds in game 1
    February 17, 2018
    VANCOUVER – Forward Kathleen Cahoon scored at 15:55 of the third overtime period to give the third-seeded UBC Thunderbirds a dramatic 2-1 victory over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars in Game 1 of their Canada West quarter-final series Friday at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center.
  • Cougars drop final home game to Dinos
    February 17, 2018
    CALGARY - What better way to end the season then the two Calgary teams facing off? The Cougars took on the Dinos on Kenyon court for the last game of the 2017/18 season. Although they lacked home court advantage it was the Dinos who came out on top in four sets after a close fight. The final scores were 25-18, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-22.
  • Cougars score late to win Game 1 in Winnipeg
    February 16, 2018
    WINNIPEG - The University of Manitoba Bisons and Mount Royal University Cougars kicked off the 2018 Canada West men's hockey playoff schedule with the Cougars coming out victorious and taking a 1-0 series lead at Wayne Fleming Arena on Friday, Feb. 16 night in game one of the conference quarter-final best-of-three series. 
  • Curtain comes down on 2017-18 regular season
    February 16, 2018
    CALGARY -  The Cougars were celebrating their seniors with their last match on home court of the 2017/18 season. Six p.m. kicked off the match against their Calgary rivals the Dinos on Kenyon Court. The Dinos took the match in three clean sets with final scores of, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-23.
  • Dinos overtake Cougars in Crowchild Classic matchup
    February 15, 2018
    CALGARY – The No. 10 University of Calgary Dinos bounced back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Mount Royal University Cougars in a lengthy match Thursday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • Cougars drop heartbreaker to Dinos
    February 15, 2018
    CALGARY – The third-ranked University of Calgary Dinos women's volleyball team faced some stiff competition in their final home game of the regular season, being forced into a fifth set before beating the cross-town rival Mount Royal Cougars 3-2 (25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 21-25, and 15-10) on Thursday night at the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: Feb. 6-12, 2018
    February 12, 2018
    CALGARY - Two outside hitters have been named the Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2018.
  • Bobcats take care of the Cougars in four sets to sweep the weekend series
    February 11, 2018
    BRANDON – The Bobcats clinched home court advantage in the opening round of the Canada West playoffs following a four-set win over the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday night.  
  • Cougars sweep Bobcats to tighten grip on final playoff spot
    February 10, 2018
    BRANDON – The Brandon Bobcats showed some late signs of life but it was too little too late as the visiting Mount Royal Cougars picked up a big 3-1 (25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23) win to move one step closer to clinching a playoff spot on Saturday evening at the BU Healthy Living Centre.
  • Huskies score big over Cougars in final game of regular season
    February 10, 2018
    SASKATOON – Five different University of Saskatchewan Huskies scored in a 7-2 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night in Rutherford Rink.
  • Cougars reach playoffs despite loss to Huskies in final game of the season
    February 10, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars were shut out for the second night in a row as they fell to the Saskatchewan Huskies 3-0 Saturday at Flames Community Arenas in the final game of the regular season.
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