The 2016/17 season was full of action! Here is the best of the best from our athletes this year. This video was originally aired March 30, as the Mount Royal Athletic Department hosted their annual Cougar Night celebration.
LOVELAND, CO – The Colorado Eagles came all the way back from a 3-1 second period deficit to defeat the Toledo Walleye 6-3 in Game Five of the ECHL Western Conference Final and win the series four games to one. At the center of this brilliant comeback was former Mount Royal Cougar Forward Cam Maclise.
CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars Men’s Volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of Jackson Brennan from the Canuck Dinos Volleyball Club. Brennan will enter his first year of eligibility with the Cougars in 2017-18.
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CALGARY – On Thursday, March 30, the Mount Royal Athletic Department hosted their annual Cougar Night celebration. For the second straight year, the format featured an awards-style event at the Bella Concert Hall.
CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars Men’s Volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of Godi Jibi from the Ambrose University Lions of the ACAC. Jibi will enter his second year of eligibility with the Cougars in 2017-18.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.