30 Years of Championships; How the Brock Badgers Continue their Wrestling Dynasty

St. Catharines, ON- It’s a mystery, to some, how the Brock University Badgers wrestling team manages to win championships year after year after year in the cyclical world of university sports. To those who’ve seen the Badgers up close though, it’s obvious. Culture, teamwork and hard work.  The Badgers wrestling program has a list of accomplishments so long that it might get boring to read. … Continue reading 30 Years of Championships; How the Brock Badgers Continue their Wrestling Dynasty

Figure Skating: Toronto win their fifth straight OUA Championship

The art of the sport. It’s a broad idea, but there is no sport that displays the artistic nature of athletes as well as figure skating.  Dr. Hans Gumprecht, a proffesor at Stanford University broke down sport into seven specific fascinations. Three of his seven fascinations are extremely present in figure skating, so much so he even used the sport as his example in his … Continue reading Figure Skating: Toronto win their fifth straight OUA Championship

U Sports Hockey: The playoff race in Canada West is heating up

It’s been another year of exciting hockey in the Canada West conference of U Sports, but as the season nears its end, the playoff picture begins to form. While some of the standings may look similar to past years, there is still a heated battle closer to the bottom for the final post-season slots. Of the eight teams in Canada West, six qualify for the … Continue reading U Sports Hockey: The playoff race in Canada West is heating up

U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

Athletes are talented, especially the ones who have made it to the elite levels of the game.  U Sports is one of those levels, but the talent is often overlooked. However, that’s not to say that the unbelievable doesn’t happen. In this column, 49 sports will go into the shots, goals and other plays of the week as well as the more “off-script” events which … Continue reading U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

U Sports WHKY: A win is a win, but Western don’t exactly gallop to victory

The Western Mustangs’ women’s hockey team visited the Ryerson Rams for an afternoon game in support of the Do it for Daron foundation (DIFD) in support of mental health awareness. Historically, the Mustangs have always had success against the Rams, with their all-time record being 16-1. However, Ryerson entered the game with an 8-2 record in their last 10 games and were looking to continue … Continue reading U Sports WHKY: A win is a win, but Western don’t exactly gallop to victory

U Sports MHKY: The Guelph goalfest

Hockey is a fast sport, but games featuring eleven goals are pretty unusual, that’s what made Thursdays night 6-5 win for the Ryerson Rams over the Guelph Gryphons stand out. Not only was it a barnburner, but it was also the annual Aggies night for the Gryphons, as they packed their arena with a record-setting crowd of nearly 800 fans and supporters. Captain matt Mistelle, … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: The Guelph goalfest

U Sports MHKY: Ryerson top Thunderwolves, extend win streak to five

Friday night flurries were not falling on the streets of Toronto, as for once the city’s citizens experienced mild winter weather. However, in the downtown hockey arena, formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens, the same tameness could not be found. Coming to all the way down to Toronto from Thunder Bay, the Lakehead University Thunderwolves failed to strike fear into the hearts of the Ryerson … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: Ryerson top Thunderwolves, extend win streak to five

Inside the locker room: Drinking, partying and sex in the lives of athletes

Drinking, partying and sex are activities that many people participate in. Athletes are no different; in the first article of this series I examine different team . policies on how they handle the matter at both the professional and university levels of the game. Continue reading Inside the locker room: Drinking, partying and sex in the lives of athletes