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Searching for a second-half surge: Trojans men’s hockey team keeping pace with top teams

Originally published in The Weal, Dec. 22, 2018.

SAIT Trojans men’s hockey head coach Brent Devost believes his team is one of the best in the conference, and one that will only get better when they return in January.

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SAIT players help Foothills FC take national title

On Aug. 4, 2018, Calgary Foothills FC won the Premier Development League (PDL) national championship in Reading, Pa. On the team were two players from the SAIT men’s soccer team, Dean Northover and William Akio.  Continue reading “SAIT players help Foothills FC take national title”

SAIT track team runs over the competition in Edmonton

First published in The Weal, March 26, 2018.

The SAIT Trojans’ indoor track team set two provincial records on their way to a first-place finish at the provincial championships in Edmonton, which took place March 9-10.

The men’s team won gold in all six races they competed in – the 300m, 600m, 1,000m, 1,500m, and 3,000m, as well as the 4x400m relay.

This led to a first-place finish of 96 points, 55 ahead of second-place MacEwan University.

The women’s team also did well, with a second-place finish of 57 points.

Helping lead the charge for the women’s team was Ricki Christopher, who won gold in the 3,000m, 1,500m and 1,000m events. It was the women’s team’s first medal since indoor track began at SAIT in 2014.

Two of the more notable men’s performances belonged to Matthew Travaglini and Brent Stephen, who set new Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC)  records in the 1,500m and 600m races, respectively.

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Murphy Beya’s brilliant season

Originally published in The Weal, March 19, 2018.

Much of the credit for the SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team’s success this season goes to Murphy Beya, who has capped off his college career with his best season yet.

The forward won Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) All-Conference honours this season, and was shortly after was named tournament MVP at the ACAC championships in Lethbridge, Alta.

The highlight of the tournament for Beya was his game-tying three-point shot with 2.9 seconds left in the semi-final game against NAIT.

Beya described the shot as a broken play, where he eventually “thought he had an open shot” and took it.

“As soon as I hit that shot, I knew we had them,” said Beya.

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