Four years, three different coaches, two different leagues and one degree. These are a few of the adventures of the Dinos women’s hockey players that spent their four years of eligibility here. These ladies built a program from near scratch and have paid homage to the hockey gods in doing so. Next year will bring… Continue reading Lady hockeysaurs flee by the dozen
The Dinos women’s basketball team had a pair of matches Feb. 11-12 as important as the pair of humans on Noah’s Ark. With a 7-11 record heading into the weekend series, our ladies needed two wins as badly as a high frosh searching for an uh… 7-11. Only by winning both games would the Dinos… Continue reading Dinos upset Cougars and enter playoffs
A loss isn’t always a loss. Sometimes something can be learned from a good loss and a team can gain from it. Jan. 7-8 the Dinos had two solid losses. “We were playing with a depleted roster,” Head Coach Shawnee Harle explained. Three of the Dinos’ key players were unable to play to their potential… Continue reading Herds of Bison and packs of Wesmen
Riding a 7-1 record into the headquarters of the perpetually poor University of Alberta Pandas should statistically be an easy deuce of wins. Fortunately, the Dinos women’s basketball team knew better from some bad experiences in the past. “We learned from last year not to take teams lightly,” heroine and co-captain Lindsay Maundrell advised us.… Continue reading Pandas pulverized
A representative of the carnivorous mascots from each of the Canada West Athletic Association member schools will meet May 4-6 to decide if the Bobcats’ extinction is imminent. In simpler terms, the Brandon University Bobcats basketball teams may not be allowed to play in the Canada West conference due to a technicality. Since the amalgamation… Continue reading Brandon University Bobcats an endangered species?
Last issue, we had the misfortune of bidding adieu to four of the Dinos women’s hockey jocks. Now it’s time to continue the adieuing with the remaining departees. Arranged by decreasing number of letters in their names are: Kelsey Szymanek, Shauna Raugust, Andrea Scheuer, Tiana Velestuk, Linsy Stewart, Kealy McGraw and Steph Wahl. Raugust quickly… Continue reading Four years forge good memories
Some varsity athletes go through five years of Dinos glory with only stories to tell. Basketball veteran Cory Bekkering has these, but she boasts a few additional badges of pride. For her determination when faced with adversity and dedication to the game, she was named the 2005 Tracy MacLeod Award recipient for Canadian Interuniversity Sport.… Continue reading Basketballer nationally acclaimed for perseverance
It looked good for the Dinos women’s basketball team until they opened their Christmas presents to find an iceberg that would damn them all to the depths of the Canada West ocean. “It’s felt like the iceberg has hit us,” commented Head Coach Shawnee Harle. “We haven’t been able to play to the level I… Continue reading Doom looms overhead
With the Dinos women’s hockey team earning season points in both of the weekends preceding their Feb. 4-5 games, the go-get was in their skates. Unfortunately, the go-get ’em attitude was not enough to beat the top-ranked Mount Royal College Cougars on Friday. Yeah… 3-0… moving on. The following soiree found the Dinos eagerly anticipating… Continue reading Going out with a bang
With an illustrious 0-11-1 record, the Dinos women’s hockey team was looking to continue their streak Fri., Jan. 21 against the Mount Royal College Cougars. And they weren’t disappointed (?). MRC is the second ranked team in the ACAC with a now 10-3-1 record. And rest assured, the Dinos didn’t give them one of those… Continue reading Hockeysaurs win one???