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September 24, 2009
  Tylan Stephens set to take flight with DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

Though he may eye the open skies, Tylan Stephens will have to settle for much slower speeds on the ice. The former Western Hockey League player has joined the Dinos men's hockey team for the 2009-10 season. A native of Calgary, Stephens chose to pursue his academic career despite having another year of eligibility in the WHL.

Dinos head coach Mark Howell says that living at home comes with a number of benefits for Stephens. The comfort and support network will help him when it comes to managing his studies and hockey.

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September 24, 2009
  Dinos add NHL experience to benchPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos will have a couple of NHLers barking orders for them on the ice this upcoming season. Ex-NHL defenceman Cory Cross and recently retired forward Brad Isbister have signed on as assistant coaches for the men's hockey team.

Both have connections to recently hired head coach Mark Howell. Isbister met Howell through the Hockey Canada program and Cross played with him at the University of Alberta in the early '90s.

September 24, 2009
  Do offensive linemen dream?PDF files may take a moment to load

They don't get the glory. They don't get to walk into the endzone (often) and they don't get to touch the ball. They get pushed and knocked around on basically every play. Most of them are virtually unknown to the average fan, but they're absolutely integral to the offence of any football team.

They're offensive lineman and they all weigh at least two Sports Editors (it's the Gauntlet's measuring system) and could bench press two or three.

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September 24, 2009
  RIM, GPS and the U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Research In Motion, the wireless communication device expert behind the BlackBerry, is helping to fund the University of Calgary's $1.3 million global positioning system project. The project will study ways to improve GPS capabilities in environments where satellite signals are not as strong, including inside buildings.

GPS allows electronic receivers to identify their current location. These devices receive signals from GPS satellites to determine distance from each satellite in a process known as triangulation.

September 24, 2009
  Recession reforms limit economic freedom: studyPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada’s economic freedom has decreased in the last year, according to a study published last week by the Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based think-tank. Further, many countries around the world will see a drop in economic freedom because of measures enacted to minimize ill effects from the recession, the study found.

September 24, 2009
  Residence students battle expectationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Residents of residence are having some reservations about recreation.

Last Wednesday the University of Calgary Residence Students' Association was given a probation notice from Residence Food and Conference Services, and some members aren't too happy.

RSA president Luke Mason, who represents about 1,750 students living on campus, revealed the probation is the result of several issues.

September 24, 2009
  Grab a beer with the Trailer Park BoysPDF files may take a moment to load

Eight years ago Canadians were invited to follow the lives and antics of three endearing Nova Scotians trying to make it big through unconventional means. In many ways, the fascinating trio of Ricky (Robb Wells), Julian (John Paul Tremblay) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) succeeded in their schemes, but more often than not their plans fell through ungracefully.

September 24, 2009
  Former Dino on NHL comeback trailPDF files may take a moment to load

Former Dinos hockey star Jared Aulin nabbed a tryout spot with the Columbus Blue Jackets after years of absence from pro hockey.

As a Dino, Aulin scored a remarkable 34 points in a mere 16 games leading the team on a second-half run during which they won 15 out of 18 games in the 2007-08 season. Aulin, who enjoyed a 17-game tenure with the Los Angeles Kings in 2003, was ecstatic at the opportunity to return to the big leagues.

September 24, 2009
  Clan come to town for perhaps the last timePDF files may take a moment to load

Get a good look at the Simon Fraser University Clan, they may be playing with American competition next season and will be gone from Canada West. The Clan became the first non-American school to join the NCAA when it signed on to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

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