Trojan updates: forces to reckon with
The men’s hockey team challenged the University of Alberta Golden Bears on Sept. 14 in their first preseason game. The men had a late start after being caught in rush hour traffic and once on ice spent most of the first period defending their net.
After taking a couple of unwanted penalties during the game, the final score of the game was 6–2 for the Golden Bears. Two goals from the men of Troy were scored by first-year energy asset management student and forward Landon Kadatz and forward Riley Paterson.
In the Trojans’ second preseason game, played at home on Sept. 15 against the Golden Bears, the Trojans held strong keeping the game scoreless for more than 53 minutes of the game.
In the third period, the Bears found their opening and scored two goals, their final goal on an empty net. Though the Bears skated off the ice with a 2–0 victory, the Trojan men played hard and held up against the 13-time Canadian university champions.
The men’s hockey team plays their next exhibition game against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Sept. 22 at SAIT.
The Trojans cross-country team started off their brief season on Sept. 15 in Red Deer at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference’s (ACAC) exhibition Grand Prix race No. 2.
The team placed fifth overall in the race, with two outstanding runners, second-year hospitality management student Trevor Hofbauer finished fifth amongst other ACAC athletes in the men’s eight-kilometre race. Second-year environmental technology student Lisa Giles, finished fifth in the women’s five-kilometre race, and the cross-country team will race in the ACAC’s exhibition Grand Prix race No. 3 at Olds, AB. on Sept. 22.
Quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with, the SAIT Trojans women’s soccer team took on the Red Deer College Queens, tying them 2–2 on Sept. 15. Early in the first half, second-year energy asset management student Striker Breanne Macleod, was taken down resulting in a yellow card penalty for the Queens, as Macleod was checked over for injuries, first-year petroleum engineering technology student Midfield Lee Kaperi scored the first goal for the Trojans. The Red Deer College Queens answered back in a two-goal finale.
This game held hope as it was the first game in five tries to get a point from Red Deer, leaving the Trojans team hopeful to make it into the ACAC playoffs, which they haven’t qualified for since 2002.
The Trojan women also played in top form Sept. 16 in Lloydminster against the Lakeland College rustlers with almost all 10 rookies in uniform and ready to play.
“We started a lot of the rookies today. We wanted to give them the opportunity to show us what they could do and they managed to get the job done in the end,” said third-year apprentice coach Erin Schwab, in a press release.
The Trojan women took home a 3–2 win, with goals scored from first-year business administration student and striker Cassandra Busch on a penalty kick, first-year bachelor of business administration accounting student and striker Amoy Hudson, and first-year journalism student and striker Stefania Polga.
Watch the women’s team take on the Medicine Hat College Rattlers on Sept. 30 at SAIT.
In a Trojans dominated weekend, the men’s soccer team took the win on both games Sept. 15 and 16. They faced off against the Red Deer College Kings on the road winning 1–0. With a shut- out from first-year business administration, and Goalie Marshal Broom, the winning goal from the men’s team was scored by second-year bachelor of applied technology petroleum engineering student, striker Gbenga Ajibulu, assisted by second-year business administration student, striker Jaron Broom.
The second game was played in Lloydminster against the Lakeland College Rustlers gaining a 3–0 victory. With a second shut out from the men’s team this time from first-year emergency medical technician, and goalie Joel Hugi, the first goal was scored by second-year bachelor of applied technology petroleum engineering student, Midfielder Amadou Diallo on a penalty kick. The second goal was scored by first-year engineering design and drafting student, Fullback Dylan Portillo and the winning goal was scored by first-year business administration student, Fullback Mike Hamm.
With the victories on the weekend, the men’s team is 4–0–0 in the season, making them top of the south division. Cheer on the men of troy as the battle the Red Deer College Kings on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on the SAIT Cohos Commons Field.