Athletics News

  • MRU hosts Canadian youth national volleyball team
    July 25, 2018
    CALGARY - The Canadian youth national volleyball team competes against teams from around the world.
  • Higgins joins staff for U SPORTS Women's Hockey All-Star team
    July 18, 2018
    TORONTO – Mount Royal's men's hockey Director of Hockey Operations, Nathan Higgins, was named as the Equipment Manager for the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Star team. The team is set to attend Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, Aug. 2-11.
  • Cougars announce four hires for 2018-19 season
    July 09, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars Athletics and Recreation department completed their team with the final three hires ahead of the 2018-19 season.
  • Season opens up at home for Cougars basketball
    June 21, 2018
    CALGARY - Tip-off for the Canada West basketball season is set for Thursday, October 25, as the conference announced the full regular season schedules today.
  • October 19 kicks off Canada West volleyball season
    June 20, 2018
    CALGARY - Canada’s premier volleyball conference returns to action Friday, October 19, as the 2018-19 Canada West men’s and women’s volleyball schedules were released Wednesday.
  • Hockey seasons open with Battle of the Cougars
    June 19, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars men's and women's hockey teams will open up their seasons against the Regina Cougars. Canada West released the full men's and women's hockey schedules on Tuesday.
  • Canada West releases men's and women's soccer schedules
    June 14, 2018
    CALGARY – The Canada West soccer schedules were released on Thursday ahead of the 2018 season. 2018 also marks the 50th consecutive season of men’s university soccer in Western Canada. It will also mark the 47th season of Canada West men’s soccer, which is one of 14 CW sports to be contested annually since the conference formed in the spring of 1972.
  • Incoming recruit Lange earns spot on Junior National Team
    June 13, 2018
    CALGARY - The Cougars men's volleyball team's latest recruit, Luis Lange, has been chosen to play with Canada's 2018 Junior National Team.
  • Dionne announced as final recruit for upcoming season
    June 05, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars men’s volleyball team announced their final recruit, Paul Dionne, for the 2018-19 season.
  • Cunningham named Mount Royal’s Valedictorian, earns Centennial Gold Medal
    May 31, 2018
    CALGARY – Men’s basketball forward Ryan Cunningham has been named the Valedictorian for Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree, the first graduating class for the program, while also earning the prestigious Centennial Gold Medal.
  • Cougars announce Downer as Head Athletic Therapist
    May 31, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal University Cougars are happy to announce the appointment of Kerri Downer as the department’s new Head Athletic Therapist.
  • Cougars' latest recruit selected for Junior National Team
    May 29, 2018
    CALGARY - Nyadholi Thokbuom, the newest Cougar ready to hit the court for the 2018-19 season, was selected for Canada's Junior National Team this summer.
  • Seven Alberta recruits join Cougars for 2018-19 season
    May 08, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars women’s basketball program is pleased to announce it's recruiting class for the 2018-19 season.  This year’s class includes six players all hailing from top high school and club programs from Alberta.
  • Cougars add three for 2018-19 season
    May 01, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars men’s basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Pelumi Ajayi, Sidney Platt, and Tavis Lee, three of the team’s newest recruits that will be joining the program for the 2018-19 season.
  • Three recruits join Cougars, including ACAC Player of the Year
    April 26, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars men’s volleyball team is pleased to announce the signings of three more recruits to the program. Trent Mounter, Mitchel Gorman and Joao Freire will join MRU for the 2018-19 season.
  • Donaghy highlights annual Cougar Night
    March 28, 2018
    CALGARY - Another season has come and gone and the Mount Royal Cougars Athletics and Recreation department hosted their annual Cougar Night at the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate the successes of the latest U SPORTS season.
  • Sky to coach Volleyball Canada's youth national team
    March 15, 2018
    CALGARY - Yesterday Volleyball Canada announced the appointment of coaches for the Team Canada Youth Men and Junior Women to provide an environment of excellence in Canada to expose identified athletes to international level of education, training and competition early in their careers.
  • Lanigan signs ATO with Komets
    March 09, 2018
    CALGARY - The Fort Wayne Komets announced Friday that goaltender Cam Lanigan has signed an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and has been added to the team's roster.
  • Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month: February
    March 01, 2018
    CALGARY - Two volleyball players have been named the Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month for the month of February. 
  • Schmidt named Canada West Second Team All-Star
    February 27, 2018
    EDMONTON –  Some of the top men’s volleyball players in the country were honoured Tuesday, as Canada West unveiled the 2017-18 conference all-stars and all-rookies.
  • Donaghy earns Canada West Second Team All-Star honours
    February 27, 2018
    EDMONTON – A total of five players in their first or second year of eligibility were honoured as 2017-18 Canada West women’s volleyball all-stars Tuesday, as the conference’s youth movement in the sport was on full display.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Feb. 20-26, 2018
    February 26, 2018
    CALGARY - The final Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-26 are men's hockey's Tanner Olstad and women's volleyball's Anna Carlson.
  • Top-ranked Bears sweep Cougars out of postseason
    February 24, 2018
    EDMONTON - The Alberta Golden Bears advanced to their sixth-straight Canada West Final, as they eliminated the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 6-1 in Game 2 of their semifinal series, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena. 
  • Cougars knocked out of playoffs by top-seeded Dinos
    February 23, 2018
    CALGARY – After a nine-year absence, the University of Calgary Dinos are off to the U SPORTS women’s volleyball championship after disposing of the Mount Royal University Cougars in straight sets Friday (25-21, 25-23, 25-22), winning their best-of-three Canada West quarter-final 2-0.
  • Cougars suffer heartbreaking OT loss in Game 1 of semifinals
    February 23, 2018
    EDMONTON - First-year University of Alberta Golden Bear Brandon Magee scored 2:43 into the first overtime period, giving Alberta a 4-3 win over the Mount Royal Cougars in Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinal series, Friday night at Clare Drake Arena.
  • Cougars hope to bounce back at tough Game 1 loss
    February 22, 2018
    CALGARY – The top-seeded University of Calgary Dinos needed just three sets and 74 minutes to take the Canada West women’s volleyball playoff opener over their crosstown rivals, defeating the Mount Royal University Cougars in straight sets (25-12, 25-8, 25-22) Thursday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • Ross named Canada West second team All-Star
    February 22, 2018
    EDMONTON –  Canada West’s top four men’s basketball teams from the regular season all had multiple players honoured Thursday, as the conference unveiled the 2017-18 basketball all-star and all-rookie teams.
  • Lees, Kennedy recognized as Canada West All-Stars
    February 21, 2018
    EDMONTON – With the conference semifinals set to unfold this weekend, Canada West unveiled the 2017-18 men’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies Wednesday. 
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: Feb. 13-19, 2018
    February 20, 2018
    CALGARY - Two hockey players have been named the Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2018.
  • Cougars playoff run comes to a close after second straight OT loss
    February 17, 2018
    VANCOUVER – The ‘Birds needed a little extra time on Saturday afternoon, but inched out a win against the Mount Royal Cougars in Game 2 of their Canada West Quarterfinal Series.
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