Athletics News

  • Women's Hockey Mid-Season Review
    December 13, 2018
    Mount Royal comes into the winter break having had their three-game winning streak snapped by Regina who leapfrogged them in the standings however, there have been lots of positives for Scott Rivett and his team to take away from their first semester.
  • Mount Royal's Rob Godfrey spotlighted by U SPORTS
    December 14, 2018
    Varsity Athletics Manager Rob Godfrey has been featured in U SPORTS' Getting to know your U SPORTS athletics staff series. 
  • Men's Hockey Mid-Season Review
    December 13, 2018
    Mount Royal has played some really good hockey at times in the first half of the 2018-19 season, but Bert Gilling's team will look to improve on the team's consistency in the second half. Their 7-5-4 record, which is a significant improvement from last year's 6-9-1 first-semester, has put them in the hunt to host a playoff game in mid-February.
  • Third Cougars' Coach Named to Canadian National Team Program
    December 12, 2018
    CALGARY – MRU Cougars women’s basketball coach Nate McKibbon will assistant coach Team Canada in the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2019. The coaching staff was announced by Canada Basketball last Friday. He joins the elite group of other Mount Royal University head coaches, who have been a part of Canadian national team programs.
  • 7th Annual Crowchild Classic set for Jan. 29, 2019
    December 06, 2018
    CALGARY – One of the most exciting events on the annual U SPORTS calendar is back for a seventh year as the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal University Cougars get set to take over the Scotiabank Saddledome for the seventh annual Crowchild Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2018
    December 04, 2018
    CALGARY – Tatum Amy and Tyler Schmidt have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 2.
  • Mount Royal honours 68 Academic All-Canadians
    December 04, 2018
    CALGARY, AB - It was a special morning at Mount Royal University asCougars Athletics and Recreation hosted their annual Academic All-Canadian Awards breakfast, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A total of68 student-athletes from the 2017-18 season were recognized with the prestigious distin
  • Cougars fall 112-83 to UBC
    December 01, 2018
    VANCOUVER  - An electrifying performance from Grant Shephard and the No. 4-ranked UBC Thunderbirds (9-1) men's basketball team saw them claim a 113-83 win over the Mount Royal Cougars (6-6) on Saturday Night. The win keeps UBC's eight-game win streak intact as they head into the holiday break. 
  • Cougars defeated by T-Birds
    December 01, 2018
    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds women's basketball team (6-4) ripped off another dominant win over the Mount Royal Cougars (2-10) Saturday night at War Memorial Gym, capping off a two-win weekend with a 95-72 triumph over their Albertan foes.
  • Cougars finish off UBC in a flawless weekend sweep
    December 01, 2018
    CALGARY - The Cougars took to Kenyon Court one last time in 2018 facing off against the UBC Thunderbirds. Their final game before the New Year was a clean sweep. Winning the match the previous night gave Cougars a 2-0 record to celebrate this holiday season. The final scores were 25-19, 25-16 and 25-20
  • Mount Royal ends 2018 with a win
    December 01, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars split the weekend in their final games of 2018. After falling in the match on night one in three sets, Mount Royal was able to reverse their results on the second night against the Regina Cougars. The final scores were 25-21, 25-21 and 26-24.
  • Cougars fall in double overtime to Regina
    December 01, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. - The day after suffering its largest defeat in nearly 18 years, the University of Regina men's hockey team put forth a gritty performance to earn a 2-1 double-overtime win against Mount Royal at The Co-operators Centre on Saturday afternoon.
  • Cougars held scoreless in loss to Regina
    December 01, 2018
    CALGARY- Saturday, at the Flames Community Arenas, the women’s hockey Mount Royal Cougars and Regina Cougars played for the last time this regular season
  • T-Birds outgun Cougars 94-77
    November 30, 2018
    VANCOUVER - Six different T-Birds scored in double digits as the UBC Thunderbirds (8-1) earned their seventh straight win in a 94-77 victory over the Mt. Royal Cougars (6-5). The 'Birds showed a bit of rust in their first action following a bye week, but turned it on in the second half and demonstrated their talent on both sides of the ball. UBC finished with 10 blocks and 22 assists to go along with a 50.7 per cent field goal percentage on Festive Friday at War Memorial Gym.
  • 17 players record a point in Cougars 12-2 win over Regina
    November 30, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. - Mount Royal University erupted for double-digits goals in a 12-2 dismantling of the University of Regina men’s hockey team on Friday night at The Co-operators Centre.
  • Cougars beaten 101-67 in Vancouver
    November 30, 2018
    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds didn't show any rust following a bye weekend and relied upon spread out scoring with five players reaching double digits en route to a commanding 101- 67 victory over the visiting Mt. Royal Cougars Friday at War Memorial Gym.
  • Cougars clip T-Birds
    November 30, 2018
    CALGARY- After having their five-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Winnipeg Wesmen who forced a split last weekend, the fourth-placed nationally ranked Mount Royal University Cougars went back to winning ways to open the final weekend of 2018 conference play against the UBC Thunderbirds on Kenyon Court 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20). MRU improves to an 8-3 record while UBC drops to 2-9.
  • Cougars win double overtime thriller over Regina
    November 30, 2018
    CALGARY – Friday night, the Mount Royal Cougars women’s hockey team defended their territory from the Regina Cougars at the Flames Community Arenas. While Mount Royal had just won their last two games, Regina had lost theirs. The game came out to a score of 3-3 after a struggle. While Regina lead the game initially, the Cougars steadily caught up and in the second overtime won the game.
  • Mount Royal beaten by Regina 3-0
    November 30, 2018
    CALGARY- The 5-5 Mount Royal University Cougars hosted the first half of their final weekend of play before the winter break against trailing 4-6 Regina Cougars at Kenyon Court, but dropped the first match in a 3-0 sweep (21-25, 17-25, 19-25).
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Nov. 19-26, 2018
    November 27, 2018
    CALGARY – Two goalies have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov. 19-25.
  • DeBeauville backstops Cougars to sweep of Pronghorns
    November 24, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE - Following a loss last night in Calgary in the front half of the home-and-home series, home ice didn’t treat the Lethbridge Pronghorn any better, falling in a heartbreaking 1-0 to the Mount Royal Cougars in Canada West women’s hockey action. 
  • Cougars overcome 2-0 deficit to win against Wesmen
    November 24, 2018
    It may still only be November, but a five-set volleyball match Saturday felt like one that could define seasons.
  • Cougars sweep home-and-home against chasing Pronghorns
    November 24, 2018
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal formulated their second sweep of the season but this time against cross-provincial rivals Lethbridge Pronghorns in the second half of the home-and-home, picking up a 5-1 win at the Flames Community Arenas Saturday night.
  • Cougars sweep Griffins
    November 24, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal University Cougars and MacEwan Griffins played the second game of their weekend series on Saturday night at Kenyon Court. The Cougars came away with the 87-79 win on Friday night, their fifth win of the season.
  • Late surge by MacEwan sinks Cougars
    November 24, 2018
    CALGARY – The second game of a weekend series between the Mount Royal University Cougars and MacEwan Griffins was played Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Court. In the first game on Friday night, the Griffins won 73-66 in a tight affair that came down to the final minutes. MacEwan followed up their win, with a 69-54 victory on Saturday, securing a series sweep and improving to 4-6 for the season.
  • Mount Royal's win streak ends abruptly in Winnipeg
    November 24, 2018
    The Winnipeg Wesmen showed flashes of the team they think they can be on Saturday night, and it amounted to an upset of one of the hottest team's in the country.
  • Cougars take care of business against Wesmen
    November 23, 2018
    The Mount Royal Cougars are off to the hottest start in their program's history, while the Winnipeg Wesmen are still trying to find their footing.
  • Cougars' quick attacking leads to win over Lethbridge
    November 23, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE — Tallying three goals from the sticks of three different players, including the game-winner, in the span of 6:03 between the first and second periods the Mount Royal drew first blood in a weekend home-and-home series with a 5-2 victory in Canada West men’s hockey action.
  • Cougars Hold off Late Griffins’ Push for Fifth Win of the Season
    November 23, 2018
    CALGARY – The MacEwan Griffins made their way to Kenyon Court Friday night, to kick-off a weekend series with the Mount Royal University Cougars. The Cougars came into the game at .500% and were looking to win their fifth game of the season to gain position in the CanadaWest playoff race. The Griffins made their way to Calgary in search of their first win of the season after a tough start.
  • Mackenzie Butz's first U SPORTS goal seals win for Cougars
    November 23, 2018
    CALGARY – On Friday the Mount Royal Cougars Women’s Hockey team took on the Lethbridge Pronghorns at the Flames Community Arenas for the first part of a home-and-home. Both Albertan teams were coming in from a loss, after the Cougars took the lead, the Pronghorns were left behind unable to catch up. The game came out to a final score of 2-1 for the Cougars.
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