Athletics News

  • Cougars earn one last win before playoffs begin
    October 21, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE – In the final game of the regular season for both teams, the Mount Royal Cougars held on for a 2-1 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns in Canada West men's soccer action.
  • Thorimbert and Holt lead Cougars to victory on Senior Day
    October 21, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars women’s soccer team closed their regular season with a game against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Sunday. Both teams were coming off a recent loss, and both were hoping to change that in their last game of the season. MRU scored one in both halves and took the contest 2-0 at Stadium Field.
  • Bears score late, top Cougars in overtime
    October 21, 2018
    EDMONTON - Riley Kieser scored the game-tying goal with 13 seconds left, before Curtis Miske netted the winner in overtime as the Alberta Golden Bears swept the Mount Royal Cougars with a 3-2 win, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena.
  • Feisty Cougar comeback helps sweep Bisons
    October 20, 2018
    CALGARY- Three consecutive sets is what powered Mount Royal’s 3-2 comeback win (19-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 17-15) and a weekend sweep of the Manitoba Bisons at home on the Kenyon Court Saturday night.
  • Cougars take down Pandas 3-1
    October 20, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars and University of Alberta Pandas, played the second half of a home-and-home Saturday at the Flames Community Arena. Yesterday the game in Edmonton resulted in a 7-0 win for the Pandas.
  • Cougars sweep Bison in five-set marathon
    October 20, 2018
    CALGARY-  A scrappy five-set marathon (13-25, 25-22, 20-25, 28-26,17-15) was what the Mount Royal Cougars had to fight through to pick up their second straight win and formulated the sweep of the Manitoba Bisons on home court in the Kenyon Courts Saturday night. 
  • Cougars drop 4-2 in Saskatoon
    October 19, 2018
    SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Huskies men's soccer team responded to some early adversity to claim a 4-1 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars on Oct. 19.
  • Cougars beat Manitoba in home opener
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY – A win on home court, the Cougars take home a victory in the first home game of the season. The Mount Royal Cougars took on the Manitoba Bisons on Kenyon Court for the home opener. The Cougars won the match in four sets. The final scores were 25-19, 26-28, 25-18 and 25-22.
  • Alberta sinks Cougars to open home and home series
    October 19, 2018
    EDMONTON - The Alberta Pandas won their fourth-straight with a 7-0 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars, Friday night at Clare Drake Arena
  • Cougars fall in OT to Alberta
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars and University of Alberta Golden Bears’ men's hockey teams clashed on Friday at the Flames Community Arena. The Cougars were coming off a loss, while, the Golden Bears’ last game resulted in a win. Bert Gilling, the head coach of the Cougars, said before the game that they were “excited to be playing the defending national champions.” He continued to say that it’s “always exciting to play against Alberta, and it’s also a great measuring stick for us to play against their team.” After a slow start, the game picked up after Brad Kennedy scored the first goal of the game for the Cougars. Alberta swiftly responded and the Golden Bears lead going into the third period. The Cougars caught up only to be sent into overtime, where the Golden Bears took the win at 4-3.
  • Cougars storm back to beat Manitoba in home opener
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY – It’s home opening weekend for the Mount Royal Cougars women’s volleyball team. The Cougars took on the Manitoba Bison’s in their first match of the year. After a slow start losing the first set the Cougars came back fighting winning the match in four sets. The final scores were 22-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-23.
  • Cougars fall 4-2 to Dinos
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY- Round two of the women’s soccer Crowchild Classic took place at Cougar Stadium Field Friday afternoon with the Calgary Dinos completing the season sweep of their inner-city rival Mount Royal Cougars in a 4-2 contest.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Oct. 10-16 2018
    October 16, 2018
    CALGARY – Two veteran players been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 10-16
  • MRU pick up three crucial points on senior day
    October 14, 2018
    CALGARY- An early three-goal offensive onslaught was enough for Mount Royal to pick up three crucial points to keep their playoff dreams alive with a 3-1 win over the MacEwan Griffins Sunday afternoon at SAIT field.
  • Lesson in Langley: TWU 7 MRU 0
    October 13, 2018
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The Spartans (11-1-0) scored two first half goals before exploding for five more in the second half to earn a 7-0 win over Mount Royal at Chase Office Field.
  • Cougars swept in Vancouver
    October 13, 2018
    VANCOUVER – Austin Vetterl’s red hot stick combined with another solid performance in net by Rylan Toth saw the UBC Thunderbirds earn a weekend sweep over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Thunderbirds shut Cougars out 3-0
    October 13, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars’ and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds’ women’s hockey teams played a rematch on a snowy Saturday afternoon just seventeen hours after their last game concluded in double overtime. Thunderbirds defender Mikayla Ogrodniczuk said going into the game “we definitely have room for improvement in this game, but we’re looking to secure another win and play another solid game.” At the end of the day, they did just that, earning themselves a 3-0 victory.
  • MRU look to pick themselves up after 4-0 loss
    October 13, 2018
    CALGARY- On a miserable snowy and cold Saturday afternoon at the SAIT campus, the visiting conference leader Alberta Golden Bear picked up a 4-0 decision against Mount Royal. Back-to-back hat-trick performance from Easton Ongaro carried his Golden Bear side to their third consecutive win.
  • Cougars suffer first loss of the season
    October 12, 2018
    VANCOUVER – A quick start and a frenzied finish led to a third straight win for the UBC Thunderbirds to start the 2018-19 Canada West season as they dispatched the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 3-1 in the ‘Birds’ home opener Friday night in front of more than 1,000 fans at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Late Cascade goal sinks Cougars
    October 12, 2018
    Dadrao’s goal in the 79th minute on Friday evening was the difference as the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team edged the Mount Royal Cougars 1-0 at MRC Sports Complex.
  • Cougars fal in double overtime to T-Birds
    October 12, 2018
    CALGARY - Mount Royal University’s women's hockey team, the Cougars, played their first home game of the season which turned out to be a riveting game against the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbirds on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Flames Community Arena. Both teams came in with one loss and one win under their belt, and both rocketed off as soon as the puck dropped. The two teams were tense and evenly matched throughout the game, with the 1-1 tie established in the first period carrying on until overtime, and the teams went into a second overtime. The Thunderbirds eventually scored a goal and won the game. MRU’s Daria O’Neil called it “one of the tougher games,” the fourth-year defenceman went on to say “We are obviously disappointed with the result but were are proud of how we’d played.” 
  • HOME GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT SAIT
    October 11, 2018
    The Canada West Men's soccer games originally scheduled for Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 will now be played a SAIT's Cohos Commons Field.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Oct. 3-9 2018
    October 09, 2018
    CALGARY - Women's hockey forward Anna Purschke has been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9.
  • Cougars settle for draw against Alberta
    October 07, 2018
    EDMONTON – As they continue to jostle for playoff positioning, the No. 10 University of Alberta Pandas and Mount Royal University Cougars battled to a 0-0 draw to maintain their current standing, Sunday afternoon at Foote Field.
  • MRU edged out by Regina
    October 05, 2018
    REGINA - Jaycee Magwood's goal with less than a minute left helped the University of Regina women's hockey to a 3-2 comeback win over Mount Royal at The Co-operators Centre on Friday night.
  • Cougars unlucky in loss to Pandas
    October 06, 2018
    EDMONTON - Fifth-year Pandas keeper Rebecca Reif stopped all four shots she faced, as the Alberta Pandas earned their eighth conference win with a 2-0 shutout of the Mount Royal Cougars, Saturday afternoon at Foote Field.
  • Mount Royal survives a late Regina onslaught
    October 06, 2018
    Anna Purschke’s two goals led Mount Royal to a 3-2 victory over the University of Regina women’s hockey team at The Co-operators Centre on Saturday afternoon.
  • HOME SOCCER GAME MOVED DUE TO EXCCESIVE SNOW
    October 03, 2018
    The Canada West women's soccer game originally scheduled for Saturday, October 6 in Calgary between the Mount Royal Cougars and Alberta Pandas will now be played in Edmonton. The change comes after Calgary received its snowiest October day in more than a century, when more than 30 cm of snow fell on the Stampede City Tuesday. The decision to move the game from Mount Royal’s Cougars Stadium Field to Alberta’s Foote Field was made to ensure a suitable playing field will be available for the game. The rescheduled game will now be played Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. MT at Foote Field. Edmonton was left unscathed by the snowstorm earlier this week, and will also host the Cougars and Pandas regularly scheduled match on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. MT.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Sep. 25-Oct 2, 2018
    October 03, 2018
    One defender and one forward have been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of September 25 - October 2, 2018.
  • 3 players sent off in heated Crowchild Classic game
    September 30, 2018
    CALGARY –  A spirited game two of the weekend Crowchild Classic series between the University of Calgary Dinos and the Mount Royal University Cougars ended in a 0-0 draw on the West Varsity Soccer Pitch Sunday afternoon.
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