2017-18 MRU Cougars Men's Ice Hockey News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 score late to win Game 1 in Winnipeg
    February 16, 2018
    WINNIPEG - The University of Manitoba Bisons and Mount Royal University Cougars kicked off the 2018 Canada West men's hockey playoff schedule with the Cougars coming out victorious and taking a 1-0 series lead at Wayne Fleming Arena on Friday, Feb. 16 night in game one of the conference quarter-final best-of-three series. 
  • Huskies score big over Cougars in final game of regular season
    February 10, 2018
    SASKATOON – Five different University of Saskatchewan Huskies scored in a 7-2 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night in Rutherford Rink.
  • Cougars bit by Huskies in Saskatoon
    February 09, 2018
    SASKATOON – The No. 5 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies earned a bye into the Canada West semifinal playoff round with a 4-2 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night in Rutherford Rink.
  • Lanigan and the Cougars clip T-Birds in final home game of the season
    February 03, 2018
    CALGARY- Mount Royal's graduating players, including Cougar captain Jamie King, Tanner Olstad, Sebastian Pare and net-minder Cam Lanigan, were honoured prior to puck drop on Saturday afternoon. MRU defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-0 in the pivotal rubber match and snapped the T-Birds’ seven-game winning streak while snapping their own four-game losing skid.
  • T‘Birds extend win-streak to seven, soar past MRU in Calgary
    February 02, 2018
    ALGARY- With only four games left in the 2017/2018 Canada West season, the Mount Royal Cougars faced their hardest and most vital task of the season to start their final home-stand of the season, hosting a high flying UBC Thunderbirds squad. MRU needed to pick up two victories and at the least, split the final weekend against the Huskies in Saskatchewan to clinch home-ice advantage for the playoffs. They failed to do so by dropping a 5-1 decision to the T-Birds Saturday night and are forced to stay in the fight between trailing Calgary and Lethbridge for the final two playoff spots.
  • Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month: January
    February 01, 2018
    CALGARY - Jesse Lees and Zoe De Beauville of the Cougars hockey teams have been named the Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month for the month of January.
  • Alumni Spotlight: WHL, CW experience paying off for Fiddler overseas
    January 31, 2018
    EDMONTON – One is a resource industry hub on the Canadian Prairies that is the third largest city in its province. The other is a quiet Nordic community that was once the centre of a now-abolished Danish municipality. 
  • Cougars defeated by Dinos in tough weekend sweep
    January 26, 2018
    CALGARY - After last night's thrilling double overtime victory at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the University of Calgary Dinos returned to the Father David Bauer arena in Calgary for a rematch against the Mount Royal Cougars. 
  • Dinos edge MRU in double-OT for third straight year at the 'Dome
    January 25, 2018
    CALGARY- The sixth annual Crowchild Classic game took place at the home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames inside the Scotiabank Saddledome Jan. 25 for a cross-town showdown between Mount Royal University Cougars and rivals Calgary Dinos with 10,478 in attendance.
  • Bisons hand MRU first loss of 2018
    January 20, 2018
    The Mount Royal University Cougars drop their first game of 2018 and have their season-high five game win streak snapped at the hands of the Manitoba Bison who returned the favour Saturday afternoon and held on to a 1-0 win. The man of the night was Bison net-minder Byron Spriggs who got a 36 save shutout.
  • Lanigan’s 26 stops, Lees’ third-period double lead MRU to fifth consecutive win
    January 19, 2018
    CALGARY- Three points separated the Mount Royal Cougars and Manitoba Bisons in the Canada West standings heading into the Jan. 19 match-up at the Flames Community Arenas in Calgary.
  • Cougars clip Pronghorns in Overtime
    January 14, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE – Luke Simpson scored with 38-seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Mount Royal Cougars to a 2-1 win and a season sweep of the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
  • MRU edges Lethbridge in Calgary
    January 12, 2018
    CALGARY- Mount Royal took the lead four times in a back-and-forth affair Friday night and pick up their third win in a row to start the 2018 year against the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-3 at the Flames Community Arenas.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: January 2-8, 2018
    January 08, 2018
    CALGARY - Two hockey players helped their teams earn sweeps this weekend, and they've been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for our first week back from the break.
  • Huge first period powers MRU past Regina
    January 06, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. - The University of Regina men’s hockey team fell victim to a massive first period as Mount Royal scored five goals in the opening frame on the way to an 8-2 victory at The Co-operators Centre on Friday night. Jesse Lees led the charge for MRU, as the blueliner picked up an impressive four goals in Mount Royal’s seventh win of the season. Brad Kennedy chipped in with a goal and three assists while Luke Simpson, Tanner Olstad and Connor Rankin also had goals. Zach McPhee and Cody Fowlie replied for Regina, as the Cougars fall to 3-12-2 on the season. Michael Herringer made the start in goal but was chased after allowing four goals on eight shots. Dawson MacAuley came on in relief and stopped 33 MRU efforts. Cam Lanigan was solid at the other end, making 25 saves on 27 shots. Lees opened the scoring just 1:13 into Friday’s contest, scoring on a point shot where Herringer was heavily screened in front. Olstad made a nice move to add to the lead before Kennedy, Lees and Rankin netted markers to stretch the lead to 5-0 after the first period. Simpson and McPhee exchanged goals near the start of the second period before Lees added his third at the 15:02 mark. Fowlie notched his seventh of the season as Zak Zborosky picked up his second assist of the night at 18:42. Lees added the finishing touches at 6:21 of the third on a goal that was almost identical to his first of the night. The Cougars and Mount Royal will renew hostilities on Saturday afternoon with a 3 p.m. puck drop at The Co-operators Centre.
  • Late goals help MRU Sweep Regina
    January 06, 2018
    Morgan Zulinick scored twice in the third period as Mount Royal took a 4-2 win and the weekend sweep from the University of Regina men's hockey team on Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Hockey Mid-Season Report
    December 06, 2017
    CALGARY - After half a season of action, Mount Royal Cougars sits in fifth place with a record of 6-9-0-1 for a total of 13 points. MRU had the unenviable task of facing off against conference leaders Alberta and Saskatchewan over back-to-back weekends to wrap up the first half, and while the Cougars proved competitive against the Bears and Huskies, they came away without a point from the four games as they dipped to fifth place in the standings after posting a better-than-average record (6-5-0-1) through their first dozen outings.
  • Cougars student-athletes honoured as Academic All-Canadians
    December 05, 2017
    CALGARY – At the Academic All-Canadians breakfast on Dec. 5, presented by Enterprise, forty-one of the Mount Royal University Cougars' student-athletes in four faculties have been named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season. 
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: November 27 - December 3, 2017
    December 04, 2017
    CALGARY - Two hockey players were named the final Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the first half of the varsity season, for the week of November 27 - December 3, 2017.
  • The Cougars end 2017 with a loss as they are swept by the Golden Bears
    December 02, 2017
    EDMONTON - Completing one of the best first halves in Canada West men's hockey history, the University of Alberta Golden Bears earned their 15th win of the season before the Winter Break for the first time since 2004/2005. The Bears scored twice late in the third period to defeat the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 4-2, Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena.
  • Crooks’ double and Burke’s 37 saves help Alberta overcome MRU
    December 01, 2017
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars played in their final home game of the 2017 calendar year on Student Night, hosting the first half of a home-and-home against the national leaders, University of Alberta Golden Bears.The last time these two schools played, MRU had a rude awakening with a 7-1 and 5-0 humbling loss against Alberta on the opening weekend of the Canada West season. The 13-1-0 Golden Bears came into the contest as the first placed national school in U-SPORTS and fresh off a sweep in Vancouver against the Thunderbirds. MRU was looking to bounce back from a gritty weekend against the Saskatchewan Huskies, being swept by them on home ice.
  • Forsberg, Huskies hold off a third-period push from MRU
    November 25, 2017
    CALGARY - “Tonight we play for them” was the theme of the Nov. 24 matchup between host Mount Royal Cougars and the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies. Cougars captain Jamie King stated, “It was really special for us, it’s nice to give back to the military whenever we can. It was a good game for everyone.” The Cougars played in their sixth annual MRU Remembers game inside the Flames Community Arenas in Calgary Friday night, dropping the contest 3-2. The last time these two schools clashed heads was in last years Canada West playoffs where the Huskies swept MRU on home-ice. The first period was a tightly fought affair between the streaking schools, with the Huskies snapping the Alberta Golden Bears’ win streak of 11 games, while MRU Cougars are coming off a sweep against the UBC Thunderbirds.
  • Four second-period goals help Huskies sweep the Cougars in Calgary
    November 25, 2017
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal University Cougars fell 4-1 in round two versus the Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night at the Flames Community Arenas. The Cougars couldn’t stay out of the sin-bin as the Huskies capitalized on three of 12 power plays over the weekend, going two for seven tonight. Both teams were penalized for a combined 10 minutes in the opening frame and a total of 68 for the game.
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