2018-19 MRU Cougars Men's Hockey News

  • Cougars move onto semi-finals with win 5-2 against UBC
    February 17, 2019
    VANCOUVER – The Mount Royal Cougars came back from a second period deficit, scoring the final four goals in a 5-2 victory to defeat the UBC Thunderbirds in the third and deciding game of the Canada West quarter-final series Sunday night at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • T-Birds force game three, down Cougars 3-1
    February 16, 2019
    VANCOUVER – Tyler Sandhu scored twice while Rylan Toth was spectacular in net as the UBC Thunderbirds staved off elimination with a 3-1 win Saturday night over the Mount Royal Cougars at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to force a third and deciding game in the best-of-three Canada West quarter-final series.
  • Cougars take game 1 in Vancouver
    February 15, 2019
    VANCOUVER – The Mount Royal Cougars struck first in the Canada West quarter-final earning a 4-2 win over the host UBC Thunderbirds Friday night at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
  • Breakout Offense Powers ‘Horns Past Cougars
    February 09, 2019
    With seven different players registering points for the home side, and a stellar 35 save performance from Taz Burman, the sixth-place University of Lethbridge Pronghorns power through the fifth-place Mount Royal University Cougars by a score of 6-2, in what was the final regular season game for both teams on Saturday.
  • Cougars take home big win on senior night
    February 08, 2019
    CALGARY- The Lethbridge Pronghorns took a trip up the highway 2 for the first half of a home-and-home in the final weekend of Canada West regular season action, looking to redeem a sweep at hands of the Mount Royal Cougars from earlier in the season, but instead they fell 5-2 to open the set.
  • Cougars suffer 6-1 defeat in Saskatoon
    February 02, 2019
    Jesse Forsberg tallied twice while Carter Folk, Collin Shirley and Sam Ruopp all added a goal to help the Huskies sweep Mount Royal and move their record to a conference-best 23-3 in the process.
  • Morris makes 42 saves as Cougars fall 1-0 in OT
    February 01, 2019
    SASKATOON – Levi Cable's game winner 1:35 into the second overtime frame was enough to give the University of Saskatchewan men's hockey team the victory over the Mount Royal Cougars by a score of 1-0 on Friday, Feb. 1 at Merlis Belsher Place.
  • Dinos win 2019 Crowchild Classic with three seconds left
    January 29, 2019
    CALGARY- University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars are separated by a few kilometers down the road, and own one of the most unique rivalries across Canada. For the seventh straight season, the Dinos and Cougars clashed inside the Scotiabank Saddledome, in front of a capacity crowd of 11,490.
  • Cougars fall to Dinos in Crowchild Classic preview game
    January 25, 2019
    CALGARY- Four points separated inner-city rivals Mount Royal and the University of Calgary heading into their third meeting of the season, but the outcome favoured the Dinos once again, stealing points on the road with a 3-1 win.
  • Crosstown smackdown especially special for Cougar seniors
    January 23, 2019
    CALGARY - Not many athletes get to experience it, and not many memories can top it.
  • Cougars suffer second consecutive 5-0 loss
    January 19, 2019
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars welcomed the defending national champions Alberta Golden Bears for the second time on home ice but couldn’t avoid the weekend sweep, suffering a 5-0 loss after getting their eight-game unbeaten streak in regulation snapped the night prior.
  • Cougars shutout in Edmonton
    January 18, 2019
    EDMONTON - For the second and final time this season, the University of Alberta Golden Bears played host to the Mount Royal Cougars.
  • Cougars clinch playoff spot with win in Winnipeg
    January 12, 2019
    WINNIPEG — A two-goal second period helped lift the Mount Royal Cougars to a 4-1 win over the Manitoba Bisons on Saturday afternoon at Wayne Fleming Arena. The win also secured a playoff spot for the visitors.
  • Late-game surge gives Mount Royal a 5-2 win over Manitoba
    January 11, 2019
    WINNIPEG — After a battle in the second period, the Mount Royal Cougars held the game in the third to secure a 5-2 road win against the Manitoba Bisons on Friday night (Jan. 11) at Wayne Fleming Arena. 
  • Watson's big weekend highlighted by Canada West
    January 10, 2019
    CALGARY - Jamal Watson's big weekend was also highlighted by Canada West. The 3rd year business major was named Canada West third star of the week and CW-WHL second star of the week.
  • Cougars' special-teams dominate UBC in redemption sweep
    January 05, 2019
    CALGARY- Two power play and two shorthanded goals was the main factor in the rubber match between the Mount Royal Cougars and UBC Thunderbirds Saturday afternoon as the Cougars return the favour and redeemed an early-season sweep of the ‘Birds with a 5-1 scoreline.
  • Lindgren and the Cougars clip T-Birds to open 2019
    January 04, 2019
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal University Cougars opened their 2019 calendar year with a 5-2 win at home against visiting UBC Thunderbirds Friday night at the Flames Community Arenas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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' 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.
  • Huskies sweep Cougars for tenth straight win
    November 17, 2018
    CALGARY, AB - The Mount Royal University Cougars kept it close, but had their third period comeback bid fall short against top dogs of Canada West, Saskatchewan Huskies who completed the sweep of the Cougars with a 4-2 result Saturday night at the Flames Community Arenas.
  • Huskies squeak by Cougars
    November 16, 2018
    CALGARY, AB - An emotional match took place at the Flames Community Arenas Friday night for the seventh annual MRU Remembers event, held in appreciation of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Mount Royal University Cougars hosted first place Saskatchewan Huskies to open their weekend set, dropping a 3-2 contest in the fifth period of play.
  • Cain Franson's goal sinks Cougars
    November 10, 2018
    CALGARY – The University of Calgary Dinos extended their win streak to six games, topping the Mount Royal University Cougars 3-2, Saturday night at the Father David Bauer Arena.
  • Cougars look to rebound after 4-1 defeat to Dinos
    November 09, 2018
    CALGARY- The first hockey instalment of the Crowchild Classic of the 2018/2019 took place at the Flames Community Arenas Friday night as Mount Royal was looking to build off their sweep of the Manitoba Bisons coming off the bye week, but had their momentum snapped at the hands of their crosstown rival Calgary Dinos 4-1.
  • Cougars sweep Bisons with 4-2 win
    October 27, 2018
    CALGARY - On Saturday afternoon, the Mount Royal Cougars and the Manitoba Bisons faced off for the second day in a row at the Flames Community Hockey Arenas, with the Cougars coming in after breaking their losing streak with a 6-1 victory against the Bisons the day before.
  • Cougars earn big win over Manitoba
    October 26, 2018
    CALGARY- In their first meeting since the quarter-finals last season, the Mount Royal Cougars won 6-1 against the Manitoba Bisons to snap a four-game losing skid at the Flames Community Arenas on Friday night.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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