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CWHL-Rogers Sportsnet partnership bodes well for women’s hockey

Calgary Inferno players excited for potential growth of game

INFERNOthumbnailAlmost a year after a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal that gave Rogers Communications exclusive Canadian television rights to the NHL, the ever-expanding company made another hockey deal.

On Sept. 30, Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) announced a four-year partnership (financials undisclosed) that will see Sportsnet broadcast three games of the Clarkson Cup Playoffs each season for the next four years, along with several special events each season.

Brenda Andress, the commissioner of the CWHL, said she is excited about the impact of the deal.


Notre Dame Pride edges out St. Francis Browns in last-minute win

Four-year undefeated streak continues for No. 1 team in Canada

TackleTMBLThe Notre Dame Pride have extended their season record to 5-0 after a 21-18 victory over their longtime rivals, the St. Francis Browns, on Friday, Oct. 17.

What started out as a defensive battle turned into an offensive shootout between the two teams. Both offences were fairly stagnant in the first half, but the Browns were the first on the board with a field goal late in the opening quarter. Notre Dame's Avery McCuaig responded with an 82-yard touchdown reception that made the score 7-3 going into halftime.


Calgarian Sang Lee wins first individual golf title

Former Edge School golfer claims Pac-12 victory with Washington State University

sang2With his father watching him compete in post-secondary athletics for the first time, Calgarian Sang Lee had one of the best games of his life in Pullman, Wash. earlier this fall.

The Washington State University (WSU) redshirt senior scored a 6 under par across three rounds to tie for the individual title at his college's home course, Palouse Ridge.

Sang's father, Chan, who had never watched his son play golf in his college career, was persuaded by 22-year-old Sang to come down and watch.


Curtis Glencross: 'I never thought I’d be playing where I am'

This month Curtis Glencross begins the last season of his four-year contract with the Calgary Flames and reflects on perseverance that got him to the NHL

glencrossTMBNLNear the end of last season, the Calgary Journal sat down with Curtis Glencross after practice to discuss a series of injuries that put him out of play, and the winding path he took to become an NHL player. One thing was abundantly clear, it wasn't easy.

Beating the odds. A concept very familiar for Glencross.

Odds that seemed insurmountable in a sport where hard-work is valued at the NHL level, but the majority of scouting directors and player personnel look for talent and prototypes over anything else. Glencross defied that mentality, just as he overcame every obstacle thrown his way during his career.