The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

Seasoned player has seen a lot of changes in the game she loves

thumb Jesslyn LegasseFor at least one member of the Mount Royal University women's hockey team, the game is more than a hobby — it is a passion.

Jesslyn Legasse, a fifth year student athlete, has been playing hockey since she was four, learning to skate from her father and playing with her brothers.

"When I was growing up I used to watch a lot of hockey with my dad. My older brother played hockey, it was always a family thing. I was always around the rink it was natural."

Canadian National Team once again going for gold

thumb hockey-sticksThe last World Sledge Hockey Challenge in April 2011 in London, Ont., saw Canada come out on top, beating out Norway for the gold medal win.

Kids learn 'police are people too, they are there to help

thumb Gathering-in_copyThe locker rooms in a hockey arena buzz with children looking for hockey skates, helmets and gloves before heading on the ice.

Volunteers — parents and police officers — assist by tying up skates and helping children look for equipment that's been spread all over the floor.

Undefeated Ooks take home ACAC gold

thumb Bittersweet_silver_copyPlaying for gold, glory and a ticket to nationals in Quebec meant stakes were high when the Mount Royal University Cougars squared off against the NAIT Ooks in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference finals on Oct. 30.