The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Three amateur athletes reflect on their mentors and explain what makes them great.

Mount Royal Cougars forward Connor Rankin has had an eventful career in the world of hockey.

From playing in the WHL for the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen to having a tryout with the Edmonton Oilers. Rankin is now at Mount Royal University, where he is working towards both a degree and a continued career in pro hockey.

Have you ever want wanted to work out like a professional athlete? Now you can try working out alongside a pair of Calgary Stampeders, Benjamin D’Aguilar and Adam Thibault. The two athletes are using their years of experience from training both on and off the field to help participants get up and get moving.

Joel Otto remained in Calgary where he has been assistant coach of the city’s WHL team —  the Calgary Hitmen. He had a successful NHL career with the Calgary Flames where he spent 11 seasons playing centerman, but now he’s taken his experience off the ice.