The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


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.

Running is one of the most popular activities in the world, however, it results in nearly half of all runners experiencing an injury each year. These injuries aren’t limited to professional athletes but can affect recreational runners to the same extent, according to Reed Ferber. This University of Calgary researcher and director of the Running Injury Clinic, Ferber believes he has the solution to overcoming these injuries.

As Calgary approaches its 30th anniversary of hosting the 1988 Winter Olympics, questions around its sporting legacy, and the infrastructure that support it, are at the forefront.

In a split second, one sound – pop – changed everything about the next year of Maria Blanco Belver’s life.

An 18-year-old Mount Royal Cougars basketball recruit who moved from Spain to Canada three years ago, Blanco was trying to prove that although she stood at a mere five-foot-three, she deserved to start on head coach Nathan McKibbon’s university squad.