Category : Sports

NAIT recognizes athletes success at yearly ceremony

Women’s soccer player Megan Loyns, left, and men’s badminton player Irman Wadia, right, pose with their hardware after winning Female and Male Athlete of the Year. Photo courtesy of NAIT Athletics.  On April 6, 2018 NAIT held its annual athletic…

April 16, 2018

hockey net

A great team remembered

The NAIT Ooks hockey program holds a very rich history. There is one team in particular that shines amongst the rest – the 84-85 men’s Ooks. The team won all their regular season games, swept their opponents at the nationals…

April 13, 2018

Baseballs in hand

Pro athletes are worth it

Are athletes paid too much money? It’s one of the most debated questions in sports. It also has one of the most obvious answers. No, they aren’t. Now, there’s no question that athletes are getting PAID. The average salary in…

April 13, 2018

NAIT Women's hockey

NAIT athletes honoured

After another season has wrapped up for all Ooks teams, many players and coaches have been honoured for their work. In curling just over a week ago, Jules Owchar received the Curling Canada women’s coaching award, while Jonah Tobinski of…

April 13, 2018

Stars

Believe in yourself

Fifty three per cent. That was my mark in English 30-2 in high school. It was a measly grade to get my diploma for a student who didn’t show up to class and didn’t care. I care now. I’ve been…

April 13, 2018

NAIT Goalie

So close … once again

The mens Ooks hockey team has seen another strong season come to a disappointing close after losing 4-1 in a do-or-die Game 3 final playoff to the MacEwan Griffins last Sunday in the ACAC championships. Griffins goaltender Marc-Olivier Daigle was…

April 1, 2018

Women's Basketball

It’s time to move on …

You don’t know how good you’ve got it until it’s gone. There are things in our lives that are so good, it’s sometimes hard to say good-bye. Saying good-bye to something or someone that provided you with amazing experiences and…

April 1, 2018

NAIT Women's hockey

Reaching for their goals

The NAIT Ooks men’s and women’s hockey teams have had outstanding seasons. Both squads aspired to take home a championship this year. The teams’ two points leaders, Jake Mykitiuk and Kendra Hanson, participated in that hunt. Mykitiuk, a five-foot-seven, second…

April 1, 2018

Baseball diamond

Sport brings us together

Sports can bring people together. It can mend relationships that have been broken or forgotten. It can simply create memories. Connor is a friend of mine from the radio program at NAIT. I’ve developed a strong relationship with him over…

April 1, 2018

Badminton

Top honour for NAIT player

There’s a sense of accomplishment when you achieve your goals. To be recognized for your efforts is an honour and Imran Wadia, a men’s badminton player for the NAIT Ooks, has definitely been recognized. Wadia has been named the Canadian…

April 1, 2018