Category : Sports

Special moments in athletics

This year, like most years, feels like it has flown by, despite it being 365 days, 8,760 hours and 525,600 minutes long. This year, the Ooks have seen a fair share of ups and downs, from hosting the nationals in…

January 4, 2018

Death of Eddies hits former Ook

FC Edmonton is leaving the North American Soccer League after seven years. On Nov. 24, they made a press statement that they will not return in 2018, and as players start to clean their lockers, it’s worth a look at…

January 4, 2018

Ooks no match for Golden Bears

Face-Off 2017 is over, and the U of A trumps the NAIT Ooks again in a charity classic game. Having an 11-1-1-1 record in the ACAC, the Ooks are the best the ACAC can offer, but the first place Golden…

January 4, 2018

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Badminton season takes flight

Shuttlecock season is in full flight and the NAIT Ooks’ badminton team is on the road back to the nationals. Last season was unlike previous years – the team made it to the nationals but won no medals. Prior to…

December 15, 2017

Cassidy Taal chosen to become Ooks coaching apprentice

Cassidy Taal has been chosen by the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Female Coach Apprentice Program to become a coaching apprentice for the NAIT Ooks women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. The goal of the program is to support…

December 15, 2017

Sarah Melenka’s brings inspiration to NAIT volleyball

What’s the biggest difference between sitting volleyball and playing volleyball for the Ooks? “Well, the standing,” Sarah Melenka laughed. Sarah Melenka is a second year member of the women’s volleyball team at NAIT. She is also part of the Canadian…

December 15, 2017

Combat sports suspended

Earlier in the semester I came up with a feature for the sports section called “Fight Corner.” In one of these articles, I expressed how Edmonton’s fight community is thriving and will continue to thrive after the arrival of a…

December 15, 2017

Parents: knock it off

His eyes glowed as the fire roared within him. He’d been prepping for months and finally this was his moment. The crazed father sits up in the stands, more excited than he was for his wedding, as his house league…

December 15, 2017

Last game at Northlands?

On Saturday Dec. 9 at 7 p.m, the NAIT men’s hockey team will face off against the University of Alberta Golden Bears at Northlands Coliseum, the former home of the Edmonton Oilers, known back then as Rexall Place. The game…

November 30, 2017

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Jackson Jacob returns

The Ooks have a player back that helped propel the team into championship contention in his rookie year. Jackson Jacob served as a well needed boost for the Ooks men’s basketball team when he arrived in 2015. He went on…

November 30, 2017