Category : Sports

Local Boxer Featured in Upcoming Documentary

When you think of a professional boxer, a young, Métis mother of two teenagers might not be what comes to mind. Sheena T. Kaine was raised in Fishing Lake, Alberta, a Métis settlement near Elk Point. Growing up, she was…

August 13, 2018

Indigenous Youth Sports Take Step in Right Direction

The development of Indigenous athletes has historically been in a fashion that suited the “mainstream” Canadian sports systems. The Indian Act and Residential Schools had placed importance on Euro-Canadian sports such as basketball, baseball, and hockey over traditionally-Indigenous games like…

July 30, 2018

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