Sport shorts: Dinos nab new QB; Boyles named athletic director

By Brad Halasz

Dinos land new quarterback

Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s 2007 most valuable football player is now a part of the University of Calgary Dinos organization.

Hec Crighton trophy winner Erik Glavic has transferred for the 2009 winter semester and will be on board for the 2009 season.

The 22-year-old Glavic comes from the 2007 Vanier Cup runner-up St. Mary Huskies.

Men’s hockey can’t find W’s

It wasn’t the fresh start of the new year the University of Calgary Dinos men’s hockey team were looking for last weekend as they fell victim to the first place University of Alberta Golden Bears twice in a home-and-home series.

The two losses gives the Dinos a 6-11-1 record.

They sit in sixth place in the seven-team Canada West conference, with only one more win than the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

The team will get a week off to regroup before they head to Saskatchewan to take on the University of Regina Cougars in two afternoon games Jan. 24 and 25.

Women’s hockey continues to win

The University of Calgary women’s hockey team has carried their dominating ways into the new year with a 7-0 beating of the Mount Royal College Cougars at the Olympic Oval on Jan. 10.

Dinos goalie Katie Urness set an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conferences record for most shutouts in a year with her fifth.

Rookie Sinead Tracy tallied a hat-trick during the game.

The win keeps the team at the top of the standings with a 9-2 record.

Men’s b-ballers on top

The University of Calgary men’s basketball team have continued their winning ways with a 3-1 record since New Year’s.

Their latest victories came in the form of a two-game sweep of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Jan. 9–10.

The Dinos sit comfortably on top of Central Division of the Canada West conference with a 12–2 record, far ahead of the second place University of Alberta Golden Bears who are 8–6.

With eight Canada West games remaining, the Dinos have put themselves in a comfortable position for the playoff run, but can’t become complacent down the stretch.

They travel south to take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns in a two-game series Jan. 16–17.

Women’s basketball struggles

At 6–8, the University of Calgary Women’s basketball squad has some hills to climb during their eight remaining games.

They are currently eight points behind the University of Alberta Pandas, who are sitting in teh second place position in the Central division of the Canada West conference.

The Dinos started 2009 with four straight losses. It could be worse, they could be sitting in the basement with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, who have only won two games this season.

The Dinos travel to Lethbridge this weekend to play the Pronghorns in a two-game series.

Women’s volleyball makes the push for playoffs

The University of Calgary women’s volleyball squad was busy over the semester break as they inched their way closer to clinching a playoff spot.

They are currently tied for second in the Canada West standings with the University of Brandon Bobcats.

The University of Alberta Pandas have already clinched a playoff spot, and with the University of Manitoba Bisons nipping at the heels of the Dinos, they will be looking to continue their dominance in their eight remaining matches.

Kevin Boyles named Athletic Director

After a year of learning the ropes as the interim University of Calgary Athletic Director, Kevin Boyles has been named to the position permanently.

During his year as interim director, Boyles helped see through many transitional changes in the Dinos Athletic structure including a focus on core programs and a restructuring of administrative staff.

Boyles is no stranger to Dinos excellence. A native of Calgary and a Dino alumni, Boyles has added to an impressive list of credentials over the years including being a member of the 1989 undefeated volleyball team that won the CIAU championship.

More recently, he was head coach of the Dino women’s volleyball team, finishing an impressive 20–2 in his second year as coach.

His 140–44 all-time record won his team three Canada West championships and the 2004 Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship. He was also named 2005 CIS coach of the year.

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