Self-funded field hockeyers take aim at nationals

The economy has affected almost all of us, and while for most that means a few less dollars to spend, for Dinos Athletics it meant cutting the field hockey program. Last spring the Dinos announced they would be terminating funding to the field hockey team, effectively ending the program. Thanks to some hard work fundraising… Continue reading Self-funded field hockeyers take aim at nationals

Field hockey squad finishes year on high note

Like the ancient Vikings of the past, the University of Victoria Vikes have a certain reputation for being a tough team that raids the opponent’s nets. The University of Calgary Dinos field hokcey teamchanged all of that with a 2-1 victory over them on Saturday. “We really played well and took it to them,” said… Continue reading Field hockey squad finishes year on high note

Dinos pressure not enough to thwart strong T-Birds

Just like the ancient 300 Spartans versus Persia in the Battle of Thermopylae, the University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team constantly forced the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds into defensive mode and made its offence fight for each inch of the field. It ended in a close defeat, however, as the Thunderbirds held off… Continue reading Dinos pressure not enough to thwart strong T-Birds

Field hockey team loses two games, but not spirit

In native mythology, thunderbirds are considered supernatural animals of power and strength. Unfortunately, the University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team have 10 reasons to believe that to be true, after the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds outscored the Dinos 10-0 in two games in stormy weather in B.C. Despite the disappointment, Dinos coach Jenn… Continue reading Field hockey team loses two games, but not spirit

Optimism the key for successful field hockey season

Despite dropping their first two games to the University of Victoria Vikes this past weekend at Hawkings Field, the University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team is optimistic about the direction their squad is taking this season. The youthful Dinos held the strong Vikes team to just one goal in the first half of the… Continue reading Optimism the key for successful field hockey season

Falling in love with Romeo

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? She’s here, at the University of Calgary, and there’s nothing tragic about her as she makes unprecedented waves across campus this fall.The list of accomplishments for 15-year-old Carolina Romeo is long, but you can bet being the youngest athlete to don a Dinos uniform is at the top–… Continue reading Falling in love with Romeo

Field hockey: She shoots, she scores, finally.

“It’s deja vu all over again,” Yogi Bear used to tell his little compatriot Boo-Boo. The field hockey Dinos went winless and scored just one goal for the second disappointing season in a row. First-year Dinos forward Nicole Gains had the honour of scoring the team’s solitary goal in a 6-1 loss to the University… Continue reading Field hockey: She shoots, she scores, finally.

Canada West tourney hits Calgary

The Dinos field hockey season got off to a disappointing, but not wholly unexpected, start Sept. 22-24 as they were defeated in their first three games against Canada West opposition. Playing at the University of Calgary’s Hawking Field, the Dinos lost 6-0 to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, 4-0 to the University of Alberta… Continue reading Canada West tourney hits Calgary