Dinos capture cast iron cover as fans break attendance record

Since its debut in 2012, the Crowchild Classic has quickly become a highlight on Calgary’s post-secondary sports calendar. The 2016 edition took place on January 21 and drew 12,859 fans to set an all-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport attendance record. The University of Calgary Dinos took on the Mount Royal Cougars in both women’s and men’s hockey action. The Dinos men’s team pulled off their victory in an overtime battle to beat the Cougars 2 -1.

SAIT photojournalism majors were there to tell the story of the games in pictures, both on the ice and in the stands. And tell it they did: the five second-year students dispatched to Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome filed a great set of photographs, the best of which are shown below.

Fan Fever: Mount Royal University Cougars hockey fans Jacob Davie, left, Ashley Webber and Mathew Louis celebrate their team's first goal. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Fan Fever: Mount Royal University Cougars hockey fans Jacob Davie, left, Ashley Webber and Mathew Louis celebrate their team’s first goal. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Record-Breaking: The Mount Royal University Cougars and the University of Calgary Dinos match drew an impressive 12,859 fans. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Record-Breaking: The Mount Royal University Cougars and the University of Calgary Dinos match drew an impressive 12,859 fans. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Dino Might : University of Calgary Dinos defenceman Max Ross, right, maintains control of the puck despite a close encounter from Mount Royal Cougars defenceman Mackenzie Johnston. Ross went on to score the winning overtime goal. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Dino Might : University of Calgary Dinos defenceman Max Ross, right, maintains control of the puck despite a close encounter from Mount Royal Cougars defenceman Mackenzie Johnston. Ross went on to score the winning overtime goal. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Mitt Management: Mount Royal University Cougars goalie Cam Lanigan keeps his eye on the puck to make a solid save during the action-packed hockey match against the University of Calgary Dinos. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Mitt Management: Mount Royal University Cougars goalie Cam Lanigan keeps his eye on the puck to make a solid save during the action-packed hockey match against the University of Calgary Dinos. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Ice Maker: Mount Royal Cougars goalie Cam Lanigan, right, receives an ice storm courtesy of University of Calgary Dinos forward Spencer Edwards. (Photo by Kyle Meller/The Press)
Ice Maker: Mount Royal Cougars goalie Cam Lanigan, right, receives an ice storm courtesy of University of Calgary Dinos forward Spencer Edwards. (Photo by Kyle Meller/The Press)
Dino Choir: University of Calgary Dinos fans sing Sweet Caroline. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Dino Choir: University of Calgary Dinos fans sing Sweet Caroline. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Panefull Hit: A cameraman takes cover as Cougars forward Tanner Olstad, left, collides with Dylan Walchuk, sending him up into the glass. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Panefull Hit: A cameraman takes cover as Cougars forward Tanner Olstad, left, collides with Dylan Walchuk, sending him up into the glass. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Dino Double Duty: Dinos goalie Steven Stanford, left, and Alex Dzielski pair up tight to protect the net against the attacking Mount Royal University Cougars. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Dino Double Duty: Dinos goalie Steven Stanford, left, and Alex Dzielski pair up tight to protect the net against the attacking Mount Royal University Cougars. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Cougar Cuddle: Mount Royal University defenceman Matt Bellerive, left, celebrates a goal with defenceman Mackenzie Johnston. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Cougar Cuddle: Mount Royal University defenceman Matt Bellerive, left, celebrates a goal with defenceman Mackenzie Johnston. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Standout Fan : Steven Heits shows his commitment to the Dinos by donning his bright red morphsuit. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Standout Fan : Steven Heits shows his commitment to the Dinos by donning his bright red morphsuit. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Sad Seven: Dinos defenceman Max Ross looks on as the Mount Royal Cougars group hug on the ice to celebrate their first goal of the game. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Sad Seven: Dinos defenceman Max Ross looks on as the Mount Royal Cougars group hug on the ice to celebrate their first goal of the game. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Battle Cry: Mount Royal University Cougars fan Jacob Davie screams his support during the physical game against the University of Calgary Dinos. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Battle Cry: Mount Royal University Cougars fan Jacob Davie screams his support during the physical game against the University of Calgary Dinos. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Cougar Collapse: Dinos defenceman Max Ross, left, takes down Cougars forward Connor Rankin against the boards. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Cougar Collapse: Dinos defenceman Max Ross, left, takes down Cougars forward Connor Rankin against the boards. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Captured Cat: A Mount Royal Cougars fan poses for a fun Instagram photo during the intermission. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Captured Cat: A Mount Royal Cougars fan poses for a fun Instagram photo during the intermission. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Snapped Shot : Dinos goalie Steven Stanford, right, makes a save. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Snapped Shot : Dinos goalie Steven Stanford, right, makes a save. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Fan Frenzy: Dino fans sing and cheer on their team during the tight-scoring game against the Mount Royal Cougars. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Fan Frenzy: Dino fans sing and cheer on their team during the tight-scoring game against the Mount Royal Cougars. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Dino Dump: Dinos defenceman Max Ross, left, shoves Cougars forward Connor Ranki. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Dino Dump: Dinos defenceman Max Ross, left, shoves Cougars forward Connor Ranki. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Dino Delight: Dinos forward Adam Kambeitz, centre, smiles with success after an overtime goal seals the victory against the Mount Royal Cougars. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
Dino Delight: Dinos forward Adam Kambeitz, centre, smiles with success after an overtime goal seals the victory against the Mount Royal Cougars. (Photo by Kenneth Appleby/The Press)
About Victoria Vadeboncoeur 1 Article
As a photojournalism major in the journalism program at SAIT, Victoria Vadeboncoeur worked as a photographer for The Press during the 2015-16 academic year.

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