"Cougars" is the name of the sports teams of Mount Royal University, located in Calgary, Alberta. It was formerly known as "Mount Royal Junior College" (MRJC) then "Mount Royal College" (MRC) until 2009. Their home arena is the Flames Community Arenas. They are members of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), now known as U Sports.
MRU have played in University, College, Junior A, and Junior B leagues. They were in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) from 1964-65 through 2011-12 before moving up to the CWUAA in the 2012-13 season.
The MRJC Cougars first played in the Calgary Junior B Hockey League (CJBHL), for which there are not many records available. We do know that they won the 1953-54 Alberta Junior B Playoffs, 3 games to 1 over the Drumheller Miners in the final. They then lost the 1954 Alberta-British Columbia Junior B Championship 2 games to 0 to the Trail Smoke Eaters.
It would appear that the Cougars' final season in Junior B was 1956-57. They won the league, however the first place team went on to the provincials that year.
After being in the college ranks for a few years, they returned to junior to play in the Junior A level Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) for two seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. They finished first in 1972 but were ineligible for the playoffs.
In between the stints in junior, the Western Inter-College Conference (WICC) was formed in 1964-65, and changed its name to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in 1969. While in the ACAC the Cougars won two championships as "Mount Royal Junior College", nine as "Mount Royal College", and one as "Mount Royal University". They also claimed four national titles in the CCAA in those years.
In 2012-13 the Cougars moved up to play in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), in the CIS. They made their playoff debut in 2013-14, finishing 5th and losing to the 4th place Manitoba Bisons 2 games to 1. The future additions to the Year-by-Year Results Table will therefore be for the Cougars' results at the university level.
Year-by-Year Results TableEdit
|1954 Alta Jr B||4||3||1||0||12||13||6||champion|
|1954 Alta-BC||2||0||2||0||17||5||4||lost series|
|1957 Calg Jr B||34||16||13||5||152||112||40||4th|
|1958 to 1970||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||missing|
|1973 to 1995||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||missing|
Note: ACAC season records from 1965-66 to 1995-96 are not available to Wikia.
- WICC: 1966, 1969
- ACAC: 1973, 1974, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2011
- CCAA: 1988, 1998, 1999, 2001
Canada West Team SitesEdit
- Alberta Golden Bears
- Calgary Dinosaurs
- Lethbridge Pronghorns
- Manitoba Bisons
- Mount Royal Cougars
- Regina Cougars
- Saskatchewan Huskies
- UBC Thunderbirds
- Calgary Junior B Hockey League
- 1953-54 Alberta Junior B Playoffs
- 1954 Alberta-British Columbia Junior B Championship
- 1956-57 CalJBHL Season
- Alberta Junior Hockey League
- 1970-71 AJHL Season
- 1971-72 AJHL Season
- Canadian Colleges Athletic Association
- Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
- ACAC List of Seasons
- ACAC 2010-11
- U Sports (formerly known as CIS)
- Canada West Universities Athletic Association
- 2012-13 CWUAA Season
- 2013-14 CWUAA Season