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Overview

"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 U Sports.

History

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.


Junior Seasons

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.

College Seasons

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.


University Seasons

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 Table

Junior Seasons

Year/Comp. GP W L T GF GA Pts Placing
1954 Alta Jr B 4 3 1 0 12 13 6 champions
1954 Alta-BC 2 0 2 0 17 5 4 lost series
1957 Calg Jr B 34 16 13 5 152 112 40 4th
1957 Playoffs 7 5 2 0 42 35 10 champions
1958 to 1970 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? missing
1971 AJHL 50 25 18 7 243 227 57 3rd
1971 Playoffs 5 1 4 0 - - 2 semi-finals
1972 AJHL 48 35 13 0 250 151 70 1st

College Seasons

Year/Comp. GP W L T GF GA Pts Placing
1973 to 1988 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? missing
1988 ACAC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? champions
1988 CCAA 4 4 0 0 33 22 8 gold
1989 to 1995 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? missing
1996 ACAC 22 17 5 0 125 89 34 1st
1996 Playoffs 10 5 5 0 - - 10 finalist
1997 ACAC 22 16 6 0 134 72 32 1st
1997 Playoffs 4 1 3 0 - - 2 semi-finals
1998 ACAC 24 19 3 2 145 65 40 1st
1998 Playoffs 2 2 0 0 11 6 4 champions
1998 CCAA 2 2 0 0 13 4 4 gold
1999 ACAC 28 18 10 0 135 71 36 3rd
1999 Playoffs 10 7 3 0 48 31 14 champions
1999 CCAA 3 3 0 0 24 6 6 gold
Year/Comp. GP W L OL GF GA Pts Placing
2000 ACAC 28 21 7 0 187 96 42 2nd
2000 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 5 8 1 semi-finals
2001 ACAC 28 22 5 1 158 73 45 1st
2001 Playoffs 5 5 0 0 23 14 10 champions
2001 CCAA 3 3 0 0 42 3 6 gold
2002 ACAC 28 14 8 6 139 111 34 4th
2002 Playoffs 3 1 2 0 9 13 2 qter-finals
2003 ACAC 28 14 9 5 178 125 33 5th
2003 Playoffs 2 0 2 0 4 9 0 qter-finals
2004 ACAC 28 10 14 4 95 110 24 6th
2004 Playoffs 6 2 4 0 15 26 4 semi-finals
2005 ACAC 24 14 8 2 122 80 30 4th
2005 Playoffs 8 4 4 0 27 33 8 semi-finals
2006 ACAC 24 13 9 2 91 94 28 2nd
2006 Playoffs 10 6 2 2 40 32 14 champions
2007 ACAC 24 17 6 1 142 81 35 2nd
2007 Playoffs 4 1 3 0 8 14 2 semi-finals
2008 ACAC 24 13 8 3 102 78 29 4th
2008 Playoffs 5 2 3 0 10 13 4 semi-finals
2009 ACAC 28 20 8 0 85 40 40 3rd
2009 Playoffs 12 7 4 1 47 37 15 finalist
2010 ACAC 28 21 6 2 137 71 44 2nd
2010 Playoffs 3 0 3 0 5 10 0 semi-finals
2011 ACAC 28 19 6 3 101 53 41 2nd
2011 Playoffs 4 1 2 1 15 12 3 semi-finals
2012 ACAC 28 22 2 4 126 64 48 1st
2012 Playoffs 4 1 3 0 13 14 2 semi-finals

Note: ACAC season records from 1965-66 to 1995-96 are not available to Wikia.

University Seasons

Year/Comp. GP W L OL GF GA Pts Placing
2013 CWUAA 28 7 19 2 72 14 16 7th
2014 CWUAA 28 11 14 3 80 111 25 5th
2014 Playoffs 3 1 2 0 5 8 2 qter-finals
2015 CWUAA 28 17 10 1 84 75 35 3rd
2015 Playoffs 6 3 3 0 18 16 6 semi-finals
2016 CWUAA 28 17 8 3 100 73 37 3rd
2016 Playoffs 4 2 2 0 14 16 4 semi-finals
2017 CWUAA 28 15 11 2 99 80 32 4th
2017 Playoffs 5 2 3 - 20 12 4 semi-finals
2018 CWUAA 28 12 14 2 80 94 26 6th
2018 Playoffs 4 2 2 - 12 15 4 semi-finals
2019 CWUAA 28 12 11 5 87 76 31 5th
2019 Playoffs 4 2 2 - 11 15 4 semi-finals
2020 CWUAA 28 18 8 2 108 86 38 4th
2020 Playoffs 3 1 2 - 11 12 1 qter-finals
2021 CWUAA season cancelled due to covid-19 -
2022 CWUAA 20 13 6 1 92 63 27 3rd
2022 playoffs 5 3 2 - 11 14 6 semi-finals

Commemorations

Championships

JUNIOR

  • CJBHL: 1954, 1957
  • Alberta Junior B: 1954
  • AJHL: 1972 (regular season)

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

  • CWUAA: none


University Cups

none

Pictures

MRC Cougars 1971

MRU 2011 ACAC championship

2013 MRU

2016 Crowchild Classic

2017 Crowchild Classic

2017 Crowchild Classic

2017-18 Mount Royal University Cougars

2018-19 Mount Royal University Cougars


Alternate Logos

1970-71
MRC Cougars puck

1975-94
MRC Cougars puck

MRU blue square
on entry to the CW

MRU circle

MRU banner
to 2016

Mount Royal Cougars
2017 CW rebranding

MRU 2017 banner

MRU 2017 head only left

MRU 2017 head only right

MRU 2017 head only white

MRU 2017 head only blue

Mount Royal Cougars
2017 CW rebranding


Links

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Former CW Teams

ACAC Teams

Former Teams

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