April 2006 ISSUE

Michael Moroskat


Geoscience Students Plot Revenge After Hockey Loss


University of Alberta
Student Contributor (Geosciences)

On March 4 the Rock Stars of the University of Calgary and our Dirty Ores met in Edmonton for a duel on ice. Yes, it was time again to play hockey for the Trad Cup.

In contrast to last year, Calgary brought a full roster up to Edmonton, which gave us a hint that they were serious about claiming the prize as their own.

The puck dropped at 9:45 p.m. and the game was on with a crowd of cheering fans to aid in the excitement. The game was fast paced and proved to be an even battle that excited both fans and players alike.

Players on the two Trad Cup teams pose for a post-game photo. Calgary won this year — but Edmonton thinks next year’s team will bring the cup back north.

In the end it was Calgary that came out on top, edging out the Dirty Ores by a score of 5-3.

I would like to congratulate the Rock Stars on their victory — but they should know it is not over. Edmonton will want that cup back when March rolls around in 2007.

Thanks to the Rundle Group and the Geophysics Student Society for sending a good group of players to compete in a great game.

Speaking of competitions, the P.S. Warren Geological Society recently held its executive elections for  2006/2007. We had a good turnout of nominees for the positions for the next academic year and just as good a turnout of people wishing to help along the democratic process.

Many of the election hopefuls are currently in their second year so there will be a nice influx of new faces to the scene, many of whom will be around for a couple years to come.
Good luck to the new members. One of them, by the way, will take over this column for me, come the next academic year.

Plans are finished and everyone in the graduating class for 2006 was ready for our banquet on March 24 — after The PEGG deadline. It was a time to celebrate with those who have spent much time together for the last four or five years, and a time to reminisce while watching the traditional slide show.

After the banquet weekend the same group gathered on a Saturday morning to participate in the ring ceremony. I think many people graduating in the geosciences are excited to receive their Earth Ring, as it is a suiting symbol of their accomplishments.

Author Credits

University of Alberta
Student Contributor (Geosciences)