U SPORTS: Individual Honours Highlight the 2019-20 Wesmen

Vancouver,BC- The Winnipeg Wesmen are often caught in the shadows of their city counterparts, the Manitoba Bisons, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have some great stories.  It’s easy to forget about the University of Winnipeg, that only has a third of the students of the University of Manitoba,  but some of their athletes put Canada West on notice this year. They did not … Continue reading U SPORTS: Individual Honours Highlight the 2019-20 Wesmen

A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

Vancouver, BC- Truth, Duty, Valour. Three words that students at the Royal Military College of Canada live by, and it’s no different for the ones who don the Paladins’ crest in athletic competition.  RMC is different. Everyone there is training to be a part of Canada’s armed forces, and that takes priority over sports. It’s different than at other schools, where academics can slide in … Continue reading A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

U SPORTS WHKY: Pacific Steelers Trio Headed to Trinity Western

The Trinity Western Spartans women’s hockey team has been playing in the South Coast Women’s Hockey League, but are set to join U SPORTS in the fall of 2020. With the change in competition, comes a change in personnel and in this four-part series, we take a look into each of the team’s new faces ahead of the inaugural U SPORTS puck drop. Vancouver, BC- … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Pacific Steelers Trio Headed to Trinity Western

U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

Vancouver, BC- Estelle Duvin has avoided the contentious state that is North American women’s hockey. The former University of Montreal Carabin has turned pro but has not chosen the National Women’s Hockey League or the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She’s avoided it all, and chosen to play in Europe, with TPS Turku of the Finish women’s pro league.  Duvin was born in France and … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

Vancouver, BC- The UBC Thunderbirds may have been the best U SPORTS school this year. All but one of the teams had very strong seasons in a year that can only be seen as a success for the Vancouver school. However, while there were a great number of top stories, we have to narrow it down to two. Women’s Soccer Please, tell me which team … Continue reading Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

LINKS TO THE SHOW: CLICK FOR APPLE PODCASTS CLICK FOR OVERCAST CLICK FOR SPOTIFY You can also search “What’s Up With U?” in your preferred podcast mobile app. Vancouver, BC- This week we welcome Ilya Orlov to the show. Ilya is the Head Coach for the University of Toronto Soccer men’s soccer team and just finished his first season in the role. Prior to coaching … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

Triplet Power: Varsity Blues Hockey Player Joey Manchurek and His Brothers are Dominating TikTok

Vancouver, BC- With matching outfits, a smartphone and some hockey prowess, the Manchurek triplets have become TikTok famous. Joey Machurek, a hockey player with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, was atop the OUA’s western conference in January, but as the season winded down, he and his brothers began to take TikTok by storm. Their fame is not the velvet robes and luxurious clothing of … Continue reading Triplet Power: Varsity Blues Hockey Player Joey Manchurek and His Brothers are Dominating TikTok

What’s Up With U? Episode 7: Rachel Doerrie on U SPORTS Hockey

Toronto,ON- It’s a very big show on the “What’s Up With U?” Podcast this week, as we welcome York Lions Director of Advanced Performance Rachel Doerrie to the show! LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: With Rachel we talk about everything from pizza, to recruits and how advanced hockey analytics helped the Lions this year.  A bit about Rachel Doerrie:  She is a graduate of the … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 7: Rachel Doerrie on U SPORTS Hockey

U SPORTS: The Year’s Best Stories from the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

There were a lot of great moments and stories from across U SPORTS this past year. In this series, 49 Sports takes a look at each school’s best moments. Although there were many great accomplishments, we have kept it to two per school. Enjoy. Vancouver, BC- In this edition of our best stories series, we travel from coast to coast to take a look at the … Continue reading U SPORTS: The Year’s Best Stories from the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

U SPORTS: Acadia’s Best Stories of 2019-20

There were a lot of great moments and stories from across U SPORTS this past year. In this series, 49 Sports takes a look at each school’s best moments. Although there were many great accomplishments, we have kept it to two per school. Enjoy. Vancouver, BC- A great year cut short. It’s the story that so many people are feeling right now, and it is … Continue reading U SPORTS: Acadia’s Best Stories of 2019-20