U SPORTS MHKY: The Stampede of Recruiting

Vancouver, BC- 182 days. The number of days until Jan.1, that’s the earliest point U SPORTS hockey could resume, but the extended offseason hasn’t left teams shy in recruiting.   A few days ago, 49 Sports took a look at all the recruits in the bottom half of Canada West conference, and today we bring you Part 2 of 3, taking a look at the two … Continue reading U SPORTS MHKY: The Stampede of Recruiting

What’s Up With U? Ep.13: Awards, McMaster Football and MHKY Update

Vancouver, BC- This week on the “What’s Up  With U? podcast”, we introduce you to our host format for the foreseeable feature. Ben Steiner, Justin Levine and Casey Dobson are now the three permanent personalities on the show, with Justin returning from some time off.  LISTEN AT BOTTOM OF PAGE But what’s the show actually about? The three talk about the 2020 U SPORTS. Athlete … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Ep.13: Awards, McMaster Football and MHKY Update

Canada West MHKY Recruiting Part 1: The No More, The New Kids and The Rebuilders

Vancouver, BC- Roy T Bennet, author of “The Light in the Heart” described patience as “not the ability to wait, but to be calm no matter what happens.” That sentiment, although far away from sport, makes a lot of sense when describing the recent announcements in U SPORTS hockey recruiting. Although each conference of U SPORTS men’s hockey has suspended competition until at least Jan.1.2021, … Continue reading Canada West MHKY Recruiting Part 1: The No More, The New Kids and The Rebuilders

U SPORTS MBB: McGill Enters the Thorne Era

Vancouver, BC- The U SPORTS basketball coaching carousel continues to spin, but for the first time in a decade, it’s stopped at McGill University.  The Montreal school announced  Ryan Thorne as the head coach of their men’s basketball program, replacing David DeAveiro, who was at the helm for more than a decade.  DeAveiro left for Ryerson University last month after stepping down from the McGill … Continue reading U SPORTS MBB: McGill Enters the Thorne Era

U SPORTS: An Olympic Hopeful and a CPL Player, the 2020 Athlete of the Year Awards

Vancouver, BC- Online and streamed nationally, the U SPORTS Lieutenant governors awards were handed out on CBC Sports.  The awards, usually held in person, were forced online due to the novel coronavirus and health restrictions in the Province of Alberta, however, that doesn’t mean that the show was lacklustre. Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell read out the winners, while notable U SPORTS alumni such as … Continue reading U SPORTS: An Olympic Hopeful and a CPL Player, the 2020 Athlete of the Year Awards

What’s Up With U? Podcast Ep.12: A Call to the Hall, CJFL and NCAA

VANCOUVER, BC- There are less than 30 weeks until U SPORTS could be back! Week by week, we get a bit closer to the return of sports, and week by week,  we at 49 Sports continue to give you the What’s Up With U? Podcast.  Click on the following links to listen on your preferred platform. APPLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY OVERCAST This week’s show is hosted … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Podcast Ep.12: A Call to the Hall, CJFL and NCAA

Finding Nemo: How Rachel Doerrie is Revolutionizing the York Lions Hockey Teams

Toronto, ON- It was the McCaw Cup Final, Courtney Gardiner exploded like a bullet across the ice, and rifled the puck into the net. As the fans went wild and the players spun in celebration, little did people know that Gardiner’s move was something that she had worked on with one of hockey’s smartest minds: Rachel Doerrie. When Doerrie arrived at York University, she entered … Continue reading Finding Nemo: How Rachel Doerrie is Revolutionizing the York Lions Hockey Teams

U SPORTS ROUNDTABLE: A Cancellation Discussion

Vancouver,BC- 49 Sports’ Benjamin Steiner chats with three talented student-athletes on what missing the 2020 fall season means to them. He is joined by the University of Saskatchewan and FISU runner Courtney Hufsmith, University of Calgary football player and Vanier Cup champion Josiah Joseph, as well as Vancouver Whitecaps U23 player and incoming freshman for UBC soccer, Chris Lee.  Video produced by Thomas Pocrnic. Continue reading U SPORTS ROUNDTABLE: A Cancellation Discussion

U SPORTS: Not too Golden, Alberta Suspends Trio of Programs for 2020-21

Vancouver,BC- University sports in Canada was dealt another blow on Wednesday, as the University of Alberta confirmed that none of their two-term sports teams will play in 2021. This affects the hockey, basketball and volleyball programs, who had not had their seasons cancelled entirely.  The university cited financial reasons for the shutdown, specifically the cuts to the Alberta government university grant. Although the government grant … Continue reading U SPORTS: Not too Golden, Alberta Suspends Trio of Programs for 2020-21