Wrestling: Huskies Highlight U SPORTS Wrestlers Named to Wrestling Canada’s Program

Ottawa,ON- Wrestling Canada Lutte’s (WCL) NextGen program is designed to provide resources to wrestlers who are “trending five to eight years out from an Olympic Podium” according to the wrestling Canada website. U23 wrestlers are able to participate in a camp based system that includes two domestic camps, an international tour and target competition.  The program is divided into two tiers. The 2020-21 tier includes … Continue reading Wrestling: Huskies Highlight U SPORTS Wrestlers Named to Wrestling Canada’s Program

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 MHKY: Laurier Bolster Roster with 11 New Faces

Kitchener, ON- As they look to the upcoming season, Wilfrid Laurier Athletics announced eleven recruits for the men’s hockey program last Monday. Following a season that ended with a record of 13-12-2, head coach Greg Puhalski announced the additions of one goalie, three defensemen and seven forwards. Coming from across Ontario and Canada’s maritimes to pursue academics and high-level hockey, these players bring a certain skill … Continue reading U SPORTS MHKY: Laurier Bolster Roster with 11 New Faces

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

2019-20 Reflection: Bountiful Mounties’ Pride in Sackville

Sackville, N.B.- A tiny school with a lot of pride, the Mounties out of Mount Allison made their presence known across the Atlantic university athletic landscape over the course of the 2019-2020 season.  Women’s Volleyball: Pride on Home Court It was an impressive season for the Mounties, capped off by a silver medal at the ACAA Championships. The New Brunswick school earned a 13-5 record … Continue reading 2019-20 Reflection: Bountiful Mounties’ Pride in Sackville

U SPORTS Reflections: Concordia’s Medals on the Mat

Montréal, QC- The Concordia University Stingers made their presence felt at the U SPORTS national wrestling championships at Brock University this spring. With 12 athletes earning a shot at national glory, and nine still in contention on Day 2, the Montréal school came home with seven national medals, including a team podium finish for the men.  Wrestling- Making Their Mark on the National Mat The … Continue reading U SPORTS Reflections: Concordia’s Medals on the Mat

U SPORTS WHKY: Manitoba Bison Graduate Joins PWHPA

Winnipeg, MB- Another Canada West graduate has joined the PWHPA. University of Manitoba forward Jordyn Zacharias joined last week after finishing her career with the Bisons. She’s the second Canada West signing in two months after former Alberta Panda Alex Poznikoff joined in late May. Zacharias had a tremendous 5 year university career. After playing 18 NCAA games with the University of Connecticut as a … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Manitoba Bison Graduate Joins PWHPA

U SPORTS Reflections: Dalhousie Roar in Track and Field

Halifax, N.S.-  The Dalhousie Tigers continued their dominance of the AUS track and field circuit, with both the men’s and women’s teams taking home conference banners. The 2020 titles marked the women’s 31st consecutive banner, while it was the men’s sixth. Not only did the teams maintain their status, each had an athlete claim the top spot on a podium at the U SPORTS national … Continue reading U SPORTS Reflections: Dalhousie Roar in Track and Field

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