Toronto, ON- For one day, U Sports hockey was the only hockey around. By the end of the day, it joined all other North American sports in suspension due to Coronavirus COVID-19. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments opened on Thursday afternoon with their first set of quarterfinal matchups. There were upsets galore, but that all feels very trivial at this point. The world has … Continue reading U Sports Hockey Championships Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
The best of U Sports men’s hockey have gathered in Halifax for their respective national championship tournaments. However, before the hockey gets underway, the players and coaches who stood out among the rest were honoured for their seasons. SENATOR JOSEPH A. SULLIVAN TROPHY (Player of the Year) & Goaltender of the Year: Taran Kozun Saskatchewan Taran Kozun, the former professional netminder is the first player … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: SMU’s Balmas wins rookie of the year, while season awards are given out
Charlottetown, PEI- The Alberta Pandas will be heading to the 2020 U Sports National Championship in Charlottetown, PEI as tournament favourites on Sunday. All eyes will be on the star-studded Alberta Pandas at this year’s tournament as they are in prime position to add a record ninth U Sports Women’s Hockey Championship to their trophy cabinet and are looking for vengeance after a disappointing fourth … Continue reading U Sports WHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, The Pandas Look to Reign Supreme
Montreal, QC- The U de M Carabins are back, this time with a different medal in sight. A year removed from their performance in last year’s national championship, one where they fought their way to a Bronze Medal, the U de M Carabins women’s hockey team are getting set to improve on that this time around, with a gold medal firmly in their sights. As … Continue reading U Sports WHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, Who are the Montreal Carabins?
Halifax, N.S- Normally in U Sports, the host team of the national tournament has their fair share of struggles, but heading into the 2020 University Cup the Acadia Axemen have a good opportunity to change that narrative. Acadia finished their 2019/20 season with a strong 19-9-2 record which was good enough for second in the AUS. This awarded them with a bye in the first … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, Host Acadia Looks to Make Some Noise
Charlottetown, PEI – The McGill Martlets have managed to become a staple of the U Sports Women’s Hockey National Championships. Since the tournament began in 1998 the Martlets have made 9 appearances (2nd all-time to the Alberta Pandas) and have picked up 4 championship trophies in 2008, 2009, 2011 and most recently 2014. They will get another shot in 2020 as after beating the Montreal … Continue reading U Sports WHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, A look at the McGill Martlets
Saskatoon, SK- Appearing in the University Cup tournament for the 7th time in the last 8 years, the Saskatchewan Huskies are once again looking for redemption. After having medalled only twice in those 7 appearances, the Huskies are striving to reach the pinnacle of U Sports hockey for only the second time in school history. Saskatchewan finished second in Canada West, and after a first … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, Huskies Look to Finally Break Through