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 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: 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

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

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 MHKY: Boka Leaves Windsor Spitfires, Commits To Queen’s Gaels In The OUA

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on ThePuckAuthority.com on June 18th. Toronto,ON- After starting off rather quietly with just five recruitments to start the season, Queen’s University broke ground on Wednesday with their sixth addition in right-winger Luke Boka. This was first reported by Victor Findlay of Sauga 960 who said that the school and the OA forward had agreed to terms with a verbal commitment.  As … Continue reading U SPORTS MHKY: Boka Leaves Windsor Spitfires, Commits To Queen’s Gaels In The OUA

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

What’s Up With U? Episode 11: A New Host, CFL and SMU Hockey

Vancouver,BC- In this week’s episode of the What’s Up With U? Podcast, we have a new host! Casey Dobson joins Ben Steiner, filling in for Justin Levine. Ben and Casey talk about U SPORTS football, how U SPORTS affects the Canadian Football League, and specifically how the Montreal Alouettes have an advantage in scouting this year. Other than football, the two compare the best stories … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 11: A New Host, CFL and SMU Hockey