U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules

Hamilton, ON- The picture has shifted since my first edition of bracketology. With the Canada West and AUS playoffs wrapped up and the OUA playoffs underway, there is notable movement in the potential seeding for nationals in Edmonton in early April.   One of the biggest storylines is the strength of the Canada West conference, which has the chance to land four teams at nationals. The … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules

Pace and shooting power McMaster past Lakehead and into OUA semifinal

HAMILTON, ON – It seems fitting the McMaster men’s basketball team’s opening playoff game was the Lakehead Thunderwolves.  Patrick Tatham and his squad opened the season with a pair of games at home against the Thunderwolves. They squandered a double-digit lead in their season opener, a game that offered a lot of lessons going forward. The Marauders finished with an 11-5 record, good for second … Continue reading Pace and shooting power McMaster past Lakehead and into OUA semifinal

U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?

HAMILTON, ON – With playoff time just around the corner for most conferences (and already underway in the Canada West), the race to the U Sports men’s basketball nationals continues to heat up. Having looked at the potential women’s field previously, here’s how the men’s bracket is shaping up so far. This version of bracketology is following the great ones done by Neate Sager and … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?

U Sports MHKY: Gee-Gees beat Stingers to book spot in Queen’s Cup

Montreal, QC – After beating the Concordia Stingers by a 3-2 final on Thursday evening, it was the offence that spoke for Ottawa in game two on Saturday at Ed Meagher Arena. As such, after two quick games which saw non-stop aggression despite limited scoring, it was the Gee-Gees coming out on top after beating the Stingers by a 7-2 final. Entering game two on … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: Gee-Gees beat Stingers to book spot in Queen’s Cup

U Sports MHKY: OUA West teams take first strides towards nationals

The Queen’s cup playoffs began on Wednesday with three of the four OUA Western Conference matchups playing their first game of a best of three series. Justin Levine (@JustinLevineHBS) recaps all of the action. Toronto, ON- After a season full of talent and promise, the Queen’s Cup Playoffs started Wednesday in Thunder Bay as the Ryerson Rams started first round action with a visit to … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: OUA West teams take first strides towards nationals

U Sports Soccer: Gee-Gee’s are a good good soccer team and are now world champions

Canada’s national soccer team is not going to be hosting a world cup anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that a world cup trophy is not going to touch down in the great white north. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gee’s women’s soccer team captured Canada’s first-ever U Sports soccer world championship Sunday morning, defeating Brazil’s Paulista University 1-0 in the FISU Women’s World Cup final. … Continue reading U Sports Soccer: Gee-Gee’s are a good good soccer team and are now world champions