U Sports MHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, UBC’s Miracle on Ice

Vancouver, BC- They are one of the best stories that U Sports hockey has seen in a long time. The UBC Thunderbirds, who were out of a playoff spot in mid-January have qualified for the U Sports national championships this week in Halifax. It’s fair to say that nobody expected them to get to this point. While at least no one in the public was … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, UBC’s Miracle on Ice

U Sports MHKY: Saskatchewan Huskies crowned champions in front of sell out crowd against UBC

Saskatoon, SK- Whether it is a good story or a bad story, all stories must have an ending and that is what happened for both the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the UBC Thunderbirds men’s hockey team on Saturday night. For the Saskatchewan Huskies, it was a good story that reached its conclusion. After a gruelling season where they finished right behind the Alberta Golden … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: Saskatchewan Huskies crowned champions in front of sell out crowd against UBC

U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

Athletes are talented, especially the ones who have made it to the elite levels of the game.  U Sports is one of those levels, but the talent is often overlooked. However, that’s not to say that the unbelievable doesn’t happen. In this column, 49 sports will go into the shots, goals and other plays of the week as well as the more “off-script” events which … Continue reading U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

Rugby: Victoria Vikes prevail over UBC in rugby

Victoria was abuzz this past weekend as their hometown Victoria Vikes captured the men’s national rugby championship. It was their first championship since the national title returned two years ago, with their previous one coming all the way back in 1997. The Vikes defeated their BC and Legends Cup rivals the UBC Thunderbirds, in a match which pitted many familiar faces against one another. The … Continue reading Rugby: Victoria Vikes prevail over UBC in rugby

U Sports Men’s Soccer: A look at the Western flavour on display at National Championships

After they both reached the finals of the Canada West Men’s Soccer this past weekend, it meant that UBC and University of Calgary earned a spot at next week’s National Championships, which will be held in Montreal. After surviving a pair of tense semi-final matches, as Calgary staved off Mount Royal, while UBC cruised past Saskatchawan, they now find themselves at the end of the … Continue reading U Sports Men’s Soccer: A look at the Western flavour on display at National Championships