UBC Men’s Rugby take down TWU to kick off Coastal Cup

VANCOUVER, BC – Spectators packed the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre on a sunny Saturday afternoon, taking in the UBC Thunderbirds’ return to their home ground. The T-Birds men’s rugby squad last played at home against Berkeley 573 days ago, the wait finally over.  The Trinity Western Spartans were the first test that awaited them in the new Coastal Cup, a newly established high-performance championship in … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby take down TWU to kick off Coastal Cup

UBC women’s rugby starts strong, defeat UVic in season opener

Vancouver, BC – It was a return to action worth remembering for the UBC women’s rugby squad in Victoria, the Thunderbirds taking on the Vikes in their season opener. With the team heavily favoured to take the Canada West crown yet again, UBC showed off exactly why.  It was Madison Gold that got the action kicked off for the Thunderbirds, scoring the first try of … Continue reading UBC women’s rugby starts strong, defeat UVic in season opener

UBC Women’s Hockey Preseason Preview

Vancouver, BC – UBC Women’s hockey returns to action on Saturday against the Pacific Steelers, the first of four preseason warmups before the Canada West season gets underway. It has been a long year of waiting, but soon enough, the women in blue and gold will hit the ice.  After a 2019-20 season that saw them bow out in the Canada West semi-finals, just what … Continue reading UBC Women’s Hockey Preseason Preview

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