U SPORTS WSOC: National champion Thunderbirds add 8 new recruits

Vancouver, BC- Like a bolt of lightning to their already national championship-winning squad, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer program announced a highly-touted recruiting class ahead of their 2020 campaign.  With the new recruits, they are bringing in talent from a variety of locations, including Canada and the USA, and even different provinces within Canada. The 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer champions have certainly grown with … Continue reading U SPORTS WSOC: National champion Thunderbirds add 8 new recruits

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 MHKY: Canada West teams get set for playoff action

It’s go time in the U Sports conference of Canada West, as the western Canadian provinces prepare to kick off their playoffs on Wednesday. Canada West, similar to the Atlantic Sport Conference has an odd playoff structure, with six teams qualifying for the postseason. The top two teams earn themselves a bye past the first round, while the other four play a best of three … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: Canada West teams get set for playoff action

U Sports Hockey: The playoff race in Canada West is heating up

It’s been another year of exciting hockey in the Canada West conference of U Sports, but as the season nears its end, the playoff picture begins to form. While some of the standings may look similar to past years, there is still a heated battle closer to the bottom for the final post-season slots. Of the eight teams in Canada West, six qualify for the … Continue reading U Sports Hockey: The playoff race in Canada West is heating up

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

Lacrosse: It’s not just the CUFLA repping Canadian universities between the Warriors and Seals

Rarely do you find former U Sports talent on an NLL roster. That’s not the case for the afternoon affair between the Vancouver Warriors and San Diego Seals will feature a special U Sports athlete, but not one who played lacrosse. While there is one player who we will get to later who played U Sports, he is joined by a duo of former CUFLA … Continue reading Lacrosse: It’s not just the CUFLA repping Canadian universities between the Warriors and Seals

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