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

Thunderbirds triumph against Vikes under rainy skies

VANCOUVER, BC – Torrid conditions could not halt the Thunderbirds men’s rugby team as they took a 22-7 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes. With a multitude of postponements in the Coastal Cup calendar, a packed Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion was once again present to witness the first Wightman Boot action this year.  The rain held off just for a moment as the game … Continue reading Thunderbirds triumph against Vikes under rainy skies

UBC Men’s Rugby Fall Against the Vancouver Wave

VANCOUVER, BC – The second game of the Coastal Cup was not the result that the UBC Thunderbirds were looking for, falling to the Vancouver Wave Rugby Union 34-22 in a hard-fought battle.  While skies were grey above Gerald McGavin, the crowd certainly didn’t mind one bit. With both teams based in Vancouver, there were many supporters for both sides in the stands, making sure … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby Fall Against the Vancouver Wave

UBC Women’s Soccer take down UNBC to close homestand

Vancouver, BC – The Thunderbirds finished off their home-opening weekend in emphatic style, taking down the UNBC Timberwolves in a 3-0 victory to scoop up all six points on offer.  The crowd once again turned up today on a beautiful afternoon, the sun shining down on Thunderbird Stadium as the two teams got the game underway. Unlike Friday’s match, it was the Timberwolves that seized … Continue reading UBC Women’s Soccer take down UNBC to close homestand

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 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