2016 was a wild year. And like any wild year, we can find several memorable moments that really just jump out at us. Here are our defining sport moments of the year as we crawl and hobble our way towards 2017
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While the stands of the 6,500-seat arena never appeared to be sold out, the home crowd made sure that the noise level was never short of ear-piercing as they cheered for Canadian swimmers. The T-Birds were well represented at the championships, with
Off we went up the gondola, all bundled up in our snow gear and squished-in like a can of sardines, to the top of Grouse Mountain. After the short trip up, we strapped on our snowshoes and took off into the foggy winter wonderland spread out in front
Going into the playoffs, the ’Birds held a 6-0-2 season record, topping the Canada West division. The team then picked up wins against the Toronto Varsity Blues and Guelph Gryphons and a tie against Victoria before defeating the Vikes in the gold m
Tucked away in eastern BC, just before Alberta, Bugaboo Provincial Park is one of those gems that our trip-planner Ori insisted we had to do before the season closed. Any hope of finding signal was long gone and we were blankly staring at a badly-pi
“There is excitement for the space from the academic faculties,” said Stephane Delisle, senior manager of programs and facilities at the Aquatic Centre. “Due to the accessibility of the facility, there are physical therapy and rehabilitation capabili
After a couple more competitions in Victoria and Boston, the teams headed to the Niagara Region in early November for the Canadian University Rowing Championships, which was held in the small city of Welland, Ontario. Men’s team coach Mike Pearce emp
Birds kept getting buckets in whatever way they liked, whereas Heat players threw one brick after another in the face of stifling Birds’ defence. Full-court pressure from the Birds forced consecutive turnovers from the Heat and turned the majority o
Winning 2-1 on Friday night, UBC found themselves going into the Christmas break on a loss as Calgary came back Saturday to defeat the T-Birds 4-1. With these two results, the ’Birds go into Winter break with a 5-10-1 record. They now sit in s
Our objective was the Grand Sentinel — to summit the 100+ metre obelisk quartzite rock tower via the southeast arête, referred to as ‘Cardiac Arête’. The pillar was located on the back side of Pinnacle Mountain in Banff National Park, also kno
Hearthstone somehow isn’t an actual physical card game. Then again, instead of being a Thunderbird and making coach Butenschon proud, I’m still playing NHL games on my PlayStation, so who am I to judge?
The T-Birds would actually win five out of six relays over the weekend, losing only the men’s 4x100m medley relay to the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Switching back to individual events, the men’s 50m freestyle was dominated by the ’Birds.
“[The men’s team was] ranked number one for a good chunk of the year and even with a mile to go, we were leading in the race and just faltered in the last 1,600 meters,” said Primeau. “I think they’re already all hungry for 2017.”
UBC had more bench points at 24 compared to 18 from Victoria, 23 points off of turnovers compared to 15 from Victoria, and were tied with Vikes with 30 points inside the paint. UBC has played six games so far, while Canada West leader Alberta has pla
UBC were looking comfortable for most of the first half and headed into halftime with a 23-point lead. Despite this, the Vikes forced double over-time, but eventually ended up on the losing side to the home team. Victoria’s comeback was extremely spe