Through ups and downs, heartbreak and happiness both on and off the ice, Mikayla Ogrodniczuk and Tory Micklash have seen it all throughout their careers with the Thunderbirds women's hockey team.
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It’s the fourth year in a row that both swim squads took home the national title, winning last year in front of home fans at the UBC Aquatic Centre.
There was no shortage of clutch plays, overtime periods, heroes and villains, heartbreaks and moments of history. While some squads seasons have come to an end, other teams will make the trip out to various U Sports Nationals Championships across the country.
A light breeze makes the thinner trees sway back and forth like a pendulum. On their branches, birds chirp rhythmically in organic fashion. The park is alive, but I am left out of the conversation.
On Saturday, the Thunderbirds men’s rugby team overcame the Seattle Saracens in a 48–19 win that saw the ’Birds extend their BC Premier League record to 11–1.
The UBC women’s and men’s volleyball teams ended their regular season with weekend sweeps against the visiting Brandon University Bobcats. The women’s team will travel to face the Mount Royal Cougars while the men’s team will host the Winnipeg Wesmen in the opening round of the Canada West playoffs.
It was a big weekend for the men’s and women’s Thunderbird hockey teams as both squads won their Canada West quarterfinals in overtime thrillers.
The Thunderbirds men's rugby squad outlasted the Pacific Pride, a squad of players put together by Rugby Canada deemed to be 2-3 years out of senior international play.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams beat the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen in front of a packed War Memorial Gym in this year's Courtside festival game.
The Thunderbirds rose to third in the standings in the Canada West Rugby 7s’ Series with a second-place finish at home.
Women's hockey split their weekend against the Lethbridge Pronghorns to earn a playoff spot while the women's volleyball team rebounded against the Regina Cougars.
For one thing, Zumba differs from other dance aerobic classes because the style of the class is different. Instead of following each precise movement, Zumba allows for flexibility, creativity and in my case comedy — because the class feels like a party.
Despite a valiant effort both nights, the Thunderbirds women's hockey team fell twice to the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies.
A thunderous Pride Night crowd couldn’t boost the UBC Thunderbirds volleyball teams to wins Saturday night, with both dropping straight set decisions to the top ranked Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans.
Saturday will see the UBC Thunderbirds volleyball teams take on rivals Trinity Western in the third annual Pride Night.