“None of them are afraid. They’re going out and they’re getting after it,” said Pritchett. “They’re competitive kids and they’re just going to continue to do better. By the end of the year, I expect them to be more polished.”
On Friday, the ’Birds took home both games, winning 3-2 and 2-1, the second of which ended in 14 innings. UBC's Tyler Yorko, Austen Butler and Braeden Allemann recorded runs in the first game. The ’Birds split Saturday’s games — winning the first at
With the win against the Pandas, the ’Birds will now be setting their sights on the U Sport championship in Kingston, Ontario. For the team’s eight graduating seniors, it will be their last chance at a national championship. “We want [the national ch
With UBC leading 1-0 in the series, the Huskies equalized in the second game with a 1-0 win, forcing a third game. The goal happened a little over two minutes into the game when Saskatchewan’s Rachel Johnson buried a
For the ’Birds, the bar will be set high going into the series. Apart from being first in the league, veteran talent has also made UBC dominant on all areas of offense, defense and goaltending throughout the season. Although UBC may have the upper ha
Going into the weekend, the ’Birds held a 10-13-3 record and were seventh in Canada West. They were neck-in-neck with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Lethbridge was sixth in the conference with an 11-12-3 record.
“I think [the game] not ending the way we quite liked it will definitely inspire us to put that extra work in,” said O’Neill. “[The national championship] is something that’s been burning since my first year … and ever since, there’s been some kind o
“It was just a hiccup. When you go 20-0 during a season, you kind of think you walk over everyone,” said Sandover-Best. “When you get complacent — and that happened to us at the start — we felt we were better than we were.”
The ’Birds have now tied the school record in most wins in a single season. “With four games left … we got a good chance at setting a new record and setting a new bar for us as a program … and getting that first place, which has never been done.”
Heather Cranston sees the 1969-70 season as having set a legacy for the women’s basketball program at UBC. “The coaching style was what really took this group of athletes higher than most of the teams had been before,” said Cranston. “We did fitness
Even with the loss, UBC head coach Kinder Gill was overall impressed by his team’s performance given the team’s current battle with injuries and illness. “I thought our boys played really well. Good effort overall. We were unlucky on a couple of cha
In the second game, the ’Birds came out on top 4-2 on a come-from-behind win. “It’s huge going into the stretch here. I know [Saskatchewan] is definitely one of the best teams in Canada … and to beat them really gives us insurance going forward,” sa
“For a local meet, it’s really well set up. They’re flying through the attempts, which is always good. You don’t want to be in the back area and waiting around too long in between attempts,” said St. Amond.
Nill began his collegiate career at the University of Calgary, where he played as defensive lineman from 1980 to 1982. He then received a draft into the CFL in 1983, landing with the Montreal Concordes as a 19th overall pick. Nill spent a total of fi
Is the UBC men's hockey team perenially cursed to be humiliated at home by a Canada West rival, or is this the year where they surpass all our low expectation and take their rightful place as the best men's hockey team on campus?