“Dragon boat is an easy sport to pick up but a difficult sport to master. Anyone can pick up a paddle and paddle in a boat and make a boat move. But to actually make a boat move fast as a team, you really have to be loyal to your team.”
The team held their own in the newly formatted program, finishing in second place at the National University Sevens Rugby Championships after a 16-8 record through the season. Despite their strong finish, the ride was anything but easy for UBC.
UBC has had a rocky relationship with its hockey coaches — going through three coaches in three years. Butenschon will be the first coach since 2014 to lead the team two seasons in a row. Stability and consistency within the program will hopefully le
With 45 per cent of UBC’s current track and field roster in their first year of university, the UBC Open was also a chance for several of the new recruits to get up to varsity speed. They had the home field advantage to settle the nerves.
“I was about 12 [years old] and our team was kicking butt all over Vancouver Island and Victoria,” he said. “We’d beat [a team] and then I’d go out in the middle of the field with the whole team surrounding me, and we’d sing songs and chants
He was the reason I started playing in central midfield as a kid and the reason I wore number eight for most of my childhood. He was the inspiration for a full show-and-tell presentation (jersey-shaped poster board and all) in grade three.
Around 50 students made the trek by car or bus to get up Seymour and hike to that point beside Mystery Peak, with the intention to continue out into the snow-covered forest for one of their most popular events of the year: snow cave building, and an
Teams also tested their smarts, speed and team spirit with other activities like Riddles in the Dark, Storming Helms Deep, and Escape Shelob’s Lair. There was even Lord of the Rings music and a movie playing to put teams right into the Middle Earth
The UBC men's volleyball team decimated the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday, January 20 in three straight sets, with set scores at 25-21, 25-17 and 25-19. On Saturday night, the match was a lot closer, as the sides played out all five sets. UBC took
“I just felt we were inconsistent in our execution. We executed well in spurts, and then not as well at other times,” said head coach Kerry MacDonald of Friday’s match. “We hadn’t prepared for the lineup that we saw last night; that was a line they h
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
Vilgrain leads not only the Thunderbirds, but Canada West, with 14 points so far this season in women’s hockey. After joining the ’Birds from the University of New Hampshire, Vilgrain is making a name for herself back here in her home country.
After back-to-back losses against the University of Regina Cougars this weekend, UBC men’s hockey fall to a 4-8-0 record in the Canada West, sitting second to last in the division just above the Cougars.
With the conclusion of the match, UBC settle for second place in the U Sport national championships. Shergill was also awarded player of the game for the T-Birds. The team also says a final goodbye to three fifth-year players.
“It’s a big, big deal for sure, for this team and for this program,” head coach Jesse Symons said of the win. “It’s what we expect to do and we wanted it today, and playing against a team that is difficult to break down and they have a lot of motivat