“I made a conscious decision to return to track after having quit and then upon doing so was just further prevented from racing, so it seems like there’s sort of a narrative of things getting in the way, whether that be school or injury.”
The Thunderbirds move to 3-1-1 in the Vancouver Men’s Field Hockey League.
The win puts UBC to a 2-1-1 record in the Vancouver Men’s Field Hockey League. Next up, the T-Birds have another home game against the Vancouver Hawks at noon on October 21.
The 'Birds northern road trip started off unexpectedly on Friday, as the team lost 1-0 to the Timberwolves.
The centre, funded primarily by the provincial government and the Whitecaps, boasts a 38,000-square-foot fieldhouse and five fields.
What can you expect? A huge all-campus party, that just so happens to centre around a football game between the 'Birds and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies — but it doesn’t just start at kick off. In fact, the celebration started earlier this week.
As explained by women’s division captain Sukhman Chahal, though UBC itself has many martial arts clubs at UBC, the publicity in 2015 around sexual assault on campus showcased a gap in the combative clubs available to students: self-defence.
Sunday proved a more difficult match-up for the ’Birds, as the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack capitalized on a consistent weakness in UBC’s defence: defending the counter-attack and through balls.
“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