After winning the first game of the best-of-three series, the women’s hockey team had an opportunity to take home the Canada West championship against the University of Manitoba Bisons in game two on Saturday night.
Despite a good first half, the ’Birds went on a losing skid after Christmas break. Losing captain Neil Manning in January was a big setback as it left the team with a less experienced defence, which included five rookie defencemen.
Fresh off a Vanier Cup championship, football head coach Blake Nill has immediately started building a recruiting class for the 2016 season. Among the recruiting class are offensive and defensive linemen Jagroop Sandhu and Ryan Von Ende.
After splitting a series in Lethbridge a weekend ago, the women’s hockey team was back at UBC to take on the Regina Cougars in a two-game series. The ’Birds took Friday night’s game by a score of 3-0 before losing a heartbreaker on Saturday, 3-2.
The UBC Winter Classic is back at Doug Mitchell Arena on Friday and although we won’t be seeing the Montréal Canadiens steamroll past the Boston Bruins outdoors in front of a sold out Gillette Stadium, there is a lot to look forward to.
The women’s hockey team faced the University of Alberta Pandas at the Doug Mitchell Arena over the weekend. Although ranked lower in league standings coming into the weekend, the Thunderbirds were able to win both games, 4-0 and 2-1.
As coach of the less-experienced BCQC, I knew we had to come out aggressively if we were to get by the Seattle-based Emerald City Admirals. The Admirals’ solid play proved too much to handle as they jumped out to an alarming 80 point lead.
The ’Birds dominated the game, refusing to allow their opponent a single point in a 20-0 victory.
Titled “Stupid Questions Female Hockey Players Get Asked," the video mocks people’s ignorance about women’s sports. What started as an assignment for T-Bird defenceman Kirsten Toth’s creative writing course has turned into a viral Youtube video, which now has over 115,000 views.
The facility, which is slated to cost about $32.5 million, will include two turf fields and three grass fields on campus, which will serve as a home for both Whitecaps and UBC soccer teams.
UBC swimming captures Canada West titles
After a four-game road trip, UBC men’s hockey team returned to take on the University of Alberta, losing 5-2 on Friday night and 8-5 on Saturday.
Despite going undefeated throughout the entirety of their season, the squad fell short of winning the national championship and ended up settling for a third place finish.
UBC women’s soccer team continued their quest for a national championship against the University of Sherbrooke. In a hard-fought game, the ‘Birds booked their ticket to the final with an impressive 2-0 victory.
The UBC sailing team recently participated in the Team Racing Nationals at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Fighting through big waves and heavy breeze, the team was able to earn an impressive second place finish.