“We looked like we wanted to play a soft, fancy, Harlem Globetrotter game, and it doesn’t work,” said UBC’s head coach Sven Butenschon following the loss.
“We shot ourselves in the foot… all we needed to do was keep playing the same game we were playing, and with a little extra push it would have come,” said UBC head coach Graham Thomas following the loss on Saturday. “In the third we just didn’t come out with the same jump and the desperation to win.”
If there was a way for a team to comfortably finish an undefeated season, it would be the way the T-Birds did.
The pair of victories over the weekend would give Coach Thomas his 99th and 100th career wins with the team.
After carrying a one goal deficit into the third period of their Friday night match up against the Cougars, the 'Birds rallied with three unanswered goals to take the series opener by a final score of 4-2.
UBC will have a lot to think about this week following two tough losses. They will look to regroup before next weekend’s home-stand versus the University of Regina Cougars.
In Saturday’s match up, the T-Birds came out with a 6-4 victory over the Bisons, a strong start to their Canada West season. They would have hoped to carry that momentum over to Sunday's matinee, but did not succeed.
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