I appreciate the desire to implement an exciting new jersey. As a long-time fan, I was titillated.
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.
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.
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.
The pair of victories over the weekend would give Coach Thomas his 99th and 100th career wins with the team.
If there was a way for a team to comfortably finish an undefeated season, it would be the way the T-Birds did.
“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.”
“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.
Here’s a list of some of the major social media accounts for UBC’s varsity teams. I have checked my list twice and I’m going to tell you which T-Birds accounts are naughty or nice for social media cruising.
The Thunderbirds didn’t disappoint, winning a tight 2-1 game in exciting fashion –it wasn't an easy win, though.
It turns out that if you write ‘Part 1’ in an article title, the good people at The Ubyssey will inevitably ask you where ‘Part 2’ is.
“It was an opportunity for some other players to step up to the challenge.”
After dropping both regular season match ups between the teams, the Thunderbirds had their work cut out for them as they faced a conference heavyweight.
The decision was made by the schools Board of Governors on January 13 — two weeks before students were alerted.
If the UBC batters can get going again as they did on Sunday, the Thunderbirds offence is going to be formidable and difficult to slow down going forward in the season.