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The ’Birds will be looking to win their seventh straight U Sports national title.
This past weekend, the ’Birds once again proved they are a force to be reckoned with as they defeated their rivals — the University Victoria Vikes — twice, clinching their 10th Canada West title in the last 11 years of Canada West play.
After the game concluded, the ’Birds were presented with the Captains Cup by members of the Vancouver Giants organization.
The Commonwealth Games are a major international competition in the swimming world. Because of the absence of strong performers such as China and the United States — countries that are not a part of the Commonwealth — it is also a competition Canada tends to perform well in.
Despite the lopsidedness of shots on goal, the ’Birds were still putting the pressure on Queen’s as play bounced from end to end.
Now 3-0-1 this season, the ’Birds will return home to UBC to play their final two weekend doubleheaders against both the Dinos and the Vikes before embarking on what’s sure to be another long playoff run.
The last time the ’Birds lost a game was on November 5, 2015 during the CIS Championships when they fell 2-1 to the University of Guelph Gryphons.
For quite some time now, the UBC food scene has consistently been more and more disappointing. Students find themselves paying more and more for food of lesser quality and less in quantity.
Prior to Friday’s game, the ’Birds had faced the Pandas 19 times in U Sports competition, dating back to their first encounter on Halloween weekend in 1999.
The biggest problem a multi-championship team like the ’Birds would normally face is the loss of veteran players. Yet, only forwards Gabby Jayme, Hannah Haughn and midfielder Caitlin Gordon were playing in their fifth and final year of U Sports eligibility last season.
Canada sent a total of 84 athletes to Budapest, Hungary, for the competition, and walked away with seven medals. They picked up two more bronze medals in relay events, due in large part to two T-Birds stars: Yuri Kisil and Markus Thormeyer.
Even with the USports season finished, many Thunderbirds came out to break in the new facility and use the stacked field of competition to warm up for upcoming summer international meets including the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
This year, the meet will be headlined by many ’Birds including olympians Markus Thormeyer, Yuri “The Missile” Kisil, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and senior UBC swim team members Carson Olafson and Stefan Milosevic.