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.
A lot of bands have weird and crazy stories about the way that they all met. The Cut Losses are no different. Patrick McWilliams almost gave up on music before rediscovering it through literature classes and songwriting in high school.
A big surprise from the meet came in the form of fourth-year Alex Loginov’s win in the 50m freestyle. Loginov finished under the “A” standard mark of 22.47 with a final time of 22.24, touching ahead of both Kisil and Thormeyer.
We’re one week away from April and it’s the time of the year where the semester is winding down, but we haven’t the slightest amount of courage to face the Everest-high pile of assignments that’s amassed itself throughout the semester.
The Thunderbirds' last game of the tourney would decide who finished third and fourth in the final rankings. Their opponent, the McMaster University Marauders, swept the game 3-0 to claim U Sports bronze. Byron Keturakis recorded 31 assists but
The grand finale pitted the Thunderbirds against the Pandas in an all-Canada West thriller. The T-Birds won the first two sets before falling in the third 25-13. But the team rallied. Led once again by Danielle Brisebois — playing her final game.