There was a particularly embarrassing moment when a dog casually strolled past us, a humbling experience considering how much we were struggling.
MacDonald will remain with the Thunderbirds, though not in the head coaching capacity.
After impressing at the CFL Combine and the East Michigan Pro Day, Shepley’s work finally paid off with a pro contract.
Canada finished fourth on the overall medal tally, racking up 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals for a final tally of 82.
“Having had that first half of that match out of our system, [I hope] that we sort of get after it a little bit earlier and a little bit more consistently.”
“It’s good to get a win after last time we played them [and] we lost. It just brings our confidence up against this team."
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.
UBC is the top contender, though the Varsity Blues will try to make use of their home pool advantage and stop the Thunderbirds from retaining their national titles.
We’ve showcased the beginner walks — now it’s time for the more intermediate hikes, some of which can be done now or can be scheduled for your summer!
The Sunshine Coast is a nature lover’s paradise. Paddle boarding, golfing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing are all popular activities depending on the season.
“I think we underestimated them in the third set and they just got the best of us.”
“We’re already mentally checked in or focusing on next week and our playoff [matches] that will start on Thursday.”
This year’s playoff exit was the second in a row to come by Calgary’s hand.
“Their season was on the line and they played like it. It’s playoff hockey. It happens."
“It’s playoff hockey, we’ve weathered it all season and are ready for it."
“No better way to get [the playoffs] going than with a nice little triple overtime,” UBC head coach Graham Thomas said after the game, laughing.
This was the first game of a possible three-game series featuring UBC as the fourth-seed hosting the fifth-seed Dinos — and it was a physical one.
Redemption was sweet as the ’Birds turned the tables on their old nemesis with two straight wins of their own — and they were no where near as close.
Last season, the Bisons put a stop to the ’Birds playoff run early, defeating UBC on their home court in two games — the teams haven't faced each other since.