Russia 2018 gave an account of football at its most removed, as a game of structure, chaos, courage, kinesthetic beauty and, at its least, a lot of fun.
Unheard of by many, Mount Cheam is in Chilliwack and you absolutely need a four-wheel drive to even make it to the base of the hike.
When Croatia scored an equalizer a few minutes later, the bar erupted in cheers. That’s when I found out that I managed to find the town’s English pub and the only bar in the whole city cheering against France.
The good weather only lasts so long here in Vancouver, so why not go beyond the gym for some exercise?
In the end, it all came down to two differences to split the hairs: two sunk free throws for the Dinos and a missed three-pointer for UBC.
“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.