Thursday, October 17, 2013

This Week In Cougar Athletics

Home Canada West EventsWomen’s Hockey – vs. UBC, Friday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre
Women’s Soccer – vs. UNBC, Saturday (12:00 p.m.) at U of R Field
Women’s Hockey – vs. UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre
Away Canada West EventsRams Football – at Calgary, Friday (6:00 p.m.) in Calgary, Alta.
Men’s Hockey – at UBC, Friday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.
Men’s Hockey – at UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.
Away Non-Conference EventsMen’s Basketball – at Great Falls, Thursday (8:30 p.m.) in Great Falls, Mont.
Women’s Basketball – vs. Windsor, Friday (6:00 p.m.) in Edmonton, Alta.
Men’s Basketball – at Montana State-Northern, Friday (7:00 p.m.) in Havre, Mont.
Women’s Basketball – vs. St. Francis Xavier, Saturday (4:00 p.m.) in Edmonton, Alta.
Men’s Basketball – at Montana State-Northern, Saturday (7:00 p.m.) in Havre, Mont.
Women’s Basketball – vs. New Brunswick, Sunday (11:00 a.m.) in Edmonton, Alta.

Women’s Hockey (CIS Ranking: No. 5) – The Cougars (4-0-0) collected their second consecutive road sweep last weekend, defeating Lethbridge 5-1 on Friday and 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday. Winners of four consecutive games to open the Canada West schedule, the Cougars are off to their best start since 2003-04 when they began conference play with six straight victories. The Cougars host their Canada West home openers this Friday and Saturday against UBC with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m. on both nights.
Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (4-5-2) traveled to the West Coast last weekend, losing to Victoria on Friday but earning a 2-2 draw with Fraser Valley on Saturday night. Needing a win to qualify for the postseason for the second consecutive year, the Cougars close out their Canada West schedule at home this Saturday against UNBC (1-7-2). Kickoff is scheduled for noon at the U of R Field.
Rams Football – Coming off a bye week, the Rams (2-4) return to action this Friday with a road game at No. 3-ranked and undefeated Calgary (6-0). It’s essentially a postseason game for the Rams, as they’ll be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss in either of the two remaining Canada West games. After this Friday’s game against the Dinos, the Rams will close out the conference schedule at home against Saskatchewan on Oct. 26.

Men’s Hockey – The Cougars improved to 2-2-0 on the season after 6-0 and 4-1 wins over Lethbridge at The Co-operators Centre. Fourth-year forward Carter Selinger had a goal and an assist in both victories and his four-point weekend earned him Canada West Third Star of the Week honours. The Cougars are back in action this weekend with their first road trip of the Canada West schedule, as they’ll travel to Vancouver to square off with UBC (0-2-0) on Friday and Saturday.
Women’s Basketball – The Cougars travel to Edmonton this weekend for three non-conference games at the Pandas Hoopfest. They’ll square off with Windsor in a rematch of last year’s CIS Championship final game on Friday before facing St. Francis Xavier on Saturday and New Brunswick on Sunday. The Cougars also have a non-conference tournament at the University of Manitoba (Oct. 25 to Oct. 27) before the Canada West schedule begins at home the following weekend.
Men’s Basketball – The Cougars took an 83-74 win over an alumni team last Thursday night at Miller Comprehensive HS. They’re back in action with three road games this week, as they’ll square off with the University of Great Falls on Thursday night before facing Montana State University-Northern on both Friday night and Saturday night. The team will face its first CIS opposition of the non-conference schedule the following weekend at a tournament hosted by Brock University.
Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars hosted the University of Regina Invitational from Friday through Sunday at the CKHS, compiling a 1-3 record and finishing in fourth place. The team will have next weekend off before beginning the Canada West schedule on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at Brandon.

Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars finish the non-conference schedule with an 8-6 record after going 2-2 and finishing in fifth place at the McGill Invitational in Montreal. The team will now prepare for Canada West play, which will see the Cougars hit the road for two consecutive weekends beginning with a pair of matches at Brandon (Oct. 25 and Oct. 26).

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