Wednesday, October 9, 2013

U of R Action This Weekend

Home Canada West Events
Men’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, Friday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre
Men’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, Saturday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre


Home Non-Conference Events
Men’s Basketball – Alumni Game, Thursday (8:00 p.m.) at Miller Comprehensive HS
Men’s Volleyball – at University of Regina Invitational, Friday to Sunday at CKHS


Away Canada West Events
Women’s Soccer – at Victoria, Friday (5:00 p.m. PDT) in Victoria, B.C.
Women’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, Friday (7:00 p.m.) in Lethbridge, Alta.
Women’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, Saturday (7:00 p.m.) in Lethbridge, Alta.
Women’s Soccer – at Fraser Valley, Saturday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Chilliwack, B.C.


Away Non-Conference Events
Women’s Volleyball – at McGill Invitational, Friday to Sunday in Montreal, Que.


Men’s Hockey – The Cougars (0-2-0) opened their Canada West schedule last weekend at home to Calgary, but lost 5-2 to the Dinos on Friday night and suffered a 4-1 loss on Saturday night. The Cougars are back at home this weekend with a pair of conference games at Lethbridge (0-0-0). Game time is 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at The Co-operators Centre.


Women’s Hockey (CIS Ranking: No. 5) – The Cougars (2-0-0) lifted the lid on the Canada West schedule last weekend with a road sweep over Calgary and were rewarded in a big way in the first CIS Top Ten of the season, as the team is ranked in the nation’s top five for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Bailey Braden was the overtime hero on Friday, while Meghan Sherven had goals in both games and was named the Canada West Second Star of the Week for her efforts. The Cougars are back on the road this weekend with a pair of games at Lethbridge.


Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (4-4-1) split for the second consecutive weekend, losing on the road at No. 3-ranked Alberta on Saturday afternoon but winning 3-2 at Mount Royal on Sunday thanks to a pair of goals by Meagan Cormier including the match-winning strike in added time in the second half. The Cougars head to the West Coast this weekend for matches at Victoria (6-2-0) and Fraser Valley (3-3-2).


Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars went 1-3 last weekend at a non-conference tournament hosted by Mount Royal and are back on the court this weekend, as the team hosts the University of Regina Invitational at the CKHS. The Cougars play Saskatchewan on Friday night (5:00) and will take on Brandon (12:30 p.m.) and Manitoba (7:00 p.m.) on Saturday. They’ll finish off the tournament on Sunday with an 11:00 a.m. match.

Men’s Basketball – The Cougars had their first game action of the 2013-14 schedule on Friday, scoring a 78-69 exhibition win over Medicine Hat College at the CKHS. The team is back in action on Thursday night with an alumni game at Miller Comprehensive HS in Regina. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.


Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars capped off the West Coast Classic with a five-set win over UBC, giving them a 3-2 record for the tournament. They’re now 6-4 against CIS competition through the first 10 matches of the non-conference schedule and will be right back in action this weekend at the McGill Invitational in Montreal. The Cougars will meet Memorial and host McGill in the pool portion of the tournament before the playoff brackets start on Saturday night.

Rams Football – Making his first start at pivot for the Rams, first-year quarterback John Kiesman engineered a game-winning drive that he finished off himself with a one-yard plunge with less than a minute remaining to give the Rams (2-4) a 25-20 win over Alberta on Saturday at Mosaic Stadium. The Rams will now enjoy a bye week before returning to action next Friday, Oct. 18 on the road against undefeated Calgary.


Women’s Basketball – The Cougars went 3-0 at the non-conference Accreon Helen Campbell Tournament hosted by the University of New Brunswick, beating Laval on Friday and following that up with wins over UNB and Dalhousie on Saturday and Sunday. The team will have a weekend off before returning to action at the Pandas Hoopfest from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 in Edmonton.


Cross Country (Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 9) – Matthew Johnson and Wyatt Baiton were the first two CIS runners across the finish line, helping the Cougar men's team to a first-place finish in the team standings at the University of Saskatchewan Open on Saturday. Rookie Jesse Van Eaton was the women’s team’s top finisher, placing eighth with a 5K time of 19:00. The Cougars will have a pair of weekends off before competing in the Stewart Cup on Oct. 26 in Edmonton.

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