Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cougar Athletics This Weekend

Home Events
Rams Football – vs. Manitoba, Friday (7:00 p.m.) at Mosaic Stadium
Men's Hockey – vs. UBC, Friday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre
Men's Hockey – vs. UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m.) at The Co-operators Centre

Away Events
Women's Hockey – vs. Queen's, Friday (3:00 p.m.) in Lethbridge, Alta.
Women's Soccer – at Trinity Western, Friday (5:00 p.m. PDT) in Langley, B.C.
Cross Country – at Roy Griak Invitational, Saturday (10:00 a.m. CDT) in Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Hockey – vs. SAIT, Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in Lethbridge, Alta.
Women's Soccer – at UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m. PST) in Vancouver, B.C.
Women's Hockey – vs. UOIT, Sunday (9:00 a.m.) in Lethbridge, Alta.

Rams Football (CIS Ranking: No. 7) – The Rams (3-1) moved up two spots in this week's CIS Top Ten after recording a 35-26 road win over Saskatchewan last Friday. Third-year defensive end Ryan Wellman was named the CIS Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win over the Huskies. The Rams will play just their second home game of the Canada West schedule this Friday night (7:00 p.m.), as they'll host No. 8 Manitoba in what will be a battle of 3-1 teams.

Men's Hockey – The Cougars completed their non-conference schedule last weekend with a pair of games at Manitoba, and now turn their heads to the Canada West slate. The U of R hosts the UBC Thunderbirds this weekend to kick off conference play, as the two teams will square off on Friday and Saturday at The Co-operators Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. on both nights.

Women's Soccer (CIS Ranking: No. 9) – The Cougars (4-0-0) keep rolling, running their school-record winning streak to four matches after blanking UNBC by a 3-0 score last Sunday in Prince George, B.C. One of just two CIS teams yet to surrender a goal this season, the Cougars will hit the road again this weekend for matches against No. 2 Trinity Western (5-0-0) and UBC (4-1-0).

Women's Hockey – The Cougars had a 1-1-1 record at the 2nd Annual Mandi Schwartz Challenge after defeating UBC 3-2, losing 5-3 to Manitoba, and falling 3-2 in a shootout to Team Saskatchewan Under-18. The non-conference schedule continues this weekend, as the Cougars play Queen's, SAIT, and UOIT at the National Female Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alta.

Women's Volleyball – The Cougars opened their non-conference schedule at the U of R Invitational over the weekend, an eight team tournament hosted at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. Featuring only two players past their third season of eligibility, the new-look Cougars went 1-4 at the event. The team will have three weekends off before continuing non-conference action at the West Coast Classic in mid-October.

Cross Country (Men's CIS Ranking: No. 6) – The Cougars opened their 2012 schedule at the Cougar Trot in Wascana Park and boasted individual champions on both sides. The men's team finished in first place in the overall standings and saw Kelly Wiebe, Iain Fyfe, and Wyatt Baiton place one-two-three in the individual standings. On the women's side, Karissa LePage broke away from the rest of the field early and cruised to a first-place finish for the Cougars. The men's and women's teams are both in action this Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Women's Basketball – The Cougars kicked off the 2012-13 schedule with a 103-35 exhibition win over Lakeland College on Friday. They'll have this weekend off and will begin the non-conference schedule at the Bob FM Shootout in Winnipeg, where they'll square off with Manitoba, Lakehead, and the host University of Winnipeg.

No comments: