Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This Week In Cougar Athletics

Home Schedule – Thursday
Women’s Basketball – vs. Windsor, 7:00 PM (CKHS)

Home Schedule – Friday
Women’s Basketball – Saskatchewan/Windsor, 6:00 PM (CKHS)
Women’s Hockey – vs. Mount Royal, 7:00 PM (The Co-operators Centre)

Home Schedule – Saturday
Swimming – at Fall Break Out, 11:00 AM (Lawson Aquatic Centre)
Women’s Hockey – vs. Mount Royal, 3:00 PM (The Co-operators Centre)
Women’s Basketball – vs. Saskatchewan, 6:00 PM (CKHS)
Women’s Basketball – Brandon/Windsor, 8:00 PM (CKHS)

Home Schedule – Sunday
Swimming – at Fall Break Out, 9:00 AM (Lawson Aquatic Centre)
Women’s Basketball – vs. Brandon, 1:00 PM (CKHS)

Away Schedule – Thursday
Men’s Basketball – vs. Ottawa, 4:00 PM EDT (Waterloo, Ont.)

Away Schedule – Friday
Men’s Basketball – vs. Wilfrid Laurier, 12:00 PM EDT (Waterloo, Ont.)
Women’s Soccer – at Trinity Western, 5:00 PM PDT (Langley, B.C.)
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Saskatchewan, 6:00 PM (Ochapowace First Nation)
Men’s Hockey – at Mount Royal, 7:00 PM (Calgary, Alta.)

Away Schedule – Saturday
Cross Country – at UVic Invitational (Victoria, B.C.)
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Saskatchewan, 2:00 PM (Ochapowace First Nation)
Men’s Hockey – at Mount Royal, 3:00 PM (Calgary, Alta.)
Men’s Basketball – at Waterloo, 8:00 PM EDT (Waterloo, Ont.)
Women’s Soccer – at Fraser Valley, 5:30 PM PDT (Abbotsford, B.C.)

Women’s Hockey – The Cougars (1-1-0-0) started out the Canada West schedule with a two-game split in a home-and-home with Saskatchewan, getting a shorthanded Bailey Braden goal in the second period that stood up as the winner in a 3-2 road win on Friday before being edged 4-3 by the Huskies on Saturday in Regina. The Cougars are at home for the next two weekends starting this Friday night (7:00) and Saturday afternoon (3:00) against Mount Royal at The Co-operators Centre.

Women’s Basketball – The Cougars improved their non-conference record to 4-1 after winning three consecutive games last weekend, defeating Acadia, Waterloo, and tournament host Calgary on their way to claiming the Calgary Cup. The team will host the Cougar Classic this weekend at the CKHS, a four-team tournament stretching from Thursday to Sunday which will see Windsor, Saskatchewan, and Brandon come to town. Admission is free for all five tournament games.

Swimming – The Cougars have their first competitive meet of the season this weekend with the Fall Break Out at the Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina. Competition will start at 11 AM on Saturday and at 9 AM on Sunday. The Cougars are ramping up for an important November which will see them travel to Vancouver for the Colleges Cup on the Nov. 4 weekend before heading right back to the West Coast for the Canada West Championships beginning Nov. 24 in Victoria.

Rams Football (U SPORTS Ranking: No. 8) – After the bye week, the second-place Rams (3-2) will return to the Canada West schedule with a game on Saturday afternoon (1:00) against the Alberta Golden Bears at Foote Field in Edmonton. The Rams could clinch a playoff spot with a win over Alberta combined with a Calgary victory over Manitoba. After the Alberta game, the Rams will have only two games left on the Canada West schedule – at home against Calgary on Oct. 21, and at UBC on Oct. 28.

Men’s Hockey – The Cougars (0-2-0) were swept by a Saskatchewan team that’s now ranked No. 3 in the U SPORTS Top Ten. They lost 8-2 on Friday in Regina, then were topped 6-0 by the Huskies in Saskatoon. Now in the midst of five consecutive games away from The Co-operators Centre, the Cougars will travel to Calgary this weekend for games against Mount Royal on Friday night (7:00) and Saturday afternoon (3:00).

Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (0-5-5) battled to a 1-1 draw with Saskatchewan in a rare Thursday match at the U of R Field, but closed out the weekend with a 1-0 loss to the Huskies on Saturday in Saskatoon. The team will now embark on their final road trip of the Canada West schedule, with the Cougars set to take on Trinity Western (8-2-0) on Friday and Fraser Valley (4-4-2) on Saturday.

Men’s Basketball – Alex Igual was named a tournament all-star as the Cougars finished with a 1-2 record at the Concordia Classic, their first non-conference action of the 2017-18 season. The Cougars started out with a 92-74 loss to tournament host Concordia, but recovered by shooting the lights out in a big 101-42 victory over York on Saturday. They closed out the tournament with a 98-85 setback to Dalhousie the following day. The Cougars will head east again this weekend for the Naismith Classic hosted by the University of Waterloo and will play Ottawa on Thursday, Wilfrid Laurier on Friday, and Waterloo on Saturday.

Cross Country – The Cougars will get a good look at the U SPORTS Championship course this weekend at the UVic Invitational, which the University of Victoria will host on Saturday at Beacon Hill Park. After this weekend, the Cougars have the Stewart Cup on Oct. 28 in Edmonton before returning to the same Beacon Hill Park course for the national meet on Nov. 12.

Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars close out their non-conference schedule with a pair of matches against the University of Saskatchewan at Ochapowace First Nation. They’ll play the Huskies on Friday night (6:00) and Saturday afternoon (2:00), their last tune-up games before the Canada West schedule starts against the University of Calgary at home on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.

Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars hosted the Cougar Invitational over the weekend, which featured Canada West opponents UBC Okanagan, Brandon, and Saskatchewan. The U of S defeated Brandon in the tournament championship match, while UBC Okanagan took out the Cougars in four sets to claim third place. The Cougars will have this weekend off before hosting Calgary to open up Canada West action on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.

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