Friday, November 29, 2019

This Weekend In Cougar Athletics

Home Events – Friday
Women's Basketball vs. Alberta, 6:00 PM (CKHS)
Women's Hockey vs. Calgary, 7:00 PM (The Co-operators Centre)
Men's Basketball vs. Alberta, 8:00 PM (CKHS)

Home Events – Saturday
Women's Hockey vs. Calgary, 3:00 PM (The Co-operators Centre)
Women's Basketball vs. Alberta, 6:00 PM (CKHS)
Men's Basketball vs. Alberta, 8:00 PM (CKHS)

Away Events – Friday
Women's Volleyball - at Winnipeg, 7:00 PM (Winnipeg, Man.)
Men's Hockey - at Calgary, 7:00 PM MST (Calgary, Alta.)

Away Events – Saturday
Men's Hockey - at Calgary, 3:00 PM MST (Calgary, Alta.)
Women's Volleyball - at Winnipeg, 7:00 PM (Winnipeg, Man.)

Swimming (Men's U SPORTS Ranking: No. 8) – The Cougars took home seven medals from the Canada West Championships in Lethbridge including one gold as Etienne Paquin-Foisy took first place in the 200-metre butterfly. Brian Palaschuk (200 IM) and Bree Crookshanks (200 breast) both won silver medals, while a total of four bronze medals were won by Palaschuk (400 IM and 200 free), Crookshanks (100 breast), and Paquin-Foisy (100 fly). Crookshanks broke her own school record in both the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststrokes.

Men's Basketball – The Cougars (4-4) went up to Saskatoon and registered a road split with the No. 5-ranked Huskies, falling 93-89 in overtime on Friday but winning 103-74 on Saturday in a game that saw the squad tie a school record for most three-pointers in a Canada West game with 18. The Cougars will face the No. 5 team in the nation for the second consecutive weekend, as Alberta (7-1) moved up to take Saskatchewan's spot in the poll and the Golden Bears will visit Regina on Friday and Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 on both nights at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

Women's Basketball – The Cougars lost twice on the road to the No. 1-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, dropping a 73-59 decision on Friday before falling by a 74-45 margin on Saturday. The Cougars (3-5) will now close out the first half of the Canada West schedule against Alberta, which isn't ranked but is off to a solid 6-2 start through the first four weekends of conference play. Game time is set for 6:00 on both Friday night and Saturday night at the CKHS.

Women's Hockey – The Cougars collected their fourth win in five games on Friday with a 3-2 shootout win over Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, but were edged 4-3 by the Huskies in Regina on Saturday in the second game of the home-and-home. Regina (3-8-3-0) will play host to Canada West-leading Calgary this weekend, as the Dinos are 8-3-1-1 on the year and sit at No. 10 in this week's U SPORTS poll.

Women's Volleyball – After two home losses to Calgary last weekend, the Cougars (1-9) are on the road this Friday and Saturday to finish the first half of Canada West play. Regina will meet Winnipeg (4-6) at the Duckworth Centre with first serve scheduled at 7:00 PM for both matches. After this weekend, the Cougars will step away from competition for three weekends before playing in the New Year's Classic in Edmonton in late December.

Men's Hockey – The Cougars played a home-and-home series with Saskatchewan, falling 3-1 to No. 5 Saskatchewan on Friday at The Co-operators Centre in the team's annual game in support of the Shine On Foundation and losing 2-0 to the Huskies on Saturday in Saskatoon. The Cougars (2-11-1) play a nationally ranked opponent for the third consecutive weekend this Friday and Saturday as they'll travel to Calgary to face a Dinos team that's 9-3-2 and ranked No. 9 in U SPORTS.

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