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Thursday, November 19, 2015

THIS WEEK IN COUGAR ATHLETICS

At Home – Friday
Women’s Basketball vs. Lethbridge, 6:00 p.m. (CKHS)
Women’s Hockey vs. Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Men’s Basketball vs. Lethbridge, 8:00 p.m. (CKHS)

At Home – Saturday
Wrestling at Cougar Invitational, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CKHS – Gym 1)
Women’s Hockey vs. Lethbridge, 3:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Women’s Basketball vs. Lethbridge, 6:00 p.m. (CKHS)
Men’s Basketball vs. Lethbridge, 8:00 p.m. (CKHS)

On the Road – Friday
Men’s Hockey at Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. MST (Lethbridge, Alta.)

On the Road – Saturday
Men’s Hockey at Lethbridge, 1:00 p.m. MST (Lethbridge, Alta.)

Women’s Basketball (CIS Ranking: No. 6) – At home for the first time during the Canada West schedule, the Cougars (2-0) had last weekend off but are back to action this Friday and Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. In town for the U of R’s home openers is the University of Lethbridge, which will enter the game with an 0-2 conference record after opening the season with two losses to Brandon last weekend. Tip-off for both nights is set for 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball – Coming off an early bye week, the Cougars (2-0) will return to the hardwood this weekend for their home openers on Friday and Saturday against the University of Lethbridge. It’ll be a battle of two of the three unbeaten teams remaining in Canada West’s 11-team Pioneer Division, as Lethbridge will also come in with a 2-0 mark. Both games are scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the CKHS.

Wrestling – The women's team won five medals at the University of Winnipeg's Wesmen Open on the weekend, as Amber Wiebe, Maeghan Wild, Dalynn McKay, and Emily Foerster all captured bronze medals and Kristine Longeau won silver medal at 72 kilograms. The men's team had the weekend off but is back in action this weekend, as both teams will co-host the Cougar Invitational on Saturday. Action starts at 9:30 a.m. in Gym 1 at the CKHS.

Women's Hockey – The Cougars return home this weekend for two Canada West games against the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Regina (4-5-2-1) is coming off a split against Mount Royal University, as they downed MRU 5-2 on Friday before dropping a 6-2 decision on Saturday. Kylie Gavelin had a five-point weekend and Stephanie Sawchuk had three goals and an assist in the away series.

Men's Hockey – The Cougars dropped two games against the visiting Mount Royal Cougars on the weekend, falling 9-2 and 6-3 at The Co-operators Centre. J.J. Coleshaw, Sanfred King, Cody Fowlie, Miguel Pereira and Ian McNulty scored goals for the Cougars, and Mitch Kilgore played both games in net. Regina (2-10-0) will travel to Lethbridge this weekend to battle the 6-5-1 Pronghorns.

Swimming – The U of R’s Noah Choboter set a new provincial long-course record in the 200-metre backstroke on Saturday at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Minneapolis. Choboter won the B final in a time of 2:03.76, smashing the old record of 2:05.50 which had stood since 2010. The Cougars will have this weekend off before returning to the water for the Canada West Championships, which will be hosted by UBC on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.

Cross Country – The Cougars concluded their 2015 schedule on Saturday in Guelph, Ont. at the CIS Championships. Adriana Davis and Avery Westberg were the top finishers on the women’s side with times of 23:14 and 23:16 on the 6K course, while Marc Turmel was the top runner for the men’s team with a 10K time of 33:19. Seven of the eight Cougars that ran this weekend will be back next year, as only Westberg is in her final season of CIS eligibility.

Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars lost two Canada West road matches last weekend, falling on both Friday and Saturday to a Trinity Western team that was ranked No. 10 in the nation. The Cougars (1-9) will now have a weekend off before returning to the conference schedule on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 at home against the University of Manitoba.

Women’s Volleyball – Facing the No. 2-ranked Trinity Western Spartans last weekend in Langley, the Cougars ended up on the wrong end of a pair of three-set decisions. There’s only two more matches in the first half of the Canada West schedule, and those will see the Cougars (0-10) at home against the Manitoba Bisons on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 at the CKHS.

(Courtesy U of R Athletics)

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