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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

THIS WEEK IN COUGAR ATHLETICS

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

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

At Home – Sunday (if necessary)
Women’s Hockey vs. Calgary, 7:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)

On the Road – Thursday
Swimming at Speedo Eastern Canadian Open, Day 1 (Montreal, Que.)

On the Road – Friday (all times CST)
Women’s Volleyball at Saskatchewan, 6:00 p.m. (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Men’s Volleyball at Saskatchewan, 8:00 p.m. (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Swimming at Speedo Eastern Canadian Open, Day 2 (Montreal, Que.)

On the Road – Saturday (all times CST)
Women’s Volleyball at Saskatchewan, 6:00 p.m. (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Men’s Volleyball at Saskatchewan, 8:00 p.m. (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Swimming at Speedo Eastern Canadian Open, Day 3 (Montreal, Que.)

On the Road – Sunday
Swimming at Speedo Eastern Canadian Open, Day 4 (Montreal, Que.)

Women’s Hockey - The Cougars host a best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal series beginning this Friday after finishing in third place in the conference standings after split with Saskatchewan over the weekend. They’ll host Calgary, a team which the Cougars defeated three out of four times in Canada West play this season. The first two games will go on Friday and Saturday, and a third and deciding game - if it’s needed - will be played on Sunday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. each night.

Women’s Basketball (CIS Ranking: No. 5) - The Cougars fell two spots in this week’s CIS Top Ten after a weekend split at Calgary, as they lost 95-83 in overtime on Friday night before recovering for an 83-71 win on Saturday. Now with a 16-2 conference record, the Cougars enter the final weekend of the season needing a sweep over No. 2-ranked Saskatchewan (17-1) to finish in first place in the Pioneer Division. The Cougars and the Huskies will tip off at 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

Men’s Basketball - Though the Cougars suffered 115-91 and 95-79 losses at Calgary last weekend, they clinched their first playoff berth since 2011 on Saturday thanks to Alberta’s road win over Saskatchewan. With one weekend left on the Canada West schedule, the Cougars (10-8) are one of four Pioneer Division teams with 10 wins and they can finish anywhere from fourth to seventh depending on the results of the next two games. They’ll host Saskatchewan at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the CKHS.

Swimming - After a weekend off from competition, the Cougars are back in the pool this weekend at the 2016 Speedo Eastern Canadian Open in Montreal. Noah Choboter, Brent Hill, Jacee Kaczmar, Lexy King, and Chris Myers will all compete this weekend as the team continues final preparations for this year’s CIS Championships, which will be hosted by Université Laval from Feb. 26 through Feb. 28.

Women’s Volleyball - The Cougars finish off their 2015-16 season with road matches at Saskatchewan this Friday and Saturday. It will be the final two matches in a University of Regina uniform for Tori Glynn, who will finish her career ranked second on the school’s all-time digs list and needs just two more service aces and three more kills to move into No. 4 in U of R history in both categories.

Men’s Volleyball - Coming off a bye week following a weekend split at MacEwan in early February, the Cougars will play their final matches of the season this Friday and Saturday at Saskatchewan. Fifth-year libero Jacques Borgeaud broke his own school single-season digs record in that MacEwan series and leads the entire CIS with 224 digs this year, while fellow fifth-year veterans Andre Borgeaud and Matthew Lueck will also be playing in the last matches of their career this weekend.

Track & Field - Three Cougars hit CIS standards over the weekend at the Golden Bear Challenge, including Ahmed Alkabary (long jump), Kahlen Branning (300-metre run), and Tevaughn Campbell (60-metre dash). That makes four U of R athletes who have automatically qualified for this year’s CIS Championships, as Joy Becker hit the mark in the long jump earlier this season. The Cougars will now rest up to prepare for the Canada West Championships, which will run on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 at the University of Saskatchewan.

Wrestling (Women’s CIS Ranking: No. 7 / Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 9) - Competing at the Canada West Championships last weekend in Winnipeg, the Cougars got gold medals on the women’s side from Kayla Brodner (67 kg) and Kristine Longeau (72 kg), while Gaelan Malloy (72 kg) also won an individual championship on the men’s side. Those three all qualified for the CIS Championships with their performances at the conference meet, as do Erica Ravela and Indhyra Linares for the women’s team and Daniel Amberson, Sean Belisle, Waylon Decoteau, and Lucas Hoffert from the men’s side. The CIS meet will be hosted next weekend by the University of Alberta.

Men’s Hockey - The Cougars dropped a 5-3 decision at Saskatchewan last Friday, but bounced back for a 4-3 win over the No. 3-ranked Huskies on Senior Night at The Co-operators Centre. Brock Appleyard scored twice in his final game as a Cougar, while fellow fifth-year forward Sanfred King also scored in the season-ending win.

(Courtesy Braden Konschuh/Cougar Athletics)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

congratulations

Anonymous said...

I'd much rather spend time watching Cougar games than going to a Pats game. Wayyyy more entertainment for the dollar.