Women’s Volleyball – vs. the UBC Thunderbirds, Friday (6 p.m.)*
Men’s Volleyball – vs. the UBC Thunderbirds, Friday (8 p.m.)*
Women’s Volleyball – vs. the UBC Thunderbirds, Saturday (5 p.m.)*
Men’s Volleyball – vs. the UBC Thunderbirds, Saturday (7 p.m.)*
*To be played at UBC’s Okanagan campus gymnasium
For any changes in game times or venues, check goheat.ca for the latest information.
Away Events (All times in PST)
Women’s Basketball – vs. the University of Regina Cougars (4:15 p.m.), at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, Regina, SK
Men’s Basketball – vs. the University of Regina Cougars (6:15 p.m.), at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, Regina, SK
Women’s Basketball – vs. the University of Brandon Bobcats (3 p.m.) at Healthy Living Centre, Brandon, MB
Men’s Basketball – vs. the University of Brandon Bobcats (5 p.m.) at Healthy Living Centre, Brandon, MB
BROADCAST: Men’s and women’s volleyball will be streamed live on canadawest.tv
Women’s Volleyball – In the most anticipated game of the regular season, the third-ranked 10-2 Heat will play host to their sister institution, the first-ranked 12-0 UBC Thunderbirds, for the first weekend series of 2014 Friday and Saturday evening from UBC’s Okanagan campus gymnasium in Kelowna, BC.
The Heat closed out 2013 with two straight-set victories over host Calgary, defeating the Dinos 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-20) and 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18). The two wins extended both the Heat’s unbeaten streak of six games, and what has become an impressive streak of 18 unbeaten sets.
Meanwhile, the Thunderbirds said goodbye to 2013 with two wins as well, defeating the host Regina Cougars 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 16-25, 25-21, 15-8) and 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-20) to remain atop the Canada West standings at 12-0.
Canada West’s top two teams will meet this Fri, Jan 10 and Sat, Jan 11 from UBC’s Okanagan campus gymnasium. Friday’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball – The 2-10 Heat are hoping for better results in 2014, and look to get the new year off to a positive start versus their inter-university rivals, the third-ranked 9-3 UBC Thunderbirds this weekend from in Kelowna.
In the last action of 2013, the Heat came out strong versus the host Calgary Dinos in their first game of the weekend series, winning the first two sets. However, Calgary would storm back to win the final three sets in an upset of UBC Okanagan, 3-2 (24-26, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-13). After Friday’s emotion-filled loss, the Heat were unable to recover Saturday, losing in straight sets to the Dinos 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-17).
The Thunderbirds, on the other hand, have fared well so far this season, jumping out to an early 9-3 record in 2013. Their last weekend series before the break saw the T-Birds earn two victories versus the Regina Cougars, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-21) and 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-21).
The Heat will host the Thunderbirds beginning this Friday evening at 8 p.m., with the weekend series concluding Saturday at 7 p.m. Both games are to be held at UBC’s Okanagan campus gymnasium.
Women’s Basketball – The Heat will look to the New Year to improve on their 2-8 record, but will have to travel to the frigid prairies to do so. The Heat’s first two tests of 2014 will come against the fifth-ranked 8-2 Regina Cougars and the 2-8 Brandon Bobcats.
The fifth-ranked Cougars closed out 2013 on a four game win streak, with their last two victories coming against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, 81-52 and 79-65.
Brandon, meanwhile, completed the first portion of their season with two losses versus the host Calgary Dinos, 66-64 and 73-53.
The Heat, much like the Bobcats, finished 2013 with two losses, as the UNBC Timberwolves stormed into Kelowna to earn two victories, 77-72 and 79-72, in the final weekend series of the first half.
The Heat will first travel to Regina, SK to meet the Cougars on Friday, January 10th, with tipoff scheduled for 4:15 p.m. PST. On Saturday, the Heat will then make their way to Brandon, MB to face the Bobcats at 3:00 p.m. PST from the HLC.
Men’s Basketball – The 2-8 Heat concluded the first portion of the season on a high note, earning two victories, and look to continue the streak this weekend in their away series versus the 2-8 Regina Cougars and 2-8 Brandon Bobcats.
Brandon, like the Heat, were able to close the first half on a positive note, splitting the weekend series versus the host Calgary Dinos. The Dinos were able to take the first game, 89-77, but Brandon held tough in their second meeting on Saturday, earning the 65-61 victory over Calgary.
The Cougars were not so fortunate, as their journey to Lethbridge proved fruitless for Regina. The Pronghorns were able to defeat the Cougars in both games, 91-84 and 91-89.
The Heat, after a disappointing first eight games, were able to earn their first two victories of the season versus the visiting UNBC Timberwolves, 76-69 and 81-73. Sharing the basketball to the tune of 22 assists over the two games was a major reason for the Heat’s success versus UNBC, and they will need to continue to move the ball effectively if they hope to extend their winning streak.
The Heat will first travel to Regina, SK on Friday, January 10th to face the Cougars, with tipoff scheduled for 6:15 p.m. PST. at CHLS. Saturday, January 11th, the Heat will travel to Brandon to face the Bobcats. Tipoff for that game is set for 5 p.m. PST