The Heat men will come out of their bye week to face the Canada West #8 University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium this weekend. Friday night first serve is scheduled for 8 p.m. The rematch on Saturday is at 7 p.m.
Canada West conference matches
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||SSK|
|57 (12)||Sets||62 (8)|
|0-9||3 set matches||2-3|
|3-2||4 set matches||4-4|
|1-1||5 set matches||2-1|
|11.11 (11)||Kills/set||11.61 (9)|
|.188 (11)||Hitting Pct.||.217 (8)|
|.237||Opp Hitting Pct.||.257|
|10.60 (11)||Assists/set||11.13 (9)|
|1.02 (10)||Aces/set||1.10 (7)|
|10.35 (5)||Digs/set||8.85 (9)|
|2.17 (7)||Blocks/set||1.80 (12)|
|54 (4)||Solo Blocks||37 (7)|
|137 (13)||Block Assists||149 (11)|
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 10th
Last week: 0-2 vs TWU
2015-16 Record: (12-24, 4-20) (11th)
2016 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2016 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
This Week for the Heat: The UBCO men come off their bye week last weekend to take on the Canada West #8 Saskatchewan Huskies this coming Friday and Saturday.
Current Form: The Heat hold a record of 4-12 in conference play this season, and sit 10th in the Canada West standings. Only Manitoba has clinched a playoff spot so far, the Heat are still mathematically able to make the post season.
Key Players: Lars Bornemann currently leads the Heat in total kills, with 179, and Alex Swiatlowski currently sits fifth in Canada West in hitting percentage with .315. Eli Risso currently leads the conference in digs per set, averaging 3.23, and is third in total digs with 184.
Team Stat: The Heat as a team are currently fifth-best in average digs per set, at 10.35. UBCO is even at home and on the road with a record of (2-6) each way.
Overall Head to Head vs. Saskatchewan: The Heat men have yet to take a match from the Huskies, as Saskatchewan has won each of the eight matches between the teams since 2012.
CIS National Ranking: 8th
CanWest Standings: 8th
Last week: 1-1 @ WPG
2015-16 record, conference: 15-9, 5th
2016 CW playoffs: 4-4, 2nd Canada West, 4th CIS
Last CW title: 2004 / 10
Last CIS title: 2004 / 4
Huskies coming into this weekend: The Saskatchewan men currently sit eighth in Canada West, with a conference record of 8-8. They are coming off of a weekend split at the University of Winnipeg on January 27 & 28.
Schedule Notes: The Huskies have played only two teams that own losing records so far, having swept MacEwan and Regina. Against teams with a winning record, they are 3-7. They are one of only two teams that have taken a match of of defending national champion Trinity Western. The other being (13-3) Alberta.
Key Players: Andrew Nelson currently leads the Huskies in total kills, with 199, and kills per set, with 3.26. Setter Derek Epp is the team leader in assists with 537.
Team Stat: The Huskies are currently ninth in total kills in Canada West, with 720 so far.
Key additions (name / position / eligibility / hometown / last team):
Derek Epp / S / 1 / Saskatoon, SK / Canadian Junior Team
Connor Murray / LS / 1 / Prince Albert, SK / Team Saskatchewan
Evan Parchomchuk / LS / 1 / Prince Albert, SK / Team Saskatchewan
Jordan Nowakowski / LS / Rama, SK / 5
Robert Graham / MB / Saskatoon, SK / 5
Matthew Erickson / Libero / Saskatoon, SK / 4
CJ Gavlas / Setter / Saskatoon, SK / 1
Tyler Epp / Middle Blocker / 5th-year / Saskatoon, SK