Posts Tagged ‘mvb2011-12’

From the Capital News: Inaugural CIS season in the books for UBC Okanagan Heat

March 3, 2012 | Filed under: Basketball (M), Basketball (W), News Feed (goheat.ca), Soccer (M), Soccer (W), Volleyball (M), Volleyball (W) | Tags: , , , ,

Four Heat teams, including Steven Morrison and the men's basketball squad, competed in the Canada West conference for the first time in 2011-12. (Steve Shulhan/Contributor)

http://www.kelownacapnews.com/sports/141086563.html Published: March 02, 2012 5:00 AM Updated: March 02, 2012 12:43 PM     The magnitude of the step up from B.C. collegiate athletics to the Canada West university conference didn't exactly catch Ashley Briker by surprise. The third-year guard for the UBC Okanagan Heat women's basketball team knew the players would be bigger, stronger, and [...]

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Yale captain to sign with Heat men’s volleyball

February 26, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

Heat men’s volleyball new recruit: Kristof Shlagintweit a 6’4” setter from Yale Secondary.  (Photo contributed)

The Heat grab another of the provinces top players as they load up for next fall. Kristof Schlagintweit from Yale Secondary has given his letter of intent to play for the UBC Okanagan Heat beginning next fall.  A strong athlete and excellent off-court student, the 6’4” Kristof will try to step up as an option [...]

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Stellar season earns Speijer a Canada West All-Star

February 24, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: , ,

Nate Speijer. (Photo by Vanessa Hodak)

While racking up 28 kills in a single contest, Nate Speijer proved he was a player to keep an eye on. That total is even more impressive considering it was not only his first year in Canada West, but his first game. That performance set the tone for the outside hitter who was able to [...]

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Heat season ends in Manitoba in quarter final loss

February 17, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

First year libero Jeremy Fostvelt played in all six sets in the Canada West Quarter Finals. (Photo by Vanessa Hodak)

WINNIPEG, Man. – The UBC Okanagan Heat’s men’s volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end tonight as the No. 2 University of Manitoba Bisons blocked any chance the Heat had of playing a third game in the 2012 Canada West Quarter Final best-of-three playoff series with another straight sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-20) victory Friday night at the Investors Group Athletic Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

With the straight set loss tonight, the Heat have finished their first season in the Canada West reaching unchartered heights for a first year program with eight wins in the regular season, and a trip to the postseason. UBC Okanagan bench boss Greg Poitras looks back on how far the team went and is happy for the experience:

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Heat trail best-of-three with tonight’s loss

February 16, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

Riley McFarland led the Heat with 20 kills versus the Bisons in Game 1 of the best-of-three Quarterfinals. (Photo by Vanessa Hodak)

Men’s Volleyball Thursday February 16, 2012                                           BOX SCORE         QUICK RECAP Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB The University of Manitoba Bisons def. the  UBC Okanagan Heat 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-21) The Bisons lead the 2012 Canada West Quarter Final best-of-three playoff series 1 – 0. WINNIPEG, Man. – In the first match [...]

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It’s best 2 of 3 as the Heat tackle No. 2 Manitoba for a trip to the National Championship

February 16, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

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MEN’S VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW - PLAYOFF EDITION   UBC Okanagan Men’s Volleyball - 2012 Playoff Schedule Thursday, February 16 - Volleyball - UBC Okanagan versus No. 2 Manitoba Bisons (Men 5 p.m. PST, 7 p.m. CT) at Investors Group Athletic Centre, Winnipeg, MB [Map] [Live Video] Friday, February 17 –Volleyball - UBC Okanagan versus No. [...]

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Men’s volleyball excited to sign Earl Marriott product

February 15, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

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KELOWNA, B.C. – Jim Bell from Earl Marriott Secondary has given his letter of intent to attend UBC’s Okanagan campus and play for Heat men’s volleyball next fall.  The 6’6” outside/middle has enjoyed a successful volleyball career throughout his high school years playing for Team BC as well as the Mariners, and has maintained a [...]

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From the Capital News: Heat battle Bisons in Canada West playoffs

February 15, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

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By Warren Henderson - Kelowna Capital News Published: February 15, 2012 11:00 AM Updated: February 15, 2012 11:30 AM http://www.kelownacapnews.com/sports/139380228.html  Making the Canada West playoffs in their inaugural season was no small feat for the UBC Okanagan men's volleyball squad. The Heat's next formidable challenge is to try and take down the No. 2-ranked team [...]

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With sweep of ‘Pack Heat move on to post-season

February 11, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M) | Tags: ,

Preston Tucker gives Mark Broome a quick set (photo by Vanessa Hodak)

KELOWNA, BC - The UBC Okanagan Heat’s momentum from last night’s sweep of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack continued tonight. The Heat locked up a first ever berth in the Canada West playoffs in their first year in Canada West when they dropped the ‘Pack in three sets for a second straight night (25-16, 25-12, 25-20) at UBC’s Okanagan campus tonight in Kelowna.

Heat head coach Greg Poitras was ecstatic about his team's playoff berth. "The goal we’ve had all season was to make playoffs,” recounted Poitras. “To be able to come here and play that high level of volleyball against our interior rivals was fantastic for our guys. The guys just played free. They played loose and they were so confident. They were sharp from start to finish."

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From the Capital News: UBCO to honour graduating players in last weekend of league volleyball play

February 11, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed (goheat.ca), Volleyball (M), Volleyball (W) | Tags: , ,

Preston Tucker - BCCAA Athlete of the Week

Kelowna Capital News - Sports Published: February 11, 2012 3:00 PM Both the men's and women's volleyball teams at UBCO will honour longtime players tonight as the regular season for the UBCO Heat comes to a close with home matches in CIS play. The Heat women play Thompson Rivers University at 6 p.m. while the [...]

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