VANCOUVER – After kicking off the Canada West common season on the highway, the UBC Thunderbirds (2-1-1) will return to the Level Gray campus to host the Calgary Dinos (0-4-0) for his or her home-opening sequence at Wright Area on Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd – each at 11:00 a.m. (PT).
“We’ve an excellent combine of recent ‘Birds and returning athletes so I’ve actually loved watching the staff come collectively as a unit and assist each other every week,” stated UBC head coach Poonam Sandhu, because the Thunderbirds attain the mid-point of normal season motion. “There are at all times areas we will enhance on, however I respect the perspective and intention the staff brings in every follow to ship enhancements on all fronts. Everybody can count on UBC to convey out their tenacity and grit as soon as once more this weekend. I am actually trying ahead to our home-opener weekend and encourage everybody to come back out and assist the staff this weekend!”
The T-Birds had been on Vancouver Island final weekend to tackle the three-time defending U SPORTS champion College of Victoria Vikes and got here away with a shootout victory in recreation one, earlier than falling 4-1 in recreation two.
Calgary’s final convention motion was a pair of shut-out losses to the Thunderbirds, 2-0 and 1-0, two weekends in the past in Alberta – because the Dinos are nonetheless in the hunt for their first Canada West win of the season.
“I count on the Dinos to come back out stronger than final time,” continued Sandhu. “We all know that this staff adapts properly to their opponents and brings a quick paced and aggressive recreation. They’re aggressive on assault and relentless on protection, so we wish to be ready for that and keep on with our recreation plan. We stay up for internet hosting the Dinos and count on this weekend to be an thrilling match-up.”