Columbia athletics

‘Birds host Dinos in 2022 home opener

VANCOUVER – After kicking off the Canada West regular season on the road, the UBC Thunderbirds (2-1-1) will return to the Point Gray campus to host the Calgary Dinos (0-4-0) for their series of home opener at Wright Field on Saturday, October 1stand Sunday October 2n/a – both at 11:00 a.m. (PT).

“We have a good mix of new ‘Birds and returning athletes, so I’ve really enjoyed seeing the team come together as a unit and support each other every week,” the head coach said. from UBC. Poonam Sandhu, as the Thunderbirds reach the middle of the regular season. “There are always areas where we can improve, but I appreciate the attitude and the intention the team brings to every practice to make improvements on all fronts. looking forward to our opening weekend at home and encourage everyone to come out and support the team this weekend!”

The T-Birds were on Vancouver Island last weekend to face the University of Victoria Vikes, three-time defending U SPORTS champions, and earned a shootout victory in Game 1, before losing 4-1 in the second game.

Calgary’s last conference action was a pair of shutout losses to the Thunderbirds, 2-0 and 1-0, two weekends ago in Alberta – as the Dinos are still looking for their first Canada West win of the season.

“I expect the Dinos to come out stronger than last time,” Sandhu continued. “We know that this team adapts well to their opponents and offers a fast and competitive game. They are aggressive in attack and relentless in defense, so we want to be prepared for that and stick to our game plan. We look forward to hosting the Dinos and expect this weekend to be an exciting game.”