By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caNAPANEE, ON – Coming into the 2017 U Sports Women’s Hockey National Championships as the top seed before falling 1-0 to the McGill Martlets in yesterday’s semifinals, some onlookers posted that the UBC Thunderbirds would be hard-pressed to get up for the Bronze Medal game.
VANCOUVER — By all accounts, Maggie Li’s first attempt at trying to secure a roster spot on the UBC Thunderbirds volleyball team was like one of those tragic-comic auditions on American Idol.
VANCOUVER — The rink in her home town, which is actually too small to be even called a town, was built from scratch
VANCOUVER — Watch the game long enough and you know that there are certain types of scenarios, which when presented on larger stages, like the postseason, often times have the potential to produce unexpected results.
VANCOUVER — Place Irvan Brar against the standard measure of feet and inches as it pertains to the power-hitting forces in the world of Canada West men’s volleyball, and it’s easy to jump to conclusions.
VANCOUVER — UBC Thunderbirds head men’s basketball coach Kevin Hanson may well have coached the best 19-1, fourth-place team in the history of his sport.
VANCOUVER — The picture, which adorned the front of the UBC athletics website on Sunday morning, was a simple one.
VANCOUVER — They say that times are tough all over, but it seems especially so locally in Canada West men’s basketball circles.
VANCOUVER — In building the most successful Canadian university women’s volleyball program of its generation, UBC Thunderbirds head coach Doug Reimer has brought some of the country’s best and brightest talent War Memorial Gymnasium.
VANCOUVER — When Jordan Jensen-Whyte began his career with the UBC Thunderbirds in the fall of 2012, he was standing in shadows deep enough to resemble the cover of night.