NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what we can expect from Kevin Bieksa and his buddies in the Canucks vs. UBC charity hockey game coming up soon in Vancouver. Let’s face it, hockey in Vancouver is stressful. Every game is the biggest game of the year, and every reputation is based on the most recent shift. Can Cory Schneider, Daniel Sedin, and Henrik Sedin have fun?
After an impressive 6-2 record in their 2011 season, the UBC Thunderbirds are instead chalking up an 0-8 finish. The unintentional administrative error was discovered by the athletic department during a standard year-end review.
It was supposed to be a year of rebuilding for UBC Basketball, the players lost to graduation would leave too big of a gap to fill. Gone are backcourt mates Josh Whyte and Alex Murphy, along with forward Brent Malish, the later two being five year staples at the Point Grey campus.
After years without playoff football on UBC’s campus the Thunderbirds are ready to make up for lost time, beginning with a season-long vendetta against the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday.
Our man with his finger on the pulse of the Northwest basketball scene Steve Lee reports on UBC point guard Nathan Yu and how he hopes to take the team to the CIS Final 8 in 2011…