The Father Bauer Classic is an annual UBC hockey tournament featuring the Thunderbirds and teams from the University of Toronto, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Alberta. The tournament is named after Father David Bauer, the former chaplain of St. Mark's College who coached the 1962-63 Thunderbird hockey team. The team formed the nucleus of the 1964 Olympic team. The tournament takes place on Dec. 28 - 30 at the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre with face-off times at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day.
The Thunderbird men's basketball team usher in the new year with a tournament Jan. 3-4. The T-Birds take on Central Washington University, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Tip-off times are 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday in War Memorial Gym.
The Thunderbird women's basketball team takes on Japan's national team, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Gym.
For information on ticket prices and game times, call 822-BIRD.