October 17, 1996
Top student athletes compete Oct. 17-31
The advent of a new university year also marks the beginning of an exciting
athletics season at UBC. UBC's varsity teams are made up of some of the
nation's top young athletes, many of whom go on to international levels of
competition. Others may end up playing for the National Hockey League (NHL),
Canadian or National Football Leagues (CFL and NFL) or playing for professional
teams in Europe or elsewhere.
Varsity games are fast-paced, exciting and offer excellent entertainment value
says Don Wells, external affairs co-ordinator for UBC Athletics and Sport
"A family of four can take in a basketball, hockey or football game for under
$20, and that includes hot dogs," he says.
Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for youths and seniors, $3 for UBC students and
free for children under 12.
Up-to-the-hour scores and event information can be obtained by calling 822-BIRD.
- The Thunderbird football team takes on Calgary at Thunderbird Stadium Oct. 26
at 7:00 p.m.
- Pre-season basketball continues Oct. 23 as UBC goes up against the University
of Regina, and Oct. 30 against the University of Winnipeg. Both games start at
7:30 p.m. in War Memorial Gym.
- The Thunderbird ice hockey team takes on the Lethbridge Pronghorns in its
Canada West league-opening series Oct. 18-19. Games take place in the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre and start at 7:30 p.m.
- The men's and women's soccer teams play two games each Oct. 19 and 20. The women play Calgary Oct. 19 at 12 p.m., and Lethbridge Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. The men play Calgary Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. and Lethbridge Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. Games take
place on the O.J. Todd Field and there is no admission charge. On Oct. 22, the
men's soccer team plays Simon Fraser at Thunderbird Stadium at 7 p.m.