The Thunderbird hockey team will see out 1996 with the annual Father Bauer
Classic tournament, while the men’s basketball team welcomes the new year with
a four-team tournament.
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.