Pack’s hockey squad wins home opener
The TRU WolfPack men’s hockey squad posted two wins against the Trinity Western University Spartans on the weekend in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action.
TRU, in its home opener against TWU on Friday, Oct. 14, at Memorial Arena, cruised to a 5-3 victory.
Jassi Sangha (2), Mick Ludvig, Curtis Tonello and Andrew Fisher scored for the Pack in support of netminder Riley Wall.
The WolfPack travelled to Langley and beat TWU 5-1 on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Sangha (2), Tonello, Joshua MacDonald and David Gore lit the lamp for TRU.
Shane Mainprize was between the pipes for the Pack, who play the Simon Fraser University Clan in Burnaby on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The Pack are 2-2 on the season and sit two points back of league-leading SFU.
Women’s soccer team on fire
There is no hotter sports team at TRU than the WolfPack women’s soccer squad, which posted two wins on the weekend to extend its unbeaten streak to seven games.
The Pack earned a 4-2 victory over the Langara College Falcons at Hillside Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Amanda Barrett of Salmon Arm tallied twice, with Chloe McAuley and Ashley Piggot adding singles.
TRU blanked the Quest Kermodes 1-0 at Hillside on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Taylor Miller of Kamloops scored the Pack’s only goal in support of goalkeeper Jamie Wheeler.
TRU caps its regular season with road games in Nanaimo, against Vancouver Island University on Saturday, Oct. 22., and North Vancouver, against Capilano University on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Pack soccer men split on weekend
The WolfPack men’s soccer team posted a win and a loss in Pacific Western Athletic Association play on the weekend.
TRU suffered a disheartening 2-1 loss to the Langara College Falcons at Hillside Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Scott Lively of TRU made the score 1-1 in the 78th minute, but an injury-time goal from the Falcons sunk the Pack.
TRU bounced back on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Hillside with a 2-0 victory over the Quest Kermodes.
Conor Doherty, playing his last home match for TRU, scored both of his team’s goals.
A road trip to Vancouver and Nanaimo this weekend will decide the Pack’s playoff fate.
TRU will play the Capilano University Blues on Saturday, Oct. 22, and the Vancouver Island University Mariners on Sunday, Oct. 23.
TRU’s basketball women second best
TRU’s women’s basketball team hosted the BDO Canada Tournament at the Tournament Capital Centre on the weekend.
A 69-60 loss to the Alberta Pandas on Sunday, Oct. 16, left the host team (2-1) in second place.
The Pandas posted a 3-0 record and won the tourney.
McGill (1-2) placed third and New Brunswick (0-3) placed fourth.
The Pack travel to Cape Breton this weekend for another exhibition tournament.
TRU opens its Canada West regular season against the Fraser Valley Cascades at the TCC on Nov. 4.
Balson named a Pac West all star
Riley Balson of the TRU WolfPack’s golf team is a Pacific Western Athletic Association all star.
The Kamloops product was named a Pac West men’s golf all star along with Cody Bell and Will Deck of UBC Okanagan.
Balson placed second in the Pac West’s individual standings this season.