WolfPack Bites – Sept. 23

The WolfPack men’s hockey team returned from Alberta as champions on the weekend, after winning the annual SAIT Icebreaker tournament in Calgary.

The WolfPack defeated the SAIT Trojans 4-1 in the tournament’s final game to capture the championship in its 25th year.

Josh MacDonald had two goals in the victory and Brodie GIbbon and Silvan Harper each had a single marker. Stephen Wolff started in goal and stopped 50 of 51 shots en route to the victory.

It’s the first time in the history of the tournament that a team from B.C. has been crowned champions.

The WolfPack opens the regular season with games against the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday and Saturday.

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The WolfPack women’s soccer team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end this weekend, playing to a 1-1 draw against the Langara College Falcons.

Alanna Bekkering scored the WolfPack’s only goal Sunday.

The draw came on the heels of a 1-0 victory over the Quest Kermodes on Saturday, a team that the WolfPack has historically struggled against. Jaydene Radu had the game-winning goal.

Bekkering was honoured early last week with her second consecutive player of the week award, based on her play in week 2.

The WolfPack are 5-1-0 in six games and sit atop the Pacific Western Athletic Association standings. They will be on the road again next weekend, playing games against the Capilano University Blues and the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

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The Langara College Falcons handed the WolfPack men’s soccer team its first defeat on Sunday, shutting out TRU 3-0.

The WolfPack played the game without Corey Wallis and Braeden Burrows in the lineup. Burrows was injured in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Quest University.

Nolan Wallace and Kyle Fertile each had goals against the Quest Kermodes, with Justin Wallace finishing the game with a goal and an assist on his brother’s marker. Travis Froehlich grabbed the shutout TRU on Saturday.

Justin Wallace was named the association’s player of the week early last week, based on his play in week 2.

The WolfPack are 4-1-1 and are tied for first with the UBC-Okanagan Heat. They will play away games against the Capilano University Blues and the Vancouver Island University Mariners on the weekend.

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The women’s volleyball team won just one set in an exhibition tournament at the University of Regina on the weekend.

TRU lost all five of its matches, with its only 25-point set coming in a 25-21 victory against the University of Calgary. It lost 3-0 to the University of Winnipeg, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan and Mount Royal University.

Setter Katie Woo took a knock to the head during a match Saturday and did not play Sunday. Her current status is unknown.

The WolfPack will play one more tournament — Oct. 4-6 in the Lower Mainland — before opening its season at home against the UBC-Okanagan Heat on Oct. 25.