WolfPack Bites – Oct. 30

With an unbeaten record on the weekend, the WolfPack men’s basketball team captured its own tournament at the Tournament Capital Centre.

On Saturday, the men defeated the Evergreen State College Geoducks of Washington state 112-68. Gerard Gore led the team with 22 points and tournament all-star Josh Wolfram had 18 points.

Earlier in the tournament, the WolfPack defeated the Northwest College Eagles, also of Washington, 89-76.

Reese Pribilsky was named tournament MVP.

TRU will play next on Nov. 1, its home-opener against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

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The WolfPack men’s volleyball team took both of its games against the UBC-Okanagan Heat on the season’s opening weekend.

After a straight sets victory on Friday (25-23, 25-20, 25-22), TRU defeated UBC-Okanagan 3-1 (25-16, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22) in its first regular season game at the Tournament Capital Centre this season.

Right-side hitter Brad Gunter led the ’Pack both nights, with 18 kills on Friday and Saturday. Setter Colin Carson had 82 assists on the weekend.

The men will be at home to the University of Calgary Dinos next weekend, with both matches starting at 1 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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The losing streak continued this past weekend for the WolfPack women’s volleyball team, though there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

The ’Pack fell 3-0 in both games against a strong UBC-Okanagan team, but showed some growth in their game since last season, going point-for-point with the Heat at times.

If this past Friday was any indication, the women appear ready to take some games in Canada West play this season.

They will play host to the University of Calgary Dinos next Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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Facing the Selkirk Saints for the third time in as many games, the WolfPack hockey team managed to pick up a 5-2 victory.

TRU had lost its last four games and, with a 2-4 record, was facing a Selkirk team they had struggled against in the past.

Tyler Berkholtz led the WolfPack with two goals and an assist, while Duncan Schulz had a goal and two assists. Tyler Jackson and Silvan Harper also scored for TRU, while Joshua MacDonald and Sean Maktaak each had two assists. Mark Menicucci went the distance in goal, giving up two goals on 30 shots.

The WolfPack’s next game will come at home against the Victoria Vikes next Friday, 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Arena.

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Following the conclusion of the Pacific Western conference’s provincial championship, the WolfPack named the team it will be taking to Toronto for this season’s cross-country running nationals.

Faryn Brown, Alesha Miller, Rolena Debruyn, Melissa Ryeo, Christa Miller, Tiffany Adams, Ryan Pidirniak, Connor McKay, Mark Carolan, Conlan Sprickerhoff, Tanner Gainer and Sunny Dulay will represent the WolfPack at Humber College on Nov. 8 and 9.

At provincials this past weekend, Alesha Miller and Mark Carolan both finished in the top seven, with Miller’s time of 25:10.35 good for fifth and Carolan’s 38:15.31 landing him in seventh.

Conlan Sprickerhoff finished 14th and Connor McKay grabbed an 11th place finish.