October 30, 2017
2017 U SPORTS Women’s Field Hockey Championship: UBC looking for seventh straight McCrae Cup
U SPORTS TORONTO – The six-time defending McCrae Cup champion UBC Thunderbirds will try to extend their run atop the national podium this week, when they open up the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Field Hockey Championship on home field.
Chasing their 19th U SPORTS banner, the Thunderbirds will host the OUA champion York Lions in a best-of-three series in a new-look format this season. Hosting the national championship for the seventh time, the series opens Friday at UBC’s Wright Field, with Games 2 and 3 (if necessary), scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Live-streaming is available on USPORTS.LIVE.
Best-of-three series: UBC vs. York
Wednesday, Nov. 1
All-Canadian Awards Gala, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
Game 1: Friday, Nov. 3 – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
Game 2: Saturday, Nov. 4 – 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Game 3: Sunday, Nov. 5 – 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT (if necessary)
Full championship preview available at USPORTS.ca
About U SPORTS
U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 12,000 student-athletes and 500 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Senior Manager, Communications
University of British Columbia
Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242