A young Canada Sevens squad took to the pitch at BC Place this past weekend at the World Rugby Sevens Series. Among the Canadians were UBC Thunderbirds Phil Berna, Nicholas Allen, Jack Carson, Matthew Percillier, Elias Ergas and Andrew Coe. Here’s how they looked this past weekend.
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After a 533 day hiatus, the UBC men’s hockey team returned to action against historical foes SFU in the Captain’s Cup.
The Thunderbirds are well represented in Canada’s roster. Nicholas Allen, Jack Carson, Matthew Percillier, Elias Egras and Phil Berna have all either turned out for the blue and gold or are playing for the T-Birds this year.
With the time difference, it is difficult to watch the events live on broadcasts, but here are the summary of how T-Birds have been performing thus far.
A UBC athlete on the track and field team is alleging that a coach sexually assaulted her during a massage therapy treatment. She is suing both the coach and UBC.
For the first time in the history of the sport, surfing will take the world stage this summer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
Coltyn Liu, the fourth year Outside hitter, and Matt Neaves, the third year opposite are going to reunite with Fynn McCarthy and Byron Keturakis, who were also members from the 2018 National Championship team.
The three former players — Tremont Levy, Trivel Pinto and Ben Cummings — are in police custody and will appear in a Richmond Provincial Court at a future date.
This past January, Thomas Gardner heard his name called first overall by FC Edmonton of the Canadian Premier League (CPL). The recently founded top flight of the Canadian Soccer pyramid, this fledgling league adds one of the brightest talents that the Thunderbirds have to offer.
Nick Cross, Ben Hladik, and Elliot Graham showcased the UBC defense, the linebackers now looking to the next level.
At the Canada West Annual General Meeting, the conference members signalled their intentions to return to play in the fall with alternative formats being approved to focus on regional competitions.
After two seasons with the Thunderbirds including one Canada West title, Jadon Cohee made the jump to playing professional basketball overseas with Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisia of the Georgia Superleague. More recently, Cohee was chosen to be a part of Canada’s senior national team and will be set to compete at the FIBA Americup in 2022.
From 2004 through 2008, McGuinness led the women’s team to three CIS National Championships while also accumulating 2,523 points along the way, which is still the most amount of points a single player has scored over their career in UBC’s history.
Now retired from flipping and flying, former Stanford gymnast Hailee Hoffman is continuing her academic journey as a Master’s student in mechanical engineering here at UBC.
The UBC Men’s Football team continues with five players being invited to participate in the CFL Virtual Draft Combine.