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Healthy Heat Braced For Bisons

With a firm belief that being healthy for the CIS Canada West playoffs is more important than finishing first in the regular season, UBC Okanagan Heat head coach Steve Manuel is feeling good about his women’s volleyball team as it prepares for a quarter-final playoff matchup this weekend.

The Heat, third-place finishers with a school-record 19-5 mark, will play host to the defending CIS national-champion Manitoba Bisons in a best-of-three first-round Canada West Conference series.

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OK Rockets Glad To Be Home

The Okanagan Rockets ended what their general-manager (David Michaud) termed an “ugly 12-game road trip” with a now-so pretty 6-5 win over the Valley West Hawks on Sunday in Langley.

On the brighter side, Kelowna’s Brett Witala scored his 13th goal of the season and assisted on four other markers as the Rockets broke a five-game winless streak in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.

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Sweetheart Ringette Tournament Underway

Billed as the largest ice tournament held in B.C. and the second largest in Western Canada, the 25th annual Kelowna Sweetheart Ringette Tournament got under way in three Central Okanagan communities today.

Eighty teams from throughout B.C. and Alberta are taking part in the three-day event that includes 80 teams in 10 divisions (from five to 18-plus years old).


First Almost Out of Reach For VB Heat

An upset loss at the hands of the Mt. Royal Cougars last week, makes the odds of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team finishing first in the CIS Canada West Conference slim at best as the prepare to host the Brandon Wildcats tonight.

Their first loss (3-1) since Nov. 1 (13 matches ago) dropped the Heat from the No. 1 ranking in the nation to No. 3, and although they are still tied with the Trinity Western Spartans and Alberta Pandas for first place with a 17-5 record in Canada West, they’re third in the tie-beaking formula.

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