Posted on: January 4, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack will be road warriors for the first two weeks of the 2018 portion of the Canada West men’s volleyball season.
The WolfPack will visit the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, Alberta this weekend (Jan 5-6) before facing the University of Regina Cougars in Regina the following weekend.
Date: January 5/January 6 Time: 6 pm/4 pm MDT
Location: Kenyon Court, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
TRU Record: 2-10 Last 5 Games: 0-5 (0-6 on the road)
Opponent: 2-10 Last 5 Games: 0-5 (1-5 at home)
Important Game Notes:
Tim Dobbert (4th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) is fifth in Canada West in kills per set (3.64).
The WolfPack’s home debut in 2018 won’t occur until Friday, January 19th when they entertain the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Match time will be 7:45 pm.
Thoughts from WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly:
Looking forward to the second half. Team is healthy we start with two road trips then home for 3.5 weekends with a short trip to Kelowna for one match. We also have a trip to Hawaii mid-term to play in a tournament. We had two solid weeks of training and guys are refreshed. We had a good minicamp with two a days. There are two playoff spots up for grabs for really any team in the bottom of the standings, but I believe you will need at least 10 to get one so we would need some wins right out of the gate. I think we match up pretty well with MRU. They have a solid opposite in Tyler Schmidt and have had some different line ups. MRU record doesn’t tell the whole story they lost a lot of 5th set matches early and could easily have 4 more wins right now. It is two teams in almost the same spot desperately looking for wins and redemption.
If you can’t make the game/match: watch online (pay per view) at www.canadawesttv.ca
Home game/match highlights will be available by logging onto www.gowolfpack.tru.ca