By: Dylan Webb, Sports Editor
As the SFU community deals with severe winter weather conditions and the commuting struggles that go along with them, the basketball, hockey, wrestling, and track teams prepare for a busy week of university sports action. Luckily for Clan fans, both basketball teams, the hockey team, and the women’s wrestling team, all play at home this week, so there is plenty of exciting sports action available on or near Burnaby campus.
After returning home from a two game road trip that took them to Idaho and Washington, the women’s basketball team will host the two University of Alaska teams at the West Gym this week. After taking on the team from the Fairbanks campus on January 23, they will host the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves on January 25. Tip off for both games is 7 p.m.
Looking to erase memories of their last road trip to Alaska that resulted in back-to-back losses, the men’s basketball team heads back out on the road this week after playing a rare Monday afternoon home game in the West Gym against the Western Oregon University Wolves at 12:30 p.m. The team then moves to Lacey, Washington to take on Saint Martin’s University on January 23 before heading to the Royal Brougham Pavilion to take on Seattle Pacific University on January 25.
The SFU Men’s Wrestling team is headed to San Francisco, California for the California Collegiate Open on January 25.
Fans of Clan wrestling can check out the SFU Women’s Wrestling team this week as they host the Harbor College Chokers on January 24 at 7 p.m.
Track and Field:
The SFU Track and Field team travels to Portland, Oregon for a two day meet on January 25 and 26.
Coming off a difficult week that included back-to-back games against the undefeated, league-leading Trinity Western University Spartans, a lighter schedule for SFU Hockey this week has the team hosting the Selkirk Saints on January 25 at 7 p.m. at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.