‘Birds and Bisons square off in the Manitoba capital


VANCOUVER – The No.5 UBC men’s volleyball team (7-1) hits the road this weekend for a series against the University of Manitoba Bisons. The Bisons are nipping at the heels of the Thunderbirds with a 5-3 record and sit four points behind UBC, who is currently second in the conference with 14 points on the season.  


UBC is coming off a weekend sweep of UBC Okanagan, extending its winning streak to fives games. Only Alberta at 8-0 has a better record then the Thunderbirds. 


Last weekend, second-year Irvan Brar was the star for the T-Birds, recording 29 kills total, which led all players over the weekend. Teammate Mac McNicol followed closely with 25 kills on the attack side.  


As for Manitoba, UBC will need to keep an eye on Devren Dear at the net, as he boasts an impressive 4.08 kills per set average for the Bisons.  


Friday’s game will commence at 6:00 pm PT while Saturday’s action begins at 5:00 pm PT at Investors Group Athletic Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Games can be viewed via live webcast at canadawest.tv.