logo-redx100h
isn-beauty-of-the-week-169x100

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss


canada westREGINA, Sask. (ISN) - For the second time since joining Canada West and for the first time since moving into the new gym at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport, the University of Regina’s women’s basketball team hosts the Canada West Final Four this weekend.
The tournament features three of the top four teams in the latest CIS Top Ten poll, as No. 3-ranked Saskatchewan and No. 4 UBC will square off in a Friday afternoon semifinal (5 p.m.) before the top-ranked Cougars host No. 8 Fraser Valley in the other semifinal at 7 p.m.
The third-place game goes on Saturday at 5 p.m., with the conference championship tilt scheduled for Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The Canada West champion will earn an automatic berth to the 2012 CIS Championship in Calgary, while the second-place team at the Final Four will head to Saskatoon next weekend to participate in the 2012 CIS West Regional hosted by the University of Saskatchewan.
What happens to the third-place team and the fourth-place finisher depends on where Saskatchewan finishes at the Final Four. The third-place team heads to the CIS East Regional (hosted by the University of Ottawa) if Saskatchewan finishes in first place or fourth place at the Final Four, while the third-place team will go to the CIS West Regional if Saskatchewan finishes in second or third.
The fourth-place team will participate in the CIS East Regional if Saskatchewan places second or third. If the Huskies win the conference title, the fourth-place team will not advance to either regional tournament.
Regardless of where Saskatchewan finishes at the Final Four, the Huskies will participate in the CIS West Regional in Saskatoon next weekend.
The four conference champions, the two winners of the regional tournaments, a wildcard selection, and host Calgary will make up the eight-team field at the 2012 CIS Championship, which begins on Mar. 17 and runs through Mar. 21.
Here’s a quick look at the teams vying for the Canada West title –
University of Regina Cougars (20-0 / 2-0)
Team Information
CIS ranking: No. 1
Canada West seed: No. 1
Quarterfinals: Defeated Winnipeg 2-0
Coach: Dave Taylor (6th season)
Key Players
• G Joanna Zalesiak – named Canada West’s MVP and a first-team all-star this season
• F Lindsay Ledingham – named a Canada West second-team all-star in each of the past two seasons
• G Michelle Clark – team’s scoring leader set school record with 57 three-pointers this year
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (15-3 / 2-0)
Team Information
CIS ranking: No. 4
Canada West seed: No. 2
Quarterfinals: Defeated Alberta 2-0
Coach: Deb Huband (17th season)
Key Players
• P Zara Huntley – led UBC in rebounding and was named a Canada West first-team all-star
• G Kris Young – scored a team-high 15.3 points per game and was named a Canada West second-team all-star
• P Alexandra Vieweg – one of four UBC players to average double figures in scoring this season
University of Saskatchewan Huskies (15-5 / 2-0)
Team Information
CIS ranking: No. 3
Canada West seed: No. 3
Quarterfinals: Defeated Thompson Rivers 2-0
Coach: Lisa Thomaidis (14th season)
Key Players
• G Katie Miyazaki – Canada West Defensive Player of the Year and conference first-team all-star
• F Dalyce Emmerson – Canada West Rookie of the Year and conference second-team all-star
• G Kabree Howard – averages over 30 minutes per game and is third on the team in scoring
University of the Fraser Valley Cascades (12-6 / 2-0)
Team Information
CIS ranking: No. 8
Canada West seed: No. 4
Quarterfinals: Defeated Calgary 2-0
Coach: Al Tuchscherer (10th season)
Key Players
• G Tessa Klassen – conference second-team all-star and Fraser Valley’s leader in points and assists
• G Aieisha Luyken – second on the team during the conference schedule with 12.4 points per game
• P Nicole Wierks – Canada West’s Tracy MacLeod Award nominee

 

Latest Stories

holland

NCAT's Holland to be inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame

Apr 01, 2015

Courtesy Associated Press

Photo courtesy of Courtesy of NCAT Sports Information

(ISN) - GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former North Carolina A&T right-hand pitcher and World Series champion Al Holland will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The…

Pacwest

PACWEST Athlete of the Year Across All Sports

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - The Pacific Western Athletic Association is proud to announce this year’s winners for the 2014-2015 PACWEST Male and Female Athlete of the Year (Across All Sports).

tricityy1

Americans Fight Not Enough, Rockets Win Game 3

Apr 01, 2015

Photo credit John Allen

(ISN) - Kennewick, WA- It was a big game for the Tri-City Americans in Game 3 of the First Round 2015 WHL Playoff series.

oil kings

Oil Kings now in must win mode

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - EDMONTON, ALTA. – The Edmonton Oil Kings gave up a pair of second period goals and couldn't find a way to claw back Wednesday night, dropping Game 4 of their first round playoff match-up with the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 to fall behind 3-1 in the…

wom eagles

Fowler, Gardner return to Eagles for Canada Women's Sevens

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Ric Suggitt's Women's Eagles Sevens will hope to build on a second-place finish at Atlanta 7s, the third round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, with a strong performance at Canada Women's Sevens in Langford,…

slopestyle2

Sport Chek Air Nation Canadian Slopestyle Nationals

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - The 2015 Sport Chek Air Nation took place this past week in Whistler Blackcomb's Nintendo Terrain Park. Competitive snowboard slopestyle athletes from accross the country battled for the National Title.

mailiet

UNB announces Athletic Award Winners

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - (FREDERICTON, N.B.) Hockey player Philippe Maillet and soccer's Sam Lagacy were named UNB's male and female Athlete of the Year at the Varsity Reds annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Night at the Fredericton Playhouse.

Portland Jr Winterhawks

Junior Winterhawks Bantam Team Wins National Championship

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - As the Portland Winterhawks begin their pursuit of the Ed Chynoweth Cup, a Junior Winterhawks team has brought a national championship to Portland.

carns2

BC Athlete Alex Cairns, wins title of Slalom Canadian National…

Apr 01, 2015

Fannie Smith

(ISN) - (Quebec, QC) – Cairns, a senior member of the BC Para-alpine ski team (BCPAST) and a Canadian National Para-alpine ski team (CPAST) prospect has been on the road since the end of January training and competing, most recently at the US…

Jackson rockets

Rockets’ Jackson Whistle named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the first week of playoff action ending March 29.

canada national womes hockey team

National Women’s Team has advanced to the semifinals

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - MALMÖ, Sweden – Canada's National Women's Team has advanced to the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship after finishing second in Group A with a 2-1 record.

henrick

Henrik Sedin team’s candidate for the 2015 Bill Masterton Trophy

Apr 01, 2015

(ISN) - VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) announced today the nomination of Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin as the team’s candidate for the 2014.15 Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded…

ISN Beauty of the Week

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors