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Apr 2013 04

Uniat Named UBCO Athlete of the Year

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For the fifth year in a row and the eighth time in the last nine years the UBC Okanagan Heat Male Student Athlete of the Year has played for the men’s volleyball team. Miraculously there has also never been a repeat winner in the history of the award as Brett Uniat (Cochrane, AB)finishes his career off at UBC’s Okanagan campus earning the school’s top athletic honour. Dedicated equally in the classroom ...

Apr 2013 04

RSS Grads Share Spotlight at UBC

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For the second time in school history two athletes were so deserving of the institution’s highest athletic honour that the award will be shared. Jen Woods and Roz Huber, both in their fifth and final years and both graduates of Rutland Secondary, will have their names share the plaque that annals the UBC Okanagan Heat Female Student Athlete of the Year award. Jen is a member of the women’s golf team and ...

Apr 2013 02

Aloha! Huskies Win in Hawaii

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OKM Sr. Boys volleyball Team wins the first Annual Koolua Cup Invitational In beautiful Kailua, Hawaii. The tour has been been 10 months in the making for coach Paul Thiessen. "I created a blended team of core players from the senior Huskies squad and then added to two from KSS Owls  to bring our numbers up to 8 for the tour. The tour required careful planning as we have six players ...

Mar 2013 29

Coastal Hockey Showcase 2013

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This weekend Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna will be home to the Coastal Hockey Showcase that will show off the top 16-19 year old players. There will be eight teams that will scrimmage and show off their skills in front of a number of scouts and recruiters from junior teams and NCAA schools. Okanagan Rockets head coach James Eccles is the Director of the showcase and Ryan catches up with him. [soundcloud ...

Mar 2013 28

High School Basketball All-Star Game

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The UBC Okanagan Heat men's and women's basketball programs are pleased to present the 2013 Okanagan High School all-star games this Saturday, March 30 at the Gym on UBC’s Okanagan campus. The home of the Heat will house four separate all-star games as the best players from the Interior in both the junior and senior divisions will descend on Kelowna to challenge themselves against the other top players in the Interior. The ...

Mar 2013 27

Rob Johnson – Heat Director of Athletics

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The UBC Okanagan Heat will host their 8th Annual Athletic Scholarship Breakfast presented by Valley First on Friday April 5, 2013. With so much going on at UBC both athletically and academically this breakfast is always a sellout.  This year fifth year women’s basketball player Roz Huber will be the student-athlete speaker while Dr. Phil Ansley will present some incredible findings from a recent trip to Everest and how high altitude ...

Mar 2013 27

Valley Rivals Clash in BCHL Playoffs

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The Penticton Vees and the West Kelowna Warriors will face-off in the BCHL Interior Conference best-of-seven series, starting Friday, March 29th at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees swept the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in their first round match-up, while the Warriors took out the Merritt Centennials in five games. This is third time the two teams will meet in the Fred Page Cup playoffs. The rivals last met in 2010 ...

Mar 2013 25

Okanagan Sun Introduce New Head Coach

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On Monday the Okanagan Sun introduced their new head coach for the 2013 season.  Shane Beatty made a brief statement in the Sun club house at the Apple Bowl becoming the 15th head coach in franchise history. Beatty will be looked upon to turn the Sun around after their worst record (3-7) in their storied history. Since being hired in December, Beatty has been hard at work recruiting players, which he ...

Mar 2013 25

West Kelowna Warriors Prepare for Round 2

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The West Kelowna Warriors eliminated Merritt last week in Round 1 of the BCHL Playoffs, four games to one after a 7-4 victory. The Warriors now prepare for a showdown with their Valley rivals, the Penticton Vees who swept Salmon Arm. The Warriors didn't fair well against the Vees this regular season losing six of seven games.  However the two teams have not faced each other since January 26 and the Warriors ...

Mar 2013 24

OC Coyotes Win Game of the Month

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The Okanagan College Coyotes won their second straight over the University of Calgary Dinos on Saturday afternoon after a 2-0 win in the March Game of the Month. The Coyotes got a great performance from starting pitcher Kody Rock who won his first of the season after a complete game, seven hit shutout.  Rock would strikeout five, including his first in a bases loaded jam in the third. With just one out ...

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