Basketball hosts Medicine Hat, hockey travels to Augustana and volleyball to Medicine Hat

Jadon Frank | Feb 5, 2013
 
 Captain Brittany Larson and the women's basketball team look to finish their last home stand of the season on a high note against Medicine Hat

By Jadon Frank

Briercrest basketball hosts Medicine Hat College Feb. 8-9 to conclude their final homestand of the 2012-13 regular season, hockey travels to Camrose to face Augustana and volleyball travels to Medicine Hat. For timely information on all Briercrest teams be sure to "like" Briercrest Athletics on facebook.

Basketball

Briercrest basketball concludes their final homestand of the ACAC season with a two game series against Medicine Hat College.

Coming off an exhilarating weekend sweep over second place Red Deer College, Briercrest men's basketball retains their place atop  the CCAA rankings and the ACAC standings with a 15-1 record. Medicine Hat has an 8-8 record, good for seventh place in the ACAC, and will be hungry to move into the top six and earn a bye to the Elite 8 ACAC Championship.

After an exciting split with Red Deer College over the weekend, Briercrest women's basketball will be looking to play spoiler against an 8-8 Medicine Hat team that is sitting in the tenth and final playoff position in the ACAC.

All games will be played at the Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Gymnasium in Caronport. The women will hit the floor at 6:00 pm on Friday and 1:00 pm on Saturday, while the men will follow at 8:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Games will also be broadcast online at http://www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/briercrest-clippers. Also, be sure to "like" Briercrest Basketball for photos and updates.

Hockey

Briercrest hockey will be heading out on the road to face Augustana for their last road trip of the season.

The team is coming off a weekend where they saw Jesse Chenard break the ACAC career saves record. Chenard will be adding to his record of 3473 as he faces the defending league champion Augustana who are second in the league in goals for and are six points outside of first place and only two out of second. With 999 saves on the year, Chenard is now within striking distance of another record, saves in a season which is 1049.

Game times are 7:30 pm on Friday and 2:00 pm Saturday. Both games will be played at the Encana Arena in Camrose (53 St. & 44 Ave.). Games will also be broadcast online at http://www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/ccaatv/acactv Also, be sure to "like" Briercrest Hockey for photos and updates.

Volleyball

Coming off of a weekend where both Briercrest volleyball teams were swept by the top teams in the ACAC, the Briercrest volleyball teams will be looking to start a winning streak in Medicine Hat to end the regular season and push into the playoffs.

CCAA eighth ranked men's volleyball (14-4) has clinched their inclusion in the ACAC Elite 8 Provincial Championships, but this weekend will determine where they fit in the standings. They could finish anywhere from second to fifth, depending how they do against a scrappy Medicine Hat team that currently sits in fifth place with a record of 13-5. CCAA number 14 ranked Medicine Hat is the only team to defeat CCAA number two Red Deer College this season.

The women have clinched a playoff spot, but this weekend will determine many different things, depending on position. With an 8-10 record they currently sit in ninth place, but they could move as high as sixth place and earn a bye into the ACAC Elite 8 or could drop as low as 10th place and travel to anywhere from Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat or Edmonton for a qualifier next weekend. With a 10-8 record Medicine Hat sits directly above Briercrest in the standings and have had a fairly streaky season this year.

Follow the games online at http://www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/ccaatv/acactv. Also, be sure to "like" Briercrest Volleyball for photos and updates.