The Briercrest hockey hosts SAIT Polytechnic this weekend, and basketball hosts the King's University College and Grande Prairie Regional College, while volleyball heads to Grant MacEwan University for their 2013-14 ACAC season opening weekend.
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For the second weekend in a row the Briercrest basketball teams will be at home in the Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Gymnasium, hosting the King's University College on Friday night followed by Grande Prairie Regional College on Saturday evening.
The women open up the weekend against King's Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 pm, followed by the men at 8:00 pm. King's has only played one game so far this season, both teams losing to Red Deer College.
The weekend continues against Grande Prairie Regional College on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the women tipping-off at 6:00 pm, followed by the men at 8:00 pm. Both GPRC teams started the season with a victory over SAIT last weekend.
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The Briercrest hockey team returns home to the Barkman Arena this weekend, hosting the league leading SAIT Trojans Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm and again Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2:00 pm.
This looks to be a high scoring weekend as SAIT currently leads the ACAC with 31 goals while allowing the fourth most goals against. Briercrest currently sits four points out of a playoff spot, so this weekend could go a long way in gaining ground moving forward.
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The Briercrest volleyball teams will be kicking off the 2013-14 ACAC season this weekend at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.
The women kick off the season on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 pm with the men following at 8:00 pm, and the teams then meet again on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the women playing at 1:00 pm and the men at 3:00 pm.
As this is Grant MacEwan's last run in the CCAA before moving to CIS for the 2014-15 season, they will be looking to make a statement this year. The women's team in particular had the third best record in the ACAC last season and return the core of their lineup.
Both Briercrest volleyball teams bring back a strong core of returning players this season, nine returning student-athletes on the women's team and12 returning on the men's team. It will be exciting to watch the teams mature to the next level this season.
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