Campus Life

Swim team off to Victoria

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns swim team is off to Victoria this weekend for the Canada West Championship meet, highlighting activities for Pronghorn Athletics.

The Horns are still a small squad comparatively, but they have qualified 23 swimmers for the conference meet, up six from last season. Unfortunately, only 18 will be on hand in Victoria due to a variety of ailments that will keep five swimmers unavailable for action.

Last year, the women's swim team finished fifth overall, one place up from the previous season, while the men placed sixth at the Canada West Championships. With such a small squad heading to the meet, a Canada West title is not expected, but the team is poised to improve on last year's team standing.

To follow the Horns this weekend, click on this Canada West Championships link.

Horns Basketball

A pair of west coast schools comes to town to face the Pronghorns men's and women's basketball teams.

Trinity Western Spartans and Simon Fraser Clan will provide the opposition Friday and Saturday night respectively at the 1st Choice Savings Centre gym.

The Pronghorn women (3-13) have split each of their past two weekend series, beating nationally-ranked opponents on each occasion. This weekend they'll meet the top-rated program in the country in the form of the Clan (16-1) on Saturday night.

The Pronghorn men (4-12) are in the midst of a six-game losing skid and are three games out of the final playoff berth in the Central Division. They face two tough tests this weekend with the Spartans (12-5) on a nine-game conference win streak and the Clan (10-7) having won six of their last eight.

Game times both nights see the women take the court at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8:15 p.m.

Horns Hockey

While the Pronghorns men's team has a bye in Canada West play, the Pronghorn women host the defending Canada West champion University of Alberta Pandas.

The Horns (2-15-1) are coming off a weekend split with University of Regina. The Pandas (16-2-0) are ranked fourth in the country, with their only two losses coming at the hands of the top-rated University of Manitoba Bisons.

Game times both nights are 7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena.