Basketball hosts exciting showdown with Red Deer, hockey hosts Concordia and volleyball travels to Red Deer

Jadon Frank | Jan 29, 2013
 
 CCAA number one ranked Briercrest faces off against number three Red Deer College this weekend

By Jadon Frank

Briercrest basketball hosts Red Deer College Feb. 1-2  to begin the final two weekend homestand of the 2012-13 regular season, hockey hosts Concordia and volleyball travels to Red Deer. For timely information on all Briercrest teams be sure to "like" Briercrest Athletics on facebook.

Basketball

Briercrest basketball begins the final homestand of the ACAC season with a two weekend, four game run as the playoffs approach.

After a weekend sweep over SAIT, coupled with a Sheridan Bruins loss in the OCAA, Briercrest men's basketball find themselves at the top of the CCAA rankings and the ACAC standings with a 13-1 record. Red Deer College, currently sitting second in the ACAC with a record of 12-2 and a CCAA ranking of third, will pose the greatest test to the the Briercrest team this season.

After two tough weekends against the two top ranked teams in the ACAC South Briercrest women's basketball will be looking forward to facing a Red Deer team that is just above them in the ACAC standings. With a 2-12 record Briercrest is in fifth place in the ACAC South right behind 4-10 Red Deer.

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

After obtaining their first win of the season last time they were home, Briercrest looks to put more points on the board against fifth place Concordia Feb 1-2.

Briercrest will be looking to continue their momentum and get their first road win of the season.

Game times are 7:30 pm on Friday and 2:00 pm Saturday. Both games will be played at the Barkman Arena. Games will also be broadcast online at http://www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/briercrest-clippers-hockey. Also, be sure to "like" Briercrest Hockey for photos and updates.

Volleyball

Coming off of an exciting weekend where the Briercrest volleyball teams won three of four games against strong SAIT teams, the competition stays intense as they travel to Red Deer to play the top ranked team in the ACAC for both men and women.

After an emotional weekend split with SAIT the Briercrest men's volleyball team (12-2) faces arguably the stiffest challenge of the ACAC regular season by traveling to CCAA third ranked Red Deer College. Coming off their first loss of the ACAC season Red Deer (13-1) is ranked number one in the ACAC standings, one win ahead of second place Briercrest. Briercrest moved up five spots to a season best sixth rank in the CCAA.

The women are in a tight playoff race, and this weekend will be another strong test on their way to the playoffs as they face an ACAC first place and CCAA fifth ranked Red Deer College squad that is on a 14 game winning streak, with their only losses coming the first weekend of the ACAC season. Briercrest (8-8) is currently in riding a 5-1 record since Christmas and are in ninth place in the ACAC, only two wins outside of fourth place and two wins up on tenth place. The top six teams get a bye to the ACAC Championship, so a strong weekend can bring that dream a little bit closer to reality for the women.

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