Volleyball teams travel to Fort McMurray and Red Deer for the ACAC Championships this weekend

Jadon Frank | Feb 18, 2013
Floor captain Mikayla Reinhardt hopes to lead her team early on as they face number one Red Deer College to start the Championships Floor captain Mikayla Reinhardt hopes to lead her team early on as they face number one Red Deer College to start the ChampionshipsFloor captain Mikayla Reinhardt hopes to lead her team early on as they face number one Red Deer College to start the Championships
Floor captain Mikayla Reinhardt hopes to lead her team early on as they face number one Red Deer College to start the Championships Floor captain Mikayla Reinhardt hopes to lead her team early on as they face number one Red Deer College to start the ChampionshipsKyle Pankratz and the men's volleyball team will look to get back to the CCAA tournament with a strong showing this weekend

By Jadon Frank

The only teams in action this weekend are the volleyball teams with the men travelling to Fort McMurray and the women travel to Red Deer for the ACAC Championship tournaments. Men's basketball has a bye before their Championship. For timely information on all Briercrest teams be sure to "like" Briercrest Athletics on facebook.

Volleyball

After an exciting weekend of game in the ACAC qualification tournament, the Briercrest women's volleyball team will be travelling to Red Deer as the eighth seed in the ACAC Championship tournament Feb. 22-24. They will take on top ranked Red Deer College Friday, Feb 22 at 6:00 pm. The winner will move on to the semi-finals against the winner of the match between Medicine Hat and NAIT the following day, Saturday, at 8:00 pm. CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship host Lakeland College and the winner of the ACAC Championships will qualify for the CCAA National Championship in Lloydminster March 7-9.

The men's volleyball team will be travelling to Fort McMurray for the ACAC Championships Feb. 22-24 as the fifth seed. They will face fourth ranked Medicine Hat at 1:00 pm on Friday, with the winner moving on to the semi-finals against the winner of King's and Red Deer at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Feb 23. Both the gold and the silver medalists at the Men's ACAC Championship will qualify for the CCAA Nationals at Niagara College March 7-9.

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

Basketball

Briercrest basketball concluded their 2012-13 regular season this past weekend with both teams sweepting St. Mary's University College.

Men's basketball (19-1) have clinched first place in the ACAC and maintain their CCAA number one ranking for the fourth weekend in a row. They will now have a bye weekend while the ACAC seventh to 10th ranked teams play in a qualification tournament to determine the seventh and eighth seed in the ACAC Championship hosted by Keyano College March 1-3.

Briercrest women's basketball ended with a sweep of St. Mary's to finish the season with a 5-15 record. The young team posted the best record since 2000-01, the last time Briercrest made the playoffs with an 8-12 record.

Be sure to "like" Briercrest Basketball for photos and updates as the men enter the playoff season.

Hockey

Briercrest hockey completed their 2012-13 season this past weekend and are focusing on finishing their semester and looking towards next season.

Jesse Chenard and Mike Fischer were both recognized on Saturday night before puck drop for their contribution as graduating players. Chenard finished his career with two records (ACAC single season and career save records) while Fischer was a warrior in front of the net and in the corners during his career.

Be sure to "like" Briercrest Hockey for off-season updates.