Upcoming games and special events for the University of Victoria Vikes varsity teams. All times are listed in Pacific Time.
The first look of the 2017-18 Vikes basketball program will be this coming weekend at the bi-annual Guy VetrieMemorial Tournament that will also entertain OUA visitors Concordia, Carleton and Guelph. The Vikes will feature their student-filled Days of Thunder Game on the Friday night as their first home game of the year.
Friday, Sept. 29: Concordia vs. Carleton (5:00 p.m.), Victoria vs Guelph (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 30: Guelph vs. Concordia (5:00 p.m.), Victoria vs. Carleton (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 1: Carleton vs. Guelph (12:00 p.m.), Victoria vs. Concordia (2:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
It’s the first look at the men’s and women’s cross country teams that will host the U SPORTS National Championship on Nov. 12 in Victoria for the first time since 2007. Head coach Brent Fougner and assistant coach and Olympian Hillary Stellingwerf have been busy putting together two podium-contending cross country squads.
Sept. 30: Vikes at Charles Bowles Invitational (Salem, Ore.)
WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
The theme of 2017 is every game counts as the Vikes need to top the Canada West standings for any chance at a U SPORTS national medal, let alone title. The Vikes are 0-1-1 after their opening series against the six-time reigning national champions, the UBC Thunderbirds, and will need to secure wins against Calgary to catch up to the T-Birds who are now 3-0-1.
Saturday, Sept. 30: Vikes at Calgary (10:00 a.m. – Calgary, Alta.)
Sunday, Oct. 1: Vikes at Calgary (10:00 a.m. – Calgary, Alta.)
MEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
It’s a re-building year for the Vikes who lost recently graduated and 2016 Olympian Brenden Bissett. The Vikes do return national team member Harbir Sidhu but a short bench has plagued the roster so far with two losses in their Vancouver Premier League season to date. The Vikes will look to bounce back in their third game against the United Brothers.
Sunday, Oct. 1: Vikes at United Brothers (1:30 p.m., Surrey, B.C.)
The Vikes men waste no time getting into their second tournament of the season just two days after they finished second overall at the Saint Martin’s Invitational. Fourth-year Vike Lawren Rowe was also the individual runner-up as the Vikes now head to Bellingham to compete in the Western Washington Invitational.
Sept. 25-26: Vikes at Western Washington Tournament (Bellingham, Wash.)
In the most incredible fashion the Vikes are not only 2-0 on the Canada West season but they have won both their opening games against Alberta and UBC by a program record of 82-0. The Vikes will turn their attention to Lethbridge this Friday who are 0-1 after their loss to Calgary.
Friday, Sept. 29: Vikes vs. Lethbridge (5:00 p.m., Wallace Field)
The Vikes men are still on the hunt for their first win after dropping season-opening losses to the strengths of James Bay and UBC. The Vikes lost 44-24 to the T-Birds on Saturday surrendering the opening game of the boot series while falling to a 0-2 record in the BC Rugby Premier League.
Saturday, Sep. 30: Vikes at Nanaimo (2:30 p.m., Nanaimo, B.C.)
The Vikes are on a four-game win streak following a six-point road swing to the interior. The Vikes dropped UBC Okanagan 1-0 and Thompson Rivers 4-0 to enter this weekend with a 5-1-1 record. The Vikes will match up against UNBC and MacEwan as the look to close the gap on UBC at the top of the Pacific Division standings.
Sept. 26: Vikes Championship Breakfast MORE
Sept. 28: Raptors intrasquad game in CARSA MORE *Note Vikes game day media accreditation is NOT valid at this event. Separate accreditation is required.
For full varsity game and events schedule please visit our website at govikesgo.com