The Vikes men are coming into the week with some extra motivation after they lost back-to-back games to Thompson Rivers last weekend. The ninth-place Vikes (6-6) will travel to Winnipeg where they will take on the fourth-place Manitoba Bisons (10-4).
Winners of four straight games, the Vikes women will face a Manitoba team that has won five in a row, in a battle between two of the hottest teams in the conference. The games will also have immense playoff implications as the Vikes, (8-4), currently sit in seventh-place, while the Bisons (8-6) occupy eighth.
MEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
The Vikes men will play their first games of 2018 this weekend and will be hoping to carry forward a strong end to 2017 that saw them finish the calendar year with a win and a tie in their final two matches.
Sunday, Nov. 14: Vikes vs. UBC (12:30 p.m., UVic Field Hockey Turf)
It is the first meet of the season for a Vikes team that shifts gears from cross country to track mode. The trip south of the border is the first of three that the team will make as they prepare for the Canada West Championships being hosted in Winnipeg, MB from Feb. 23-24.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Vikes at UW Indoor Preview (Seattle, WA)
Another tune up meet is ahead for a Vikes team that continues to build toward the U SPORTS Championships that will take place in Toronto, ON from Feb. 22-24. The team is fresh off of a winter training camp in sunny Arizona.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Vikes at Senior Circuit Meet (Richmond, B.C.)