Date: January 7th UBC (USports) @ SFU (BCIHL)
Location: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave Burnaby
Puck Drop: 7pm
Covid-19 Safety Measures: Face masks and proof of vaccination required. Seating limited to 1,000 spectators.
Ticket Prices: $15 for adults, $10 for youth/seniors, free for SFU students (Student ID required). General Admission seating only.
Storylines: SFU hosts UBC for the first time since the 2012 University Hockey Classic. The last time these teams met in Burnaby, SFU defeated the Thunderbirds in front of a packed house in a thrilling 2 game series. Ten years later, the 2022 matchup will be SFU’s third against USports competition this season, falling 8-2 at UBC and 6-5 to TWU during the pre-season Captain’s Cup tournament. SFU’s prospects are much different going into the January game, now undefeated (6-0) in BCIHL regular season play and the team’s 12 rookies having had time to adjust to the college game. Mid-season recruit and NCAA D1 transfer Nick Wicks (Clarkson University) will join the squad for his first game against UBC as well. The Thunderbirds on the other hand are one of Canada West’s top teams, boasting an 10-2 record with former Tri-City American (WHL) Tyler Sandhu leading the way with 15 points.
Activities: The game will feature giveaways and contests along with the on-ice action. The City of Burnaby will also operate a fully-licensed concession.