MBB: Canada West releases 2018-2019 Men's basketball schedule

July 4, 2018

The UNBC Men’s basketball team will look to build on a record-setting 2017-2018 campaign, and now know their opponents for the upcoming Canada West season. The conference schedule has been officially released, with the Timberwolves opening the season October 26th, in Calgary against the Mount Royal Cougars.

The home opener is set for Friday, November 2nd, with the Winnipeg Wesmen in town. It will be the first meeting since the Timberwolves topped the Wesmen in February to earn the first Canada West playoff victory in UNBC history.

Late January will provide a challenge for the TWolves. They play at the Alberta Golden Bears, who went 19-1 last season, on January 18th and 19th. The following weekend, it’s a trip to UBC to play the 17-3 Thunderbirds on January 25th and 26th.

The Timberwolves wrap up the regular season schedule February 2nd at the Northern Sport Centre, with the Lethbridge Pronghorns in town.

Coach Todd Jordan’s team went 10-10 last year, earning its second playoff appearance, and the first postseason win in program history.

2017-2018 leading scorers Jovan Leamy and Vova Pluzhnikov return, along with the team leader in assists, James Agyeman, and top rebounder, Vaggelis Loukas.

Conference regular season play stretches until February 2, before playoff action takes the court between Feb. 8 and March 2. The CW best-of-three semis are slated for Feb. 21-24, while the single-game conference championships will be played either March 1 or 2.

The 2019 U SPORTS Final 8s are set for March 7-10, with Ryerson University welcoming the best women’s teams to Toronto, while Dalhousie University gets set to host the top men’s squads in Halifax.

Again this season, you can watch every CW basketball regular season and playoff game on Canada West TV – the official streaming home of Canada West. 2018-19 Canada West TV passes go on sale Thursday afternoon.

2018-2019 UNBC Timberwolves Men’s Basketball Schedule

Friday, October 26th – UNBC @ MRU – 7 PM PT
Saturday, October 27th – UNBC @ MRU – 5 PM PT

Friday, November 2nd – Winnipeg @ UNBC – 8 PM PT
Saturday, November 3rd – Winnipeg @ UNBC – 7 PM PT

Friday, November 16th – TWU @ UNBC – 8 PM PT
Saturday, November 17th – TWU@ UNBC - 7 PM PT

Friday, November 23rd – UNBC @ UFV – 8 PM PT
Saturday, November 24th – UNBC @ UFV – 7 PM PT

Thursday, November 29th – UNBC @ Saskatchewan – 6 PM PT
Friday, November 30th – UNBC @ Saskatchewan – 6 PM PT

Friday, January 4th – TRU @ UNBC – 8 PM PT
Saturday, January 5th – TRU @ UNBC – 7 PM PT

Friday, January 11th – Manitoba @ UNBC – 8 PM CPT
Saturday, January 12th – Manitoba @ UNBC – 7 PM PT

Friday, January 18th – UNBC @ Alberta – 7 PM PT
Saturday, January 19th – UNBC @ Alberta – 6 PM PT

Friday, January 25th – UNBC @ UBC – 7 PM PT
Saturday, January 26th – UNBC @ UBC – 7 PM PT

Friday, February 1st – Lethbridge @ UNBC – 8 PM PT
Saturday, February 2nd – Lethbridge @ UNBC – 7 PM PT