WBB: Canada West releases 2018-19 schedule

June 21, 2018
Maria Mongomo
Maria Mongomo, who will be returning to UNBC this season, drives to the basket.

Coming off their second consecutive Canada West playoff appearance, the UNBC Women’s basketball team learned of their opponents for the upcoming season, with the release of the 2018-2019 conference schedule.

The Timberwolves open the season Oct. 26 and 27, when they visit the Mount Royal Cougars.

The 2018 home opener is set for Friday, November 2nd, in the first of a back-to-back set against the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen. It will mark the rematch of a February playoff clash that eliminated the TWolves from the CW post-season.

UNBC will wrap up the regular season schedule welcoming the Lethbridge Pronghorns to Prince George, Feb. 1 and 2.

Coach Sergey Shchepotkin’s squad finished last season with a 9-11 record, becoming the first UNBC program to qualify for back-to-back Canada West playoff appearances.

They return Canada West all-stars Vasiliki Louka and Maria Mongomo, as well as senior point guard Abby Gibb, third-year Madison Landry, and a number of key contributors to last season’s success.

Conference regular season play stretches until Feb. 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 Women’s Basketball Schedule

Friday, October 26th – UNBC @ MRU – 5 PM PT
Saturday, October 27th – UNBC @ MRU – 3 PM PT

Friday, November 2nd – Winnipeg @ UNBC – 6 PM PT
Saturday, November 3rd – Winnipeg @ UNBC – 5 PM PT

Friday, November 16th – TWU @ UNBC – 6 PM PT
Saturday, November 17th – TWU@ UNBC - 5 PM PT

Friday, November 23rd – UNBC @ UFV – 6 PM PT
Saturday, November 24th – UNBC @ UFV – 5 PM PT

Thursday, November 29th – UNBC @ Saskatchewan – 4 PM PT
Friday, November 30th – UNBC @ Saskatchewan – 4 PM PT

Friday, January 4th – TRU @ UNBC – 6 PM PT
Saturday, January 5th – TRU @ UNBC – 5 PM PT

Friday, January 11th – Manitoba @ UNBC – 6 PM CPT
Saturday, January 12th – Manitoba @ UNBC – 5 PM PT

Friday, January 18th – UNBC @ Alberta – 5 PM PT
Saturday, January 19th – UNBC @ Alberta – 4 PM PT

Friday, January 25th – UNBC @ UBC – 1 PM PT
Saturday, January 26th – UNBC @ UBC – 5 PM PT

Friday, February 1st – Lethbridge @ UNBC – 6 PM PT
Saturday, February 2nd – Lethbridge @ UNBC – 5 PM PT