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PREVIEW: Presidents' Cup set to conclude as Heat face WolfPack on the road

PREVIEW: Presidents' Cup set to conclude as Heat face WolfPack on the road

What you need to know


  • The Heat men will search for a win as they continue their road trip in Kamloops to face off against the TRU WolfPack.
  • The weekend matches will conclude the Presidents' Cup competition between UBCO and TRU.
  •  A win on either night by the Heat men will bring home the men's cup for the first time since 1996.

GAME TIMES (PST) 

FRIDAY, JAN 24th 

Volleyball (M) | Canada West conference road match - Presidents' Cup Event
5 PM PST |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (0-14) at the Thompson Rivers WolfPack (3-13) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information | @ Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC

SATURDAY, JAN 25th  

Volleyball (M) | Canada West conference road match - Presidents' Cup Event
7 PM PST |
UBC Okanagan Heat at the Thompson Rivers WolfPack | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information | @ Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC


Searching for a win:

  • After falling in both matches last weekend to the No. 1 Spartans, the Heat continue their road trip to face the TRU WolfPack.
  • With only 8 games left of Canada West action in the regular season, UBCO still looks for their first win as their playoff hopes are starting to decline.

Players to watch:

  • Senior Denham O'Reilly continues to show off his versatility and leadership with this Heat squad as he is second in the conference in digs per set (2.22).
  • The setter turned libero turned outside hitter will be one of just two graduating players on this year's Heat squad, along with Johnson Yi, and is looking for a strong close to his Heat career.
  • Cam Vanderveen currently leads the Heat men in kills per set (2.39), followed by Max Heppel (2.38).

Head to head with TRU (6-10): 

  • Last season in Kelowna both matches were close throughout, with each team picking up a win. 
  • The Heat lost in three sets when the two teams met in Kamloops during the 2019/20 preseason play. 

Scouting the WolfPack

Season to date:

  • After last weekend's matches against Mount Royal University, TRU (3-13) is looking for a win this weekend in the last Presidents' Cup action. 
  • The WolfPack are currently sitting two places shy of a playoff spot as the regular season comes to a close.
  • TRU has six games remaining to secure hopes of seeing any playoff action. 

Players to watch:

  • Landon Currie is in second on the Canada West leaderboard for digs with 129 on the season. 
  • The Kelowna product Sam Taylor Parks currently has the third-highest blocks per set (1.00) in Canada West play.