University of Calgary

Dinos in finals

February 11, 2008

Dinos announce playoff schedule, webcasting agreement

By Ben Matchett

With all winter teams having qualified for post-season action, February and March will again be busy months for the University of Calgary Dinos. Dinos Athletics is pleased to announce its 2007-08 playoff schedules for hockey, basketball, and volleyball.

It’s an all-female doubleheader in the Jack Simpson Gym this weekend as the Dinos basketball and volleyball teams play host to teams from Saskatchewan in their first-round playoff series. Shawnee Harle’s hoops squad (16-6) will host the Saskatchewan Huskies (9-13) in a best-of-three Central Division semi-final for the second straight year, immediately followed by another home playoff appearance by the Dinos women’s volleyball team (16-4), who will play host to the Regina Cougars (10-10).

The two series will go Friday and Saturday nights with basketball at 6 p.m. MT and volleyball at 8 p.m. MT. If necessary, the third games will be played Sunday afternoon with basketball at noon and volleyball at 2 p.m.

Also this weekend, the Dinos men’s volleyball team – having clinched its first playoff berth since 2002-03 – heads on the road to face the UBC Thunderbirds in a Thursday-Saturday-Sunday series at War Memorial Gym in Vancouver.

The Dinos women’s hockey team finished its best season since joining the ACAC in 2002 in Danielle Goyette’s first season as head coach, earning home ice advantage for the first time ever. After knocking the Mount Royal Cougars out of first place with a two-game sweep last weekend, the Dinos will host the first and third games of a best-of-three series with the NAIT Ooks on Thursday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 17, with the second game to be played at the NAIT Arena in Edmonton.

Next weekend, the Dinos men get in on the home playoff action with a pair of series. In men’s hockey, the Dinos will host either Regina or UBC in a best-of-three conference quarterfinal at Father David Bauer Arena, with games Friday through Sunday all starting at 7 p.m. Over in the Jack Simpson Gym, the Dinos men’s basketball team will host the Central Division Final for the first time since 2004 against either Alberta or Saskatchewan, with the winner earning the right to host the Canada West Final Four. Game times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday along with 2 p.m. Sunday if necessary.

The action doesn’t stop there, as the Dinos will host the 2008 CIS Wrestling Championships one week later as the top varsity wrestlers in the country converge on the Red Gym Feb. 29-Mar. 1. The Dinos women, ranked No. 1 in Canada, will look to defend their 2007 national title on their home mats.

Dinos Athletics is also pleased to announce an agreement with NUTV, the University of Calgary’s campus and community television station, to provide live video webcasts of all home basketball playoff games. With commentary from NUTV’s Justin Hardjowirogo, the games will be presented in their entirety at no cost on NUTV’s website, www.nutv.ca/streaming. This agreement is inclusive of the women’s basketball first round, the men’s basketball division final, and the men’s basketball Final Four should the Dinos earn the right to host the event.

For all up-to-date information on the Dinos’ playoff push, stay tuned to goDINOS.com.

2007-08 UC Dinos Playoff Schedule

As of Feb. 11, 2008 / All times MT / Home games BOLD


Thursday, Feb. 14

8 p.m. – WHK ACAC Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. NAIT, Game 1, Olympic Oval

9 p.m. – MVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos @ UBC, Game 1, War Memorial Gym


Friday, Feb. 15

6 p.m. – WBB Division semi-final: Dinos vs. Saskatchewan, Game 1, Jack Simpson Gym

8 p.m. – WVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. Regina, Game 1, Jack Simpson Gym


Saturday, Feb. 16

3 p.m. – MVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos @ UBC, Game 2, War Memorial Gym

6 p.m. – WBB Division semi-final: Dinos vs. Saskatchewan, Game 2, Jack Simpson Gym

7 p.m. – WHK ACAC Quarterfinal: Dinos @ NAIT, Game 2, NAIT Arena

8 p.m. – WVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. Regina, Game 2, Jack Simpson Gym


Sunday, Feb. 17

12 p.m. – WBB Division semi-final: Dinos vs. Saskatchewan, Game 3, Jack Simpson Gym (if necessary)

2 p.m. – WVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. Regina, Game 3, Jack Simpson Gym (if necessary)

2 p.m. – WHK ACAC Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. NAIT, Game 3, Olympic Oval (if necessary)

3 p.m. – MVB CW Quarterfinal: Dinos @ UBC, Game 3, War Memorial Gym (if necessary)


Friday, Feb. 22

7 p.m. – MBB Division final: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 1, Jack Simpson Gym

7 p.m. – MHK CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 1, Father David Bauer Arena


Saturday, Feb. 23

7 p.m. – MBB Division final: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 2, Jack Simpson Gym

7 p.m. – MHK CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 2, Father David Bauer Arena


Sunday, Feb. 24

2 p.m. – MBB Division final: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 3, Jack Simpson Gym (if necessary)

7 p.m. – MHK CW Quarterfinal: Dinos vs. TBD, Game 3, Father David Bauer Arena (if necessary)