The University of B.C. Thunderbirds are winging their way to the Canada West women's hockey semifinals, after sweeping the University of Manitoba Bisons on the weekend.
Genevieve Carpenter-Boesch scored twice and set up another in Saturday's clinching 4-1 victory, cuing a huge celebration for the squad.
The T-birds, who feature Coquitlam's Kaitlin Imai and Lisa Trainor, have never advanced past the first round before.
They had opened the series Friday with a powerful 7-2 triumph to collect the program's first-ever playoff win.
Imai would score UBC's second goal of the game, breaking a 1-1 tie by taking a feed from Kaylee Chanakos in the slot and firing it past Manitoba netminder Dee-Ana Marion. Tallying two goals and an assist were T-birds leading scorer Rebecca Unrau, who would later be forced from the game after a knee-on-knee hit.
UBC now heads to Regina to face the Cougars in the Canada West semifinals this weekend.
CLAN MEDLEY SWIMMERS SET NEW SCHOOL MARK
The Simon Fraser University women's swimming team won six titles at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championship in California this past week.
The first team title came on Thursday in the 200-yard medley relay event where the team of Coquitlam's Kristine Lawson and Alexandria Schofield, Burnaby's Mariya Chekanovych and Albertan Nicole Cossey set a new school record time of 1: 44.51 en route to the title.
A day later, the Clan would win three more titles, including their first men's championship.
Chekanovych set a new conference record and recorded the highest time in the NCAA this year in the 100-yard breaststroke.
In the women's 400-yard medley relay, Lawson, Schofield, Cossey and Chekanovych teamed up as they did in the 200-yard medley, winning in a time of 3: 46.13, falling just over a half second shy of the Division II 'A' standard. Carman Nam secured another gold for SFU, topping the 400-individual medley.