Lancer women’s hockey will open its 2022-23 campaign this weekend with contests against the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks on Friday and the Queen’s Gaels on Saturday, both at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex. Game time both nights is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.goLancers.ca/tickets.
Head coach Deanna Iwanicka says her roster of returning veterans and new recruits is ready to play its first full season since 2020 after earning a home playoff berth last year but having it cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.
“We’ve got a fairly young back end, but I am confident in the players who have come in and as well as those returning,” she says. “The hope is that some of these players will grow into these significant on- and off-ice team roles.”
Men’s hockey split last weekend’s openers against the Lakehead Thunderwolves and will continue the young season with a doubleheader Friday and Saturday against the Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo.
The Lancer softball club will compete in the provincial championship tournament this weekend in Waterloo, with an initial match-up against the Toronto Varsity Blues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Football will close out its regular season Saturday, hosting the Waterloo Warriors at Alumni Field. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
Soccer will also come to the end of the regular season, heading to Guelph for a pair of games Friday against the Gryphons. The women will play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8:15 p.m.
Cross-country runners will compete in the Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic meet Friday as a warm-up for the Ontario University Athletics championships in London Oct. 29.
Lancer women’s basketball will play in the pre-season Darcel Wright Memorial Tournament in Toronto, opening with a Friday tilt against the Saskatchewan Huskies.