Saturday, August 8, 2020

Alberta Reinstates Hockey Programs

The University of Alberta's request to reinstate their Golden Bears and Pandas hockey teams for the upcoming 2020-2021 season - should there be one - has been approved by Canada West, it was announced this past week.

The school had announced in June that they were withdrawing from conference competition for the 2020-2021 season in two-term sports - hockey, volleyball, and basketball - due to financial constraints. However, thanks to support from alumni the school applied to reinstate their hockey programs. They did not make a request to reinstate the other two sports. 

The conference has already cancelled fall semester competition with a decision regarding the winter semester coming no later October 8th.