September 03, 2015 - 11:10 AM
KAMLOOPS - For the first time in school history, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack will be playing a soccer match in the province of Manitoba.
The WolfPack women’s team will head to Winnipeg for matches Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5, against the Manitoba Bisons and the Winnipeg Wesmen.
The two matches kick off the 2015 Canada West season for the teams. For TRU, it is their second campaign in the league after going 1-10-1 last year.
WolfPack head coach Tom McManus knows it’ll be an exciting year.
“ I thought we got overwhelmed a lot last year. This year, we are expecting to be more competitive. We are looking at this weekend’s matches as being challenging. Manitoba is a very good team. We are looking forward to giving them a good game.”
Manitoba was 4-4-4 last season to sit sixth in the Prairie Division.
“I know Manitoba is the better team of the two we play,” McManus states. “It will be an interesting weekend. Winnipeg hasn’t done that well of late (1-11) last year. They have a new head coach there a girl that I used to coach (Amy Anderson) when I lived in Manitoba.”
The WolfPack will play their first three weeks of the regular season away from Hillside Stadium. McManus admits that they have to adjust to life on the road.
“You look at it and it’s the first six games of the season. It is nice to have familiar surroundings at times. But the cards were dealt this way and we will have to live with it. It will be a bit of bonding for the girls as well which is good.”
The matches this weekend will be webcast on http://Canadawest.TV. It is a pay per view. The conference’s multi-sport pass gives subscribers access to every regular season and
playoff game/event on CW.tv. At $33.75 USD, the multi-sport pass provides tremendous value, at a cost of less than a dime per game.
For fans of a particular sport, the CW single sport pass ($22.50 USD) provides coverage of every game — both men’s and women’s — in one sport.
The third and final option available for viewers is the CW single day pass ($3.75 USD), whichgrants viewers access to every CW webcast on a given day. This viewing option allows fans interested in a particular game, or even the flexibility to enjoy CW.tv at an affordable price.
First home match for the WolfPack will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at Hillside Stadium against the University of Victoria Vikes. Kick off is 2 p.m.
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