Mustangs Championship Season Continues

Banner season continues for badminton, curling, and women’s fencing this week, with each team heading to their respective OUA championships. Men’s and women’s basketball wrap up their regular season schedules this week, while men’s hockey begins their quest for the Queen’s Cup with a first round playoff matchup against Ryerson.

Fencing

Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 – OUA Women’s Fencing Championships

Last year the purple and white took home their first OUA Championship since 1993, and are looking to repeat their success at this year’s event. The Mustangs will head to Ottawa, Ontario to take on the top competition in the region after a successful season.

Badminton

Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18 – OUA Championships

Last year the purple and white dominated at OUAs, taking home a silver medal in team competition and receiving four OUA All-Star nods. This year the team will head to Toronto as they look to top their second place finish from last year and dethrone the Toronto Varsity Blues, the two-time reigning champions.

Curling

Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, February 18 – OUA Championships

The Mustangs men’s and women’s curling teams will head on the road this week, as they travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., for the OUA Curling Championships hosted by Algoma University. The purple and white will take on the best university curlers in Ontario at the Community First Curling Centre as they attempt to top the defending champion Laurier Golden Hawks and Laurentian Voyageurs.

Women’s Basketball

Wednesday, February 14 – 6:00pm vs Brock – Tune in live on OUA.tv and Radio Western 94.9 FM

Saturday, February 17 – 1:00pm at Guelph – Tune in live on OUA.tv

After a win over Laurier and loss to McMaster, the purple and white are returning home for their Senior Day game this Wednesday, followed by their last regular season game at Guelph on Saturday. The Gryphons and Mustangs are currently tied for fourth place in the OUA West, meaning a home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs could be on the line this Saturday when the two teams square off.

Men’s Basketball

Wednesday, February 14 – 8:00pm vs Brock – Tune in live on OUA.tv and Radio Western 94.9 FM

Saturday, February 17 – 3:00pm at Guelph – Tune in live on OUA.tv

The Mustangs conclude their regular season this weekend with a Senior Day game against Brock, and a final road game against the Guelph Gryphons. The purple and white have already clinched second place in the West and a first round playoff bye, giving them a chance to build momentum over the final week of the regular season as they head into the playoffs.

Men’s Ice Hockey – OUA Playoffs First Round

Game 1 – Wednesday, February 14 – 7:15pm at Ryerson – Tune in live on OUA.tv

Game 2 – Friday, February 16 – 7:00pm vs Ryerson – Tune in live on OUA.tv and Radio Western 94.9 FM

Game 3 (IF NECESSARY) – Sunday, February 18 – 7:15pm at Ryerson – Tune in live on OUA.tv and Radio Western 94.9 FM

Western finished their regular season with a pair of tough losses against the Windsor Lancers, putting the Mustangs in sixth place in the OUA West heading into the playoffs. The purple and white are set to take on the Ryerson Rams in the first round, a team that the Mustangs split their games with this season, falling to Ryerson 5-2 on November 30 before topping the Rams by a 4-3 score on January 6.

Men’s Volleyball

Saturday, February 17 – 2:00pm at McMaster – Tune in live on OUA.tv

After a close loss to Windsor in their last game, their first in the regular season since early November, the purple and white are turning their attention to McMaster this week. McMaster sits atop the OUA West and defeated the purple and white in a close match earlier in the season, something the Mustangs will be looking to avenge this weekend in Hamilton.

Women’s Volleyball

Saturday, February 17 – 12:00pm at McMaster – Tune in live on OUA.tv

With only one game on the docket this week, the Mustangs are set to play the McMaster Marauders in their second last week of regular season play. The Mustangs will see tough competition in the Marauders who sit at first in the OUA West, and who have defeated the Mustangs once before this season.

Track and Field

Friday, February 16 – at Silverstone Invitational

Saturday, February 17 – at Guelph

The Mustangs are gearing up for their last meet before their OUA Championships next weekend, as they head on the road for the Silverstone Invitational and the Guelph Last Chance Meet. The Mustangs have impressed through the season, and will continue to build momentum leading up to the OUA and U SPORTS championships.

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