Date Fri/Sat, Oct. 28/29
Time 8 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Physical Activity Complex
Series ('84) SSK Leads 45-22
Current Streak SSK 2 W
Last Meeting Feb. 13, 2016
SSK 3 @ UBC 1
- The Huskies open up the 2016-17 campaign on home court against the UBC Thunderbirds.
- The Huskies are ranked No. 8 in the first U Sports Men's Volleyball poll of the season.
- Saskatchewan finished with a Canada West silver medal in 2015-16.
- The Huskies will have to replace their leaders in kills (Jordan Nowakowski), digs (Jordan Nowakowski) and blocks (Robert Graham) from last season.
- Interim head coach Joel Dyck will make his Canada West coaching debut Friday night. Dyck will fill in for the season while head coach Brian Gavlas takes a professional leave.
By The Numbers
5 - Saskatchewan was 5-0 in matches that went 4 sets last season.
6 - The Huskies won their final 6 matches in 2016 to earn a playoff spot.
15 - In 2015-16, the Huskies were hot starters winning 15 of 26 opening sets.
25 - The green and white have posted 25 wins over UBC at home while losing just 8 times.