No. 8 Men's Volleyball Hosts T-Birds to Open 2016

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Game Information
Date Fri/Sat, Oct. 28/29
Time 8 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Physical Activity Complex
Series ('84) SSK Leads 45-22
  Home 25-8
  Current Streak SSK 2 W
  Last Meeting Feb. 13, 2016
          SSK 3 @ UBC 1

#5 Things

  1. The Huskies open up the 2016-17 campaign on home court against the UBC Thunderbirds.
  2. The Huskies are ranked No. 8 in the first U Sports Men's Volleyball poll of the season.
  3. Saskatchewan finished with a Canada West silver medal in 2015-16.
  4. The Huskies will have to replace their leaders in kills (Jordan Nowakowski), digs (Jordan Nowakowski) and blocks (Robert Graham) from last season.
  5. 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.