WolfPack ready for prime time final four

By Earl Seitz
November 2, 2017 - 4:21pm Updated: November 2, 2017 - 6:17pm

KAMLOOPS --- Last weekend the WolfPack scored the biggest win in their history --- defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-1 in a quarter-final, in Saskatoon.

It was the WolfPack's first franchise playoff win.

Since day one of training camp it hasn't been about focusing on the end of the trail, but on the process to get there.

"It's coming to fruition right now" says head coach John Antulov.

Friday night the WolfPack will be in Vancouver to play the UBC Thunderbirds in a Canada West final four semi final.

Last month at Thunderbird Stadium the WolfPack were within ten minutes of an upset --- leading 1-0 until the Thunderbirds scored three late goals to win.

"They're a team where you can't make mistakes, you have to be focused for 90 minutes", says Antolov.

Forward Ryan Glanville adds "For them it's all about the build up --- as long as we stick to the process, I think we're going in their with optimism."

No one is familiar with the Thunderbirds as Glanville.   UBC is where his university career began --- he won a national championship with the Thunderbirds in 2005.

A decade later he returned to the game with the TRU WolfPack and is wrapping up his eligibility this season.

"I don't think I ever envisioned this as an outcome --- hosting nationals, potentially earning our place in nationals, winning, and then riding off into the sunset --- we're all pretty excited."

Win or lose at UBC this weekend the WolfPack will be in U Sports nationals next week as the host team.









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