BASKETBALL TEAMS TO PLAY UFV AT ABBOTSFORD ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CENTRE

BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
UFV VS TWU AT AESC

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BASKETBALL TEAMS TO PLAY UFV AT ABBOTSFORD ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CENTRE  

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ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia –
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the Trinity Western University Spartans in a Canada West regular season doubleheader at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre January 28, 2012.

The University of the Fraser Valley Department of Athletics announced Wednesday a partnership with the City of Abbotsford, the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre and the Trinity Western University Department of Athletics to play one feature game this year at the AESC.

Using the very successful model of the Ottawa Senators (Scotiabank Place) hosting the Carleton University Ravens and the University of Ottawa Gee Gees in a regular season men’s and women’s OUA East basketball doubleheader, both the Cascades and Spartans look to showcase their great student-athletes in the beautiful 7,000 plus arena, home to the Abbotsford Heat, American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames.

The game will be considered the Cascades’ home games against their Canada West arch opponents from Langley, BC.  

Tickets for the general public are $15 each. There will be two student fan zones located behind both baskets and these tickets will be offered to the student body at both schools. The capacity will be approximately 40 people per end zone and the cost will be $20, including a souvenir AESC Basketball t-shirt.  

In addition to the general public ticket price, AESC will be offering boxes to watch the doubleheaders for $750.00, which will include 14 tickets and food arrangements in the box.  

“This is a fabulous opportunity for the AESC to showcase high caliber basketball and student athletes,” said Mayor George W. Peary. “The City of Abbotsford is thrilled to host this event and welcome the members of the Trinity Western Department of Athletics to our community.”

“When the UFV Cascades take on the TWU Spartans in basketball, the tremendous energy and school spirit shown by the fans reflects the pride we have in our men’s and women’s teams,” said Dr. Mark Evered, president and vice-chancellor of UFV. “We look forward to sharing that experience on a much larger scale at the AESC.  UFV is committed to building community here in Abbotsford and throughout the Fraser Valley. I invite you to join us for this event, and I look forward to cheering on the Cascades.”

The Spartans and Cascades men’s basketball teams met in the first round of the Canada West playoffs this past spring at  the Langley Events Centre with Trinity Western winning the three-game series 2-1 but only after being forced to battle back from a 1-0 deficit after dropping the opening game 81-80. In the regular season the Spartans won both games, 92-73 and 114-89.

On the women’s side, Fraser Valley won both regular season meetings in 2010-11, 68-65 and 67-56.

Quick Facts:
Event:  Trinity Western University Spartans against University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in men’s and women’s basketball.
Venue: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
Date:    Saturday, January 28, 2012
Time:    5:00PM Tip off Women / 7:00PM tip-off Men
Note:   Regular Season Canada West (CIS) games

Media Conference Video

http://stream.ufv.ca/OnDemand/Athletics/Cascades-Spartans-AESC-announcement_29-June-2011.wmv

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Last Updated: 2011-06-29
Author: Mark Janzen