The Kodiaks sent shockwaves throughout the ACAC on Thursday night, handing the nationally #1 ranked SAIT Trojans their first loss of the season. Meanwhile, the Kodiaks women were unable to recover from a slow start in a 61-46 loss.
The Kodiaks are joining forces with the ACAC and the conference’s other 16 member institutions to Make Some Noise for Mental Health this weekend. A conference-wide awareness campaign to break stigmas around mental health, the initiative involves student-athletes to encourage empathy, understanding and open-mindedness while promoting resources and support available on campuses and in their communities.
Facing an 17-11 deficit after the opening quarter, the Kodiaks finally broke out and found their shooting touch in a dominant second frame, reversing their fortunes en-route to a huge 88-61 victory over the Olds Broncos on Friday night.
Bouncing back from a heartbreaking single-point defeat to SAIT the previous night, the Kodiaks men’s basketball team successfully got back in the win column with an 86-79 victory over south division rival St. Mary’s Lightning on Saturday evening.
The lasting legacy of the 2016-17 Kodiaks women’s basketball team will be cemented on Saturday, as the team’s CCAA national championship banner will take its rightful place in the rafters of the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.