Sport On! Shrum Bowl Between SFU And UBC Returns Dec. 2


BURNABY, B.C. – The Shrum Bowl soccer recreation between SFU and UBC is again, with a serving to hand from the BC Lions.

After a 12-year hiatus, the athletics and recreation departments at Simon Fraser College and the College of British Columbia have agreed to renew the soccer rivalry for at the least the following two years.

Shrum Bowl XXXIV (34) will happen Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 inside SFU Stadium at Terry Fox Discipline in Burnaby. The 2023 Shrum Bowl can be hosted by UBC in Vancouver.

“We’re proud to host Shrum Bowl in SFU’s new stadium atop Burnaby Mountain, and reignite the rivalry between the one two college soccer applications within the province,” stated SFU Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation, Theresa Hanson.

“We’re trying ahead to capping off our seasons with a full home and a terrific recreation!”

The BC Lions would be the Shrum Bowl’s presenting sponsor because the Canadian Soccer League membership, below the management of proprietor Amar Doman, continues to champion the expansion of the game in BC.

“The BC Lions group is worked up and proud to assist spearhead the return of an excellent soccer custom for our province, “stated Doman.

“A significant pillar of our model is the assist we give to all ranges of novice soccer.  Placing our title behind the Shrum Bowl revival and watching the following technology of nice SFU and UBC gamers pursuing their skilled desires can be an thrilling addition to our rising soccer calendar and supply one more outlet to honour the nice historical past of each faculties’ soccer applications.”

Earlier this yr, the soccer applications at SFU and UBC every obtained $50,000 from the Lions group, as a part of The David Braley Basis’s $250,000 contribution to novice soccer in BC. The donations, first introduced in November, supplied $25,000 to the college groups. Doman matched the providing to convey the whole determine to $50,000.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with SFU to re-ignite the legendary Shrum Bowl which has lengthy been a terrific occasion and wholesome cross-town rivalry relationship again 55 years,” added UBC’s Managing Director, Athletics and Recreation, Kavie Toor.


“To as soon as once more have a Shrum Bowl to look ahead to on the calendar is an amazing engagement and aggressive alternative for each of our soccer applications, our alumni, our supporters and the coed physique. I’d additionally wish to thank the BC Lions for his or her eager curiosity in serving to relaunch the Shrum Bowl and for persevering with to assist soccer in any respect ranges in our neighborhood.”

The 2 faculties haven’t performed one another in soccer since SFU started competing in NCAA Division II in 2010. The SFU and UBC males’s basketball groups performed in opposition to one another on Nov. 20, 2021 and drew a sold-out crowd of 1,600 to the SFU Burnaby campus.

SFU is coached by Mike Rigell and the 2022 season will mark SFU’s first season competing as a football-only member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Convention.

UBC – led by head coach Blake Nill – competes in U SPORTS as a member of the Canada West. The Thunderbirds gained a Vanier Cup as Canadian college soccer champion in 2015, Nill’s first season teaching this system.

The Shrum Bowl video games can be contested after the regular-season and playoff schedules for each squads, and can be acknowledged by the NCAA as a bowl recreation for SFU. The 2022 recreation can be performed below NCAA guidelines with 4 downs.

The 2022 version of the Shrum Bowl will resume the on-field confrontation between the province’s two college soccer groups, which has been dormant since 2010. That yr on October 10, SFU gained 27-20 at Thunderbird Stadium.

A singular rivalry in college soccer, the Shrum Bowl has been performed 33 occasions because the first match-up on Oct. 16, 1967 – simply over two years after the Burnaby Mountain college opened. Within the inaugural recreation, SFU beat UBC 32-13 at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Simon Fraser holds a 17-15-1 all-time sequence lead.

Shrum Bowl ticket info and different particulars can be introduced at a later date.

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