Playoff finish: Canada West bronze medalists
Regular season / playoff records: 15-5 / 3-2
Last U SPORTS championship: 1989
Total U SPORTS championships: 1
Team offence: 74.8 points/game, 6th
Team defence: 56.4 points allowed/game, 3rd
Points per game: Brianna Ghali, 14.8
Rebounds per game: Brianna Ghali, 7.2
Assists per game: Liene Stalidzane, 2.6
The Calgary Dinos have used their depth, experience, and a stifling team defence to return to the Final 8 for the first time since making back-to-back appearances in 2012 and 2013. Their most recent appearance in 2013 was also in Regina and also featured a quarter-final match-up against Carleton, which they won 59-51.
That was Damian Jennings’ first season as the Dinos’ head coach, and now in his sixth year the team he returns to Regina has his stamp fully on it, led by fifth-year Brianna Ghali, the Canada West Sylvia Sweeney Award winner. Ghali led the team in scoring and rebounding, with fellow senior Shannon Hatch just behind her in both categories.
The Dinos led Canada West by allowing just 56.4 points per game, earning them a 15-5 record and edging out Victoria for the first-round playoff bye. Calgary blew past the Vikes in the first round of the playoffs before dropping two tight games to Regina in the semifinal on the road. Calgary punched its ticket back to Regina with a 65-63 win over Trinity Western in the Canada West bronze medal game, earning a spot at the
U SPORTS Final 8 for the 15th time in program history.