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Lethbridge Pronghorns
UniversityUniversity of Lethbridge
AssociationU Sports
ConferenceCanada West
Athletic directorNeil Langevin
LocationLethbridge, Alberta
Varsity teams10
Basketball arena1st Choice Savings Centre
Ice hockey arenaNicholas Sheran Ice Centre (Hockey)
Soccer stadiumCommunity Sports Stadium
NatatoriumMax Bell Regional Aquatic Centre
Other arenasATB Centre (Ringette & Curling)
MascotLuxie
NicknameHorns
ColoursBlue (Royal) and white
   
Websitewww.gohorns.ca

The Lethbridge Pronghorns, are the athletic teams that represent the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. They have men's and women's teams that compete in U Sports basketball, rugby union, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Previously, they competed in ice hockey until 2020.[1][2] They are named after the pronghorn.

Teams

Basketball

The Men's basketball team is currently coached by James McKinnon[3] in the interim.

Season Wins Losses
2012–13 12 10
2013–14 15 9
2014–15 7 13
2015–16 13 10
2016–17 16 9
2017–18 14 10
2018–19 14 10

The Women's basketball team is currently coached by Dave Waknuk.[4]

Season Wins Losses
2012–13 10 12
2013–14 6 16
2014–15 4 16
2015–16 1 19
2016–17 5 15
2017–18 11 12
2018–19 15 10

Hockey

In 1994 the men's team won the University Cup. The Pronghorns, in partnership with the City of Lethbridge, hosted the 2019 edition of the University Cup at the ENMAX Centre[5]

The hockey program was discontinued in 2020.[6]

Murray Nystrom[7] was the last head coach of the men's hockey team

Season Wins Losses
2012–13 2 22
2013–14 4 21
2014–15 5 23
2015–16 11 15
2016–17 17 14
2017–18 9 16
2018–19 9 20

Doug Paisley was the last head coach of the women's hockey team.[8]

Season Wins Losses
2012–13 9 18
2013–14 7 18
2014–15 6 22
2015–16 13 14
2016–17 4 21
2017–18 5 20
2018–19 7 19

Soccer

Randy Bardock[9] is currently the head coach of the men's Soccer team.

Season Wins Losses Ties
2012 5 5 6
2013 2 11 1
2014 3 7 2
2015 5 5 2
2016 8 7 2
2017 2 10 2
2018 0 11 3
2019 0 11 3

Isla Wong[10] and Jack Reddy[10] are currently co-head coaches of the women's soccer team.

Season Wins Losses Ties
2012 1 9 2
2013 0 10 2
2014 1 7 4
2015 2 10 3
2016 3 9 2
2017 6 7 2
2018 4 12 1
2019 1 7 6

Rugby

The most successful of all athletic programs at the University of Lethbridge is the women's rugby team. The rugby team won the Molinex Trophy in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition to three National titles, the team has also won a silver and bronze medal at the National tournament. Six consecutive Canada West titles have been won by the Pronghorns.

Neil Langevin[11] is currently the head coach of the women's rugby team.

Season Wins Losses Result
2009 4 0 Won CIS championship
2010 4 0 Won Canada West
2011 4 0 Won Canada West

Track and field

In the 2004/2005 season, Jim Steacy remained undefeated in the weight throw versus CIS competition, claiming gold in both the Canada West and CIS Championships while breaking his own record in both events. For the first time in his CIS career, Steacy won both the Canada West and CIS shot put titles. For the second straight year he was named the CIS field athlete of the year at nationals.

Larry Steinke[12] is currently the head coach of the track and field team.

Swimming

The University of Lethbridge swim team carries a long tradition of high performance swimming into each new season. The 2004–2005 season saw one of their strongest teams ever.

Seven swimmers competed at the 2005 CIS championships in Edmonton. Rookie Richard Hortness won the 100-meter freestyle race with a time of 49.81 and placed second in the 50-meter free with a time of 22.89. Hortness was selected to become a member of the Canadian National Team and competed in Turkey in August 2005.

Peter Schori[13] is currently the head coach of the swim team.

Judo

At the Alberta Judo Provincials in 2005, Tanner Mair topped the ten other competitors in his weight class to win the gold. In the blue and under 81 kg class, Mair won all his matches by throw (ippon). Mair also received the best technician award for the second consecutive year. In the 2004/2005 season, Mair has placed first in all six tournaments he has entered.

Club Teams

In addition to the varsity sports teams, the University of Lethbridge also hosts club teams for Golf, Ringette, and Curling.

International

The following Pronghorns student-athletes have played in international competition.

Awards and honors

Athletes of the Year

This is an incomplete list Awards are given out at the university's annual Blue and Gold Banquet.

Year Female Athlete Sport Male Athlete Sport
2010[15] Ashley Patzer Rugby Scott Bowles Hockey
2012[16] Crystal Patterson Ice hockey Jeff Nicol and Ryan Thornley Swimming
2015 Kim Veldman Basketball Peter Millman Track and Field

Canada West Hall of Fame

U Sports Awards

References

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