University of Guelph Set to Host Premier Preseason Men's Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GUELPH – Many of the most elite men's volleyball programs in U SPORTS are on their way to Guelph next month. The inaugural Guelph Men's Volleyball Invitational preseason tournament, scheduled for October 6-8, will feature some of the very best teams in the country, with the dynamic new Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre providing the perfect venue.

It's a gathering of Canadian university volleyball royalty. The six-team event includes two-time defending U SPORTS champion Trinity Western Spartans, the Alberta Golden Bears (champions in 2013/14 and 2014/15), Laval Rouge et Or (champions in 2012/13), as well as OUA powerhouses the Waterloo Warriors and Queen's Gaels.

"This is a great opportunity to host some of the top teams in Canada and showcase our new building," said Cal Wigston, coach of the Gryphons, who made it to the OUA Final Four last season. "We will get to test ourselves and see where we are at against these excellent programs."

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