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U-Prairie Challenge Presented by SaskMilk

Friends. Rivals. Two Universities. One Title.

The U-Prairie Challenge presented by SaskMilk is a celebration of varsity sport in Saskatchewan!

This annual points-based competition between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan involves 11 different men’s and women’s events, including soccer, football, hockey, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country.

U-Prairie Challenge Final Weekend

The U Prairie Challenge trophy is on display at Mosaic Stadium. A hockey game as viewed from behind the goalie at one end of the rink.

The season-long competition will culminate with men’s and women’s hockey games being played in both Regina and Saskatoon on the weekend of February 3 – 5.

Trophy Presentation

The U-Prairie Challenge Trophy will be presented following women’s hockey game in Saskatoon on the afternoon of Sunday, February 5. Please join us there at 2 p.m. as we cheer on our Cougars and enjoy a fun afternoon together, featuring in-game entertainment, a post-game skate open to all, and family-friendly off-ice activities, including an inflatable jumping area for kids.

Members of the U of R community will be gathered behind section U before the game and during intermission to mix and mingle.

Join the friendly rivalry online! Share your experience – photos, thoughts, reactions – on social. Tag us with #uPrairieChallenge and join in the fun!

Meet the Teams

Volleyball players on the court

U of R Cougars

The official athletics website for the University of Regina Cougars.

Rams football player running with the football down the field.

U of R Rams

The official athletics website for the University of Regina Rams.

U of S Huskies hockey team

U of S Huskies

The official athletics website for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

How Does the Challenge Work?

Game Schedule
Date Sport Location Score* U of R Points U of S Points
Sept 2 W. Soccer U of S 3-3 0.25 0.25
Sep 17 M. Football Mosaic Stadium 10-11 0.5
Oct 7 W. Soccer U of R 1-2 0.5
Oct 15 M. Football U of S 20-23 0.5
Oct 29 W. Cross Country Langley, BC Huskies 1
Oct 29 M. Cross Country Langley, BC Huskies 1
Nov 4 W. Hockey U of S 1-4 0.25
Nov 4 M. Hockey U of R 1-5 0.25
Nov 5 W. Hockey U of R 1-2 0.25
Rescheduled to Nov 29 M. Hockey U of S 3-4 0.25
Nov 11 W. Basketball U of R 108-95 0.5
Nov 11 M. Basketball U of R 87-72 0.5
Nov 12 W. Basketball U of R 85-54 0.5
Nov 12 M. Basketball U of R 75-66 0.5
Nov 18 W. Volleyball U of S 2-3 0.5
Nov 19 W. Volleyball U of S 0-3 0.5
Feb 3 M. Hockey U of S
Feb 4 W. Hockey U of S
Feb 4 M. Hockey U of R
Feb 5 W. Hockey U of S
Feb 24/25 W. Track and Field U of S
Feb 24/25 M. Track and Field U of S
*Scores are presented as UofR-UofS TOTAL 2.25 5.75
Scoring System

For sports with single-event competitions in which both teams have declared Canada West participation for that year, one point is awarded to the school which places higher at the Canada West Championship.

Canada West Championship Points per Win Total Points Allocated
Women's Cross Country 1 1

Men's Cross Country

1 1
Women's Track and Field 1 1
Men's Track and Field 1 1

For sports with full-season competitions in which both teams have declared Canada West participation for that year, one point is awarded based on head-to-head results:

  • A full single point shall be awarded to the winner of a regular season game in sports where teams meet only once
  • Partial points are awarded to winners of each regular season game in sports where teams meet multiple times, with wins being weighted so one single point is allocated for each sport
  • A tie results in the two teams splitting the available points for that game
Sport 2022-23 Games Points Per Win Total Points Allocated
Men's Football 2 0.5 1

Women’s Hockey

4 0.25 1
Men’s Hockey 4 0.25 1
Women’s Soccer 2 0.5 1
Women’s Basketball 2 0.5 1
Men’s Basketball 2 0.5 1
Women’s Volleyball 2 0.5 1