UBC introduces new policy after hockey player tweets about gender discrimination

Men given preferred evening games for playoffs, despite having a worse regular season record than women's team

UBC athletics is changing an age-old tradition of automatically scheduling men's games to take place following the women's games after being called out for gender discrimination by a member of the UBC women's hockey team.

Fourth year defender Mikayla Ogrodniczuk tweeted her discontent at UBC president Santa Ono after the UBC men's hockey team was given the preferred game times for the start of the playoffs, despite finishing the regular season with a worse record than the women.

"When your team has to move their playoff games to accommodate the men's team who finished lower in the standings. Gender equity? I think not," wrote Ogrodniczuk.

The Thunderbird women finished third in the Canada West standings with a winning percentage of .643. They are scheduled to play at 4 p.m. PT this Friday and Saturday in the opening round of the playoffs at the Doug Mitchell Arena.