Ben Steiner

Freelance Writer

Ben Steiner is a freelance sports journalist and commentator with experience covering U SPORTS, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, IBSF World Cup Bobsled, and the Canadian National Soccer Teams. After growing up in Vancouver, he is now based in Toronto. Twitter: @BenSteiner00

Latest from Ben Steiner

U Sports all-stars to challenge Canadian world junior hockey hopefuls in 2-game exhibition

When Scott Walford wasn't signed by the Montreal Canadiens, he had to look at other options. Since then, he's rekindled his love for hockey and is thriving in U Sports with McGill.

Embracing Canadian game, Texas-born Rooker leads UBC's hunt for Vanier Cup vs. Montreal

Garrett Rooker's University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and Université de Montréal Carabins have been two of the best Canadian university football teams this season and clash for the 2023 Vanier Cup this weekend on CBC Sports.

X-Women look to complete perfect season as StFX soccer programs seek U Sports history

The X-Women have yet to lose a game in 2023, going 12-0-0 through the Atlantic University Sport regular season, before winning both their playoff games. Now, they look for a national championship.

Victoria women's field hockey set for U Sports championship amid new era

The University of Victoria Vikes women's field hockey program has been dominant for several years, but faced the challenge of adjusting to a new head coach in Krista Thompson, after long time coach Lynne "Buzz" Beecroft retired in 2022.

Roster turnover poses challenge, opportunity for 2023 U Sports hockey semifinalists

The UPEI Panthers brought in 18 rookies for the 2023-24 Canadian university men's hockey season, while the UQTR Patriotes are hoping a preseason in Europe will help them with an 11-rookie recruiting class.

New U Sports scholarship policy presents exciting future opportunities for student-athletes

Canada's governing body of varsity sports is changing its policies to allow students-athletes entering universities to be eligible to participate in sports and receive athletic scholarships regardless of their grades.

Panda Game, Ottawa-Carleton rivalry highlight how local rivalries can power U Sports events

What started as a small contest over a stuffed panda donated by students has grown into a banner event for Canadian university sport, attracting and expected crowds of 24,000-plus fans to Ottawa's TD Place Stadium.

Griffins women's soccer program enjoying meteoric rise to become 1 of Canada's best

Grace Mwasalla could pose a challenge to the Canada West all-time single-season scoring record this season, as the MacEwan Griffins look to rebound from heartbreak in 2022.

Canada's men's volleyball team to face U.S. for gold at NORCECA Continental Championship

Canada's men's volleyball team advanced to the final at the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday night, defeating Cuba 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13) in Charleston, West Va.

Para track cyclist Kate O'Brien adds silver medal to Canadian tally at world championships

Canada's national cycling team added to its medal tally at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland on Sunday, as Kate O'Brien claimed silver on Day 4 of competition.