Growlers Claw Back to Win over the Riptide

An early Saturday morning saw nineteen Riptiders and some staff roll up to the YVR airport. There was no way it was the morning already. A a handful of coffees, breakfast sandwiches and PA notices calling Vancouver Riptide player names to the check-in desk later, the team was boarded onto a 6am flight to Los Angeles. Insert earbuds and shut ... More

Riptide playing spoiler against visiting Flamethrowers

by Spencer Luyben Playing the part of spoiler is always fun. Although the Riptide have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, their spirits will remain charged through the chance of spoiling a post-season hope for a divisional rival in the third-place San Francisco Flamethrowers. With a 6-5 ... More

Riptide get tangled in Spiders web

by Alannah Johnston Last Saturday afternoon, the San Jose Spiders returned to Vancouver only two weeks after their last visit. In the interim, Vancouver had two weeks rest, with no games on their docket. San Jose, on the other hand, had spent each weekend playing closely contested matches, going 1-1 against the San Francisco ... More

Riptide ready to crush Spiders

by Spencer Luyben After a three-week break from action, the Riptide are set to host the big, bad San Jose Spiders in Week 10, Saturday, and will hope for a repeat-result after walloping the Spiders 31-24 in Week 7. A surprising win to say the least, the shock factor consisted of many elements… The ... More

Spiders washed away in Tide

The Vancouver Riptide came into Sunday’s game against the San Jose Spiders having made some mental adjustments following their loss the night before in Seattle against the Cascades. They now sat at a disappointing season record of 2-5, but had spent a bus ride home mulling over the game.  Sunday, however, would become a huge transform... More

Riptide fall to Seattle Cascades on the road

The Vancouver Riptide faced their second challenging double-header this past weekend. There were two chances for redemption, as Vancouver had suffered tough losses against both Seattle and San Jose in previous games. The Seattle Cascades were up first, with a game early Saturday evening in Seattle. Prior to the pull, the record between the ... More

Riptide go up against best in West in Week 7

by Spencer Luyben “What a game.” That was the sentiment heard echoing the halls of Swangard Stadium after the Riptide’s edge-of-the-seat Week 6 win at home over the Los Angeles Aviators. After struggling to find wins despite solid play on both offense and defense, the determination of the Riptide ... More

Riptide ground Aviators

The Los Angeles Aviators flew up the coast to challenge the Riptide on Saturday evening. This was Vancouver's third home game, with the Riptide still looking for their first victory on home soil. The roster for the night looked strong, but the higher-ranked Aviators were not going to be easy prey. Los Angeles was coming off a big ... More

Hosting Aviators, Riptide hope to "turn the tide"

by Spencer Luyben In what’s been a slow start to the season, the Riptide are aiming to climb out of their 1-4 hole when they play host to the Los Angeles Aviators, Saturday. It has been a rough voyage for Canada’s coastal crew in the 2015 AUDL season as the Riptide sit in last place in the West division, and are ... More

Riptide get edged by Growlers

For the second home game of the 2015 season, the Riptide faced off against the San Diego Growlers on Sunday afternoon. With a pull time of 1pm, the game was perfectly placed between a Mother’s Day brunch and a Sunday BBQ for the Riptide fans. The day was overcast but warm, with no wind to speak of. It was perfect conditions at Swangard ... More