Curling for Canada

Team Calvert bound for Estonia

Three of the University of Manitoba’s own represent Canada this week in Tallinn, Estonia for the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships. Braden Calvert (skip), Kyle Kurz (third), Lucas Van Den Bosch (second), Brendan Wilson (lead), and Colton Lott (alternate) made their way overseas on Feb. 24 to begin their World Junior experience. Calvert, Kurz, and […]

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Bisons to charge Pandas after eliminating UBC

Women’s hockey comes back from 1-0 series deficit to book a place in Canada West finals

In the 2014-15 Canada West regular season, only the University of British Columbia were able to score three goals against the Manitoba Bisons on more than one occasion. For that fact, the Bisons would have been nervous in facing the UBC Thunderbirds in a three-game series. However, as goalie Rachel Dyck and company would prove, […]

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Women’s World Cup preview

Everything you need to know about this year’s tournament in Canada

We’re less than 100 days away from the kickoff of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 and the excitement is building. The men put on a spectacular show in Brazil a year ago, and now it’s time for the ladies to take centre stage and dazzle us with some high quality footy. There should be […]

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Committed to the future

Bison football announces commitment of 6 standout recruits for 2015 season

The future looks very bright for the University of Manitoba Bison football team. On Feb. 3, Bison football head coach Brian Dobie officially introduced six new members to the herd – five local, and one British Columbia product, all of whom were impact players at the high school level.   Jamel Lyles (RB-North Surrey/Lord Tweedsmuir) […]

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Premier panel: Saints’ blessings could be devil’s curse

Responsibility is key for soccer club Southampton’s latest ludicrous sales

The summer of 2014 brought many prolific changes at Southampton Football Club, which finished eighth in the Barclay’s Premier League for the 2013/2014 season. Heading into this campaign, the appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman opened the floodgates for countless heated transitions during a busy transfer period. The Saints pocketed nearly $200 million in profits […]

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Bad luck in B.C.

Bison women’s hockey team swept by UBC, slips to 3rd in standings

Winners of eight straight games entering this weekend, the University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team saw their impressive streak come to an end on the road, against the UBC Thunderbirds. Special teams were the difference over the two-game set, as UBC went a combined 5-for-12 on the power play. The Thunderbirds entered the matchup […]

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Stuffed in the paint

Men’s basketball out-rebounded, outscored by Victoria

Undefeated at home heading into this past weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team met their match against a much bigger Victoria Vikes squad. Despite their best efforts, the Bisons fell in both contests at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Friday’s action saw the Bisons take a 43-39 lead into the half, before being out-rebounded […]

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Bisons strike back

Manitoba defeats Lethbridge, avenges early season sweep

Coming off a disappointing 8-6 loss to UBC, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team re-established their identity with back-to-back wins, beating the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-3 Friday night and 6-0 Saturday night. “Last weekend against UBC, that was about as far from our team identity as you can get,” said head coach Mike Sirant. […]

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Complete Domi-nation: Team Canada, take a Bowey

Team Canada ends 5-year World Junior gold medal drought

Introduction When the puck dropped during the 2015 World Junior gold medal game, Canada was at a standstill. The talented group of teenagers at the 2015 edition of the tournament had already accomplished something that the previous three Canadian teams could not: reach the championship final. The last time Canada met Russia in a World […]

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From there and back again

Detailing Shaquille Merasty’s impressive hockey journey

Shaquille Merasty is no stranger to success in the game of hockey. At age 23, he’s already compiled quite the resume, which includes an appearance for Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and two Turnbull Cups, along with an ANAVET Cup, with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For Merasty, […]

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