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Heartbreak city

Men’s basketball loses both games by single point

The Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team opened up the second half of their season at home, looking to gain momentum after the winter break. Instead, the Bisons suffered two separate losses by a single point as the team let two potential wins slip away. Manitoba welcomed two separate teams from B. C. to town, hosting […]

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“Where is Dale Begg-Smith?”

Australia’s multi-million-dollar Sochi hopeful continues to draw controversy

It was one of the most indelible images of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver: Alexandre Bilodeau, standing jubilant on top of the podium after becoming the first Canadian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in Canada. Meanwhile, the man to his right, silver medal winner Dale Begg-Smith of Australia, appears as if […]

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A successful return

Bisons sweep Cougars to start second half of the season

The Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team did not disappoint in their first home games of 2014. They took all four points against the Mount Royal Cougars in a weekend set. Special teams were the difference in the first game on Friday; Manitoba was 2-for-5 on the power play while Mount Royal went an abysmal 0-for-8 […]

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Is Canada golden?

Evaluating the men’s Olympic hockey roster

Last week, Hockey Canada officially announced the Team Canada men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The group will feature 14 first-time Olympians who will seek to repeat 2010’s gold medal performance. While there are a few noticeable snubs, such as Martin St. Louis and Brent Seabrook, Team Canada still boasts a strong unit […]

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Bison Briefs

Holiday wrap up

Basketball Both Bison basketball teams finished off 2013 by participating in a non-conference tournament. The women’s team travelled to Halifax to play at Saint Mary’s University for Thunder Selects CIS Holiday Classic. The Bisons managed a win over Dalhousie 71-69, but lost 57-84 to the hosts and 63-80 to the University of Western Ontario. The […]

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The best is yet to come

Canadian tennis stronger than ever heading into 2014

This past year saw the first glimpse into what appears to be a very bright future for Canadian tennis. Three of Canada’s top players are coming off career bests in 2013 heading into the 2014 Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 13. Expectations are high for Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, and Eugenie Bouchard as they […]

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A year of disappointment

What I learned in 2013

This past year was full of challenges for Winnipeg sports teams. The Bombers and Goldeyes failed to make the playoffs and the Jets have continued to struggle. Despite the shortcomings, there are still many bright spots to look forward to as we head into 2014. Here are a few things I have learned about each […]

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World Juniors wraps up

How the top NHL Draft prospects have performed

The World Junior Hockey Championship (WJHC) has consistently provided NHL prospects with a chance to showcase their skills on a larger stage. While a poor performance can affect when a player gets drafted, a strong performance has historically spring-boarded players up the draft board. For example, Nino Niederreiter of Switzerland was a late first round […]

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The last Noel?

Time may come for Winnipeg Jets to can coach Claude

Sitting well out of playoff contention heading into the second half of the 2013-14 season, the clock might be winding down on Claude Noel’s time as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets continue to flirt with a winning record under Noel’s coaching, but have failed to turn the corner and shed the reputation […]

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Big Horns bring huge impact

Bison pride group increases campus spirit, energy

If you have attended a U of M Bisons home game on a Friday night, you’ve definitely seen—or at the very least heard—the Big Horns. They are a fired-up group of students who roam the stands and make life very difficult for opposing teams through their noise and energy. The Big Horns were envisioned by […]

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