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Matthew Merkel

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Men’s hockey dominant over Griffins

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey team played a two-game series against the MacEwan University Griffins this weekend. The herd was dominant over the weekend, winning Friday’s game 4-2 and Saturday’s 5-2. 
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Nic Demski leads Blue Bombers to Grey Cup

ON DEC. 12, THE WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS CAPTURED ITS SECOND CONSECUTIVE GREY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP, DEFEATING THE HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 33-25 IN OVERTIME. Former Bison football player Nic Demski scored a crucial touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Blue Bomber slotback win his first ever Grey Cup’s Most Valuable Canadian award. The Winnipeg native sat down to discuss his recent achievements as well as his journey to the Grey Cup. 
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Bisons volleyball closes out fall semester

The University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams played their last series before the winter break at Investors Group Athletic Centre this weekend. The women’s team faced off against the University of Regina Cougars, while the men’s team played its crosstown rivals — the University of Winnipeg Wesmen — with both teams winning and losing a game apiece.
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Women’s hockey splits tight-checking weekend series

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team split a two-game series against the University of Alberta Pandas Nov. 26 and 27, winning game one 2-1 and losing game two 2-0.
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UManitoba motionball kicks off 2021-22 season

UManitoba motionball, an initiative to raise money for Special Olympics, is holding its first fundraiser on Nov. 25 in lead-up to the main motionball event on Jan. 16.
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Bisons basketball struggles against Cougars

The Bisons basketball teams each played a two-game series at home against the University of Regina Cougars Nov. 12 and 13. The women’s team lost both games and the men’s team finished 1-1 on the weekend.
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Bisons impress at cross-country championships

The U of M Bisons men’s and women’s cross-country team participated in the Canada West championship this weekend. Individually the five athletes each finished with respectable times but were not able to come away with any team banners due to their low numbers.
Editorial

Quitting your sport can be a blessing in disguise

While I am glad to see kids roll their hockey bags into arenas, players pack tightly onto buses for road trips and parents huddle around the entrances of rinks, I’m also happy to watch from afar.

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