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Wesmen Basketball Add Guard Narcisse Ambanza

Narcisse Ambanza
Narcisse Ambanza (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team has added a 6’3″ guard to their roster for the 2016-17 Canada West season.

Narcisse Ambanza comes from Eastern Commerce High School in Toronto, where he averaged 20.4 points, 4.7 assists, 7.8 rebounds per game in his final season (2014-2015).

“His combination of size, strength, and athleticism should provide an immediate impact on our team. We are excited about his ability to play multiple guard positions within our system and look forward to having him as a Wesmen,” head coach Mike Raimbault said of Ambanza.

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Moose Name Pascal Vincent as Head Coach

Former Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Pascal Vincent has taken a step back to eventually move forward.

Vincent has been named head coach of the Manitoba Moose to lead the AHL affiliate.

The 44-year-old spent the past five seasons under Jets head coach Paul Maurice, but will now lead his own team in the same building.

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Goldeyes Ink Eadington, Trade Rheault

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes made a couple of moves on Wednesday before their game in Laredo.

The Fish have signed left-handed pitcher Eric Eadington, and traded right-handed pitcher Dylan Rheault to the Sioux City Explorers in exchange for a player to be named later.

Eadington made one start earlier this season for the Gary SouthShore RailCats, allowing one earned run in two innings on May 20th at St. Paul.

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Chad Falk Named New MHSAA Executive Director

Chad Falk
Chad Falk

The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association has named Chad Falk as its new executive director.

Falk arrives to the MHSAA with a wealth of experience in major event management and sport. He was the venue general manager for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and later athlete services and development manager of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba. He also held positions with Canada Soccer, Volleyball Canada and the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

“We are very fortunate to have Chad Falk join our team in this capacity,” said Chris Gudziunas, president of MHSAA.

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Ryan Bonni Named Assistant Coach of Bisons’ Hockey

By Brian Schultz

Ryan Bonni
Ryan Bonni (LEIF NORMAN PHOTO)

The University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has named Ryan Bonni as their assistant coach.

Bonni, a former NHL and AHL player, joins the Herd ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The 37-year-old was a second round pick (34th overall) of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

“Ryan’s character, extensive playing and coaching hockey background, passion for the game, and commitment to helping our players develop and achieve their goals, makes him a perfect fit for the Bisons,” said head coach Mike Sirant. “I’m really looking forward to working with and learning from Ryan.”

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Annual Blue Bomber Fan Fest May 14

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers mascots Buzz and Boomer (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are once again inviting fans to Investor’s Group Field for the annual Blue Bombers Fan Fest.

Fans can partake in a variety of activities on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, including free hotdogs, inflatable games, a photo booth and the True Blue Tattoo Station.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reveal New Jerseys

The new Winnipeg Blue Bomber jerseys. (METRO WINNIPEG/Braeden Jones)
The new Winnipeg Blue Bomber jerseys. (METRO WINNIPEG/Braeden Jones)

 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled their new jerseys Thursday, and the praise for the new design was led by teammates.

“They look great,” receiver Weston Dressler told bluebombers.com, who modeled the new (old?) royal blue home jersey at Thursday’s uniform launch. “I’ve always enjoyed the royal blue playing against Winnipeg, but I think adidas did a really good job with the design and everything. And they feel good, too.”

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers to Unveil New Jerseys Thursday

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be unveiling new uniforms Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/JOHN WOODS)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ new look will be on full display Thursday.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers President Wade MIller said wide receiver Weston Dressler and defensive back Maurice Leggett will model the new look, which includes a head-to-toe makeover, from helmet to pants.

The Bombers announced earlier this year they would be switching back to the classic royal blue colour.

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Four Bisons Selected at 2016 CFL Draft

University of Manitoba BisonsFour Manitoba Bison student-athletes are on their way to the CFL after Tuesday night’s draft.

Defensive lineman David Onyemata was chosen 35th overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, offensive lineman Alex McKay was 52nd overall and also joins Saskatchewan, slotback Alex Vitt was 55th overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and linebacker DJ Lalama was the 70th pick by the Edmonton Eskimos.

Four Bisons selected in 2016 CFL Draft led by defensive lineman David Onyemata at 35th overall by Saskatchewan Roughriders, offensive lineman Alex McKay picked 52nd overall by Saskatchewan, slotback Alex Vitt at 55th overall by Winnipeg Blue Bombers and linebacker DJ Lalama was 70th overall pick by Edmonton Eskimos.

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Manitoba’s Curling History Going Digital in Virtual Museum

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Manitoba’s curling history will live on in cyberspace with the creation of a virtual curling museum.

The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. issued a request for proposals in mid-April for web developers to help them create the digitized collection.

The online museum will include a collection that would normally not be viewed by members of the public. Most recently, the museum showed off the British Consols trophy at the Viterra Championship in Selkirk.

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