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Brandon’s Riley Paul Commits to Wesmen Basketball

Brandon’s Riley Paul Commits to Wesmen Basketball

Riley Paul
Riley Paul (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen went west to find their latest recruit in 6’7″ forward Riley Paul.

The Neelin High School graduate out of Brandon will make up the first piece of Wesmen basketball coach Mike Raimbault‘s 2018-19 recruiting class.

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Venla Hovi and Justus Alleyn Named Bisons’ Athletes of the Year

Venla Hovi and Justus Alleyn Named Bisons’ Athletes of the Year

Venla Hovi
Venla Hovi (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — What a year it was for Manitoba Bisons‘ Venla Hovi.

Fresh off a bronze medal win for Team Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the University of Manitoba hockey forward returned to her local rink and helped propel the team to a national championship win.

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Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

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Manitoba Bisons guard Nicole Konieczny dribbles up the court in a game against the Victoria Vikes on January 13, 2018. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)
WINNIPEG, MB – WBB vs Victoria Vikes January 13: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bison Sports

WINNIPEG — The playoff drought for the Manitoba Bisons is officially over as the women’s basketball squad suits up for the post-season this weekend for the first time in eight years.

It’s the first time the Herd will have played in the playoffs since head coach Michele Sung (Hynes) took over from Pam Danis in 2014. Before then, Sung would have been a player on the team herself when Manitoba qualified for a playoff spot.

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One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

One Lucky Youth Basketball Team Will Party with the Wesmen

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(WESMEN.CA)

The Winnipeg Wesmen want to share their playoff celebrations with a youth basketball team in the province.

The University of Winnipeg basketball squad is holding a contest to reward one lucky youth team with the chance to party in the Duckworth Centre’s corporate suite with pizza and drinks at Thursday night’s Wesmen playoff games.

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Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

Bisons-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge Rivalry Alive and Well

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The 27th annual Duckworth Challenge concludes on Friday night with basketball at the U of M. Both volleyball teams are in action tonight at UWinnipeg. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a cross-town rivalry in its 27th year and it’s never been stronger.

The annual Duckworth Challenge continues tonight as the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg battle it out on the volleyball court on Wesmen turf (Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium).

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Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Don Dayrit
Wesmen basketball recruit Don Dayrit with head coach Mike Raimbault (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

Sisler Spartans’ Don Dayrit has committed to the University of Wesmen men’s basketball team.

The 6’0″ guard is a Winnipeg native and averaged 27.9 points and four rebounds per game while connecting on 48 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.

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