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University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

T.J. Oshie - Gavin McHale
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) scores on his goaltender Gavin McHale (41) during the warm-up period prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. McHale is a women’s goalie coach at the University of Manitoba and was filling in when Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) was pulled from the game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ian and Val McHale got a call from their son Gavin just hours before the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The excited 31-year-old told his mom to put the phone on speaker so they could hear his news together — he was going to be the emergency backup goaltender for the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

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Jets Beat Capitals 3-1; University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie

Jets Beat Capitals 3-1; University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie

By Judy Owens, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18), Mathieu Perreault (85) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrate Ben Chiarot’s (7) game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ben Chiarot wanted to play well against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

The defenceman did just that by scoring the game-winner as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Capitals 3-1 on Wednesday.

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Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG — No matter what they choose to rename it, football fans will still call the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium “IG Field.”

Investors Group Field — also home to the U of M Bisons football team — will soon undergo a name change, after the company whose name adorns all venue signage, rebranded itself.

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Bisons Women Open Season as Defending National Champs

Bisons Women Open Season as Defending National Champs

Manitoba Bisons Champions
The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team returns home in Winnipeg on Monday after winning the U Sports national championship for the first time in their team’s history on March 19, 2018. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team is returning to the ice on a high note after clinching a national championship last season.

Manitoba is already ranked first in the Canada West preseason coaches’ poll. Twenty-one of 24 players are returning for the Herd, including steller second-year goaltender Lauren Taraschuk.

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Bisons’ Homecoming Game a Chance to Inch Closer to Playoff Contention

Bisons’ Homecoming Game a Chance to Inch Closer to Playoff Contention

Brian Dobie
Manitoba Bisons football coach Brian Dobie celebrates a past win at Investors Group Field. The Bisons host the Regina Rams this weekend. (@UMBISONS / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — With the Manitoba Bisons looking down on four short weeks remaining in the regular Canada West football season, the Herd knows that pulling out a win this weekend is crucial in reaching the post-season.

The Bisons are heading into the annual Homecoming Game on Saturday against the visiting Regina Rams. Both teams sit at 2-2 for the season so far, with Manitoba winning their last two games. Working off of that momentum is something the third-place Bisons hope will translate into a victory at Investors Group Field.

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Bisons Recruit Nine to 2019-20 Women’s Volleyball Squad

Bisons Recruit Nine to 2019-20 Women’s Volleyball Squad

U of M Bisons Volleyball Recruits
The University of Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball 2019-20 recruitment class. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team is looking ahead, introducing its 2019-20 recruitment class on Thursday.

The Herd is welcoming nine players into the fold, including Katreena Bentley, Light Uchechukwu, Julia Arnold, Jaidyn Spencer, Asha Gurney, Simone Crevier, Keziah Hoeppner, Julia Horne, and Olivia Schuster.

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