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Bisons in Weekend Volleyball Series with MacEwan Griffins

Bisons in Weekend Volleyball Series with MacEwan Griffins

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(JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams are in action this weekend at Investors Group Athletic Centre.

Manitoba hosts a two-game series against the visiting MacEwan Griffins tonight and Saturday.

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Super-Spike Volleyball Tournament Raises $87K for Local Charities

Super-Spike Volleyball Tournament Raises $87K for Local Charities

By Brian Schultz

Super-Spike
Bell MTS Super-Spike has split this year’s proceeds between three local charities. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A summer volleyball tournament has tallied up its total and is now donating $87,936 to local charities.

Bell MTS Super-Spike was July 21-22 at Maple Grove Rugby Park, featuring 464 teams and 3,472 players. Organizers say the 16th annual event was the second-most attended on record.

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New York Native Madison Fehr Commits to Wesmen Volleyball

New York Native Madison Fehr Commits to Wesmen Volleyball

Madison Fehr
Madison Fehr (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen volleyball squad has received the commitment of middle blocker Madison Fehr for the 2017-18 Canada West season.

The 5’10″ New York, NY native — who moved to Steinbach in 2011 — recently completed her final season at Steinbach Regional Secondary School, where she was named both an SCAC and a Manitoba Volleyball Association Graduating All-Star.

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Bisons Fall Short at Championships, Clinch 3-1 Win Over Laval in Consolation Final

Bisons Fall Short at Championships, Clinch 3-1 Win Over Laval in Consolation Final

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Bisons’ rightside hitter Devren Dear smashes a hit against Université Laval Rouge in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, March 19, 2017. (DON VOAKLANDER / U OF ALBERTA)

The Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball wound up in fifth place over the weekend at the U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship in Edmonton.

The Herd defeated Laval 3-1 (25-22, 26-28, 25-23, 25-22) on Sunday in the consolation round after dropping the opening night match on Friday 3-1 to Alberta.

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Bisons Hosting UBC in Canada West Final Four

Bisons Hosting UBC in Canada West Final Four

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(JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Win or lose this weekend, the Manitoba Bisons are headed to the Canada West nationals next weekend in Edmonton. But they don’t plan on dropping a single set.

The #2 Bison men’s volleyball team has been near perfect all season long under head coach Garth Pischke. The Herd is looking to continue that trend this weekend when the UBC Thunderbirds come to down for the Canada West Final Four.

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Pischke Named Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Pischke Named Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Garth Pischke
U of M Bisons volleyball haed coach Garth Pischke speaks with the media on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bisons’ head coach Garth Pischke has been named the 2016-17 Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Pischke, in his 35th season at Manitoba, guided the Bisons to a 21-3 conference regular season record in 2016-17 and finish first in Canada West plus ranked number one in the country for four weeks.

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Bisons Defending Win Streak Against Visiting WolfPack

Bisons Defending Win Streak Against Visiting WolfPack

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The Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams host the Thompson Rivers WolfPack on February 3-4 at Investors Group Athletic Centre. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team has only a single loss under their belt this season, making for an impressive 17-1 record and a first-place position in Canada West conference standings.

The visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack (2-14) hopes to disrupt Manitoba from their comfortable seat leading the conference during a two-game set tonight and Saturday.

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