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-- Goalie Leiette Klassen turned aside 23 shots as the University of Manitoba Bisons defeated the Regina Cougars 3-0 in a Canada West women's hockey game Sunday at Max Bell Arena. The win gave the Bisons a split in the series after losing 2-1 on Saturday.

The Bisons are 13-5-1, third in Canada West, three points behind Calgary and four behind Alberta.

Manitoba got goals from Kacey Funk, Maggie Litchfield-Medd and Amy Lee. On Saturday, Lee had the only Bisons' goal.

-- Josh Ogden had 19 points as the University of Manitoba Bisons men's basketball team defeated Lethbridge 96-81 Saturday at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. The win completed a sweep after Friday's 106-80 win over Lethbridge.

On Friday Sean Maxwell led Manitoba with 31 points and Kevin Oliver added 26 more.

The Bisons women's basketball team also swept Lethbridge. On Saturday they won 77-48 and on Friday they won 62-39.

Kayla Klassen led the Herd on Saturday with 24 points and Allison Balasko had 19. On Friday, Balasko led with 13 points and nine rebounds.

-- The University of Manitoba Bisons men's hockey team got some revenge Saturday in Regina with a 2-1 shootout win over the Cougars. The Cougars opened the two-game set with a 1-0 win on Friday.

Manitoba's Dane Crowley scored with 36 seconds left in the third period Saturday to force overtime. Tyler Dittmer notched the lone goal of the shootout to give the Bisons the win.

-- The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women split their Canada West volleyball games with the Alberta Pandas, winning Saturday 3-2 (24-26, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14), and losing Sunday 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-16). Lauren Sears led Winnipeg with 21 kills and six blocks on Saturday, while on Friday, it was Mackenzie Jeffery with eight kills.

The Wesmen men were swept for the second straight night by the Alberta Golden Bears. In Saturday's game at the Duckworth Centre they fell 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-22), and on Friday 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-16). Alberta's league record is 13-1. Winnipeg is 2-12. Marc Ross and Matt Dueck led the Wesmen on Saturday with 10 kills each. Friday's leader was Ty Loewen with eight kills.

-- The Wesmen women's basketball team split its Canada West series in Edmonton with the at Alberta Pandas, losing 71-62 on Saturday and winning 69-66 on Friday. The Pandas' record is 15-5. Winnipeg's is 14-4.

Catie Gooch led the Wesmen both nights with 20 points Saturday, and 19 Friday.

The Wesmen men's team returned from Edmonton empty-handed, having lost both Canada West games with the Alberta Golden Bears, 83-49 on Saturday, and 99-80 on Friday. Nick Lother led Winnipeg on Saturday with 20 points, and Brayden Duff led on Friday with 21 points.

-- Winnipeg Alliance fell 8-3 to the Edmonton Drillers in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League Saturday night at the Gateway Community Centre. Matt Marjanovic had a pair of goals for Winnipeg and Valeriy Kornilov scored the other.

-- Braeden Taylor and Riley Pickerl brought home medals from the Canada West swimming championships in Vancouver Friday and Saturday.

Taylor finished third in the A finals of the men's 50-metre and 100-metre breaststroke events. Pickerl was third in the 200-metre breaststroke.

Casey Gergely had a first-place time of 58.95 in the men's 100 butterfly B final, and Eric Monteiro was third in 59.13.

In women's events, Julie Therrien was second in the 50 freestyle B final in 27.34.

-- Winnipegger Colin Mathieson and the men's T53/54 4x400 metres relay team crossed the line in 3:29.94 to earn the bronze medal Saturday in the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

-- The best players the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League has to offer took to the ice at the league's All-Star Day Saturday at the Max Bell Centre.

In the Showcase game, Team Blue defeated Team White 3-2 in a shootout. Breanne Marcon-Lajeunesse from College Jeanne Sauvé and Alex Gilbert from the Portage Collegiate Institute scored for Team White. Janelle Forcand from Sturgeon Heights and Nikki Bell from Sanford found the net for Team Blue. A goal by Hannah Shiffman from St. John's-Ravenscourt decided the shootout.

In the Elite matchup, Team White beat Team Blue 6-3. Goal scorers for Team White were Balmoral Hall's Michela Picklyk-Esposito with two goals and singles to Westwood's Vanessa Klimpke, Vincent Massey's Ashley Haverstick, Dakota's Michelle Anderson and PCI's Deanne DeGraeve.

Team Blue was led by Oak Park's Robyn Fraser, Garden City's Cassandra Jorgenson and Vincent Massey's Easton Yuen.

-- The Manitoba Gryphons junior lacrosse team have announced dates for the their main camps.

Players interested in trying out should attend an information session Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Morse Place, 700 Munroe Ave.

Main camp dates are: Feb. 21, at 4 p.m.; Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m.; March 6, at 8:30 p.m. All three camps will be at Gateway Complex. Go to for more information.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 31, 2011 C5

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