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Football Bisons unveil 2013 Canada West schedule

THE University of Manitoba football team unveiled its 2013 Canada West Conference schedule Tuesday, highlighting four home games where fans can come and cheer at the brand-new Investors Group Field. The Bisons open their season on Friday, Aug. 30 in a night game against the Alberta Golden Bears. It’s the first time the Bisons have been able to play an evening game, since old U of M stadium lacked the lights to keep games going at night. The Bisons will host their annual Homecoming Game in the third match of the season, a Sept. 28 tilt against the Regina Rams.

The team’s full schedule of home and away regular-season games (home games at Investors Group Field in caps):



Sat., Sept. 14 @UBC Thunderbirds 4 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 20 @Calgary Dinos 7 p.m.



Fri., Oct. 18 Saskatchewan Huskies 8 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 26 Alberta Golden Bears 6 p.m.


Are you related to Bullet Joe?

HAROLD JOSEPH SIMPSON skated so fast he made it to the NHL, where they called him Bullet Joe. Now, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is hoping folks in Manitoba may know some of Simpson’s relatives, who can accept a major honour on his behalf.

Simpson, who played for the NHL’s New York Americans between 1925 and 1931, grew up in Selkirk, and died in Florida in 1973. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame will formally induct the defenceman at the Sport Manitoba Night of Champions dinner later this month, and is searching for relatives to join the celebration. Also at the dinner, skeet shooter Barney Hartman and the 1970 Manitoba Selects soccer team will be inducted into the hall.

Tickets for the Night of Champions dinner are $40, and available online at


U of M cheerleaders strike gold

GIVE them a G, an O, an L and a D: Last weekend, the University of Manitoba Bisons cheerleading squad captured the grand championship title at the Sea to Sky International Cheerleading Championship in Vancouver. The Bisons competed as a large co-ed group at the highest level of competitive cheerleading, and went on to win the all-around title with a score of 499.25.

The cheer squad will host a stunt camp on April 20, followed by its own competition, the Bison Cheer Grand Championship, on April 21.


More kudos for Dauphin’s Naud

DAUPHIN Kings star Guillaume Naud continued to blaze his way through the MJHL last week, earning the Recycle Everywhere MJHL player of the week honour.

Naud, a 20-year-old import from Quebec City, posted five assists in three playoff games for the Kings. The Kings are currently battling the Steinbach Pistons in the MJHL championship series. The teams are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series with the third game slated for today in Dauphin.

Pistons forwards Justin Augert and Justin Dalebozik were runners-up for the awards.

Naud was also recently named the MJHL’s nominee for the national CJHL Player of the Year award.


— staff


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