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Bombers overhauling board, with 3 new directors to come

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers said Tuesday they will add three directors to their board via a public nomination process.

The nominations opened Tuesday and will remain open until Oct. 1.

Nominations using a public process began with the team last year when it added two directors.

The Bombers said they expect to recommend nominees by December. A team nominating committee will scrutinize the applications submitted to ensure potential nominees meet qualifying standards.

Successful candidates will then be elected by the team's current board of directors.

The club has requested nominations be submitted via email to boardnomination@bluebombers.com.

Qualifications for joining the board can be reviewed at this link: http://www.bluebombers.com/board-nomination-process.

The Bombers got some good news from the CFL Tuesday -- kick returner Troy Stoudermire has been named the league's special teams player of the week.

Stoudermire returned a punt on Sunday in Saskatchewan 61 yards for a touchdown and had 153 yards in kickoff returns.

The Blue and Gold also swung a deal with the Toronto Argonauts Tuesday, sending defensive back Alex Suber to the Boatmen in exchange for defensive lineman Thaddeus Gibson.

Gibson, 6-3, 243, has played five games this year, recording six tackles, a sack and an interception.

Suber joined the Bombers in 2010 but has not been able to crack the lineup this season.

Brazilian recruit shines for Herd

BRAZILIAN recruit Bruna Mavignier had a goal and an assist in her debut with the University of Manitoba Bisons, helping the women's soccer team to a 2-0 pre-season victory over University of Minnesota-Crookston.

The performance earned Mavignier Smitty's Bisons Sports female athlete of the week honours.

The Bisons open their Canada West season against Regina at 6 p.m. Friday on the U of M Turf Fields (west). They will host the Saskatchewan Huskies at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

In men's athletics, Charlie Boyechko of the men's golf team is the athlete of the week.

Boyechko, a member of the Bisons team that won the Canadian University/College Championships in the spring, won individual honours and sparked the Bisons to victory in the Concordia Invite last weekend at Village Green Golf Club in Moorhead, Minn.

Boyechko tied the course record with a 64 in the final round to shoot 136, eight under par.

Pitch Bisons name captains

THE Bisons women's soccer team has named defender Sarah Haiko and goalie Chloe Werle as team captains for the 2014 Canada West season.

Both were co-captains last season.

Coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas said leadership on and off the field made the choices obvious.

"Sarah is a great leader on the back line while Chloe has been a strong presence as starting goalkeeper," the coach said.

Dobie names leaders

THE Bisons football team has also announced its team captains for the 2014 Canada West season, which opens Friday at Saskatchewan.

Head coach Brian Dobie has decided on two offensive players, two defensive players and one from the special teams unit.

Fifth-year quarterback Jordan Yantz will be a team captain for a second straight season, as will fifth-year defensive lineman Lauren Kroeker.

Second-year offensive lineman Robert Smith, third-year defensive back Cam Teschuk and fullback/special-teams player Andrew Barry will round out the leadership group.

"The five captains reflect leadership in academics, community outreach, training plus on-field performance and work ethic," Dobie said in a release. "They are highly respected by their teammates and our coaching staff."

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 3, 2014 D8

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