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Bisons’ Brett Stovin receives first Fleming Family hockey coach scholarship
Captain of the University of Manitoba Bisons’ men’s hockey team Brett Stovin is being recognized for his commitment to coaching.
Stovin, 23, received the inaugural Fleming Family hockey coach scholarship on Nov. 24.
The Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarship program, administered by Sport Manitoba, announced the new scholarship this year. Jennifer Fleming created the Fleming Family scholarship in memory of her father, Jake Fleming, and her brother, Wayne Fleming, a former Bisons coach, to recognize an upcoming Manitoba hockey coach who shows similar coaching and leadership traits that were characteristic of both Jake and Wayne, according to a release.
"Teaching, coaching, and sharing the game of hockey was not only a passion for my dad Jake and brother Wayne, it was ultimately their life’s work, pleasure and reward," Fleming said. "This scholarship is a way to carry forward their passion to the next generation of coaches."
Stovin has been coaching for eight years and completed his first two levels of the National Coaching Certification Program. This past summer he worked as the head hockey coach for the U of M’s Mini U programs and in the spring coached the Manitoba Beast AAA hockey team.
U of M to host Canada West track and field championships
The University of Manitoba Bisons will play host to Canada West athletes this February as the Bisons prepare to host the annual track and field championship.
The Canada West Track and Field Championship will be held at the James Daly Fieldhouse Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2018.
"We are excited to be hosting the Canada West Track and Field Championship in our updated facility and always a good meet to compete in front of fans, family and friends," said Bisons track and field head coach Claude Berube.
This is the sixth time the U of M has hosted the event. All eight conference schools will be participating. The last time Manitoba won a conference track and field championship was in 2009 for the men’s team and 1996 for the women’s team.
Berube said athletes will also benefit from competing on a newly resurfaced track.
"When people get here they’ll see a brand new facility we’re really excited about," Berube said.
"They’ve resurfaced (the track surface) completely, every square inch. They’ve fixed up the corners... the transition coming out of the corners was a little difficult on the second and fourth corner, but they’ve leveled those out which is one of the reasons it has become so much faster."
There will be also be an Bison track and field alumni event during the championship with more details to follow in the New Year.
The Bisons have also announced the captains of this year’s track and field team, including Oyinko Akinola, Connor Boyd, Gee-ef Nkwonta, Brooke-Lynn Boyd, Rebekah Sass and Tegan Turner.