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Category: Sports & Lifestyle

RRC Celebrates Student Athletes

As the school year comes to a close, RRC celebrates student athletes. BY Cassidy Dankochik   Red River College celebrated student athletes on March 22, at the Prairie Lights Dining Room. Eight athletes were honoured for their efforts.   Among those chosen was Josh Goosen, a Creative Communications student.  He was named the MVP of the men’s volleyball team, despite only joining the team in the middle of January.   “They needed an outside hitter, and that’s something I’ve always been,” Goosen said a few days after the ceremony. “I never passed for them, I didn’t play a lot...

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Earth Hour at RRC

By Jonathan Wade The Red River College Students’ Association is encouraging students to participate in powering down all electricity for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 24. The Students’ Association is having students sign up for a pledge that will have them power down between 8:30-9:30 PM on Saturday. For taking the pledge, students are entered to win a series of different prizes, given by the Sustainability Committee in the Students’ Association. Laura Hnatiuk, who works in the sustainability office at Red River College says the prizes go hand in hand with Earth Hour. “The prizes are different board games,...

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Jets make big statement on deadline day

Acquisition of Statsny shows commitment to contending now By Declan Schroeder The Winnipeg Jets have made a bold, unmistakable declaration – they’re all in and ready to win. They didn’t just say it, though. They showed it with a big-time acquisition Monday. As players on Kevin Cheveldayoff’s radar strayed out of range to different teams in the days leading up to the trade deadline, the Jets GM kept his display on and located the perfect addition – one which came seemingly out of thin air. They hurried harder than a curler for Ottawa’s Derick Brassard, but lost out to...

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Rebels defeated in women’s volleyball semi-finals

By Neil Noonan It was a bittersweet ending to the season for Red River College’s women’s volleyball team. Despite being ranked second in the conference with an 11-5 record going into the playoffs, the Rebels fell short to the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers losing the conference semi-final 3-1 on Saturday. “They just seem to be our kryptonite,” said Ashley Goodwin, Rebels middle and co-MVP of the conference. “They’re scrappy, they get their balls up.” It was an up and down season for the Rebels. They won their first two matches against the Blazers earlier on in the season, but...

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Men’s Futsal team battling for playoff spot

Rebels sit in fourth and final playoff spot after victory over CMU By Cassidy Dankochik Ronaldo Garcia had never played a competitive Futsal match before, but that didn’t stop him from playing the key role in the Red River College Rebels 3-2 victory over the CMU Blazers. The blazers had just tied the game late in the second half, but Garcia and the Rebels had a response. Garcia laid a perfect pass in for his second assist of the game. “I just got the ball in the right spot and made the play,” he said after the game. With...

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