Rebels Men’s Futsal Advance to MCAC Final

March 12, 2017

Futsal Semifinals Recap – #3 Red River College defeats #2 Brandon University 6-5

The first Men’s semifinal game of the day began with a very irregular scenario.

After a shot on net was made to the right of BU keeper Dan Harrison’s, the ball ended up in the back of the net. BU contended that the ball had made its way in through a large hole in the netting on the side of the goal, so play was stopped while the referees discussed the matter and repaired the netting. After the pause in play the goal was ruled good and was awarded to RRC’s Alex Castro.

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Nadine Reimer named MCAC Athlete of the Week

March 10, 2017

NadineReimerNadine Reimer of the Red River College women’s futsal team enters this weekend’s Copa de la Paz Championship coming off an impressive finish to her regular season.

On Friday, the Rebels played to a 5-5 draw against Universite de Saint-Boniface with Reimer responsible for three of RRC’s goals. The following night, Red River hosted Providence University College and shut them out 7-0. Reimer once again scored a hat-trick, bringing her season total to 18 goals in 10 conference games.

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MCAC All Conference Selections for Futsal

March 10, 2017

The 2017 Futsal season concludes this weekend as four men’s teams and four women’s teams will compete in the Copa de la Paz Championship hosted by Providence University College. From the six MCAC schools that fielded both men’s and women’s futsal teams this season, the following athletes have been recognized by the head coaches throughout the conference as exceptional athletes within their sport.

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5 Tips for the River of Life

March 6, 2017

We’ve all been caught in the rush of the world in its quest to be going somewhere. This constant pressure has had us staring at a screen until out eyes are pounding , sitting on our butts until our back hurts…..what’s up with that, and going for hours without eating except for those few cups of coffee….that’s kind of like food right?

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Triple Threat Workout: The Final Installment of the Rebels Rec Home Workout Series

February 27, 2017

Got the post holiday blues? Hate getting into a cold car to head to your fitness centre?  Too cold to go outside to be active?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then Rebels Rec may have the solution for you.   We asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. The final installment in our home workout series is from Lesley:

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Rebels fall in MCAC Womens Vball Semifinal

February 25, 2017

2017 Women’s Volleyball Semifinal: #1 PUC defeats #4 RRC 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-13)

The first game of the 2017 MCAC Volleyball Final Fours was a three-set sweep for the women’s defending champion Providence University College Pilots.

The game’s first set started out with the score close, neither team asserting much dominance over the match and trading points back and forth without a significant lead.

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2017 MCAC Volleyball Final Four Preview

February 24, 2017

2017 Volleyball Final Fours Preview


#4 Red River College Rebels vs #1 Providence University College Pilots
Saturday, February 25th, 12:00 PM 

Providence University College will try to repeat as MCAC champions this weekend but their road to back-to-back trophy presentations will start against a Red River College team that pushed the Pilots to five sets when the two teams last saw each other on February 4th (25-13, 19-25, 25-27, 25-21, 15-7).

RRC Head coach, Dan McGregor, believes the time off between the end of their season and this weekend’s semifinal matchup has been a big boost for the Rebels.

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2016-17 MCAC Volleyball All Stars

February 24, 2017

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference All-Conference Teams are selected by the head coaches involved in their respective sport. This season’s Volleyball All-Conference Teams are as follows:

MCAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Team 2016-17

LaRae Driedger – Providence University College

Shayna Staerk – Providence University College

Raegan Caron – Universite de Saint-Boniface

Gabrielle Marquis – Universite de Saint-Boniface

Rayzanna Kehler – Canadian Mennonite University

2016-17 Most Valuable Player

Katie Reeves  – Canadian Mennonite University

MCAC 2016-17 Men’s Volleyball All-Conference Team

MacKenzie Hildebrand – Canadian Mennonite University

Jason Friesen – Canadian Mennonite University

Eric Dornez  – Universite de Saint-Boniface

Nathan Doull – Assiniboine Community College

Lucas Pappel  – Providence University College

2016-17 Men’s Volleyball Most Valuable Player

Adrian Dyck – Providence University College

The 2016-17 MCAC Volleyball Final Fours are being held this weekend at Universite de Saint-Boniface (200 Cathedrale Avenue, Winnipeg, MB). All semifinal matches take place on February 25th, with both the Men’s and Women’s Finals being played on Sunday, February 26th. Match ups are as follows:


#4 Red River College versus #1 Providence University College – Saturday, February 25th 12:00 PM

#3 Universite de Saint-Boniface versus #2 Canadian Mennonite University – Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 PM

#3 Universite de Saint-Boniface versus #2 Providence University College – Saturday, February 25th 4:00 PM

#4 University of Winnipeg College versus #1 Canadian Mennonite University – Saturday, February 25th 6:00 PM


Women’s Final – 1:00 PM

Men’s Final – 3:00 PM


Rebels Weekend Wrap February 10-11

February 13, 2017

MCAC Basketball Championship weekend came and went for the Rebels, with the women’s team capturing their 6th straight championship, while the men’s team fell short in defending their title. For in depth stories of both, please click on the below links:

Women’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball

The Rebels women’s volleyball team earned their first shot at a MCAC Championship in 4 years this weekend, qualifying for playoffs by the slimmest of margins. Even the though they were swept by ACC in both games this weekend, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) and 3-2 (25-18, 16-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-11), they still managed to qualify on a 4th (!!!) tie-breakers. The following is the MCAC explanation of how the Rebels earned the 4th and final playoff spot.

i: Record Head to Head – The record between Red River College and Assiniboine Community College this season was 2-2

ii: Sets Won/Lost Head to Head – Red River College and Assiniboine Community College both won 8 sets and lost 8 sets against each other.

iii: Sets Won/Lost Overall – Red River College finished the season with 31 sets won and 49 sets lost, a differential of -18.
Assiniboine Community College finished the season with 27 sets won, 47 sets lost, a differential of -20.

 Red River College enters the 2017 MCAC Volleyball post season on behalf of a 2 set difference.

The lady Rebels will face the PUC Pilots in their MCAC semi-finals on Saturday February 25th at 12:00pm with the championships being hosted at St. Boniface.

In other Rebels action:

The men’s volleyball team ended their season splitting the final two games against ACC 3-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21) and 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16). The men finished in 6th place and will miss the playoffs.

The Rebel futsal games, faced USB Les Rogues Friday night in St. Boniface winning both games: Men 7-4 and women 4-1. Both teams next travel to CMU to face the Blazers this Friday night, with the women’s game starting at 6:00pm.

To be Active or Not: Tips for When You are Sick

February 13, 2017

sick-quote-1The brunt of winter is here and the classroom or office has a cold running through it.  You’re coughing and sneezing but your active living routine has achieved a nice rhythm and you don’t want to lose momentum. There are two voices in your head—one encouraging you to rest—the other urging you to get up and go. Now what do you do?

It’s the toughest call and it’s usually made under duress. Read More →