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Tryout dates set for Rebels sport teams

August 12, 2019

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime

If you want to pull on our jersey and be a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts. Read More →

Rebels announce 2019 – 20 Basketball Schedule

July 3, 2019

The Red River Rebels announced the 2019 – 2020 Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball schedule today.

The Rebels open the season at home on November 1 and 2 against Association Free Luthern Bible College. They then follow that up with a home and away series with the PUC Pilots.

The Rebels wrap up the season hosting Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, a new addition to NIAC.

The Rebels will host the MCAC Championship February 13 and 15 with the NIAC Championships taking place February 21-23 in Bemidji, MN.

The Rebels women’s team, lead by Coach Jaenas Pangilinan (9th year) while the men will be lead by Coach Scott Kirkpatrick (5th year).

Men’s basketball tryouts will start September 11th from 7pm to 9pm with open try-outs for all. A second tryout will take place September 12th from 8pm to 10pm for student-athletes selected to return from tryout 1 and any new athletes who missed try out 1 and have contacted Coaches to attend this date as an alternative. The final tryout will take place September 15th from 2pm to 4pm and will be invite only.

Women’s basketball tryouts will take place September 4 from 7pm to 9pm.

A complete listing of games can be found at the following links.

Women’s https://www.rrc.ca/rebels/sports/basketball-womens/schedule/

Men’s https://www.rrc.ca/rebels/sports/basketball-mens/schedule/

2018-19 Rebels Athletics Award Winners

April 3, 2019

Rebels Athletics recently held their annual end of the season banquet dinner, where they celebrated the 2018-19 Varsity Athletics season, and gave out MVP awards to each team along with two special recognition awards. Below is a full listing of the awards, along with a link to pictures from the night’s event.
Congrats to all the winners and kudos to all the players, coaches, trainers and staff on another successful Rebels varsity sport season! Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Feb 15-17

February 19, 2019

This past weekend marked the final time in the 2018/19 season where all 6 Rebels court sport teams competed at once, with the basketball teams at NIAC championships, futsal and volleyball at home in the North Gym in MCAC play. Read More →

2019 Women’s Basketball Championship Preview

February 7, 2019

The #2 PUC Pilots and #3 RRC Rebels will battle it out in the semifinals on Friday, February 8 at 6 PM in CMU’s Loewen Athletic Centre. / By Nicholas Bueno/MCAC

By Nicholas Bueno

What a difference a year makes.

A year removed from going winless in MCAC play, the Providence Pilots have cemented themselves as a legitimate contender going 12-2 this season.

The Pilots are one game back of the league-leading CMU Blazers (13-1) and even took down the top seed in a 64-61 nail biter two weeks ago.

Providence is looking to break a five-year final drought with their last championship appearance occurring back in 2014 where they lost to the Red River College Rebels.

Pilots forward Hannah Van Schie

Their team dominance is evident in the stats. They lead the league in field goal percentage (37.1%), free-throw percentage (62.5%), bench scoring (136 total points), and second-chance points (106 total).

The Pilots are led by fourth-year point guard, and Selkirk, MB native, Taylor Goodbrandson, who leads the team in minutes (31 minutes per game) and assists (3.5 per game), while chipping in 11.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Also leading the Pilots are second-year guard, Katelin Thiessen, who contributes 10.5 points a game and 5.3 rebounds per game, and fourth-year forward from Winnipeg, Alison Zajac, who adds 9.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds a night.

A win Friday night would be a huge confidence boost not only for the current team but the women’s basketball program moving forward.

Contrastingly, the RRC Rebels run the risk of not making the MCAC finals for the first time in over seven years. Before losing the 2017-18 championship against the CMU Blazers, the Rebels won six consecutive titles.

They enter the semifinal this year at 5-9, good for sixth place in the NIAC standings. During the regular season, Red River posted a combined 0-4 record against both competing MCAC teams, CMU and Providence.

The Rebels are led by first-year guard Czyelle Mas, who averages 15.1 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game and 2.8 steals per game.

Red River also features forward Kaelei Daniels, who boasts averages of 10.8 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game on 33% shooting from the field and guard Cayla Sagun who averages 6 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game.

The semifinal between the Rebels and the Pilots takes place at CMU’s Loewen Athletic Centre on Friday, February 8 at 6 PM.

It’s fair to imagine coach Joe Di Curzio sleeps a little better after the end to last season.

After losing four straight finals to the Red River College Rebels, DiCurzio finally got the CMU Blazers over the hump with a big-time win last year to give the women’s program their first ever MCAC championship.

The dominant frontcourt was key during their title run, and yet, they had two spots to fill with both Vanessa Millions and Caitlin Fennell both leaving the team.

DiCurzio wasted no time adapting by gearing the Blazers offense to a more guard-oriented attack which has led them a conference-leading 13-1 record on the season.

Blazers guard Shirliz Apiyo

The Blazers, in the hunt for back-to-back titles, are led by three returning players including 2018 Finals MVP Jessica Marx-Houndle, plus second-years Shirliz Apiyo and Julia Schatkowsky.

Apiyo is a dynamic scorer, bringing 14 points per game on 41% shooting from the field, while Marx-Houndle is a classic all-around threat. She averages seven points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game and leads the Blazers with three assists per game. Schatkowsky is one of the most efficient players in the league, averaging 18 points per contest on 56% shooting from the floor while also shooting 83% from the free-throw line.

The top-ranked Blazers will take on the winner of the Rebels and Pilots semifinal matchup the following day, on Saturday, February 9 at 2 PM.

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Jan 25-27

January 28, 2019

The last weekend of January had all 6 court sport teams in action, with the Rebels having games at home, away in Winnipeg and across the border in South Dakota. Read More →