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January 15, 2020

by Mario De Negri, Rebels Rec Services Fitness Coordinator

Here is an interesting video I came across which speaks to me as I believe movement is medicine and should be taken daily. I think about movement as a pill and ask myself if I took it today or not. I often get caught up in the time it takes to move and why I can’t just swallow it and be done with it.

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Rebels Weekend Wrap Jan 10th & 11th

January 15, 2020

Rebels Weekend Wrap Jan 10th & 11th

Jan 14th, 2020


Lots of action for Rebels Varsity teams from this past weekend as each one of the current teams played!


Men’s Basketball team stays hot as they pick up two more wins this past weekend over the CMU Blazers on Friday night and against Leach Lake Lakers on Saturday night. Rebels had a slow start to the game on Friday night but ended up winning the game by 23 points with the final score of 87-64. Frankie Tocci was very dominant against CMU on both ends of the floor – 76.9% eFG, 10/13 from the field, +/- +31, 22pts, 13 rebounds, 2 stls, and 2 blocks. On Saturday night the Rebels travelled down to Cass Lake MN to take on the Leach Lake Lakers and they came out victorious! Winning the game by 16 points with the final score of 77-61. The top two performer’s on Saturday were Torrez McKoy with an all round good game – 53% eFG, 8/18 from the field overall, 3 for 9 from 3, 23pts, +17 +/-, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, 6 assists and Trezon Morcilla – 69% eFG, 2 rebounds, 6/9 from 3 , 18pts, +11 +/- Men’s Basketball currently sits at the top with the record of 7-0.


Women’s Basketball team only played on Friday night vs the CMU Blazers and this is what the 9th year Head Coach Jaenas Pangilinan had to say “Tough game all around for the team as a whole. No one played well. 4th year Guard Jodene Kowalchuk from Selkirk MB played tough defensively, but statistically we had a very poor showing. 1st year Tate Starkell from Dakota Collegiate got hurt early, playing only 4 minutes so our rotation got messed up” as the Rebels lost by 23 points with the finals score of 75-52. Player of the game was 4th year Guard Jodene Kowalchuk putting up 11 points to go along with her 12 rebounds. Women’s Basketball


Women’s Futsal took on USB Le Rouge on Saturday night as they would go on to lose to the defending champs with the score of 5-2. This is what the 9th year Head Coach Doug Lawrie had to say about the game against the defending champions. “We played the game with only one substitute and gave it a very good effort. It was 2-2 at the half, and we forced their GK to make many brilliant saves, and hit 2 posts. However, the lack of bench depth started talking its toll in the 2nd half and we couldn’t hold off a very strong USB team who had 12 returning players from their previous Soccer and Futsal championship teams. 3rd year Pvt Jessica Gzebb from Miles Macdonell High School scored the first goal (the 2nd being an ‘own goal’). 2nd year GK Abigail Wilson from Portage La Prairie played a very strong game in goal, and 2nd year Wing Kezia Balzer from River East Collegiate was out standing throughout the game.


Men’s Futsal also took on USB Le Rouge on Friday evening. Rebels ended up losing the game by 3 goals, final score being 4-7. Goals coming from 3rd year defence Minh Man Tran from Vietnam scoring 2 goals, 1st year Defence Devin Racicot from St Andrews SK scoring one and 1st year Defence Bailey Mulhall from Dakota Collegiate scoring the 4th goal.


Rebels Volleyball teams hosted ACC Cougars on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.


On Friday night the Men’s team lost 3-0 to the Cougars. The scores for the 3 sets were (9-25, 28-30, 23-25) it was a hard fought game. Rebels had a slow start to the game as the game went on the picked it up, the last two sets could have gone either way but they didn’t work out in favour of the Rebels. 1st year Middle George Trinidad from Manila MB lead the team in Kills and Blocks. On Saturday afternoon the Rebels ended up taking a set over the Cougars while losing 3-1 to them, scores being (21-25, 25-23, 15-25, 20-25) 4th year Middle Zach Knight from Dakota `Collegiate finished with +6 on Saturday!


Women’s Volleyball took on ACC Cougars this past weekend on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Both of the games were filled with high energy and high instantly. On Friday night the Rebels lost 3-2 with all of the sets being super close but unfortunately the scores didn’t work out in Rebels favour, score being (25-15, 19-25, 24-26, 31-29, 10-15) and losing 3-1 on Saturday afternoon with the scores being (14-25, 28-26, 18-25, 13-25). 1st year Outside Hitter Leanne Chlopecki from River East Collegiate lead the team this weekend with a .265 kill efficiency. 2nd year Outside Hitter Darby Coughlin from St. Mary’s Academy lead the team in kills this past week with 22 and 3rd year Outside Hitter Sara Meisner from Moosehorn MB had 21.


Next Rebel games as follows:

  • Rebels Volleyball hosts CMU Blazers on Jan 16th (M) @ 6pm (W) @ 7:30pm
  • Men’s Rebel Basketball Hosts Leach Lake Lakers on Jan 17th @ 8pm
  • Futsal hosts the Blazers on Jan 18th (M) @6:15pm (W) @8pm
  • Rebels Basketball Teams travel down to ND to take on the TMCC on Jan 18th & Jan 19th. Games on the 18th as follows. (W) @ 6pm (M) @8pm. On Jan 19th as follows (W) @ 1pm (M) @ 3pm.

What’s love got to do with it? Getting started on being active

January 4, 2020

For many people exercise presents a special set of challenges. Here’s a realistic guide for getting started and not getting discouraged.

What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to fitness, in the end, love is all that matters. Exercising in public when you’re out of shape can be an emotionally bruising experience. Huffing and puffing to keep up, you feel inadequate and self-conscious, hating every moment you spend on the treadmill or pacing the track maybe you’re trying to tell yourself something.       Read More →

Mark Ridd a star for Rebels men’s basketball team, both on and off the court

December 19, 2019

While shooting hoops at Red River College, Mark Ridd was spotted by the right person and had his RRC life changed.

RRC athletics staff – saw Ridd shooting and, one of who remembered Ridd from competing against him in other leagues got him in contact with Rebels coach Scott Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick and Ridd had a previous relation from Ridd’s days at Oak Park High School, and it didn’t take long before the Electrical Engineering student was convinced to join the Rebels.

It was a perfect match: Ridd helped guide the Rebels to back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2019, along with being named the Rebels MVP and an MCAC All-Conference athlete in 2019, while the Rebels gave Ridd a highly competitive team to play on, a team Ridd said makes him proud. Read More →

Midseason Report: Mens Volleyball Working for a Win

December 18, 2019

By Jake Maurice

Rebels men’s volleyball team still looking for first win of season

Current standing: 0-8, four points out of final playoff spot, would not qualify for playoffs

There’s plenty of volleyball left to play for the Rebels: that’s the most positive thing this team can say about the season so far, but there are signs that plenty of volleyball remaining can change their fortunes. Read More →

Midseason Report: Women’s Basketball Working Hard for Wins

December 17, 2019

Veteran leadership helping guide Rebels women’s basketball team

By Jake Maurice

CURRENT STANDING: 4-1, first in MCAC/NIAC, would be the top seed in playoffs

It’s not often throughout the past few seasons the women’s basketball team has gotten off to a hot start. This year, they decided to change the narrative they’re slow starters by jumping all the way to first in the MCAC at the Christmas break.

2nd year Rebel, Jaira Labelle

However, head coach Jaenas Pangilinan doesn’t want to read too much into their early success. Read More →

A Dominant End to a Dominant Decade

December 11, 2019

Rebels men’s basketball team perfect at midway point

By Jake Maurice

Current Standing: 5-0, first place in MCAC/NIAC standings, would get by to MCAC Finals

The Rebels men’s basketball team has ended off a decade of dominance with a perfect 5-0 start to the season heading into the break.

The Rebels won every MCAC Championship in this decade except in 2017.

It’s a glowing testament to the quality of the men’s basketball program and the quality of the athletes that have donned the Rebels jersey. Read More →

Midseason Report: Women’s Volleyball

December 9, 2019

By Jake Maurice

A look at the Rebels at the halfway point of the Manitoba Collegiate Athletic Conference season

Current Standing: 2-6 win-loss record, 10-19 set record, fifth in MCAC standings, two points out of final playoff spot.

The Rebels women’s volleyball team has had a rocky start to their title defense season as they are in last place of the MCAC standings at the Christmas halfway season break.

Head Coach Dan McGregor and Assistant Coach Savannah Baird

In years past, head coach Dan McGregor said he felt teams underestimated the Rebels, allowing them to get off to hot starts. This year, however, no one is taking the champs lightly.

“Every game is tough, and teams are prepared to play their best against us,” said McGregor. Read More →

Self Support on the Court

December 7, 2019

Rebels Evan Husack not held back by disability

By Jake Maurice


Evan Husack is one of the Rebels men’s volleyball team’s best players, always stretching, jumping, diving, and dipping to set or spike any ball sent into his area of the court, grinding away at every challenge.

Team sports are throwing constant challenges at the competitors, but Husack faces a unique obstacle as an athlete.

“My entire life I’ve been Deaf and faced barriers, however [I] have learned to work through those when they arise,” Husack said over email. Read More →