2019/20 Basketball Schedules Released for MCAC Teams

The 2019/20 basketball season will begin on Friday, November 1 with the Red River College Rebels hosting the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Conquerors from the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC).

Women’s Basketball Schedule | Men’s Basketball Schedule

The 2019/20 basketball season will begin on Friday, November 1 with the Red River College Rebels hosting the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Conquerors from the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC).

Three Teams, Two Conferences

The Canadian Mennonite University Blazers will compete in the NIAC for the fourth straight season while the Providence University College Pilots and Red River College Rebels will be playing in their third seasons with the conference. The three Canadian teams will continue to play for the MCAC Championship in addition to the NIAC Championship.

MCAC Championships

The 2020 MCAC Basketball Championships will be hosted at Red River College this upcoming season with the semifinals beginning on Thursday, February 13 and the finals taking place on Saturday, February 15. Last season, the CMU Blazers won the women’s championship 54-51 over the PUC Pilots and the RRC Rebels won the men’s championship 76-68 against the PUC Pilots.

NIAC Championships

The 2020 NIAC Championships will take place the weekend following the MCAC Championships from February 20-22 with times and location to be determined. The PUC Pilots women’s team will look to defend their NIAC title this season after defeating the Trinity Bible College Lions 73-60 in the 2019 championship.

2020 MCAC Futsal Season Begins January 11 in Brandon

There will be 10 total matches on opening day, including nine in Brandon, MB, and a rematch of last season’s men’s final between the defending champion BU Bobcats and CMU Blazers.

Women’s Futsal Schedule | Men’s Futsal Schedule

The MCAC will begin the 2020 futsal season on Saturday, January 11 with 10 total matches throughout the day including nine in Brandon, Manitoba.

Every Team to Play Opening Day

The Providence Pilots and Canadian Mennonite University Blazers will travel to Brandon opening day to each take on the Assiniboine Community College Cougars and Brandon University Bobcats one after the other. Meanwhile, Université de Sainte-Boniface Les Rouges will host the Red River College Rebels in Winnipeg.

Time Change

Throughout the 2020 futsal regular season, men will step on to the court first with the women’s game following afterward. Most games will take place on Friday nights and Saturdays at either 11:15 AM/1:00 PM, 4:15 PM/6:00 PM, or 6:15 PM/8:00 PM. The playoffs will continue this pattern with different start times.

Championship Rematches

The first game of the 2020 futsal season on Saturday, January 11 at 11:15 AM will also be a rematch of the 2019 MCAC Men’s Futsal Championship between the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers and defending champion Brandon Bobcats. Université de Sainte-Boniface Les Rouges women’s futsal team will have to wait to defend their title against the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers for Friday, January 31 at 8:00 PM.

Brandon University to Host 2020 Championships

The Brandon University Bobcats will host the 2020 MCAC Futsal Championships at their Healthy Living Centre in Brandon, Manitoba on March 7/8. The Final Fours are set for Saturday with the men playing at 12:15 PM/2:00 PM and the women at 3:45 PM/5:00 PM. On Sunday, the men’s final will take place at 1:15 PM and the women’s final at 3:00 PM.

2019/20 MCAC Volleyball Season Set to Begin October 30

The Providence Pilots will visit the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers opening night in a rematch of the 2019 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Women’s Volleyball Schedule | Men’s Volleyball Schedule

The MCAC will begin the 2019/20 volleyball season on Wednesday, October 30 with the Providence Pilots visiting the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in a rematch of the 2019 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Each Team to Play Opening Weekend

After the opening matches between the Pilots and Blazers on Wednesday night, the Pilots will return home to host the Assiniboine Community College Cougars on Friday and Saturday. Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges will host the Blazers on Friday night and the Red River College Rebels on Saturday to round out the opening weekend.

Time Change

Throughout the 2019 volleyball regular season, men will step on to the court first with all night games starting at 6:00 PM with the women following at 7:30 PM. Afternoon start times will be at 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM respectively. The playoffs will continue this pattern with different start times.

Women’s Championship Rematch

After the men’s championship rematch takes place opening night, the women’s championship rematch between the Red River College Rebels and CMU Blazers will go down on the second weekend of the season with the Blazers hosting the Rebels on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM.

Canadian Mennonite University to Host 2019 Championships

The Canadian Mennonite University Blazers will host the 2019 MCAC Volleyball Championships at the Loewen Athletic Centre this season on February 29 and March 1. The men’s and women’s Final Four will take place Saturday with the men playing at 12:00/4:00 PM and the women at 2:00/6:00 PM. The men’s championship is set for 1:00 PM on Sunday with the women’s championship following at 3:00 PM.

Upcoming 2019/2020 Schedule Releases

  • Friday, June 28 at 1:00 PM: Futsal

2019 Soccer Season to Kickoff September 7

Women’s Soccer Schedule | Men’s Soccer Schedule

The MCAC will begin the 2019 soccer season on Saturday, September 7 with the Providence Pilots visiting the men’s and women’s defending champion Canadian Mennonite University Blazers at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex.

Opening Weekend

After the opening matches between the Pilots and Blazers on Saturday, the Pilots will return home to host Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges on Sunday, September 8 to round out opening weekend.

Late Starts

On Saturday, September 14, the Red River College Rebels will host the Assiniboine Community College Cougars for their first matches of the season while the Brandon Bobcats will begin their season hosting Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges.

Time Change

Throughout the 2019 soccer regular season, men will hit the pitch first with all games kicking off at 1:00 PM with the women following at 3:15 PM. The playoffs will continue this pattern with different start times.

Championship Rematch

On Sunday, September 22 the Brandon University Bobcats will look for revenge as they visit last year’s champion Canadian Mennonite University Blazers for the first time this season. The Blazers defeated the Bobcats 2-0 in the 2018 women’s final and 1-0 in the men’s final to sweep last season’s championships.

Providence to Host 2019 Championships

The Providence Pilots will host the 2019 MCAC Soccer Championships at their own Otterburne Complex in Otterburne, Manitoba this season on October 26/27. The men’s and women’s final four are set for Saturday at 12:00 PM and 2:15 PM respectively with the finals taking place on Sunday at the same times.

Upcoming 2019/2020 Schedule Releases

  • Thursday, June 27: Volleyball
  • Friday, June 28: Futsal

Chris Voth Named Head Coach of RRC Rebels Men’s Volleyball Team

Red River College is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Voth as Head Coach of the Rebels Men’s Volleyball team.

“We are very excited to have someone of Chris’s background join the Rebels team.  Chris is well known in the Manitoba volleyball community and his experience as a student athlete and as coach will provide our student-athletes the opportunity to excel on the court and the classroom.”

Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for Red River College.

Chris Voth is starting his first season at Red River College after recently retiring from his professional playing career. As a player he won back to back AAAA high school championships, played 5 years at The University of Manitoba (with his best finish being a CIS bronze), and then trained with the national team full time before crossing the pond to the European realm. 

The first two years was in The Netherlands for Abiant Lycurgus where his team won the North Dutch Cup, Dutch Cup, Super Cup and the league championship. Afterwards he played for Lakkapää Perungan Pojat in Finland, improving from the previous year’s last place finish to 4th place in the league. After playing a year in Czech Republic, Chris went back to Lycurgus to compete in Champions League and eventually retire. 

Chris has coached many different sports at all levels including badminton, squash and volleyball.

Voth had this to say “I’m beyond exciting for my newest chapter to be at Red River College as a Rebel! They’ve always been a competitive team and I’m enthusiastic to work with such great staff and athletes. I’ve always been passionate about trying to give back to the volleyball community within Manitoba and I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to do that. I’m looking forward to passing on all the knowledge I’ve accumulated over my career to the players of the next generation. It’s going to be an awesome year.”