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Notebook: CIS CEO resigns

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is in search of a new chief executive officer.

It was announced last week that current CEO Pierre Lafontaine will be leaving CIS effective immediately. Lafontaine has only been on the job since the spring of 2013.

“Pierre has set a new course for CIS,” said Thérèse Quigley, the president of CIS and athletic director at Western University. “His positive relationships with the sport community and government officials have assisted the organization in strengthening our partnerships within the sport system. CIS is in a better position to move forward as a result of these accomplishments, and we are grateful to Pierre for his meaningful contributions.”

Highlights of Lafontaine’s tenure include the creation of a new strategic plan and broadcast partnership with Sportsnet.

CIS will begin the search for a new CEO immediately.


Women’s volleyball wins

The Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team is on a three-game winning streak. UNB defeated the Université de Moncton and Acadia University in straight sets this past weekend to extend their streak.

On Friday in Moncton, Victoria Eadle posted 30 attacks while Paige Nelmes had 10 digs in the 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-16) UNB victory.

On Saturday at Acadia, Eadle had 32 attacks and Vanja Mitrovic 30 in the 3-0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-19) V-Reds win.

UNB, 8-5 on the season, travels to Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie this weekend. They play their final game of the regular season on Feb. 7 at the Currie Center against Cape Breton.


Men’s team plays final games

The Varsity Reds men’s volleyball team plays their final games of the regular season this Friday and Saturday at Dalhousie University against the Tigers.

The V-Reds sit second in the three-team men’s circuit with an 8-7 record. They’re winless against the Tigers this season having lost 3-1 and 3-0 to their rivals at the Currie Center in November.


Reindl named Canada Games coach

Jason Reindl, the head coach of the Varsity Reds track and field teams, has been named the head coach of Team New Brunswick for the 2017 Canada Games.

“Jason brings an incredible passion for our sport,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, technical director for Athletics New Brunswick. “We are coming off our best ever Canada Games in 2013 and we are sure with Jason’s leadership our 2017 [team] has potential to do even better.”

The 2017 Canada Games, the 50th anniversary of the Games, will be held July 28 ro Aug. 13, 2017 in Winnipeg.


Final Battle of the Hill

The final Battle of the Hill of the 2014-15 men’s hockey season will take place this Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Aitken Centre. The Varsity Reds are 3-0 against the STU Tommies this season, outscoring their cross-campus rivals 19-10.

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