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Class of 2013 Begins for CMU Men’s Soccer

ben 003The CMU men’s soccer team is very happy to announce the commitment of Hapnot Collegiate’s Ben Wride for the 2013 soccer season. The 6’2 forward featured with the Premier U-17 Hanover Lions and took the opportunity to play several senior men’s matches  for Hanover Strikers of the Manitoba Major Soccer League last summer.

“We are very happy to have Ben entering the team,” says head coach Russell Willms, “He possesses a cleverness in his play and has a very coachable attitude. You know something exciting is going to happen when Ben is on the ball and I expect that he will add creativity and flare when we go forward.”

Ben’s ability is a testament to his passion for soccer and the commitment of his family to support his sporting goals.  The highway from Flin Flon to Winnipeg is roughly an 8-hour commute – a drive that has become a regular part of a Wride-family weekend as Ben has sought opportunity to play and train at the highest-level he can in his sport.

“Ben is one of a number of excellent rural players that we have been able to connect with recently at CMU,” adds Willms, who hopes to grow the number of rural Manitoban’s in the CMU soccer program next season grow from it’s current number of 3 that come from communities outside Winnipeg.

The CMU men’s soccer team will also be traveling this weekend when they compete in the Championship Round of the 2013 Copa de la Paz at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. The Blazers enter as the top-seed and are scheduled to kick-off with the host Freemen in the first-leg of an aggregate-scored semi-final, Friday evening at 6 pm.




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