The women’s hockey team played two rare afternoon home games this past Friday and Saturday against the Regina Cougars. With two blowout wins for the Bisons, they might have to start scheduling more matinee games. Friday’s game was a breeze for the Bisons as they hammered out a 5-1 win. The Bison lead was solidified by the end of the first period when Becca King scored, followed by Kacey Funk with the second goal, and then Kristin Cockerill was the third one to get the puck in Regina’s net. After switching goalies, the Cougars were still unable to stop the Herd as Rachele Bosc scored another goal for the Bisons eight minutes into the second period. Seconds later a goal by Tammy Brade brought the score to 5-0. Regina’s Rianne Wight got her team’s only goal near the end of the third period.
Saturday’s game proved to be just as upsetting for Regina with another 5-1 win for the Bisons. Scoring for the Bisons were Nellie Minshull, Tammy Brade, Caitlin MacDonald, Kristy Majeran and Jordyn Hrehirchuk. Jayme-Lee Green got the only goal for the Cougars.
The next game for the Bison women’s hockey team is against Alberta on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Max Bell arena.
The Bison women’s and men’s volleyball teams each took on the Winnipeg Wesmen this past Wednesday night. This cross-city showdown saw the Bison women’s team defeating the Wesmen 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-19). The Wesmen’s Lauren Sears led the night with 13 kills followed by the Bisons’ Sarah Morrissette with 10 kills. These results have the Bisons ranked in the impressive number two Canada West spot and the Wesmen are ranked eighth.
The Bison women’s volleyball team will play their next games against Saskatchewan on Feb. 12-13 at 6 p.m. at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
The men’s volleyball team was not as fortunate in their match-up against the Wesmen with a score of 3-1 (13-25, 25-21, 25-18, 26-24) in favour of the Wesmen. Fourteen kills were the game-high for both Chris Voth of the Bisons and Andrew Town of the Wesmen. The Bison men’s team is ranked seventh in Canada West while the Wesmen are third.
The Bison men’s volleyball team also play Saskatchewan on Feb. 12-13 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. Their games start at 8 p.m..
Track and Field
The annual Bison Classic took place at the U of M on Saturday as athletes from across Canada competed in track and field events. For the female Bison athletes, highlights include the 60m open where Caley Miskimmin came in first with a time of 7.61 seconds and Lisa Wong was third at 7.78. Theresa Logozar placed second in the high jump (1.60 m) and first in the pole vault (3.65 m) followed by Alex Allen in second with a height of 3.55 m. In the long jump Dana Baker came in first (5.40) and Lisa got another third-place finish (5.27).
For the Bison male athletes, highlights include a second in the 600 m open for Travis Toet with a time of 1:20.03. In the high jump Lucas Rodewald was second (1.95 m) and Tyrone Welchinski followed in third (1.90 m). Rossel Sabourin earned a first in the pole vault competition (4.45 m) and Aaron Beddome came in third (3.45 m). Josh Gundrum claimed two second-place finishes, one in the long jump (6.46 m) and the other in the triple jump (13.92 m). In an impressive first-place finish, Garth Suppes won the 15.91 kg weight throw with a distance of 18.40 m.
The Bison track and field team head out of town Feb. 12-13 for the Iowa State Classic.
The Bison women’s basketball team played two devastating home games against the University of Alberta Pandas. Both games saw Alberta take an early lead that the Bisons just could not catch. Friday’s game ended with a score of 81-54 and Bisons Kait Flett and Mubo Ilelaboye both accumulated 12 points, the team high. Alberta’s team high was 22 points achieved by Georgia Popovici. In Saturday’s game the score was 74-50 in favour of the Pandas. Bison Michele Hynes had the team high of 13 points and the Panda’s team high went to Anneka Bakker with 17 points in that game. These results now leave Manitoba ranked fourth in Canada West, and Alberta is second.
The next game for the Bison women’s basketball team will be played against the Winnipeg Wesmen on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Duckworth Centre.
The men’s basketball team suffered a similar fate to Alberta over the weekend. The Bisons lost both close match-ups. In Friday’s game, the teams were evenly matched in the first two quarters, but the Bisons just couldn’t pull it together for the last two quarters and ended with a score of 72-62. Bison Nathan Dixon had the game-high 20 points followed by the Golden Bears’ Jordan Baker with 18 points. In Saturday’s game the Bisons again suffered at the hands of Alberta with a final score of 80-69. This leaves the Bisons in seventh in Canada West and Alberta is in front of the Herd in the number six spot.
The next game for the Bison men’s basketball team is on Feb. 11 against the Winnipeg Wesmen at 8 p.m. at the Duckworth Centre.