Nic Demski wins CIS weekly award for Week 1.
Tailback/kick returner Nic Demski was named the CIS Special Teams Football Athlete of the week for the first week of the CIS football season. Demski was electric for the Bisons in their week one road win over the #7 UBC Thunderbirds. His 96-yard punt return touchdown early in the third quarter was a key play that helped to lead the unranked Bisons past their ranked opponent.
Bison win first CIS soccer match against Wesmen
Rookie Kaylan Strang netted the lone goal in a 1-0 road victory over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in the Bisons’ first game of the season. Hadyn Sloane-Seale won his first game as head coach for the Bison program, as goaltender Chloe Werle made five saves for the shutout.
Eighth-seeded Huskies, weather no match for 2-0 Bisons
Playing into a strong wind, the #10 Bisons scored a late fourth quarter touchdown that clinched victory 31-28 in a wild game against the University of Saskatchewan. Up until Nic Demski caught a six-yard touchdown pass with two minutes remaining, no team had scored more than a rouge when playing into a strong wind that gusted up to 60 km/h. Demski’s touchdown gave the Bisons their second lead of the game, which they would not relinquish. With the win, the Bisons sit tied atop the Canada West standings with the Calgary Dinos – the only other undefeated team in the conference.
The Dinos and Bisons will tangle Sept. 14 at 1p.m. at University Stadium for the annual Bison Homecoming game.
Bisons rout CIS newcomers in home opener
In Bison soccer’s second game of the 2012 season, they pulled no punches as they beat the University of Northern British Columbia (playing in just their second game since joining the Canada West CIS conference) 11-0. Dena Yaghi scored the game-winning goal—her first of three on the day—in the twelfth minute, as the Bisons ran out to a 4-0 lead in the first half. The scoring continued in the second half, as three Bison players finished the game with three goals. At 2-0, the Bisons sit atop the Canada West standings, as they prepare to play in Regina on Sept. 18 and at Saskatchewan on Sept. 19.