With a 38-24-1 record at the time the WHL went on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Ice had locked up a playoff spot for the first time since 2014-15, when the club was still in Cranbrook, B.C. as the Kootenay Ice.
Both entered the tournament with exceptional careers behind them and had plenty of reasons to be excited. Instead, with an 11th-hour cancellation the night before the pair was slated to square off at Investors Group Athletic Centre, the two were left disappointed.
In its first game at nationals, the club gained its first win and advanced to the U Sports national women’s hockey championship semifinals.
Hours after Bison Sports announced that the 2020 U Sports men’s volleyball national championship would go on as scheduled — though without fans in attendance — U Sports itself convened an emergency meeting.
It was a quiet and intimate affair. Perfect for the man at the centre of it all, Bisons men’s volleyball head coach Garth Pischke.
For Bisons Sports sports information and digital media co-ordinator John Gaudes, it’s been a marathon that’s felt like a sprint.
The CDL is a masterclass in the future of sport. While the structure underneath, everything built on top of that structure is fresh and new.
Now back home, skip Mackenzie Zacharias, second Emily Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess and lead Lauren Lenentine, are all back at the U of M resuming studies and able to reflect on the experience.
All that glitters is gold, especially for Kelsey Wog of the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s swimming team. The Winnipeg-born swimmer brought home a haul…
After a historic season, the Bisons looked poised to challenge for a national championship. Instead, the club made it as far as the Canada West playoff semifinals and came home heartbroken.