The prospect of a professional soccer league in Canada is very exciting and would definitely be a positive for the country.
From time to time, the CIS is blessed with the presence of international stars in women’s hockey. In 2011, Canadian heroine Hayley Wickenheiser kicked off her CIS career with Calgary, while Russia’s Iya Gavrilova also joined the Dinos three years ago. This season, Venla Hovi joined the University of Manitoba Bisons from Finland.
elow are a few of the highlights from the 2015-16 campaign for each team.
The University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams had opposite seasons, with the men enjoying more success than the women. The men crashed out of the Canada West Final Four while the women failed to qualify for the playoffs, but both teams had positives and the Manitoban outlined some of the best moments this volleyball season – five from each team.
This week, Ryan vented about Canadian players in the NHL and how integral they’ve been on certain Stanley Cup-winning teams, while Mike provided his two cents on what he feels is the main difference between professional media compared to student journalists.
The loss, coupled with a Thompson Rivers victory over the CIS nationals hosting UBC Thunderbirds earlier that same evening, meant that the Bisons’ chances of making it to the big dance were officially eliminated by the end of day one.
After two consecutive upsets in subsequent weeks, the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team saw their dream run come to an unfortunate end in the conference finals this past weekend, falling two games to one on the road against the UBC Thunderbirds.
The Bisons fell in three sets (22-25, 19-25, 22-25) in the semi-finals on Friday against the Saskatchewan Huskies and had to play in the bronze medal game against Alberta to still have a chance at the CIS National Championships. Unfortunately, they were swept 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 14-25) in that game as well.
The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team accomplished a huge feat this past weekend, winning their first playoff series since the 2000-01 season.
The Minnesota native’s dominant display on the ice and experience as a member of the Thrashers-Jets franchise warrants team captaincy. The choice appears a no-brainer. However, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff may want to hold off on the decision.