Bison men’s hockey


University of Manitoba Bisons should take penalty killing cue from Canada West opponents

Currently last in the conference, just behind the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, at 66.7 per cent, the Bisons have given up 13 goals on 39 short-handed situations. This does not need to be the case, as the herd has all the tools necessary for a strong penalty-kill, preventing goals against and turning the tide in games. It all comes down to how the kill is deployed.






New chapter, new page for Bisons

From teams trying to regain former glory to others trying to stave off a fall from grace, there are more than a few stories to watch from the Bisons this year.


Getting ready for opening day

At a press conference May 9, Winnipeg Ice president and general manager Matt Cockell announced $1.2 million in capital for renovations to the aging rink. The work will bring Wayne Fleming Arena up to WHL standards ahead of the inaugural Winnipeg Ice season.


From the herd to the pack

Now, as hockey across the globe transitions to a speed- and skill-based game, the Bisons need to change with it. For inspiration, Sirant and company need only look west across the provincial border.