With playoffs out of reach, the U of M Bisons women’s hockey team looked to make a statement in its season finale against the University of Alberta Pandas.
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With 10 first-year players on the roster, the team has an exciting future to look forward to past the struggles of the current season.
The stretch run is here and the U of M Bisons women’s hockey team is trying to keep pace. The Bisons hosted the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds for an all-important two-game set over the weekend.
All season the argument has been the U of M Bisons women’s hockey team is doing all the things it needs to do right but is just not getting the bounces. However, against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds there was room for improvement.
The U of M Bisons women’s hockey team picked one of the best ways to remind the rest of Canada West that it is still here.
Some teams won big while others turned around rough starts to 2019, but all had performances of note.
Losers of eight of its last nine games, the U of M Bisons women’s hockey team did its best John Wick impression over the weekend, telling the rest of Canada West, “Yeah, I’m thinking I’m back.”
Yet, with 17 goals through 15 games, the club is on pace for 29 on the season. This would put the Bisons last among teams in the conference last season.
Such was the case on the weekend, as after its fifth straight goalless loss Friday, the U of M Bisons women’s hockey team found the back of the net Saturday to halt the losing skid at six.
In a battle for second last in the conference, the herd hosted the University of Regina Cougars for a two-game set. Manitoba failed to score in either contest and was swept at home.With the loss, Manitoba — losers of five straight — now sits last in the conference with seven points through 10 games.