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.
Bison women’s hockey
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.
After a rookie season where the Bisons goalie from Langdon, Alta. suited up in just four games as backup to Lauren Taraschuk, the 2019-20 season will be Fargey’s time to shine.
With a pair of national championship appearances in the rear-view, the Bisons welcomed the 2019-20 season with fresh new faces and a two-game sweep at the hand of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
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.
After a short stint playing professionally overseas, a veteran Bison is coming home to the Prairies.