The University of Manitoba Bisons took to the pool this past weekend for the 2021 Canada West swimming championships. The event headlined a three-day meet with races staggered throughout the weekend. The Bisons were well represented all three days by swimmers in the men’s and the women’s categories.
The University of Manitoba Bisons football team faced off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the Hardy Cup final on Saturday, losing 17-45 to the Huskies in a disappointing ending to an otherwise successful season for the Bisons.
The Bisons basketball teams each played a two-game series at home against the University of Regina Cougars Nov. 12 and 13. The women’s team lost both games and the men’s team finished 1-1 on the weekend.
In 2018, the Mississauga, Ont. native became the first female athlete ever to be named to a U-Sports football roster when she was named to the University of Manitoba Bisons football team, a monumental moment for sports in Canada. For Iizuka, attending the U of M was a choice made easy after meeting Bison head coach Brian Dobie.
The U of M Bisons men’s and women’s cross-country team participated in the Canada West championship this weekend. Individually the five athletes each finished with respectable times but were not able to come away with any team banners due to their low numbers.
The U of M Bisons men’s hockey team has had a very tough start to the 2021-22 season. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies were in town this weekend and the herd lost both games, 4-3 in the first and 4-0 the next day.