Pushing for playoffs
Bison men's basketball and hockey battling for post-season play
The University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team play their final regular season home games on Feb. 10-11.
The herd takes on the Mount Royal Cougars at Investors Group Athletic Centre.
The Bison men are are 10-and-8 on the season. They’re ranked seventh place in the Canada West conference heading into the weekend games.
The men play at 8pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday.
The Bison women, 3-and-15, play at 6pm Friday and 4pm on Saturday.
On The Ice…and in the salon
The Bison men’s hockey team wrap up their regular season home games at Wayne Fleming Arena.
The day prior to their games, players Brett Stovin and Jonah Wasylak will be in Crave Salon (lower level, UMSU University Centre) to cut their hair for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The pair has been growing their hair all season. Their mission is to create awareness throughout the University of Manitoba student population as well as the other residents of the province of Manitoba that cancer is something families deal with 365 days a year.
They’ve currently raised almost $3000 since the start of the season.
On the ice, the herd takes on the Alberta Golden Bears February 10 and 11. Both games start at 7pm.
The Bison men sit fifth in the Canada West standings, three points ahead of Lethbridge.
Last weekend, the Bison track & field team picked up their third consecutive Bison Classic title. The Classic is the only event hosted at home every year.
The Bisons lace up and head to South Dakota State University as they prepare for the Canada West Championships February 25 & 26 in Regina and the U SPORTS National Championship March 9-11.
Notes from the weekend:
Rebekah Eckert – women triple jump
1st with jump of 11.85m
Emily Blackner – women pole vault 1st in a jump of 3.63m
Tayo Babalola – women 300m
1st in a time of 39.93
Adam Gundrum – men pole vault
1st with jump of 4.10m
Simon Berube – men 1000m
1st in a time of 2:30.41
Alhaji Mansaray – men high jump
1st with a jump of 2.10m
For more information about medal winners, visit gobisons.ca.
Bisons in Kazakhstan
At the 2017 Winter Universiade (World University Games) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Bison women’s hockey third year forward Alanna Sharman and third year defenceman Erica Rieder finished with a silver medal after a 4-1 final loss to Russia in the gold medal game on Monday, February 6.
Sharman, 21, accumulated eight points (one goal, seven assists) during the five Winter Universiade games (she had three multi-point games). The Winnipeg native also registered 15 shots and +7 plus/minus rating in the five games. Rieder, 20, added two points (1g, 1a) while producing seven shots and a +9 rating during the five contests.
Sharman and Rieder are the fifth and sixth Manitoba Bisons player to play for Team Canada women’s hockey at the Universiade.