Sun: Bisons capture Canada West hockey crown
Alanna Sharman picked up two assists and fellow fourth year forward Natasha Kostenko scored the eventual game winner as the top-ranked University of Manitoba Bisons dumped the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-2 Saturday night to capture the Canada West women’s hockey championship at the Wayne Fleming Arena in Winnipeg.
After winning Game 1 1-0 in overtime on Friday, the Bisons swept the best-of-three final 2-0. It marked the third Canada West crown for the Bisons in the program’s 21-year history but the first won on home ice.
“To do it at home finally is so special for this group,” said Bisons head coach and 2017-18 Canada West Coach of the Year Jon Rempel. “It’s been a long time since we have had one, and all the hard work for the last four or five years for this group paid off.”