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Manitoba Bisons

Manitoba Bisons
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University University of Manitoba
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Athletic director Coleen Dufresne
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Football stadium Investors Group Field
Arena Max Bell Centre
Gymnasium Investors Group Athletic Centre
Mascot Billy the Bison
Nickname Bisons
Colours
     Brown       Gold
Website .cagobisons

The Manitoba Bisons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The football team will play their games at Investors Group Field. The soccer team play their home games at the University of Manitoba Soccer Fields while the track and field teams use the University Stadium as their home track. The University has 18 different teams in 10 sports: basketball, curling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, track & field, and volleyball).

Contents

  • Ice hockey 1
    • Men's ice hockey 1.1
      • NHL Alumni 1.1.1
    • Women's ice hockey 1.2
  • Football 2
    • Recent regular-season results 2.1

Ice hockey

Men's ice hockey

The University of Manitoba Junior Hockey Club were a Canadian Junior Hockey Team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.The Bisons won 4 straight Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior ‘A’ Champions, 1922, 1923, 1924, & 1925.

    • Roster: J.A. Wise (Forward), C.E. Williams (Sub Forward), C.S. Doupe (Sub Goal), F. Robertson (Sub Defence), R.E. Moulden (Forward), A.I. Chapman (Defence), Blake Watson (Forward), Murray Murdoch (Captain & Centre), A.T. Puttee (Goal), J. Mitchell (Forward), A. Johnson (Defence), S.B. Field (Secretary/Treasurer), R.L. Bruce (Manager), H. Andrews (President), Hal Moulden (Coach), Walter Robertson (Trainer).

The roster was: Sammy McCallum, Gordon MacKenzie,

  • The 1965 Bisons won the Canadian University Championship.

And also in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL Alumni

Women's ice hockey

Football

Manitoba Bisons
First season 1920
Athletic director Coleen Dufresne
Head coach Brian Dobie
18th year, 73–68–2  (.517)
Other staff Stan Pierre (DC)
Home stadium Investors Group Field
Year built 2013
Stadium capacity 33,422
Stadium surface Turf
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
League CIS
Conference CWUAA (1964 - present)
All-time record 161–198–4 (.449)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 3, (1969, 1970, 2007)
Mitchell Bowl Championships 1, (2007)
Churchill Bowl Championships 3, (1969, 1970, 2001)
Hardy Cups 11, (1923, 1924, 1927, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 2001, 2007, 2014)
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
Colours Brown and Gold

             

Outfitter Reebok
Rivals Saskatchewan Huskies
Website gobisons.ca

The Bisons are one of only three CIS football teams to have won back-to-back Vanier Cup championships, having won in 1969 and 1970. In total, the Bisons have won three Vanier Cup national championships and nine Hardy Trophy conference championships.

In 2007, the Bisons' football team won the Vanier Cup as the national champions in Canadian Interuniversity football, the first for the school in 37 years. Pat Gill, the manager, has been the manager for 40 years and was with the team during the 1969 and 1970 Vanier Cup teams. A big factor in the 2007 Vanier Cup was the injury to running back Matt Henry, who suffered and a broken femur in three places and severe muscle damage. However, in the end, kicker and punter Scott Dixon converted on all but one of his field goals and pinned the Saint Mary's Huskies deep several times. Dixon, in his rookie year, is tied for second all-time for most field goals in a game.

Recent regular-season results

Season Games Won Lost OL Pct % PF PA Standing
2002 8 8 0 0 1.000 271 119 1st in CW
2003 8 3 5 0 0.375 172 249 6th in CW
2004 8 3 5 0 0.375 191 237 5th in CW
2005 8 4 3 1 0.563 228 172 3rd in CW
2006 8 8 0 0 1.000 363 143 1st in CW
2007 8 8 0 0 1.000 206 110 1st in CW
2008 8
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