The University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has recruited Ian Duval for the 2009-10 season. Duval, 21, finished last season with the 2009 WHL Champion and 2009 Memorial Cup finalist Kelowna Rockets.
The 6’0”, 180 lbs. forward was also with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen for the 2007-08 season and most of the 2006-07 season.
“This is a big signing for the Bison Hockey program. We expect Ian to have an impact at the Canada West level. He has excellent speed, puck skills and good vision on the ice plus he can score. Having played a key role with the WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets, Ian knows what it takes to be successful and brings a winning attitude to the Bisons,” said head coach Mike Sirant.