Steve Christie Rejoins Bisons as Coach

Steve Christie Rejoins Bisons as Coach

By Brian Schultz

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Former Bison Steve Christie (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has added former goalie Steve Christie to their coaching staff.

The 28-year-old comes back to Manitoba as a coach after a successful CIS career by completing five seasons with the Bisons and earned a major accolade being named as the inaugural CIS men’s hockey goaltender of the year honours in the 2009-10 season.

“To see what this program has accomplished over the past recent years is a real reflection of the quality of players and coaches U of Manitoba produces every year,” Christie said. “The program is respected nationally and players want to be apart of that. It was an easy decision when coach (Mike) Sirant asked me to join the coaching staff.”

The Bisons have also recruited defenceman Luke Paulsen for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

Paulsen, 20, played the 2012-13 season with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Winnipeg Blues. The 6’0”, 172 lbs. forward accumulated 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 19 regular season games with the Blues.