Former Bison Blair Macaulay Signs with ECHL

U of M Bison men's hockey forward Blair Macaulay (right) was selected as one of two 2011-12 CIS Second Team All-Canadians along with teammate Jeremy Schappert. Also pictured is Bisons head coach Mike Sirant. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Former U of M Bison men’s hockey forward Blair Macaulay (right) and Bisons head coach Mike Sirant. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Former Manitoba Bison hockey forward Blair Macaulay has signed with the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

The two-time Canada West men’s hockey MVP played four seasons with the Bisons before joining the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate team for the 2013-14 season.

The 25-year-old will also have some familiar company on the team with his younger brother, Scott, signing on as a defenceman.

“Talking to (head coach) Troy (Mann) and seeing his interest in me was the biggest factor in me coming to Bakersfield,” Macaulay said. “He understood the type of player I am and what I can bring to the ice. My brother also said it was a good town and a good place to play. It’s my first-year pro and I hope to contribute as much as possible.”

Macaulay led the Bisons in scoring the past three seasons and accumulated 118 points (56 goals, 62 assists) in 112 conference regular season games during his four-year career.