After an embarrassing start to the 2013 Canada West season, the Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team will attempt to turn things around this weekend.
The Bisons (0-2) were demolished by the Alberta Golden Bears in two consecutive shutouts in front of a home crowd at Wayne Fleming Arena. Following the 5-0 and 4-0 losses last Friday and Saturday, respectively, the Bisons travelled to Grand Forks, ND on Sunday to play UND in an exhibition matchup, but came back after being handed a 3-0 loss.
The Herd welcomes the Saskatchewan Huskies (1-1) for a pair of games tonight and Saturday.
“We do have the character and we’ll get better,” head coach Mike Sirant said earlier this week. “It’s a process here… it’s early in the season. So we know the level we need to get to and we’ll get there. Saskatchewan is a very good team, but we’re confident that we can get things back on track Friday.”
Puck drop is 7 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. on Saturday at Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. Tickets are available at the door.