Bisons, Huskies Reigniting Prairie Football Rivalry

In their second-last game of the season, the Manitoba Bisons football team has a crucial matchup ahead of them tonight.

Second place implications are on the line as the Bisons (3-3) travel to Saskatoon to face the No. 7-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies on their home turf. The Huskies (4-2) have already landed a playoff spot in the post-season, while the Herd is tied for third with UBC with six points.

The two rival teams will have met twice this season, when Manitoba lost 36-34 at home on September 7.

“I really do think, at this point, it’s game of the year in Canada West,” Bisons head coach Brian Dobie said, noting that a home field advantage for the Brown and Gold would be ideal for a playoff game if they win in Saskatoon. “The opportunity to host a playoff game at Investors Group Field would be a tremendous advantage.”

Kickoff is 8 p.m. CT at Griffiths Stadium. The game will be available via a live webcast at CanadaWest.tv.

Bisons hockey and soccer

  • The U of M Bison women’s hockey team hosts their first 2013-14 home game tonight when they meet the Mount Royal Cougars (1-3-0). Puck drop is 7 p.m. at Wayne Fleming Arena, with a second game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Bison women’s soccer team hosts the Victoria Vikes (8-2-0) tonight at 6 p.m. and the Fraser Valley Cascades (3-4-3) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at the University of Manitoba Turf Fields– West Field (Fort Garry campus). Playoff implications are on the line as the Bisons host their final two conference games of the season.

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