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Bisons’ Hockey, Volleyball Set for Playoff Weekend

February 17, 2011 7:30 AM | Sports

It’s a big weekend for the Manitoba Bisons, as several teams have made it to the post season and will vie for a chance at going to the nationals.

First up is the women’s hockey team, who will have home ice advantage when they take on multi-Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser and the Calgary Dinos. The two teams will go at it in a best-of-three playoff series at Max Bell Arena on Friday, Saturday, and if necessary, on Sunday.

The Bisons go into the semi-final ranked sixth, with the Dinos trailing close behind in seventh place. However, one thing is clear — the Bisons have Wickenheiser in their sights and will do everything they can to stop her.


Next door at the Investors Group Athletic Centre, the Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team will meet the Brandon Bobcats in a two-game, possibly three, weekend series.

The Bisons have dropped the last six games this season after a strong start and will look to pick things up again and make the best of their young roster. The Bobcats are more experienced with a lineup of fifth-year players at their disposal.

It will be the first time Manitoba meets Brandon in the Canada West playoffs, finishing in fourth place with an 11-7 record, while the Bobcats hold a 10-6 standing.


The Bisons’ hockey and volleyball teams both begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and if need be, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 20.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 (adults) and $5 (students/seniors) or you can win them below.


Win a pack of four tickets to this weekend’s action at the U of M. We’ve giving away four tickets to Bison women’s hockey vs. Calgary at Max Bell Arena and four tickets to men’s volleyball vs. Brandon at Investors Group Athletic Centre.

Fill out the form below and we’ll make the draw on Friday. Tickets will be valid for either Friday or Saturday’s games. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. tonight.