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Bisons Hockey Advances to Host Mount Royal in Playoffs

February 18, 2014 7:54 AM | Sports


University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team clinched fourth place over the long weekend to advance to hosting Mount Royal later this week.

The Bisons (12-12-4) finished the regular Canada West season after a 2-0 shutout win over the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday.

Manitoba now hosts one of the two 2014 Canada quarterfinal best-of-three playoff series at Wayne Fleming Arena against the Mount Royal Cougars from February 21-23.

Last season in the conference playoffs, the Bisons swept Regina 2-0 at home in the quarterfinal best-of-three series and then lost 2-1 in semifinal best-of-three series at Saskatchewan.

Game 1 is Friday at 7 p.m., following by Saturday at 7 p.m. Should the teams split the series, a third game will be played Sunday at 3 p.m.

— Staff


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