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Bisons Sign Two Former Wheat Kings, Blues Player

June 3, 2014 3:12 PM | Sports

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey team has recruited two players from the Brandon Wheat Kings and another from the Winnipeg Blues.

The WHL’s Rene Hunter and Chad Robinson will suit up for the Bisons in the fall, along with Joel Schreyer of the Blues when the 2014-15 season gets underway.

“Their intelligence, skating and puck skills and grit will make them outstanding players at the CIS level plus their style of play fits the Bison identity of a hardworking, physical team that combines solid defensive play with an up tempo, direct offensive attack,” said head coach Mike Sirant.

Hunter is a 20-year-old defenceman who played all four years with the Wheat Kings, finishing last season with 34 points (four goals, 30 assists) with 70 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games while adding two assists in nine playoff matches.

Robinson, 21 is a forward also from the Wheat Kings who played two seasons with the Red Deer Rebels. He had 32 points (7g, 25a) with 31 PIM in 72 regular season games with two goals in nine playoff games in 2013-14.

Schreyer, 18, played the last three seasons MJHL’s 2013-14 champion Blues. He was the team’s third leading scorer with 42 points (20g, 22a) with 75 PIM in 60 regular season games plus added six points (2g, 4a) in 16 playoff games last season.