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Bisons’ Hockey Inks Three Recruits for 2016-17

April 22, 2016 12:21 PM | Sports

University of Manitoba BisonsThe University of Manitoba Bisons have recruited a trio of players for the upcoming 2016-17 men’s hockey season.

The Bisons welcomed forwards Quintin Lisoway, Kamerin Nault and Nick Zajac to the program on Friday.

“These are very important signings that will help the Bisons take the next steps towards a championship season,” said Bisons head coach Mike Sirant.

“Nick, Kamerin, and Quintin are outstanding two-way players that will bring offensive skill combined with a very high compete level, grit and solid defensive play to the Bisons.”

Lisoway, 20, has had a stellar career in the junior leagues, including stints with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior hockey League, and most recently the Steinbach Pistons.

The 5’10”, 190 lbs. forward split time in two leagues last season, registering three points (one goal, two assists) in 20 games with the Acadie-Bathurst and then with Steinbach was a point-a-game player with 33 points (18g, 15a) in 27 games.

Nault, 20, played the last four seasons (2012-16) with the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL). In 2015-16, the 6’1”, 185 lbs. forward posted his best MJHL stats as he accumulated 76 points (37g, 39a) in 54 regular season games while adding seven points (3g, 4a) in 10 playoff games in the 2016 MJHL post-season.

Zajac, 21, played the last five seasons (2011-16) with the Saskatoon Blades (WHL). In 2015-16, the 5’10”, 180 lbs. forward notched his best stat season in the WHL with 52 points (20g, 32a) with 91 penalty minutes (PIM) in 72 regular season games.