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Bisons Stay Local in Latest Pair of Hockey Recruits

May 6, 2019 4:22 PM | Sports

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons have added two more local recruits for the men’s 2019-20 hockey season.

The Bisons on Monday announced the commitments of forwards Tony Apetagon and Brian Harris.

Apetagon, 20, comes from Norway House and last played for the Winnipeg Blues in the MJHL. He was a First Team All-Star in the MJHL this season, finishing the season third in the league in scoring with 29 goals and 45 assists in 59 games for the Blues (18 games) and OCN Blizzard (41 games).

Harris, 20, is from Wawanesa, Manitoba and last captained the Swan Valley Stampeders in a season where they made the MJHL Finals. Harris also has experience in the Western Hockey League (WHL), playing a total of 54 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with three goals and an assist.

“Tony is a late bloomer who has tremendous upside to his game,” said Bisons head coach Mike Sirant.

“He is an excellent skater with good puck skills, and is a natural scorer who can score goals in different ways. I am very impressed with Tony’s passion for hockey and how hard he competes in games.”

“Brian is a player who impressed me with his attention to detail in games; he plays the game ‘the right way’ and does whatever it takes to win. He is good at face-offs, finishes checks, is committed to defence and can make plays offensively. Brian’s experience playing in the Western Hockey League will also be an asset to the Bisons.”

— With files from Bison Sports