Fresh off a bronze medal win for Team Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the University of Manitoba hockey forward returned to her local rink and helped propel the team to a national championship win.
WINNIPEG — It’s never happened before, but on Sunday, the Manitoba Bisons slid into the history books. The women’s hockey team hoisted a national championship trophy for the first time in the program’s 21-year history.
Twenty-four hours later, the feeling is still sinking in.
WINNIPEG – The No. 1 University of Manitoba Bisons were crowned the champions of Canada West for the third time in the history of the program after a 5-2 win over the No. 8 University of Saskatchewan Huskies in game two of the Canada West Finals of women’s hockey on Saturday night in front of a nearly sold-out crowd of 860 at Wayne Fleming Arena in Winnipeg.
“To do it at home finally is so special for this group. It’s been a long time since we have had one, and all the hard work for the last 4 or 5 years for this group paid off,” said Bisons Head Coach and Canada West Coach of the year Jon Rempel after the win.
WINNIPEG — After a thrilling quadruple overtime and tiring seven periods of hockey last Sunday, the Manitoba Bison women’s hockey squad isn’t letting up when they head into the Canada West Final this weekend.
The No. 1-ranked Herd host a best-of-three playoff series Friday and Saturday against their prairie rivals the Saskatchewan Huskies.
WINNIPEG – The No. 1 University of Manitoba Bisons are going to the Canada West women’s hockey conference finals after Jordyn Zacharias scored in quadruple overtime, ending the semi-final series against the No. 2 University of Alberta Pandas 1-0 on Sunday night (Feb. 25) at Wayne Fleming Arena. This was the second longest game in Canada West history.
Venla Hovi fed Zacharias a slap pass with six-and-a-half minutes left in 4OT, and the puck soared into the back of the net.