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Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau

Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau

Brady Pouteau
Regina Pats defenceman Brady Pouteau (28) fights for control of the puck with WHL Swift Current Broncos defenceman Noah King (7) during first period Memorial Cup action in Regina on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Pouteau has signed with the Manitoba Bisons for the 2019-20 season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The Manitoba Bisons have signed former Regina Pats defenceman Brady Pouteau for the 2019-20 season.

The Oak Bluff native spent his five-year WHL career between the Pats — who originally drafted him — and the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

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Bisons’ Rieder Named 2018-19 First Team All-Canadian

Bisons’ Rieder Named 2018-19 First Team All-Canadian

Erica Rieder
U of M Bisons fifth-year defenceman Erica Rieder (second from left) has been named a 2018-19 First Team All-Canadian. (@UMBISONS / TWITTER)

Manitoba Bisons defenceman Erica Rieder has been named a 2018-19 First Team All-Canadian.

The fifth-year player was given the honour Wednesday at the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Canadian Gala in Prince Edward Island.

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Bisons’ Iizuka Attempting to Become First Female to Play U Sports Football

Bisons’ Iizuka Attempting to Become First Female to Play U Sports Football

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Reina Iizuka
Reina Iizuka (U OF M BISONS)

Reina Iizuka is Canadian university football’s best-kept secret.

The five-foot-seven, 160-pound defensive back is entering her third year at the University of Manitoba, having been a red-shirted player on the Bisons in 2018.

Red-shirted players, who practise but do not dress for games, usually aren’t in the spotlight. However, it’s a different story for the 19-year-old Iizuka, who is believed to be the first woman to appear on a U Sports football roster.

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CONTEST: Win Playoff Tickets to U of M Bisons Hockey

CONTEST: Win Playoff Tickets to U of M Bisons Hockey

Karissa Kirkup - Manitoba Bisons
Bisons’ forward Karissa Kirkup (GOBISONS.CA)

University of Manitoba BisonsThe University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team has secured a playoff spot and ChrisD.ca wants to send you to enjoy some post-season playoff action.

The Herd returns home to Wayne Fleming Arena on February 22 for a two-game set on the Friday and Saturday. If necessary, the Bisons will play a third game on Sunday, February 24. The opponent has yet to be determined.

Enter below to win one of four pairs of tickets to the semi-finals, valid for either of the two games on February 22-23. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. both nights. Good luck!

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University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

T.J. Oshie - Gavin McHale
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) scores on his goaltender Gavin McHale (41) during the warm-up period prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. McHale is a women’s goalie coach at the University of Manitoba and was filling in when Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) was pulled from the game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ian and Val McHale got a call from their son Gavin just hours before the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The excited 31-year-old told his mom to put the phone on speaker so they could hear his news together — he was going to be the emergency backup goaltender for the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

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